Sabbath 3 June, 2017 is the seventh Sabbath after Wave Offering Sunday, making Sunday 4 June, 2017 the Feast of Shavuot called First Fruits or Pentecost. For the latest on Pentecost and the Spring Festivals please see our Doctrinal Studies at this link. For additional older studies on Pentecost and the Spring Festivals please visit this link.
The meaning of this Feast of First Fruits is even greater than the beginning of an official but extremely small New Covenant brotherhood.
On the Feast of First Fruits the Mosaic Kingdom of God was established at Mount Sinai and almost 1,500 years later on the same Feast the New Covenant officially began with the pouring out of God’s Spirit on a small group of people assembled to keep this Feast. On that Feast in 31 A.D. Peter quoted Joel 2:28 which is about the pouring out of God’s Spirit on all people – not just a select few – after the coming of Christ; thereby establishing the Kingdom of God over all the earth.
True, 1,000 years later Satan will be released for a short time but he will then be judged and removed forever. For an explanation of this subject please see the article to be posted at the School of Biblical Studies site at the Fall Festivals Doctrinal Studies category on June 2, just before this Feast of Pentecost.
It is reported that Donald Trump will announce his initiative for a Middle East peace process within the next month. At the same time Britain has gone to its highest security alert ahead of a final push against the Islamic State and Trump has established an alliance against Iran.
It now appears that there will be a regional Mideast war in the coming months followed by a genuine dialogue for peace as I have warned for the past nine years would be coming. Once victory has been achieved and a genuine dialogue for peace has ensued producing a Mideast peace deal the tribulation will be at the door.
When the man of sin is set up in the Vatican he will go to the Holy Place in about 75 days and the tribulation will immediately begin with the occupation of Jerusalem progressing to the fall of Judea (Mat 24:15) and the collapse of Israelite nations around the world. Please download our free Bible Prophecy book at this link, for extensive information on the next few years.
We are now at the end of the six thousand years allotted to Satan to deceive men, and this peace initiative means that peace and safety (1 Thess 5:3) could come and the great tribulation could very easily begin near the end of 2018 or a year or two thereafter.
The establishment of the New Covenant Kingdom of God over all the earth, with the pouring out of God’s Holy Spirit on ALL flesh is now only a very few years ahead. As we see that day approaching quickly and very soon now, let us rejoice on God’s Feast of First Fruits over the end of Satan’s deception and the conversion of all humanity!
Because the Holy Spirit is so associated with Pentecost, for the past few weeks I have been working very hard on a series about the Holy Spirit at the Biblical Studies site.
These extensive Holy Spirit studies were written by Constance two years ago and I have rewritten and updated them for this series, hence you will see Constance with me as authors.
Beginning on Sabbath June 3, I will be posting completely updated articles through the book of Acts.
These Holy Spirit and the Acts studies along with the Spring Festivals studies on Pentecost are my Pentecost articles for this year.
Years ago I began to post my personal studies through the Bible, and over time realized the need to upgrade the studies in content, format and presentation. Recently I understood that the chapter by chapter daily studies needed to be accompanied by organized doctrinal studies and as I did so I realized that the site was becoming an excellent School of Biblical Studies and reorganized our sites.
I wanted to say that I did not plan this at all, things just worked out that way, guided I believe by the hand of God; so that at the crisis at the close of Satan’s age; there would be a place for the brethren to find sound doctrine.
While the Studies site is still being worked on, it will not be long before it carries substantial doctrinal studies as well as up to date studies through the scriptures.
For the Feast of Pentecost please remember the amount of hard work and spiritual meat being presented for the brethren and consider sending an offering to support this work of God.