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SCRIPTURES TO PRAY
As a church, we've been praying and meditating on Isaiah 62.
For more resources on how to pray this scripture and intercede for our Hebrew brothers and sisters in Christ, please visit isaiah62fast.com. They have many pdfs with pre-written prayers that you can say out loud, as well as scriptures to meditate on.
SCRIPTURES TO MEDITATE
Below are a few scriptures Pastor Stovall and our community shared during our prayer times leading up to Shavuot.
Isaiah 62, 63
Psalm 23, 24, 25, 26, 110, 130-133
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Counting the Sheaves to Shavuot
As we continue learning more about the appointed times of the Bible, we’ve received many of your questions asking for the meaning behind the times.
Did you know we’re in a very special 49-day countdown that starts the day after Passover and runs through the day before Pentecost (also known as “Shavuot”)?
This special countdown is called Sefirat Ha-Omer (or “Counting the Sheaves (Omer)“).
We hope you’re taking the time to recognize this particular time from 4/7/23 (Nisan 16 in the Hebrew calendar) through sundown on 5/24/23 (Sivan 5 in the Hebrew calendar). On the Gregorian calendar, Pentecost will be observed on Sunday, 5/28/23 this year.
For believers of Jesus, Shavuot/Pentecost holds special significance because it culminates in the remembrance of when the Torah was given at Sinai AND when the Holy Spirit was given to Jesus’s disciples! Wow! What a blessing to be able to hyperlink the Old Testament to the New Testament and to celebrate the historical significance of these times in our modern era!
Just imagine the Israelites gathering their first harvests of the season, rejoicing, and offering their best to God in honor of His blessings. What a sight this would be! And in today's times (even though most of us aren't farmers), we still want to thank and honor God for the first of a great harvest season that He's bringing us into!
So during this time, as a church, we are going to present our annual tithe declarations to the Lord, on Shavuot, in addition to a special offering (whatever the Lord puts on your heart.) Download the sheet below to help you calculate your annual tithe (what you expect to give for the year) and record your Shavuot offering (what you will give on Shavuot). Once filled out, bring it to Sunday Service, or email it to us if you can not attend in person.
All of this is to demonstrate Malachi Chapter 3. We are using these sheets to build a 'Book of Remembrance, like the one described in Malachi 3:16, that will be filled with the church's declarations so that we can test Him in His promise to bless us:
"Bring the whole tithe to the storehouse, so that there will be food in my house, and test me please in this,” says Yahweh of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour forth for you an overflowing blessing." - Malachi 3:10 LEB
Please pray about this particular offering and what God is leading you to give. We're excited to join in agreement for an opportunity to give thanks for God's many blessings to come.