The Wave Sheaf Offering & Shav’uot
by Rav Sha'ul
counting of the days to Shavuot is intended to
remind us of the physical shadow and the spiritual truth:
Physical shadow picture
- The children of Israel released from bondage on The
Passover, left the bondage of Egypt on the first day of The
Feast of Unleavened Bread, crossed the Red Sea where the
nation of Israel was Mikveh’d through water on The Feast of
Unleavened Bread, and then “counted the Omar” or 7 weeks as
they traveled to Mount Sinai and received The Torah written
in stone on Shav’uot.
– The children of Yahuah released from the bondage of sin on
The Passover, left a life of sin on the first day of The
Feast of Unleavened Bread, inspect our lives for sin as we
crossed over to a new and living way (through Mikveh) during
The Feast of Unleavened Bread, and received The Torah
written on our hearts on Shav’uot when the Spirit of
Holiness was sent to fulfill Jeremiah Chapter 31.
During Shavuot we read Exodus 19:1 thru 20:23; Numbers
28:26-31; Ezekiel 1:1-28, 3:12. (Also, see Acts 2, John
14:15-18, Ephesians 2:11-22).
was on Shav’uot that Yahuah fulfilled His promise to “write
the law on our hearts” and The Yahushaic Covenant began as
Yahuah fulfilled Jeremiah Chapter 31.
When to wave the sheaf offering?
Again this is another endless debate, I have read compelling
arguments that teach:
First Fruits is on the 16th
of Abib the day after the first day of The Feast of
Tradition says the Feast of First
Fruits begins the first day after the first weekly Sabbath
after the first day of Unleavened Bread.
Sabbatarian.com (Dan Love) claims it is
a totally separate Feast from Passover/UB and you begin the
count the first day after the first Sabbath after the
of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
The problem is, scripture is not very clear on any of it.
Here is my personal conclusion on the matter between
me and my Father. Yahusha came to fulfill the Spring
Feasts. In doing so here is how he fulfilled them:
Tuesday end of
the 13th at evening when the 14th of Abib was beginning
(beginning of Passover preparation day) Yahusha celebrated
the Chagigah (remembrance meal) with his disciples.
During the day on the 14th, Yahusha gave his life as a
living sacrifice offering himself as the Passover Lamb
providing us all access to the altar of Yahuah
evening at the close of the 14, beginning of the 15th of
Abib the Jews went home to eat the Passover lamb on the
first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Night one in the grave
day 1 night two in the grave
day 2 night 3 in the grave
Saturday/Sabbath - day 3 in the grave (3 full days/nights)
Yahusha is resurrected at the end of the day before sunset
fulfilling his own prophetic words and the Sign of Jonah.
Sunday (first day after the first weekly Sabbath
after the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread) - Mary goes to the tomb and encounters the resurrected Messiah.
Yahusha tells her not to cling on to him at that time
because he has "yet to present himself to his Father" as the
first fruit of the resurrection i.e. fulfillment of the
Feast of First Fruits.
According to this sequence of events
above, Yahusha through his fulfillment his prophecy to be in
the grave 3 days/nights per the sign of Jonah.
This confirms the tradition of waving the sheaf the
first day after the first Sabbath after the first day of The
Feast of Unleavened Bread; the rehearsal that The Jews had
been rehearsing all along.
So I see no reason to “change it”.
Any other attempt to change that tradition seems to nullify
the actual fulfillment demonstrated by Yahusha in fulfilling
the Spring Festivals of Yahuah.
Therefore, I am going to "follow in the footsteps of
Yahusha" who in my opinion settled this ongoing debate.
The Wave Sheaf Offering
The Wav Sheaf Offering begins the Feast of First Fruits which lasts 50
days ending in Shav’uot.
Leviticus 23:10-17 (Wave Sheaf Offering and First Fruits)
10 Speak to the children of Israel (all
the sons of Yahuah),
and tell them, When you are come into the land which I give
to you (The Coming Kingdom of YHVH on Earth), and shall reap the (human) harvest of it, then you shall bring the
sheaf of the First-Fruits (Chosen
Few) of your (human
Spring) harvest to the priest (High Priest is now Yahusha): 11 and he shall wave the sheaf of wheat (present them as a pure harvest) before Yahuah, to be accepted for you: on the next day after the (weekly)
Sabbath (that occurs
after the first day of The Feast of Unleavened Bread)
the (High) priest shall wave it (after dawn on the 1st day of the week
new Feast of First Fruits begins lasting 50 days ending on
Leviticus 23:12 (The Feast of Firstfruits/Weeks)
12 In the day when you wave the sheaf (of
symbolic Firstfruits Wheat),
you shall offer a he-lamb without blemish (offering
our own bodies as living sacrificial lambs without spot or
blemish after Mikveh) a year old for a burnt offering to Yahuah.
13 The meal-offering of it shall be two tenth parts of an
ephah of fine (symbolic Firstfruits Wheat) flour mingled with oil (the
oil of anointment),
an offering made by fire (Spiritually Refined by
The Fires of Tribulation)
to Yahuah for a sweet savor; and the drink offering of it
shall be of wine (Self-sacrifice),
the fourth part of a hin.
14 You shall eat neither bread, nor parched grain, nor fresh ears, until
this same day, until you have brought the offering of Yahuah
it is a statute forever throughout your generations in all
15 You shall count to you from the next day after the Sabbath, [when the sickle cuts standing grain after the "Last Day of
that you brought the sheaf of the wave-offering; seven (weekly Shabbats)
Sabbaths shall there be complete (forty-nine
16 even to the next day (forty-nine
plus one equals fifty)
after the seventh (weekly Shabbat) Sabbath shall you number fifty days (Pentecost);
and you shall offer
a new (totally separate feast) meal-offering to Yahuah.
17 You shall bring out of your habitations two wave-loaves
(no longer sheaves, but fully prepared) of two tenth parts of an ephah: they shall
be of fine (wheat) flour, they shall be baked with yeast (leaven) [symbolizing
those who have come out of sin and have found Favor or Grace
in Yahuah's eyes], for "First Fruits" (Symbolic Small Spring Harvest of The Chosen Few) to Yahuah.
Leviticus 23:8 (The Feast of Unleavened Bread)
But you shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahuah seven days: in
the seventh day [is] a holy convocation: you shall do no
servile work [therein].
(The Feast of Weeks is a rehearsal for the
future Millennial Kingdom)
And YHVH Spoke To Moche Saying - (New
Paragraph and New Festival of Wave Sheaf Offering and First
Fruits separate from The Feast of Unleavened Bread)
10 Speak to the children of Israel (the
sons of Yahuah), and tell them, When you are come into the
land which I give to you (The
Coming Kingdom of YHVH on Earth),
and shall reap the (human)
harvest of it, then you shall bring the sheaf of the
First-Fruits (Chosen Few)
of your (human Spring)
harvest to the priest (High
Priest is now Yahusha): 11 and he shall wave the sheaf of wheat (present them as a pure harvest) before Yahuah, to be accepted for you: on the next day after the
Sabbath (that occurs
after the Feast of Unleavened Bread not after the first day
of the Feast of Unleavened Bread but AFTER the entire 7-day
Feast) the (High) priest shall wave it (after dawn on the 1st day of the week
new feast of Shav’uot begins).
Deuteronomy 16:8 (The END of Unleavened Bread)
8 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day [shall
be] a solemn assembly to Yahuah your God: you shall do no
Deuteronomy 16:9-10 (The Beginning of Feast of Weeks)
9 Seven weeks you shall number unto you: Begin to number the seven weeks
from [such time as]
you begin [to put]
the sickle to the (H7054;qamah) standing Grain (look for the sign in the constellations for the ripening of the
barely). 10 And you shall keep "The Feast of Weeks"
unto Yahuah your GOD with a tribute of a freewill offering
of your hand, which you shall give [unto
Yahuah your GOD], according as Yahuah your GOD has blessed
The First Fruits (other than
Messiah) are not only symbolized by wheat (loaves),
but by all the First Fruits of all the various Spring
Harvests that occur during the Seven Weeks that lead up to
Shavuot and Pentecost. These various varieties of First
Fruits, also [in addition to Jews], symbolize the various
remnant of the Lost Sheep of the House if Israel scattered
among the Gentiles.
The Apostle Paul too teaches that the Feast of Weeks is a rehearsal for a
yet future event:
And not only (the
Jews), but ourselves also (The
House of Israel among the Gentiles), which have the firstfruits of the Spirit even we ourselves groan
within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, the redemption
of our body.
and the physical to spiritual parallel of
by Rav Sha'ul
We see the importance of Shav’uot all the way back in
the days of Noah.
Just after Yahuah had ‘Mikveh’d’ the Earth clean
of sin and unrighteousness through a global flood, we
see Noah on “The Mountain” offer a male lamb on the
altar on the 3rd day of the 3rd
Month (Shav’uot) to make atonement for Earth back to
see that “The Law” was well known to Noah as the Law was
given to him orally in detail as is demonstrated by the
detail of his offering:
Jubilee Chapter 6 – The Rainbow the sign of Shav’uot
1 And on the new moon of the third month (Shav’uot)
he went forth from the ark, and built an altar on 2 that
mountain. And he made atonement for the earth, and took
a kid (male
goat/lamb) and made atonement by its blood
for all the guilt of the earth; for everything that had
been on it had been destroyed (through global Mikveh),
save 3 those that were in the ark with Noah…. 11 Yahuah
this oath to keep Shav’uot) for ever
throughout all the generations of the earth in this (the
3rd) month. On this account He
spake to thee that thou shouldst make a covenant (on
Shav’uot) with the children of Israel in this
the mountain with an oath (exactly
like what happened on Mt. Sinai in the Abrahamic
made with them for ever. And this testimony is
written concerning you that you should observe it
continually… 14 may be before Yahuah our Elohim
And for this law there is no limit of days, for it is
for ever. They shall observe it throughout their
generations, so that they may continue supplicating on
your behalf with blood before the altar; every day and
at the time of morning and evening they shall seek
forgiveness on your behalf perpetually before Yahuah
that they may keep 15 it and not be rooted out. And
He gave to
Noah and his sons a sign that there should not
again 16 be a flood on the earth.
He set His
bow in the cloud for a sign of the eternal covenant
that there 17 should not again be a flood on the earth
to destroy it all the days of the earth. For this reason
it is ordained and written on the heavenly tablets,
should celebrate the feast of weeks in this 18 month
once a year, to renew the covenant every year.
What is the true meaning Shav’uot?
In Christianity it is called
the meaning is lost all together as it is not taught in
conjunction with the Spring Feasts of Passover and
In Judaism it is taught only in light of the
physical shadow of Yahuah giving The Torah to Moses.
In the Messianic and Nazarene assemblies we
celebrate both the giving of The Torah to Moses and the
outpouring of the Spirit of Holiness on what is called
Pentecost or Shav’uot.
But is there even more to Shav’uot than we
We are going take a look at this most important
appointed “date” with our Creator which is a Moedim (or
rehearsal) and we are going to reveal the true meaning
of Shav’uot as it applies to us today within the context
of The Renewed Covenant.
I am going to show where Shav’uot fits in within the
You see the Spring Feasts picture the bride being
betrothed to the Groom and then the Fall Feasts picture
the “Wedding Supper” or public celebration of the
Wedding that took place in the Spring Feasts. I’ll
explain this marriage covenant and where Shav’uot fits
into the annual portrait of a wedding.
I am going to demonstrate how Shav’uot is the
inauguration of “The Renewed Covenant” when our Marriage
Covenant was “Renewed” by Yahuah in fulfillment of
prophecy to “write the Law on our hearts”.
I am going to show
how Shav’uot is the fulfillment of the
transposition of The Law.
I’ll explain how The Law existed in 4 states and
underwent 3 transfers of position (transpositions) over
time through progressive revelation where Yahuah
progressively revealed His Law through covenants.
I will show how the spring feast cycle is a portrait of
the marriage whereby we become ONE with Yahuah through
Mikveh, circumcision, and bringing an offering to our
Husband as His bride.
And finally I will Show how Yahusha elevated the
physical requirements to become one with Yahuah as he
fulfilled The Spring Feasts being Mikveh’d, circumcised,
and brought at offering showing us “The Way” by example.
Then fulfilling the physical shadow of saying our
wedding vows on Shav’uot 50 days after offering himself
as the First Fruits.
The “working” of Yahuah
First let me explain how Yahuah discloses vital aspects
of His Kingdom to mankind.
In disclosing His plan of salvation written in
the stars into His written word, Yahuah follows a very
We read of this pattern in Isaiah 48:3
I foretold the former things long ago (written
in the stars at creation), my mouth (then)
announced them (to
my prophets) and then I made them known (through
physical shadows so that we can understand them);
then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass (Spiritually
in His Kingdom).
This is called the process of progressive revelation.
The Plan was written in the stars at creation,
then revealed through the mouth of His prophets, then
established physically as a shadow to study and
rehearse, then finally transposed into The Kingdom of
With this process in mind we are going to look at the
progressive revelation of The Law over time as it was
transposed from the mind of Yahuah, to oral tradition,
to written in stone, and finally into the hearts of His
before we get to the transposition of The Law over time
through progressive revelation let me …
Shav'uot and the
“wedding covenant” as it is portrayed in the Spring and
Fall Feast Cycle
Each feast in the Appointed Times or Holy Days of Yahuah
are a “moedim” which means rehearsal as the wedding
covenant between Yahuah and His chosen is revealed and
rehearsed each year.
Each Feast is a time appointed or a “date” if you
will between the bride and her husband.
In the Fall and Spring Feasts we see a portrait
of a wedding as the bride (the called out ones) enters
into the covenant of Marriage with her husband Yahuah to
become one family.
The Spring Feasts are where the bride and her husband
are betrothed or engaged to each other and where the
commitment to the vows is made.
The Fall Feasts are the Wedding Supper and
celebration of that engagement.
Let me quickly express the true meaning of the
Passover Season and illustrate that process whereby we
become betrothed or engaged to our beloved and joined as
one family with our Father through covenant by the
process of Mikveh, circumcision, and bringing an
Each Passover is the Preparation Day of the Bride – The
Passover Day begins with a rehearsal dinner (that has
come to be known as The Last Supper) where leavened
bread is eaten to signify the sacrifice of the bride’s
This meal is where the called out ones remember the
meaning of the upcoming marriage and discuss upcoming
events we must do in the wedding, keeping alive the
memory of the Messiah and the example he set of Mikveh,
circumcision, and offering.
We see Paul teach this in
23 For I received from the King what I also
passed on to you: Yahusha the Messiah, on the night he
was betrayed, took leavened bread,
24 and when he
had given thanks, he broke it and said,
meal or rehearsal dinner) is my body, which is
for you; do this (keep this
rehearsal dinner) in remembrance of me (the
example I am setting).”
25 In the same
way, after supper he took the cup, saying,
“This cup is the renewed covenant in
my blood; do this (keep the
rehearsal dinner), whenever you drink it, in
of me (the
example I am setting).”
whenever you eats this bread and drinks from this cup (each
year in rehearsal for Passover), you proclaim
the King’s death (and
the example he set) until he comes.
During this rehearsal dinner we enter into covenant with
Yahusha to become part of the bride of Yahuah and remember
the example he set on Passover.
We see in John Chapter 13 on Passover Yahusha tell us
that he has just given us an example that we are to follow
as he mikveh’d the feet of his disciples signifying they are
to follow him in those footsteps on Passover:
For I have
given you an example (Spiritual
that you should do as I have done (offer
our own lives as living sacrificial lambs on Passover as
Yahusha set the example of Mikveh, circumcision, and
bringing an offering of his life to his Father).
So what is this “example” Yahusha set that we are to
follow each Passover? We see the Messiah set this
Yahusha was mikveh’d on Passover
– the Mikveh on the Chagigah in preparation for the
beginning of Passover
1 And (the
supper being ended (which
began the Passover Day of Preparation where the bride
prepares herself to meet her husband what did Yahusha
mikveh’d himself and his disciples),
…4 He (Yahusha)
arose from supper, and laid aside his garments (took
off his clothes
and Mikveh’d himself);
took a towel (to
dry himself off),
and girded himself (wrapped
the towel around his waist).
5 After that (he
cleansed himself through Mikveh, dried himself off, and
wrapped a towel around his waist)
he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the
disciples' feet (Mikveh
his disciples feet they had already been immersed),
and to wipe [them] with the towel he was girded with.
Yahusha was circumcised
Yahusha demonstrate a contrite heart and reverent
submission to the Will of Yahuah which is true
circumcision of heart:
…41And He withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and
He knelt down and began to pray, 42saying, "Father, if
You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My
will, but Yours be done."
Yahusha brought an offering on the Altar of Yahuah
Yahusha brought an offering of a lamb on Passover.
He offered his own broken body as a living
sacrifice to Yahuah.
This is the way, the example, that Yahusha set
that we are to follow each Passover.
We are all to:
Mikveh our bodies ritually clean with living water
Be circumcised of heart or “have a heart for His Laws”
and do His will not our own
We are to all offer our lives as living sacrifices on
the Altar of Yahuah which our hearts
So after the Chagigah meal which is the rehearsal
dinner, the bride then prepares herself through Mikveh
ritually washing her body to make herself spiritually
clean before she meets her Husband.
Then later on Passover the preparation day of the
Bride, she brings an offering to the Altar of Yahuah.
This is when we offer our lives as sacrificial
lambs signifying the bride giving her life to her
Husband as a living sacrifice.
This is what the
physical portrait given in The Law where each man brings
his own Passover Lamb was signifying in
1Yahuah said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 2 “This
month is to be for you the first month, the first month
of your year. 3 Tell the whole community of
Israel that on the tenth day of this month
each man is
to take a lamb for his family, one for each
You see, Yahusha didn’t “do it all for us” he set the
example we are to follow.
He through offering his own life tore the veil so
that we too can offer our lives on the altar.
That example was teaching us to give our own
lives as a living sacrifice through Mikveh,
circumcision, and bringing our own lives as sacrificial
lambs just as Yahusha laid down his life for his
We see The Apostle Paul teach the Passover Sacrifice
and the example Yahusha set for us to follow in all his
Paul likens the example Yahusha
set to marriage like I said the feasts are a marriage
celebration we see below Paul teach the example of Mikveh,
circumcision, and offering
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as the Messiah loved
the assembly and gave himself up for her (as
The Passover Lamb) 26 to set her apart, (ritually)
cleansing her by the washing with water according to the
commandments (of Mikveh),
27 and to present her (consecrated)
to himself (with
a circumcised heart) as a radiant assembly,
without spot or wrinkle or any other blemish (as
we offer our lives as living sacrifices), but holy
and blameless (as the spotless
Bride of Yahuah).
– Paul explains our lives are to be given on Passover as
I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of Yahuah’ mercy (who
offered His first born son Yahusha as a sacrifice on
Passover which tore the veil giving us all access to the
mercy seat), to offer your (own)
bodies (not just Yahusha, we
too must follow in his footsteps) as a living
sacrifice holy (set apart and
prepared through Mikveh) and pleasing to Yahuah (with
a circumcised heart for His Law on Shav’uot)—this is
your true and proper worship (on
Passover as commanded by Yahuah that each man should bring
his own Passover lamb to the altar
Exodus 12:3 in the
example Yahusha set for to follow).
Paul lays out the marriage covenant in detail again
stressing Mikveh, circumcision and offering as our proper
worship on Passover following in the Messiah’s footsteps
quotes Jeremiah 31)"This
is the renewed covenant (of
that I will make with them: 'After those days,' says Yahuah,
'I will put my laws on their heart, I will also write them
on their mind;'" (Yahuah
will circumcise our heart)
then, 17 "I will remember their sins and their iniquities no
more." (Through Mikveh just
as Yahuah did Yahusha’s sin see Zachariah Chapter 3)
18 Now where there is remission of sin (through
there is no more offering for sin (we
are spotless before Yahuah).
therefore, brothers, (being
Mikveh’d clean we have)
boldness to enter into the holy place (and
offer our lives as a living
sacrifice on the Altar of Yahuah)
by the blood (Sacrifice)
of Yahusha (who
consummated the marriage covenant),
20 by the way (example)
which he dedicated for us (to
follow John 3:15),
a new and living (sacrificial)
way (a living sacrifice),
through the veil, that is to say, (the
veil was torn in two by the offering of)
his flesh (providing us
bold access to the mercy seat of Yahuah to make our own
offering in fulfillment of Exodus 12, we are all to bring
our own offering to the altar);
having a great (High)
over the house of Yahuah; 22 let us draw near (to
the mercy seat of Yahuah to offer our lives as living
with a true (circumcised)
heart in fullness of faith (that
we have been granted access to the Altar of Yahuah),
having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience (fulfillment
of the Red Heifer),
and having our body washed with pure water (Spiritual
Cleansing through Mikveh),
23 let us hold fast the confession of our hope (that
Yahuah will accept our living sacrifice).
For he who promised is faithful.
Paul is teaching The Way or the example Yahusha set
for us to follow each year.
In this way, the bride is joined to the family of
Yahuah through Mikveh, circumcision, and bringing an
offering of a lamb signifying that she is willing to die
to herself and be joined in union with her Husband as
ONE family through covenant.
We see in John Chapter 17 after Yahusha had set the
righteous example of Mikveh, circumcision, and was
offering his life to our Father to consummate the
Marriage Covenant, Yahusha expresses the Marriage
Covenant as we all become “one family” with Yahuah:
them in the truth; your word is truth.
18 As you sent me into the
world, so I have sent them into the world.
19 And for their sake I
dedicate myself to you through Marriage, that they also
may be set apart as your Bride in truth.
do not ask for these only, but also for those who will
enter into this marriage covenant with me through their
testimony, 21 that
they may all be one family, just as you, Father, are in
covenant with me, and I in covenant with you, that they
also may be in covenant with us, so that the world may
believe that you have sent me.
22 The glory that you have given me as your
son I have given to my brothers, that they may be one in
covenant even as we are one family,
23 I in covenant with them
and you in covenant with me, that they may become
perfectly one with us in your family.
So let’s get back to the engagement portrayed in the
Once the bride has sacrificed the sinful flesh of
her past life, eating leavened bread on the
Chagigah/rehearsal dinner, then cleansed herself through
Mikveh and properly prepared her body to cleanse of all
sin, and offered her spotless body to her husband as a
living sacrifice then the bride and groom celebrate for
7 days on the Feast of Unleavened Bread where unleavened
bread is eaten signifying the perfected body united with
the Yahuah in marriage.
Then comes the festival of first fruits leading up to
Shav’uot which is the day the wedding vows are spoken
and committed to by the bride and her Husband.
It is Shav’uot that I want to focus on today.
Shav’uot is the celebration of The Wedding Vows
which is the giving of the Law.
Since Shav’uot is the celebration of and renewal of the
vows, let me address how The Law was given in detail
Shav’uot is the final fulfillment of the process whereby
the Law was progressively revealed over time and
transposed from the mind of Yahuah into the hearts of
Many of us believe (or have been taught) that The Law
came into existence 430 years AFTER the promise was made
to Abraham as stated by Paul in Galatians 3:17 as if The
Law did not exist before that time.
We only celebrate the giving of the Law to Moses.
We fail to celebrate the reality that Yahuah’s holiness
defined by His Law is eternal!
Our celebration on Shav’uot should go further
than simply the “giving of The Law in written form” to
want to clearly address this issue because the
righteousness of Yahuah defined by His Law did not “come
about” with Moses, it was simply written down or
transposed from orally being passed down to written in
stone in the Mosaic Covenant.
Paul was not saying The Law was introduced 430 years
later, he was saying the written law in detail was
introduced in stone.
As a Torah expert, the Apostle Paul knew Noah
celebrated Shav’uot and demonstrated knowledge of The
Law as I pointed out earlier in the book of
Jubilee Chapter 6.
Paul was well aware that Abraham was given the
law in all its aspects orally:
– KJV – Abrahamic Covenant where The Law was given
5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice (oral
transposition), and kept my charge, my
commandments, my ordained times, and my laws.
So we see The Law given orally in The Abrahamic
What we haven’t been taught is that The Law is eternal
and has always existed even back to Adam!
The Apostle Paul clearly teaches
all the way back to Adam the Law was alive and active…
all of it.
(through progressive revelation over time) had not yet
fully communicated His Holy Law to man orally. The Law
existed first in the Mind of Yahuah.
The entire Holy Law was still active at the
creation of man, and the penalty for disobedience (which
is DEATH) was
to every man who violated any part of it. The fact that
death existed from Adam to Moses
is proof the entire Law of Yahuah was eternally active.
Let’s look at what
in Romans 5:12-14 and
that the fact that many died for various offenses not
related to what Adam did, was proof that the Holy Law of
was a complex set of Laws and eternally valid and
active. Mankind (at the time of Adam) simply was not
completely aware of what The Law contained.
Holiness was the same at the time of Adam as it was at
the time of Abraham, Moses,
David, Yahusha, and you and I today.
And that Holiness
is defined by His Holy Law.
The Apostle Paul addresses the reality of The Law from
Adam to Moses:
12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world
through one man, and death through sin, and in this way
death came to all people, because all sinned—13 To be sure, sin was in the world before the law
was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s
account where there is no law.
death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of
Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a
command, as Adam did.
What does all that mean?
What is Paul really saying?
Let me break it down
clearly demonstrate what Paul is talking about
and we will see that the entire Law existed first in the
mind of Yahuah and slowly transposed over time to man
– below in context
Therefore, just as through one man sin (sin
is disobedience to The
Law 1 John 3:4)
entered the world (Adam
commands bringing sin into the world),
and death through sin (the
Law of Sin and You Die), and thus
spread to all men (as Death is
the penalty of sin which is breaking The Law.),
because all man sinned.
13 To be sure, sin (breaking
The Law) was in the world before the (written)
law was given (to Moses),
but sin (breaking The Law)
is not charged against anyone’s account
is no law. (so the
fact that sin was in the world before the written law is
proof The Law existed all the way back to Adam because
death is the penalty of breaking the law)
Keep all of Paul’s writings in context; Paul is proving
that because there was transgression since Adam that The
Law was alive and active.
Because if The Law did not exist, there would be
no transgressions and no death.
15 Because the law works wrath (death
for where there is not Law there is no transgressions
Paul is saying there must have been The Law at the time
of Adam because there was transgression…)
14 Nevertheless (now
Paul says death is the proof of The Law),
from the time of Adam to the time of Moses,
(and DEATH is the penalty of
“sin” or breaking The Law.
So transgression and death is PROOF The Law
existed from Adam to Moses) even over those who
did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam (The
Law was a lot more complex than anyone knew because
people were dying for all types of sin not just “eating
So, we see that The Law existed in the mind of
all the way back to Adam they simply were not aware of
what all The Law required.
Mankind was still held to account for The Law
from Adam to Moses as made evident by transgressions and
Death being the penalty of transgressing The Law reigned
from Adam to Moses and therefore is proof
The Law of
is eternal both past and future.
Man was in the initial stages of
But rest assured, The Law still governed
Creation and death was still the penalty for violating
it and sin was still being charged against EVERYONE who
transgressed any part of His Holy Law.
That is what Paul is saying.
I needed to bring this to our attention because
Religion of Christianity teaches us that “Paul”
said The Law came into existence 430 years after the
The false teachers point us to
17 The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set
aside the covenant previously established by
and thus do away with the promise.
18 For if the
inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer
depends on the promise; but
in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.
Well, “if” Paul actually said
teaches he said; he wasn’t much of a Pharisee and
expert in The Torah because not only did Paul say The
Law existed at creation
in the Mind of Yahuah as I have just shown
but Paul knew Abraham was given The Law orally in
– Abrahamic Covenant
5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice
(Law orally given),
and kept my charge, my commandments, my
and my laws.
So we see the entire Law was given to Abraham orally.
Every aspect of The Law; including the 10
commandments, the ordinances or ordained times, and the
laws such as ritual purity, sacrificial etc.
So below let me put what Paul said in Galatians
back into context:
- in context
17 The written law, introduced 430 years later after the
law was given orally, does not set aside the covenant of
promise previously established by
with Abraham and thus do away with the promise.
18 For if the
inheritance depends on the Law, then it no longer
depends on the promise; but
in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise (not
that the Law didn’t exist with Abraham it is that the
inheritance was based on a promise.
Paul is simply confronting the Pharisees
contention that the promise was based on legalistic
adherence to The Law).
You see, the Law went through a process of transposition
which means transfer of position.
The Law actually existed and was revealed through
progressive revelation as it went through 4 states and 3
transfers of position or transpositions over time.
The Law existed first in the mind of Yahuah (the
first state) with Adam thru Abraham then was transposed
orally (second state) from Abraham to Moses and then was
transposed to written down (third state) from Moses to
Yahusha, and finally The Law was transposed to written
on our hearts (the fourth state) as the vows were
renewed in The Kingdom of Yahuah.
So The Law existed in 4 states (mind, oral,
letter, and intent) and transposed 3 times:
Abrahamic Covenant where it went from mind of Yahuah to
Mosaic Covenant where it went from orally given to the
letter written in stone
Yahushaic Covenant where it went from letter to Intent
written on our hearts
So let’s look a little closer at these 3 transfers of
position of The Law…
First Transposition of Law
from the Mind of
to oral tradition
Now we know The Law was alive and active all the way
back to Adam.
We clearly see below The Law was communicated
verbally to our forefathers and defined the “terms and
conditions” of every covenants
the covenant with Moses.
Each covenant between
and his sons are literally
Covenants and The Law defines the
As I stated In the Abrahamic Covenant
The Law of Yahuah
was transposed from the Mind of
to our forefathers verbally as we read below “Abraham
voice” and kept
The Law of
– Abrahamic Covenant
5 Because that
Abraham obeyed my voice (Yahuah
communicated The Law verbally transposing it from His
mind to oral tradition),
and kept my charge, my commandments, my ordained times,
and my laws.
We see in Psalms that
The Law of
was passed down orally to Jacob through his father Isaac
who received The Law from Abraham who received it from
– The Law passed down
orally to all our forefathers
His Word (The
unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments (The
Law) unto Israel.
Second Transposition of The Law
The Law was transposed from oral to written down in the
In the Mosaic Covenant, The Law was transposed from oral
tradition to written in stone.
Let me clearly establish that the commandments of
eternal to Israel (His chosen sons)
- the bloodline of Abraham/Isaac/Jacob. They are for
"all time" eternal past and future, they are an
everlasting covenant, forever.
Acknowledge and take to heart this day that
is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is
no other. 40
Keep his decrees and commands, which
I am giving you today, so that it may go well with
you and your children after you (perpetual
no end) and that you may live long (Eternal
physical to spiritual parallel)
in the land
your God gives you (The
Promised Land - Kingdom of
physical to spiritual parallel)
for all time (eternal
Isaiah declares that it is the disobedience to
The Laws of
the violation of these statutes, and the breaking of the
EVERLASTING covenant (which is The
Sabbath Covenant), the earth is defiled and falls under
a curse and is utterly destroyed at the end.
- Yahuah’s Devastation of
See, Yahuah is going to lay
waste the earth and devastate it; he will ruin its face
and scatter its inhabitants…..3
The earth will be completely laid waste and
totally plundered. Yahuah has spoken this word.
4 The earth dries
up and withers, the world languishes and withers, the
heavens languish with the earth.
5 The earth is
defiled by its people;
disobeyed the laws of Yahuah, violated the
ordained times) and broken the everlasting
covenant (The Sabbath).
(because we have abolished His
Law and changed His Sabbath to Sunday) a curse
consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt.
Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up, and
very few are left.
I don’t know about you, but as for me and my house… we
will study His Law and keep His Ordained Times.
I for one want to enter His Kingdom and be one of
the “very few left” after
purges the Earth of those who deny His Law.
I don’t want to be told “depart from me you law breaker”
by Yahusha and I don’t want to be rounded up and kicked
out of The Kingdom for disobedience!
English Standard Version
The Son of Man will send his angels, and
they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and
When you understand that The Law is the governing
The Kingdom of
and literally the marriage vows of His covenants you
realize only those who have it “written on their hearts”
will be qualified to govern.
If you truly love
that love is demonstrated by keeping His Law:
1 John 5:3|
In fact, this is love for Yahuah: to keep his commands
out of love. And his commands are not burdensome to you.
Only those with a “heart for His Law” and lovingly keep
the marriage vows will be found trustworthy of Eternal
simply will not put up with have a bunch of lawless
unfaithful eternal beings running around trying to
govern the Universe in unrighteousness! Those who
abolish The Law (Law breakers) will not make it past the
They will be told “depart from me, I know you
not, you who practice disobedience to The Law”.
Third Transposition of The Law
The Law was transposed from written to Spiritual Intent
in The Yahushaic Covenant
Once The Law was gradually introduced to man over time
orally from Adam thru Abraham, then written in stone in
detail in the Mosaic Covenant, it was then transposed to
spiritual intent in
Paul was well aware of this fact:
Hebrews 10:16 – Paul quotes Jeremiah 31
This is the covenant I will make with them after that
I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write
them on their minds. (Yahuah
will circumcise our hearts!)
Yahusha’s primary mission was to fulfill (transpose)
The Law of
especially as it related to the Spring Feasts of
Passover/Unleavened Bread/First Fruits/Shavuot.
17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law (Torah)
or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to
bring them to their fullest (bring
them to intent through transposition).
Ezekiel prophesied the same transposition of The Law in
the Renewed Covenant:
Ezekiel 36: 26, 27
I will give you a new heart (for
my Law and write my Law on it Jeremiah 31) and
put a new spirit (of loving
obedience) in you; I will remove from you your
heart of stone (legalistic
observance of The Law without love) and give you
a heart of flesh. And
I will put my
Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be
careful to keep my laws.
It is very important that we understand all 4 states and
the 3 transfers of position because I am going to
explain the true meaning of Shav’uot in the Renewed
Covenant. We, on
Shav’uot, should celebrate the progressive revelation of
The Law/Wedding Vows as Yahuah disclose them over time
We should look back at the physical shadow of Israel
bringing a Passover offering in Egypt, then Mikveh’d in
the Red Sea crossing, and finally circumcised on
Shav’uot at the foot of Mt. Sinai.
Setting the example of Mikveh, circumcision, and
offering. We should
the example Yahusha set on Passover as he was Mikveh’d,
demonstrated circumcision by submitting to the will of
Yahuah in the garden of Gethsemane, then brought an
offering of a lamb which was his body.
Again demonstrating that Mikveh, circumcision,
and offering is required to be joined to Yahuah in
covenant of marriage.
Shav’uot is then the commitment to the wedding vows as
Yahuah circumcised the “hearts” of His chosen few on
Shav’uot pouring out His spirit within us and writing
the Law on our hearts.
Shav’uot is literally the inauguration of The
Renewed Covenant or “the renewal of our wedding vows”.
Yahuah promised that he would pour out His
blessing on the descendants of Abraham in a future
Speaking of this renewed covenant to come, Yahuah said
through Isaiah again demonstrating mikveh, circumcision,
and offering is The Way, the Narrow Path to salvation:
I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on
the dry ground (to mikveh for
forgiveness of sin and uncleanliness again we see in the
Renewed Covenant the importance of Mikveh);
“In that day (speaking of
the Renewed Covenant) there shall be a
fountain (of living water)
opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of
Jerusalem (to Mikveh)
for sin and for uncleanness.”
I will pour
my Spirit upon your offspring (and
per Jememiah 31 write my law on their hearts
circumcising our hearts so we see Mikveh and
circumcision), and my blessing (of
eternal life) on your descendants.
4 They shall spring up among the
nations like grass like willows by flowing streams. 5 This one will say, ‘I am Yahuah’s,’ another
will call on the name of Jacob, and another will
write/tattoo on his hand, ‘Yahuah’s,’ and
name himself by the name of Israel.”
We see Yahuah too “tattoos” on his hand our names.
Later in that same book of Isaiah:
See, I have engraved/tattooed you (your
name) on the palms of my hands
Yahuah also promised concerning this renewed covenant
that we would be Mikveh’d drawing living water from the
wells of salvation (speaking of the Yahushaic Covenant).
will say in that day (that I
renew my vows): “I will give thanks to you, O
for though you were angry with me (for
breaking your vows and divorced me), your anger
turned away (and you restored
me as your bride), that you might comfort me.
Yahuah is my salvation (this
statement is literally naming the covenant of
Yahusha by name.
Yahusha is a contraction of Yahuah Yahsha and
means “Yahuah is my salvation”.
So we can replace that longer from with the
contraction and we get … Behold Yahusha!
Pointing us directly to our Messiah);
I will trust
(in Yahusha), and will
not be afraid; for Yahuah my Elohim is my strength and
my song, and
he has become my salvation (in
the Yahushaic Covenant or The Salvation of Yahuah
covenant).” 3 (in
that covenant) With joy you will draw water (and
be mikveh’d) from the wells of salvation.
4 And you will say in that
I renewed my vows and restored you as my bride… which is
to Yahuah, call upon his name, make known his deeds
among the peoples, proclaim
that his name is exalted. 5 “Sing praises to
Yahuah, for he has done gloriously (and
fulfilled His promises); let this (Renewed
Wedding) be made known in all the earth (preach
the gospel to all nations). 6 Shout,
and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for
great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”
This is our declaration on Shav’uot as the marriage was
renewed and the promises fulfilled to pour out His
spirit and write the vows on our hearts.
Shav’uot is the fulfillment where Yahuah promised
he would renew His covenant vows by writing them on our
hearts. Speaking of this renewed covenant, Yahuah
days are coming,” declares Yahuah,
I will make a renewed marriage covenant with the people
of Israel and
with the people of Judah (and
reunify both houses). 32 It will
not be like the marriage covenant I
made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to
lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my marriage
I was a husband to them ,” declares Yahuah. 33 (How
is it different?) “This is the renewed
marriage covenant I will make with the people of Israel
after that time,” declares Yahuah. “I will (circumcise
them by) putting my law in their minds and
write it on their hearts (instead
of written in stone).
I will be their God, and
they will be my people.
Yahuah promised to pour out his spirit of holiness and
cause us to keep his vows and obey his commandments as
Shav’uot is also the fulfillment of that promise.
22“Therefore say to the Israelites, ‘This is what the
Sovereign Yahuah says: It is not for your sake, people
of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for
the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among
the nations where you have gone (as
you forgot my name through Ba’al worship). 23 I
will show the holiness of my great name, which has been
profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned
among them (changing my name
to The LORD). Then the nations will know that I
am Yahuah, declares the Sovereign King, when I am proved
holy through you before their eyes.
24“ ‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will
gather you from all the countries and bring you back
into your own land. 25I will sprinkle clean water on you
(to mikveh you clean of your
sin), and you will be clean (without
sin before me); I will cleanse you from all
your impurities and from all your idols (through
Mikveh). 26 I will give you a new circumcised
heart and put a new spirit of loving obedience in you; I
will remove from you your (rebellious)
heart of stone and give you a (soft)
heart of flesh. 27And I will put my Spirit of Holiness
in you and move you to renew my vows, follow my decrees
and be careful to keep my laws.
So Shav’uot is more than just the giving of The Torah to
Moses, it is more than just the outpouring of the Spirit
of Holiness, Shav’uot is literally where the wedding
vows were renewed and The Renewed Covenant was literally
inaugurated and officially began!
Shav’uot is the fulfillment of the prophecies in
Jeremiah and Isaiah and Ezekiel.
So Shav’uot is the celebration of the beginning
of the Renewed Covenant and the literal fulfillment of
Yahuah’s promises to renew His vows and restore His
it is the final transposition of The Law to “intent”.
Physical to Spiritual Parallels
As I stated earlier, Yahuah has a very well defined
pattern whereby he progressively discloses His Truths to
humanity. Let’s look as Yahuah proclaimed through Isaiah:
Isaiah 48 – I’ll put this in context of revelation of
The Law/Marriage Vows
I foretold the former things long ago (written
in the stars at creation), my mouth announced (my
vows orally to
Abraham) and I made them known (written
in stone to Moses); then suddenly I acted, and
they came to pass (written on
our hearts with Yahusha on Shav’uot).
So let us celebrate Shav’uot as The Marriage Covenant
was renewed on this Holy Day celebration and the former
things prophesied in the heaves, that were announced
orally to Abraham, then made know in stone to Moses, and
then written on our hearts with Yahusha has been
Shav’uot is one of 3 major pilgrimages and Chagigah or
remembrance meals when Israel would Mikveh themselves
before coming into the presence of Yahuah as a bride
prepares herself to meet her husband at the appointed
time to renew the wedding vows.
Shav'uot is the celebration of the Law or marriage vows
as the Law was disclosed over time in 4 states through 3
transposition as it was disclosed from the mind of
Yahuah, to orally, then written in stone, then finally
to written on our hearts.
Shav'uot is the celebration of the inauguration
of The Renewed Covenant! Shav’uot is the fulfillment of
promises spoken of in Jeremiah 31 and Ezekiel 26 where
Yahuah would bring His Law to its final state in The
Kingdom of Yahuah.
So let me quickly summarize what has been revealed here
Spring Feasts are a portrait of the bride preparing
herself through Mikveh to wash herself clean, then
sacrificing her old life (leavened bread at the
rehearsal dinner and entering into the Renewed Covenant)
and then offering her future life as a living sacrifice
to her husband on Passover.
Then after entering into covenant, washing
herself clean, and giving herself to her husband she
then meets her husband at the altar to renew her wedding
vows before Him on Shav’uot.
This time with loving intent of the heart, not
ritualistic adherence to the letter…
Then comes the Fall Feasts where this engagement and
commitment is celebrated publically which is known as
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
In this way, all the appointed times of Yahuah in
both the Spring and Fall Festivals are how we enter into
marriage with our Husband, Yahuah.
Only those who show up properly prepared to meet
Yahuah on His appointed times are accepted as His Bride.
Only those who mikveh themselves clean, sacrifice
their prior lives, and offer their lives to Yahuah as
living sacrifices and follow the example Yahusha set,
the example that is The Narrow Gate.
That is why keeping His Appointed Times properly
are so important and why Satan changed them to pagan
holidays to prevent those deceived from entering into
this marriage covenant.
Let us celebrate the giving of the Vows progressively
over time as they were transposed from the mind of
Yahuah into our hearts remembering how they were given
orally to Abraham, then written down with Moses, and
finally transposed into the Kingdom of Yahuah with
So let us all this coming Shav’uot… follow the example
of our Messiah and as the Bride commit to give up our
past life, wash our bodies clean with living water in
preparation to meet our Husband, and meet Him at His
altar to renew our vows and commit to keeping His Law.
Let us now begin to look forward to and plan for the
Fall Festivals of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, the
celebration of this wedding.
Let us celebrate the beginning of the Renewed Marriage
Covenant and go to all the world and preach this gospel
to all creation.
We are to proclaim this covenant of marriage to all
nations, believe in the example of Mikveh, circumcision,
and offering set by the Messiah and follow his example
and those who do are Mikveh’d clean and shall be saved.
I leave you all with this:
15 And Yahusha said to them, "Go into all the world and
preach the “gospel to all creation” . 16 "He who has
of heart and entered into the Renewed Covenant and
offered their lives as living sacrifices following in
Yahusha’s example) and has been Mikveh’d
shall be saved.
YallaluYahuah and worthy is Yahusha who set the example
that we are all to follow during the Spring Festivals…
of Mikveh, circumcision, and bringing and offering.