Shavuot: The Original Revival

by | May / June 2023

Since the infamous Asbury Revival in Wilmore, Kentucky quietly erupted this year on February 8th, America and much of the world, especially the Christian and Messianic Jewish world, have been energized by this unexpected move of G-d upon a spiritually hungry group of young college students. Throughout Jewish history many renewals and revivals have occurred. The upcoming celebration approaching is one of G-d’s original revivals, the Jewishfestival of Shavuot (Pentecost), which will be observed on the sixth day of the Jewish month, Sivan, correlating to Thursday, May 25th. Shavuot commemorates that through Moses, G-d presented the Torah (Law) to the Israelites at Mount Sinai and called out the nation to separate itself through His covenant.

Approximately twelve hundred years after the giving of the Torah, an outpouring of G-d’s Spirit occurred, known throughout the Christian world as ‘Pentecost.’ As Jewish believers and seekers celebrate Shavuot in Jerusalem, G-d met them there to empower and revive them, as described in the second chapter of the book of Acts. It says, “When the day of Shavuot arrived, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Spirit of G-d and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.”–

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