The Preparation and the Harvest

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Shavuot is God’s reward and response to His people.

Shavuot (The Feast of Pentecost/Weeks) comes at the time of the spring wheat harvest, and the fields are full of golden, ripe wheat all around the Galilee right now.

Reaping the first fruits of the produce of the Land is the result of preparation, hard work and expectation. The yielding of the fruit has always been God’s response. Proverbs 16:1 says, “The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.” The heart’s preparation before the Lord yields His reward and answer. 

Just as the land needs to be plowed and cultivated to bring forth the “fruit” from the sown seeds, so our heart also needs preparation to experience spiritual harvest.

On the day of Shavuot, the Holy Spirit came as the fruit from the time of Yeshua’s preparatory ministry. Even after His earth-shaking resurrection, He spent another period of intensive training to teach His disciples. “…during forty days…speaking of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3).

Only after that final preparation, did He assemble them in Jerusalem with the command “to wait for the Promise of the Father” (Acts 1:4). Preparing the heart precedes revival through the power of the Holy Spirit!

This specific event of Shavuot 2000 years ago marked not only the first big revival through the Holy Spirit, but also the time of the Great Transition – the transition from Yeshua to the Holy Spirit. Yeshua in His life on earth was God’s fullest representation, “…He who has seen Me (Yeshua) has seen the Father…” (John 14:9). Now it is the Holy Spirit Who carries that role. Without the Holy Spirit there is no New Covenant faith. Without the Holy Spirit you cannot see God the Father and Yeshua the Messiah. 

As such, we cannot attempt to do anything significant in the Kingdom of God if we ignore the Holy Spirit. That is why we at Tents of Mercy have devoted many weeks leading up to Shavuot to this crucial subject. Yes, we are a community that is centered on Messiah, connected to our roots (Romans 11), and serving our city with humanitarian initiatives, and we are also contending for the full expression and display of the Power of the Holy Spirit. We are soberly aware that without the Holy Spirit fully at work, we cannot make a dent for the Kingdom of God here in the Galilee. For that move of the Holy Spirit we are preparing. 

The Holy Spirit works in your life through your thirst and expectation. Here are some of the related points on which we have been focusing: 

Pray… 

Live in purity…

Be full of gratitude…

Read & exercise the Word… 

Be humble & empty yourself of pride…

Have a spirit of unity…

Enter worship daily

Be a servant…

We believe a greater outpouring of the Holy Spirit is coming to usher in a great harvest that will touch many communities and generations here in Israel especially in the Galilee area. Would you join us in prayer and preparation? 

Happy Harvest Feast!

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