Seminar Notes


Shabuoth is the Hebrew name for the appointed time (FESTIVAL) Gentiles call PENTECOST.

Pentecost is Greek  -  Pente (50) + Cost (count) “count fifty” 7 x 7 = 49 + 1.

Shabuoth (weeks) is coming (May 27 on the Roman Calendar), and is the annual commemoration/observance of the giving of TORAH.

ISRAEL was wedded to Yahuah at the first Shabuoth.

It is the “wedding anniversary” of this marriage, not a “birthday”.

TORAH is the Hebrew word for teaching or instruction.

At Sinai, this Torah was written in stone.

At Acts 2 in Yerushaliyim, the Torah was written in men’s hearts and minds.

SHABUA + OTH  (SHABUA is Hebrew for “week”, and the ending –OTH makes it plural)

Shabuoth literally means “weeks” (7 weeks counted from the First-Fruits offering.  Yahushua is the First-Fruits, from the dead).


Note that many who follow the traditions of Judaism consider FF to be on ABIB 16, however the FF wave-offering pictures Yahushua’s resurrection, and He was still in the tomb on ABIB 16. 

When He rose after 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb, and met Miryam at the garden tomb, He would not allow her to touch Him, because He had not yet presented Himself to the Father as the FF wave-sheaf offering.  This was, and is, always on the first day of the week, the “morrow after the Sabbath”.


Shabuoth is a COMMANDED commemoration of the giving of the Torah at Sinai, year-by-year.

MOED’IM = “Appointed times”, FESTIVALS OF hwhy (YAHUAH)

As the MOED, “appointed time”, of Shabuoth (weeks) approaches, here's something to ponder:

Consider the "appointed times" we should be observing, as we have been enjoined to Yahuah as Israel through His Covenant (Lev. 23, Dt. 16).  These are listed as the Sabbath (weekly), Passover, Unleavened bread, Shabuoth (called "Pentecost"), and the appointments of the seventh moon, Yom Teruah, Yom Kaphar (Kippur), and Sukkoth (Tabernacles), and are carefully explained so all Israel will observe them and see Yahuah’s redemption plan for them.


Yahuah uses agricultural metaphors to represent His "redemption plan" for Israel, and Yahushua's work is accomplishing that redemption through all of these "shadows".


They are literally shadows (metaphoric teachings) for Israel.


Now, consider the following correction of the translation we are all familiar with:


"Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a festival, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days which are a shadow of things to come for the body of (Mashiach)." Col 2:16-17


Normally we see the word but in the last phrase.  However, these "shadows" are intended to be for the body of Mashiach, not ignored as Christianity has done.

The word commonly translated as but instead of for is the Greek word “de”, #1161, and can mean a variety of things in English.

It is a primary particle that can mean:  but, and, or, also, yet, however, then, so, or FOR.

(In the last phrase, the word is does not exist in any of the received Greek texts; it is in italics in the KJV because it was an added word).


I had always wondered why this verse seemed to end so strangely - it never made any sense when it was rendered "but the body (is) of Christ".


These festivals are shadows of things to come, and certainly are for the body of (Mashiach).


The body of Mashiach is Israel.


ISRAEL was gathered together as we see at Acts 2:


“And when the day of Pentecost (SHABUOTH) was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

And they were all filled with the (Ruach haQodesh), and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

And there were dwelling at Yerushaliyim Yahudim, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

Now when this was heard abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

And they were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Yahudim (Jews) and proselytes,

Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of (Elohim).

And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What is the meaning of this?

Others mocking said, ‘These men are full of new wine’.

But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, You men of Yahudah, and all you that dwell at Yerushaliyim, be this known to you, and hearken to my words:

For these are not drunken, as you suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.  (about 9 a.m. Roman time)

But this is that which was spoken by the prophet (YAHEL) Joel;

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith (Elohim), I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

And on My servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of (YAHUAH) come:

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of (YAHUAH) shall be saved.

You men of Israel, hear these words; (YAHUSHUA) of Natzarith, a man approved of (Elohim) among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which (Elohim) did by him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know:

Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of (Elohim), you have taken, and by wicked hands have executed and slain:

Whom (Elohim) has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held by it.

For David speaks concerning him, I foresaw the Sovereign always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer your Qodesh One to see corruption.

Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shall make me full of joy with thy countenance.

Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that (Elohim) had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up (MASHIACH) to sit on his throne;

He seeing this before spoke of the resurrection of(Mashiach), that his soul was not left in (SHEOL), neither his flesh did see corruption.

This (YAHUSHUA) has (Elohim) raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

Therefore being by the right hand of (Elohim) exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the (Ruach haQodesh), he has shed forth this, which you now see and hear.


For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, (Yahuah) said unto my Sovereign, Sit on my right hand,

Until I make your enemies your footstool.

36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that (Elohim) has made that same (YAHUSHUA), whom you have executed, both Master and (MASHIACH).

Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?


Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of (YAHUSHUA ha’MASHIACH) for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the (Ruach haQodesh).

For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as (Yahuah) our (Elohim) shall call.

And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying,

‘Save yourselves from this untoward generation.’

Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

Praising (Elohim), and having favour with all the people. And (Yahuah) added to the KAHAL daily such as should be saved.”


The Covenant /Marriage Contract (BRITH)  Ex 20:1-17

ASERETH HA’DABARIM (10 WORDS)  Yahuah’s Covenant, our wedding vows:  

The one whom you obey is the one you serve. 

NOTE:   The Catholic format of the Ten  Commandments alters or changes them (Daniel 7:25). 

They eliminated the 2nd Commandment, and made the 10th Commandment into two!


“And Elohim spoke all these Words:

1.  ‘I am Yahuah your Elohim, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

You shall have no other elohim before My face.


2. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the Earth beneath or in the waters below.   You shall not bow down to them or worship them;  for I, Yahuah your Elohim, am a jealous Elohim, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand [ generations] of those who love Me and keep My commandments.


3. You shall not cast the Name of Yahuah your Elohim to ruin, for Yahuah will not hold anyone guiltless who casts His Name to ruin.


4. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it qodesh. 

Six days you shall labor and do all your work,  but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahuah your Elohim.

On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates.  For in six days Yahuah made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day.

Therefore Yahuah blessed the Sabbath day and made it qodesh.


5. Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land Yahuah your Elohim is giving you.

6. You shall not murder.

7. You shall not adulterate.

8. You shall not steal.

9. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

10. You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”


The SHADOWS of the Redemption Plan are listed at Lev. 23, Dt. 16:


The SABBATH  (weekly),


and the 7 annual MOED’IM / appointments:

1.   Passover

2.   Feast of Unleavened Bread

3.   Shabuoth (weeks)/Pentecost (count 50)

4.   The Feast of Trumpets

5.   The Day of Atonement

6.   The Feast of Tabernacles

7.  The Great Last Day


Lev 23:9-21


  “(Yahuah) said to Mosheh,  Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest.  He is to wave the sheaf before (Yahuah) so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath.’”


The count to Shabuoth:


   "'From the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks.  Count off fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath, and then present an offering of new grain to (Yahuah).”   From wherever you live, bring two loaves made of two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour, baked with yeast, as a wave offering of first-fruits to (Yahuah).  Present with this bread seven male lambs, each a year old and without defect, one young bull and two rams.  They will be a burnt offering to (Yahuah), together with their grain offerings and drink offerings--an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to (Yahuah).   Then sacrifice one male goat for a sin offering and two lambs, each a year old, for a fellowship offering.    The priest is to wave the two lambs before (Yahuah) as a wave offering, together with the bread of the first-fruits. They are a sacred offering to (Yahuah) for the priest.  On that same day you are to proclaim a sacred assembly and do no regular work.  This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.”




Once each year, this anniversary celebration occurs that most people don't know much about.  It's a wedding anniversary of a marriage between Yahuah and Israel which occurred at the springtime of the year, at a mountain called Sinai (or Horeb), 50 days after being delivered from slavery in "Egypt".  In fact, this day is a "High Sabbath", one of seven High Sabbaths, that have traditionally been ignored by Constantine's hybrid religion, Christianity. They've been told they're the "bride of Christ", yet don't actually remember the marriage; they have a "Passover Lamb", but no Passover; and so it goes, on and on.  Few even know the NAME of their Bridegroom, Yahushua, and so they remain "unwise virgins", having no oil (His Name is as oil poured forth). 

When they knock to enter the marriage feast, He claims to not know them.


   Like Passover was turned into a "Sun-day" morning "last supper" every week, so Shabuoth has become a memorial to "speaking in tongues", rather than being about the renewal of the Covenant between Yahuah and Israel.


   You can begin your personal study of this feast at Lev. 23, and see how the "new grain offering to Yahuah" relates to how Israel becomes united to Yahuah through this renewal of the marriage Covenant.  Yahuah's redemption plan for Israel has seven parts to it; not the seven "sacraments", but the seven High Sabbaths.  When you carefully read the text at Lev. 23, you'll see that this observance is to occur on "the morrow after the seventh Sabbath", so it will always be on the first day of the week.  The Yahudim today observe it differently because they count "50 days" from a different beginning point; they use the movable High Sabbath during Unleavened Bread instead of the weekly Sabbath.  Also, they don't know what the "first fruits" is all about yet - it's about Yahushua, our Bridegroom’s resurrection.  Acts 2 clearly shows us that this festival is not a Christian one at all, but rather ALL ISRAEL was gathered together as one man before Yahuah.


   COMMITMENT is the defining aspect of any marriage, and our promise to obey Yahuah occurs at our immersion into the Name of Yahushua.  We become ISRAEL, joined in a permanent relationship with the Maker of Heaven and Earth through the Covenant.  The Mediator of this renewed Covenant is Yahushua, Yahuah in human form, now the Bridegroom of ISRAEL (not Christianity).  Christians don't understand what Shabuoth really is, nor does most of ISRAEL; but through the workers sent forth into the harvest they are learning.  Commitment to the Covenant means commitment to the marriage.




   Often, we hear that "Pentecost" as recorded in Acts 2 is the "birthday of the Church".  This is because they realize something very important happened, but their "Hebrew roots" to what that is have never been connected properly.  It's not a birthday, but rather an anniversary.  It's true that the Spirit of Yahushua was first given to the 120 Natsarim gathered together for this annual feast day at Yerushaliyim.  A "renewal" of the marriage Covenant came to the early Natsarim with "power" because Yahushua took up His dwelling-place in His people for the first time, and circumcised our hearts with a LOVE for the marriage, the Covenant.  This was the first fulfillment of the prophecy of the “NEW” Covenant, given at Jer./YermeYahu 31, quoted at Hebrews chapters 8 & 10.  Our Creator literally inscribes His Torah on our hearts!  What a wedding gift He has given to His bride, Israel!  We love to obey Him when we have entered the Covenant through immersion into His Name.  We take our Husband's Name upon us at our immersion, and become ONE with Him when He enters into us.  We become His TEMPLE, living stones that together make up this dwelling-place.  These were the "first fruits" of many to come; they are the early harvest.  We Natsarim work the fields so that the great harvest will be overflowing.  As Israel vowed to obey her husband at Sinai, so we marry Yahuah at our immersion:


The Bridegroom says,

"Love Me, and keep My Commandments!"


We say,

"All that you command, we will do and obey!"  ("We" means ISRAEL)

   What do we obey? 


that is our "way" or path, where we "walk".


   “Go therefore, and teach all nations, immersing them in the Name of ABBA, and BEN, and (Ruach haQodesh):

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.”   Matt 28:19-20    HEBREW TERMS RESTORED


   In this quote, Yahushua is talking to Israel, His bride, and we are to teach the heathens to obey the same Covenant  -  so there’s to be one body, Israel, made up of many “former Gentiles”  (Eph. 2), all obeying Torah, serving Yahuah in spirit and Truth.


   "How gracious He will be when you cry for help!  As soon as He hears, He will answer you.  Although Yahuah gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teacher will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, 'This is the way; walk in it.'"  Isa/YeshaYahu: 30:19-21

(Our teacher is His Commandments, which define SIN - the Torah of Yahuah.   See also 1 Jn./Yoch 3:4).


   "And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.  And it shall come to pass, when you have multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, says Yahuah, they shall say no more, 'the Ark of the Covenant of Yahuah: neither

shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.  At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of Yahuah; and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the Name of Yahuah, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.

In those days the house of Yahudah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance to your fathers."

YermeYahu/Jer 3:15-18


   Nazarene Israel is a special group within Israel; with Yahushua, they are, like Yahushua, called the first-fruits.  Israel's primary objective is to obey the Covenant (Brith), or 10 Declarations, and teach these instructions to the rest of mankind, so there will be knowledge of the true Creator (Yahuah).  Israel is the "wife" or "bride" of Yahuah, and the 10 Declarations represent the Covenant between Yahuah and Israel; this makes the relationship a marriage CONTRACT between them. This Covenant is referred to as the "TORAH"- a Hebrew word meaning instruction.  We were commissioned to go and teach all nations everything Israel was commanded to obey, and immerse them into His Name of salvation:



   No other nation but Israel has any Covenant relationship with Yahuah, so in order to enter into one, the outsider or foreigner must obey the same Covenant, and join or "engraft" into Israel.  The Mediator of the Renewed Covenant with Israel is Yahushua ha'Mashiach.


    So, Yahushua, have a wonderful anniversary this year, and thank you for allowing us to be the BRIDE You formed for yourself. Help us to become everything you expect in the perfect wife you so richly deserve,


You Who are the King of kings!    




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