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 the annual commemoration /observance of the giving of TORAH at Sinai.  

This Covenant is a marriage agreement, and Yisharal was betrothed to Yahuah as His BRIDE (wife). Shabuoth is a wedding anniversary, NOT A BIRTHDAY.

Birthdays are Babylonian witchcraft.


The Word "Shabuoth" (aka Pentecost – “count fifty” in Greek)
Scripture explains the week for us, telling us there are 6 days in which work may be done, and the 7th day is to rest.
Hebrews 4 says there remains a Shabath for the people of Yahuah:
“So there remains a Shabath-keeping for the people of Yahuah. For the one, having entered into His rest, has himself also rested from his works, as Yahuah rested from His own. Let us therefore do our utmost to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of disobedience.”

It's tough to accept for Lunar Sabbathers, but add up the 7 weeks from First-fruits to Shabuoth (Uyiqra/Lev. 23:15, 16). 
Do you know what the word "Shabuoth" means? 
It's the plural of shabua, our word week, and is based on the word sheba, "seven." 
The same model exists for the Jubilee count, but involves counting 7 x 7 years.
The 50th year is the Jubilee, or “Yobel.” 
The tekufah (cycle) is set by the moon as confirmed at Shemoth (Ex.) 12:2. 
The continuous pattern of sevens is confirmed by both the count to Shabuoth as well as the Jubilee count.

The great significance of this period is these 50 days recall the resurrection of Yahusha and the time He came to indwell the 120 Natsarim on the day of Shabuoth. Yahusha was "cut-off" from the living fulfilling the Passover.

The 3 days and 3 nights He was in the tomb validated His teaching authority which He gave as the sign of Yunah.

On the first day of the week during the 7-day period of Matsah, He became the wave-sheaf offering, the Bikkurim, the first-born from the dead. His resurrection fulfilled Bikkurim, and He presented Himself as the wave-sheaf on that morning when Miryam was the first to see Him alive. Talmudic tradition (which we ignore) says to count the 49 days. Uyiqra 23 tells us to count the "shabuoth" (weeks).

A "week" (shabua) is 7 days, and they are intact, actual weeks, not just any grouping of 7 days. The count begins from the morrow after the Shabath during Matsah, which is Bikkurim, the Hebrew word for first-fruits, and also for first-born. A child is metaphorically "fruit."

The counting of the 7 complete weeks leads us up to a total of 49 days, which Scripture totals for us. The morrow after the 7th Shabath is the 50th day, and is the commemoration of the giving of Torah at Sinai. Christians call this day "Pentecost" - a Greek word meaning "count 50." Yahusha is the Bread of Life, and on Shabuoth His life joined to the minds of His followers in such a way that they received the power to guard and teach His Torah.

He writes a love for Torah on the hearts of all who receive Him.

Yisharal was wedded to Yahuah at the first Shabuoth.

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

TORAH is the Hebrew word for teaching or instruction.

At Sinai, this Torah was written in stone.

At Acts 2 in Yerushalayim, 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. 

Yahusha is the First-Fruits, or first-born, 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 Yahusha’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 Shabath.”

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


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 Yisharal through His Covenant (Lev. 23, Dt. 16).  These are listed as the Shabath (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 Yisharal will observe them and see Yahuah’s redemption plan for them.

Yahuah uses agricultural metaphors to represent His "redemption plan" for Yisharal, and Yahusha's work is accomplishing that redemption through all of these shadowy outlines.


They are literally shadows (metaphoric teachings) for Yisharal.


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 Shabath days which are a shadow of things to come for the body of Mashiak." Kol 2:16-17


Normally we see the word but in the last phrase.  However, these shadows are intended to be for the body of Mashiak, 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 is was added, and not in the Greek Received Text).

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." (KJV contains this mistranslation)

These festivals are shadows of things to come, and certainly are for the body of Mashiak.

The body of Mashiak is Yisharal.

Shabuoth is an annual Shabath day, a shadow of our Redemption. Through the Covenant we are wedded to Yahusha, our Redeemer, the Husband of all Yisharal.

Yisharal was gathered together as we see at Acts 2 in a slightly corrected KJV so you will be familiarized with the more accurate, original terms:

“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 Yerushalayim 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 we hear every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea (Yahudah), and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of (Alahim).

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 Yerushalayim, 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.

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

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith (Alahim), 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 Yisharal, hear these words; (YAHUSHA) of Natsarith, a man approved of (Alahim) among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which (Alahim) did by him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know:

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

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

For David (Daud) 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 (Alahim) had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up (Mashiak) to sit on his throne;

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

This (YAHUSHA) has (Alahim) raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

Therefore being by the right hand of (Alahim) 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.'"  

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. 

The Catholic format of the Ten  Commandments changes them (Danial 7:25). 

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


“And Alahim spoke all these Words:

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

You shall have no other Alahim 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 Alahim, am a jealous Alahim, 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 lay-waste the Name of Yahuah your Alahim, for Yahuah will not hold anyone guiltless who lays-waste His Name.


4. Remember the Shabath day by keeping it qodesh. 

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

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 Shabath day and made it qodesh.


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

6. You shall not murder.

7. You shall not break wedlock.

8. You shall not steal.

9. You shall not give false (destructive) 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 Shabath  (weekly) and the 7 annual MOED’IM / appointments:

Passover  (PESAK)

Feast of Unleavened Bread  (MATSAH)

First-Fruits (BIKKURIM)

Pentecost (count 50) - Shabuoth (weeks)

Feast of Trumpets (YOM TERUAH, day of shout)

Day of Atonement (YOM KAFAR, day of covering)

Feast of Tabernacles  (SUKKOTH, tents)

Lev 23:9-21

  “Yahuah said to Mosheh,  Speak to the Yisharalites 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 Shabath.’”

The count to Shabuoth:

"'From the day after the Shabath, 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 Shabath, 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 Yisharal 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 Shabath", one of seven High Shabaths, 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, Yahusha, 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 Yisharal.

   You can begin your personal study of this feast at Lev. 23, and see how the "new grain offering to Yahuah" relates to how Yisharal becomes united to Yahuah through this renewal of the marriage Covenant.  Yahuah's redemption plan for Yisharal has seven parts to it; not the seven "sacraments", but the seven High Shabaths.  When you carefully read the text at Lev. 23, you'll see that this observance is to occur on "the morrow after the seventh Shabath", 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 Shabath during Unleavened Bread instead of the weekly Shabath.  Also, they don't know what the "first fruits" is all about yet - it's about Yahusha, our Bridegroom’s resurrection.  Acts 2 clearly shows us that this festival is not a Christian one at all, but rather ALL Yisharal 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 Yahusha.  We become Yisharal, joined in a permanent relationship with the Maker of Heaven and Earth through the Covenant.  The Mediator of this renewed Covenant is Yahusha, Yahuah in human form, now the Bridegroom of Yisharal (not Christianity).  Christians don't understand what Shabuoth really is, nor does most of Yisharal; 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 Yahusha was first given to the 120 Natsarim gathered together for this annual feast day at Yerushalayim.  A "renewal" of the marriage Covenant came to the early Natsarim with "power" because Yahusha 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./YIrmeYahu 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, Yisharal. 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 Yisharal 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 Yisharal)

   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   


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


"How kind 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/YashaYahu: 30:19-21

Our teacher is His Torah/Commandments, which define SIN - the Torah of Yahuah.   See also 1 Jn./Yahukanon 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 Yerushalayim the throne of Yahuah; and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the Name of Yahuah, to Yerushalayim: 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 Yisharal, 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."

YIrmeYahu/Jer 3:15-18

Nazarene Yisharal is a special group within Yisharal; with Yahusha, they are, like Yahusha, called the First-Fruits.  Yisharal'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).  Yisharal is the wife / ashah or bride of Yahuah, and the 10 Declarations represent the Covenant between Yahuah and Yisharal; 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 Yisharal was commanded to obey, and immerse them into His Name of salvation:


   No other nation but Yisharal 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 Yisharal.  The Mediator of the Renewed Covenant with Yisharal is Yahusha ha'Mashiak.


Yahusha, may You 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!

We celebrate Your Covenant, as we will do again at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.