Shavuot or Pentecost (also known as the Feast of Weeks), is a Biblical holiday that occurs seven weeks after Passover and coincides with the wheat harvest in the Land of Israel (Lev 23:15-16). In Jewish tradition it commemorates the day God gave the Torah to the nation of Israel on Mount Sinai. For believers in Yeshua it is also the day that God gave the Holy Spirit to the disciples in Jerusalem, as Yeshua promised, after waiting and praying in one accord (Acts 1-2).
On All Flesh
In that moment, when the disciples and those gathered with them began to speak in tongues and to prophecy, the bewildered onlookers supposed them to be drunk. But Simon Peter received a revelation through the Holy Spirit that what they were experiencing was not only the fulfillment of Yeshua’s promise, but also that it had already been foretold by the prophets of old.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and daughters shall prophecy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams.” (Joel 2:28)
While at that time the disciples believed that they would soon witness Yeshua’s return, we know that this was only the beginning of God’s end-time plans. And while we don’t know exactly where we are in that timeline, we believe that the world has yet to witness the complete fulfillment of Joel 2:28, a global outpouring of the Holy Spirit on all flesh.
Another Prophetic Pattern
What led up to the first outpouring of the Holy Spirit, was a combination of the disciples gathering in one heart, extended prayer, and obedience to Yeshua’s command to wait in Jerusalem until they were “endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:49). We believe that in following this pattern of praying all night in one heart on Shavuot as they did, we will see the same results and be a part of experiencing the fulfillment of one of the most exciting End Times prophecies. When they prayed in one accord in Jerusalem, the Holy Spirit was poured out in Jerusalem. When we pray in one accord around the world, we will see the Holy Spirit poured out in every nation of the world. We therefore believe that this worldwide revival will follow the pattern of Acts 2 but will take place on a global scale and will usher in the return of Yeshua.
Toward this goal, we host an annual prayer and fasting night vigil. Local believers, prayer houses, congregational leaders and worship teams join with prayer warriors tuning into our livestream broadcast across the globe. It is our desire to join together in unity and to seek God for the fulfilment of His long-awaited promise.
We invite you to join us this Shavuot through our livestream broadcast. The majority of the evening will be conducted in Hebrew and usually there is one watch in Arabic. We provide English translation for those watching online.