Lamentation 2:6 says, “I will cause them to forget my Sabbath‘s and feast days, and in my fierce anger I reject and disdain both king and priest.
Leviticus 23:16 says, “even until the morrow “AFTER” the SEVENTH SABBATH shall you number 50 days and ye shall offer a new meat/grain offering to YHWH”.
The traditional 3rd month Shavuot/Pentecost, is 50 days after Passover, and not 50 days after the seventh Sabbath, making it Scripturally, Mathematically, Scientifically, and even agriculturally impossible as we will see.
Bullinger lexicon gives the definition of the word until and says that the word “until” means, “as long as, marking the continuance of an action up to the time of another action”.
Notice Leviticus 23:16 clearly says the morrow AFTER the seventh Sabbath shall ye number the 50 days, it does not say to number 50 days after Passover, and then offer the new meat offering, but 50 days “after” the “Seventh Sabbath”!
Most people agree that Pentecost commemorates the giving of the law. Israel left Egypt on Passover the 14th of the first month of Nissan and arrived at Mt Sinai from Egypt on the 3rd month of Sivan (Exodus 19:1)
The law was not given then delivered until the END of the 40 days and 40 nights which is 50 days after the seventh Sabbath journey, not 50 days after Passover. See Exodus 31:18 and Deuteronomy 9:11.
Moses testifies that the law was given to him at the END of the 40 days and 40 nights, not at the beginning.
The traditions of men will try to blind your mind to the definition of these Hebrew words and also cause you to ignore the examples where thousands of Israelites observed Shavuot 50 days beyond the traditional Pentecost count which was at the time that the law and tables of stone was actually given to Israel.
Notice that the seven Sabbaths are COUNTED but the 50 days are each NUMBERED. The 50 days are each “numbered” AFTER the seven Sabbaths are “counted” and “THEN” the new meat or grain offering is offered.
The word "shall ye" or "ye shall" is ALWAYS “future tense” and never past tense therefore the numbering of the 50 days comes AFTER the seventh Sabbath are counted.
It does not say that the morrow after the seventh Sabbath you “have” numbered 50 days, but you “shall” number 50 days, there’s a big difference, you shall number (future) the 50 days, after the seventh sabbath complete
The Hebrew calendar given to Moses by YAHWEH in Leviticus 23 begins at the new moon in the first spring month. YAHWEH calendar does not begin in winter.
The spring equinox was on March 20th 2021. The first new moon of the spring fell on 11th of April. The following day the 12th of April started the first day of the new year on Nissan 1 YAHWEH true calendar.
Passover begins on the 14th day of Nissan which this year was on April 26th a full moon. Passover always falls on a full moon!
Leviticus 23:15-16 count of 7 sabbaths plus a 50 day count brings us to the end of the 4th month of Tammuz!
Jesus said in John 4:35 that its "4 months to harvest"
To understand YAHWEH concerning his timing of end time events we need to know when His holy convocations are on His calendar. YAHWEH established His holy calendar based on the new moon lunar cycle.
"And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord." Isaiah 66:23
Here is a graph of YAHWEH holy Calendar for the remainder of 2021 to the Start new year of 2022.
* Today July 17th is the 8th day of the 4th month of Tammuz
* August 8th is the new moon of the 5th month of Av
*September 6th is the new moon of the 6th month of Elul
SEPTEMBER 22ND FALL EQUINOX
*October 7th is the new moon of the 7th month of Tishre
Feast of Trumpets-Tishre 1
Day of Atonement- Tishre 10
Feast of Tabernacles- Tishre 15-23 (feast of Ingathering)
* November 4th is the new moon of the 8th month of Cheshvan
* December 3rd is the new moon of the 9th month of Kislev
*January 2nd is the new moon of the 10th month of Tevet
*January 31st is the new moon of the 11th month of Shevat
*March 2 is the new moon of the 12th month of Adar
MARCH 20TH IS THE SPRING EQUINOX
* March 30 is the new moon of the 1st month of Nissan 2022
Most if not all of Judaism and Christendom follow calendars other then YAHWEH true Torah calendar given to Moses.
YAHWEH takes very serious His holy convocations. YAHWEH slew high priests attempting to offer a blood sacrifice on the mercy seat on a day other then the day He ascribed as the day of Atonement on YAHWEH calendar.
Today as of July 17th it is the 8th of Tammuz yet Judaism and Christendom is saying today is the 9th of Av/ Tisha B' Av.
One of the many problems with this false assumption is that those that subscribe to today being the 9th of Av will be celebrating the fall feasts starting with Rosh Hashanah /Feast of Trumpets September 7th.
Then Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement on September 15th and finally Sukkot/ Feast of tabernacles starting on September 20.
If you subscribe to the belief that today is the 9th of Av or Tish B' Av then on January 31st of 2022 these false calendars will observe the 12th month of Adar and begin the new year at the end of February.
Then begin observing the spring feasts/holy convocations of YAHWEH starting with Passover in the winter before the spring equinox.
So to compensate these false calendars have to add a month that they call Adar 2 to adjust for the end of the year short fall. Only problem is Adar 2 cannot be found anywhere in YAHWEH holy scriptures.
Then To throw fuel on the fire of indifference, spiritual blindness and hardness of heart toward YAHWEH all of Judaism and Christendom observe YAHWEH weekly sabbaths on Saturday!
The monthly Sabbath's begin the day after every new moon and always falls on the 8th,15th, 22nd , 29th of YAHWEH calendar based on the lunar cycle.
No one has ever been able to Demonstrate from the scriptures that the true Sabbaths fall on any other dates then those listed above.
YAHWEH restored & clearly established the 15th day of the lunar month as a sabbath two months in a row with the giving of the manna (Exodus 16)
John19:31- The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation (14th), that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day (15th), besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
The day after the Sabbath(when the wave sheaf offering is made at the beginning of unleavened bread) would begin at 6pm on the 16th of the first month.
Count 7 sabbaths plus 50 days and we come to the very end of the 4th month of Tammuz the beginning of the 5th month of Av/August 8-9. Jesus said in John 4:35 that its "4 months to harvest" when Pentecost " has fully come"
Wheat is sown in the first month of Abib and is reaped in the fourth month/summer which again is seven Sabbaths plus 50 days.
You cannot plant and harvest wheat in 7 Sabbaths or 7 weeks. The first fruit of the wheat would be from the summer wheat harvest, not a spring wheat harvest which cannot even be found in Scripture.
Following the wheat the grapes are then harvested in (August-September.) This pattern and timing of Pentecost is "fully come" is also confirmed by Joel prophesying in the second chapter, that the Holy Spirit would be poured out when ‘the floors would be full of wheat and the wine presses would be full of wine’.
Yeshua declared in Matthew 26:29 "I tell you the truth I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”