Are you a Christian? Or a Pentecostal? Or part of the Hebrew roots movement? Did you notice what happened? No one seems to be talking about it, so I will write about it. For those that don’t know, following Passover, there is a count that happens. Hebrew culture counts the Omer for 49 days (7 weeks) from the Exodus (First Passover) until the receiving of the Law at Mount Sinai. At the end, the 50th day, the Feast of Weeks is celebrated (ref. Ex. 34:22, Lev. 23:15-16; Num. 28:26; Deut. 16:9-10, 16). After the Crucifixion, this was the time which the Holy Spirit poured out (Act2:1-4), the Pentecost. In Old Testament times, the Law was given. In New Testament times, the Holy Spirit was given.
This year, 2020, out of curiosity I was keeping track of this counting of days. We live on the out skirts of Minneapolis/St Paul metro area. The counting of the Omer ended May 27, 2020. On May 28th , the 50th day, lawlessness and violence poured out in Minneapolis. As the city burned for days, the fires could be see as far away as Hudson, Wisconsin. Interestingly, enough it started in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District which is represented by Ilhan Omar. Soon after, the lawlessness spread through out parts of the world.
As I read the news daily and am angered by the violence and lawlessness, my thoughts keep coming back to Gen. 6:5 during Noah’s time when the thoughts of men were only intent on evil (also Mt. 24:37), so keep your heart and thoughts on the Lord in these times. Remember the Son of Zebedee (Luke 9:54-56) and Christ rebuked them for their zeal to command fire from heaven to destroy the Samaritans. I see many angry at our elected officials for abdicating their authority to mobs who are bent on violence. Do something constructive, not destructive. And most of all if you are not saved, you should consider it seriously for the Lord does not want anyone to perish (even the worst of us). But know there will come a time of wrath (Rev. 19:15-21) so don’t delay.