Hope To The End.............. Counting the Omer ........ Leviticus 23:15
Lag BaOmer falls on the 33rd day of the counting of Omer. It is exactly one week before the Ascension of our Lord on Ascension Thursday.
Following the Christian Easter ( Bikkurim) Lag Boemer would also fall on a Thursday.
Jesus, our First Fruits from the dead --- 1 Corinthians 15:20 --- 26
Although the 33rd day of the Omer count is not mentioned in the New Testament, it reminds us that the counting of the Omer is a continuous symbol of the resurrecting of all Believers.
Counting the Omer and 1 Corinthians 15
" Although many read this passage as a commentary on the order of resurrection, Paul is actually making a technical reference to the holy day of Sfirat Haomer (First Fruits). It is not just that Yeshua was the first to rise bodily from the grave, but that by so doing, He is the direct fulfillment of the feast of First Fruits.
We miss a very important Biblical truth by not using the term "First Fruits" as the name of this feast, because "first" implies a second, third, fourth, and so on, and that is the real meaning of this feast. We are not only celebrating the resurrection of Yeshua of First Fruits, we are celebrating the resurrection of the entire body of Messianic Believers, His Church! We shall all be resurrected and go to heaven, just as the L-rd did,
"Every man in his own order"
-- ( 33rd day -- always one week
before Ascension Thursday
Ed: Although we at Hope To The End do not believe that our Rapture is on Ascension Thursday, we do believe "Ascension" is a valid word for the Rapture.
Therefore we can deduce that perhaps Lag Boemer is an indication that WHENEVER the rapture takes place, we will have a 7 day notice.
Just a thought. Noah was given a 7 day day notice before the ark ascended. Genesis 7
Lag BaOmer LINKS http://www.jr.co.il/hotsites/j-hdayla.htm
Lag Ba Omer -- Arutz Sheva
The government recently decided to make Lag BaOmer a national day honoring IDF reserve soldiers, in appreciation for their motivation and willingness to "share the load." This will be the third year that soldiers serving in reserves on this day receive free rides on Israel Railways
LAG BaOMER IN MERON from Arutz Sheva
Thousands of people have already gathered at the gravesite of the Mishnaic sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Meron, in northern Israel, for the traditional Lag BaOmer celebrations this evening and tomorrow. The celebrations began this afternoon with the traditional parade of Torah scrolls from the home of the Abu Evron family, in the Old City of Tzfat, towards Meron. Rabbis, residents of Tzfat, and visitors young and old from all over the country took part in the 170-year-old tradition.
The minor holiday of Lag BaOmer - the 33rd day of the Omer period - is marked most notably with traditional bonfires throughout the country. It marks the anniversary of the death more than 1,800 years ago of Rabbi Shimon, whose teachings comprise the text of the primary Kabbalah sourcebook, the Zohar. The bonfires - a tradition kept by Jewish children of all backgrounds in Israel - are said to represent the light of Torah
Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled all the Messianic prophecies