Update: 5-5-21, The horrific disaster in Israel when 50 worshipers were tragically trampled to death; Yosef Schwinger proclaimed it's a decree from above. The Jewish state of Israel has endured numerous horrific tragedies - God's word has much to say about disobedience and punishment:
The Lord said, “If you will not obey My commands, you will be punished. If you refuse to obey My laws and commands and break the covenant I have made with you, I will punish you."
Leviticus 26:14, 43; Deuteronomy 28:15-68; 1 Samuel 15:1-9; 1 Kings 13:11-34 🙏🏻
The World is being punished ...
Israel: Jewish Lag B'Omer 2021 Commemoration Ends in Tragedy
4-29-21, JERUSALEM (AP) — This annual Jewish one-day holiday is celebrated between the Passover and Shavuot (Weeks/ Pentecost). Although, this holiday was instituted by the rabbis , it does fall within the Biblically mandated observance of counting the Omer, the period of time linking Passover (the exodus from Egypt) with Shavuot (the giving of the Torah). Lag is the number 33 and Omer is a unit of measure, means “sheaves of a harvested crop.
In ancient times, the Jewish People cut down an omer of barley and brought it to the Temple as an offering on the second day of Passover. The Torah commanded the Jewish people to count from the time of this ‘wave offering’ the seven weeks until the evening of Shavuot [aka Pentecost] May 23, 2021.
“Count off seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain. Then celebrate the Feast of Weeks [Shavuot] to the Lord your God by giving a freewill offering in proportion to the blessings the Lord your God has given you.” Deuteronomy 16:9–10
[In modern day this commemoration does have some wonderful history for born again Believers in Messiah the Lord Jesus. It was during the counting of the Omer that Yeshua (Jesus) appeared to His disciples after the resurrection.]
The tone of the Counting of the Omer is not one of joy, but of somber introspection, as people prepare themselves to receive the Torah by reflecting on how to be a better person.
This year a stampede broke out injuring and trampling more than 100 people, dozens critically.
Yes ... Lag b’Omer: Yearning for the Messiah
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