Counting of the Omer begins on the evening of April 6, 2023

Pentecost/Shavuot begins evening May 25, 2023 and ends the following evening. Extending it another day, 24 hours to the following sundown is part of the Jewish tradition.

Luke 24:49
Behold, I (YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH) send the Promise of MY FATHER upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.

John 14:26
But the Comforter, who is the RUACH ha KODESH, whom the FATHER will send in MY name, SHE shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

In Biblical times, on the morning of 16 Nisan (the morning after the Passover high shabbat of 15 Nisan), the sheaf/omer of the firstfruits of the barley harvest (Reshit Katsir literally Start of the Harvest) was waved and offered along with a male lamb as a burnt offering, and unleavened bread, oil and wine (Lv 23:9-16). This also starts the Sefirat HaOmer, Counting of the Omer, counting 7 weeks to Shavu'ot/Pentecost.

In modern times, the Jewish tradition is to start the counting at the start of the Jewish day, which starts in the evening—in otherwords, we begin the counting of the omer in the evening as 15 Nisan ends, and 16 Nisan begins. If you miss a night of counting, you can always do it the following morning, or before the next Jewish day begins.

The Omer is not just about the Old Blood Covenant but the New Blood Covenant. Yes in the Old Covenant they counted the wheat but in the New Blood Covenant we are the wheat and not the tares.

Elisheva Gives Reasons Why We Count The Omer

Click here to see the Pentecost / Shavuot Illustration

CountDown of the Omer

Please click an Omer day on the calendar to read the Omer reading for that day.
All Jewish calendar dates begin in the evening of that day.

The word omer literally means “sheaf,” as in a sheaf of barley or wheat. The Torah tells us to count the omer (Leviticus 23:15-16), in this case the days from when the grain harvest began right after the Passover until the height of the harvest at Shavu’ot.

At Passover YAH freed the Jewish people from a life of slavery in Egypt, and at Shavu’ot YAH gave them the Torah. At Passover YAHUSHUA [JESUS CHRIST] shed HIS BLOOD and died for our sins. HE died and arose three days later, made many appearances to HIS disciples.

Before HE ascended on the 40th day told HIS disciples to tarry and wait in the Upper Room for the RUACH HA KODESH [HOLY SPIRIT] to descend. This was a time to examine themselves.

On the 50th day, the Day of Pentecost, they received the Baptism of the RUACH HA KODESH [HOLY SPIRIT] and received the gift of Holy tongues [Acts 2].

As Messianic Believers our thoughts should be on YAHUSHUA daily and the counting of the omer is a time to reflect on our relationship with HIM and prepare our hearts for Feast of Shavuot.

YAHUSHUA is the CENTER of all we do in this Ministry and our only desire is to bring GLORY to HIM.