'count fifty'): A feast celebrated
the fiftieth day after the sixteenth of Nisan,
which was the second day of the feast of the Passover.
Testament times, the word 'Pentecost' was used and was the time the
Great Infinite One we commonly refer to as God, used to visibly give
His Holy Spirit to those believers present for this momentous occasion:.Acts
chapter 2; 20:16;
The Day of Pentecost was
one of the ancient
commemorative feasts of ancient Israel, the Old Testament refers to.
Israel at this time because Judah
hadn't split off of Israel yet, thus
becoming its own nation.
Seven complete weeks, i.e.,
forty nine days, were to be reckoned and then this feast of Pentecost was
held on the next day, the fiftieth day of this first month called Nisan
on the Jewish sacred calendar; the western world's approximate spring time
It is first spoken of in.Exodus
"the feast of harvest" and again in.Exodus
"the feast of weeks" and also as "the day of the firstfruits" in.Numbers
The purpose of this ancient
feast of the Israelites
was to commemorate
the completion of the grain harvest.
person is a selfish person. Selfishness has with it other negatives including
degrees of dislike of others, often depending upon the selfish person's
4:22 "For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish.(foolish).children
and they have none understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to
do good they have no knowledge."
Selfishness focuses on one's
own needs, desires and wants and discounts others' needs and avoids attempting
to fulfill them. People have always had this problem of self centeredness:.Psalms
is just the same old thing happening to different people:.Ecclesiastes
1:9 "The thing that has been, it is that which shall be and that which
is done is that which shall be done. There is no new thing under the sun.".The
entire Book of Ecclesiastes.has
much to say about how futile
life can be without a spiritual side to it.
story was given at an awards dinner given by the American Association for
March 23, 1994, the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus and
concluded that he died from a shotgun wound of the head. He had jumped
from the top of a ten story building intending to commit suicide.(he
left a note indicating his despondency).
"As he fell past the ninth
floor, his life was interrupted by a shotgun blast through a window, which
killed him instantly.
"Neither the shooter, nor
aware that a safety net has been erected at the eighth floor level to protect
some window washers. Opus would not have been able to complete his suicide
anyway because of this.
"The fact Opus was shot on
the way to certain death he believed was nine stories down, probably would
not have changed his mode of death from suicide to homicide.
"But the fact that his suicidal
attempt would not have been successful caused the medical examiner to feel
that he had a homicide on his hands. The room on the ninth floor whence
the shotgun blast emanated was occupied by an elderly man and his wife.
They were arguing and he was threatening her with the shotgun. He was so
upset that when he pulled the trigger, he completely missed his wife and
the pellets went through the window striking Opus.
"When one intends to kill
subject A, but kills subject B in the attempt, one is guilty of the murder
of subject B.
"When confronted with this
charge, the old man and his wife were adamant that neither knew the shotgun
was loaded. The old man said it was his long standing habit to threaten
his wife with the unloaded shotgun. He had no intention to murder her.
Therefore, the murder of Opus appeared to be an accident; that is, the
gun had been accidentally loaded.
"The continuing investigation
turned up a witness who saw the old couple's son loading the gun approximately
six weeks prior to the fatal incident.
"It transpired that the old
lady had cut off her son's finances and the son, knowing the propensity
of the father to use the shotgun threateningly, loaded the gun with the
expectation that his father would shoot his mother.
"The case now becomes one
of murder on the part of the son for the death of Ronald Opus.
"There was an exquisite twist.
Further investigation revealed that the son was Ronald Opus. He had become
increasingly despondent over the failure of his attempt to engineer his
weeks had passed). This led him to
jump off the ten story building on March 23, only to be killed by a shotgun
blast through the ninth story window.
"The medical examiner closed
the case as a suicide. The son had shot himself."
...courtesy of Calgary's Good Morning News.