Shavuot or “Pentecost” signifies that God is taking a people for Himself from among the nations. This people has been chosen and sanctified to bring forth God’s purpose in the midst of the nations. The original covenant with Israel at Mt. Sinai was made at this time. On this day two loaves of bread are waved before the Lord. These are as first fruits to the Lord: “a first sampling of your later crops” (Leviticus 23:17). These represent the abundant harvest that is to come. The loaves of bread represent Israel and the body of Messiah, the first fruits of the harvest that is to come. Is is on this festival that God chose to make His covenants with His two chosen vessels; Israel (Exodus 19:1) and the Church (Acts 2:1-4).