April 16th. 2017 4th. Day of Unleavened Bread, 3rd. Day of Omer Count, 18th. day of Abib/Nisan
“You shall then COUNT seven complete weeks after the day following the Passover holiday when you brought the Omer as a wave offering” (Lev.23:15).
Notice that there are actually TWO commands in counting the Omer! First, we are commanded to “count off” the weeks, week by week. Then we are commanded to count off the DAYS, till we come to fifty – the fiftieth day being Pentecost!
“Sefirat Ha’Omer” – counting the Omer – refers to the forty-nine days from the second day of the Passover festival, and recounts the journey of the Israelites from Egypt, through the desert wastes, to the revelation of God at Mount Sinai, when the Commandments of God were set forth from heaven, and God made a Covenant with His people Israel, and “married” His bride – a “marriage covenant” (Jer.3:14).
This step-by-step journey through the wilderness was a time of trial and testing. God revealed to His people the Sabbath day (Exo.16), and satisfied their hunger with manna from heaven. When they complained of thirst, He caused water to spring forth. When the Amalekites attacked, He intervened for them and helped them fight off the vicious hordes (known as the Hyksos in Egyptian history).
Each day the Israelites – the people of God – were commanded to count the Omer, as they experienced their journey from captivity (Egypt) to freedom (Sinai).
From: http://triumphpro.co...ow-to-count.htm If interested