Feasts

What if the Festivals have everything to do with what God intended to do for us and our response to Him? In effect they would be the plan of salvation.

The Truth, the true Light (Festival of Dedication/Lights) that every man needs will come into the world and dwell among you (Festival of Tabernacles). He will be the sacrifice for your sins that will cause Me to pass over you and reconcile you to Me (Passover), He will be able to do this because He Himself will be without sin (Feast of Unleavened Bread). But even though He is slain, He will raise from the dead and He will be the first of many (Feast of Firstfruits). And I will pour out my spirit on you, and be with you (Pentecost). You must respond to the call, the Good News I am sending out to you (Trumpets/Blowing), You are being called to Me, to repentance, for a day of atonement (judgment) will come to all men. Receive the sacrifice I have made for you for it is not by works, you can do no work. (Day of Atonement) And you will receive My rest. (Sabbath).

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Dual fulfillments. Leviticus 23:26-32 This is Yom Kippur, our Jewish brethren celebrate this as a day for reflection upon deeds done during the past year and with that the hope of doing better in the next. The Day of Reckoning is a day in which all the accounts must be settled between God and His people for that year. This is where each individual soul has an obvious requirement to reflect and prepare him/herself for the day when each will give account for their deeds and receive what was promised to them on the Day of Judgment. The blast from Read full article…

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The announcement, this is fulfilled by our responding (Leviticus 23:24-27) In the autumn of the year and on the first day of the Tishrei moon trumpets are blown to announce the Hebrew holiday of Rosh Hashanah. It is simply “Yom Teruah–the Day of Blowing.” Since the blowing of the trumpets became the distinguishing characteristic of the day, it became known as the Feasts of the Trumpets: the feast that called people to prepare to stand before the judgment of God. The texts give no specific reason for observing the Feast of the Trumpet. This is surprising because the Bible usually Read full article…

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Fulfilled by the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost (Leviticus 23:15-22). 50 days from the day the firstfruits of the barley harvest was waved before the Lord, is Shavuot or the Day of Pentecost. Rabbinic scholars believe that it was on this day that God visited His people after their exodus from Egypt and through Moses, brought the Law down from Mount Sinai. This earthshaking day of visitation, trembling, and betrothal is the birthday of the nation of Israel. Here Moses brings down the Torah or Law for the nation. 50 days from the day the Firstfruits, the Day Read full article…

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Fulfilled by Jesus at His Resurrection. Leviticus 23:10-11 On the 17th day of the month of Nisan the firstfruits of the barley harvest was gathered and waved before the Lord in celebration. On the 17th day of Nisan. Jesus rises up from the grave. He is the firstfruits from the dead. On that very day He fulfilled the feast. Jesus raised from the dead the firstfruits of the Resurrection of the dead. Those that were spiritually dead can now be born again, thou they perish yet they may live (1 Corinthians 15:20).

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Fulfilled by Jesus who was without sin. Leviticus 23:4-8 Leaven, a typology of sin, was removed from the dwellings. Then at twilight, as the 14th day of Nisan was ending, the Passover lambs were slain. Sunset initiated the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Nisan 15 was a “high day”, a non Saturday Sabbath. Bread baked without yeast was eaten during the seven days of the feast. Sunset began the 15th day of Nisan. Jesus took on our sins at the crucifixion and then He was buried, or put away, hidden just in time for the Feast of Read full article…

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Fulfilled by Jesus at His crucifixion. Exodus 12:14-20 On the 14th day of Nisan the sacrifice lamb is slain. The blood of atonement upon the door brings salvation as the death angel passes overhead. The epic Exodus that follows sees God’s covenant people delivered from the bondage of Egypt. This was the Old Covenant fulfillment of Passover for national salvation. On the 14th day of Nisan, on the eve of Passover, Jesus is crucified. The blood of the promised Sacrifice Lamb is shed. This is the redemption God has provided. It brings salvation to His covenant people, delivering them from Read full article…

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Fulfilled by Jesus when He was born and dwelt among us. Deuteronomy 31:10-11, Leviticus 23:33-36 Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, or Feast of Tabernacles, is a Biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (late September to late October). It is one of the three biblically mandated festivals Shalosh regalim on which Hebrews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. The holiday lasts seven days (eight in the diaspora). The first day is a sabbath-like yom tov when work is forbidden. The sukkah is intended as a reminiscence of the type of Read full article…

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Festival of Lights Fulfilled by Jesus when the Light entered the World. John 10:22-29 Also known as the Hanukkah, or Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. This Jewish ‘Feast of Dedication’ (Hannukah as it is also called) honors the re-dedication of the Jewish temple after it had been defiled by the forces of Antiochus IV Epiphanes. The Festival of Lights proclaims the cleansing of the temple and its altar by Judas Maccabees in the Read full article…

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