Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Seven Feasts of Israel are Fulfilled in Jesus




The Chart Of God's Yearly Seven Feasts...


 In Leviticus God said that the feasts were appointed of the LORD and that they were His.
 (Lev. 23:2).

Our God is truly amazing..... in the way that he has ordered events to unfold according to his glory and his purposes.


Passover Feast


In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, is the LORD’s Passover.

Leviticus 23:5

In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, is the LORD’s Passover.

Leviticus 23:5

Passover began on the 14th of Nisan.The feast was to observe when the Israelites were passed over by the wrath of the God as He moved through Egypt slaying the firstborn of each family house.  The God passed over each home that had the blood of a sacrificed lamb blood on the outside doorposts

Ex. 12:1-28

Even before the first Passover occurred, Moses ordered that the day would be kept as a memorial and a feast.

Ex. 12:14

Jesus rode into Jerusalem on His donkey. On the 10th day of Nisan,  This happened on the very same day that the Israelites were to select their unblemished lambs to be sacrificed by the whole congregation four days later.

Ex. 12:3-6.

Like the unblemished lambs, Jesus was presented to Israel as being perfect (with sin) before being sacrificed on the 14th day of Nisan or the beginning of Passover.

John 19:14

The Passover lambs died at twilight

Ex. 12:6 Lev. 23:5

Jesus die...

Matt. 27:45-50).

Jesus is the ultimate Passover lamb which the others were only pointing to.  Jesus was truly the lamb without defect.

Peter 1:19

Our sweet Lord knew no sin 2 Cor. 5:21

Jesus was the lamb who takes sin away from the world

John 1:29

Paul even identified Christ as the Passover lamb that had been sacrificed.

1 Cor. 5:7

whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.  This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

Romans 3:25

This is the true Passover that the first one in Egypt and the reenactments on the feast day were only looking to.UNLEAVENED BREAD



And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.  On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.  But you shall present a food offering to the Lord for seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.”

Leviticus 23:6

The feast of Unleavened Bread begins on the 15th of Nisan and lasts for seven days.  The first and last days of the seven day feast are identified as holy convocations or high Sabbaths.


The feast looked to recall how the Israelites were not able (did not have time) to add yeast to their bread as they fled from Egypt.

(Ex. 12:33-34).

If any person did eat leavened bread then he or she was cut off from Israel.

Ex. 12:15

Remember now that Jesus died only hours before sunset on Nisan 14.  He would have been buried on the 15th of Nisan and thus on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

While the burial of Jesus clearly fulfilled this feast, it is not immediately obvious as to how.

The Lord Himself used leaven in this sense on a few occasions including.

Mark 8:15

The apostle Paul also used leaven in this sense as part of his teachings.

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

1 Corinthians 5:6:

The buried body of Jesus was likened to a kernel of wheat planted in the ground that would soon burst forth as the bread of life

John 6:35-51

Even the Matzo bread used by Jews in celebrating Passover today is filled with piercings and wounds.

Is. 53:5

Unleavened Bread Feast





And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.  On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.  But you shall present a food offering to the Lord for seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.”

Leviticus 23:6

The feast of Unleavened Bread begins on the 15th of Nisan and lasts for seven days.  The first and last days of the seven day feast are identified as holy convocations or high Sabbaths.


The feast looked to recall how the Israelites were not able (did not have time) to add yeast to their bread as they fled from Egypt.

(Ex. 12:33-34).

If any person did eat leavened bread then he or she was cut off from Israel.

Ex. 12:15

Remember now that Jesus died only hours before sunset on Nisan 14.  He would have been buried on the 15th of Nisan and thus on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

While the burial of Jesus clearly fulfilled this feast, it is not immediately obvious as to how.

The Lord Himself used leaven in this sense on a few occasions including.

Mark 8:15

The apostle Paul also used leaven in this sense as part of his teachings.

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

1 Corinthians 5:6:

The buried body of Jesus was likened to a kernel of wheat planted in the ground that would soon burst forth as the bread of life

John 6:35-51

Even the Matzo bread used by Jews in celebrating Passover today is filled with piercings and wounds.

Is. 53:5

First Fruits Feasts



And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land that I give you and reap its harvest, you shall bring the sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest, and he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, so that you may be accepted. On the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.
Leviticus 23:9-11

The feast of Firstfruits is on the 17th of Nisan.  On this day the harvest was celebrated by waving a sheaf of the first ripened grain before the LORD.  Jesus rose from the dead on the third day and therefore on the feast of Firstfruits.  His resurrection was like a wave offering before the Father that signaled that there would be many more to follow.

Rom. 8:23

 Paul verifies this in 1 Corinthians 15:20

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.



WEEKS OR PENTECOST


“You shall count seven full weeks from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering. You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath. Then you shall present a grain offering of new grain to the Lord.

Leviticus 23:15-16

On the 6th of Sivan Shavuot or the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost (Greek for fifty) was to be observed.  It was a common Jewish belief that Weeks was commemorated in order to celebrate the day that the LORD gave Moses the Law on Mt. Sinai and the subsequent birth of Israel as a nation.

Ex. 19:17-18

Moses brought the people out to meet God and they saw that Mt. Sinai was wrapped in smoke because the LORD had descended upon it in fire.

Ex. 19:17-18.


Jesus appeared over a period of forty days after His resurrection (Acts 1:3).  Before Jesus ascended, He told the apostles not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised.  For ten days the apostles were waiting for something to happen.  The wait was necessary because the Holy Spirit had to come on the specified day.  Fifty days after Messiah’s resurrection on Firstfruits, God once again descended upon His people with fire.

Acts 2:3

Some say that the two loaves of bread that were to be brought before the LORD (Lev. 23:17) represented both Jew and Gentile.


SUMMER

The first four feasts in the spring and the last three in the fall were respectively celebrated in clusters.  The long season between the two clusters of feasts apparently represents the period between the two advents of Messiah.  Paul explains that this is a time in which Israel is partially hardened until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

Rom. 11:25

When this period ends the prophetic clock on Israel will resume and thus the beginning of the fall feasts.

Because the last three feasts have not been fulfilled, only speculation is provided on how they will be.  However, there is enough Biblical evidence to allow for solid educated guesses.  Because the first four feasts were fulfilled on the same days they were celebrated, this pattern is likely to continue.

TRUMPETS

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation.  You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall present a food offering to the Lord.”

Leviticus 23:23-24




Feast of TrumpetsYom Teruah or the Feast of Trumpets is on the 1st of Tishri and marks the beginning of the high holy days or the days of awe.

Scripture never tells us what this feast was meant to commemorate but identifies it as a holy convocation or high Sabbath.  A common Jewish teaching is that on this day God records the fate of every human in the book of life.

It is also opined that this feast looked forward to the fall of Jericho by the blasting of trumpets on the seventh day.  Regardless, the feast’s ultimate fulfillment will be in a work by Messiah.  In all likelihood this work will be the one described in

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 and 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17

Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

The Feast of Trumpets likely shadowed the resurrection of the dead and the gathering of Christ’s people in the air to meet Him.  The day of the LORD begins with a time of great destruction and wrath.

1 Thess. 5:1-9

The prophet Joel tells Israel to blow a trumpet because the day of the LORD could come at any moment.

Joel 2:1

It is of note that Paul speaks of the resurrection and gathering of the saints right before addressing the day of the LORD.

 Regardless of when one wants to place the gathering of the saints in relation to beginning of the day of the LORD, it still takes place before the Second Coming and fits the pattern of the feasts being fulfilled in order.

DAY OF ATONEMENT




And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Now on the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be for you a time of holy convocation, and you shall afflict yourselves and present a food offering to the Lord. And you shall not do any work on that very day, for it is a Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God.
Leviticus 23:26-28

Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement is observed on the 10th of Tishri and is the most holy day among the Israelites.  This is the last of the high holy days and also the last opportunity during the year for sins to be confessed and atoned for.

By fasting and refraining from work the people played out what it would be like to receive the death sentence for a day.  All that could be done was to throw oneself at the mercy of the court and seek the forgiveness of God based on His merit alone.

The Second Coming of Messiah fits the fulfillment of the Day of Atonement best.

On this day the final remnant of the Jews will look upon Him whom they have pierced and weep bitterly.

Zech. 12:10

The Jewish people will then come to experience true atonement by throwing themselves at the mercy of Jesus their Messiah.  Finally, all of Israel will be saved. Rom. 11:26

Jesus required that the Jewish nation say of Him, “blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” before they would see Him again. Matt. 23:39

At last this requirement will be fulfilled and Jesus will return to Earth.

Zech. 14:4

TABERNACLES




And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, On the fifteenth day of this seventh month and for seven days is the Feast of Booths to the Lord…You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All native Israelites shall dwell in booths.

Leviticus 23:33-34; 42

Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles was to be observed on the 15th of Tishri.  The feast memorialized the Israelites living in tabernacles when the LORD brought them out of Israel.

Lev. 23:43

The Feast of Tabernacles will be fulfilled by the Millennium or Messianic age.  This is a glorious period when Satan is bound and God in the person of Jesus will tabernacle with His people.

Is. 24:21-23; Zech. 14:9; Rev. 20:1-7

Jesus literally tabernacles with man by being the divine word and taking on flesh.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14

The Greek σκηνόω is translated as dwelt here.  However, it literally means to abide in a tabernacle.  It is for this reason that Jesus may have even been born of the Feast of Tabernacles.

On the first day of the feast, branches of olive, wild olive, myrtle, palm and other leafy trees were gathered to make the booths (Neh. 8:15).  Saints coming out of the tribulation to enter the Millennium are described as holding palms in their hand.

Rev. 7:9-17

Zechariah 14 describes events that will take place during the Millennium or Messianic age.  Only one feast is mentioned as being celebrated; tabernacles.  During the Messianic age there will still be unbelievers on earth and they will be forced to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles or Messiah will allow no rain to fall on their land.

Zech. 14:17-18

The importance of observing the feast during the Messianic age among even non-believers is striking.  The fulfilled feast is so connected with the Messianic age that the two are virtually indistinguishable


CONCLUSION

It make me wonder why we cannot celebrate a feast for the Lord and we say we love him...

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Christmas
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Nor One Of God Feasts Or Listed Nor One...And We Say We Love Him...In the midst from Mount Sinai God Spoke And Said:

I the Lord thy God am a jealous God.
Exodus 20:5

The Lord is very open about His jealousy.  At a glance there is about 34 times or more in the bible where the Lord is said to be jealous.This is not something He seems not to be shame about it.

I Never Knew You...

 21 Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.

 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’

 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

Matthew 7:21-23

And you wonder why your prayers are not answers and some of you needs are not met.."But he do the will of my father" those feast are his will...he did not wasted time created them..God wanted those feasts to be honor and he planned them out.

He told you what month and what day to honor his law and will of time...

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