Feasts of the Lord

                                       Leviticus 23 

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.

 The Sabbath

3 ‘Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

 The Passover and  Unleavened Bread

4 ‘These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. 5 On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord’s Passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. 7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it. 8 But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.’”

 The Feast of          Firstfruits (Pentecost)also called The Feast of Weeks

9 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 10 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. 11 He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. 12 And you shall offer on that day, when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering to the Lord. 13 Its grain offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the Lord, for a sweet aroma; and its drink offering shall be of wine, one-fourth of a hin. 14 You shall eat neither bread nor parched grain nor fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your God; 

it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

15 ‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. 16 Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord. 17 You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the Lord. 18 And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs of the first year, without blemish, one young bull, and two rams. They shall be as a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to the Lord. 19 Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats as a sin offering, and two male lambs of the first year as a sacrifice of a peace offering. 20 The priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the Lord for the priest. 21 And you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

22 ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the Lord your God.’”

 The Feast of Trumpets

23 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.’”

 The Day of Atonement

26 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 27 “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. 28 And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God. 29 For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. 30 And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. 31 You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth dayof the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath.”

 The Feast of Tabernacles

33 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 34 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the Lord. 35 On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it. 36 For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it.

37 ‘These are the feasts of the Lord which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day— 38 besides the Sabbaths of the Lord, besides your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to the Lord.

39 ‘Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days; on the first day there shall be a Sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a Sabbath-rest. 40 And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. 41 You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths, 43 that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.’”

44 So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.

Passover :  Represents the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our past sins.

We find in 1st John 3:4 that sin is the transgression of God’s law.

We find in Rom. 7:12 that the law is holy, and the commandment ,holy and just

And good. We also see in Rom. 7:14 that the law is spiritual.God tells us in Ezekiel

18: 4 that all souls are his, and the soul that sinneth it shall die. We find in Rom. 3:23

All of us have sinned and come short of the glory of God. The death of Jesus Christ

Reconciles us to God Rom 5:10. But we are saved by His life, His resurrection.

 

The Days of Unleavened Bread:   After we have been forgiven for our past sins, and

Accepted the sacrifice of Jesus Christ we must come out of sin. The Apostle Paul

Tells us in 1st Cor. 5:7 To purge out the old leaven, that we may be a new, lump, as

Ye are unleavened. Why? For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

When we partook of the Passover and the emblems of the bread and wine, and the foot washing we were no longer under the penalty of death for those sins, because Jesus Christ

Paid the debt for us. However we must strive to not sin anymore, and show God, we appreciate what Jesus Christ did for us. Leaven represents sin . The Apostle Paul told the

Corinthian church  in 1st Cor :5:2 that they were puffed up because of the sin they were

Allowing to exist in the church. Leaven puffs up. We are told to keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread in 1st Cor. 5:8 .Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven

Of malice and wickedness; or sin, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

The days of unleavened bread picture our coming out of sin.

 

Pentecost: We strive to come out of sin, but we find we can’t do it alone, we must have help

Pentecost represents the coming of the holy spirit to help us to come out of sin .

Jesus said in John 14:16 that he would pray that the Father would give another comforter

That would abide with us forever. In verse 17 He tells us that comforter is the Spirit of

Truth, whom the world cannot receive yet! (They will one day, but today God is not trying

 

To save the whole world, but there will come a day when your bible says that He will pour

Out His spirit on all flesh Joel 2: 28) He tells us in John 14:26 what that comforter is.

But the comforter which is the holy spirit , whom the Father will send in is name,

We find in John 7: 39 that at the time Jesus was here on earth, the holy spirit had not been

Given because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

The Feast of Pentecost is also called The Feast of Firstfruits picturing the first to be called

In God’s great plan of salvation.

 

Trumpets:     The Feast of Trumpets pictures the return of Jesus Christ back to this earth.

Acts 1:10    , John 14:3 , Rev. 19:11- 16

 

Atonement:   Pictures our being at one with God., No longer flesh and blood, but now

Actual spirit God beings. Finally born again of the spirit. And the putting away of Satan.

Rev. 20: 1-3

 

Feast of Tabernacles: Pictures the 1000 year rule of Jesus Christ , with His Saints,The Firstfruits, Those that qualified to rule with him on this earth. Rev. 20:4,6

Rev. 3: 21, Rev. 2:26 , Isa 11: 6, 7,8,9  The wild animals will be made tame.

The Last Great Day:

Pictures all peoples who have ever lived,and never known the truth of God being given the opportunity to learn God’s ways and His laws. Eze. 16: 53-55, Isa. 65: 19,20. Rev. 20:5 Rev. 20: 11- 13   All will be given the opportunity to be in God’s glorious kingdom. And finally after the people and the earth have been purified by fire God The

Father himself will come down and dwell with His people. God The Father is coming to this earth we are not going to heaven where He is. Rev. 21: 1-3

 

In and through these Holy days, which most men ,and churches ignorantly reject today, God reveals His plan to save all mankind. How great are the ways of our God.  

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