THE SEVEN FEASTS (Part III)
Luke 24:27 “And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.”
God has woven throughout the Old Testament pictures and foreshadowings of Jesus
Whether the sacrifice of Abraham’s “only son Isaac, whom you love” on Mt Moriah
Showing us God would sacrifice His only Son, whom He loves (Mt 3:17, Jn 3:16)
Jacob’s dream about a ladder from earth to heaven (Gen 28:12)
Which was a picture of Jesus’ ministry (Jn 1:51)
As we have been going through the seven feasts of Leviticus 23, we have discovered that the feasts are in fact a prophetic calendar of events which Jesus has and will fulfill ON THE EXACT DAY OF THAT HOLIDAY!
Because Sunday is the Day of Atonement, I am going to rush through the next few holidays, so that I can prepare us for Sunday
A quick recap:
Jesus was sacrificed for us and delivered us from God’s judgment ON THE EXACT DAY of Passover
Jesus, having never sinned and whose body never rotted, was quickly placed in a tomb ON THE EXACT DAY of Unleavened Bread
Then comes FIRSTFRUITS
This holiday always occurs on the first Sunday following Passover
The priest would lift up a sheaf of the first ripe grain in the land to God, thanking Him for the firstfruits and for the coming of His great harvest
This is Jesus!
(1 Cor 15:20) “Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.”
Anyone want to guess, when His resurrection took place?
At the EXACT TIME the priest was in the Temple lifting up the firstfruits to God
Jesus fulfilled this holiday exactly as foretold on the exact day of the holiday
April 12th of this year
The harvest comes next…
For Israel it was a harvest of crops, for Jesus, it is a harvest of souls
“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” (Mt 9:37)
This is when they celebrate the birth of Israel, the fire of God fell upon Sinai and God gave them the 10 Commandments fifty days after being freed from Egypt
On that EXACT DAY, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit upon His own followers (Jn 16:7)
(Ac 2:3) “There appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.”
And the church was born
May 31st this year
The harvest continues until the FEAST OF TRUMPETS
When the trumpet was blown throughout Israel, telling everyone it is over and the Day of Atonement is coming
Has Jesus fulfilled this?
This one is still future…
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.” (1 Thess 4:16)
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (1 Cor 15:52)
I believe it is the removal (referred to as the rapture) of God’s people from this world at the sound of a trumpet
It was September 18th this year
Then “10 days of awe” follow, while people prepare themselves for THE DAY OF ATONEMENT
The only feast accompanied by mourning (Lev 23:29).
The day of God's judgment against sin
It is when the High Priest, by himself, slays all the animals in judgment of Israel’s sins, and then offers their lifeblood to God
What do you think this foreshadows?
There isn’t much doubt when you read Revelation 19:11-16 (and you should)
Where I live (Oregon), IT WILL OCCUR THIS SUNDAY MORNING SEPTEMBER 28TH
AND THAT IS WHY I AM WRITING THIS TO YOU
Around the globe, thousands of pastors and billions of Christians are fasting and praying as we approach the Day of Atonement
All of us (and probably all of you) see the season of God’s judgment approaching quickly and so
Thousands are gathering in Washington DC
Millions and potentially Billions are gathering throughout the globe
Locally, we are gathering at our County Courthouse to pray
Praying for God to restrain the evil growing around us and to forgive us of our own sins
Please join us for this very important time as we claim God’s promise…
(2 Chronicles 7:14) “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
May God lead us at this crucial point and may He fill you with His Spirit...please take this day and pray!
I will address the Feast of Tabernacles next week
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