Saturday, May 22 2021
First we are to understand that the word Feast means appointed times. Appointed times set by God.
In Leviticus 23 God spoke to Moses about the 7 Feasts Days or the 7 Appointed times.
Four feasts occur in the spring and are connected to Jesus' first appearance on earth. They are: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Weeks or Pentecost.
Three feasts in the fall are bunched into fifteen days. Scholars and theologians believe the symbolism of these feasts will be literally fulfilled in connection with Jesus' second coming. They are the Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles.
Passover points to Jesus as the Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 7:7). The perfect lamb's blood was spilled to protect the Hebrews from the tenth plague prior to their release from Egypt. Jesus' blood serves as our covering against the justice brought against us due to our sin. Jesus was crucified on the day the Jews slaughtered lambs in preparation for Passover the next day.
The Unleavened Bread describes Jesus' sinless life. Leaven is symbolic of sin throughout the Bible. Jesus was without sin and therefore a blameless, spotless, perfect sacrifice for our sins. Jesus' body remained in the grave during the beginning days of this feast. He, like a planted seed, would resurrect into new life.
When Jesus was buried he fulfilled the Feast or the Appointed day of Unleaven Bread.
When the children of Israel came into the Promise land of Israel they offered the first fruits of the Spring harvest to the Priests.
Jesus was resurrected on the day of First Fruits, becoming the first to defeat death and offer us new life. This is one reason Paul refers to Jesus as the "firstfruits" of the dead (1 Corinthians 15:20).
So what we are seeing is that so far all of the Feast Days are being fulfilled on exactly their appointed times. Exactly on the same days Jesus fulfilled those feast day or appointed times.
Feast of Pentecost;
In the Old Testament Pentecost was the feast wich occorred fifty days after Passover. As the feast celebrated the exodus of the Israelites from the slavery of Egypt, so Pentecost celebrated God's gift of the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai.
Fifty days after the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread is the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost. Several sacrifices were made during the Weeks Festival, which is tied to the theme of harvest. It was at Pentecost (Acts 2) that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit. Peter preached and about 3,000 Jews responded to his proclamation of the gospel. Pentecost is considered to be the birth of the church.
Once again we see that the Feast days are fulfilled exactly on their appointed times.
Then we have this feast day or appointed time;
Feast of Trumpets;
When someone tells you that the appointed time of the rapture of the overcomers can happen at any time. Ask them why all the other feast days were on appointed times.
The appointed time of Feast of trumpets is the first day of the seventh month.