Contributed on Oct 30, 2017
How does the Passover observance point to Christ?
You've heard it said, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Indeed, there are things we can grasp by means of a visual aid far easier than we can in any other way. When God taught His covenant people, the Jews, He used visual aids. For over 400 years, they'd been slaves in Egypt. As slaves, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 6, 2017
We must deal thoroughly with our sin.
We've looked at Passover. Now we'll look at the Feast of Unleavened Bread. These two feasts are tied together. Passover is on the 14th of Nisan and this feast is on the 15th and lasts 7 days. So they're often blurred together, being called "the eight days of Passover." In Jesus' day, they called ...read more
Contributed on Nov 13, 2017
The Feast of Firstfruits points to the resurrection of Jesus.
We come now to the third feast celebrated in the Jewish religious calendar, the Feast of Firstfruits. (READ TEXT) Firstfruits marked the start of the grain harvests in Israel. Barley was the 1st to ripen of the grains sown in the winter months. For Firstfruits, a sheaf of barley was brought to ...read more
Contributed on Nov 27, 2017
The Feast of Trumpets points prophetically to two dark days.
We come now to the first of the fall feasts of Israel, and the fifth of the seven feasts, the Feast of Trumpets. The instructions for this feast are fairly straight forward. (READ TEXT) In Numbers 29:1-6, we’re told the sacrifices to be made on this day. A special burnt offering was offered ...read more
Contributed on Dec 12, 2017
All kind of significance can be seen in the observance of the Day of Atonement.
“The Day of Atonement” is the English translation for the Hebrew, “Yom Kippur.” “Kippur” is the Hebrew word “kaphar” meaning “to cover.” Specifically, atonement refers to God covering our sin. Yom Kippur fell on the 10th day of Tishri, the seventh Hebrew month, and was observed between the Feast of ...read more
Contributed on Dec 12, 2017
The Feast of Weeks points to Pentecost and the giving of the Holy Spirit.
Three separate names were used by the Hebrew Scriptures for the fourth feast in the Jewish religious calendar. 1) "The Feast of Weeks" (Exodus 34222; Deuteronomy 16:10; 2 Chronicles 8:13) - It was given this name because seven weeks were counted from the Feast of Firstfruits until observing this ...read more
Contributed on Dec 18, 2017
Tabernacles points to Jesus as the light of the world, the water of life and the coming King.
The 7th feast of Israel is “The Feast of Tabernacles.” It’s often called “Tabernacles,” because the Jews lived in tabernacles to remind them of God’s provision in the 40 year wilderness wandering, when Israel lived in similar shelters. It’s also known as “The Feast of Ingathering” (Exodus 23:16; ...read more