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Biblical Feast Days 

Discovering the Beauty of God's Holy Days

A Message for All Believers

Embracing God’s Holy Days

A Journey of Faith and Blessing

 

The Constancy of God in a Changing World: In a world that is ever-changing, the constancy of God stands as a cornerstone of our faith. His unchanging character, affirmed in scriptures like Malachi 3:6 and Numbers 23:19, reassures us of His steadfast love and faithfulness (Psalm 100:5). This unshakable foundation is critical in understanding the significance of God’s Holy Days.

  • Leviticus 23: Introduces the Holy Days, each with profound spiritual significance.

  • Malachi 3:6: "I the Lord do not change."

  • Numbers 23:19: "God is not human, that he should lie."

  • Psalm 100:5: "For the Lord is good and his love endures forever."

 

The Holy Days, beginning in Leviticus 23, are central to understanding God’s blueprint for His Kingdom. These times are not mere historical commemorations but are prophetic symbols pointing towards the coming Kingdom of God.

  • Colossians 2:16-17: Highlights these days as a shadow of what is to come, with the reality found in Christ.

  • Revelation 21:3: Envisions the future where God will dwell among His people.

 

The Sabbath (Leviticus 23:3)

Represents God's eternal rest and the peace found in Christ, pointing to the ultimate rest in God's Kingdom.

  • Old Testament: Genesis 2:2-3 - "By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work."

  • New Testament: Hebrews 4:9-10 - "There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Passover and Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:4-8)

Symbolizes Christ's sacrifice as the Passover Lamb and the call to live a life free from sin, representing redemption and sanctification.

  • Old Testament: Exodus 12:13 - "The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you."

  • New Testament: 1 Corinthians 5:7 - "For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed."

 

The Feast of Firstfruits (Leviticus 23:9-14)

Represents Christ's resurrection as the firstfruits of those who have died, indicating the promise of our future resurrection.

  • Old Testament: Leviticus 23:10 - "Bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest."

  • New Testament: 1 Corinthians 15:20-23 - "But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep."

 

The Feast of Weeks or Pentecost (Leviticus 23:15-22)

Marks the giving of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church, signifying the ingathering of God's people.

  • Old Testament: Deuteronomy 16:10 - "Then celebrate the Festival of Weeks to the Lord your God."

  • New Testament: Acts 2:1-4 - "When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Then a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting."

 

The Feast of Trumpets (Leviticus 23:23-25)

Symbolizes the return of Christ and the gathering of God's people, a reminder of the coming judgment and redemption.

  • Old Testament: Numbers 29:1 - "On the first day of the seventh month hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. It is a day for you to sound the trumpets."

  • New Testament: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 - "For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God."

The Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23:26-32)

Represents the atoning sacrifice of Christ and the ultimate reconciliation with God, pointing to the final judgment and redemption.

  • Old Testament: Leviticus 16:30 - "On this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the Lord, you will be clean from all your sins."

  • New Testament: Hebrews 9:11-12 - "But when Christ came as high priest... he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption."

 

The Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:33-44)

Symbolizes God's faithful provision and His dwelling among His people, foreshadowing the coming Kingdom where God will dwell with humanity.

  • Old Testament: Zechariah 14:16 - "Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles."

  • New Testament: Revelation 21:3 - "And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them.”

Join us in exploring the depth and richness of God’s Holy Days. As we observe these days, we grow in our understanding of His plan and anticipate the blessings of His Kingdom. Together, let’s embrace this journey, drawing closer to God and each other in faith and hope.

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