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Feasts of the Lord - Collisions With God Prophecies

 

Leviticus 23:1-2 

  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say

  unto them, Concerning the Feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy

  convocations, even these are My Feasts.

 

The Jewish "Feasts of the Lord" are not just memorials of the past but they

are also Prophecies of the Future. 

     

“. . . for the feasts of the Jews were typical of

things to come. The Passover related to the first

coming of Christ, and the feasts of the seventh

month to His second coming” [1]

Sir Isaac Newton

 

The Feasts as Prophetic Word are not ordinary prophecies. In each case they foretell

the exact days of the Hebrew month concerning events that will be played out in world

history involving head-on collisions with God Almighty and the Human Race.

 

Feasts of Passover

The first feasts of the year for the Jewish nation was called Passover and always

occurred in the first month (Nisan) of the year by divine edict.

 

Exodus 12:2-3

   This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of

   the year to you. Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the 10th day

   of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of

   their fathers, a lamb for an house:

 

Selection of the Lamb, Mark 7:7-11                                                            And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast

their garments on him; and he sat upon him. And

many spread their garments in the way: and

others cut down branches off the trees, and

strawed them in the way. And they that went

before, and they that followed, cried, saying,

Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name

 

of the Lord: Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the

Lord: Hosanna in the highest. And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple:

(Monday, April 3, Nisan 10, 30 AD)  

                                                                                                      

 Exodus 12:5-6    (Nisan 14)                                                                   Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first

year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the

goats: And ye shall keep it up until the 14th day of the

same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation

of Israel shall kill it in the evening.                  (Friday, April 7, 30AD)

John 19:30   When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said,

It is FINISHED: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost (died)
 

 Deuteronomy 21:22-23         

And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and

he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree:

His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou

shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged

is accursed of God) (Friday, Nisan 14, April 7, 30AD)

John 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation (Friday), that the bodies

should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day (Saturday), (for that sabbath day

was an high day (Nisan 15 Passover Roasted Lamb meal) ) besought Pilate that their legs

might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 
 

Genesis 2:1-2 Thus the heavens and the earth were FINISHED, and all the host of them.

And on the 7th day (Sabbath) GOD ended his work which he had made; and  

He rested on the 7th day from all his work which He had made. (prophetic) 

(Saturday, Nisan 15, April 8, 30 AD)

 

Leviticus 23:10-12                                                                               --- then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your

harvest unto the priest: And he shall wave the sheaf before

the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the

sabbath (Sunday) the priest shall wave it. And ye shall offer

that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish

of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD.

 

1 Corinthians 15:20  (Sunday, Nisan 16, April 9, 30 AD)

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 

Although Passover was to commemorate the flight of the Jewish nation out of Egypt,

1500 years later it would prove to be a prophecy of the future including Christ’s selection

as the sacrificial Lamb on Monday Nisan 10, His death and burial on Friday Nisan 14, His

Sabbath day of complete rest in the Tomb on Saturday Nisan 15, and on the morrow

after the Sabbath His resurrection from the dead on Sunday Nisan 16.

   Hebrew days are divided into four 6 hr segments with Julian Dates changing at midnight. 

 

 

Acts 1:3,8,9 (Thursday, Iyyar 26, May 18, 30 AD)

To whom also he shewed himself alive after his

passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of  

them 40 days, and speaking of the things

pertaining to the kingdom of God: --- But ye shall

receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come

upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both

in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria,

and unto the uttermost part of the earth. And

when he had spoken these things, while they

beheld, He was taken up; and a cloud received him

out of their sight.

 

1 Co 15:6  After that, he was seen of above 500 brethren at once; of whom the greater

part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

 

Feast of Pentecost

Leveticus 23:15-16

And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath (Sunday), from the day

that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even

unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath (Sunday) shall ye number 50 days; and ye

shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.

 

The pattern of a divinely ordained Feast of the Lord being very pregnant with prophetic

images which have a future fulfillment, continues with the

Feast of Pentecost. It was historically initiated when  Moses

was first given the Law.[2] He had been in the presence of

God who had come down upon Mount Sinai in the form of fire

(Ex. 19:18). The skin of Moses face radiated light from this

encounter with God and had to be covered with a veil because

of the fear it invoked in the people (Ex. 34:29-35).

(Sunday, Sivan 6, May 28, 30 AD)

The Feast of Pentecost can be considered a prophecy of when God, the Holy Spirit, would

come down in "Tongues of Fire" and indwell men and

empower them to radiate the Gospel light of Christ

(Acts 2:3). Just as Moses was on the upper part of the

mountain during the incredible encounter with God, so the

disciples of Jesus were in the upper room when the Spirit

of God descended on each individual.

Sunday, Nisan 16, April 9, 30 AD to Sunday, Sivan 6, May 28, 30 AD is 50 days incl.

 

Feast of Tabernacles

Leviticus 23:34-36, 42

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The 15th day of this 7th month shall

be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD. On the 1st day shall be an

holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. Seven days ye shall offer an

offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the 8th day shall be an holy convocation unto

you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly;

and ye shall do no servile work therein. --- Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that

are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:

       Temporary Cave Booth            Blamket Booth           Thatched Boughs Booth

 

The Feast of Tabernacles required a solemn assembly on the 8th day.

What happened on the 8th day of Jesus life as a baby?

Lev 12:3 "And in the 8th day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised."

Luke 2:21 "And when 8 days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his

name was called JESUS (Jehoshua meaning Jehovah is Salvation), which was so named of

the angel before he was conceived in the womb."

We somewhat disagree with Sir Isaac Newton concerning the Feast of Tabernacles (also

 

called Feast of Booths) which occurs in Tishri the seventh Hebrew month. This feast may

have a prophetic fulfillment at Christ’s second coming, but it was also very pregnant with

prophetic images which would be fulfilled at his first coming and indeed pinpoints the

event of Jesus' birth.

 

Luke 2:6-7 (Saturday, Tishri 15, October 5, 4 BC)

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should

be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling

clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

 

With no room in the Inn and time running out, Joseph secured Temporary Shelter.

Jesus was born in accordance with Feast of Tabernacles, in a make shift shelter. The

proximity to barnyard animals is implied since they laid him in a manger.

John 1:14 "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt (Skenoo = tabernacled) among us,  

(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace

and truth."

 

Isaiah 1:3a "The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: ---" 

 

Daniels 69 weeks of years prophecy fixes the date of Christ's death and the 15th year

of Tiberius marks his 30th year. Thus, Jesus birth can be estimated. The very Hebrew

month and day he was born (Tishri 15) is discovered using the Feast of Tabernacles as a

prophetic message.


[1] Sir Isaac Newton, Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John, (London: J. Darby Brown, T. Brown, 1733; reprint (Cave Junction, OR: Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, 1991), 255.

[2] Floyd Nolen Jones, Chronology of the Old Testament, (Green Forest, AK: Master Books, 2005), 56, footnote 2, and Appendix D, 276.