From the Old Covenant to the New, Genesis to Revelation, God provides picture after picture of His entire plan for mankind and one of the most startling prophetic pictures is outlined for us in the Jewish Feasts of Leviticus 23.
The Hebrew word for feasts (moadim) literally means “appointed times.” God has carefully planned and orchestrated the timing and sequence of each of these seven feasts for the redemption of both Jew and Gentile. The 7 annual Feasts of Israel were spread over 7 months of the Jewish calendar, at set times appointed by God. They are still celebrated by observant Jews today. But for both Jews and non-Jews who have placed their faith in Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, these special days demonstrate the work of redemption through God’s Son.
Moses penned the book of Leviticus detailing the 7 Feasts of the Lord in approximately 1450 BC. The 7 Feasts were not optional but a commandment of the Law given by God detailing how He wanted to be worshiped.
Judaism teaches that these 7 Feasts will be fulfilled in the Messianic age at the coming of the Messiah. Many Christians believe that Jesus fulfilled the first four spring feasts (Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, and Sukkot or Pentecost) on His Advent and will fulfill the fall feasts (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot) on His second coming.
Passover was completed with Jesus’ death in the year 33 (approx.) AD.
Unleavened Bread was fulfilled when His body did not see decay in the tomb.
He rose from the dead on Firstfruits.
His Church was born on Pentecost (Feast of Weeks) fifty days later.
Christianity also teaches that the last three fall feasts: Rosh Hashanah (Trumpets), Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement), and Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) may soon be fulfilled at His second coming.
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