Feasts of Israel, Seven

Feasts of Israel, Seven

Seven Feasts of Israel

There are 7-Feasts in which the Lord commanded the nation of Israel to conduct when they entered into the promise land.

Passover, a one-day feast, commemorating the last plague against Egypt and the Jews freedom from slavery.

It also signified the Lord passing over their sins until the perfect sacrifice was made, saving everyone from the slave market of sin.  Lev. 23:4 ff

Fulfilled by Jesus’ Death on the Cross.  1 Co. 5:7

The Feast of Unleavened Bread, a seven-day feast commemorating the removal of sin.

Seven is the number of completion speaking to the completed work of Christ on the cross by:

  • Having no sin, impeccability, and
  • The removal of the penalty of sin for man. Lev 23:6

Fulfilled by Christ’s burial and time spent in the grave. 1 Co. 5:7-8

The Feast of First Fruits, another seven-day feast commemorating the harvest and logical grace blessings from God.  Lev 23:9

Fulfilled by Christ’s resurrection.  1 Co. 15:23

The Feast of Pentecost, commemorating the sin of man and the peace made between sinful man and perfect God. Lev. 23:15

Fulfilled by Christ’s ascension and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:1-5

The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), a two-day feast ushering in the civil New Year. Lev. 23:23

Yet to be fulfilled at the Exit Resurrection / Rapture.  1 Co. 15:52 w/ 1 Thess 1:10

The Day of Atonement, (Yom Kipper), a one-day feast where atonement for sins where made for the family. Lev. 23:26

Yet to be fulfilled at the Christ’s second coming. 1 John 2:2; Zech 12:7-14; 14:4; Mat 24:29-31; Rev 1:7, 19

Feast of Tabernacles, a seven-day feast, commemorating Israel’s release from Egypt where they wandered in the wilderness and the Lord dwelt among them in the tabernacle.  Lev. 23:33

Yet to be fulfilled – When Christ sets up His Millennial reign on earth and tabernacles / dwells among us once again. Zech 14:16; John 7:8

An interesting note related to the 7-Feasts is that they also are the outlines of the beginning of human life.

A normal / average pregnancy lasts 280 days from the last menstrual cycle to the day of birth.

If placed on an ideal Jewish calendar, it would begin on the first day of the new year which falls on the spring equinox with the first day of Nisan, the new moon of the first month or March 21st.

It would end with the child’s birth 280 days later or on December 25th, Christmas day or on Kislev; the accurate date of Chanukah, the Feast of Dedication (John 10:22).

Then on the fourteenth day of the first month the egg appears.

The day which the Passover is to be celebrated.

An egg is commanded to be used in the Passover supper signifying new life based on the sacrifice of the Lamb.

His crucifixion on Passover gave us each the chance for a new and everlasting life.

Within 24-hours, the egg must be fertilized or it will pass on.

So, on the 15th day of Nisan, the seed must be planted, speaking to the feast of unleavened bread; memorializing the planting of our Lord in the ground, His burial.

His burial prepared for each of us the glorious resurrection to come.

The next feast, Feast of First Fruits occurs the on the next Sunday following the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  It can occur the next day or seven days later.

The fertilized egg then travels down the fallopian tube toward the uterus where it implants itself.

The fertilized egg then travels down the fallopian tube toward the uterus where it implants itself.

This can take anywhere from 2 to 6 days.

The implantation speaks to the planting of the spring crops which are presented to the Lord for his acceptance.

The next step is a long wait until the embryo becomes a human fetus.  This takes 7 Weeks or approx. 50 days – The Feast of Pentecost.

After 7-weeks, the generic embryo becomes a new creature. 2 Co. 5:17

2 Cor. 5:17, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”

The for the next 7-months, the fetus basically grows in size.  At the beginning of the seventh month hearing is fully developed.

Coincidence that this occurs on the Feast of Trumpets.  The first day of Tishri

The next development is in the 2nd week or 10-days later when the blood of the fetus now had to change and be prepared to be self-sustaining.

This is the day of Atonement when the blood sacrifices atoned for the sins of Israel and sustained their life eternal.

Lev. 17:11, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.”

Next, the Lungs develop on the 15th day and safe delivery is now possible.

On the Feast of Tabernacles the Lord will deliver safely the believing Jew and Gentile into the Millennial reign.  And the Tabernacle is where the Spirit (pneuma) dwells within us.

The last stage of pregnancy is borrowed from an additional feast, the Feast of Lights or Chanukah, an eight-day celebration.

The eight-day Feast allows for the timing to be fulfilled and birth to occur.  As Jesus is the light of the world, a new light enters the world by Gods divine timing and breath.

So, as we each fulfilled the 7-Feasts before our birth, Christ will fulfill all 7-Feasts before the birth of His earthly Kingship.