The Feasts of the Lord – Part One

The Lord gave Israel seven feasts in Leviticus 23. The Lord refers to the feasts as appointed times (mowed – Strong’s H4150). Mowed means an appointed time, a specific time. Our Heavenly Father knows the End from the Beginning, and the seven specific appointed times of the seven feasts give us an outline of His overall plan. I believe that some appointed times have been, and all will be, fulfilled.

The Lord gave the Children of Israel three Spring Feasts, or appointed times, in Leviticus 23:4-14, Unleavened Bread, Passover and Firstfruits. Here is how they were fulfilled by Jesus:

The Lord Jesus fulfilled the Spring Feasts.

Pentecost, or the Feast of Weeks, was the fourth appointed time given by the Lord in Leviticus 23:15-22. At the Feast of Pentecost the Church was given the Gift of the Holy Spirit which is the Lord’s “deposit” toward our salvation until He comes again.

“in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest (down payment) of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.” – Ephesians 1:13-14
The feasts, or appointed times, of the Lord are reiterated in Numbers 28 and 29. Following the Torah Design (Please click HERE), Numbers 28 is a “Leviticus” chapter. The theme of a “Leviticus” chapter is something set apart, or sanctified. The Spring Feasts are described in Numbers 28. These feasts pertain to the Church, which has been set apart or sanctified.

The Fall Feasts are then described in the next chapter, Numbers 29. This chapter is a “Numbers” chapter and the theme of a “Numbers” chapter is testing and trials in the wilderness. Again, please see the article referenced above. The Fall Feasts, which have not been fulfilled, pertain to the Jewish/Hebrew people, who will be tested and tried in the Last Days.

Praise the Lord for His wisdom and for what He has shown us in His Holy Bible. May His name be praised forever!

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