UNLOCKING GOD’S BLESSINGS THROUGH HIS FEASTS
Few people know that the Bible reveals seven festivals that were kept by Yeshua Hammasiach and the early Church and how these festivals show the way God is working out His plan for mankind!
YHWH (the LORD) also gave Holy Feast Days to Israel so that her sins would not continually separate her from Him (see Leviticus 23). His heart was to redeem them to be separated to Him. The Holy Days also pivot around the Ten Commandments, these were appointed times to meet with Him that would help them to walk by His Spirit’s leading in these Commandments.
The holy feasts were instituted as divine appointments by which Israel would focus on their sin nature and on a sacrifice of blood to cover their sins. YHWH continues to work through a heart of love wanting to redeem us from “the wages of sin which is death” (Romans 6:23). This was all pointing to the ultimate sacrifice of Yeshua “the Lamb of God who would take away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). We need to remember that these feasts are not only for the Jews – but for ALL of YHWH’s children. The divinely appointed times, the feast days, pivot around the blood on the altar of sacrifice—on the mercy seat, for the forgiveness of sin and sin points us back to the Commandments.
It is therefore very important for us as children of God to keep the Feasts of The Lord and to celebrate these days as He commanded in His word. This will enable you to step into the blessings of Deuteronomy 28 where God promised if we keep His word, He will bless us. Perhaps you have not grown up with the knowledge of the Feasts, but this is now the time for you to gain that knowledge for you and you family to prosper. Hosea 4: 4 says: “My people perish because of a lack of knowledge.” Let us not put it off any longer to gain the knowledge to step into Gods prosperity and blessings.
Every feast is exalting the Commandments of YHWH (the LORD), exalting our Lamb who came and died because we can’t uphold the Commandments without His help. They are inextricably linked. You can’t separate the feasts from the Commandments and you cannot separate the Lamb of God who is the ultimate fulfilment of the holy temple, priesthood, and the sacrificial system’s substitutionary sacrifice for our sin nature.
There would be no feasts if it was not for the Ten Commandments and the penalty of sin for not upholding them and there would be no need of Messiah. The Ten Commandments point us to Him and Yeshua points us to the truth so we can walk in a way worthy of everything that He has taught us to be.
“Not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” (2 Corinthians 3:6) This book unlocks truths from YHWH’s divine Ten Commandments to redefine the true meaning and fulfilment of the holy Feasts of Israel.
Yeshua Our Messiah fulfils the Spring Feasts and grants us salvation. The three Spring Feasts are :
- Passover (Pesach)
- Unleavened Bread;
- First Fruits; and
- Shavuot – Pentecost
These feasts powerfully illustrate the truth and fulfilment of our salvation in Messiah. Indeed The depth of YHWH’s (the LORD’s) heart is expressed in the fulfilment of these biblical feasts that are outlined in Leviticus 23. The Almighty
Creator says, “These are My appointed times and they are … a perpetual statute” (Leviticus 23: 2-31). These are divine appointments by which YHWH (the LORD) calls His people to meet with Him.
These feasts were not just to bless Israel to become a holy people with the privilege of meeting with Him on these Holy Days. The focal point of every feast was the sacrificial altar covered with the blood of a sacrificed unblemished animal – a substitute whose blood would atone for their sins and give them peace and reconciliation with their holy God and Creator.
These feasts were given to Israel as a preview of the ultimate sacrifice and how important that sacrifice is, for without the shedding of blood our sins separate us now and eternally from a holy Creator. YHWH gave us the blood to make atonement for our sins and the feasts point to that and they are fulfilled “through the offering of the body of Yeshua Messiah once for all” (Hebrews 10:10). Therefore, every feast is most important and relevant to lead and draw both Jews and Gentiles who seek to know and behold Yeshua their Lamb.
Repentance, Redemption, Rejoicing – A Prophetic Picture of the Plan of Salvation
The three fall feasts of Leviticus 23 are :
- The Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah);
- The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur); and
- The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot)
These have already been partially fulfilled by Messiah. These three Fall Feasts are the conclusion of what began with Passover and exemplify and foreshadow Yeshua, our Lamb, and YHWH’s (the LORD’s) plan of redemption. The first of these three is the Feast of Trumpets. This holy time is commonly known to the Jewish community as Rosh Hashanah, but biblically as the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah). An integral part of this holy time is the blowing of the shofar, to alert the people that they must repent before a holy Creator who will judge sin and all who fall short of His righteousness. The shofar is made from a ram’s horn reminding the people that Abraham obediently put Isaac on the altar and YHWH mercifully provided a substitute, a ram caught in a thicket. The sounding of the shofar is an awakening and a warning for YHWH’s people to come to Him in humility and repentance. He has provided a substitutionary sacrifice, His only begotten Son, Yeshua our Lamb, to forgive and cleanse us of all sin and unrighteousness.
As the upcoming prophetic events unfold in these last days, we will see the further fulfilment of the fall feasts when YHWH, the Holy One of Israel through Yeshua the Messiah, pours out His sovereign judgment on all the rebellious inhabitants of the earth; those who walk in arrogance, defiance and rebellion blaspheming His existence. Rebellion against YHWH is blasphemy and those who blaspheme against His Holy Spirit and continually despise Him will never enter His kingdom (see Mark 3:29).
MAY YOU BE ABUNDANTLY BLESSED THROUGH GOD’S FEASTS