Feasting on the Feasts (2 of 6) by Ernest Easley

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Feasting on the Feasts (2 of 6)
Series: The Feast of Trumpets
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Leviticus 23.23-25
August 9, 2000

Tonight we continue feasting on the feasts! And of course I am talking about the seven feasts of Israel. These seven feasts are described in Leviticus chapter 23 so join me there. God told Moses in Leviticus 23.2, "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, 'the feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts." God invited the children of Israel to join Him in these feasts for every feast caused them to look up! Now these feast were tied to the agricultural season. The first feast .. Passover .. began the barley season. Pentecost .. the fourth feast .. concluded the barley season. The first two feasts .. Passover and Unleavened Bread caused them to look backwards thanking God for His provision. The feast of Firstfruits caused them to look forward .. trusting God for His provision. Now though these were literal feasts .. they were also a shadow of things to come. These feasts were a shadow of things to come .. namely the Lord Jesus Christ and His Church! So ... God not only gave them the feasts .. He also gave them in a certain order. For instance .. the first feast was Passover. And Passover pointed to the death of Jesus for Paul says in 1 Corinthians 5.7, "Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us." Now what took place after the death of Jesus? The burial of Jesus! That is what the feast of Unleavened Bread pointed to! Leaven . in the Bible .. is a picture of sin. And Jesus had no sin and He was buried on the Feast of Unleavened Bread. What happened after the death and burial of Jesus? His resurrection! And His resurrection took place during the Feast of Firstfruits for Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15.20, "Bu ...


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