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The Feast of Tabernacles (7 of 7)
Series: God's Special Holidays
Ernest L. Easley
Tonight we are concluding our study on the Seven Feasts of Israel! And what an exciting study it has been! I suppose if there is one over riding truth I hope you have learned it is that both the Old Testament and New Testament tell the same story!
The Old Testament is more than a book about rituals and customs. God gave those rituals and customs as a shadow of things to come! And when you realize that the Old Testament is a book about Jesus .. those rituals and customs come alive!
When you read or study the Old Testament .. look for the shadows .. always look for Jesus! For the Old Testament says, ''Jesus is coming.'' And the New Testament tells us, ''Jesus has come.''
Listen to the words of Jesus in John 5.39-40, ''You search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.'' What scriptures was Jesus talking about? The OT! John 5.46-47, ''For if you believed Moses, you would believe in Me, for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?''
So who was Moses writing about? Jesus! The Old Testament tells what is going to happen. The New Testament tells us that it did happen! St. Augustine was correct when he said, ''The New is in the Old contained; the Old is by the New explained.''
You can find Jesus all through the Bible including the seven feasts of Israel! And what a feast we've had! God told Moses in Leviticus 23.2, ''...The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, there are My feasts.''
Now let me ask you a question: why do you suppose God called these ''feasts?'' What is a feast anyway? What comes to mind when you hear the word ''feast?'' What comes to my mind is Food and Celebration! A feast!
That is what these seven feasts were all about! Yes .. ...
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