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The Day of Atonement (6 of 7)
Series: God's Special Holidays
Ernest L. Easley
We are learning these days about GOD'S SPECIAL HOLIDAYS. And of course .. there were seven in all for seven is the number of perfection. And these seven holidays perfectly tell the story of Jesus and His church.
God not only invited the children of Israel to participate in these holidays .. He gave them in a certain order. And we have seen that the order of these feast are important because they all point to the Lord Jesus Christ and His Church! You ask, ''How can the seven feast of Israel point to Jesus?'' Well .. for starters .. the first feast was Passover. The feast of salvation.
It was no coincidence that Jesus died on Passover. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 5.7, ''Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.'' You see .. Jesus was the lamb of God .. our passover .. who was sacrificed for us.
The second feast was Unleavened Bread. That feast was a picture of the burial of Jesus. Leaven being a picture of sin .. for Jesus who was without sin was buried on Unleavened Bread.
The third feast was Firstfruits. God told the children of Israel that this feast was to be celebrated the day after the Sabbath: Sunday! 1 Corinthians 15.20, ''But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.'' Jesus died on Passover was buried on Unleavened Bread and arose on Firstfruits.
The fourth feast was Pentecost. Pentecost took place 50 days after the feast of firstfruits. And we've seen that Pentecost pointed the coming of the Spirit of God when He came to stay and gave birth to the church.
Feast number five was the Feast of Trumpets. We find trumpets throughout the Bible as a call for worship and a call to war! The Feast of Trumpets was a shadow of God's last trumpet blast announcing the return of His Son for His church. The next prophetic event on God's calendar is the second coming if Jesus. Today, we are livin ...
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