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Series: God's Special Holidays
Ernest L. Easley
We are on a tour these Sunday nights together ... a tour of GOD'S SPECIAL HOLIDAYS! God has declared and designated seven special holidays that point us to the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. To understand these special holidays is to better understand the person and work of our savior Jesus Christ.
So join me tonight in the Old Testament book of Leviticus. It is in the 23rd chapter that God explains these seven special holidays to Moses. And Moses in turn would explain them to the children of Israel. We read in Leviticus 23.1, ''And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, '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.''
So .. why these seven holidays? What was their significance? Well .. each holiday pointed to a specific event. Why do we have Memorial Day? Well ... to remember those who have served our country and died while fighting for our country!! Why do we have Thanksgiving Day? In order to remember how God has blessed us.
And that is why God initiated these seven holidays! Each holiday commemorated a historical event that God didn't want them to forget! So .. there was a Historical Reason for the holidays.
But they were also tied to the Agricultural Season. We saw last time that the Passover holiday took place at the beginning of the barley season. Israel has always been an agricultural land. The soil is so rich with minerals that it can produce several crops every year.
So these holidays or feasts had a Historical Reason for them and they took place during the Agricultural Season. And these seven holidays were a shadow of the things to come! They pointed to the coming of Jesus and the church.
Now last time we saw perhaps the most well known of the seven feasts: the Passover Feast. And the Passover Feast was intended to be a shadow of the sa ...
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