The Feast of Trumpets (5 of 7) by Ernest Easley
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Series: God's Special Holidays
Ernest L. Easley
We are once again in the Old Testament book of Leviticus. So join me there in the 23rd chapter where we find a listing of GOD'S SEVEN SPECIAL HOLIDAYS. In fact ... we read in Lev 23.1 that these seven feasts were ''His Days'' .. verse 1, ''The feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.'' So, if they were His days, why would He include the children of Israel? Isn't that just like God. He lets us in on what's rightfully His! They were also Holy Days'' .. verse 4, ''These are the feasts of the LORD, holy convocations.'' They were also ''Holidays'' .. verse 7, '' .. you shall do no customary work on it ..''
His Days .. Holy Days .. Holidays!
Now so far we have considered the first four holidays that took place in the Spring: Passover .. Unleavened Bread .. Firstfruits .. and Pentecost. The first two holidays .. 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 .. namely the Lord Jesus Christ and His Church! These seven holidays tell the story of Jesus and His church! Don't forget that both OT and NT are all about Jesus!
So ... God not only gave them these seven holidays .. 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 ...
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