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Feasting on the Feasts (6 of 6)
Series: The Feast of Tabernacles
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
September 6, 2000
Now with our Bibles opened to Leviticus 23 .. we now come to the seventh and final feast: the feast of Tabernacles.
The seven feasts of Israel have reminded us of the scarlet thread that runs from Genesis to Revelation. You see .. both Old Testament and New Testament tell the same story!
Throughout the Old Testament .. God gives us a picture of His salvation message in Jesus. And once you understand that .. the Old Testament becomes exciting and practical rather than just a history book of rituals and customs.
The Old Testament is more than rituals, customs. God gave those ritual and customs as a shadow of things to come! In fact .. that is why God gave us the Old Testament: to point us to Jesus!
You see .. the Old Testament points to Jesus. The New Testament presents Jesus. The Old Testament says, "Jesus is coming." The New Testament says, "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 only Scriptures that they had: the Old Testament! Jesus said, "You searched the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life." In other words .. "You think keeping the Law brings salvation! You think keeping the Law brings satisfaction!"
And then what does He say? ".. and these (Old Testament) are they which testify of Me." And look down to John 5.46-47, "For if you believed Moses, you would believe 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! As one man put it, "The New is in the Old contained; the Old is by the New explained." Both Old and New Testaments tell the same story. The O ...
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