by Ernest Easley

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Firstfruits (3 of 7)
Series: God's Special Holidays
Ernest L. Easley
Leviticus 23:9-14

In the Old Testament ... God designated and declared seven special holidays! And those seven holidays are a perfect picture of the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The more you understand these holidays .. the more you understand Jesus!

Don't neglect the OT! You say, ''The OT is boring and irrelevant..'' The OT is anything but boring and irrelevant and I'll tell you why: the OT like the NT is all about Jesus!

You can lay your hand out flat upside down and let that represent the Old Testament. Then with your other hand right side up and let that represent the New Testament. Now lay that hand down on your other hand.

Do you see how they fit? Well .. in the same way that your left hand is incomplete without your right hand and your right hand is incomplete without your left hand ... the OT is incomplete without the NT and the NT is incomplete without the OT. For both OT and NT testify of Jesus!

So take your Bible and join me tonight in the OT book of Leviticus 23. It is here we read that God spoke to Moses and in turn .. Moses spoke to the children of Israel regarding these seven special holidays.

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 (set apart unto God) convocation (public meeting), these are My feasts.''

So whose feasts were they? Well .. God said, ''these are My feasts.'' So if they were God's feasts .. why did He instruct the children of Israel to participate in them?

Well .. because these seven feasts caused them to look up! The feasts drove them to God! Isn't that just like God? He is always working to draw us to Him! He's always working to cause us to look up! The person who dies and goes to Hell fights God all the way!

It may be a health crisis! It may be a financial crisis! It may be a family crisis! God is ...

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