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Let’s Have A Feast (Pt. 2)

Season
Season 2
Episode Number
72
Release Date
March 25, 2020
Tags
FeastsSabbathPentecostRosh HashanahDay of AtonementExodusLeviticusHolidays

Introduction

This week we're continuing the discussion on the Feasts of the LORD, focusing on Pentecost, the Feast of Trumpets, and the Day of Atonement. (See

for the first 3 feasts we discussed.)

"The kingdom of heave may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son,” Matthew 22:2 ESV

Definition of “Feast”

Feast of Weeks/Pentecost

  • Leviticus 23:15-22
  • Acts 2
  • Takes place 7 Sabbaths after the Feast of First Fruits (Deuteronomy 16:6-10)[3][4]
  • Description /Instructions
    • Bring 2 loaves, baked with leaven to offer
    • Offer 7 lambs, without blemish and one year old
    • Offer 1 young bull
    • Offer 2 rams
    • A grain offering
    • A drink offering
    • A Sin offering of 1 young goat
    • A peace offering of 2 male lambs in their first year
    • Treated as a Sabbath; no work was to be done.
  • Connection to the past
    • Possibly linked to when Moses received the stone tablets from God—Exodus 19:1 confirms that the Israelites reached Sinai in the third month, which is the month Pentecost occurs
  • Connection to prophecy
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The long summer between the spring and fall feasts may or may not represent the wait for Christ's second coming. [2]

Feast of Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah

  • Leviticus 23:23-25
  • Occurs on the first day of the seventh month (1 Tishri → September)
  • Lasts for 7 days
  • Description/Instructions
    • Treated as a Sabbath; no work is to be done
    • A holy convocation where trumpets are blown is to take place
    • And offering to the LORD was to be made
  • Connection to the Past
    • Nothing explicitly is stated to connect this to the history of Israel
    • Some believe it is linked to the Israel's victory at Jericho in which the walls fell when they blew the trumpets (Joshua 6); that would make this a double prophecy
  • Connection to Prophecy

Day of Atonement

  • Leviticus 23:26-32
  • Occurs on the 10th day of the 7th month (10 Tishri → September or October)
  • Description/Instructions
    • Treated as a Sabbath; no work is to be done
    • A holy convocation is to occur
    • Repentance is to happen for each person (afflict your soul)
    • An offering to the LORD was to be given
    • Those not repenting and those working would be punished by God
  • Connection to the Past
    • Represents coming before God in repentance
  • Connection to Prophecy
    • In the final day, we will stand before God and plead the blood of Christ (our offering) in repentance

In the Next Episode

  • Let's Have A Feast Part 3 (to be released on April 1, 2020)
    1. Feast of Tabernacles
    2. Purim
    3. Hanukkah

References and Footnotes

  1. "Feast". Merriam-Webster; March 17, 2020
  2. Matthew Ervin. "The Seven Feasts of Israel are Fulfilled in Jesus". Apple Eye Ministries. March 7, 2014
  3. "From Passover to Pentecost". Jews for Jesus. July 1, 1995
  4. Jim Franks. "Counting Pentecost When the First Day of Unleavened Bread Falls on Sunday". United Church of God. January 1, 2005
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