When we realize that the Torah should still be a central part of our walk, this often coincides with our realization of the importance of YHWH’s Feast days. For more in-depth information on each Feast, please refer to that Feast Day’s resource which is linked below.
There are seven feasts grouped in two sets, the Spring Feasts and the Fall Feast, based on the Northern Hemisphere. The Feast all have prophetic significance. There are varying ideas about what the prophetic significance of the Fall Feast will be, but the important thing is that we acknowledge the Feast as best we can.
At this point, I should note that no one has kept the Feast for over 2000 years. It’s impossible for us to Biblically “Keep” the Feast. Nothing we do today is actually us keeping the Feast. We are memorializing the Feast, which means the way each person does so can look very different. If you don’t go camping for 8 days during Sukkot you are not breaking the commandments. If you don’t have a Passover Seder you are not breaking the commandments. Without the elements in place needed to actually “keep” the Feast there is no way any one can truly keep them. So we all do the best we can to memorialize them and that can look very different from person to person or group to group.
SPRING FEASTS (FULFILLED)
- Passover (Pesach) – Typically falls in April. Prophetic significance: Commemorates the story of the Exodus and is the day that Y’shua was crucified.
- Unleavened Bread (Chag Hamotzi) – Typically falls in April. Prophetic significance: Y’shua was put in the grave.
- First Fruits (Yom Habikkurim) – Typically falls in April. Prophetic significance: Y’shua’s resurrection three days later.
- Pentecost (Shavuot) – Typically falls late May thru early June. Prophetic significance: Giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai and the receiving of the Holy Spirit.
FALL FEASTS (PROPHETIC SHADOW PICTURES OF GOOD THINGS TO COME)
- Trumpets (Rosh Hashana) – Typically in September ******Messiah returns*****
- Atonement (Yom Kippur) – Typically falls in mid to late September or early October ****Day of Judgment****
- Tabernacles (Sukkot) – Typically falls mid-September thru mid-October **Kingdom established on earth**
These feasts are rehearsals that we celebrate at appointed times to teach us about our Messiah, Y’shua.
- Hanukkah – Typically falls late November thru late December and last eight days
- Purim – Typically falls in March