The Feast: An Overview

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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 many of us, we struggle with letting go of our old traditions and celebrations and transitioning to keeping the feast of YHWH found in Leviticus 23.  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, unlike the holidays that many claim as religious observances today.  The four Spring Feast have all been fulfilled.  The Fall Feast have not.  There are varying ideas about what the prophetic significance of the Fall Feast will be, but the important thing is that we keep the Feast as best we can.

SPRING FEASTS (FULFILLED)

  1. Passover (Pesach) – Typically falls in April.  Prophetic significance: Commemorates the story of the Exodus and is the day that Y’shua was crucified.
  2. Unleavened Bread (Chag Hamotzi) – Typically falls in April.  Prophetic significance: Y’shua was put in the grave.
  3. First Fruits (Yom Habikkurim) – Typically falls in April.  Prophetic significance: Y’shua’s resurrection three days later.
  4. 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)

  1. Trumpets (Rosh Hashana) – Typically in September ******Messiah returns*****
  2. Atonement (Yom Kippur) – Typically falls in mid to late September or early October ****Day of Judgment****
  3. 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.

Extra-Biblical Feast

  1. HanukkahTypically falls late November thru late December and last eight days
  2. Purim – Typically falls in March

The feasts are rehearsals that we celebrate at appointed times to teach us about our Messiah, Y’shua.  Christianity has rejected YHWH’s required Feasts and has substituted man-made festivals in their place, i.e. Christmas and Easter.

Do you suppose YHWH is in agreement with this? Are we trying to come to Him in our own way? Are we offering strange fire up to Him? The Bible says there is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end leads death (Proverbs 14:12).

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Posted on September 30, 2014 in Biblical Feast

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Chris lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with his wife and daughter. He has a heart for reaching people with the truth about Torah and is dedicated to seeking, teaching and living out the truth of the Word, from Genisis to Revelation. Chris grew up in Church and ran the gambit from Baptist to Non-denominational, but he admittedly was just a "pew warmer." His walk didn't truly start until a close friend asked him a simple, yet profound question. "What is Gods name?"

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