The Day of Atonement

Dual fulfillments. Leviticus 23:26-32

This is Yom Kippur, our Jewish brethren celebrate this as a day for reflection upon deeds done during the past year and with that the hope of doing better in the next. The Day of Reckoning is a day in which all the accounts must be settled between God and His people for that year.

This is where each individual soul has an obvious requirement to reflect and prepare him/herself for the day when each will give account for their deeds and receive what was promised to them on the Day of Judgment. The blast from the day before may be our call to get ready that the day of Atonement which is coming. But its blast […]

2020-04-13T16:26:45+00:00January 7th, 2013|Categories: Feasts, Hebrew Roots Movement, Law, Library|Tags: , , , |

Feast of Trumpets

The announcement, this is fulfilled by our responding (Leviticus 23:24-27)

In the autumn of the year and on the first day of the Tishrei moon trumpets are blown to announce the Hebrew holiday of Rosh Hashanah. It is simply “Yom Teruah–the Day of Blowing.” Since the blowing of the trumpets became the distinguishing characteristic of the day, it became known as the Feasts of the Trumpets: the feast that called people to prepare to stand before the judgment of God. The texts give no specific reason for observing the Feast of the Trumpet. This is surprising because the Bible usually gives the reason for the observance of the feasts. Apparently the reason was self-evident. In his book The Jewish Festivals, Rabbi S. […]

2020-04-13T16:26:58+00:00January 7th, 2013|Categories: Feasts, Hebrew Roots Movement, Law, Library|Tags: , |

Feast of Pentecost

Fulfilled by the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost (Leviticus 23:15-22).

50 days from the day the firstfruits of the barley harvest was waved before the Lord, is Shavuot or the Day of Pentecost. Rabbinic scholars believe that it was on this day that God visited His people after their exodus from Egypt and through Moses, brought the Law down from Mount Sinai. This earthshaking day of visitation, trembling, and betrothal is the birthday of the nation of Israel. Here Moses brings down the Torah or Law for the nation. 50 days from the day the Firstfruits, the Day our Lord raised from the Dead (The Resurrection), in the summer of the year of our Lord Jesus’ passion, God visits His […]

2020-04-13T16:27:33+00:00January 7th, 2013|Categories: Feasts, Hebrew Roots Movement, Law, Library|Tags: , , |

Feast of Firstfruits

Fulfilled by Jesus at His Resurrection. Leviticus 23:10-11

On the 17th day of the month of Nisan the firstfruits of the barley harvest was gathered and waved before the Lord in celebration. On the 17th day of Nisan. Jesus rises up from the grave. He is the firstfruits from the dead. On that very day He fulfilled the feast.

Jesus raised from the dead the firstfruits of the Resurrection of the dead. Those that were spiritually dead can now be born again, thou they perish yet they may live (1 Corinthians 15:20).

2020-04-13T16:28:21+00:00January 7th, 2013|Categories: Feasts, Hebrew Roots Movement, Law, Library|Tags: , , |

Feast of Unleavened Bread

Fulfilled by Jesus who was without sin. Leviticus 23:4-8

Leaven, a typology of sin, was removed from the dwellings. Then at twilight, as the 14th day of Nisan was ending, the Passover lambs were slain. Sunset initiated the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Nisan 15 was a “high day”, a non Saturday Sabbath. Bread baked without yeast was eaten during the seven days of the feast.

Sunset began the 15th day of Nisan. Jesus took on our sins at the crucifixion and then He was buried, or put away, hidden just in time for the Feast of Unleavened Bread. But in the grave His body did not decay or see corruption. That Passover the sinless unleavened ‘Bread of […]

2020-04-13T16:29:24+00:00January 7th, 2013|Categories: Feasts, Hebrew Roots Movement, Law, Library|Tags: , , , |

Passover

Fulfilled by Jesus at His crucifixion. Exodus 12:14-20

On the 14th day of Nisan the sacrifice lamb is slain. The blood of atonement upon the door brings salvation as the death angel passes overhead. The epic Exodus that follows sees God’s covenant people delivered from the bondage of Egypt. This was the Old Covenant fulfillment of Passover for national salvation.

On the 14th day of Nisan, on the eve of Passover, Jesus is crucified. The blood of the promised Sacrifice Lamb is shed. This is the redemption God has provided. It brings salvation to His covenant people, delivering them from the bondage of sin and death. This is the New Covenant fulfillment of Passover for personal salvation.

This is all about […]

2020-04-13T16:29:44+00:00January 7th, 2013|Categories: Feasts, Hebrew Roots Movement, Law, Library|Tags: , , , |

Feast of Tabernacles

Fulfilled by Jesus when He was born and dwelt among us. Deuteronomy 31:10-11, Leviticus 23:33-36

Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, or Feast of Tabernacles, is a Biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (late September to late October). It is one of the three biblically mandated festivals Shalosh regalim on which Hebrews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. The holiday lasts seven days (eight in the diaspora). The first day is a sabbath-like yom tov when work is forbidden. The sukkah is intended as a reminiscence of the type of fragile dwellings in which the Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of travel in the desert after the Exodus from slavery […]

2020-04-13T16:29:59+00:00January 7th, 2013|Categories: Feasts, Hebrew Roots Movement, Law, Library|Tags: , , , |

Feast of Dedication

Festival of Lights

Fulfilled by Jesus when the Light entered the World. John 10:22-29

Also known as the Hanukkah, or Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. This Jewish ‘Feast of Dedication’ (Hannukah as it is also called) honors the re-dedication of the Jewish temple after it had been defiled by the forces of Antiochus IV Epiphanes. The Festival of Lights proclaims the cleansing of the temple and its altar by Judas Maccabees in the aftermath of the Old Testament incident on which Daniel’s ‘Abomination of Desolation’ was based. The desolating sacrifice was instituted on the 15th day […]

2020-04-13T16:30:21+00:00January 7th, 2013|Categories: Feasts, Hebrew Roots Movement, Law, Library|Tags: , , , |