Ancient Israel Festivals Ordained by God and Other Sacred Times (Some begin in Exodus, detailed in Leviticus)

 

NOTE: SINCE SCRIPTURE IS SHOWING US FEASTS ORDAINED BY GOD IN EXODUS, I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT WANT TO HAVE THIS TO REFER TO 🙂IN ANCIENT ISRAEL THERE WERE SEVEN ANNUAL RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS ESPECIALLY ORDAINED BY GOD

FEAST WHEN PURPOSE PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE TODAY
Passover The evening of the 14th day of Nisan/Abib THIS IS THE JEWISH CALENDAR’S FIRST MONTH (March/April) To commemorate Israel’s deliverance from Egypt.  TO remind the Israelites that God “passed over” their homes and spared the first borns. Christ is our Passover Lamb. Good Friday
The Passover is the foundation of the Lord’s supper
Feast of Unleavened Bread It began on the 15th day of Nisan/Abib (following Passover) and continued for one week TO commemorate the quick exodus from Egypt. It also commemorates the hardships of Israel’s hurried flight from Egypt.  Yeast is also symbolic for sin.  Nothing with yeast is used during this Feast.  The absence of leaven symbolized complete consecrations and devotion to God. Unleavened bread is symbolic of a pure Christ and a true Church, free of sin Jesus body put in the ground
Day of First Fruits 3 days after Passover (In their month of Nisan/Abib.) To dedicate and consecrate the first fruits of the Barley Harvest A type of bodily resurrection of Christ. Easter, Day of Resurrection
Feast of Weeks (also known as Feast of Penticost) 50 days after the First Fruits. (day after the 7th Sabbath) (In their 3rd month of Sivan) (May-June) Shows joy and thankfulness of God’s harvest.  It ws to dedicate and consecrate the firsfruits of the wheat harvest. Also the day the 10 commandments may have been given 2 loaves of bread on the day of Pentecost will represent Jew and Gentile.  This is the day the Holy Spirit will be poured out upon the church Pentecost
Feast of Trumpets (aka: Rosh Hashanah) 1st day of the 7th month (Tishri) (Sept-Oct) To begin the 7th (Sabbatical Month) The blowing of the trumpet ushering in the return of the Lord Judgment day
Day of Atonement (aka: Yom Kippur today) 10th day of the 7th month (Tishri) (Sept-Oct) To make and ANNUAL atonement for all sins of all the people The ultimate fulfillment of the Crucifixion Jesus’ death on the Cross
Feast of Tabernacle (aka: Feast of Booths or Ingathering) The 15th to the 21st day of Tishri (Sept/Oct) with an 8th day added as a climax to all the feasts To commemorate God’s deliverance and protection during the wilderness or desert wandering Foreshadows the peace and prosperity during the 1000 years millennium reign Jesus’ Return
ISRAEL’S OTHER SACRED TIMES from the OT
Sabbath Every 7th day was a solemn rest from all work
Sabbath Year Every 7th YEAR was designated a “year of release” to allow the land to lie fallow.
Year of Jubilee The 50th year, which followed seven Sabbath years, was to proclaim liberty to those who were servants because of debt, and to return lands to their former owners.
The New Moon 2st day of the Hebrew 29-30 day month was a day of rest, special sacrifices, and the blowing of trumpets,
Dedication (Lights or Hanukkah) An eight day feast in the 9th month (Chislev) (Nov- Dec) commemorating the cleansing of the temple from defilement by Syria, and its re-dedication
Purim (Lots) A feast on the 14th and 15th of the 12th month (Adar).  The name comes from Babylonia Pur, meaning “Lot”
Information gathered from P Szmanski’s 2012 Bible Study and Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts pg 42-49
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