Thursday, December 29, 2011

"The Holidays of God-A Prophetic Timetable?" Part 4

The prophetic stage has been set by God Himself and for thousands of years His chosen people, the Jews, obediently observed each Feast Day as directed. One by one, God completed the first four holy day pictures or "types" as He fulfilled the spiritual meaning of each and phase one of His two-part plan at Christ's first Advent. Leaving the final three feasts for fulfillment in the last days, God will surely complete phase two when at last all the "dress rehearsals" are replaced by the real thing.

The fall feasts begin with the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) and many expect the rapture of the church to be its fulfillment. Why? The Feast of Trumpets is when the "last trump" of 1Corinthians 15  is blown.

Known as the Wedding of Messiah, this feast is a picture of a Jewish wedding when the groom comes for his bride "like a thief in the night." Because this is the only feast that occurs on the new moon following exactly 29.5 days after the last one, this means it could come either twenty-nine or thirty days later. So when Christ said, "No one knows the day or the hour", it may have been a reference to this feast.

Next comes a ten-day period known as the "Days of Awe", which is a time of repentance. This is a time used to prepare oneself for the coming Day of Judgment or Atonement (Yom Kippur).

According to Hebrew prophets, in the last days there will be a great and awesome Day of the Lord. For all those who rejected Jesus the Messiah's offer of pardon from the penalty of sin (when He died on the cross in our place), there is a day of judgment coming. No one needs to face this final day of reckoning because Jesus has already paid the price for our sins! If you haven't yet done so, click on Not sure you'll go to heaven? click here... (located under the Blog Archive on the right) and secure your salvation today.

Five days after the Day of Atonement, the last of the fall feasts begins: The Feast of Tabernacles (Lev. 23:34). Historically, this is a holiday that celebrates the 40 years the Israelites spent wandering in the desert when God delivered them out of the bondage of Egypt, and is remembered by living in temporary shelters of 7 days.
In the future, the Feast of Tabernacles will be celebrated globally.

Zechariah 14:16 says, "It shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King (Jesus), the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles."

The ultimate fulfillment of Tabernacles will be when Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, is revealed as the Lion of Judah, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, returned again to earth in fulfillment of the Scripture.

Words to the Wise: 

Know Jesus, Know Peace
No Jesus, No Peace

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