The bible is clear; the blood of the Lamb delivers from slavery from Egypt and from sin. The tenth plague in Exodus 12:5 when Egypt's first-born sons died while the angel of death "passed over" the Jewish homes with the blood of the lamb on their doorposts. In the B'rit Chadashah, Yeshua serves as the sacrificial lamb. Passover, then, represents our salvation.
Leaven in the Bible symbolized sin and evil. Unleavened bread, eaten over a period of time, symbolized a holy walk, as with the Lord. Yeshua is described as "the Bread of Life" . He was born in Bethlehem, which, in Hebrew, means, "House of Bread" (Beit Lechem).
The Torah instructs us to count forty-nine days (seven weeks ) from Passover until Shavuot. This period of time is called Sefirat HaOmer. God promised the Jews a new covenant. Just as he had given the Torah to the Jewish people to guide them, he sent the Holy Spirit to guide his people again, so he writes his Torah in our hearts so that we may follow his commandments
The word Truah means "shouting" or "raising a noise”. After the Second Temple was destroyed in 70 AD the sages of the Mishnah associated Yom Teruah with the start of the Jewish civil year. On Rosh Hashana, the shofar is blown 100 times. In ancient times, the shofar was blown to announce an important event. The Lord wants to get our attention to the Great Tribulation on Rev. 8. After the judgment of the nations, Israel will be fully restored to the LORD and their sins will be completely purged (Matt. 24).
Sin is something very serious in God’s eyes, and we should view it in the same way. We need the atonement of sin and redemption. Yom Kippur pictures the "Day of the LORD" or the Day of Judgment. The heavenly shofar blasts heard at Mount Sinai will be reissued from Zion for all the world to hear. After the blasts on Yom Truah (the beginning of the Great Tribulation), the last blast will culminate in the long-awaited coronation of the King of Kings. Yeshua will then return to Israel to establish the millennial kingdom.
Sukkot represents the time of restored fellowship with the LORD. In fact, the Mishkan (and later, the Temple) represents God's Presence dwelling among his redeemed people. The holiday of Sukkot, therefore, represents a time of renewed fellowship with God, remembering his sheltering provision and care for us as we travel in the desert, surrounded by the Clouds of Glory. Sukkot is also a time when we remember that our time here on earth is short and temporary; we are just waiting for the ultimate promise, which is Yeshua’s return and his eternal reign from the New Jerusalem.
The feast name in Hebrew is Simchat Torah. Every week in synagogues all across the world, a portion from the Torah (called a parashah) is chanted. Jewish tradition has divided the Torah into 54 portions per year. The idea that Torah study is cyclical finds expression in the ritual of dancing around the Torah.
Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia. It is so named because Haman (a type of Anti-Messiah) had cast lots (Pur) to determine the day on which to destroy the Jews. Haman's plans foreshadow the Nazi plan for the genocide of Jews during World War II (Holocaust). Esther and Mordecai ordained that Purim should be observed as a "day of feasting and merrymaking" and of sending gifts to the poor (Esther 9:22:28)
The word Chanukah means dedication and marks an eight-day celebration recalling the rededication of the 2nd Temple after its defilement by the Seleucid-Syrians. Antiochus took Jerusalem and set up an idol in the Temple. Daniel foresaw this sacrilege and referred to it as the “abomination of desolation” (Daniel 11:31-32). As in the days of Antiochus, there is yet to come a time of great deception , but God has promised us that such a day would come so that we might not be surprised when it does. Paul explained that the anti-messiah will be “the man of lawlessness” who “exalts himself” and will take his seat in the Temple, proclaiming himself to be God” (2 Thes. 2:3-4)
Also known as Tisha B'Av, is a day of mourning to remember the many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people over the centuries as the destruction of the First and Second Temple.
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH is a 16-month biblical calendar produced in Israel. We have wonderful photos from the promised land! The big news this year is that we created something different, there is a QR-Code that directs to the website where there are drone videos and a brief explanation. We have photos from Akko, Caesarea, The Dead Sea, Mount Hermon, and many others places. We also have a map of the Sea of Galilee where you can find the sites of Jesus' ministry.
To understand the Messiah’s second coming we need to understand God's calendar. The Lord's feasts are an absolute requirement.
God sent his Son to be born at the Feast of Tabernacles; he was crucified on the exact day of Passover, in the grave 3 days and 3 nights during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and raised on Firstfruits.
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