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“Appointed Times with God”

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In Colossians 2:16-17 we are reminded that the feasts and sabbaths, are a shadow of things to come.  And Jesus in Matthew 16:3 rebukes the Pharisees as hypocrites for not discerning “signs of the times”, as prophesied in Scripture regarding his coming.

Were these “Feasts of the Lord” only meant to be sacrificial offerings of bulls & goats, or were they a foreshadow / typology of God’s redemptive plan?

 

Feasts aka Solemn Appointed Times with the Lord   Lev. 23:1-4.

The Hebrew word translated "Feasts" means Appointed Times.  According to De.16:16, God commands us to keep His Feasts, in light of the New Testament, and appear before the Lord with thanksgiving “forever” Ex. 12:14.


“And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, concerning the Feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are My Feasts.  Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, a holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.  These are the Feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.”  Lev. 23:1-4


As noted, Feasts and Sabbaths are called "Holy Convocations" in Scripture.  That is to say, they are intended to be times of meeting between God and man for "Holy Purposes".  


These “Feasts / Holy Convocations", are also a combination of celebratory commemorations of God’s providence fulfilled in the past, and the continued fulfillment of His remaining covenant promises for the future.

 

The 7 Feasts of the Lord forming the foundations of all Prophecy and Eschatology Hermeneutics include: Typology and prophecy fulfilled of the 4 Feasts of: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits aka Easter, and Feast of Weeks aka Pentecost, setting the stage for the last End of the Age Prophecy related to the Last 3 Feasts of: Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles.


To fully understand the Feasts, one must first understand the full meaning and implications of the Sabbath as a time of oneness with Goda foreshadowing of that which is to come


In celebrating the Sabbath (1day in 7; 24 hours – sundown to sundown).  The Sabbath is a foreshadowing of the fulfillment of God’s redemptive plan exemplified in His 7 Feasts.  It is a time completely devoted to being with God.  

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"IF you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on My holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight  and  the Lord's holy day honorable,  and  if you honor it  by  not going your own way  and  not doing as you please  or  speaking idle words, then you will find your joy in the Lord, and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob." The mouth of the Lord has spoken.  Isaiah 58:13-14 

God commands that we keep every sabbath & feast day holy (in light of the New Testament).  These are "Holy Convocations"; that is, they are intended to be times of meeting between God and man for "Holy Purposes" in preparation for an eternity dwelling with Him!  Rev. 21:1-3


Feast days, Sabbaths, Sabbatical years and the Year of Jubilee are compounding foreshadows of a potential closer communion with God.  In other words, each event provides for us direction, guidance and an opportunity toward a progressively closer, more intimate, relationship with God. 


The Feasts and Sabbaths are profound foreshadowings of the fulfillment of God’s total redemptive plan exemplified in His 7 Feasts listed in Leviticus 23, especially the Feast of Tabernacles. 

 

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The Feasts of the Lord are a continuation of God’s redemptive plan, through His “appointed times” yet to be completed.  These last 3 Feasts of the Lord; Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles complete the outline of God’s redemptive plan.