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The Jewish Calendar of Feasts

The Jewish Calendar of Feasts


...portrays the Gospel Message by symbolising the life of Gods Son

The Jewish Sacred year starts in the first month Abib (new name Nisan). The feasts were then celebrated for the next seven months.
These feasts take s symbolically on a !""" year #orney in time$ from Jess as the %tender plant and as a root ot of dry grond&
to the time when 'e will be the strong and mighty$ %(ing of (ings and )ord of )ords& (Rev.19:16).
The first four feasts symbolise Jesus first advent
The Passover
14th of Abib (Nisan)
Num.28:16-25; ev.2!:4-8
The Lamb of God
l Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! "ohn 1:29 #ee Rev.5:12
l For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. $sa.5!:2
"esus is the %assove& amb. 'he name Abib means( )to be ten*e& o& +&een, as in a -oun+ ea& of
+&ain. .hat a fittin+ s-mbo/ of "esus0 be+innin+s.
Unleavened Bread
fo& one wee1 afte& %assove&
ev.2!:6-8
Jesus is the Bread of Life
l !nd "esus said to them, #$ am the bread of life... "ohn 6:!5
'his feast is s-mbo/i2 of the /ife +ivin+ wo&*s that "esus s3o1e an* /eft on &e2o&* fo& us.
Firstfruits
21st of Abib
ev.2!:9:14
Jesus resurrection
l But now is %hrist risen from the dead, and has be&ome the firstfruits of those who ha'e
fallen asleep. 1 4o&.15:25
'his is the thi&* feast. 'h&ee is the 6ib/i2a/ &esu&&e2tion numbe&.
Wees ! Pentecost
fo& 42 *a-s afte& 7i&stf&uits
finishin+ ea&/- in the thi&* month
ev.2!:15-22
The time after "is resurrection
l To whom He also presented Himself ali'e after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen
by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. A2ts 1:!
"esus 8showe* 9imse/f a/ive: to 9is b&eth&en fo& fo&t- *a-s befo&e 9e was &e2eive* u3 into
heaven. #ho&t/- afte& this the s3i&it was 3ou&e* out on the *is2i3/es on the *a- of %ente2ost.
Feasts of the seventh month symbolise Jesus second advent
Trum#ets
1st of ;thanim ('ish&i)
ev.2!:2!-25
Jesus return
l For the Lord "esus Himself will des&end from hea'en with a shout, with the 'oi&e of an
ar&hangel, and with the trumpet of God. !nd the dead in %hrist will rise first. 1 'hess.4:16
$t is inte&estin+ to note that the /ast th&ee feasts whi2h s3ea1 of the &etu&n of "esus an* the
estab/ishment of the 1in+*om we&e a// 2e/eb&ate* b- $s&ae/ in the seventh month whi2h is a +oo*
s-mbo/ of the seventh mi//ennium. A// th&ee of these feasts a&e *es2&ibe* as )ho/- 2onvo2ations,
an* )#abbath &ests, fo& the 2hi/*&en of $s&ae/. 'hese feasts a&e s-mbo/i2 of the )&est, fo& <o*0s
2hi/*&en in the =in+*om A+e. 'his is an ete&na/ &est f&om mo&ta/it- an* the wo&1s of the f/esh (9eb.
4:1-15). Note: 'he month( 8;thanim: was &ename* 8'ish&i: in 6ab-/on.
$om %i##ir
15th of ;thanim
ev.2!:26-!2
&ur entrance into Gods 'est
l $t shall be to you a (abbath of solemn rest, and you shall affli&t your souls... ev.2!:!2
'he )*a- of 2ove&in+, (atonement)( a #abbath of so/emn &est. 'his feast s3ea1s of the nee* fo&
&e3entan2e ()aff/i2t -ou& sou/s,) an* faith un*e& t&ia/ ()offe&in+ b- fi&e,), two ne2essities fo& a22e3tan2e
befo&e <o*. $t is s-mbo/i2 of ou& a22e3tan2e an* ent&an2e into the 3&omise* &est whi2h wi// sta&t
with >u*+ement fo//owe* b- the ?a&&ia+e #u33e& of the amb whe&e we wi// be fina//- f&ee f&om sin
an* ente& the )&est, f&om ou& 3&esent mo&ta/ /abou&s (9eb.4:9-11).
Note: 8-om: @ 9eb&ew fo& 8*a-: 1i33i& @ 3/u&a/ of 81a3ha&: whi2h means( 8to 2ove&:
Tabernacles
15-21st of ;thanim
ev.2!:!!-44
The established %in(dom of God
...with 3a&ti2u/a& em3hasis on the =in+.
l )es, all kings shall fall down before Him* all nations shall ser'e Him %sa.A2:11
l ...shall go up from year to year to worship the +ing, the L,-. of hosts, and keep the feast
of taberna&les. Be2h.14:6
'he name ;thanim s3ea1s of )3e&manent b&oo1s, whi2h is a +oo* s-mbo/ of the wo&* of <o* an*
the s3i&itua/ foo* avai/ab/e f&om the =in+. );thanim, is a 3/u&a/ fo&m of the &oot wo&* )e-than,.
;than *es2&ibes )3e&manen2e, o& )st&en+th, as in a 2hieftain( whi2h a+ain fits with a *es2&i3tion of
the 2omin+ =in+ "esus.
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