Feasts of the Lord
Dates of the Appointed Times
Old Covenant Israel's holidays were prescribed by God...there
were seven of them. These seven holidays are discussed throughout the Bible,
in both the Old and New Testaments. But only in Leviticus 23 are all seven holidays listed in chronological sequence.
These seven holidays are called, the Feasts of the Lord.
The Feasts of the Lord were holidays prescribed by God (7). Lev. 23 lists them in chronological sequence.
Feasts: Feasts are appointed times. They are holy convocations, or rehearsals. They were appointed times of worship for Israel that would serve as dress rehearsals in God's prophetic calendar. They're a picture of a spiritual truth that we're supposed to learn. They represent secrets, timing and signifacance of major events in the Lord's redemptive calendar.They depict the entire redemptive career of Messiah (7 is the biblical number of completion/perfection.)
Four of seven of the feasts take place in the Spring. These events have already taken place (spiritually & prophetically between the death of Messiah on the cross and fall of Jerusalem)
The three fall feasts are a picture of future events when Messiah returns. As of today they are unfulfilled.
Order is crutial to understanding prophecy.
|1. Passover pictures the substitutionary DEATH of Jesus as the Passover Lamb|
|2. Unleavened Bread pictures the BURIAL of Jesus along with His sinless life|
|3. Firstfruits pictures the RESURRECTION of the Messiah|
|4. Pentecost pictures the birth of the church|
|5. Trumpets pictures the judgment|
|6. Atonement pictures the day of redemption|
|7. Tabernacles pictures our full access to fellowship with God|
Below is a list of all major dates for the next five years. All holidays begin at sundown on the date before the date specified here.