JD: Explain the seven Feasts days from God which are given to the Jewish people there in the book of Leviticus 23.
SH: The first Feast that God gives is Passover which of course talks about redemption. The children of Israel redeemed out of bondage from Egypt. Immediately following without any break what’s so ever is the Feast of unleavened bread and that’s why Jewish people often call Passover one name for the two Feasts. The Feast of unleavened bread is a reminder to the Jewish people to continue what they did that first night which happened only once, the Passover, the slaying of the lamb, the eating of the unleavened bread. They head out in a hurry. So we remember that 8 day Feast really two separate Feast.
Following that is three days later is the Feast of First fruits. First Fruits is a harvest Feast. And Jimmy we know as Christians First Fruits we know that Jesus rose from the grave. He’s the first fruits and more will follow. Fifty days later we’re reminded in the New Testament of the Feast of Pentecost. Then we come Rosh Hashanah the first of the civil New Year, the head of the year, Rosh Hashanah. Ten days following that is Yom Kippur and then following that is the Feast of Tabernacles. These Feasts tell a story. They tell a story of redemption and consummation to the Jewish people as a people and a land that God has selected for His vehicle to bring redemption to man kind. And of course for the Church of Jesus Christ this tells us the same thing, redemption to consummation. It’s a wonderful story.
JD: Steve Herzig with the details of the seven Jewish Feast days that reveal the Jewish Messiah, Jesus Christ.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
In the Old Testament book of Leviticus 23 the Lord gave a prophecy to the Jewish people to reveal the true Jewish Messiah, the person of Jesus Christ. As we study God’s word in chapter 27 of Matthew we read how Jesus fulfilled the first three of the Jewish Feasts. Christ was crucified on Passover, buried on unleavened bread, and he resurrected on the Jewish Feast of First fruits, that’s foretold in Leviticus 23 and a record of fulfillment in Matthew 27. Jesus will also fulfill the last three Jewish Feast as well. His second coming on Trumpets, He enters the Temple on Yom Kippur and he starts the Kingdom period on the Feast of Tabernacles. God’s plan will be fulfilled.