Overview of the Feasts
This episode is going to be an introduction of introductions into the actual feasts. Short and easy 😉
Feasts, as explained earlier, mark the appointed times or events of God celebrated by His people. They are holy.
They are not the feasts of the Jews or of Israel. They are God’s own Feasts (Leviticus 23:2)
Now there are about 7 main feasts.
One was added later. It was not officially added by God, however. it was prophesied in the Scriptures and celebrated by Jesus 👀…(don’t worry we will get to that)
The other feasts is not like the rest because of its nature. Let give you a clue:
What was the first day or event appointed by God as holy?
If you guessed right, the answer is Sabbath 🥳
I guess we all know the story. The Sabbath was the day that God “rested” and set as holy. Since it’s a weekly event…it’s not something that’s completely categorized as a “feast.” But let’s give it a shout-out anyway 👋
Sabbath is awesome!
Now on to our main 7 feasts (and the 8th that came along)
First off, these feasts are grouped into two main categories based on seasons.
We have the 👇🏼
✅ Spring Feasts
✅ Fall Feasts
Yup. Now the feasts are listed as follows in order:
✅ Spring Feasts:
🔴 Passover ( Pesach )
🔴 Unleavened Bread ( Chag HaMotzi )
🔴 First Fruits / Wave Sheaf Offering ( Reshit Katzir )
🔴 Pentecost / Weeks ( Shavu’ot )
Passover falls on the first full moon of Spring
The first three feasts, Pesach, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits fall in March and April.
The fourth one, Shavu’ot , marked the summer harvest and occurs in late May or early June.
Great. Let’s move on to the next set. And I’ll share something super interesting again…to whet your appetite 😋
We move to the… 👇🏼
✅ Fall Feasts:
🔵 Trumpets ( Yom Teru’ah )
🔵 Atonement ( Yom Kippur )
🔵 Tabernacles ( Sukkot )
The last three feasts, Trumpets (also called Rosh Hashanah), Yom Kippur, and Sukkot happen in September and October.
These mark the 7 main feasts of the Lord. The next one wasn’t given by God on the Mount Sinai. It was prophesied in Daniel 8:9-14…. and kinda came to pass in 165 BC during the historic era of the Maccabees… and Jesus identified with it. But that’s for another day… anyway here it is👇
🔵 Chanukah / Hanukkah
This is celebrated in the month of December.
Okay. You have your seven. Now the cool stuff I promised 😁
Jesus, in His first work or coming… fulfilled the Spring Feasts in style.
➡️ He was crucified on the Passover
➡️ Buried on Unleavened Bread
➡️ Resurrected on the feast of the First Fruits (Wave sheaf offering)
➡️ Sent the Holy Spirit 🌬️ on the Pentecost
These events set by God were actually prophetic concerning the timelines of His plans…
Guess what? There is a second work … a second coming of Jesus…and we have the Fall Feasts yet unfulfilled in prophecy 🤔
Do you want hints on the roles they will play?
It’s in the Scriptures… Lemme just leave one question..
Which feast do you think corresponds with the “rapture” or “caught up” event in 1Thessalonians 4:16-18…(Find the clue…and leave your answer )
Getting excited 😁?