Feasts of the Lord - Bible Study

Introducing The Feasts of The Lord

The Introduction

We are going to begin a new Bible Study series.

Get ready to enjoy the blessing of God’s knowledge to you 😁

Let’s begin with this verse of Scripture:

For you, yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying,

“Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness;

1 Thessalonians 5:2‭-‬5 NASB

We have all heard many talk of Jesus coming as a thief in the night and catch everyone by surprise.

The Apostle Paul shares that it will not be the case for God’s people. Every believer and child of God is not in darkness that the “day of the Lord” will come as a thief

He expects believers to be ready and fully prepared. They will not be caught by surprise. God has already laid information down to His people in His Word.

But Uche 🤔.. Jesus said:

But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

Mark 13:32 NASB

Even Jesus doesn’t know 👀

Well let’s phrase it like this.. Jesus mentioned the day or hour

Great! We can know the year then, can’t we? Not to even talk about the quarter, month and even week of that year. And that’s the point!

There are certain information of the Kingdom… I call secrets (or mysteries..I guess)…that are meant for the members of the Kingdom. Jesus agrees 👇:

Jesus answered them, “To you, it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them, it has not been granted.

Matthew 13:11 NASB

Just like the way Jesus used parables in all his dealings with the multitudes (Matthew 13:34)

God purposely hides important kingdom secrets in the plain sight of His Word.

Our advantage as His children is the Teacher He placed within us – The Awesome Holy Spirit 🔥

Here’s what Paul says about him 🖊️

For to us, God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except for the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.

1 Corinthians 2:10‭-‬11

Yup 🥺

And He placed snippets of these timelines within festive seasons known as “Feasts” …🎤

Celebrated in the Bible and by the Jewish community.

What then are these Feasts…and why do they matter?

What are the Feasts?

These feasts revealed in the Bible are not exactly what is running through your mind..

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They actually referred to important and sacred events established by Yahweh (God) to be celebrated by His people.

You can also call them festivals if you want.

The word “feast” used is from the Hebrew word châgag which means an appointed time or event. It was sacred.

However there were also some form of feasting during some of those events… I guess

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Examples of these feasts are Passover, Pentecost, Trumpets etc.

Now, anytime you come across some form of news concerning this event…you usually think to yourself…

Well.. that’s the festival for the Jews

Passover though kinda aligns with your “Easter” so you probably pay more attention to that.

I have some news for you 😊

Uhmm. It’s best I start it off with this verse of Scripture 👇🏼

And afterward, Moses and Aaron came and said to Pharaoh, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Let My people go that they may celebrate a feast to Me in the wilderness.’ ”

Exodus 5:1

Now, this was the message God gave to Moses for Pharaoh. Why should Pharaoh let them go? Because they have to celebrate a feast unto the Lord.

Very important here.

These feasts are not any mere festival created by the people of Israel.

Just like the Sabbath, they are created by God and are very important to HIM.

God said so Himself 👇🏼

“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.”

Leviticus 23:2

They were called:

👉🏽Feasts of the Lord (Yahweh)

👉🏼Holy Convocations

👉🏽 God’s Feasts

🖊️ They were not the feasts of Israel or the feasts of the Jews. They were God’s own feasts.

Now think about it 🤔

A feast is a holy event or time appointed by God and for God.

This should give you a clue. These are God’s appointed timelines for His plans.

He made them to be celebrated by His people … God’s wisdom hidden in plain sight 🤫

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory,.

I Corinthians 2:7

Thousands of years later.

👶🏽 Jesus was born on a Feast Day – Trumpets

😞 He died on a Feast Day – Passover

😁 He resurrected on a Feast Day – Wave Sheaf Offering

🌬️ The Holy Spirit was given on a Feast Day – Pentecost 😳

Are these events not super important events on God’s calendar for His amazing plan for creation? 😳

If yes… Then check this out.

We still have more Feasts Days that have not yet been fulfilled at this level of glory.

Excited to join me on this journey now?

Watch out for the the Next episode. Chao!

Uche Okorie

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