April 02, 2007

Jews around the world will sit tonight as families to remember the Exodus from Egyptian bondage

Under high security, Jewish families here in Israel will gather tonight to rehearse the story of the Exodus, 3,500 years ago from the Egyptian bondage, at a special meal, the Passover Seder, that will be similar to the meal that they ate on the night that Moses led them out of the Egyptian slavery of over 400 years and towards the promised land.

Passover and unleavened bread are the first two of the seven Jewish feasts that almost all Jewish people celebrate on a yearly basis, feasts that reveal the historic background of the Jewish people.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

As Jewish people around the world celebrate Passover, which is the feast that commemorates the Exodus from Egyptian bondage, there is a reminder that Jesus Christ has or will fulfill prophetically, all of the Jewish feasts. A close look at the record of the Gospel accounts of the week referred to as Passion week, the week that led up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, will reveal that indeed Jesus did fulfill at least the four spring feasts.

More on that in a moment, but let me remind you that all seven of the Jewish feasts had not only a historic significance, but they also have an agricultural and a prophetic importance as well. Jesus Christ was crucified on Passover, the afternoon of Passover, after eating of the Passover Seder the night before. The Lord was buried on Unleavened Bread, the second of the spring feasts, and Jesus was resurrected on the Feast of First Fruits, which Leviticus 23 said followed the Passover on the next Sunday.

On the Feast of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came and filled the new believers on the feast that Christ said would be a fulfillment of His departure; that's John 16. That leaves three fall feasts which Christ will fulfill as well on the proper day sequences. Jesus Christ comes back to the earth at the Second Coming, not the Rapture but His Second Coming, on the Feast of Trumpets. Jesus will enter the Temple that He builds here in Jerusalem and goes into the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement and He starts the Millennial Kingdom on the Feast of Tabernacles.

Celebration of Passover is indeed a reminder that Bible prophecy in the Jewish feast will be fulfilled.