April 22, 2019

Jews around the world begin to observe the seven Jewish Feasts as they celebrate Passover

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JD: Why did God actually give seven Jewish Feasts to the Jewish people? What was his reason for doing that and the first one of course was Passover?

SH: As our listeners might look eventually in the book of Leviticus, Leviticus 23 they’ll see seven Feasts as you just said. And as they go forward in the scriptures those Feasts tell a story a narrative. It begins of course with redemption and end with Tabernacles. We can see the plan of God for his people through those seven Feasts. We starts off with the Passover it is one day and then there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread which follows immediately after and on that eighth day of course is the First Fruit.

 And Jimmy for us as Christians we see redemption which is when God took the Jewish people out of Egypt and justified them and set them into what would be the promised land and sanctified us by setting us apart. So you can see the matzah which is unleavened so they eat that for a whole period of time. And then First Fruit is what the Jewish people were to offer to God the first of agriculture. We as Christians can see the Lord Jesus redeeming us. We can see the fact that when he did we were separated, sanctified, set apart by God. Then on first fruits we know the Apostle Paul wrote that Christ was our First Fruit and so we know that Christ rose from the dead and then that means there’s more to follow. That means you and I and all the listeners who trust in Christ the Savior. So what a picture.

JD: Steve Herzig the National Director of Friends of Israel with insight into the seven Jewish Feasts and a special focus on Passover.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

The Jewish Feasts that God gave the Jewish people are recorded in Leviticus 23. These seven Feasts days were given to the Jews to lay out God’s plan for the Messiah to be the redeemer for the Jewish people. As we study Biblical history we see that Jesus was crucified on Passover, he was buried on Unleavened Bread. Jesus resurrected on the Jewish Feasts day of First Fruits and the church began on the Feast of Pentecost. By the way when you study the last three Feasts Trumpets, Day of Atonement and Tabernacles we see that these Feasts will be fulfilled by Jesus Christ as well. These fall Feasts speak of the second coming of Jesus and the set up of His kingdom. As prophecy has been fulfilled in these first four Feasts these last three in the future will be fulfilled also.