Have you studied the feasts of Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles in the Old Testament?
What do they represent for us today?
I have read about the passover feast. The Pentecost is not mentioned in the Old testament since it is an event with the first Christians and the Tabernacles I have never heard of.
I have looked into all three, but only studied about Passover, as I needed to know certain facts for my writing.
What they represent depends mostly on who the 'us' is. For me, the significance lies in the fact that Jesus took the place of the Paschal Lamb.
Yes. It would take way to long to fully explain...
Let me just say this, know the signs of the modern times. This is far more important than ancient traditions and rituals.
Greetings sword of manticor:
What a question! It is also very difficult to answer as well. I will attempt...and hope that I am able to communicate properly and be understood. Also as it was written so long ago: "let him who has ears, hear".
I am sorry, you cannot imagine how many times I have heard that from those who have claimed they have divine ears and use that verse as if what they say is the only truth.
i am continueing this dialogue on one of your hubs about hell. (Because I am able to write more..ok?
The Feast of Tabernacles is a way for the Hebrew people to remember how life was as their ancestors wandered in the wilderness for 40 yrs. The tabernacles or huts that are used are to remind them of the temporary dwellings of their ancestors.
I'm sure someone has tried to make this mean something significant for Christians today, but it may mean nothing more than keeping in mind that there are consequences for disobedience, which is why the Israelites wandered for so long. The feast of Passover clearly has NT meaning because the NT explicitly says so.
Pentecost was the feast mentioned in Leviticus 23:16. It coincided with the coming of the Holy Spirit. Originally it measured the fifty days between the Feast of First Fruits and the Feast of Shavuot.
As far as meanings of these things for the Christian, the rule of thumb has always been to only assign meaning when the NT assigns that meaning. Otherwise meaning can be read into anything.
I have studied all three, and in my opinion, I think that the ritual of passover and the alleged story behind it is one of the most disgusting stories in the whole bible.
As for my comments, they are strictly an observation, not an indication that I believe these things.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
So are you telling me I'm perishing? If so, it's not news. Everybody dies. So what? Or are you telling me that I'm wise? Thanks, that's nice of you.
Passover today is a renewing of my covenant with Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. Every year I eat unleavened bread that represents His body that was broken for me and drink wine that symbolizes His blood that was shed for me to pay the death penalty for sin. Passover to me also represents God's Holy Spirit dwelling in our bodies as temples rather than the physical temple (the tearing of the great veil).
Which also leads to Tabernacles, or Feast of Booths, representing our temporary physical existence. Our bodies are temporary dwellings for God's Holy Spirit until Christ returns. This Feast was specifically for the nation of Israel in the OT but any stranger or foreigner within their gates could also keep it. When Christ returns as King here on earth, all nations shall keep this Feast as mentioned in Zechariah 14:16-19.
Pentecost was Feast of Weeks (First Fruits) in the OT. Jesus was the first of the first fruits. It was also the fulfillment of the promise of the Holy Spirit as was seen by all those around the disciples in Acts chapter 2. Just as God made a rainbow in the sky as a promise never to destroy all living things again, Pentecost is a fulfillment of God's promise to us to receive the Holy Spirit when we accept Christ as our Saviour that we may be able to do great things in His name.
These are the Jewish spring feasts. They represent and were fulfilled in Christ's first coming. The remaining three of their seven feasts are held in the fall. They represent and will be fulfilled with Christ's second coming.
Feast of tabernacles, Feats of Trumpets and Day of Atonement are fall feasts... Passover and Pentecost are spring feasts
Oh, right. I read it in too much of a rush. Thanks for the correction.
This is how I understand the three festivals and how it is part of God's plan. Passover is the sacrificial lamb the Jews were required for their sins. Christ was the lamb for us all who was also sacrificed by His Father for the sins of the world. During the feast of weeks (Pentecost), It was also known as the first harvest. In Acts 2, we see that the disciples became apostles on Pentecost and the birth of the ecclesia (Assembly). The feast of booths (Tabernacle) is in celebration of the end of the forty years Israel was lost in exile in the wilderness. Israel would gather all the rest of the harvest and celebrate with all who were there both Jew and gentile for seven days. Exactly forty years after Christ's death, all of Israel gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the feast of Booths, and that is when it happened. At AD70, Syrian Romans laid siege to the city. It was also the second coming of Christ. So, how does this fit in God's plan? There are in my opinion four parts of the plan. The events that lead Moses to have the feasts, the feasts, the events of Christ's death and resurrection, the birth of the ecclesia, and the end of the old covenant age. And fourth, the alpha and the omega and the start to finish, the salvation of all mankind, starting in order. Christ the first fruit, those in Christ (believers or first fruits) and the rest of mankind at the consummation (the fulfillment).
1Cor 15:20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end (consummation) will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.”[c] Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.
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