Lev. 23:1-2 “The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘These are my appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.” (I invite you to read the rest of chapter 23 in your Bible).
These are the feasts of the Lord: the Sabbath (Day of Rest); Pessah (Passover); Unleavened Bread; Firstfruits; Shavuot (Pentecost); Yom Terua (Feast of Trumpets); Yom Kippour (Day of Forgiveness); and finally Sukkoth (Tabernacles).
The feasts, or in Hebrew “moadim”, literally mean “times set apart”, a date fixed for an encounter, a solemn convocation…God comes and God invites! It is the time of visitation, the time for His Son, the day of rejoicing!
The feasts are a time of revelation and a move of God on the earth. They serve as a reminder of what He has done, and of what He will do for us!
Exodus 13: 8 – “On that day tell your son, ‘I do this because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.”
Luke 22:19 – “Do this in remembrance of Me. »
In the international church with each nation’s different culture, there are rich and numerous formes of church services, events, meetings, conferences, concerts, festivals and get-togethers to glorify God. The Lord loves all these forms of celebration and the calendar dates that we choose. So why do we ignore HIS calendar, HIS dates, HIS biblical culture? Do we love what He loves? Or are we under the law? David answers: “I delight in your commands because I love them.” (Ps. 119: 47)
Our Abba-Father wants all His children to share special times. The former feast (which He commanded to His people Israel and through which He revealed Himself) is renewed by the precious power of the Spirit; the darkness has lifted!
Dinner is ready, the table is set, the people of God prepare themselves to enjoy the feast face to face with the Creator and Savior Jesus-Yeshua, in the unity of love for one another, surrounded by the wonderful light and truth of Christ.
Colossians 2:17 – “These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” Let’s celebrate the feasts in His light! His culture and His divine appointments are for us!
For most Jews, the Messiah is still hidden in the feasts. John 7:11 ”Now at the feast, the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, “Where is he?” We are not looking for the Messiah at the feast, we are already with Him, He is here!
John 7:37 – “On the last and greatest day of the feast (Sukkoth), Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.”
Let us celebrate the feast and drink of His Spirit! Lachaim! For life!
Let’s pray that His will be done through the feasts, for Israel and for us!