Holidays

 

 

Holidays are a major aspect of the study of man. The holidays which God gave His people are shadow pictures of His Son (Colossians 2:16-17). Not only are the holy days in the Bible shadow pictures of Messiah, so too are the holidays instituted by man.

Biblical Holidays

Biblical Holidays

The Biblical feasts/holidays were designed to be shadow pictures of the Messiah (Colossians 2:17) who is the manifestation of God’s love (John 3:16).  They were designed like yearly ancient wedding rehearsals for the bride to keep them in His cycles of righteousness.  The feasts were designed to be outwards signs of His Word to the world.

The Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us, He is the fulfillment of these sabbaths/holidays.  The Word is the character/name of God (Revelation 19:13; Matthew 12:18-21 – Isaiah 42:1-4; Revelation 14:1; 22:4; Deuteronomy 6:6-8), which is love (1 John 4:8).  Built into the feasts/sabbaths is the will of God, the plan of salvation for mankind (2 Peter 3:9; 1 Timothy 2:4).

Lev 23:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

 

The Feasts are designed to reveal the Messiah.  God’s plan for the salvation of humanity is shown by the seven feasts He gave to ancient Israel in Leviticus 23.  He told the people to celebrate these feasts as “lasting ordinances.” The seven feasts are patterns that describe the two comings of Jesus the Christ.  The Spring Feasts picture the 1st coming of the Messiah.  The Fall Feasts picture His 2nd coming.

 

Hos 6:3  Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter (spring) and former (autumn) rain unto the earth.

Sabbath…7th day of rest….picture of the thousand year reign of Messiah and our rest in Christ.

 

Passover…death and forgiveness…Lamb of God (John 1:29)…entering door of the Tabernacle/Temple

 

Unleavened bread…burial (old sinful life)….Unleavened Bread of Life (John 6:51)…burnt offering/dying to old life

 

First Fruits…Resurrection….First Fruits (1 Corinthians 15:20)

 

Pentecost…Jesus sent the Holy Spirit on the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), 1o commandments given in Exodus  (Act 2:1-4)…brazen laver, washing with water by the Word (Ephesians 5:26)

 

Feast of Trumpets….Resurrection of dead…Last trump (1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16)…assembling at the Tabernacle/Temple (Numbers 10:2)

 

Day of AtonementJubilee, Messiah’s feet on Mt. of Olives receiving of inheritance, wedding feast, reconciliation…(Revelation 19)…new clothing

 

Tabernacles…Messianic era…(Revelation 21:3)…dwelling in the Temple

 

Last Great Day…New heavens & earth…(Revelation 22)

 

His Sabbaths and Feasts are a sign that God is the Creator

 

Exo 31:16  And the sons of Israel shall observe the Sabbath, to do the Sabbath for their generations; it is a never ending covenant.

Exo 31:17  It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot

Musings –  Sukkot – Unity in the Love of Messiah 

Biblical Calendar

Musings – Biblical Calendar

Daily Tidbits 12/31/11 – The Calendar

 

Tidbits:

Daily Tidbits 4/4 – Passover

Daily Tidbits 4/6 – Unleavened Bread

Daily Tidbits 4/11 – Wave Sheaf/Firstfruits

 

Man Made Holidays

Birthdays

Daily Tidbits 5/5 – Cinco de Mayo  

Daily Tidbits 5/19 – Victoria Day

Shadows of Messiah – Mother’s Day

Daily Tidbits 5/26 – Memorial Day

Shadows of Messiah – Memorial Day

Shadows of Messiah – The Declaration of Independence (Fourth of July)

Thanksgiving

 

Jewish Holidays

Jewish Holidays

 Daily Tidbits 12/21/11 – Hanukkah & Sukkot

 Daily Tidbits 12/23/11 – Hanukkah & Dedication

 Daily Tidbits 3/7 – Purim

Winter Holidays  (Hanukkah & Christmas)

Winter Holidays – Expanded  (Hanukkah & Christmas)

Christian Holidays

Christian holidays

 

Winter Holidays  (Christmas & Hanukkah)

Winter Holidays – Expanded  (Christmas & Hanukkah)

Daily Tidbits 12/25/11 – Shadows of Messiah: Christmas

Daily Tidbits 12/30/11 – Shadows of Messiah: New Year’s

Daily Tidbits 1/6/12 – Epiphany

Daily Tidbits 2/2 – Shadows of Messiah: Groundhog’s Day

Daily Tidbits 2/14 – Shadow of Messiah – Valentine’s Day

Shadow of Messiah – Valentine’s Day 

Daily Tidbits 2/24 – Shadows of Messiah: Lent

Shadows of Messiah – Lent

Daily Tidbits 3/17 – Shadows of Messiah: St. Patrick’s Day

Shadows of Messiah – St. Patrick’s Day

Daily Tidbits 3/25 – Annunciation

Daily Tidbits 4/13/14 – Palm Sunday

Daily Tidbits 4/8 – Shadows of Messiah: Easter

Shadows of Messiah – Easter

 

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays part 1

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays part 2

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Examine Yourself

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Pagan Christianity?

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Alexander Hislop

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Ralph Woodrow

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Pagan Parallels

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Church Fathers & Paganism

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Constantine

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Origins of Christian Holidays

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Easter & Paganism?

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Easter Eggs

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Easter Lily

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Easter Bunny

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Resurrection Celebration

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Christmas & Paganism?

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Christmas Trees

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – The Law & Holidays

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Change in Law

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – The Law of Christ

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – A New Commandment

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – God Changes Times and Seasons

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Binding & Loosing

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Establishing the Law

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Fulfillment of the Law

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays –  Receiving One Another

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays –  The Lord’s Day

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Love Bears All Things

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – History