Though attending church all my life, I was 19 when I first heard about biblical holy days.
What a thrilling discovery! Because those who taught me about the biblical holy days had learned by teaching and by experience that these days reveal understanding about the plan of God.
I knew I really didn’t know why I was born, the purpose for life, or the plan of God, so I was eager to learn about the biblical holy days and keep them! Forty-six years later I am still eager, still learning, and the great fall festivals are coming this month!
Leviticus 23:2 says they are “feasts of the Lord,” “holy convocations” and “My feasts.”
Verse 4 adds that “you shall proclaim at their appointed times.”
The word “feasts” in verse 2 comes from the Hebrew MOW’ED, and one of its main meanings is “appointed place, time and meeting.”
Yes, utterly amazing, they are appointments with God! God the Father and Jesus Christ are willing to take time out of their busy schedule running the universe from their thrones in the third heaven to be with me!
Verses 23-25 are about the Feast of Trumpets which this year is this coming Monday, Sept. 14.
Part of its meaning is the marriage of Jesus Christ to His bride (Revelation 19). For those of us wanting to be part of His Church—His Bride—that makes our appointments on these biblical holy days also into spiritual dates with our soon coming Husband!
Verses 26-32 discuss the Day of Atonement which this year is coming Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Verses 33-44 describe the Feast of Tabernacles and Eighth Day which occur this year from Sept. 28 through Oct. 5. The word “convocations” fits nicely here because we will be meeting with (con) others being trained to become kings, priests and judges (vocations) in Christ’s kingdom He will establish on the earth for 1,000 years after He returns.
These biblical holy days are joyful, wonderful occasions with the family of God.
No wonder that “Jesus and His disciples, as well as the early Palestinian Christian communities [those in Judea and Galilee] observed … the major annual festivals” (“Early Christian Feasts,” The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 1967, Vol. 5, p. 867.
Will God give you vision and desire to look into these biblical holy days which They consider to be appointments and dates?
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