“Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night and let them serve as SIGNS for days and for seasons! Gen: 1.14
God gives us signs! He uses the heavenly bodies to give us warnings and indicators of what he is doing in the Earth. He has and will continue to use solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, and partially darkened moons, even blood moons (moons that turn red), to proclaim his works especially in regard to the Jewish People.
God ordered his people (The Jews) to follow certain rituals at specific times of each year. Many times historic events took place during these Hebrew Festivals!
God’s clock and calendar are the designated Hebrew clock and calendar, not the Gregorian calendar mandated by the Pope Gregory XIII in 1582! The world uses this calendar but it is not the one God uses. It is in fact designed to throw the whole world off of God’s specific calendar, a satanic ruse. God’s calendar is to be consulted and heeded if one is to know the Truth about dates and events!
God uses the Hebrew Festivals as dress rehearsals for coming events. He had the Hebrews sacrifice a lamb to atone for their sins on Passover hundreds of years before the arrival of THE LAMB! Jesus was nailed to the cross at the third hour (9am), the exact hour of the Hebrew morning sacrificial ritual. The lamb is bound to the altar at exactly 9am and is executed at the ninth hour (3pm). Jesus screamed “It is finished” and died at exactly the ninth hour!
It is impossible to even imagine this as a coincidence. God has ordained events thousands of years before they happen and we are given signs to let us know without a doubt that God is the author of these events!
God’s people were even given the right words to sing during these events which all point to Yeshua (Jesus) centuries before his arrival. During the morning sacrifice they were to sing: “I will praise thee for thou hast heard me and art become my salvation. The stone which the builders refused has become the head stone of the corner. This is the Lord’s doing, it is marvelous in our eyes.”
God gave David the psalmist these words also to sing at the evening sacrifice:
“The Lord is my strength and song and has become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the Tabernacles of the righteous, the Right Hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.”
The Jewish rituals or feasts have fixed times and dates. They are referred to as seasons or appointed times as well. They are also referenced to as “miqra” which means REHEARSAL!
Let’s look at some of the details of these appointed times. The
The Feast of Passover:
During the feast of Passover the people must bring a spotless lamb to the priest who will then have the man lay his hands on the animal to transfer his sins into the animal. The animal is then slain and the blood sprinkled upon the altar, thereby redeeming the person or family from punishment for their sins during that year.
The Feast of Unleavened Bread:
The people must bring a sheaf (or omer) to the priest as a sacrifice. In the Bible a sheaf represents a person and their firstfruits, and multiple sheaves, many people. Jesus was laid in the grave the same day that the firstborn of Egypt were slain during the time of Moses. He was the firstborn of God! Thus the Messiah is also referred to as “unleavened”, meaning he knew no sin. Hebrews 4:25, PS 16:10, 2Cor 5:21.
The people were then to wave the sheaf before the priest the next day after the Sabbath. When the two Mary’s went to Jesus’ tomb on that day an angel told them he was not there but that he was risen and had gone before his Father. He had become the firstfruit of those who are asleep! 1Cor15: 20-24 He was waving himself before the father according to the tradition. Jesus was buried during the feast of Unleavened Bread and raised during the Feast of Firstfruits!
After a countdown of 59 days the next feast begins. We will not explore each ritual, just their significance.
The Feast of SHAVUOT, THE FEAST OF WEEKS, PENTECOST:
Pentecost is the famous holiday where the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the Disciples of Jesus and it happened at exactly the third hour during the feast of Pentecost! When the people heard each man speaking to them in their own native tongue and acting as though drunk, Peter said the people “are not drunken as ye suppose, as it is but the third hour of the day (9am, the time of the morning sacrifice), No this is what was spoken of by the prophet Joel: “I will pour out my spirit on all people.”
Another amazing coincidence? I think not!
These are the spring feasts. The fall feasts have several names and preview several occurrences. They are as follows:
THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS or YOM TERUAH: THE WEDDING AND CORONATION OF THE MESSIAH! THE MESSIAH! THE TERRIBLE DAY OF THE LORD, HIDDEN DAY, THE OPENING OF THE BOOKS, THE OPENING OF THE GATES, THE DAY OF THE AWAKENING BLAST!
THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT: THE DAY OF ATONEMENT: THE HARVEST
THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES: FEAST OF INGATHERING
Just as the feasts of spring were the dress rehearsals of the coming of Jesus, the fall festivals are the rehearsals for his return! You read it correctly. HIS RETURN!
The fall festivals are harvest celebrations. “And another angel came out from the altar and cried out with a loud voice to him standing with the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the Earth for her grapes are fully ripe.” Rev 14:18
The feast of Trumpets is called the feast of repentance. The feast of Yom Kippur is called the feast of redemption and the feast of tabernacles, the feast of rejoicing!
The feast of trumpets is to remember God, a memorial to him! The shofar (trumpet) is to be blown 100 times. The last blast is known as THE LAST TRUMP, and I do not mean Donald either. Can you see where I’m going with this? Hold on, tighten your seatbelts!
Paul wrote “We shall not sleep but will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, AT THE LAST TRUMP. For the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed.” AT THE LAST TRUMP! So we know exactly at what time and date the Rapture will occur!
We don’t know the year but we know that it is after the 7 year period of tribulation, after the temple is rebuilt and the abomination is seen standing in it, and after times that are so horrible that unless God shortens them, no flesh would be spared. “Then we will see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”
The feast of Trumpets is also known as the THE DAY OF THE LORD, THE DAY OF THE AWAKENING BLAST,THE OPENING OF THE BOOKS, THE HIDDEN DAY,THE WEDDING OF THE MESSIAH, THE OPENING OF THE GATES, and THE CORONATION OF THE MESSIAH!
This is amazing! Everything is planned since thousands of years and the outcome is foretold and inevitable!
Rosh Hashanah, the feast of Trumpets , means Battle cry!
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a SHOUT, with the voice of the archangel and with the TRUMP of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first.” 1Thess: 4:16
Jesus will come back with a shout, with the sound of a trump, with the battle cry of an angel! Everything is well prepared and we have been advised, informed, and forewarned. “But take ye heed, behold, I have told you everything in advance!” Mark 13:23
The end times are here. The understanding of what is to happen has been concealed until this generation. The son of perdition will reveal himself and the whole world will plunge into a living hell.
God has shown us what will happen, how it will happen, when it will happen, and how it will end. He has written it thousands of years ago so that we may know that the Lord knows the end from the beginning!
He has used dress rehearsals (the Hebrew Feasts) to prepare us and he uses heavenly signs that people of all languages can see and understand if they research his Word, to forewarn us and proclaim Heavenly acts, seasons, and occurrences dictated and orchestrated by God himself!
My next post will show you what signs we should expect. Solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, Blood moons, and Tetrads will accompany outrageous acts against the Jewish people and provoke terrible catastrophies throughout the world!
We are on the threshold of times so horrible that man has heretofore never experienced nor will ever experience again. So bad that God will have to put a stop to it before all flesh is destroyed.
Should we go into hiding, wring our hands, hold our heads in despair? No, those who believe in Jesus will be protected as Noah was in the flood and the children of Israel against the destroyer of Egyptian first born! We must prepare however because “ I have told you everything in advance.”