Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The Sovereignty of God and the Holy Days

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Key: Colossians 2:16-17

Regarding holy days and festivals and the Sabbath. Paul said, so let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are the shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. In Roman 14:3 regarding a feast day, let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats, for God has received him; Hebrews 8:5-6 refers to the new priestly service who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, “See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator (Jesus Christ) of a better covenant (new), which was established on better promises.
§  Passover
§  Pentecost
§  Atonement
§     Tabernacles


The Lord spoke to Moses to speak to the children of Israel to keep the holy days, Leviticus 23 (Holy Days); Exodus 23 and 12:3-6; 25-30, commemorate annually.

10th day of Nissan in the Spring
§       Joshua 4:19 Israel crosses the Jordan River.
§       Daniel 9:26 Palm Sunday, 5 days later. The Messiah is cut off (crucified), but not for himself (died for the sins of the world).
§       Ezekiel 40:1-2 4th millennial temple.
§       Ezekiel 40-48 Temple one mile in length.

14th day of Nissan, Passover
§       Genesis 15:18, First Passover in Canaan Gen. 17:10.
§       Book of the law found, Ezra 16.
§       Dedication of second temple, Ezra 16:19.
§       The Last Supper.

15th day of Nissan, Day of unleavened bread, the feast of Passover
§       The Exodus.
§       The Crucifixion.
§       The fall of Jewish resistance at Masada in 73 A.D.

17th day of Nissan, day of First Fruits
§       Noah’s Ark on Mt. Ararat in Turkey.
§       Israel crossed the Red Sea.
§       Israel eats the first fruits of the Promised Land, (children of Israel, Joshua and Caleb).
§       The Resurrection of Christ.

6th day of Sivan, Pentecost on the 50th day after Passover, (May or June)
§       Leviticus 23:15-16, the Feast of Weeks. Seven Sabbaths shall be complete, count fifty days after the seventh Sabbath, and give a new grain offering.
§       Exodus 19:11, God gave law to Moses.
§       Acts 2, Holy Spirit gave us the church.

24th day of Chisleu (December)
§       Haggai dedication of the 2nd temple, Zerubabel is governor of Judah, Book of Haggai.
§       1917, during World War I the British army led by Christian general Edmond Allenby defeated the Turks and took Jerusalem.
§       Future sanctification of the future temple.
§       Future event prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39, 38:23, Russia and Arab nations would come against Israel.

17th day of Tammuz (July)
§       Moses breaks the tablets of the Lord, Exodus 32:19
§       Babylonians invade Jerusalem stopping the sacrifice
§       In 70 A.D., Romans attack 2nd temple

9th day of Av (August), mourning for the temple
§       Zechariah 7:5, When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months during those seventy years, did you really fast for me—for me?
§       The 12 Spies return from Canaan
§       The Babylonians destroy Solomon’s temple in 587 B.C.
§       Romans destroy temple in 70 A.D.
§       Romans plow Jerusalem with salt in 71 A.D.
§       Romans destroy army of Israel in 135 A.D.
§       England expels Jewish people in 1290
§       Spain expels Jewish people in 1492
§       World War I declared and Russia persecutes the Jews in 1914

1st day of Tishri the 7th month (Sept.-Oct.), Feast of Trumpets, Leviticus 23:23-24
§       High Priest brought first offering to the Rebuilt Temple, Ezra 3
§       Ezra brought the law before the assembly of men and women and read it, Nehemiah 8:2
§       The Battle of Armageddon (future prophecy)

10th day of Tishri, Atonement, 7th month (Sept.-Oct.)
§       Aaron made atonement for Israel
§       The Arab attacked Jerusalem to annihilate the Jews during the Yom Kippur War in 1973

15th day of Tishri, Feast of Tabernacles (Sept.-Oct.)
§       Zechariah 10:12, Restoration of Israel
§       Dedication of Solomon’s temple
§       Possible birthday of Jesus Christ, John 1:14

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