Christian Internet Evangelism: Outreach of BIBLE TRUTH MINISTRY INC. by Evangelist Larry Wolfe

"The Seven Feasts of Israel"

  1. Passover (Exodus 12:1-13:16) 1st Major Feast-All males required to travel to the Temple in Jerusalem (Ex.23:14ff)

    *Celebrated annually: The blood of the sacrificial lamb on the doorposts caused the death angel to “pass over”

    *Custom connected with Passover was the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Exodus 12:15)

    *Crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ The Lamb of God (John 1:29) occurred during Passover

  2. Pentecost (Numbers 28:26-31) 2nd Major Feast-All males required to travel to the Temple in Jerusalem

    *Thanksgiving to God for the grain harvest

    *Also called the Feast of Weeks and Feast of Firstfruits

    *The miraculous outpouring of the Holy Spirit occurred on the first day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4)

  3. Tabernacles (Deuteronomy 16:13-17) 3rd Major Feast-All males required to travel to Temple in Jerusalem

    *Commemorates the years of wandering in the wilderness

    *A.K.A. Feast of Booths because the people were commanded to live in booths/temporary shelters for 7 days

    *They relived their wilderness experience when no permanent houses were available (Leviticus 23:42)

  4. Purim (Esther 3:6, 7)

    *Commemorates the deliverance of the Jews from Haman during their captivity by the Persians

    *Purim comes from the Hebrew meaning “lots” because Haman cast lots to decide when to destroy the Jews

    *Esther’s quick thinking and brave actions exposed Haman, and he was hanged on the gallows he built to hang Esther’s uncle Mordecai who was faithful to God which Haman detested (Esther 5:14, 9:18-32)

    *A.K.A. the Feast of Lots which became an annual, national feast after the Exile in Israel’s history

  5. Trumpets

    *Observed by blowing two trumpets and offering of animal sacrifices (Leviticus 23:24-32; Numbers 29:1-40)

    *The reason for observance is not clear but may have started during Babylonian Captivity to counteract the influence of Babylonia’s New Year Festival.

    *The Feast of Trumpets is now known as Rosh Hashanah

  6. Dedication

    *A.K.A. the Feast of Lights, or Hanukkah

    *The Feast of Dedication is only mentioned in the Apocryphal Book of I Maccabees

    *The Feast of Dedication celebrated the restoration of worship in the Temple after its desecration by Antiochus Epiphanes during the period of the Macabees about 167B.C.

  7. The Day of Atonement

    *This day was marked by fasting, humiliation, and great reverence for God (Leviticus 16)

    *On this day the high priest first made atonement for his own sin, then entered the most holy place of the tabernacle to make an appropriate animal sacrifice to atone for the sins of the people

    *This foreshadows the great once for all Blood shedding sacrifice made by the Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary when He atoned for the sins of all mankind

Rev. Larry Wolfe--Evangelist
3015 Pelzer Hwy
Easley, SC 29642

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