When the Man Comes Around

And I looked and behold: a pale horse. And his name, that sat on him, was Death. And Hell followed with him.

Spring Feasts

Now, in more detail:

1. Passover

This always occurs a few days before Easter (and you’ll soon see why). Many Christians see a Christian connection to Passover, but it becomes very clear if you look at how it is set up. First of all, it commemorates the night when the Lord passed over Egypt, killing the firstborn of all the Egyptians, but sparing all the Israelites who put lamb’s blood on their door frames. Leviticus doesn’t bother to go into detail about the Passover because that was explained back in Exodus. Basically, an ‘unblemished lamb’ is brought into the house with the family five days prior. Then, on the eve of Passover it is killed.

Much is written on other websites as to symbolism and logic, so I won’t go into that here. Simply put, Christ fulfilled the role of the unblemished lamb that was traditionally killed. He died on the very eve of Passover.

2. Feast of Unleavened Bread

Here we see a clear reference to bread that hasn’t risen. Note when this feast occurs… the day after Passover. This holy day was pre-determined (by Christ) to acknowledge when He was placed in the tomb. Every Christian knows He remained ‘unrisen’ for three days.

Also, leaven is often associated with corruption in scripture.

Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. (1 Corinthians 5:8)

Whenever Israelites offered a ‘meat offering’ (which is actually cakes, and not meat) for atonement, the bread is always, without exception, unleavened.

3. Feast of Firstfruits

The Feast of Firstfruits is slated to be held on the first day after the sabbath proceeding Passover. In essence, that puts it on the following Sunday. This feast involves providing the first of the harvest as an offering to the Lord. And again, every Christian who has ever attended an Easter service knows that Christ rose on Sunday. They also might understand that He is known as the Firstfruit.

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. (1 Corinthians 15:20)

If you were paying attention to explanation of the previous feasts, you probably are catching on to the trend. And here we see that Christ personally filled the role of the first three feasts during his first coming.

4. Pentecost

This feast is designated to occur 50 days later. Based on the name (which actually isn’t designated in Leviticus), you probably already see the connection. This feast also involves the ‘first fruits’, but in this case, it’s the first of the processed wheat, baked into loaves. This represents the ‘seeds of Christ’s church’ having grown during His ministry and coming to fruition as the Holy Spirit descended on the gathering in Acts chapter 2. This is the ‘birthday’ of Christ’s bride. As expected, it happened exactly on the day of the Feast that the Lord had commanded centuries earlier.

Ok, that wraps up the Spring Feasts. We’ve seen that all the feasts were set up to coincide on a very specific day with a major event relating to our salvation. From that, we can fully expect that the remaining 3 feasts will have similar significance. In this case, relating to His second coming!

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