What are the feast and festival is mentioned in Bible, which his people need to celebrate, I think the time has covered those festivals and feast and somehow we all have forgotten…but now Jews still celebrate these festivals….
As we all are other gentiles to whomGod had called, as per his words we are his chosen people the royal priesthood..
As scriptures say:1 Peter 2:9-10 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”
It says we were not a people but now the people of God, the peculiar people.
We had not at his Mercy but now we are at his mercy, who brought us through the price of his Precious Blood.
Are we forgotten those festivals in which God’s presence and directions was there ,aren’t we are following world’s declared festivals the Pagan festivals,And these festivals has so much affected to our lives that we have forgotten those festivals which were according to Bible for his people but vanished from our lives instead the Pagan festivals took the place instead of the festivals which is there in the book of law Deuteronomy…the Law was given to Moses by God for his people.
Do we know how many festivals are there according to the Bible…but we celebrate only one that is “ Passover”.and what about the celebration of release from bondage from our sins the old man’s life ,as the celebration of release from bondage in Egypt (Exo 13:6-10) “ the Pasah” unleavened bread.
Seriously I didn’t notice this and was still the part of celebrating these Pagan festivals…
The information I am sharing is not mine, but it’s there in the Bible and the observations and research of some Bible information sites in which scholars studied and provided the information.
We need to know what is the festival Celebrated as per Bible…..and where it has been hidden, because now at present the festival we celebrate is not there in the Bible.
Abib/Nisan- (New Year For Israelites) and Was the first day of the first month of Jewish religious year. It would begin at the new moon of our March / April and coincides with the latter rains.The 1st day of Tishri in the fall.Now this Abib/ Nisan- should be the New Year for us Because in this Month the Harvest is ready.If you read Joel 2:23). Each month began with a new moon. (Num 10:10, 28:11, 1 Sam 20:5, Psa 81:3, Isa 66:23, Ezek 46:3, Amos 8:5, Col. 2:16.)It would begin at the new moon of our March / April and coincides with the latter rains.
1. The seventh day (Saturday) Sabbath – (Shabbat)read Gen 2:1-3, Lev 23:3, Num 28:9-10, Exo 20:8-11, Deut 5:12-15It’s a convocation day. There will be No work to be done. Also as per 4th of the Ten Commandments, this is the only convocation day that occurs more than once a year. It was not a day that originated with the Jews and the Ten Commandments at Sinai, it preceded them. The seventh day (weekly) Sabbath of the Lord (Lev 23:3).
2. Feast of Passover (Erev Pesah or Ta’anit Bechorim)
The Jews consider this day to be the day before Passover (Pesah), which to them is the same as the Feast of Unleavened Bread. with the blood of the lamb being smeared on the doorposts. Jesus and the disciples ate the Passover meal (Matt 26:18-20, Mark 14:12-16) of unleavened bread and wine in the early hours of this day (Exo 12:18), Jesus was crucified, and died the afternoon of the 14th (Friday, the preparation day), at the time the Paschal lambs were being slain (Exo 12:6), Passover is a shadow or type of the sacrifice of Jesus the lamb of God, at the cross (1 Cor 5:7).
There is a fast which is called “Ta’anit Bechorim” is observed only by the firstborn. It is to commemorate being spared from the last plague to fall on Egypt- the death of the firstborn.
3. Feast of Unleavened Bread (Pesah) –
This festival traveled from Sanctuaries in Jerusalem and required of all men, to present themselves before the Lord (Exo 23:14,17, Exo 34:22, Deut 16:16).The first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread15th day of the 1st month (Abib/Nisan)Lev 23:7, Num 28:17-18First born dedicated to the Lord’s service.This is a celebration of release from bondage in Egypt (Exo 13:6-10). All leavened bread (hametz) removed and replaced by unleavened bread (matzah). This day fell on the seventh day Sabbath, the day after the crucifixion,(John 19:31). The day we celebrate as “Easter”.When Jesus was Victorious and rose From death.
The Feast of Unleavened Bread was a type of the sinless nature of Jesus releasing us from the bondage of sin. Jesus is the sinless bread of life (John 6:32, 48-51) and leavened bread represented the corruption of sin in your life, that Jesus overcomes – (1 Cor 5:8). Putting away the sin in your life (leavened bread/hametz), and replacing it by accepting sinless Jesus Christ (unleavened bread/matzah).known today as the Lord’s Supper or Communion. You participate in the Lord’s Supper to remember (Luke 22:19).The Day of First Fruits (The Omer)The 16th day of the 1st month (Abib / Nisan)Exo 34:25-26, Lev 23:10-14, – Late Passover Num 9:10-11.
Barley harvest – Firstfruits presented to the Lord (Lev 23:10-11).
This was the day of first sheaf waving (type), the first fruit of the barley harvest. The Resurrection Sunday which also occurred on 16 Abib / Nisan. Jesus was the first fruits of the resurrection, (1 Cor 15:20, 23, 2 Tim 2:6-8).This period is called the Omer begins on 16 Nisan, Manna ceased to fall on this day (Josh 5:12),the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Yom Tov)The 21st day of 1st month (Abib / Nisan)Exo 12:18, 13:6, Lev 23:8, Num 28:25,Traditional celebration of the crossing of the Red Sea.
4. Feast of Pentecost (Shavuot)Travel to the Sanctuary in Jerusalem required of all men, to present themselves before the Lord (Exo 23:14,17, Exo 34:22, Deut 16:16).Exo 34:22, Lev 23:15-21, Acts 2:1, Acts 20:16, 1 Cor 16:8.
5. Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah)The 1st day of the 7th month (Ethanim / Tishri) – Read Lev 23:24 and Num 29:1, This was an announcement to Israel of impending judgment, The antitype of Trumpets was the worldwide proclamation of second coming.
6.Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)10th day of 7th month (Ethanim / Tishri)Lev 23:27, Num 29:7, Lev 16, It’s called a feast day, but a day to “afflict your soul” which involved fasting that day (Joel 1:14-15, Acts 27:9).This was the holiest day of the year and signified a cleansing of sins and reconciliation with God.
7. Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth) -Travel to the Sanctuary in Jerusalem required of all men, to present themselves before the Lord (Exo 23:14,17, Exo 34:22, Deut 16:16).The first day was the 15th day of the 7th month (Ethanim / Tishri)Lev 23:34-36, 39-43, Num 29:12Fruit Harvest – Firstfruits presented to the Lord (Exo 23:19, 14:1-5).
Festival of Willows (Hoshana Rabbah), it’s a Jewish custom to be the final day of judgment.
Shemini Atzeret)Lev 23:36,39, Num 29:35.This is a day of solemn assembly.
This Information gives us a better and perfect understanding of feast and festivals for the people God has chosen not just to follow those pagan worldly festivals for which there is no information in the scriptures.