reply to post by Simplynoone
The christian celebration of the 7 holy day feasts are not bound by rituals or sacrafices but are used to explain God's ultimate plan for mankind.
In the traditional sense, Christmas was used to celebrate the birth of Christ but in doing so, christians turned away from the more important aspect
of Christ which is his 2nd coming. Every holy day has a significant meaning for each portion of God's plan for mankind. The weekly sabbath is a
reminder to mankind that God created everything in 6 days and rested on the 7th but to use the equation the bible gives with 1 day in heaven being
1,000 years on earth the sabbath signifies the 1000 years of peace or rest when christ returns. 6000 years were given to man to prove to God that he
can rule alone in peace, but man has been proven wrong and only through Christ will we see our sabbath rest or mellenium of peace.
Passover is the first annual holy day. It signifies the sacrifice that was Jesus Christ...... the Lamb of God. In Jewish tradition a pure virgin
lamb was sacrificed on the altar in the name of God. In christian passover, the whole symbolism of the lamb slaughter is fulfilled through the pure
blood of Christ the Lamb of God in order to give mankind a way to everlasting life. Jesus said nothing about celebrating His birth but to celebrate
His death with great joy because man's sins were forgiven through the death of Christ.
Feast of Unleavened Bread is a 7 day feast immediately following Passover which would make this whole harvest feast 8 days long. The days of
unleavened bread came about traditionally due to the fact that when Moses was leading the Hebrews out of Egypt, they left in such haste that they
didn't have time to put leaven in their bread causing the bread to remain flat. God sanctified this event and ordered the Isrealites to keep leaven
from the bread for 7 days after Passover as a symbol of leaving sin out of their lives for 7 days. The christian aspect is that through the sacrifice
of Christ and the refraining of sin/leaven, mankind may recieve everlasting life.
50 days after Passover is the Feast of Pentacost. Better known by the Jews as the feast of weeks or shavuot, it represented the giving of the Ten
Commandments at Mount Sinai and the late spring harvest season. The christian siginificance for this holy day feast is the fact that the first
pentacost of the new testament church was the day the Holy Spirit poured out on the church which signified the blessing of the church by God's
authority. It also teaches us to keep the laws in a spiritual sense to show our Love to God. Pentacost was the day the new testament church members
started speaking in toungs of nations in order to spread the word throughout the Roman Empire and beyond. As a harvest season it signified the
firstfruits of the harvest representing Christ thus starting the harvest of mankind. We must long for the baptism of the Holy Spirit in order to be a
"sort" of "firstfruits" at Christs return as mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:20-23.
The Feast of Trumpets represents the time in human history when God intervines in mankinds affairs on a global basis. It represents a dramatic
turning point in world history. The Feast of Trumpets depicts nothing less than the return of Jesus Christ to earth to establish the Kingdom of God!
This feast represents the tribulation period which is followed by the sounding of 7 trumpets with the last of the 7 being the trumpet of God ushering
in the new mellenium of peace aka: The Kingdom of God/Heaven.
It also signifies the first resurrection of God's people known to some as the Rapture of the Church. It is the resurrection of life. "Behold, I
tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed- in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST TRUMPET. For the
trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."(1 Corinnthians 15: 51-53).
The Day of Atonement is representative of the Removal of Sin's Cause and Reconciliation to God. Along with passover, Atonement teaches us about the
forgiveness of sin and our reconciliation with God through Christ's sacrifice. Atonement is represented by fasting for 24 hours to humble ourselves
to God and beg for His mercy. The 24 hour fast is to show how weak and fragile our bodies are and that without the breath of Life given to us by God,
we would cease to exist. This holy day is represented as a time in human history when the tribulation is over and Jesus has already called his people
in the first resurrection. Thus meaning that the Atonement people are those who remain alive through the tribulation and into the mellenium who learn
the truth about God and no longer have the temptation of Satan to influence them. Thus they humble themselves before God and give praise and thanks
to their revelation of truth.
The Feast of Tabernacles represents the Reign of Jesus Christ over all the Earth. It represents the restoration of the world and the mellenium of
peace on earth. It is a 7 day feast at the end of the harvest season. This feast also represents the sabbath rest of mankind as the mellenium is a
time of peace. Christ's return is represented by the feast of Trumpets. The banishment of Satan is depicted by the day of Atonement. Once these
events have taken place, the foundation is in place for the restoration of the creation to peace and harmony with God.
The Last Great Day is represented as the time of Judgement and beyond to the New Heaven and New Earth. The notion is that eternal life is extended to
all people. Those who never knew God or didn't understand His message will be given an opertunity to reconcile and repent to God after learning the
truth of God's purpose for mankind.
Passover = everlasting life through the sacrifice of christ
Feast of Unleavened Bread = refraining from sin in an attempt to enter the kingdom.
Pentacost = Recieving the spirit and becoming a firstfruit of Christ.
Feast of Trumpets = The second-coming of Christ
Atonement = The banishment of Satan and sin.
Feast of Tabernacles = 1000 year sabbath peace
Last Great Day = Judgement and New Heaven & Earth. Death and Grave are defeated in the 2nd Death.
These feasts give us a better understanding as to what to look forward to. God Bless you.