What Are The Bible Holidays?
Parts 1 through 6
By Willie Martin

Jew Watch

What Are The Bible Holidays? - Part 1

 God's holidays were observed from the time of Noah, possibly before the flood. For we know that Noah was a preacher of righteousness (2 Peter 2:5). Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel observed the holidays. Moses, Joshua and the Kings of Israel observed the holidays. The prophets such as Isaiah, Jeremiah and Joel kept the holidays. King David wrote about them in the Psalms. Two Old Testament books are completely about the holidays. One-third of the Gospels and two New Testament books are about the holidays.  Jesus Christ, Peter and Paul observed the holidays. They were observed in the New Testament until the year 64 A.D., for at least 3,500 years of, off and on, observance! All these holidays will be observed in the Kingdom of Christ when He sets it up here on earth.

 None of the Jewish observances of the Bible Holidays are recorded correctly in their Talmud; such is their hatred of the Lord Jesus Christ. I have not gone to the trouble to go through and document the differences between the Jewish Holidays and the Bible Holidays, for that would take a very long time, and many volumes. If someone cares to do so, they can go to the library and get down the Jewish Encyclopedia, Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Judicia, Jewish Almanac and etc., and study it out for themselves.

 They can also go to some of the larger university mathematic departments and get the students to write a program which will convert the time of 360 day years into our 365 day years and see what the difference is. The Jews calendar has some 5500 years, I don't know the exact figure, but they count their days from when Satan deceived Eve in the Garden of Eden; and that is why their calendar has a different number of days since the beginning some 6,000 years ago. Also the Jews, as a people, did not exist until, Cain married and began to have children; which is why their calendar does not reckon time the same as the Christian world.

 The Bible holidays have a lot to do with prophesy. Many verses, perhaps whole chapters are kept, at least in part, from our understanding when we do not observe The Bible Holidays.

 "These are the feasts of the Lord your God which ye shall proclaim in their seasons." (Leviticus 23:1-3)

 "Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year." (Exodus 23:14)

 First Time: Revival Time: Revival time begins with the Passover. The Passover is on the 14th day of Abib.Abib is the first month of the Hebrew calendar. Passover is about April 4th on the Gregorian calendar.

 The 15th thru the 21st is the feast of Passover. It is also called The Days of Unleavened Bread. The 15th and 21st of Abib are annual holidays. In the New Testament they are called High Days.  In the Old Testament they are called Holy Convocations, that is church services. On the evening of the 15th a banquet dinner is held. It is called A Night to Be Much Observed. (Exodus 12:6-20, 23; 14-17,Leviticus 23:5-8; Numbers 9:2-5, 28; 16-25; 2 Chronicles 35:11; Ezekiel 45:21 and1 Corinthians 5:8)

 In Zif, the second month, there is a Passover service for all those that were unable to keep the Passover in Abib. (Numbers 9:6-14 and2 Chronicles 301-3)

 Second Time: Pentecost: Pentecost is in the third month of the Hebrew Calendar.(About the last week in May) Pentecost always falls 50 days after the ‘morrow after the Sabbath' (Leviticus 23:11) occurring during the days of unleavened bread. Pentecost is known by three other names: (1) Feast of Harvest; (2) Feast of Weeks; (3) First Fruits of Wheat Harvest. (Exodus 23:16; Leviticus 23:10-22; Deuteronomy 16:9-10; 16-17)

 Third Time Thanksgiving Time: There are four Holidays in the seventh month. The seventh month of the Hebrew calendar is Ethanim. This Fall holiday called The Feast of Trumpets is observed on the first day of this seventh month (About September 24th).

 The 10th day of Ethanim is a holiday called The Day of Atonement. (About October 3) It is a day to consider our errors of the past year, repent and turn toward righteousness. (The Jews use this day in error to pray their pray of the Kol Nidre; a pray that allows them to break their word, contracts and etc., or to deal treacherously with people who are not Jews)

 The Feast of Tabernacles is from the 15th to the 22nd day of Ethanim.  It is also called The Feast of Ingathering or Thanksgiving. The 15th and 21st are High Days.  We are to dwell in temporary residences during the feast. The 22nd day is called The Last Great Day. During the feast the Law must be read and explained before all young and old, citizen and foreigner. This Feast of Thanksgiving lasts from about October 8th until October 15th. (Exodus 23:14-17; Leviticus 23:27-44; Deuteronomy 16:13-17; Numbers 29:12-9; Nehemiah 8:14; Ezekiel 4525 and John 7:37)

 At this point or even before, someone will probably say, "Yes, but, Christ did away with the Law" or perhaps, "Christ's sacrifice did away with the ritual of the Law." This point of view is being expressed with the understanding that the Holidays were a part of the Law or part of the rituals that WERE "done away with at the stake." It is not the purpose of this study to "prove" the Bible Holidays.  It is assumed that, you, the reader already accepts them.

 The Passover in History
 Abraham Offers Isaac

 1831 B.C.: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son," (John 3:16) Abraham and Isaac, representing Father and Son, acted out Christ's sacrifice. The story is found in Genesis 22. Additional information is available in The Book of Jubilees, Chapter 17 and the Book of Jasher, Chapter 23. If you have a copy of The Book of Jubilees begin reading in Jubilees Chapter 17.

 Jubilees 17 lists Abraham's trials, the seven times God tested him. As listed in Jubilees 17:17-18, they are:

 (1) "in his country"
 (2) "in the strange land"
 (3) "with the wealth of kings"
 (4) "with his wife in that she was torn from him"
 (5) "with the circumcision"
 (6) "with Ishmael and Hagar his maid, when he sent them away"
 (7) "Isaac as a burnt sacrifice"
 The Book of Jubilees: Jubilees 17:15-17 were quoted because the date is mentioned in verse 15, that date being the 12th of Abib. Genesis 22:4 further identifies the time Abraham offered Isaac,"Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place (for the sacrifice) far off. (If Abraham could see the place from far off, it stands to reason that it had to be a high hill or mountain. Perhaps the same hill where Christ was sacrifice) Turning our attention to "the third day" mentioned in Genesis 224; Jubilees and Genesis combined identify the 12th of Abib as the 1st day of 3 days. The 2nd day would be the 13th and the 3rd day would be the 14th of Abib.

 The story continues in Jubilees 18;17-20 and Genesis 2215-19. Genesis 22:17-18 describes the blessing given Abraham on the (most probably) 15th day of Abib. Recall that the 15th is a feast of God,"That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies." Jubilees then continues the story where the Bible leaves off. Jubilees 18:20-21: "...and he (Abraham) celebrated this festival in all the years, seven days in joy, and called it ‘The Festival Of The Lord' according to the seven days in which he had gone and returned in peace. And thus it is, and it is engraven and written in the tablets of heaven concerning Israel and its seed to keep this festival seven days in joy."

 In these chapters the Bible and the Apothecial writings are used as sources. The Apothecial books are our History Books. Many Apothecial books are mentioned in the Bible. For examples,

1). The Book of Nathan  1 Chronicles 29:29
2). The Book of Gad  1 Chronicles 29:29
3). The Book of Shemiah   2 Chronicles 12:15
4). The Book of Jehu  2 Chronicles 20:34
5). The Book of Jasher  2 Samuel 1:18
6). The Book of Iddo  2 Chronicles 13:22
 In this book reference is made to the Bible and three Apothecial writings. The Book of Jasher, The Book of Enoch and The Book of Jubilees.

 The Book of Jubilees is made reference to the most because it is full of dates. The dating system of Jubilees is as follows; A Jubilee is 49 years. Each Jubilee is made up of 7 weeks of years. These 7 weeks are also called "7 Sabbaths of years."

 Jubilees 8:1 reads, "In the twenty-ninth jubilee, in the first week, in the first year thereof, Arphaksed took to himself a wife."

 In the 28th Jubilee would be 28 times 49 to equal 1,372 years. The "first year in the first week (of seven weeks) would be year one of the first week of years. Therefore Arphaksed took to himself a wife in the year 1,373. (1,372 +1 = 1373)

What Are The Bible Holidays? - Part 2

 Israel Leaves Egypt

 1462 B.C.: Starting in Isaiah 10:29-26: "...O my people which dwellest in Zion (America), be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt.

 Our future deliverance may be similar to the deliverance of our fathers deliverance from Egypt. The past deliverance centered about God's holidays. We cannot have a good understanding of the prophesies concerning our future deliverance without a good understanding of Bible Holidays!

 The deliverance from Egypt was prophesied by Enoch. A good understanding of past prophesies that have been fulfilled may help us to understand prophesies not yet fulfilled. A part of Enoch's prophesy is herein quoted. You are encouraged to study the prophesies in the Book of Enoch.

Biblical Commands To Keep This Feast

 Exodus 12:14-26: (14) And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. (15) Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread...even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. (16) And in the first day (there shall be) an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you...(24) And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons forever. (25) And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the Lord will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service.  (26) And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?

 If we, as a nation of Israelites, had kept this command to instruct our children on the holidays, our children would know who we are and know our history. They would be reminded each year. This would be the subject of the Holiday sermons. From the young child unto the oldest golden-agers, we would all know our Israel identity.

 Numbers 33:3: And they departed from Remises in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the Passover the children of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians.

 Exodus 12:42: (42) It (is) a night to be much observed unto the Lord for bringing them out from the land of Egypt; this (is) that night of the Lord to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.

 On the 15th of the 1st month we are to have church services (A Holy Convocation) and that evening a banquet dinner in celebration of our deliverance out of Egypt. Egypt is a type of sin. Later we will see that this is the very day that Christ delivered us from the bondage of sin through His death. For these two reasons "It is a night to be much observed."

 Joshua Crosses The Jordan And Keeps The Passover

 1422 B.C.: Joshua 4:19 and 5:10: "And the people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho, and kept the Passover on the fourteenth of the month at even in the plains of Jericho."

 The Story of Joshua's crossing the Jordan actually begins in the Book of Deuteronomy. Moses spoke to the Israelites on the first day of the eleventh month. Moses speeches were made on the other side of Jordan in preparations for entering the promised land. (Deuteronomy 1:1-3)

 Moses' four speeches and the song he taught are:

 1). Review Of Israel's History After The Exodus And Its Lessons. (Deuteronomy 1:1-4)

2). Rehearsal Of The Sinitic Laws, With Warning And Exhortations. (Deuteronomy 1:5-26)

3). Blessings And Curses For Obedience And Disobedience.  (Deuteronomy 1:27-28)

4). The Palestinian Covenant, Its Warnings And Promised Blessings. (Deuteronomy 1:29-30)

5). Final Words Of Moses And Teaching Of The Song Of Moses. (Deuteronomy 1:31-34)

 Apparently Moses' speeches were prepared in advance and read to the congregation. This is indicated in places such as Deuteronomy 31:9and 31:24-26.

 In Deuteronomy 31:10-13 Moses commanded the clergy saying: "(10) And Moses commanded them, saying, at the end of (every) seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the Feast of Tabernacles, (11) When all Israel is come to appear before the Lord thy God in the place which He shall choose, thou shalt read this law (The Book of Deuteronomy) before all Israel in their hearing. (12) Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and thy stranger that (is) within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the words of this law: (The Book of Deuteronomy) (13) And (that) their children, which have not known (any thing), may hear, and learn to fear the Lord your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.

 The Song of Moses is recorded in chapters 32:1-43. After teaching the words of this song Moses said: "set your hearts to observe to do all the words which I testify among you this day, which y (politicians and clergy) shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. (47) For it (is) not a vain thing for you; because it (is) your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong (your) days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it. (Deuteronomy 32:46-47)

 In our song book, The Book of Psalms, we are given several songs to sing at Passover and at Tabernacles (Psalms 78; 81; 90; 91; 105; 106; 135 and others). In addition we have The Song of Moses and The  Song of victory. The Song of Victory is found in Exodus 15. (You can get a set of three cassette tapes by the late Pastor Sheldon Emry. The complete set of three tapes, only $9.00. Order from: America's Promise Ministries, P.O. Box 157, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864)

 Just as God prepared the people to enter the promised land of Canaan through the preaching of Moses, those ministers who know the Israel Truth are to prepare the people to enter the Kingdom of God, our future promised land, by preaching The Word. They have even been given their sermon subjects. In fact some of the sermons were given them by Moses all written out in advance.

The Fall of Jericho

 1422 B.C.: Immediately after the Children of Israel kept the Passover in the Plain of Gilgal, they conquered Jericho during the Days of Unleavened Bread. God had earlier prepared the way by placing fear in the hearts of Israel's enemies. He dried up the Red Sea and the Jordan River. "That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty; and that ye (Israelites) may fear the Lord your God forever. And it came to pass, when all the Kings of the Amorites...and all the Kings of the Canaanites...heard that The Lord had dried up the waters of Jordan before the Children  of Israel...that their hearts melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the children of Israel." (Joshua 4:23-24, 5:1)

 The Jordan floods its banks this time of year. The Amorites and Canaanites probably felt quite safe, at least until the flood season has passed. During the days of Unleavened Bread, "ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go about the city once, Thus shall you do six days...and on the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets, and it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the rams horns, and ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the walls of the city shall fall down flat," (Joshua 6:2-5) Then in verse 20 "the wall fell down flat."

 A careful reading of the history of the Exodus will reveal that the Israelites were frequently told in advance what would happen. At Jericho the people were told about a week in advance what would happen, God has said in Amos 3:7: "Surely the Lord will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants, the prophets." He may tell us only a few days in advance as he did in Egypt and at Jericho. A good understanding of the Holidays will help us understand The Book of Revelation. The important thing to notice here is that the Egyptian army was destroyed in the Red Sea on the last day of the Days of Unleavened Bread. On the last day of the Days of Unleavened Bread the walls of Jericho fell. Likewise, will Babylon the Great fall on this day, also?

What Are The Bible Holidays? - Part 3

 Isaiah 43:2

 When thou passest through the waters (of the Red Sea) I will be with thee; and through the rivers. (The Jordan River) They shall not overflow thee; and when thou walkest through the fire (We believe this to be a Nuclear War) thou shalt not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

 Hezekiah Did Good Brought Revival
 724 B.C.:

1). Many From Israel Unite With Judah To Keep The Passover. (2 Chronicles 30:1-27)

2). Psalm 81

3). Idols Destroyed. (2 Chronicles 31:1-2; 2 Kings 18:4)

4). Hezekiah's further Religious Reforms (2 Chronicles 31:2-21)

 Josiah Keeps The Passover
 623 B.C.: Josiah's reformations and Jeremiah's feast day sermons. Read them in this order:
1). The Passover Kept (2 Kings 23:21-23, 26-27; 2 Chronicles 35:1-19)

2). Josiah's Further Reformations (2 Kings 23:4-20, 24)

3). Exile Unless Ways Amended. (Jeremiah 7:12)

 Ezra Keeps The Passover
 514 B.C.: The story of Ezra keeping the passover is found in Ezra 6:19-22.

 The Passover In The New Testament
 8 A.D.: Joseph and Mary observe Passover and Jesus sits in the midst of the doctors. (Luke 2:41-50) Notice the clue in verse 43, "when they had fulfilled the days (of unleavened bread)."

 26 A.D.: Christ drove the money changers out of the temple twice. The first time in 26 A.D.; the second in 29 A.D. These are recorded in Matthew 21:12; Mark 11:12-19 and Luke 19:45-46. On both occasions it was the 10th of Abib. Perhaps we can look forward to a modern day cleansing of the temple when Babylon the Great's money system fails, most likely on the 10th of Abib. The conversation with Nichodemus was at Passover time. (John 2:13 to 3:21)

 27 A.D.: Jesus heals the impotent man and keeps the Passover. (John 5)

 28 A.D.: Events during Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread including Jesus' feast day sermon, "I am the Bread of Life," Read them in this order:

1). The Feeding of the 5,000 (Matthew14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17)

2). Passover At Hand (John6:1-13; Matthew 14:22-23; Mark 6:45-52; John 6:14-15)

3). Jesus Walks On Water (Matthew 14:24-33; Mark 6:47-52; John 6:16-21)

4). Reception At Gennesaret (Mark 14:34-36; 6:53-56)

5). I Am The Bread of Life (John 6:22-71)

 The Last Supper
 The Passover meal. (Matthew 26:17-29; Mark 14:12-31; Luke 22:7-39; John1:1-17, 26)
 1). Who was to be the greatest? (Luke 22:24-30)

 2). Foot washing ceremony instituted. (John 13:4-30)

 3). Hymn. (Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26)

 4). Predication of Peter's denial. (Luke 22:31-39; John 13:31-38)

  A). A new commandment. (John13:31-5)
  B). Let not your heart be troubled. (14:1-15)
  C). Promise of the Holy Spirit. (John 14:16-31)
  D). Vine and branches. (John 15:1-17)
  E). Warning of persecution. (John 15:1-17; 16:1-4)
  F). Comforting the Disciples. (John 16:5-33)
  G). Farewell prayer for his own. (John 17:1-26)
 Night To Be Much Observed
 The Children of Israel were delivered from Egypt on Abib 15, 1462 B.C. Christ delivered us from bondage to sin Abib 15, 29 A.D. Egypt was a symbol for bondage of sin. In Exodus 12:42 it is called A Night To Be Much Observed.

 Abib 15th is a Christian High Sabbath, yet it was the Jewish preparation day. Abib 16th was the Jewish High Sabbath. (Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54; John 18:38; 19:31, 42)

 The Future Passover
 
 

 Notice the Pattern of Days During the Days of Unleavened Bread in 1462 B.C., and in 29 A.D.
 
29A.D.
1462B.C. 
1981
1983
 1984
           
14th
Passover
Passover
Passover
Passover
Passover
15th
High Day
High Day
High Day
High Day
High Day
16th
Week Day
Week Day
Sabbath
Week Day
Week Day
17th
Week Day
Week Day
Week Day
Week Day
Week Day
18th
Sabbath
Sabbath
Week Day
Week Day
Sabbath
19th
Week Day
Week Day
Week Day
Sabbath
WeekDay
20th
 Week Day
Week Day
Week Day
Week Day
Week Day
21st
 High Day
 High Day
High Day
High Day
High Day

 The Sabbath occurring during the days of unleavened bred can be on any day from the 15th to the 21st. The interesting point is that both years the pattern was the same. Here are several weeks.

 If this pattern is of any significance we can expect great things to happen in years such as 1984 rather than the years 1981 or 1983.

 When Will Christ Return?

 In Luke 21:8 we have Christ's words, "Take heed that ye not be deceived; for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ (False teachers who will say that Christ is the Messiah, but in reality don't believe that, but are deceiving their congregations into believing Jewish fables and false doctrines); and the time draweth near; go ye not after them." Today we find many Judeo-Christian clergymen claiming to be Christ's representatives, saying that Christ is Lord. And that Christ could come at any moment. Christ said, "Go ye not after them."

 Those that have some understanding of prophesy do know that certain events must transpire before Christ will return. For example, 2 Thessalonians 2;2-3: "that ye not be soon shaken in mind, or be troubled (by false prophets saying ‘the time draweth near') neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that day of Christ is at hand. Let no (Judeo-Christian clergy) man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away (of our blindness) first, and that Man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition." The "falling away" is not apostasy as taught by the Judeo-Christian Clergy, but rather it is a falling away of the blinders. Thus allowing us to see, thus revealing the man of sin.

 We are told in Amos 3:7: "God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." First let us not assume that "what" means "when." Prophesy is given to build our faith in God, "That we may know that I am the lord." (Read Exodus 6:1 6 and notice the phrase "That you may know that I am the Lord"). The prophesies that have been and are being fulfilled give us faith that Christ is god and He is able to keep His word. The study of his holidays give us confidence that He will return on a holiday. Which one? At this time we don't know; we do know that the teaching that "Christ may return at any moment" is false doctrine and that we should have nothing to do with such a Judeo-Christian clergyman, "go ye not after them."

What Are The Bible Holidays? - Part 4

 Will we have advance notice of Christ's return and if so how much notice can we expect? Let's look at the record:
 

Previous Notice of Events
Event
Advance Notice
1).Egyptian to be destroyed 2 days (Exodus 14)
2). Flesh to eat 8 hours (Exodus 16)
3). Manna 12 hours (Exodus 16)
4). Fall of Jericho  7 days (Joshua 6)
5). Flood of Noah 7 days (Genesis 7)

 Many of us have assumed that Noah had120 years notice, not so, there is no record that God informed Noah of His decision that man had 120 years left. The record shows that prophesied events came to pass unexpectedly or on short notice. We usually know what will happen, nor always when it will happen. The fulfillment increase our faith in God. When we do know when, we have no evidence that we can expect more than seven days notice. Therefore Christ said, "Watch, for ye know neither the day nor the hour (when not what) wherein the son of man cometh." (Matthew 25:13)

 A Warning
 At the Exodus the death angel came "as a thief in the night." Judas came "as a thief in the night." The first two events took place at midnight of the Passover. Will the third event come at night during the Passover? How about a nuclear attack between midnight and dawn? The attack could come to destroy the wicked and cleanse the kingdom.  If so, only those observing the Passover will be safe!

 Perhaps that is why we are told to observe the Passover. (1) "with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand" (Exodus 12:11) (2) "and none of you shall go out of the door of your house until the morning. (Exodus 12:22) (3) the Passover is not to be eaten in the city, those observing the passover outside the city are not to return home until morning. (Deuteronomy 16:5-7)

 Peter Spends Passover In Prison
 45 A.D.: Acts 12:3: "(then were the days of unleavened bread) and when he (Herod) had apprehended him, he put him in prison... intending after Easter (Passover) to bring him forth to the people."

 The rest of this chapter tells of how Peter was released from prison by an angel during the days of unleavened bread! Easter in verse 4 is the same word translated Passover in Matthew 26:2, 17-19.

 Easter; Strong's Concordance: #3957  pascha (pas'-khah); of Aramaic origin [compare 6453]; the Passover (the meal, the day, the festival or the special sacrifices connected with it): KJV-- Easter, Passover.

 Paul's Passover Letter
 57 A.D.: In 1 Corinthians 5:1-13, notice the words, "Purging out  sin." Leaven symbolizes sin. Notice that the immoral believer was removed from the church just as we remove sin from our lives. Verse 7: "...For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast..." The feast falls on the 15th. Some read right over this New Testament command to observe the days of unleavened bread and the two feast days, the one on the 15th and the other on the 21st. Let's not apply to the Passover what apple is to the Feast. The Passover is not the feast. The Passover is a remembrance of Christ's death till He returns.

 Paul continues his Passover message in Chapters 6-10. In verse 16 of Chapter 10 he says, "the cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?"

 Paul continues his Passover letter thru Chapters11-15.In Chapter15 he explains in verse 23 how Christ is "the Firstfruits." The "firstfruits" have to do with the Wave Sheaf offering. The Wave Sheaf offering represented Christ and this ceremony occurred on the day following the weekly Sabbath during the days of unleavened bread. More about the wave sheaf later.

 Paul's whole letter in 1 Corinthians is a Passover letter to the Church at Corinth! In that letter he told them to keep the feast! Then Paul sailed away from Philippi "after the days of unleavened bread." (Acts 20:6)

 Peter's Passover Sermon
 65 A.D.: Read1 Peter and notice that this whole Book of the Bible is a Passover season sermon.

 The Wave Sheaf
 About forty years before the Israelites entered the promised land to reap their first harvest, they were given a ritual which is recorded in Leviticus 23:9-11. "(9) And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, (10) Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest; (11) And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it."(Leviticus 23:9-11)

 The Sabbath mentioned is the weekly Sabbath occurring during the Days of Unleavened Bread. Galatians 3:24 states that the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ. It would not hurt to find out what that schoolmaster taught. We will find that in this case the schoolmaster's teaching was prophesy, in fact prophesy that might not yet be fulfilled.

 The wave sheaf of firstfruits was waved toward heaven to symbolize a presentation to God for its acceptance. This is explained in 1 Corinthians 15:20-23. The wave sheaf represents Christ so we read: "Christ(is) risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept...Every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming."

 Fifty days after the wave sheaf offering came Pentecost. "(15) And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be complete: (16) Even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord. (17) Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loves of two tenth deals; they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; (they are) the firstfruits unto the Lord.(18) And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be(for) a burnt offering unto the Lord, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, (even) an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the Lord. (19) Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.  (20) And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits (for) a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the Lord for the priest." (Leviticus 23:15-20)

 Here are two loaves which were prepared with leaven. At Pentecost these loaves were waved toward the heavens to be presented to God for his acceptance. The loaves were made from wheat. Wheat represents Christians. Leaven represents sin. The wave sheaf represented Christ. The two loaves represent the Christians in the first resurrection.

 The fulfillment of the wave sheaf ritual came to pass and is recorded in John 20. In verse 1 we find the women coming to the tomb upon the first day of the week, in other words on the morrow after the Sabbath. In verse 17 Christ said to Mary, "Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father; and to my God and your God."
 
 

What Are The Bible Holidays? - Part 5

 The prophesy concerning the two loaves has not yet been fulfilled. We read about the future event in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17: "For the Lord will descend from heaven with a shout, and the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain (the two loaves) shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air."

 Will this future fulfillment be on Pentecost or during the days of unleavened bread? One thing to notice, only those Christians observing Pentecost in 29 A.D., received the Holy Spirit in cloven tongues of fire. Only those Israelites observing the Passover in 1462 B.C., were safe from the death angel. therefore, only those Christians (Israelites) observing God's holidays will be caught up in the air at Christ's return.

 Those not watching, that is not observing the feast days and not caught up' could possibly be described in Matthew 24:50-51: "The Lord of the servant shall come in a (feast?) Day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of."

 With reference to what Christ knew was about to transpire on the Passover of 29 A.D., he said, "the hour  is come" (John 17:1), "And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 24:51)

 Likewise, in 1464 B.C., when God passed over and slew all of Egypt's firstborn, there was weeping and gnashing of teeth for all not observing the Passover.

 Cain and Abel In Genesis and Jubilees

 Cain Slays Abel: (3874 B.C.) Cain slew Abel on the 14th day of Abib in the 102nd year of Adam's life. The Chronological Bible Gives the Date of Adam's Creation as 3976.   (3976-102=3874 B.C. Jubilees 3,4
 

7 Jubilees 3:14
Genesis 3:1
"...in the 7th year exactly, in the 2nd month the serpent came and approached the woman, and the serpent said to the woman,  ‘Has god commanded that you...'"
7 Jubilees 3:28
Genesis 3:23-24
"And in the new moon of the 4th month Adam and his wife came out of the Garden of Eden..."
64-70 Jubilees 4:1
Genesis 4:2
"And in the fourth (week of the second Jubilee) she gave birth to Abel. Note According to the Book of Jubilees Cain Was about 7 years older than Abel. Cain Was born 57-64 years after the serpent Seduced Eve. 
99-105 Jubilees 4:7
Genesis 4:8
"And the first week of the third Jubilee, Cain slew Abel." Note: The year can be Identified more accurately as year 102 That Cain slew Abel because Adam and] Eve mourned for Abel 28 years. Verse 7.
130 Jubilees 4?7
Genesis 4:25
"And in the fourth year of the fifth week he became joyful and knew his wife again, And she brought forth...Seth."

 With reference to the Passover, Jubilees shows that Cain was about seven years older than Abel. Further, Abel was 28-34 years old.

Now the question is, was the righteous Abel (Matthew23:35) a type of Christ? Was Abel slain when he was the same age as Christ? Was Abel slain at the exact spot when slain. Was Able, therefore, (exactly?) About the same age as Christ when he was slain.

 Christ was slain? We cannot prove that the answer to many of these questions is "yes." It is for you to form your own opinion.

 The Passover in the Second Month

 Question: What if an individual cannot keep the Passover on the first day of the first month?

 Answer: Numbers 9:6-14: "If any man of you or of your posterity shall (be unable to keep the Passover on the 14th day of the first month), yet he shall keep the Passover unto the Lord. In the fourteenth day of the second month at even shall they keep it."

 Example: 2 Chronicles 30:1-13, "And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters to Ephraim and Manasseh that they should...they keep the Passover unto the Lord God of Israel. For the king had taken notice (of numbers 9:6-14 above mentioned) to keep the Passover in the second month, For they could not keep it at that time (14th of 1st month), because the priest had not sanctified themselves sufficiently, neither had the people gathered themselves together..."

 The Holidays, The Key To Unlock The Book of Revelation

 In Joshua chapter 6 Israel marched around the city and blew trumpets once each day for six days. On the seventh day they went around the city and blew the trumpets seven times.

 In Revelation 6-11 there are seven seals. The seventh seal is divided into seven trumpets. Exodus and Revelation both contain the following features.

1). Three woes and seven plagues Ten plagues.
2). After these 10 plagues Satan is bound After the 10 plagues Mastema is bound
3). Satan is loosed    Mastema is loosed. (Jubilees 48:14-15)
4). Gog and Magog gather to battle Pharoah gathers to battle.
 Our deliverance in the future is to be "after the manner of Egypt."

 Isaiah 10:24-26: "O my people which dwellest in Zion (America), be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt. For yet a little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction. (Their destruction is recorded in Ezekiel 38-39 which is about the Jewish/Communist invasion of America. The wicked Enemy (the Jews) to be destroyed, or taken off the earth is also recorded in (Numbers 16:26; 2 Samuel 4:11; Job 11:20; 18:5; 18:5; 21:17; 21:30; 31:3; Psalm 1; 69; 9:5-6; 9:16-17; 11:5-7; 31:17; 34:21; 37:8; 37:10; 37:14-15; 37:20; 37:28; 37:34; 37:38; 58:10; 68:2; 75:10; 92:7; 101:8; 104:35; 106:18; 112:10; 139:19; 145:20; Proverbs 2:22; 5:22; 10:30; 11:5; 13:9; 21:7; 24:20; 2 Esdras 13:9-11; 13:25-38; Ecclesiastes 8:10;  Jeremiah 6:29; 8:10-15; Isaiah 2:1-9; 11:4; 25:1; 30:27; 66:15-16, 24; Nahum 1:15; Zephaniah 1:3; Zechariah 14:21; Malachi 4:1-2; Matthew 13:36-38; 13:49-50; 21:41; 2 Thessalonians 2:8; Jude 1:1-12). To show that the Jews are Yahweh and Yeashua's enemies: (Psalm 17:9; 22:16; 27:2)) And the Lord shall stir up a scourge for him according to the slaughter at Midian at the rock of Oreb." (Isaiah 10:24-26)  "And as his rod was on the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt." (Isaiah 10:26)
 
 

What Are The Bible Holidays? - Part 6

 Divine Protection For Those Keeping The Passover

 (1) Exodus 12:23: "For the Lord will pass through and smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will Passover the door (of those keeping the Passover), and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you."

 Question: When in our time, the wicked are separated from among the just, could this happen on the Passover, and only those keeping the Passover kept safe?

 (2) Jubilees 49:14-16: "And on the 14th, and on the 15th, and on the...and on the 18th day, the prince Mastema was bound and chained behind the children of Israel, so that he could not accuse the children of Israel. (15) But on the 19th day we let him loose, so that he could help the Egyptians, and that they could pursue the children of Israel... so that the Lord could smite the Egyptians and hurl them into the sea."

 Additional commands to keep the Passover; and divine protection: Jubilees (49) (1) Remember the command which the Lord commanded thee concerning the Pasch, that thou shalt keep it in it time on the 14th of the 1st month...(2) ye were engaged in eating the Pasch in Egypt while all the powers of Mastema were sent forth in Egypt to destroy all the first-born in the land of Egypt...(6) But, thou, remember this day all the days of thy life, once in the year, on its day, according to all the law thereof, and thou shalt not change the day for another day, or month for another month. (7) For it is an ordinance for eternity...concerning the children of Israel, that they shall observe each, year by year, in all their generations, and it has  no limit of days, for it is ordained for eternity...more instruction about the Passover...(10) for none of the children of Israel shall have any bone broken...additional instruction about the Passover...(12)... and that no plague come over them to kill them and to scourge them in that year (13) if they observe the Pasch in its time in everything as they have been commanded...(More instruction to the end of the chapter)."

 A Health Principle Taught At The Passover Ceremonies

 Mortal man preserves his life by consuming life-giving foods. For man to continue living something must give up its life, whether it be plant life or animal life. If we do not eat living foods, and instead eat dead food such as refined flour or unclean foods as numerated in Leviticus 11, we will become sick and die. Yet, even living foods will keep us alive for only a few score years. In the Old Testament times, eating the flesh of the physical lamb at the Passover identified the eater with the eternal life of the Lamb of God. In the New Testament times we eat bread and wine. The bread and wine represent Christ's body and blood. Christ's body and blood give eternal life. This explains scriptures such as: "Except ye eat the flesh of the son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Who so eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life and I will raise him up at the last day." (John 6:53-54)

 Later we will see that the words "at the last day" make reference to the last holiday of the year called "The Last Great Day." Notice also in John 7:37: "In the last day, that great day of the feast (of Tabernacles), Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink." Most Judeo-Christian churches keep a "type" of Passover, yet, not "once in the year, on its day, according to all the law thereof: perhaps that is why Paul said in 1 Corinthians 11:29-30: "For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep."

 Sermon Subjects For Passover And The Days of Unleavened Bread

 "And when it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, what mean ye by this service." (Exodus 12:26) Tell them about:

1). Cain Slays Abel
2). The Temptation of Job
3). Abraham Offers Isaac
4). Israel Leaves Egypt
5). Joshua
6). Hezekiah
7). Joshua
8). Ezra
9). Christ, our Passover (John 3:16)
10). Peter's Escape from Prison
11). 1 Cor.  and Paul Corinthians
12). Peter's Passover Sermon called 1 Peter
13). The Past Wave Sheaf
14). The Future Wave Sheaf of 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
15). After the Manner of Egypt. Our Future Deliverance
 Pentecost A Feast of Covenants and Birthdays

 Noah-First To Observe Pentecost

 231 B.C.: Pentecost was first observed by Noah. The story is told in Genesis 8:20 to 9:17, The Book of Jasher, Chapter 4 to 6 and Jubilee Chapter 6y. From Jubilees 6:

 Terms of the Rainbow Covenant:

 1). That there should be no more flood upon the earth to destroy the earth. (Jubilees 3; Genesis 9:11)

 2). That the seasons shall continue forever. (Jubilees 6:3)

 3). I will put your terror upon all that dwell on the earth in the sea. (Jubilees 4-5 and Genesis 9:2)

 4). Noah and his descendants shall not eat blood. (Jubilees 6:6-9 and Genesis 9:3-4)

 5). The agreement is forever. (Jubilees 10-13 and Genesis 6:9-10)

 6). Divine protection is promised for obedience. (Jubilees 6:13)

 7). Noah and his descendants are given a sign, the rainbow. (Jubilees 14 and Genesis 9:12-17)

 8). Pentecost is established. "On this account it is ordained and written; that the celebration of the festival of weeks should be in this month (the third month),once a year. (Jubilees 6:15

 9). Murderers shall be put to death. (Genesis 9:5-6)

 10). Noah's descendants to be fruitful and multiply. (Abortions, birth control, etc., against God's Laws. (Genesis 9:7)

 Noah's sons observed Pentecost until Noah died. (Jubilees 6:16) Pentecost was forgotten until Abraham, Isaac and Jacob observed it. (Jubilees 617) Moses commanded the Children of Israel to observe Pentecost (and the other holidays forever)." (Jubilees 6:18)

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