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
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
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
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"
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.
(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 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 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
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.
2). Rehearsal Of The Sinitic Laws, With Warning And Exhortations. (Deuteronomy
3). Blessings And Curses For Obedience And Disobedience. (Deuteronomy
4). The Palestinian Covenant, Its Warnings And Promised Blessings. (Deuteronomy
5). Final Words Of Moses And Teaching Of The Song Of Moses. (Deuteronomy
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,
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
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
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
1). Many From Israel Unite With Judah To Keep The Passover.
(2 Chronicles 30:1-27)
Josiah Keeps The Passover
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)
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
Ezra Keeps The Passover
2). Josiah's Further Reformations (2 Kings 23:4-20, 24)
3). Exile Unless Ways Amended. (Jeremiah 7:12)
514 B.C.: The story of Ezra keeping the passover is found in
The Passover In The New
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.
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;
The Last Supper
2). Passover At Hand (John6:1-13; Matthew 14:22-23; Mark 6:45-52; John
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 Passover meal. (Matthew 26:17-29; Mark 14:12-31; Luke 22:7-39;
1). Who was to be the greatest? (Luke 22:24-30)
Night To Be Much Observed
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)
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.
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
|1).Egyptian to be destroyed
||2 days (Exodus 14)
|2). Flesh to eat
||8 hours (Exodus 16)
||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)
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
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
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
Cain and Abel In Genesis
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
|"...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...'"
|"And in the new moon of the 4th month Adam and his wife came out of
the Garden of Eden..."
|"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.
|"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.
|"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
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
1). Three woes and seven plagues Ten plagues.
Our deliverance in the future
is to be "after the manner of Egypt."
2). After these 10 plagues Satan is bound After the 10 plagues Mastema
3). Satan is loosed Mastema is loosed. (Jubilees
4). Gog and Magog gather to battle Pharoah gathers to battle.
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
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
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
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
Pentecost A Feast of Covenants and Birthdays
2). The Temptation of Job
3). Abraham Offers Isaac
4). Israel Leaves Egypt
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
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)
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)
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)
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