Shadows of The Messiah Introduction to God’s Feasts
Colossians 2:16-17 Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day--things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. Shadow: σκιά a shadow, shade, thick darkness, an outline.
Leviticus 23:2 “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord’sappointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations—My appointed times are these: מוֹעֵד Chaos/nail/to see/door Moed: appointed time, signal, or meeting
מוֹעֵד Judges 20:38 Now the appointed signbetween the men of Israel and the men in ambush was that they would make a great cloud of smoke rise from the city.
Leviticus 23:2 b …you shall proclaim as holy convocations מִקְרָא Miqra: a convocation, reading, rehearsal, summoning. Root word-Qara: something called out
Seven Feasts 7 days in a week. Seven colors in the spectrum. Seven of the 10 commandments begin with the word "not." There are 7 seals, 7 trumpets, 7 parables in Matthew, and 7 promises to the churches. Jesus said 7 things on the cross (Gen 2:2): And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
1. Nile turned to Blood 1. Hapi, god of the Nile, fertility2. Frogs 2. Heket, frog goddess of fruitfulness3. Gnats 3. Kepher, beetle god; symbol of sun4. Flies 4. Beelzebub5. Cattle 5. Amon, Hathor, etc.(male and female cow-gods)6. Boils 6. Sekhmet, goddess of healing7. Hail (kills remainder of crops) 7. Nut, sky-goddess fails8. Locusts 8. Serapia, protector from locusts9. Darkness 9. Ra the Sun god
God’s Divine Sarcasm “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.” —I Kings 18:21 Ethbaal Jezebel
“Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.” שִׂיג sig: pursuing a withdrawal (into a private place)
Hebrews 11:6 6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
The Feast of Unleavened Bread BedikatChametz
Proverbs 11:30 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,And he who is wise [a]wins souls.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. κέλευσμα a word of command, a call, an arousing outcry.
1 Corinthians 15:52 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
Isaiah 1:18 18 “Come now, and let us reason together,”Says the Lord,“Though your sins are as scarlet,They will be as white as snow;Though they are red like crimson,They will be like wool.
Talmud Yoma 39b4Our Rabbis taught: During the last forty years before the destruction of the Temple the lot [‘For the Lord’] did not come up in the right hand; nor did the crimson-coloured strap become white; nor did the westernmost light shine; and the doors of the Hekal would open by themselves…
John 1:14 14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Isaiah 12:1-3 12 Then you will say on that day,“I will give thanks to You, O Lord;For although You were angry with me,Your anger is turned away,And You comfort me.2 “Behold, God is my salvation,I will trust and not be afraid;For the Lord God is my strength and song,And He has become my salvation.”3 Therefore you will joyously draw waterFrom the springs of salvation. יְשׁוּעָה
Isaiah 9:1-2 9 But there will be no more gloom for her who was in anguish; in earlier times He treated the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali with contempt, but later on He shall make it glorious, by the way of the sea, on the other side of Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles. 2 The people who walk in darknessWill see a great light;Those who live in a dark land,The light will shine on them.