If the Spring Feasts Were Fulfilled to the Day Jesus Was Crucified, Buried, and Resurrected, Why Wouldn’t God Have Significant End Time Events Happen on the Feast Days Too?

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He will. Christ did all of the events in the proper day sequence. “Unleavened” means to be separate from. It doesn’t necessarily mean to be separated from sin. He was separating Jewish people with unleavened bread from the time of bondage in Egypt to the time that they were going toward the Promised Land. Having been eating the sourdough bread for the days before, they would then eat unleavened bread for seven days.  After that, they would go back to eating sourdough bread.

Jesus Christ was resurrected on Firstfruits. In Leviticus 23, we get all of the Jewish feasts listed. The Lord gives these feasts to Israel. Leviticus 23:2 says, “Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.”

Passover is on the fourteenth day of the first month, Nisan, and the fifteenth day begins Unleavened Bread. Jesus Christ was crucified on one day, buried at evening time which goes into the next day as far as the Jewish calendar is concerned. Their day starts at sundown and goes until sundown the next day (See Genesis 1 where it states that the night and the day was the first day and the night, and the day were the second day, etc.).

As you look at the Feast of Firstfruits that will take place, it takes place on the day after the Sabbath. Leviticus 23:11 says, “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.” This is the feast where they bring the first fruits of their barley harvest to the Temple. This the day that Jesus Christ was resurrected. In 1 Corinthians 15:23, Paul says that Jesus is our firstfruits. In 1 Corinthians 5:7, Paul says that Jesus is our Passover.

Jesus Christ fulfilled those feasts for the Jewish people.  We derive benefits from it.

The Feast of Trumpets is the first of the fall feasts; Rosh Hashanah (Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement) is the second. The third feast, Sukkot, is the Feast of Tabernacles. Jesus Christ is going to come back, not for the Rapture of the church. The feasts are given to the Jewish people, not to Christians. We can study, observe, and participate in the feasts as a learning experience but not as a spiritual experience.

Christ will return on the first of the fall feasts, the Feast of Trumpets, which is evidenced by the Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24:31 when Jesus tells the angel to take the trumpet and blow the trumpet, calling a solemn assembly. This is the Second Coming of Christ, not the Rapture of the church. The Rapture has nothing to do with the Jewish feasts or the Jewish people but only for Christians. He will then rebuild the city of Jerusalem, making it 2,500 square miles. Then He will lift up the Temple Mount which is about the size of three football fields, making it one square mile. On top of that, he will build a 21-story high Temple (Zechariah 6:12). This will be the Temple that Jesus will rule and reign from (Zechariah 6:13). He then goes to the Jezreel Valley where the Battle of Armageddon takes place. After that is finished, He walks 176 miles through a river of blood that flows as high as a horse’s bridle (Revelation 14:19,20).  He goes over to Petra (Isaiah 63:1-6) where He gathers in all of the Jews that He has protected in the place prepared by God for the Jewish people (Revelation 12:6). He then brings them back into Jerusalem, coming across the Jordan Valley and the Mount of Olives, crossing the Kidron Valley, going through the Eastern Gate of the Temple that He built previously to this. He walks into the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur of the Day of Atonement. Christ never went into the Holy of Holies when He was here on the earth. Hebrews 9 says that the other priest did that once a year, but once the end of time occurs, Jesus Christ will walk into the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the Day of Salvation.

Individual salvation takes place at the Passover. National salvation, for the Jewish nation, takes place on Yom Kippur. The Kingdom begins on the Feast of Tabernacles. In Matthew 16, Peter, James, and John went up to the Mount of Transfiguration. Peter saw, in their glorified resurrected bodies, Moses, Elijah, and Jesus Christ. Jesus had said that some of you here are not going to pass away, not die, until you see me in my Kingdom. Peter thought that they were in the Kingdom, but it was just a glimpse for the inner circle to give testimony of. Peter said they should build three tabernacles:  one for Jesus, one for Elijah, and one for Moses. That is not talking about setting up a monument but the beginning of the Feast of Tabernacles which corresponds with the kingdom period.

Jimmy DeYoung was a prophecy teacher and journalist who travelled the country and the world educating the Body of Christ of the future events foretold in God’s prophetic Word. His goal was to equip Christians with the knowledge and understanding of what God’s Word says will happen someday soon, so that they can make better decisions today. Dr. DeYoung went home to be with his Savior on August 15, 2021.

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