05/23/10 – Sabbath Study Notes: Feast of Weeks
All of the Feast Days appointed by the Most High in His Word are all a pre-cursor of the Messiah and it tells a story.
Exodus 12:5-6 – Perfect Passover lamb; use of its blood to cover and protect our ancestors from death. Same with the Messiah, through the shedding of His blood are we covered and protected from death.
Exodus 12:14 – We are commanded to observe this day as a festival and remembrance (of things that Yah as provided for our people.)
Feast of Unleavened Bread – No leaven which symbolizes ‘Sin’. Our Messiah represents this as well. Passover represents the need for a perfect lamb to cover us under the blood from death. The feast of unleavened bread represents the need or symbolizes life without sin. Our Messiah was perfect without sin.
Feast of First Fruits – (Exodus 13:1) The 1st and best of every male belongs to the Most High. Messiah was the 1st perfect human to ascend back to the Heavenly Father. The Feast of First Fruits is a time to remember that our Messiah was perfect without blemish to the Most High. We live our life and give ourselves to the Most High.
Feast of Weeks/Pentecost – 50 days of 7 Sabbaths + 1 day = Most High gave the commandments to the children of Israel after coming out of captivity (Exodus 19 – 20); 50 days after the resurrection of the Messiah the set apart spirit was poured on to the disciples (Acts 2; see also Acts 2:19; Leviticus 23:9). The Feast of Weeks shows the resurrection of a spiritually dead people by keeping the Most High’s commandments and receiving the set apart spirit sent by our Messiah. Messiah was in control of the chosen people obtaining both the receiving of the commandments and receiving the set apart spirit (He gave us the commandments in the Old Covenant to Moses on the mountain and He gave us the Set Apart Spirit after his persecution).
All four feasts that have been mentioned are prophetic revelation of what the Messiah would fulfill when He came into the earth. All the feast days point to the Messiah. The set apart Spirit and the Commandments go hand-in-hand. Deal with the ‘Spirit’ of the Law. The laws given are spiritual.
The feast days of the old covenant were a snapshot of things to come with our Messiah. It’s a story that points to our Messiah.