From Pastor’s Thoughts: The Jewish Feasts in the Lives of Believers

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The Jewish Feasts in the Lives of Believers

Date: November 7th, 2018
Read: Romans 5:6-11

The Jewish holy calendar contains a total of seven feasts within three major multi-day feasts/holidays; a foreshadowing of the redemptive work of Jesus. Over the next few devotions we’ll look at these three major feasts. Within the Feast of the Passover were the celebrations of the Feasts of Unleavened Bread and First Fruits. Passover commemorated the angel of death passing over the children of Israel on the night before their great deliverance from bondage. They were saved by placing the blood of a lamb upon their doorposts.

Jesus completely fulfilled Passover on the day He died. At Passover a spotless lamb was killed for the sins of the people –Jesus was this Lamb. On the same day and hour that the Jewish people would sacrifice the Passover lamb, they nailed Jesus to the cross. In the evening, they would prepare and cook the lamb (Ex. 12:6, 17 – feast of unleavened bread). It was towards the evening that they took Jesus’ body off the cross and put it in the tomb (Joh. 19:41). The Israelites were commanded not to eat of the harvest until they presented their firstfruits to God (Lev. 23: 9-12, 14). Jesus was raised from the dead as the firstfruit of the harvest to come with the resurrection of the dead to eternal life (1 Cor. 15:20).

How can we celebrate the Passover today? God promised that the angel of death would pass over the Israelites saving them from death when He saw the blood of the lamb on their doorposts (Ex. 12:13).

Has the blood of Jesus the Lamb of God been applied to your heart? (Rom. 5:9).

Has the blood of Jesus the Lamb of God been applied to your heart? (Rom. 5:9).


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