Feast of Passover

1.  All of the Festivals are, at the same time, both historical and prophetic. 2.  All of the Festivals teach about the Messiah, or Jesus. 3.  All of the Festivals are agricultural in context. 4.  All of the Festivals teach about your personal relationship with God and how you are to walk with Him as you grow in the knowledge of Him, from being a baby believer to a mature believer.

LEVITICUS 23 EXPLAINS THE 7 FEASTS. COL 2:16,17 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

FEAST (mohed) – “SET TIME” OR “APPOINTED TIME” “mikrah” – REHEARSAL OR RECITAL

COMPARISON OF JOSEPH AND JESUS. SAME HEBREW ROOT WORD. SENT BY THEIR FATHERS WITH FOOD. REJECTED BY BROTHERS AND MEN. BOTH SOLD FOR MONEY. 30 PIECES OF SILVER WAS THE COST OF A SLAVE. JOSEPH FALSLEY ACCUSED AND JESUS BY THE LEADERS. BOTH WERE SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF MAJESTY. JOSEPH OF PHAROH AND JESUS OF THE FATHER. COAT FO MANY COLORS AND JESUS A SEAMLESS ROBE VALUABLE ENOUGH TO GAMBLE FOR. JOSEPH BROTHERS WENT TO EGYPT 3 TIMES FOR FOOD BEFORE HE WAS REVEALED – ISRAEL (GODS CHOSEN FAMILY) HAVE RETURNED 3 TIMES TO THEIR LAND (JOSHUA, NEHEMIAH, AND 1948 AS A NATION ACCORDING TO ISAIAH 66:8). THE MESSIAH IS READY TO BE REVEALED ON THE 3RD TIME ISRAEL BECOMES A NATION JOSEPHS BROTHERS WEPT BITTERLY WHEN THEY FOUND THEIR BROTHER.

ZECHARIAH 12:10 and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. 11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem,

The JEWS WILL WEEP BITTERLY WHEN THE MESSIAH IS REVEALED. Every detail of the life of Jesus is revealed in the life of Joseph.

TO KNOW THE FUTURE YOU MUST LOOK AT AND UNDERSTAND THE PAST. EVERYTHING GOD WILL DO, HE HAS ALREADY DONE.

The feasts are an elaborate drama of the future. THESE FEASTS ARE FORTELLING THE FUTURE. These fests are the Lords – NOT the jews.

1 COR 5:8 – Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

KEEP THE FEASTS WITH THE HEART OF SINCERITY AND TRUTH. WHY 7? - 7 IS THE NUMBER OF COMPLETION OR PERFECTION. IT IS GODS NUMBER THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE. God created the earth in 7 days – another rehearsal with a 7th day of rest. 7 dispensations with a 7th as a rest – Millennium. Eternal God doesn’t get tired – it was a rehearsal of a time coming. At the end of the 6th dispensation there is a rest. At the end of the 6th day there is a day of rest. A day is as a thousand years

Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse,…..and his rest shall be glorious.

ISAIAH 11 SPEAKS OF THE REST

Isaiah 29:18-20 18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. 19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. 20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:

ISAIAH 29:18 SPEAKS OF THE MILLENIAL OR 7TH DAY.

Jesus will have set up His kingdom and every knee shall worship Him. 7 FEASTS REPRESENT A 7 THOUSAND YEAR PLAN of God. 7X7 is 49 years or the year of Jubil ation. Debts are relinquished. DANIEL 9:24 7X70 YEARS. EVERY 490 YEARS GOD DOES SOMETHING SPECTACULAR. ABRAHAM -> PASSOVER (490 YEARS) (Explain Pharaoh, Moses, red sea. Wilderness, cannon land). PASSOVER -> DEDICATION OF SOLOMONS TEMPLE (490 YEARS). WE ARE NOW THE TEMPLE OF JESUS CHRIST. SOLOMON TEMPLE -> REBUILDING OF JERUSALEMS GREAT WALL (490 YEARS) GODS CITY REBUILT. WALL -> JESUS DEATH (483 YEARS) (APRIL 2, 30AD AT 3PM JESUS DIED). 7 EXTRA YEARS FOR THE TRIBULATION REVELATION DOES EVERYTHIGN IN NUMBERS OF 7. SEALS, TRUMPETS, BOWLS, CANDLESSTICKS.

PETER 3:8 ONE DAY IS AS A THOUSAND YEARS. PSALM 90:4 ONE DAY IS AS A THOUSAND YEARS. 7 THOUSAND YEAR PLAN. AT THE END OF 6000 YEARS THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT WILL END! NO MORE WILL POLITICS DECIDE WHAT CAN BE DESPLAYED AS GODS. WE WILL BE ONE WORLD UNDER GOD AND HIS KINGDOM. THE PRINCE OF PEACE WILL RULE FROM DAVIDS CAPITAL (Jesus Rules). No more sickness, war, terrorism, homosexuality, pornography. JESUS WILL REIGN AND WE WILL WORSHIP FOR 1000 YEARS.

FEASTS WE CELEBRATED IN 2 SEASONS. 1ST 4 ARE THE SPRING FEASTS. LAST 3 ARE THE FALL FEASTS. SPRING RAIN IS THE “FORMER RAIN”. FALL RAIN IS THE “LATTER RAIN”. LAST 3 FEASTS REPRESENT THE LATTER GENERATIONS. THESE RELATE TO THE 2 APPEARANCES OF MESSIAN ON EARTH. HOSEA 6 SPEAKS OF 1 MESSIAH AND 2 RAINS.

Hos 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

1ST TIME SUFFERING SAVIOR – 2ND AS KING OF KINGS,LORD OF LORDS. 1ST LAMB OF GOD SLAUTERED – 2ND LION OF THE TRIBEOF JUDAH. 1ST A CROWN OF THORNS – 2ND CROWNS UPON CROWNS BECAUSE HE IS KINGOFKINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

EVENTS LEADING TO PASSOVER. SLAVEMENT FOR OVER 400 YEARS. PHAROH (TYPE OF SATAN) WAS BRUTAL. THEY NEEDED A REDEEMER (DELIVERER). THEIR SITUATION SEEMED TO BE HELPLESS. THE BURNING BUSH WAS ISRAEL – GOD WAS IN THE MIDST. ISRAEL WAS TORMENTED BY THE FLAMES OF MAN AND HELL FOR CENTURIES BUT NEVER CONSUMED. GOD ALWAYS HAS AND ALWAYS WILL PRESERVE ISRAEL.

PASSOVER FALLS IN THE MONTH OF “AVIV” (MARCH/APRIL) AS IN EXODUS 12. LAMB WAS TIED TO THE FRONT DOOR FOR 4 DAYS. IT BECAME THE FAMILY PET AND THEY BEGAN TO LIKE IT. IT WAS “THEIR FAMILY” LAMB THEIR FRIEND. JESUS IS “OUR LAMB”. HIS SACRIFICE IS SOMETHING TO GET EMOTIONAL ABOUT. YOU DO NOT HAVE “A” SAVIOR, BUT A PERSONAL SAVIOR.

JESUS DIED AT AN EXACT MOMENT IN TIME AND EXACT TIME OF DAY. HEBREW WORD FOR FEAST “MICRA” – SET TIME.

EXODUS 12:3-6 3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: 4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. 5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: 6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

Blood put on sides top and bottom of doorposts. We are sealed by the blood of Jesus Christ. Christ was tied and tried at the doors of Israel. 9AM PRIEST TIED THE LAMB – 9AM JESUS TIED TO THE CROSS. 3PM PRIEST SACRIFICED LAMB – 3PM JESUS DIED. Jesus cried it is finished and sins were covered forever. FATHERS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SACRIFICE AND PRESENTATION. FATHERS WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO SAVE YOUR FAMILY (KIDS).

Take them to Sunday school – don’t send them. Kneel and pray with them – don’t tell them to go pray. Open the Bible with them – don’t tell them to read their Bible. JEWISH FATHERS WERE RESPONSIBLE TO SAVE THEIR FAMILY. EPH 6: “YOU FATHERS TEACH….” And when the are old they will not depart from it. NOT MOMS, OR SCHOOLS, OR CHURCHES, - BUT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!

THE LAMB HAD TO BE SPOTLESS WITHOUT FAULT. PILOT AND HEROD FOUND NO FAULT IN JESUS. BY ROMAN LAW THE TRIAL SHOULD HAVE BEEN STOPPED. JUDAS FOUND NO FAULT AFTER 31/2 YEARS OF FOLLOWING JESUS. HE SAID I HAVE LIVED AND EATEN WITH HIM AND HE IS FLAWLESS.

SOME SAY JESUS WAS A GOOD MAN. YOU ARE WRONG! JESUS WAS EITHER LORD OR LUNITIK. JESUS WAS EITHER SAVIOR OR A MADMAN. JESUS WAS EITHER REDEEMER OR REBEL. JESUS WAS EITHER THE LIVING GOD OR LIAR. WE HAVE TO QUIT PLAYING GAMES WITH JESUS AND FOLLOW HIS TEACHINGS. Who is He to you?

SATAN OWNS YOU UNTIL YOU COVER YOUR SOUL WITH THE BLOOD. HE OWNS EVERYTHING, JOB, MARRIAGE, MIND, HEART, MOUTH, ETC. ALL FIRST BORN CHILDREN WERE KILLED WHOSE FATHERS DIDN’T COVER THE DOORPOSTS WITH LAMBS BLOOD. HE IS GOING TO ROB, KILL AND DESTROY YOU. THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THE CROSS.

10 GODS HAD TO BE DESTROYED BEFORE ISRAEL COULD BE DELIVERED. 10 PLAGUES SENT TO DESTROY EACH OF THEIR GODS. IE. SUN GOD WAS BLOTTED OUT IN DARKNESS AT HIGH NOON. ISRAEL KNEW THE GODS OF THE EGYPTIANS, NOT THE GOD OF HEAVEN. BEFORE YOU CAN COME OUT OF EGYPT ALL OF YOUR GODS MUST BE DESTROYED AND DIE. THEY MUST DIE BEFORE JESUS TAKES OVER YOUR LIFE.

PASSOVER IS THE STORY FO DELIVERENCE BY BLOOD. ONLY JESUS’ BLOOD CAN REMOVE ALL STAINS AND SIN NO OTHER BLOOD EVER SHED COULD EVER TAKE CARE OF SIN. O.T, N.T, HEROS, PROPHETS, ANIMALS AT SOMEMANS TEMPLE-NO! THEY COULD HAVE LAID SILVER, GOLD, JEWELS, EXPENSIVE GARMENTS, ANYTHING OF VALUE AND IT WOULDN’T HAVE SAVED. THE FIRST BORN WOULD STILL HAVE BEEN KILLED

HOW OFTEN DO WE TRY TO GIVE GOD UNWORTHY SACRIFICES OR NO SACRIFICE AT ALL?

GOD GAVE HIS ALL, WE ARE EXPECTED TO GIVE OUR ALL.

4 QUESTIONS AM I COVERED BY THE BLOOD AND IN EGYPT NEEDING FREEDOM AND SALVATION? FATHERS, DO YOU PRAY DAILY, HAVE BIBLE STUDY DAILY, READ THE BIBLE DAILY WITH YOUR FAMILY, AND GO TO CHURCH WITH YOUR FAMILY? DO YOU FIND FAULT WITH CHRIST, WITH PEOPLE, WITH THE CHURCH? ARE THERE GODS IN MY LIFE THAT MUST DIE IN MIND, LIFE, SPEECH, AND ACTION