If someone came to you and said that something
was a shadow of things to come, what would this mean to you? In Colossians 2:17 we find
the Apostle Paul stating this exact phrase. What did he mean? He was referring to the
prophetic nature of the Feast days as we find in the Old Testament? These times have prophetic
value and outline our Father’s plan of salvation for mankind. I invite you to join me today
for an eye-opening message exploring the present and Prophetic Feasts. Stay tuned….
From the time of the Messiah to our modern technological age
much Bible truth has been lost. With the melding of foreign philosophies and
teachings unknown to the believers of the first century
the early church began a transformation away from its Hebrew origins.
The question we need to ask ourselves is, just how far did it go?
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This program is part two of Prophetic Feasts. As we heard in part one, these times foreshadow
Yahweh’s plan for humankind. For example, as the Passover offered redemption to Israel
through the blood of the lamb, it also foreshadowed redemption to all of mankind through the blood
of Messiah. In Colossians 2:16 Paul explains the prophetic
importance of Yahweh’s Old Testament days of worship. He says, “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: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Messiah (or, as
it should read, but the body of Messiah). Paul says here that these days are a shadow
of things to come. What does he mean here when he says, shadow of things to come?”
He’s referring to the prophetic nature of Yahweh’s Worship. You see even Paul understood
in the New Testament that these days were more than times of worship, that they also
expressed the prophetic nature of Yahweh’s plan of salvation for mankind.
With this in mind, let’s now continue where we left off in part one. We stopped with the
Feast of Trumpets. What we do know about this time, about this feast day? In Leviticus 23:24
we find that’s it’s a time of blowing of trumpets.
It says, “Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of
the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto
Yahweh. To begin with, notice that this Feast falls
on the first day of the seventh month. Now why is this important? As some of you may
know, the Biblical month begins with the crescent moon, which while not a Sabbath or high day
is a time of fellowship and worship. Now the seventh month is also a special time since
it holds or it contains four of the seven Holy Days as found within the Old Testament.
So not only does this Feast coincide with the new moon, but also ushers in one of the
most important months of the Biblical year. Now how was this day observed in the Old Testament?
Number one, it was a day of blowing of trumpets. Number two, it was a Holy Convocation, which
in the Hebrew simply means, a sacred calling or gathering. And number three, it was a day
that Israel was to abstain from work. Understand that these still apply to those
in the Messiah today. So what does this Feast symbolize or foreshadow in the New Testament?
This time foreshadows one of greatest events that we’ll see in our lifetime, possibly;
that is the Second Coming of Yahshua the Messiah and with that the first resurrection. Here’s
what Paul says in Thessalonians 4:15. He says, “For this we say unto you by the
word of Yahweh, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Master shall
not prevent them which are asleep. For the Master himself shall descend from heaven with
a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of Elohim: and the dead
in Messiah shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together
with them in the clouds, to meet the Master in the air: and so shall we ever be with the
Master. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
What message do we find here from Paul? We see a description of Yahshua’s Second Coming
and the resurrection of those in Messiah. Now exactly how will this happen?
Yahshua will first descend from heaven with a voice of an archangel and with the trumpet
of Elohim. Now I want to you to notice this trumpet of Elohim. According to many who study
Eschatology or the study of the last days, the trumpet here is symbolic of this Feast.
So most likely we find evidence here that Yahshua’s Second Advent will occur on the
Feast of Trumpets. Now what else happens on this day?
When Yahshua descends from heaven, the dead in Messiah will rise first to meet him in
the clouds. After this, those who are yet alive will be changed and will also meet the
Messiah in the air. And after all of this, scripture says that we shall forever be with
the Master. Friends, can you imagine this day happening in our lifetime? Can you imagine
being changed from flesh to spirit? Can you imagine being with our Savior forever? This
is the promise that this time again foreshadows. In 1 Corinthians 15:51 we find there how we’ll
be changed at Yahshua’s Coming. It says, “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall
not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at
the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put
on immortality.” We find here again that a trumpet is mentioned
in connection with Yahshua’s coming and the resurrection of the saints. Matter of
fact, it says here that this will happen at the last trumpet, again symbolizing this Feast.
What does Paul say here about the resurrection? He says that we’ll be changed and that this
change will happen in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye. So literally within a split second,
Scripture promises that we’ll be changed. How will we be changed? We’ll go from corruptible
to incorruptible; from mortal to immortal. As we find within the Greek, we’ll receive
unending existence and a state of deathlessness. This promise of Yahshua’s coming and of
the resurrection is a prophetic foreshadowing of this Feast and is again one reason why
this time is so important to understand and keep. I ask you to stay with us, we’ll be
back in just a short moment. You have a name, but how about your creator.
Does it matter what you call you Father in Heaven? Some say they don’t use His name because
He has many names, or His name has been lost and it doesn’t matter anyway because they
don’t speak Hebrew. This is all just man’s reasoning and a failure to understand this
critically important Bible truth which impacts salvation itself. In the eye-opening booklet
“Your Father’s Name” we take you back to the origins of the Hebrew language to show why
His name Yahweh and His son’s name Yahshua are accurate and true. We also explain how
variations of the Name do not hold up to the facts. And most important of all Yahweh tells
us His people will know His name. Learn why using His name is key to proper worship and
why use of any other does not have His blessing. The truth of Yahweh’s name will change your
life. To order your free copy of this booklet write, call or visit our web-site at yrm.org.
Welcome back! Now the next Feast within the Word is the
Day of Atonement. This day is special for many reasons; notwithstanding the fact that
Israel found forgiveness from their sins on this day.
We find this in Leviticus 16:29. We read, “And this shall be a statute for ever
unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict
your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger
that sojourneth among you: For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you,
to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before Yahweh.
We find here that the Day of Atonement or as it is called in Hebrew, Yom Kippur, is
observed on the 10th day of the 7th month. Now what was Israel explicitly commanded here
to do on this day? They were to afflict their souls; in what way, through fasting. Now what
is fasting, it’s abstaining from both food and drink to show devotion to the one we worship.
It also says here that on this day Israel found atonement or cleansing from their sins.
This word “atonement” comes from the Hebrew kaw-far’ and is a primitive root meaning to
cover. We know from the New Testament that the sacrificial system in the Old was only
able to cover sin — it could not wash away or completely remove it as we find in the
New. Now what does this day prophetically foreshadow?
While many believe that this day foreshadows Yahshua’s death and our atonement, and I
agree that we see many parallels between the two, it possibly foreshadows something else.
The challenge with Yom Kippur symbolizing Yahshua’s death is that it was on the Passover
that Yahshua the Messiah died and shed blood for mankind. In other words, this prophetic
fulfillment has already occurred with the Passover.
With this being the case, reason would say then that this Feast must foreshadow something
other than Yahshua’s death. On this day in the Old Testament, we find
that Israel took a scapegoat and laid upon it all the sins of Israel. Now what’s intriguing
about this scapegoat is the fact that it wasn’t sacrificed, like the Messiah for instance
in the New. Scripture says that a fit man was to take this scapegoat into the wilderness
and to remove from the camp. This scapegoat that we find in the Old Testament might possibly
foreshadow Satan the Devil. In Revelation 20:1 we find that Satan will be cast into
a bottomless pit for the duration of the 1000 year millennial kingdom.
It says, “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit
and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which
is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit,
and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more,
till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little
season. So just as a fit man removed the scapegoat
into the wilderness, we find here that a mighty angel will cast Satan into a bottomless pit
where he will again remain for the duration of the 1000 year millennial kingdom. This
again prophetically seems to correspond to what we find in the Old Testament with this
scapegoat or as we find in the Hebrew – “azazel”. We know that this also chronologically occurs
after the return of Yahshua the Messiah, which again is foreshadowed by the Feast of Trumpets.
So in this way it all seems to fit together. So in essence, the scapegoat in the Old Testament
prophetically foreshadows the removal of Satan from mankind for the 1000 year millennial
kingdom. Now what about the next Feast, the Feast of Tabernacles? We find a mention of
this time in Leviticus 23:34. It says there, “Speak unto the children
of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven
days unto Yahweh. On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile
work therein. (verse 41) And ye shall keep it a feast unto Yahweh seven days in the year. It
shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:
That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths,
when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am Yahweh your Elohim.
Now this Feast if similar to the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which as we heard in part
one, is a seven-day Feast. We find here that this Feast begins on the 15th day of the 7th
month. We also see that this first day is a holy convocation, referring to a sacred
meeting or coming together. So again this Feast requires that we come together to worship
Yahweh, our Father in Heaven. We also see here that we’re commanded to
stay in booths for seven days. This word comes from the Hebrew “sook-kaw” and refers to a
temporary dwelling. So staying at our homes during the time is not an option. Yahweh says
again that we’re to have a holy convocation and that we’re to stay in booths for seven
days. This fall will mark my 35th Feast and without
a doubt this is always the highlight my year. Not only is this a command from our Father
in Heaven that we’re to do and follow, but this is also a taste of His kingdom. Matter
of fact, this is exactly what this Feast likely foreshadows. What do we know about this Kingdom?
We know that it represents a 1000 duration in which our Savior will rule this earth with
those from the first resurrection. During this time, Yahweh’s commandments will govern
this world and with that all of mankind. We also know that the main purpose of His kingdom
is to restore righteousness to this earth and to prepare it for the coming of our Father
in Heaven and His golden city, New Jerusalem. In Micah 4:1 we find a prophecy about this
kingdom. The prophet says, “But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain
of the house of Yahweh shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall
be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come,
and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, and to the house of the Elohim
of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law
shall go forth of Zion, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among many
people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and
under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of Yahweh of hosts hath
spoken it.” We’re going to go into this passage and explain
the meaning and the intent and the prophetic importance. Stay tuned, we’ll be right back!
You have a name, but how about your creator. Does it matter what you call you Father in
Heaven? Some say they don’t use His name because He has many names, or His name has been lost
and it doesn’t matter anyway because they don’t speak Hebrew. This is all just man’s
reasoning and a failure to understand this critically important Bible truth which impacts
salvation itself. In the eye-opening booklet “Your Father’s Name” we take you back to the
origins of the Hebrew language to show why His name Yahweh and His son’s name Yahshua
are accurate and true. We also explain how variations of the Name do not hold up to the
facts. And most important of all Yahweh tells us His people will know His name. Learn why
using His name is key to proper worship and why use of any other does not have His blessing.
The truth of Yahweh’s name will change your life. To order your free copy of this booklet
write, call or visit our web-site at yrm.org. Welcome back!
What did the prophet mean when he said that the mountain of the house of Yahweh shall
be established in the top of the mountains? In the Bible “mountain” represents Kingdom
or nation; so we find here that Yahweh’s kingdom will be established or exalted above
all other kingdom of this world. We also see here that Yahweh’s commandments will go
out to all peoples and all nations. Unlike today, Yahweh Word will be the guiding light
and standard of morality. No longer will man dictate what is moral and not moral, instead
Yahweh’s Word will be that measure. Since we know that Yahweh’s laws will govern this
world in the future, should we not be obeying them now? Especially since we know that the
Messiah and His Apostles also observed and kept them in the New Testament.
We also find here that man will no longer engage in war, instead it says that they will
beat his swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks. It also says here
that every man will sit under his own vine and fig tree. So not only will Yahweh’s
laws govern this earth, but we find that mankind will go back to an agricultural state, as
it was in the Garden of Eden. So in the kingdom, life will change drastically from what we
see today. No longer will we have immorality, like abortion;
no longer will we see the atrocities of war; and no longer will man be free to live a life
of sin without consequences. Now we have one remaining Feast Day, which the Bible calls
the 8th Day or the Last Great Day. We find this in Leviticus 23:36.
It says, “Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahweh: on the eighth day
shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto
Yahweh: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.
This Feast is the 8th day, following the seven days of the Feast of Tabernacles. We also
see here that this time is a holy convocation and again prohibits all servile work. Now
possibly the most important aspect of this Feast is that is marks the end of Yahweh’s
days of worship. Now in the same way, this Feast more than likely foreshadows the last
and final judgment of mankind. As the Feast of Trumpets again symbolizes Yahshua’s Second
Coming and the first resurrection, the Last Great Day foreshadows the final judgment and
resurrection of mankind. Now what do we find in Scripture? In Revelation
20:11 John of Patmos provides a prophecy of this judgment. We read, “And I saw a great
white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away;
and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before
Elohim; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life:
and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according
to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and the grave
delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to
their works. And death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second
death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake
of fire.” This time is called the Great White Throne
Judgment and the second death and will be the final judgment for mankind. Now who will
be part of this judgment — everybody that’s ever lived upon this earth, except for those
who were found worthy of the first resurrection. In Revelation 20:4 we see that those in the
first resurrection will be exempt from the second death. Now what will be the standard
that Yahshua will use to judge mankind? In verse 12 it says that all be judged based
on their works. Many believe today that because of Yahweh’s grace that we shouldn’t be
concerned about works. Matter of fact, many view this as a form of legalism. Understand
though, our views and opinions they don’t really mean a whole lot, what matters does
they conform to Scripture. Scripture says that all of mankind will be judged based on
their works, based on how they lived. How are we living today? How are we living
based on Yahweh’s truth? Are we living as we should? Are we following the Word of our
Father in heaven? Are we striving to follow in the footsteps of our Savior? If we answered
“no” to any one of these questions, then we must ask, why and what we can do to mitigate
this shortcoming. Understand that life is too short to neglect the Word of our Father
in Heaven. Friends we need to decide now whether we’re
going to fully live for our Father in Heaven and Savior, going halfway is simply not enough.
Yahshua said this to the Laodiceans assembly, “I know thy works, that thou art neither
cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither
cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Friends our Savior’s not going to accept
those who are lukewarm or dapple with the Truth. Today is the day that we wake up and
realize the promise that sets before us now. Yahweh is calling you to His Truth. He wants
you in His Kingdom. He wants you to repent and come to Him.
What we do now will determine what we receive in the life to come, which again is a foreshadowing
of Yahweh plan of salvation that we find through His Feast days. So friends let’s make it
our goal to stop what we’re doing and live once and for all for our Father in Heaven.
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