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The Feasts Of Israel

The various feasts and fasts of Israel are very meaningful, both in the context of Israel's own history, and as previews of the life, work, and still-future plans of Christ (Messiah). Of the seven prescribed feasts of Moses, the first three all have to do with the First Coming of Christ, the last three have to do with the Second Coming, and the one in the middle, Pentecost, is the birth date of the Church.

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Prophetic Significance of The Feasts of Israel

Tisha B'Av - Over 1,000 Jews ascend Temple Mount

July 22, 2018 -
1,008 Jews arrived today, Sunday, to the Temple Mount on the occasion of the fast of Tisha B'Av, marking the mourning for the destruction of the First and Second Temples.
Source: Israel National News

The Feasts of Israel - Prophecy Central

The Mystery of Why Jews Fast on Tisha B'Av - Haaretz

Recently uncovered Jewish revolt coin shows rebels aware of impending disaster - Times of Israel

A nation divided on Tisha B'Av - Jerusalem Post

Why Christians Can Celebrate Passover, Too

Apr. 10, 2017 -
Christian readers in particular are encouraged to both study and celebrate the Passover as a way to deepen their appreciation for the Jewishness of the Savior.
Source: Christianity Today

How Hanukkah Prophetically Foreshadows Victory in the End Times

Dec. 8, 2015 - The original drama that gave rise to Hanukkah prefigured an antichrist and the coming of the Messiah. There is a future fulfillment of the final antichrist and the second coming of Christ to establish the Messianic Kingdom.

In any case, Hanukkah was significant enough for Yeshua to have observed it (John 10:22-23). You and I can be richly blessed by gladly doing the same. This Hanukkah, as you stand firm in truth, unwavering in Messiah's love, may your light shine bright.

Source: Sandra Teplinsky - Charisma
Hanukkah: It's not just for Jews anymore - WND
Syrian refugees join Hanukkah candle-lighting in Berlin - Times of Israel

Prophetic Significance of The Feasts of Israel

On eve of Purim, Netanyahu warns of rising Persian threat to Israel & the world and danger of making a bad deal with Tehran.

Mar. 4, 2015 - Joel Rosenberg, who attended the Netanyahu speech to Congress, said it was a historical event, comparable to Winston Churchill's warnings before World War II. The timing of the event was also significant since it was just before the Jewish observance of Purim which begins at sundown today.

On the eve of Purim, the Jewish holiday remembering the Biblical book of Esther and the Persian plot to annihilate the Jewish people 2,500 years ago, Prime Minister Netanyahu warned the world of a new Persian/Iranian threat to Israel and the world.

Source: Flash Traffic
Purim 2015 reflects political struggles in Israel - Jerusalem Post

Purim 2014 -- What Queen Esther can still teach us

Mar. 15, 2014 - Esther is a wonderful example of a truly effective diplomat.
We like our heroes to be superhuman. Yet, the figure of Esther illustrates how they can be even more forceful when they face their fears and proceed with circumspection.
Source: Fox

From ancient Persia to Hitler’s Germany to modern Iran, Purim reminds us of God’s love for & protection of the Jewish people from those who seek to “annihilate” them. - Joel Rosenberg

Thousands of Jews gather at Western Wall to mourn Tisha Be’av

July 16, 2013 - Jewish people gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem to observe the 9th of Av - the saddest day in their history. It is an amazing fact that both destructions of the Jewish Temple occured on this day 655 years apart. Other tragedies that affected Jews on this day include:
...their expulsion from England and Spain in 1290 and 1492, respectively; Heinrich Himmler’s presentation of the “Final Solution” in 1940; and the Nazi deportation of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942.
Source: Jerusalem Post

The Feasts of Israel: Symbols of the Second Coming

Mar. 1, 2013 - This is an interview with Michael Norten about his book about the Feasts of Israel. It is titled "Unlocking the Secrets of the Feasts." It explains what each one means and how they are prophetically significant.
Source: Christ in Prophecy Journal - Lamb & Lion

Palestine, the UN, and lies at Rosh Hashanah
Sept. 25, 2011 - The current UN drama about Palestinians and Israel prompts this editorial. The writer recals his boyhood memories of Rosh Hashanah. He said that the rabbi would talk about God's Book of Life, "in which we all appeared, each of us with what we had done over the past year, and done wrong, and failed to do."
Mindful of the Book of Life, I used to wonder what became of what we had left undone. This year, the Friday before Rosh Hashanah, I found out. Thanks to the United Nations.Thanks to the debate on Palestine:
Anything left undone becomes a lie.
Old hopes and dreams that are still undone after all these years include the United Nations, Israel, and Palestine.
Source: Bradley Burston - Haaretz

Why I like Tisha Be’Av

July 19, 2010 - By Emanuel Feldman

The writer says, "Tisha Be’Av is no one’s favorite day." It is a day of mourning and fasting that commemorates the destruction of both the first and second Holy Temples and the ongoing exile of the Jewish people. But it is good that it is an annual reminder of the centrality of the Land of Israel and of Jerusalem to Judiasm.

He says that it is also a day of remembering many calamities that have befallen the Jewish people, but, "As a people we still exist while our classic enemies have disappeared."

Source: Jerusalem Post

Tisha B'Av - What Does it Mean Today?

July 30, 2009 -
An annual day of mourning for the Jewish people, it marks the Jews' rejection of the Land of Israel in the sin of the spies (Numbers: Chap 13) and the destruction of the First and Second Temples.
Source: Israel National News
Five misfortunes befell our fathers ... on the ninth of Av - Judiasm 101
Obama 'like Romans who destroyed Jewish Temples' - WorldNetDaily

Trumpet blasts to Jesus: 'We're awake' on Earth
Worldwide wave of horns, shouting planned in time zones across planet

July 3, 2008 -
Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Wash., is organizing the global "Day of Shouting" for the evening of Sept. 29, marking the annual biblical holiday known as the Feast of Trumpets.
Blitz, pastor of El Shaddai Ministries in Washington State, recently announced the discovery of a NASA projection of four blood-red eclipses in 2015 that could herald the return of Christ. Blitz encourages churches and messianic congregations to blow the shofar (trumpet) and shout at sundown in each time zone around the world, creating a "worldwide wave" to let Jesus know that we are anxiously anticipating His return.
Source: WorldNetDaily

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The three that have three asterisks (***) in front of them are the ones which every able male was expected to attend.

Note that of the seven prescribed feasts of Moses, the first three all have to do with the First Coming of Christ, the last three have to do with the Second Coming, and the one in the middle, Pentecost, is the birth date of the Church.

According to Colossians 2:16-17, holy days are a shadow of things to come.

Leviticus 23 -is the key passage which describes the seven feasts.

The feasts were figures of things to come. It is very surprising how many of the most important events in Jewish and Christian history have occurred on one of these dates, especially when one notices the correlation between the events and what the corresponding feast originally signified. The Jewish people had an old civil calendar that started in the month of Tishri, but when Passover was instituted, the month of Nissan became the first month of their religious calendar.


Note: For much more information on the many amazing events which were fulfilled on these various days, we recommend reading Grant Jeffrey's Appointment With Armageddon, and visiting Chuck Missler's site at Koinonia House We have noted some of the places where these two scholars have slightly different views from ours.

Nisan - First month of the new (religious) calendar (Seventh month of the ancient (civil) calendar)

First of Nisan - New Year

Tenth of Nisan

Sanctification of the Passover Lamb

Christ was "Cut Off" - Day of the Triumphal Entry

According to calculations by Sir Robert Anderson in his book The Coming Prince, sixty-nine "weeks" of years (prophetic years of lunar months = 360 days) occurred from March 14, 445 BC. in the reign of Artaxerxes Longimanus, until April 6, AD. 32. 1 Kings 8:2,65; Nehemiah 8:14-18. See Prophecy Books section.

Fourteenth of Nisan

Leviticus 23:4-5

The Last Supper - New Covenant

Luke 22:19-20

The Crucifixion -

John 12:23-24,27-28 later the same Jewish day (Day lasts from sunset to sunset)

Fifteenth of Nisan

Leviticus 23:6-8

Exodus journey from bondage of Egypt began

Exodus 12:41

Seventeenth of Nisan

Exodus 23:19; Leviticus 23:9-14

Israel ate the firstfruits of the promised Land

Joshua 5:10-12

(Passover - 14th- Old corn - 15th, Last time Manna given - 16th, New fruit - 17th)

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

1 Corinthians 15:20;

Matthew 27:52-53

Sivan - Third Month

Sixth of Sivan (50 Days after Feast of Firstfruits)

Leviticus 23:16,21

(Pentecost - 50 days) (Feast of Harvest)

Giving of the Holy Spirit to the Church Acts 2:1-4

Missler also feels this could be the date for The Rapture. He shows this is the only feast which allowed leavened bread (Gentile flavor), and that this is also known as the Feast of Harvest, and that Jesus used "the harvest" as an idiom to refer to the ingathering of believers.)

Tammuz - Fourth Month

Seventeenth Day of Tammuz -
The Fast of Mourning

Zechariah 8:19

Av - Fifth Month

Ninth of Av
The Fast of Tisha B'Av

Zechariah 7:5
• The twelve spies returned with their report.
• Solomon's Temple destroyed by Babylonians (587 BC.) Lamentations 2:7; Zechariah 8:9
• Destruction of the Second Temple by Romans (70 AD.)
• England expelled all Jews (1290 AD.) (Until Lord Cromwell, 1657 Right of Jewish Settlement)
• Spain expelled all Jews (1492 AD.)
• World War I declared (1914)- Russian persecution of Jews

Tishri - Seventh Month (First month of the ancient (civil) calendar)

First of Tishri
Ancient New Year's Day (Civil)
(The Feast of Trumpets)

Leviticus 23:23-24

Possible date for Rapture
(Of course, ANY day is possible for The Rapture. We can not know the day or the hour, but this is a distinct possibility.)

Missler thinks this is possible date of Birth of Christ (Sept. 29 2 BC.). (Missler, Personal Update, September, 1995, p. 14 and December, 1995, pp. 9-10.) The Feast of Tabernacles, just two weeks later is another strong possibility.

Third of Tishri
Fast of Gedaliah

Tenth of Tishri
The Day of Atonement

Leviticus 23:26-32

Fifteenth of Tishri

Also called
SUKKOT - "Booths"

Leviticus 23:33-34, 42-43

Possible date of the Birth of Christ The theme of the feast and the time of year fits.

It is also nine months after the probable date of Christ's conception. (See Hanukkah below.)

Chisleu - Ninth Month

Twenty-Fourth of Chisleu(Kislev)
Day before Hanukkah

Recapture of the Temple and cleansing of Sanctuary (165 BC.)

Twenty-Fifth of Chisleu
(Feast of Lights, Feast of Dedication)

Possible date of the conception of Christ

Possible date of the visit of the Magi (one year later)

Adar - Twelfth Month


Fourteenth and Fifteenth of Adar
Feast of Purim

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Feasts of Israel - Links

Rosh Hashanah: Feast of Trumpets
Rapture Drill
One Year Closer to the Rapture?
Rosh Hashanah - Jews for Jesus

Afikomen Means "I Come!" - Gary Stearman

The Fast of Tisha B'Av
Tisha B'Av - Wikipedia

Without Hanukkah There Would Be No Christmas - Chosen People
Hanukkah - Holiday Smart
The History of Hanukkah - Google Search

Purim 2014 Guide - Chabad
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