Discovering The Feasts of the Lord: An Introductory Guide for Beginners
The Bible, particularly the Old Testament, details seven significant feasts known as the Feasts of the Lord. While these feasts originate from Jewish tradition, they hold profound spiritual and prophetic significance for all believers. In this blog series, we will walk you through each of these feasts, explaining their origins, their meanings, and practical ways to celebrate them today.
The seven Feasts of the Lord are Biblical holy days that God established as “lasting ordinances” (Leviticus 23:14) for all His people. They commemorate key events in Israel’s history and prophetically illustrate God’s plan for humanity. In fact, they even foreshadow the life, death, resurrection, and return of Yeshua (Jesus).
These feasts are divided into two seasons: the spring feasts and the fall feasts. The spring feasts, including Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of Firstfruits, and Feast of Weeks, were fulfilled by Yeshua during His first coming. The fall feasts, including Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles, symbolize events yet to occur in God’s prophetic timeline.
As believers, observing these feasts allows us to align ourselves with God’s calendar, understand His redemptive plan, and deepen our faith. It connects us to the roots of our spiritual heritage and provides a richer understanding of the Scriptures. Moreover, it’s an act of obedience, as God intended these feasts for all His people (Leviticus 23:2).
What to Expect in This Series
Over the coming weeks, we’ll take a deep dive into each of these feasts. For each feast, we’ll cover:
- Historical Background: We’ll explore the origin of each feast, its place in the Bible, and the key events it commemorates.
- Spiritual Significance: We’ll delve into the prophetic symbolism of the feast, particularly how it relates to Yeshua and God’s plan for salvation.
- Practical Celebration Guide: Finally, we’ll provide a step-by-step guide to celebrating the feast today. This will include a timeline from preparation to celebration, suggestions for decorations, and menu ideas for traditional and symbolic foods.
By the end of this series, you’ll have a solid understanding of the Feasts of the Lord and practical knowledge on how to observe them. Whether you’re a seasoned believer or a newcomer to the faith, this journey promises to enrich your understanding of God’s Word and deepen your spiritual walk.
So, let’s embark on this exciting journey to discover and celebrate God’s ordained feasts together! Stay tuned for our first post on Passover, the first of the spring feasts.