God's appointment calendar

God's appointment calendar - His feasts.

God established holy days (and weeks) that He intended the Hebrew people to follow - and everyone to remember.  He said they are 'My feasts' and we are supposed to know about them.

And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, The feasts [Moedim = appointed days/times] of YHWH, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations [Miqra = rehearsal meetings], these are my feasts [Moedim].
Leviticus 23:1-2

The word 'feasts' is a really bad translation!  The Hebrew word 'moed' has nothing to do with eating, but means an appointed time.  In fact, the 6th appointed day is actually a fast!  And 'miqra' means a rehearsal meeting, rehearsing what Messiah would fulfill at his comings - all of them!

We are no longer supposed to sacrifice animals because the Lamb of God, Jesus, Yahshua, has paid for all our sins in finality.  Actually, none of the ceremonial statues can be performed without the Temple, which is a primary reason why He arranged for the Temple to be destroyed in 70 AD - and why it won't be rebuilt until the 70th week starts after the Rapture.

But we are supposed to remember these days because they are keys to knowing the details of future fulfillment.  Paul reminded the Colossians of this here:

Therefore, let no one judge you in food, or in drink, or in regard to a holy day [Heortes = traveling feast/festival and appointed day], or the new moon feast [Noumenia = Yom Teruah, the Day of Trumpets], or the Sabbath week [representing the seven 1000 year days of man] which are a shadow of things to come, and the body of the Christ.
Colossians 2:16-17

The previous verse makes no sense unless we know a few details:

God said three times in Leviticus 23 that his feasts were to be a statute forever.  Prophecy states that even in the Millennium the feast of Sukkot/Tabernacles will be observed (Zechariah 14:16-19).

By not knowing about, and failing to remember the appointed days, the church has missed much of what God gave us for our blessing.  The spring feasts should be a celebration of the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus the Christ, Yahshua HaMashiach.

Celebrating the three fall feasts should be a witness to the world of how and when He will be coming back to earth at the end of the tribulation, and yearly warnings to us to be ready for the trumpet call.

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons [Moed], and for days and years.
Genesis 1:14

That's right, the same word is used in the very beginning, stating that the purpose of the sun, moon, and stars are first to divide day and night, secondly, for signals and appointed days, and lastly, for counting days and years.

And on some future appointed day:

Then YHWH answered me and said, Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.  For the vision is yet for an appointed time [Moed], but at the end it will speak, and not lie.  Though it delays, wait for it, because it will surely come, it will not be late.
Habakkuk 2:2-3

Paul also equated the times of the end to the appointed days:

But concerning the times and the seasons [Kairos = fixed appointed times = Moedim], brethren, you have no need that I should write to you.  For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.  For when they say, "Peace and safety!"  then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman.  And they shall not escape.  But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.  You are all sons of light and sons of the day.  We are not of the night nor of darkness.  Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.  For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.  But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.  For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep (alive or dead), we should live together with Him.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-10

Paul may have had no need to write the Thessalonians about these appointed days but we sure need it because we have forgotten them!  He knew what we have failed to see, that throughout scripture God shows a consistent pattern where He performs His significant acts on His appointed days!

The Spring Feasts were for the first Advent of Messiah.

Each feast was fulfilled by Jesus/Yahshua exactly on each day:

The Holy Spirit was given to the church 50 days later, exactly on:

The Autumn Feasts are for the Second Advent of Messiah.

Each feast will be fulfilled some year on the exact days:

The Day of Trumpets (Yom Teruah)

This feast is commonly, but incorrecty called Rosh Hashanah [meaning head of the year], but it should be called Yom Teruah, the day of shouting and blowing (the shofar), or Yom HaDin, the day of judgment.  It will be the first of the final ten days of God's wrath and judgment upon the unrepentant world.  This is the real Armegeddon!

Don't get confused if a scripture refers to a trumpet and think that it is necessarily pointing to the Feast of Trumpets because all God's feasts start with a trumpet.

Also in the day of your gladness, in your appointed days, and in the beginning of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be a memorial for you before your God: I am YHWH your God.
Numbers 10:10

Trumpets are blown to announce all appointed feasts - but they are blown 100 times (11 X 9 + 1) for the Feast of Trumpets.

For Yom Teruah there are eleven (number of judgment) series of nine patterns, plus one last trumpet, known as 'the last trumpet of God', blown by God.  This is not the same as the last of the seven trumpets blown by the angel in Revelation 11:15.

Revelation 9 describes the fifth and sixth trumpets of God's wrath and 10:7 starts to describe the seventh trumpet, containing the seven thunders - but the details will be hidden until it blows.

...and [the angel] cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars and when he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices.  And when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write, and I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.'
Revelation 10:3-4

I believe that the seven days of marching around Jericho before its judgment is a shadow of the seven years of Daniel's 70th week ending with the seven trumpets and 'seven thunders' shout at Yom Teruah.

And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times; only on that day they compassed the city seven times.  And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, Shout, for YHWH has given you the city.
Joshua 6:15-16

Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)

This is the day that Jesus, Yahshua the Messiah, will arrive at Jerusalem at the end of the battle, standing on the Mount of Olives.

And his feet shall stand in that day on the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall split in the middle thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
Zechariah 14:4

Festival of Tabernacles (Sukkot)

Also known as the Feast of Booths (or tents), starting five days after Yom Kippur, this represents the Millennium, the Peaceable Kingdom (that will officially start in the spring at the real Rosh HaShanah), when Jesus will tabernacle again with His people.

And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell [Skenoo = dwell in a tent, a tabernacle] with them, and they shall be His people.  God Himself will be with them and be their God.  And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying.  There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.'  Then He who sat on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.
Revelation 21:3-5

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
The calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
And a little child shall lead them.
The cow and the bear shall graze;
Their young ones shall lie down together;
And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child shall play by the cobra's hole,
And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper's den.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of YHWH
As the waters cover the sea.
Isaiah 11:6-9

They shall beat their swords into plowshares,
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
Neither shall they learn war anymore.
Isaiah 2:4

See some of the other historical events that have happened on the appointed feast days on the page:
Don't be late! - Important dates on the Hebrew calendar.

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