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The Spring Holy Days

Spring Holy Days Art

Graphics Courtesy The Printshop 23.1 – by licensee permission

Foreword

There is a purpose for this page devoted to the exposition of the Spring Holy Days in the Biblical Feasts.  The purpose is to draw a Biblical perspective on this season’s Older Covenant feasts as outlined in Leviticus 23.4-22 NKJV. This Biblical focus often lies buried under piles of tradition which eclipse the glory of God and distract–even with tradition’s colorful array of observances–from the very preeminence of the Anointed One, the Messiah, to Whom these feasts point. Not only does the ritual law embodied in the Spring Biblical feasts point to Messiah Jesus, but in fact, Messiah Jesus has fulfilled all the law’s ritual and meaning in Himself through His life, ministry, atoning death and glorious resurrection. Knowing this, the one element of the Biblical feasts which remains for all the world to see manifest is the day when He finally judges all that is evil in this world and makes all things new…

Therefore, this page is here to put a spade to the thatch of traditions to bring into vivid focus the incomparable glory of the pure righteousness of Messiah Jesus–the Passover Lamb–and the “double peace” of which the prophets Isaiah and Zechariah spoke:  i.e. because of the blood of the Covenant fulfilled in Jesus, the Passover Lamb. Because of the blood of the New Covenant in Jesus, the warfare with a holy God has ended. Because of the blood of the New Covenant in Jesus all who believe in His pure righteousness are pardoned from the iniquity which separates us from a holy God. In Messiah Jesus, God has restored to fellowship with Him all who believe in Messiah Jesus’ pure righteousness. Because our rebellion against God has been vanquished through the victorious atoning work of Jesus, the spotless Lamb of God, all who believe in His pure righteousness are comforted with double blessing–a double peace:

Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.”

Isaiah 40.2 NKJV

As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.”

Zechariah 9.11-12 ESV

Having made my intentions clear at the start, I wish to state that this page is not intended to draw Christians, whether Jewish or Gentile, into an endless frenzy of debate, re-visiting and rehashing the sad shortcomings of the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. The Council settled some serious heresies with regard to the Deity of Christ and the Trinity of the Godhead. In that regard, the greater crisis was addressed and resolved. In the matter of the observances of the Biblical feasts of Leviticus 23, it is difficult to know how much pressure from Judaizing factions was circulating and demanding attention at the council. By the same token, I cannot comment on what I have found written concerning the actions and intents of the Church leaders who ruled on matters concerning observing times and seasons. My intent is to focus on what the Scriptures say of the identity of the Passover Lamb, the Holy One of Israel, the Redeemer-Messiah, foreshadowed in the Spring Biblical feasts presented in Leviticus 23.4-22 and revealed in the spectacular fullness of glory in Yeshua/Jesus.

Furthermore, this page is not intended to draw Christians back into a compulsory observance of the Spring Holy Days within any cultural circle of Judeo-Christian worship. My intent is not to Juda-ize the Body of Christ. My longing as a disciple whom Yeshua/Jesus has loved is that in all things [Yeshua/Jesus] may have the preeminence” (Colossians 1.18).

Some final thoughts about the reason I have endeavored to write what God has given me on the subject of the Spring Holy Days in the Biblical Feasts…

  1. If what is written here helps a Jewish unbeliever by answering questions in his soul as he seeks to know who the Messiah is, then I will be glad that God gave me the time and the equipment and the skill and the words to publish what is here. If what is written here drives a Jewish unbeliever into the Word of God to understand the holiness, the majesty and the grace of God, then I will give glory to God with him when he believes that Yeshua is Lord and when I meet him in glory…
  2. If what is written here helps a Gentile Christian by informing his understanding so that he worships the Lord Jesus more heartily by increasing his devotion, then I will be glad that I surrendered my mind and my strength to publish it…
  3. If what is written here helps a Christian, whether Jewish or Gentile, to speak more clearly of Messiah Jesus to unbelieving Jewish people, then I will be glad that I gave my apprehensions about my skill over to the Lord and put this work where the public can find it…

If any reader has questions or wishes a significant dialog with me on the content of this page, write a comment and I will respond…

For Jesus is “the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.”

–Colossians 1.18-20

Biblical Overview of the Spring Holy Days – Page 2

–Pesach/Passover + Feast of Unleavened Bread – Page 3 —

–Yom HaBikkurim/Day of the Firstborn – Firstfruits – Page 4 —

— Shavuot/The Feast of Weeks – Pentecost – Page 5 —

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2 thoughts on “The Spring Holy Days

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