14 “Three times you shallkeep a feast to Mein the year:
There are ten feasts to be attended within these three designated times. The number ten stands for completion. For us to be complete we must eat from every one of these feasts! We must eat all of the Lamb. Let me explain that statement. The foreshadow of this was depicted when Israel left Egypt, they were told to eat all of the lamb and burn the remains.
10 You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire.
John 1:1-4helps us understand the Word of God.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was withGod, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made through Him, and without Himnothing was made that was made.
4 InHim(the Word) was life, and the life was the light of men.
6 Jesus said to him, “I amthe way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
53 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you(we must eat all of the Lamb).
I Corinthians 5:7
7 Therefore purge out the old leaven(sin), that you may be a new lump(new species), since you truly are unleavened(forgiven as we repent experiencing the Feast of Unleavened Bread). For indeed Christ, ourPassover, was sacrificed for us. (His blood is on the doorposts of the born again heart to cover our sin when we break the law.)
2 And on the seventh dayGod ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.
3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.
9 That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun(God has done it all).
10 Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”? Ithasalreadybeenin ancient timesbefore us.
Everyone created to bring this plan to completion was predestined before God rested and would be born in His timing to perform his or her part of fulfilling that plan.
II Timothy 1:9 explains,
9 who has saved us(from the world) and called us(into service) with a holy calling, not according to our works(the things we chose for our vocation), but according to His own purpose(His plan) and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus(we were called and chosen by His grace not our works)before time began(predestined),
29 For whom He foreknew, He alsopredestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
Hebrews 4:9-10teaches this truth
9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God(not the altered Adamic race but the seed of Abraham).
10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
Besides, the works that we do outside of the rest of God are just our works and useless in the grand scheme of things. The Word calls them dead works, as they will be destroyed along with the rest of the world. There is much more we could talk about concerning Sabbath, but we have discussed enough for us to see why we must attend this first feast and experience it in our lives! Satan understands its importance. This is why most of the world's people ignore it and gather at a time set by the church instead of God! Sabbath is to be celebrated sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. That is not a religious preference it is again a command of God! Remember, if we love Him we will keep His commandments.
John 1:12-13, 20-21
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
The Feast of Pentecost is the next feast to be offered to man. At the first Pentecost God's people experienced Mount Sinai where the law was given to Moses to guide the people. Had they heard and obeyed, God would have forever made them His Bride, married them as a nation and set them aside to be an example to the world of how life with the Almighty God could be as compared to the lifestyle of the pagan nations around them. To look a little deeper at Pentecost, it was at this feast, after the resurrection of Jesus and His ascension back to the heavens, that His spirit returned to His followers, endowing them with the fruit of His nature, gifting them with His abilities, and awakening their spirit to speak in a language He alone would understand. He was again preparing a Bride!
Much like the old queen in the story of Ester, the early church unfortunately became haughty, full of pride and hypocrisy, harbored, even instigated sin and immorality. Truth was mixed with false doctrine and the law of God ignored, she became as queen Vashti. The King's wishes were disobeyed so her status as queen was lost. She was now honored and loved by man alone. She lost her position with God! Scriptural advice concerning her is to come away from her, don't have anything to do with her!
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest youshare in her sins, and lest youreceive of her plagues.
27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoeverthereforewants to be a friend of the worldmakeshimselfan enemy of God.
I John 2:15
15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyoneloves the world, the love of the Father is notin him.
Revelation 19:6-9speaks of those who have made the correct decision.
6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”
8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
9 Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of
God.” (What a glorious feast this will be!!)
Revelation 19:17-21however shows us the end of those caught up in the devil's snare and trapped in the world.
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great God,
18 that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of allpeoplefree and slave, both small and great(all that are not recorded in the Lord's book of Life).”
19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.
20 Then the beast was captured, and with himthe false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image (who would not leave the world and its culture). These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the rest were killed with the sword(truth will testify against them, the law will label them guilty) which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh. (This is one feast I do not want to attend!)