"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Friday, April 22, 2016

Serious Comparison Between Easter and the First Three Feasts of Leviticus 23

The western world (for the most part) celebrates Easter.  The feasts outlined in Leviticus 23 of the Bible are dismissed as being feasts for the Jews and not for Christians. Until about ten or so years ago I had never thought much of the feasts aside from thinking that is an Old Testament thing.  I have been on a quest for the past several years and this simple poster board presentation is a window to the feasts of Leviticus 23 and how they are not feasts of the Jews, but feasts of the LORD and how important they are to Christians today.

This presentation is very introductory and should be considered as such.  

I will begin with the combination of the poster boards.  Here are the first three feasts of the Bible from Leviticus 23 and Easter.  I put them together as a comparison.

Here is the Passover board. I used the simple technique of the five w's and h to explain it. You can read each verse for yourself as EVERYTHING in red is found in the Bible. This is for the children of Israel and I will explain who they are near the end. The HOW is key for a Christian as the feast of Passover 2000ish years ago when Christ was put on the Cross as the Unblemished lamb was on the exact day that God told His people to keep His feast. When John calls Jesus the Unblemished Lamb he is not pulling this out from nowhere.  Jesus literally became our Passover Lamb on Passover.  
  Those that recognized Jesus when he entered Jerusalem actually put their palm fronds down for Him as they saw Him as the fulfillment.  (John 12:13) 

So the first feast in Leviticus 23 is in memory of the Blood of an unblemished lamb covering the door frames of the tribes in Egypt.   Christ fulfilled this 2000ish years ago and His Blood covers us. 

The second feast is on the day following Passover and is a feast where NO LEAVEN is eaten.  This is
in memory of not having time for the bread to rise when the tribes fled Egypt.  Once again  this is the LORD's feast.  Leaven is equated with sin in the Bible.  Having no leaven is one that is sinless. 
Christ literally fulfilled this feast as being the one with no sin being put in the grave this day. 
The second feast was literally fulfilled for us by Jesus Christ.  This is a seven day feast.

 Firstfruits is the third feast in Leviticus 23. This feast is not given a date but is assigned to be on the day following the weekly Sabbath whenever that falls.  It is a memorial of the firstfruits of the harvest. Christ rose on Firstfruits.  He is called the Firstfruits by Paul in the New Testament and this is no coincidence.  The feast of Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits are nine days of holy convocations that are to be kept forever. They are NOT for the Jew but feasts that are the LORD's. The first four were literally fulfilled by Jesus Christ first coming.  And...around 300 years after His being the Passover Lamb, without sin, to be the Firstfruits of the Harvest...
Holydays to one holiday.
 Below is the board with Easter on it.  As you enlarge this by clicking on it, keep in mind that if it is not in red it is not found in the Bible. 

 Passover was changed to Easter by those that perhaps were with good intentions.  They did not wish to celebrate the resurrection of their Lord with those that had him put on the cross.  Well that is what they meant when they said they did not wish to Judaize. I am sitting here posting to you, the reader and wish to tell you  something I know about my God, the God of the Universe, the  I AM~He knew His plan.  It is clear in Genesis forward.He knew His Son must die.  He set the day up BEFORE-in fact, many years before the death would occur. So those that wished to change the date to not worship
with those that *killed* Christ were wrong. The Easter date is calculated using the Spring Equinox.
It is only 1 day.  It crunches the death, burial, and resurrection into a Sunday with perhaps church at sunrise, and then Sunday  dinner with great odds of ham being served.  Oh and the name?  It is not a name that a jealous God would like to be used for something claiming to be of Him.

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, Exodus 20:5

The name Easter comes from pagans.3  I left HOW blank as Jesus Christ did not fulfill Easter.
His Holy days were put in the Bible for a reason and although we can attempt to suggest that Easter is about Christ it is not.  It was a day established by those that were not in His word.They did not understand that the feasts were a foreshadowing of His first coming and GUESS WHAT?
If the spring feast were a foreshadowing of His First Coming, then the remaining feasts(the fall) feasts should be a shadow of His Second Coming~oh and they are. I will explain after the next photo.
How are these feasts for the Christian today?
Even on the poster boards I have that they are for the Children of Israel. 

Well if you accept Christ as your Saviour you are grafted into Israel and therefore the Feasts in Leviticus 23 are for you!! 

Believers=the Branches scriptures: Romans 11:17-24 
Israel=The Olive Tree scriptures: Jeremiah 11:16-17 Hosea 11:5-6
Jesus Christ the Messiah=the Root scriptures: Isaiah 11:10 Romans 15:12

The final three feasts are Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles.  I will be sharing about them and how one can know His plan by keeping the  holydays God established for us

When I share this post I wish to express that this information may seem overwhelming or even as if I am trying to disprove things that most of us grew up with in our homes as beloved traditions that we knew.
I am not sharing this post to call out anyone or suggest that you aren't sincere if you haven't celebrated His feasts and have celebrated Easter.  I am only sharing that I feel pressed to present this in as many places as possible for those that are being called.  The times are different and we need to wake up. 

If you have any questions or wish to share with me, please feel free to comment.  I am not suggesting that grace is done away with BUT I will share with you that 
 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. Colossians 2;16-17 
What Paul is telling people to not let others judge them about are of God's holydays...not mans holidays. Of the new moon as a keeping of the months as well as in what is eaten of the sabbath. 
These are God's words and pertain to the way He established that we are to keep them.  These verses are NOT suggesting that we can do Godly things our ways. Instead it is saying when you begin to do Godly things His ways, don't allow others judge you. 

And a sidenote about Easter...read Deuteronomy 12:30-32 
1 Tetragrammaton. Wikipedia. Web. April 22, 2016. {This web link has numerous links at the bottom of its article that can allow you to study this even more.}
2. Leviticus 23:14, 21, 31, 41
3 Taylor, Paul. S. Where did" Easter" get its name? Where did the concept of an Easter Egg and Bunny Originate?  ChristianAnswers.net. Web. April 22, 2016 
4 Blue Letter Bible is a great source on line with Strong's Concordance and other Bible versions blueletterbible.org

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