God's Annual Holy Days
Revealing God's Master Plan
What are the most important days on the Christian calendar? Most would say Christmas and Easter. But the first
followers of Jesus Christ observed NEITHER of these days. They followed Christ’s example and observed the SAME
Holy Days that Jesus Christ Himself observed! The Holy Days are not obsolete “Jewish” observances, but in fact
picture, in sequence, the destiny God has planned for ALL humanity. God Himself ordained these Holy Days for
ALL of His people to observe.
Old Testament Meaning: A lamb was sacrificed and its blood placed around the doors of Israelite houses in Egypt, which God "passed over" when slaying the Egyptian firstborn. (Leviticus 23:5)
New Testament Meaning: Pictures Jesus Christ's shedding His blood for the sins of mankind.
Feast of Unleavened Bread
Old Testament Meaning: A seven-day festival during which leavening (such as yeast, which causes bread to rise when baking) is put out of dwellings and is not eaten (Leviticus 23:6-14).
New Testament Meaning: Pictures the Christian's duty to "put out sin" from a life yielded to Jesus Christ.
Day of Pentecost
Old Testament Meaning: A day celebrating the gathering in of the first and smaller of the two annual harvests; observed 50 days from a fixed point in the previous Feast (Leviticus 23:15-22).
New Testament Meaning: Pictures the Christian's receiving God's Holy Spirit.
Feast of Trumpets
Old Testament Meaning: Called Rosh Hashana by the Jews; a day of rejoicing marked by the blowing of trumpets (Leviticus 23:23-25).
New Testament Meaning: Pictures a time of war and plagues, concluding with Jesus Christ's Second Coming.
Day of Atonement
Old Testament Meaning: A day of fasting and repentance, known to the Jews as Yom Kippur (Leviticus 23:26-32).
New Testament Meaning: Pictures the binding of Satan at the beginning of the Millennium and the world becoming at one with God.
Feast of Tabernacles
Old Testament Meaning: A seven-day celebration of the great fall harvest, observed by living in temporary dwellings for the duration of the Feast (Leviticus 23:33-43).
New Testament Meaning: Pictures the Millennium, when the earth will be ruled by Jesus Christ and His saints.
Last Great Day
Old Testament Meaning: Adjacent to the Feast of Tabernacles, this eigth day is considered a separate Feast (Leviticus 23:36-39).
New Testament Meaning: Pictures the coming "Great White Throne Judgment" at which all of humanity not previously called will have the chance to hear the True Gospel and accept salvation.
Holy Day Calendar2013
|Feast of Unleavened Bread||March 26-April 1|
|Day of Pentecost||May 19|
|Feast of Trumpets||September 5|
|Day of Atonement||September 14|
|Feast of Tabernacles||September 19-25|
|Last Great Day||September 26|
|Feast of Unleavened Bread||April 15-21|
|Day of Pentecost||June 8|
|Feast of Trumpets||September 25|
|Day of Atonement||October 4|
|Feast of Tabernacles||October 9-15|
|Last Great Day||October 16|
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