A few days back I mentioned that the central and most famous stories about Yeshua occurred under the backdrop of one or another of the pilgrimage Biblical Festivals.
As a good and dedicated Jew, of course Yeshua would have gone to Jerusalem to participate in these God-ordained HOLY days.
Now unfortunately I need to point out something obvious, but it needs to be done.
The events in Yeshua’s life that gentile Christians usually celebrate did NOT have new “Christian” holidays invented in order to commemorate them.
The awesome events of Yeshua’s life happened on the Hebrew holidays we’re now studying and that were established way back from the time of Moses.
For those of you who are thinking “duh”, I offer my apologies in advance but man you’d be amazed at just how ignorant some folks can be when it comes to understanding this.
For example, Passover was not the result of Yeshua’s Crucifixion.
Passover was celebrated for at least about 1300 years before Yeshua came into the world.
It was just that Yeshua was put to death on Passover.
Or Pentecost (SHAVUOT in Hebrew), was not some new holiday that came into being to commemorate the day when the Holy Spirit first descended upon men as the church mistakenly teaches.
SHAVUOT was established long before with the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai.
Do you remember way back when I talked about a principle I dubbed the “AS-IN-HEAVEN-SO-ON-EARTH PRINCIPLE”?
Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to find with the Biblical holidays.
Each of the 7 Biblical feasts had a physical component (the rituals and ceremonies etcetera) that commemorated real historical events such as the exodus from Egypt or the coming of the Spring harvest.
Yet, each Biblical festival also carries a parallel spiritual and prophetic component, the higher meaning of which was not revealed to the Israelites until the coming of Yeshua much later.
And there is still much yet to be fulfilled!