Introduction to the Festivals:
The biblical festivals teach us about the first and second coming of Yeshua. The biblical festivals teach us about our personal relationship with Yeshua and how we progressively grow in faith in Him. This is an introduction to understanding the Biblical Festivals. This teaching will answer the following questions: What are the Festivals? When are they celebrated? How do they teach us about Yeshua the Messiah? What is the high sabbath? What is the role of the moon in helping us to celebrate the Festivals?
Passover : The Passover teachings will explain the principles and themes of exile and redemption and how the historical Egyptian redemption is associated with understanding the end of days. The events of Passover will explain how Moses’ encounter with Pharaoh is associated with the parable of the sower and how the two signs of Moses teach us about the resurrection of Yeshua and the coming together of the two houses of Israel. Part 1 of 2 of the spiritual application of Passover will explain how the events of the historical Egyptian redemption will teach us about the death of Messiah on the tree and our personal salvation in Him.
Feast of Unleavened Bread : This teaching is on the festival of unleavened bread. Leaven in the Bible represents sin. This teaching will explain the leaven of the Sadducees and Pharisees and how Orthodox Judaism is linked with the first century Pharisees. Eating unleavened bread represents being without sin. Unleavened bread in Hebrew is matzah. This teaching will explain how matzah is a picture of Yeshua and how unleavened bread represents being consecrated and sanctified to service unto Yeshua in the Kingdom of God.
FirstFruits and Shavuot: This teaching series contains four teachings. The first teaching is on the Festival of Firstfruits (Bikkurim). This teaching will explain that the themes of firstfruits are resurrection, deliverance and new beginnings. It will also explain how firstfruits is thematically associated with the firstborn and how the firstborn was originally given the kingship, priestly and double portion blessings. The last 4 teachings are on the Festival of Pentecost (Shavuot). These teachings will explain the themes of Shavuot as well as explain that Yeshua gave the Torah at Mount Sinai and when He died on the tree that He died the death of the penalty of an adulterous woman. The themes of Shavuot will cover the counting of the omer (both the Karaite and Rabbinic Jewish view) and the personal spiritual application of counting the omer, the wheat harvest, the wedding betrothal, the first trump, waving the two loaves baked with leaven and the renewing of the covenant.
Feast of Trumpets: These teachings are on the Festival of Trumpets (Yom Teruah / Rosh HaShanah). The first lesson discusses the twelve steps in the ancient Biblical wedding and how this teaches us about our marriage to Yeshua the Messiah.The last two teachings on the Festival of Trumpets examines in detail the various themes of Yom Teruah including: Teshuvah, Rosh HaShanah (the head of the year), Yom Teruah (the day of the awakening blast), Yom HaDin (the day of judgment), and many more.
Day of Atonement: This teaching series discusses the services of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). First, the High Priest ceremony of Yom Kippur from Leviticus 16 will be examined. Then, the final service of a traditional Orthodox Jewish service on Yom Kippur known as the Neilah services will examined.
Feast of Tabernacles: In this study on the Feast of Tabernacles, we will learn that the purpose of creation is the Messiah dwelling on the earth. The Messiah dwelling with His people is associated with Sukkot. Sukkot represents the completion of our spiritual journey after being redeemed, we are servants of the God of Israel. The fourth teaching discusses the themes of Sukkot including: dwelling in booths, remembering the historical Egyptian exodus, the building of the tabernacle of Moses, the season of our joy, and much more.