THE FEASTS OF THE LORD / PART 1
According to Dr. Stephen Jones:
-"When God led Israel out of Egypt into the wilderness and into the Promised Land, He instituted various holidays,
or “feast days” to commemorate important events. The three main feast days are Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles.
Passover commemorates Israel’s departure from Egypt; Pentecost commemorates the day God descended upon Mt. Sinai to
give Israel the Law; Tabernacles commemorates the time Israel was supposed to cross the Jordan and enter the Promised Land.
It is very important that Christians study these feast days in detail, because they reveal the plan of God for the entire
earth on a grand scale. They also reveal the plan of salvation on the individual level. The story written by Moses is not
only history, but also is a great allegorical novel by which we can know the mind of God." ( The Barley Overcomers,
Dr. Stephen Jones )
-It will be our goal in this short study to show that these GREAT FEASTS OF THE LORD symbolize and point to
something FAR GREATER than just the feast itself. Exodus 23:14-17 states, … Three times you shall keep a feast unto
Me in the year. You shall keep the feast of unleavened bread: (you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you,
in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it you came out from Egypt: and none shall appear before Me empty:) And the
feast of harvest, the firstfruits of your labors, which you have sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is
in the end of the year, when you have gathered in your labors out of the field. Three times in the year all your males shall
appear before the LORD God …
-There are actually seven feasts that the people of Israel celebrated. They are to be found in Leviticus 23:1-37.
They are: THE FEAST OF THE SABBATH, THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD ( PASSOVER ), THE FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS, THE FEAST OF WEEKS
( PENTECOST ), THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS, THE FEAST ( DAY ) OF ATONEMENT, AND THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES.
-Each one of these feasts represents and symbolizes the process of salvation that God brings the individual
through, as well as the entire creation. For the time being we will focus our attention on the three main feasts, which are
PASSOVER, PENTECOST, AND TABERNACLES. These three great feasts portray the salvation of our spirit, soul, and body on the
individual level, and also represent the entire creation coming to God in three harvests, which are to be described as: 1.
A remnant in this age … 2. The nations in the coming age … 3. The rest of the creation ( including all things
) in the Age of the Ages ( the dispensation of the fullness of times ) …
-THESE ARE GOD’S THREE GREAT LOVE FEASTS!-