THE FEASTS OF THE LORD / PART 5
-In conclusion, it is imperative that we understand that the feasts of the Lord symbolize the GREAT SALVATION
PROCESS as it pertains to individuals and the human race as a whole. In order for God to be all in all ( everything to everyone
) it is necessary for all to come to the saving knowledge of Who He is and what He has accomplished. This is our salvation.
Remember … It is to be carried out in three phases. The failure of many Christians to see that salvation is a process
is surely due to those in leadership positions in the body of Christ ( for many ministers do not understand or preach that
salvation is a process ). Instead, they teach God’s people to come to an altar to say a “sinner’s prayer”,
after which they are told that they are completely saved, being ( at that moment ) in full possession of their salvation.
All they have to do now is wait until they die and “fly away” to their mansion in the sky ( in the sweet by-and-by
), unless they happen to get “raptured” first. This type of teaching continually produces spiritual infants who
never graduate to the meat of God’s Word, but continually stay on the milk of the Word.
-The apostle Paul encountered this very thing, which is recorded in 1st Corinthians 3:1-3. It states,
… And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have
fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto you were not able to bear it, neither yet now are you able. For you are
yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men? …
-To the degree that we do not understand the spiritual implications of the feasts of the Lord, to that degree
will we remain in spiritual immaturity, not going into the fullness of God. Many Christians are content to remain in a thirtyfold
( Passover ) experience with God, but there are some with ears to hear that crave to press into the sixtyfold ( Pentecost
) and the hundredfold ( Tabernacles ). The scriptures also speak of these three standings in God in 1st John 2:13.
It speaks of:
1. LITTLE CHILDREN
2. YOUNG MEN
-1st Corinthians 4:15 states, … For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet
have you not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel … Unfortunately, there are not
many in Christendom who can be classified as spiritual fathers, but thank God for the few we have. Those who are fathers most
certainly understand the implications of …
-THE FEASTS OF THE LORD!-