- Unleavened Bread
- First Fruits
- Trumpets (Lev. 23 -7/1)
- Atonement (7/10)
- Tabernacles (7/15)
We know the first 4 feasts are clearly showing Jesus’ death on the cross, burial, and the resurrection, and then Pentecost. The last four seem to be only for the Jewish people in the Old Testament, but they have great end times meaning.
Joel 2:15 says, “Blow a trumpet in Zion; set apart a fast – a day of restraint and humility; call a solemn assembly.” Amp.
This day of restraint for the Jewish people was the Day of Atonement. They began by blowing the trumpets to warn and prepare the people that the day was approaching. They had to spend the entire day in repentance and humility. They were to do no work but to sit and look back on the past year and remember all their sins so they could confess them and be forgiven. They believed if they forgot something that they would not be forgiven.
This is a symbol and picture of what the Lord requires of us. We are to come to Him daily, repenting of anything we may have done or said to offend Him. True humility is realizing how weak we are and are in great need of the Holy Spirit to help us walk in holiness and separation from sin and the world. We are dependent upon Him.
Leviticus 23:29 For whoever is not afflicted by fasting in penitence and humility on this day shall be cut off from among his people (that he may not be included in the atonement made for them). Amp.
30. And whoever does any work on that same day, I will destroy from among his people.
32. It shall be to you a sabbath of rest…
This is a symbol of what the Lord wants from His people. He made the atonement for us by becoming the only pure spotless Lamb that could be that sacrifice for us. When we come to Him there is always a time of fasting and cleansing. We become a brand-new creation. If we reject His offer to believe in His crucifixion and atonement for us, then we will be cut off as they were during the Feasts. We can come into His rest because we are forgiven and free from guilt, shame and punishment.
The Feast of Tabernacles is a symbol in the Old Testament of the actual presence of God coming into our hearts and making us His dwelling place. As we draw nearer to the end times, we can see the signs of Jesus putting it all together beginning with Joel 2:15-32
When the remnant repents, He restores what they lost. But in the New Testament He restores their spirit. He makes us whole and blameless giving us an overcoming spirit. We are cleansed, changed, and prepared to be His Temple. This is the true Jubilee. Jesus died so we could be filled with His Spirit and become Holy like Him.