From Exodus to Redemption: The Meaning of Passover and the Feast of Unle...
As believers in Yeshua (Jesus) and followers of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, we recognize the importance of the festivals outlined in Leviticus 23. These festivals, also known as moedim or appointed times, were given by God to the Israelites as a way to remember His faithfulness and provision.
Passover is the first of these festivals and is a time when we remember the redemption and deliverance that God provided for the Israelites in Egypt. As believers, we also remember the ultimate sacrifice of Yeshua as the Passover Lamb who took away the sin of the world. We celebrate this festival by participating in a Seder meal, which includes the symbolic elements of the Exodus story.
The Feast of Unleavened Bread follows Passover and is a reminder of the haste with which the Israelites left Egypt, and the importance of removing sin from our lives. We remove all leaven from our homes and eat unleavened bread during this time to symbolize our commitment to live a life free from sin.
The Feast of Weeks (Shavuot or Pentecost) celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the early believers in Yeshua. This festival is a time of receiving God's Word afresh and seeking the infilling of His Spirit.
The fall festivals include the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Trumpets is a call to repentance and preparation for the Day of Atonement, when we seek forgiveness for our sins and reflect on our need for a Savior. The Feast of Tabernacles is a time of rejoicing and celebration, as we remember God's provision for the Israelites in the wilderness and look forward to the coming Kingdom of God.
As followers of Yeshua, we recognize the significance of these festivals in understanding God's plan of redemption and His faithfulness to His people. By observing these festivals, we deepen our understanding of God's Word and our relationship with Him.
Jim aka: MrBATMAN