We have another review of the feasts in Leviticus 23. These are our calendar reminders to be reminded of Christ.
We have the weekly Sabbath and the fulfilled spring feasts.
Then we have the fall feasts which I believe will be fulfilled when Christ returns.
I don’t believe in the imminent return of Christ, as in, it could be any second any day. No, He has to come on time.
Jesus didn’t die on the cross when the Romans happened to get Him. He died not only on Passover but at the time of the evening sacrifice.
God is on time. He acts on purpose. Christ’s return will be on time and at a purposeful time. Here’s my current understanding of the fall feasts.
In the Old Testament we read about trumpets sounded to announce that the new king had ascended the throne. The trumpets will sound and Jesus will be announced. No one is going to miss the announcement, though no one knows when it will happen. The feast begins when the priest spots the new moon. Cloudy? It could be another day still and who knows at what time.
I do believe the Feast of Trumpets will be the return of Christ as ruling king in power and majesty, and we will be transformed in the twinkling of an eye and gathered to Him.
The spring feasts were fulfilled in order. I believe the same for the fall feasts. God is orderly. He does things on purpose.
Then comes the Day of Atonement. Jesus’ death on the cross was our atoning sacrifice. So, that’s not what this day is about. The Day of Atonement was when fates are sealed. You wanted your sins atoned for so that you could receive God’s seal of blessing for the coming year.
We know from God’s word that there will be some sealed, protected from the coming wrath. I think this is the Day of Atonement fulfilled. There will be people who saw the coming King and will recognize Him as the Messiah they had been waiting for but not known before. During what are known as the ten days of awe, they will repent and turn to Jesus. They will be sealed by God, atoned for.
Then we have the Feast of Tabernacles, which I believe could be our wedding feast, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Can’t wait!