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Holy Day Festivals of the Bible
The Appointed Times of the Lord
Leviticus 23
THE BIBLICAL HOLY DAYS IN ORDER
PASSOVER: On the 14th day of the 1st month of the Hebrew Calendar - falls in the Spring. Passover Services are held but Passover is not a Holy Day. (High Sabbath)

FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD: Begins on the 15th day and lasts seven days. The 1st and the 7th day are Holy Days with assemblies and offerings.

PENTECOST: In the O.T. it was called the “Feast of Weeks.” It always falls on Sunday because 50 days are counted from the weekly Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Usually falls in June. Pentecost is a Holy Day with a holy convocation and offering to the Lord.

FEAST OF TRUMPETS: On the 1st day of the 7th month (Hebrew Calendar). Usually falls in September or October on the Gregorian Calendar. Trumpets is a Holy Day with a convocation and offering.

DAY OF ATONEMENT: On the 10th day of the 7th month. A complete fast to the Lord. No food or water is to be partaken of during this 24 hour period. Atonement is a Holy Day with a holy assembly and offering to the Lord. September or October

FEAST OF TABERNACLES: Sometimes referred to as the “Feast of Booths” because God commanded that the people stay in temporary shelters called “booths.” The first day falls on the 15th day of the 7th month and is holy with a convocation and offering to the Lord. This festival lasts seven days. September or October

LAST GREAT DAY: Immediately follows the Feast of Tabernacles and is sometimes called the “Last Great Day of the Feast.” There is a holy assembly with an offering to the Lord.

 
HOLY DAY SCHEDULE FOR 2017
PASSOVER SERVICE April 9, 7:30pm
NIGHT TO BE OBSERVED BANQUET April 10, 7:30pm
FIRST DAY OF UNLEAVENED BREAD April 11, Services at 10:30am and 3:00pm
LAST DAY OF UNLEAVENED BREAD April 17, Services at 10:30am and 3:00pm
FEAST OF PENTECOST June 4, Services at 10:30am and 3:00pm
FEAST OF TRUMPETS Sept 21, Services at 10:30am and 3:00pm
DAY OF ATONEMENT Sept 30, Services at 3:00pm
FEAST OF TABERNACLES Oct. 5-Oct. 11 Camp Wyldewood, Searcy, AR
LAST GREAT DAY OF THE FEAST Oct. 12, Services at 10:00am
Welcome! Join Us and Experience the Joy!

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When God delivered the children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt, He gave them His Appointed times to keep and to proclaim each in their season. The weekly Sabbath was the first appointed time, then he introduced them to His annual Holy Days and the Festivals of the Lord. Three times a year Israel was to come before the Lord to keep these Feasts. These three seasons were associated with three harvests beginning with the Spring harvest of Barley. The divine appointments during this time are the Passover service and the Seven Days of Unleavened Bread. Early Summer brought about the Wheat harvest and the observance of Pentecost. (called the Feast of Weeks in the O.T.) In the Fall during the harvest of the Vine and Produce, the Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day were commanded to be celebrated.


  To a non-Christian Israelite, the Passover commemorates the death Angel passing over every Hebrew home in Egypt which had the blood of a lamb upon its doorposts. To a Christian, the Passover commemorates the death of Jesus, the true Lamb of God which takes away the sins of the world. To a Jew or Israelite, the Feast of Unleavened Bread commemorates God delivering them out of Egypt so quickly that their bread did not have time to leaven and rise. To a Christian, the Days of Unleavened Bread is a celebration that the true Passover Lamb has made the believer unleavened, that is, without sin. (leavening is used as a symbol for sin) To an understanding Christian, the seven annual Holy Days of the Lord reveal God’s great plan of salvation. Are the Holy Day Festivals of the Lord are still for Christians today. The early Church observed these Feasts. All the nations keep these divine appointments during the millennial reign of Christ. 


 It is a common claim by Christians who reject the idea of observing the annual Biblical Festivals, that they are not a part of the New Covenant and were “nailed to the cross” with Jesus. Many Christian teachers say that the Holy Days were among the Laws “added because of transgressions.” Not only is this not found in Scripture, it makes no sense. Would God “add” to Israel celebrations, -times of rejoicing before the Lord, because they sinned? Isn’t that like rewarding one of your children with a party because he did something wrong? The Biblical Feasts of the Lord were given as blessings to Israel, does it fit God’s character for Him to add a blessing because of sin?

   Let’s look at one of the Laws we know was added because of transgressions. “An eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth.” Why would God add such a Law? Obviously, because people were mistreating one another and adding this Law protected would-be victims and impressed upon people that they should care as much about their neighbor as themselves. This Law, which carried a penalty was added because of transgressions taking place. God was saying, if you harm someone else, by Law you will suffer likewise. It is ridiculous to say the Holy Days exist as a penalty for transgressions.

 

 
 

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