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Christ Fulfilled the Fall Feasts
As more and more Believers distinguish the importance of G3D’s Appointed Festivals, some still incorrectly argue that Christ has failed to complete the Fall Feasts. This error influences people’s ability to realize G3D’s Glory and recognize legitimate modern prophecy.
It is quite obvious that Jesus’ Death on the Cross, rising from the Dead, and sending the Holy Spirit, coincide with the Spring Feasts of Passover, First Fruits, and Pentecost. All modern Christians openly celebrate some expression of this with some version of Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. Even more tradition minded denominations see that Pentecost needs to be celebrated as it marked not only the fulfilling of the Spring Feasts, but marked the beginning of the birth of the Church, when the Holy Spirit filled the Disciples and the first mass conversion occurred during the observance of the Feast of Weeks in Jerusalem.
The Gospels made the details of these coordinated dates very obvious to their perspective audience, whether First Century Jew or Greek. Unfortunately, many of these cultural clues don’t always translate through a modern audience’s societal lens.
It is not through a lack of intelligence or spiritual discernment that contemporary Believers have missed these signs. But when shown how readers of that era would have understood Scripture, it will become obvious that Christ has kept His Word and fulfilled both the Law and the Prophecies about Him (ref Matthew 5:17).
While we will be just doing a rough synopsis of how Christ fulfilled the Fall Feasts in this article, we will be writing expanded outlines to fully explain the festivities over the next few weeks.
Christ’s birth was on the first day of the seventh month, celebrated as Rosh Hashanah. This Head of the Year, marked the beginning of the civil calendar with the blast of trumpets and horns. Since Rosh Hashanah had become the date to celebrate the inauguration and coronation of the Kings of Judah since King Solomon consecrated the Temple on Rosh Hashanah, it had also become the official start of new kings’ reigns. When Christ was born on Rosh Hashanah, it would have been with the whole country conducting a coordinated Prophetic Performance of blowing trumps, announcing not only a new year, but a new king, and a new era.
During Yom Kippur, a relatively new tradition had been introduced by one of the most famous High Priests, Simeon the Just, where the red thread around the neck of the goat or ram became white on Yom Kippur after the scapegoat had died in the Wilderness. Since the turning of the scarlet string to white was seen as a sign from G3D, that He had forgiven the sins of the Priesthood and the Nation of Israel, ensuring that it actually occurred became a national concern. Since the scapegoat didn’t always die immediately, patient watchers sometimes waited days or weeks for the miraculous sign.
Simeon, a just and devout man, whose name and description were Prophetic Properties correlating to High Priest Simeon the Just who instituted the tradition, was waiting for the consolation of Israel, when Jesus was presented in the Temple. He had been told that he would not die before he saw this miracle, and immediately realized that Christ was the true representation of the fulfillment of this feast. Most miraculous, for forty years before the Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D., the crimson thread never turned white, further proving that Christ had fulfilled the Yom Kippur feast.
There are also many major parallels between Christ’s Crucifixion and the Yom Kippur sacrifice. The scarlet string around the neck of the sheep to be sacrificed was mirrored through the red robe (Matthew 27:27-28) that was put on Christ. The scapegoat had the red string tied around its horns, prophetically referencing the bull caught by its horns in the brambles, when Abraham was provided a sacrificial substitute to his son Isaac. This also linked to Christ’s crown of thorns.
We’ll be expanding on the prophetic similarities more when we are closer to Passover.
Christ fulfilled the Feast of Tabernacles when on the eighth and greatest day, He declared that He was the Light of the World and the Source of the Living Water. He would have done this in front of a giant candle during the water drawing ceremony in the Temple. Though these prophetic performances were additions to the Sukkot Festival which only stipulated that Israelites live in temporary tents to remember their time wandering through the Wilderness relying on G3D’s Providence for survival.
Not only did Christ reveal Himself before the whole of Israel that evening, but a few hours later, He went up on the Mount of Olives and became transfigured between Moses and Prophet Elijah. Despite an expectation for Patriarchs and Religious figures to visit during this festival, Peter was overwhelmed by their presence, and in his panic focused on offering to build shelters for them to stay in. G3D corrected Peter and told him to listen to His Son. Not only was this a directive to focus on Christ rather than the Law, represented by Moses, and the Prophets, through Elijah, it was G3D’s way of showing that the Festival was fulfilled through Christ’s Transfiguration, not through the living in tents.
Our next month’s articles will be focused on not only further explaining the Fall Feasts, but continuing to showcase how Christ has fulfilled them. This is not a new revelation nor secret knowledge, but Truth that helps us open our eyes to the ultimate fulfillment of prophecy. By recognizing how Christ completed everything during His Era, we can recognize what is happening in our current timeline.
Prepared by, Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet & Eric Sepulveda, PMT AdministratorFor more prophetic media groups click here