Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Next we have the spring feasts that form part 2. These 3 feasts image the first coming of the sacrificed lamb Who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29). Passover is the first. It images the crucifixion as the ancient Hebrews were saved (passed-over from death) by remaining in their homes behind a cross of blood. Three days later, they came to the Red Sea and were as good as dead with Pharaoh's army bearing down on them. But then they were given new life by the parting of the sea. We also have been given new life, by the resurrection of Yeshua.
Rabbi Trail: It is an amazing reversal, from death to life. We are more familiar with the natural way of thing, from life to death. But God's kingdom is usually exactly opposite the way of this world. In God's kingdom we go from death to life. And that new life is eternal life (never to see death again). End RT.
The third feast of part 2 is Shavuot, or the "Feast of Weeks." On the 50th day (following the resurrection - Red Sea deliverance) we memorialize the giving of the Holy Spirit (see Acts 2). This is that, which Yeshua promised ... John 14:16-17 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper so He may be with you forever - the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him. You know Him, because He abides with you and will be in you.
Rabbi Michael Weiner,