Feasts of God
Look on Zion, the city of our festivals…the sins of those who dwell there will be forgiven.
But you have come to Mount Zion…to the Church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven.
Three times a year all your men must appear before the Lord your God at the place he will choose: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks and the Festival of Tabernacles.
God the Father gave the Israelites the Passover in the Old Testament for their blessing. Jesus Christ established the New Covenant Passover in the New Testament and commanded His disciples to celebrate it (Matthew 26:19). The Passover contains blessings that are relevant to Christians today.
Feast of Unleavened Bread
The Feast of Unleavened Bread falls on the day after the Passover every year. This is the day on which Jesus Christ suffered and died on the cross. This feast is observed with fasting until the afternoon to remember the sacrifice of Jesus’ crucifixion.
Feast of Trumpets
In the Old Testament, Israelites blew trumpets for ten days to prepare their hearts until Moses returned from Mount Sinai with the ten commandments. In the New Testament times, believers are to pray earnestly for ten days until the Day of Atonement.
Day of Atonement
God established the Day of Atonement to commemorate the day He forgave the Israelites’ sins. On this day, atonement is made so that the people of God can be forgiven for all the sins committed in ignorance.