Category Archives: Appointments With God

‘Observing’ & ‘remembering’ the Feasts of the LORD

Speaker: Susan Pierce [contact]

“You shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to observe these statutes.” —Deuteronomy 16:12

El Shaddai = El Shaddai in Hebrew. It points to a hidden plan. Continue reading ‘Observing’ & ‘remembering’ the Feasts of the LORD

Numbers 29: Messiah in offerings on Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles

Learn how to see Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus) in the קרבנות qorbanot (offerings, sacrifices) presented in the Tabernacle on the מועדים moedim (appointed times, festivals) of יום תרעה Yom Teruah (Day of Blowing Trumpets), יום כפרים Yom haKippurim (Day of Atonement) and סכות Sukkot (Tabernacles).

These annual memorials of God’s action pointed forward to what Yeshua would do, has done, is doing and will do in the last days.

Thought questions

  • What patterns are there in which sacrifices are offer on which Holy Day? What do those patterns tell us?
  • Why must each grain/minhakh offering have salt, and what does it have to do with Abraham?
  • Should we “count the omer” between Firstfruits or count the weeks heading to Shavuot (Feast of Weeks or Pentecost)?
  • What’s the significance of 14 lambs offered each day of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)? How does that relate to apostle Paul’s statement in Romans 8:36 that he was like sheep “killed all day long”?
  • Where did the animals for the sacrifices come from? How many animals did each family have? What responsibility did the leadership have in this regard?
  • What do each of the offerings represent?
  • What happens to a priest who acts contrary to the will of the LORD?
  • How are the leaders reconciled? Why are five different offerings required of errant leaders? What if there is not “peace” between a leader, and God when the leader approaches with a peace/fellowship offering?
  • Why were there so many dynasties in the Kingdom of Israel (the northern kingdom) and only one in the Kingdom of Judah (the southern kingdom)?
  • How do these offerings relate to us today?What do we offer God for sin today?
    • Chol offering = whole body, all of us
    • Minhakh/grain offering = sincerity & truth
    • Sin/guilt offering = eliminate half of the offering and burn the rest on the altar to eliminate it from your life
    • Repentance/fellowship offering = turn around
  • What’s the process for reconciliation with our High Priest, Messiah Yeshua?
    • How does this relate to the two greatest commandments?
    • Can Yeshua offer us without repentence of sin, transgression and iniquity, if the high priests of Israel couldn’t do so?
  • What is the object of the Holy Days? How much does God require of us?

Timing of the Events of the Exodus and the Feast of Unleavened Bread

Feast of Unleavened Bread 2007 — Day 7
Speaker: Richard Agee

The timing of the exodus, travel to the sea, crossing the sea and travel to Mt. Sinai to receive God’s instructions mirrors Messiah’s deliverance of us from slavery to sin, taking us to baptism and then leading us toward His instructions. Continue reading Timing of the Events of the Exodus and the Feast of Unleavened Bread

When Was the Wave Sheaf Offering and Yeshua’s Resurrection?

Feast of Unleavened Bread 2007 — Day 5
Speaker: Richard Agee

Thought questions

  • Why do Christians celebrate the resurrection of Messiah Yeshua on Sunday?
    • Where did the early Christians get that idea?
    • Why is it called a “wave offering”?
    • What does God do with the offering?
    • What is the “bread of life”?
  • What “feast of the LORD” is connected to the wave offering?
    • What are the two loaves of the wave offering made out of ?
  • How does “on the morrow” from old English in Hebrew change the meaning of “the day after” in most translations of Leviticus 23:11 in relation to the day of the week of the wave offering?
    • How does that change the traditional interpretation of the resurrection of Messiah?
    • What does “after the Sabbath” mean in Matthew 28:1, Mark 11 and 13:35 and Luke 6:1? Doesn’t that mean the first day of the week?
  • What does all this mean for us today?
    • What is the significance of the gathering of the “first of the firstfruits” described in 1st Corinthians 15:20?
    • How are we supposed to count the “omer” or each Shabbat between the wave offering and Shavuot (Feast of Weeks or Pentecost)?
    • Who are the “second of the firstfruits”?
    • If there are seven Shabbats between the wave offering and Shavuot, are there sevent reapings or callings of God? Are they seen in the Bible book Revelation?
    • What is the “acceptable day of the LORD”?
    • If Messiah rose on the first of the Shabbats of Shavuot, when are we accepted by God?
  • How are the seven days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread connected to Shavuot?

Matthew 16 — Good or bad “yeast”?

Yeast is commonly seen as a symbol for pride, something bad. Why does God command us to not eat leavened bread for seven days after Passover then at Shavuot (Pentecost) command that He be offered two loaves of leavened bread? How is the answer to this paradox found in Yeshua’s cryptic instruction to His disciples to beware of the “yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees”? Continue reading Matthew 16 — Good or bad “yeast”?