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”?

Joshua 9

Teacher: Daniel Agee [contact]

Thought questions

  • How did Yehoshua (Joshua) punish the Gibeonites for their ruse?
    • How did that punishment end up being a great blessing?
    • What were the Gibeonites really up to, according to the Hebrew?
    • If I enter an agreement with someone based on a fraud, is one bound to it?
    • Why did Joshua go along with the deal?
      • Weren’t they violating G-d’s command to kill all in Canaan?
      • Wouldn’t killing the Gibeonites violate the Third Commandment in taking G-d’s Name in vain because the Gibeonites appealed to G-d in their ruse?
      • What are the levels of importance of the 10 commandments and the Canaan law?
  • How did King Saul make the wrong decision by attacking the Gibeonites?
  • Why didn’t Joshua consult God when the Gibeonite "ambassadors" come to him?
    • How did the "ambassadors" stroke the egos of Joshua and the leaders?
    • How many mistakes has Joshua made so far?
    • What were the reasons for the mistakes?
    • What were the areas G-d told Joshua to "be strong, and courageous"?
    • What did Moses do when he or others had a question?
  • How did the Gibeonites know the Israelites would uphold the deal?
    • What techniques did the Canaanites use against Israel during the conquest?
    • Why was it in the Gibeonites’ best interests to try the ruse in the first place?
    • What did they know and understand?