You’ve been working hard all year and now it’s time to meet with your boss. You begin preparing for the meeting. You list all of your strengths and accomplishments, but also areas that need improvement. You’re ready to give an account. Have you been operating according to the company’s policies? Did you fulfill the requirements of your position? Did you go above and beyond? That’s what your boss will want to know. Your past year’s performance will determine if you receive a promotion or probation!
Did you know that God has kept divine appointments (reviews) with mankind for over 1,000 years? Jewish people have been attending these appointments since their Exodus from Egypt. They’re known as the “Feasts of the Lord”. The King James Version of the Bible translates the Hebrew word “Moed” as the “feast”. However, “Moed” actually means “an appointment”.
God designated these appointments with His chosen people to remind them of His work of salvation and their need for a Savior.
- Jesus died as the Passover Lamb on The Feast of Passover.
- He rose from the grave as the first fruits of mankind on The Feast of First Fruits.
- The Holy Spirit was poured out to believers on The Feast of Pentecost.
By keeping these appointments they were actually doing a rehearsal of a prophetic event, before it happened. These events are no coincidence. God planned this from the beginning so His people would recognize the coming of the Messiah.
So why is that relevant to Christians? Our Lord Jesus came to fulfill the Law (Old Testament).
“And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.” (Luke 24:34, KJV)
There are seven Feasts of the Lord. Four take place in the spring (Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Pentecost). Jesus has already fulfilled all four spring feasts. The remaining three feasts (Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles) have yet to be fulfilled. They occur in the fall during the months of September and October.
The Lord’s next divine appointment is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24 at 6 pm and will end on Wednesday, September 25, 6 pm. You are invited (not required) to meet with your Boss–God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
“It is taught in Judaism that it is on this day the Heavenly Court is in session every year. This begins what is known as the “10 Days of Awe” until Yom Kippur when the final judgment is meted out. God opens the books and reads the account of every individual for the previous year and they have 10 days to repent before their sentence is announced and the books are closed on Yom Kippur.” (Second Coming of Christ Fulfills The Fall Feasts Just As His 1st Coming Fulfilled The Spring Feasts, El Shaddai Ministries)
If you’re a believer who is looking forward to Jesus’ return, understanding these feast days provides insight to prophetic events yet to unfold.