Many think that God’s seven Feasts have no relevance for the Christian Church today.
The reality is that God gave these feasts not only to the Israelites, but to all peoples (Leviticus 23).
They are outworked as part of God’s plan of restoration for all mankind and the perfecting of His Bride, the Church.
Our responsibility as Christians is to embrace the relevance of these feasts, according to God’s command as part of our spiritual preparation for Christ’s return. As the Lamb of God (Passover), the Bread of Life (Feast of Unleavened Bread) and the First Fruits of the Resurrection (Feast of First Fruits), Jesus fulfilled the divine purpose and intent of these first three Feasts. For this reason these feasts are central to the Christian faith.
Pentecost (Feast of Weeks) was fulfilled by the Holy Spirit as He outpoured Himself on the believers gathered together in an upper room, fulfilling the words of the prophecy that told of the outpouring of the Spirit upon all flesh (Joel 2:28)
In these days, God is calling His Church to be a prophetic people (Feast of Trumpets), a repentant people (Day of Atonement) and a united, worshipping and evangelistic people (Feast of Tabernacles). We are to come as a body of believers, the Church, and prepare ourselves for Christ’s return by becoming those who worship Him in spirit and truth.
Our responsibility as we celebrate Kingdom is to look inwards. For though each festival had an outward demonstration as it was celebrated, it was an inward change that God was desired of His people. The relevance of God’s appointed times is not simply prophetic or historical, it is personal and about each one of us. It is about preparing our hearts, our thoughts, ourselves for the coming of the King. Anointed, faithful, and informed of the significance of God’s appointed times, we are responsible to say “Come, Lord Jesus, come!”