The Former Rain for Spring Feasts
"He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth." Hosea 6:3 NKJV
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Each Feast is God's Appointment with Us
"Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years." Genesis 1:14 NLT
The Hebrew word used in Genesis 1:14 for seasons is moed, which means appointed time, place, or meeting. From the very beginning, God marked His appointments (like a save the date!) with us that we would know and be ready to meet with Him.
Leviticus 23 reads, "These are the Lord’s appointed festivals, which you are to proclaim as official days for holy assembly."
These festivals are like God's itinerary of times, places, and events given to us that we might know and understand His plan for salvation past, present, and future. This is what we call prophecies and so far, the Bible has hit 100% accuracy, thus strengthening our faith. Tragically, many did not pay attention to the signs, times, and season of His first coming and they missed His appointment. In fact, Yeshua wept when He arrived at His first appointed time "because [they] did not recognize it when God visited [them]." Luke 19:44 NLT
May we not miss His next coming!
Our journey begins with the former rain, winter rains that lead to the spring feasts (harvests). We celebrate these feasts in remembrance since the fullness of their meaning has already been fulfilled by Yeshua's first coming. Let us do this in remembrance!
The Former Rain
Calendar of Spring Feasts
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Yeshua fulfilled Passover by becoming the perfect lamb who died on the cross as an eternal sacrifice for our sins. He is our unleavened bread, a man without sin who took on our sins and was buried for 3 days. and 3 nights.
Passover begins sundown on
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Unleavened Bread begins sundown on
Thursday April 6, 2023 -
Ends at sundown on
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Yeshua rose from the grave, conquered death, and become the resurrected firstfruit of eternal life the day after the sabbath following Passover.
We are promised the same resurrection of eternal life.
Begins sundown on Saturday, April 8, 2023 (Observed
Sunday, April 9, 2023
known as Resurrection Sunday!)
Seven sabbaths after Yeshua's resurrection, the Holy Spirit was sent as an advocate, comforter, reminder, and promised guarantee that Yeshua will one day return for those who know Him intimately.
Begins sundown on Saturday, May 27, 2023 (Observed
Sunday, May 28, 2023
known as Pentecost Sunday)