Shadows from Heaven………..

 

 

 

TriangleShadow

 

 

Shadow???…….webster has a number of explanations/definitions for the word.

partial darkness within a part of space from which rays from a source of light

are cut off by an imposed opaque body…….a reflected image……..an imitation

of something/copy………..and the ideas go on 6 or 7 ways to explain that word.

In the book of the bible called Hebrews in the New Testament ,

chapter 7 and 8 the writer discusses how all the law and things of the Priesthood,

the sacrifices and rituals, were a holy pattern, that was a shadow!

Hebrews 8:5Hebrews 8:5
English: World English Bible - WEB

5 who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, even as Moses was warned by God when he was about to make the tabernacle, for he said, “See, you shall make everything according to the pattern that was shown to you on the mountain.”

WP-Bible plugin
 It says all that they were doing was a Heavenly copy/shadow

of this to come.

Colossians 2:16-17Colossians 2:16-17
English: World English Bible - WEB

16 Let no man therefore judge you in eating, or in drinking, or with respect to a feast day or a new moon or a Sabbath day, 17 which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ’s.

WP-Bible plugin
says God’s Holy Days, His Feasts Days are shadows

of things He planned to do.

For us, we set apart a Holiday because of something that HAS happened,

but God who lives outside of time, set up HIS Feast Days/Holy Days before

they ever happen, and commanded all His children to remember them

forever.

As we look into these things we must also understand, that our world’s thinking

has undergone many changes over the years. In God’s world the patterns of life

move with the moon patterns,…….our current world regulates times by the sun.

In God’s word in Genesis 1:3-5Genesis 1:3-5
English: World English Bible - WEB

3 God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. There was evening and there was morning, one day.

WP-Bible plugin
, we see God creating time, when He made the

sun and the moon. However, what most folks miss is that in verse 5 it is written

that the “evening and the morning were the first day”! The-Moon

So, by God’s book, when does the day begin??? Evening!!! 6 pm.

Our entire world is under the sway of the teachings and influence of numerous

kingdoms that worshiped the sun.

Our current calendar is based on the sun and 12 midnight as the the beginning

of the day. Yet. God doesn’t change. Malachi 3:6Malachi 3:6
English: World English Bible - WEB

6 “For I, Yahweh, don’t change; therefore you, sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

WP-Bible plugin
………God tells us I don’t change.

So,….if we want to work with God, the more we understand of what HE Thinks and

Feels the closer we can walk with HIM.

The evening and the morning make the day.

As we look at God’s Feast Days we can see this more.

I will just look at what was written in Leviticus 23.

In Leviticus 23:1Leviticus 23:1
English: World English Bible - WEB

23 1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

WP-Bible plugin
 God tells Moses to tell the people of His Feasts, His Holy

times to gather. He tells them to take off from work and just focus on His Days.

The first of these is spelled out in verse 5. On the 14th day of the 1st month, at twilight

or 6pm. The lunar calendar is based on a 28 day cycle, so much of the rest

of nature flows with this cycle.

This Feast marks the beginning of spring–the first full moon in spring.

In a lunar month it begins with a new moon and the full moon is at the middle of

the month, ( 14th day ).    passover-israelites

The Feast is called Passover.  I could spend the rest of this writing just on

details of these feasts but for this writing and the next, I will just talk of the

basic ideas in each one. At this feast the Jews remembered coming out of Egypt.

How they had to slay a spotless lamb and place the blood on their doorposts so

the death angel would “passover” them.  Not only did they practice the tradition of the passover,

they lived it and celebrated this Feast every year in memory of what had happened.

But God had even more in mind as we’ll see later,

The second Feast was Unleavened Bread which began the 15th day at evening.

Leviticus 23:6Leviticus 23:6
English: World English Bible - WEB

6 On the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread to Yahweh. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.

WP-Bible plugin
  …………….7 days long……………

It was a celebration of removing all old leaven out, only eating unleavened bread

in todays ceremonies they use matzoh bread which is like a cracker with holes

and striped which comes from the baking                         .????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

The third feast was called First Fruits

Leviticus 23 :10-11,  In this celebration they took a cutting of the new crop

probably wheat, or rye, and they were to wave it before the God with an offering.

The 4th Feast was called The Feast of Weeks or Pentecost ( Meaning 50 )

Leviticus 23;15-16   seven weeks complete and then that next day……..

After the First Fruits Feast , In this Feast they not only offered their offering

of bulls and rams but also 2 leaven loaves of bread.    Strucla_sweet_bread

In all these events,/celebrations/Holidays………God commands them to do this

forever, Leviticus 23:21Leviticus 23:21
English: World English Bible - WEB

21 You shall make proclamation on the same day: there shall be a holy convocation to you; you shall do no regular work. This is a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

WP-Bible plugin
!

At this point I’m going to break from the list and save the last three for next time.

Yet ,……let me make some interesting points about these first 4.

Jesus, the Messiah, was arrested and tried at the same time the Passover

Lamb was being prepared. During normal tradition 2 lambs we offered each

day, but on Passover a 3rd was offered. Jesus was put on the cross at the first one

and stayed until after the last one, So He was put on the cross at 9 am. and was

taken down after 3 pm. ……6hrs……. but He had to in order to fulfill

the next Feast, Unleavened Bread , in which He would have to be buried by sundown.

The matzoh was pierced and striped and Jesus had been.

He was buried on the Feast of Unleavened Bread , then on the Feast of First Fruits…..

You guessed it He Arose from the dead.  The bible tells us He was the first fruits of

many,  1 Corinthians 15:231 Corinthians 15:23
English: World English Bible - WEB

23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then those who are Christ’s, at his coming.

WP-Bible plugin
.  First Fruits implies that there will be a second and third

and so on……..Jesus was the first to resurrect and that was Heaven’s 1st day, so to say.

In fact one of the gospels notes that other graves were opened that day and other saints

were seen in that first resurrection that took place. Matthew 27:53Matthew 27:53
English: World English Bible - WEB

53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.

WP-Bible plugin
.

Please note that all these events took place after the patterns given in the Feast

and happened on the exact day and hour as was shown by the Feast!

Seven sabbaths and a day, seven week complete and one day…….50 days

came the next Feast……Pentecost!

Jesus before He completely left was on the earth bodily for 40 more days

Acts 1:3Acts 1:3
English: World English Bible - WEB

3 To these he also showed himself alive after he suffered, by many proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days, and speaking about God’s Kingdom.

WP-Bible plugin
,  so 10 days after that, the followers all assembled in the upper room,

praying, seeking, trying to figure what to do next and Acts 2:1Acts 2:1
English: World English Bible - WEB

2 1 Now when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all with one accord in one place.

WP-Bible plugin
takes place…….

….”When the Feast of Pentecost had fully come”………….Boom!    The Holy Spirit

filled  them……..they were empowered……..3000 souls come into the Kingdom

that day.  Greater than that……remember the 2 leaven loaves?………… This was the

first day of the church. Only Jewish folk were receiving prior to this, but from this Feast

Day on Jew and non Jew by blood could come into God’s fold, Could be saved , redeemed,

walk with God!             pentecosti-kosmos

Again,…..I must note…….God did His wonder on the exact time of His Feast!

This is really the short version of what can be said about these God Holidays!

All this being said,……..there are still 3 more Feasts to consider.

These are fall Feasts coming at the end of the year, or the end of time…….

In my next writing I want to consider and explore what the Feast are, and what

their fulfillment could mean or look like, and very possible they will be fulfilled in our time.

 

Until then, Thanks for reading………..Shalom to you!

🙂

 

 

 

Leave a Reply