Chag HaAsif (or Final Ingathering or Final Harvest)
Are you prepared for God's appointed times?
Are you even aware what these appointed times of the Lord (Yeshua’s Prophetic Calendar) to which Genesis 1:14 refers? And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for appointed times (H4150) (seasons) and for days and years; (JUB) The Biblical calendar is based on the lunar cycle. The moon reflects the sun which sets both the daily and yearly cycles. It has no light of itself just as we have no light of ourselves and only reflect the Son of God where the 'o' in Son is complete! What are these appointed times that God (Elohim) has given to mankind through the Jewish people? Yeshua has fulfilled the first four annual Appointed Times of God given in Leviticus 23:4-22. He is the Paschal Lamb who was slain for the sins of the World on Passover as the sinless offering as represented by the Feast of Matzah, Unleavened Bread. He was raised on the day after the Sabbath as our First Fruits and seven weeks later He sent the Holy Spirit on Shavuot Pentecost to compete the first four feasts! What about the last three festivals given in Leviticus 23:23-44 called the Fall Feasts?
Fall or Autumn Feasts
In the last Newsletter we wrote on Yom Teruah which starts the final Appointed Times that are still to be fulfilled in Yeshua. When Messiah comes for his bride we see a connection between the ancient Jewish wedding feast. The bridegroom has the Shofar blown and shouts that he is on his way to collect his bride who knows she has to be ready and waiting as she did not know when her bridegroom was coming for her. At Yom Teruah / Rosh Hashanah The Day of Shouting or Blowing of Shofar is connected to when the Lord comes back both as Bridegroom and King of kings. At the final SHOUT/Shofar the Lambs Book of Life is closed after the 10 Days of Awe culminate in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement which is the last opportunity to repent and turn to the LORD. Five days later on the full moon begins Sukkot, the most important Feast of Tabernacles / In-gathering when the fruits of the land were gathered and brought joyfully before the LORD for seven days of celebrations. Much can be said about the significance of the Feasts and especially how Yeshua will fulfill it as the Bridegroom at the Wedding Feast of The Lamb of God. Facts of Sukkot/Feast of Booths:
What is the significance of Sukkot?