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Leviticus 23 (The Feasts of the Lord)

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The Feasts of the Lord
God’s Calendar of Redemptive Events

|   | Israel’s Seven
 Festivals
| Time of observance  | ! Significance

|

Past Fulfillment Passover (Lev. 23:5) Nisan 14 (1.14)—March/April Christ’s Crucifixion—He is our Passover (I Cor. 5:7; I Pet. 1:18-19). 
Feast of Unleavened Bread (Lev. 23:6-8) Nisan 15-21 (1.15-21)—March/April Sanctification resulting from Christ’s Passover work (I Cor. 5:7-8) 
Feast of Firstfruits (Lev. 23:9-14) First Sunday after the Passover—March/April  Christ’s Resurrection (I Cor. 15:23)
Feast of Pentecost (Lev. 23:15-21) Celebrated on Sunday 50 days after the Feast of Firstfruits—May/June  The coming of the Holy Spirit to inaugurate the New Testament Church (Acts 2:1)
Eschatological Fulfillment Feast of Trumpets (Lev. 23:23-25) Tishri 1 (7.1)—September/
October
The rapture? (I Thess. 4:16-18; I Cor. 15:52); The gathering of the elect after the Tribulation? (Matt. 24:31); The regathering of Israel to their land? (Isa. 27:12-13) 
Day of Atonement (Lev. 23:26-32) Tishri 10 (7.10)—September/
October
The day of Israel’s national conversion—note the required afflicting (humbling) of the soul on this day (Zech. 12:10-13:1; Rom. 11:26-27) 
Feast of Booths or Feast of Ingathering (Lev. 23:33-36, 39) Tishri 15-21 (7.15-21)—September/
October
The future ingathering of the Gentile nations into the fold of the Christ (Zech. 14:16)

The Feasts of the Lord
God’s Calendar of Redemptive Events

|   | Israel’s Seven
 Festivals
| Time of observance  | ! Significance

|

Past Fulfillment Passover (Lev. 23:5) Nisan 14 (1.14)—March/April Christ’s Crucifixion—He is our Passover (I Cor. 5:7; I Pet. 1:18-19). 
Feast of Unleavened Bread (Lev. 23:6-8) Nisan 15-21 (1.15-21)—March/April Sanctification resulting from Christ’s Passover work (I Cor. 5:7-8) 
Feast of Firstfruits (Lev. 23:9-14) First Sunday after the Passover—March/April  Christ’s Resurrection (I Cor. 15:23)
Feast of Pentecost (Lev. 23:15-21) Celebrated on Sunday 50 days after the Feast of Firstfruits—May/June  The coming of the Holy Spirit to inaugurate the New Testament Church (Acts 2:1)
Eschatological Fulfillment Feast of Trumpets (Lev. 23:23-25) Tishri 1 (7.1)—September/
October
The rapture? (I Thess. 4:16-18; I Cor. 15:52); The gathering of the elect after the Tribulation? (Matt. 24:31); The regathering of Israel to their land? (Isa. 27:12-13) 
Day of Atonement (Lev. 23:26-32) Tishri 10 (7.10)—September/
October
The day of Israel’s national conversion—note the required afflicting (humbling) of the soul on this day (Zech. 12:10-13:1; Rom. 11:26-27) 
Feast of Booths or Feast of Ingathering (Lev. 23:33-36, 39) Tishri 15-21 (7.15-21)—September/
October
The future ingathering of the Gentile nations into the fold of the Christ (Zech. 14:16)

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