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Jun. 8, 2015

“Jesus’ righteousness for Man’s Sin”

Jesus became sin who knew no sin; so that we might become righteous in His place.

He made the one who did not know sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we ourselves would know the righteousness of God by means of him.  (One New Man Bible Morford) (2 Cor 5:21)

“As human society grew, desire of what the other had grew and snowballed, rivalries developed, and violence increased. Societies needed a release valve to let off the pressure of increasing rivalry and violence, and so the scapegoat mechanism was developed: an innocent, sacred victim is chosen, everyone’s sin is piled on that victim, and that victim is sacrificed, thus relieving the pressure of violence.”  Rene’ Girard, Stanford University (Girard),

Christianity is a religion in which God overcomes the violence of humanity; by substituting Himself for the victim as the sacrifice. When we believe by faith that Jesus’ sacrifice and His righteousness is replaced by our sinful nature; we are able to enjoy the fullness of God and His creation as if death had never come into the world.

In the Old Testament there were seven feasts that were observed by the Hebrew

people.

 

 

 

The feasts are as follows:

FEAST 1 :PASSOVER Spring - Redemption

SIGNIFICANCE FOR ISRAEL UNDER THE LAW:

  • Redemption from the bondage in Egypt

FUTURE SIGNIFICANCE FOR ALL GOD'S PEOPLE UNDER GRACE:

  • Believers in Messiah redeemed from bondage of sin

SCRIPTURE: Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things such as silver and gold...but with the precious blood of Messiah, as a lamb without blemish and without spot. 1 Peter 1:18-10

EVENT: THE CRUCIFIXION (Redemption)

 

 FEAST 2 : UNLEAVENED BREAD

SEASON: Spring (New Life)

SIGNIFICANCE FOR ISRAEL UNDER THE LAW:  Purging of all leaven (Symbol of Sin and pride)

FUTURE SIGNIFICANCE FOR ALL GOD'S PEOPLE UNDER GRACE:

  • All believers in Christ are cleansed from sin and empowered to walk in newness of life.

SCRIPTURE:

  • Purge out...the old leaven that ye may be a new lump...for even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us. 1 Corinthians. 5:7
     
  • (God) made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians. 5:21

EVENT:   SANCTIFICATION - JUSTFICATION

 FEAST 3 : FIRSTFRUITS

SEASON: Spring (First of grain harvest)

SIGNIFICANCE FOR ISRAEL UNDER THE LAW:

  • Thanksgiving for first-fruits, the promise of the harvest to come (first of the grain presented to God)

FUTURE SIGNIFICANCE FOR ALL GOD'S PEOPLE UNDER GRACE:

  • Christ...the first to rise from the dead - the promise of resurrection and eternal life for all who believe on Him.

SCRIPTURE: But now is Christ risen from the dead...the first-fruits of them that slept...even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:20 and 22b

EVENT: THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST

 

FEAST4 : FEAST OF WEEKS (Pentecost) of Shavout

SEASON:  Late Spring 7 weeks after Passover (ingathering of the harvest)

 SIGNIFICANCE FOR ISRAEL UNDER THE LAW:

  • Thanksgiving for first harvest
     
  • According to oral tradition, the time of the giving of the Law at Sinai

FUTURE SIGNIFICANCE FOR ALL GOD'S PEOPLE UNDER GRACE:

  • God's first harvest of those redeemed in Christ (Jews and Gentiles)
     
  • God's law written on the hearts of the redeemed

SCRIPTURE: And when the Day of Pentecost was fully come...they were all filled with the Holy Spirit... Acts  2:1a and 4a    

I will put my law into their hearts and in their minds will I write them. Hebrews 10:16

EVENT:    THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - Applies to first scripture
                   BIRTH OF THE CHURCH - Applies to second and third scripture

 

FEAST 5 : FEAST OF TRUMPETS OR Rosh Hashanah

SEASON: Early Autumn

SIGNIFICANCE FOR ISRAEL UNDER THE LAW:

  • A Solemn Assembly. (trumpets blown to prepare for the Day of Atonement)

FUTURE SIGNIFICANCE FOR ALL GOD'S PEOPLE UNDER GRACE:

  • The beginning of the re-gathering of Israel to the land in preparation for the final Day of Atonement.

SCRIPTURE:

  • I will gather them out of all countries whither I have driven them and I will bring them again unto this place and I will cause them to dwell safely. Jeremiah. 32:37
  • For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God and shall be caught up together...to meet the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and 17 also 1 Corinthians. 15:52

EVENT:  ISRAEL REGATHERED - Applies to first scripture
                 
THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH - Applies to second scripture
                THE RETURN OF CHRIST - Applies to second scripture

 

 

 

 

FEAST 6 : DAY OF ATONEMENT OR YOM KIPPUR

SEASON: Autumn 

SIGNIFICANCE FOR ISRAEL UNDER THE LAW:

  • A Solemn Assembly for repentance and forgiveness under the Law. (repeated annually)

FUTURE SIGNIFICANCE FOR ALL GOD'S PEOPLE UNDER GRACE:

  • Believers in Christ forgiven by one Atonement for all time.
     
  • The rest of Israel will repent and look to her Messiah in one day.

SCRIPTURE:

  • So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many - Hebrews 9:28
     
  • And I will pour upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and supplications; and they shall look on Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him...in that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and.. Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. Zechariah 14:16

               EVENT: ISRAEL TURNS TO HER MESSIAH

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEAST 7:  TABERNALCES or BOOTHS (SUCCOTH)

SEASON: Autumn (final harvest)

SIGNIFICANCE FOR ISRAEL UNDER THE LAW:

  • Harvest celebration and Memorial of Tabernacles in the Wilderness

FUTURE SIGNIFICANCE FOR ALL GOD'S PEOPLE UNDER GRACE:

  • Joyous Assembly - all peoples brought under the rulership of the King Messiah.

SCRIPTURE: everyone that is left of all the nations which came up against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and keep the feast of tabernacles. Zechariah 14:16

EVENT: THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH