Saturday, June 18, 2011


In continuing my summary on the Feasts of Israel, I will now transition from the four feasts which have already been fulfilled; that is, by the Lord's coming as the Lamb of God, and by the mysterious gap in Daniel's Seventy Week prophecy known as the Church Age. As I mentioned earlier in this study, the events pictured by the last three feasts have not occurred yet, and therefore we should be less dogmatic as to their interpretation. But because the first four were fulfilled literally, it is safe to trust the last three will be fulfilled literally as well. What follows is merely what I believe will take place.

TRUMPETS - One calling the Church to heaven, and the other calling the Jews to Israel

Significance to Israel: The antichrist will make a seven year peace covenant with Israel, and for the first half of that period, the safest place on earth is in the "Promised Land" (Dan. 9:27; Matt. 24:4-15; Rev. 6:1 - 12:5).
Significance to Christians: The Rapture of the Church signals the end of the Church Age; genuine born again believers are caught up into heaven, and shall ever be with the Lord (Jn. 14:1-6; 1 Cor. 15:47-53; 1 Thes. 4:13-18; Rev. 4:1).

ATONEMENT - The Tribulation

Significance to Israel: When the antichrist commits the "abomination of desolation," Israel's eyes are opened and they realize that Jesus was their Messiah. They no longer deny Him, even to the point of death (Dan. 9:27; Matt. 24:15-28; Rev. 12:6 - 18:24).
Significance to Christians: While the Tribulation is occurring on earth, Christians are standing before the Judgment Seat of Christ in heaven, receiving rewards for faithful service (Rom. 14:10-12; 1 Cor. 3:8-15; 2 Cor 5:1-10; Rev. 4:1-11).

TABERNACLES - The Millennium - Jesus as King of kings, and Lord of lords

Significance to Israel: The Jews, having accepted Christ, dwell in "the Land of Promise" (Gen. 15:18; Ezek. 40 - 48; Jer. 31:31-34; Rom. 11:25-29; Rev. 5:5).
Significance to Christians: During the Millennium, Christians will rule and reign with Christ for the one thousand years (Jn. 14:1-6; 1 Thes. 4:17; 2 Tim. 2:12; Rev. 20:6).

When one thinks about it, the entire Bible is a description of Jesus as Creator, LORD to Israel, the Suffering Servant raised from the dead, and Eternal God. Like John, I have to say "the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen" (Jn. 21:25). God bless you in your study of His Word.

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