Friday, September 23, 2016


Leviticus 23:1-4 - "And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the Feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be Holy Convocations, even these are My feasts.  Six days shall work be done:  but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, an Holy Convocation; ye shall do no work therein:  it is the Sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.  These are the Feasts of the LORD, even Holy Convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons."  [Note:  The word translated "feasts" is the Hebrew מוֹעֵד (mow`ed), which does not always have to do with feasting; it is actually defined as "an appointed place, an appointed time, a scheduled meeting."  Also note that a Holy Convocation is "a calling together for a sacred assembly."  The Hebrew word is:  מִקְרָא (miqra'), which is translated "Assemblies" in Isa. 1:13 and 11:5.  The word is always translate "Convocation" when accompanied by  קֹדֶשׁ (qodesh), meaning "Holy."  The Holy Convocation is a formal or high Sabbath - See Jn. 19:31, where the Passover Lamb was to be killed and prepared for the Feast of Unleavened Bread which began at sunset.]


1.  Leviticus 23:5 - "In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's Passover."  [There is no feast; this is the day of preparation for the Feast of Unleavened Bread - the Bible does not describe the Passover as a Holy Convocation, or a Sabbath, as it is a day of working.]
2.  Leviticus 23:6 - "And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread unto the LORD:  seven days ye must eat unleavened bread."
3.  Leviticus 23:10 - "Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the Firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest."  [The Feast of Harvests or Firstfruits - See Lev. 23:16]
4.  Leviticus 23:15-16 - "And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be complete:  Even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD."  [The Feast of Pentecost - "Pentecost" denotes fifty days from the Feast of Firstfruits - See Acts 2:1]
5.  Leviticus 23:24 - "Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an Holy Convocation."  [The Feast of Trumpets]
6.  Leviticus 23:27 - "Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a Day of Atonement: it shall be an Holy Convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD."  [The Feast of the Atonement]
7.  Leviticus 23:34 - "Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD."

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