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This blog was authored by Bryan W. Sheldon, author and Bible teacher. His books are listed below. The studies in the blog are offered in the desire that they may be helpful in directing readers to the truths contained in the Bible.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Messiah and the Feasts of Israel

'The Messiah and the Feasts of Israel' is the latest book from the pen of Bryan Sheldon. The synopsis is as follows:

The Feasts of the Lord were placed in the calendar of the Hebrew nation as a prophetic timetable of God's redemptive plan. Israel, in celebrating the spring cycle of feasts was compelled to look back to their deliverance from Egyptian slavery and the giving of the Torah. But these feasts were not only memorials of great acts of God in the past, but also finger-posts to future events when Messiah would come. For the Messiah would:

  1. Die a substitutionary death at Passover

  2. Be buried at the Feast of Unleavened Bread

  3. Be resurrected at the Feast of Firstfruits, and

  4. Pour out the Spirit of God from His place of ascension at the Feast of Weeks

Moreover, the prophetic timetable has not yet run its course, for the fulfilment of the autumn cycle of Feasts is still to come. The Messiah will:

  1. Return at a future Feast of Trumpets

  2. Judge the Jewish nation on a coming Day of Atonement, and

  3. Initiate the millennial kingdom at a Feast of Tabernacles

Let it be known that God is still the Lord of History and He is working His purposes out as year succeeds year.