Bible Predictions

The seven feasts of the Lord are all prophetic in nature.
The following is an excerpt from the book, “Bible Prophecy, Bible Versions, Spiritual Formation,” by Author and Radio Commentator Jocelyn Andersen. Her commentaries can be heard on Sharecropper Christian Radio www.ShareCropperRadio.com Her latest book, Woman Submit! Christians and Domestic Violence, is available where ever books are sold. She invites you to Visit www.WomanSubmit.com for details. Her book, Bible Prophecy, Bible Versions, Spiritual Formation, is available FREE for Download at www.Lulu.com/JocelynAndersen Visit www.HungryHeartsMinistries.com for information concerning all her books.

Bible Predictions
The seven feasts of the Lord are all prophetic in nature. That means they all predict certain aspects of the redemption that came through Jesus Christ. Of events that have already come to pass, we know they predicted the exact day of the event (though not the year), and they accurately predicted the exact order of the

events (Hebrews 10.1, Galatians 3.24, Colossians 2.16-17). The specific events predicted by these The Feasts of the Lord are as follows. The death of Jesus Christ (Passover) The fulfillment and putting away of the Law of Moses (Unleavened Bread) The physical resurrection of Jesus Christ (First Fruits) The time of Christ “In” You that began with the permanent indwelling of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost) The resurrection of the dead and catching up of the living—the Rapture (Trumpets) The Great Tribulation / The Time of Jacob’s Trouble (Day of Atonement) The first 1000 years of Christ’s reign on earth (Tabernacles) Every Feast of the Lord prophetically reveals some aspect of the redemption of our souls, bodies, and this earth through the resurrected Son of God. That, alone, is what is meant by Revelation 19.10 which says,

“The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19.10 is not telling us that we should be obsessed with prophesying or with only studying Bible Prophecy, to the neglect of most other Biblical doctrine. Each feast contains a clause that no servile work can be done while it is being observed. This is because each feast represents the finished work of Christ who brought grace (salvation apart from the works of the law) to us. One clear statement pertaining to the prophetic nature of the Law of Moses is contained in Hebrews 10.1. This verse tells us that the things contained in the law were symbolic of good things to come. It does need to be clarified, though, that although this study of Bible Prophecy is approached from the perspective of the Feasts of the Lord found in the Law of Moses, it is not approached from a uniquely Jewish perspective, i.e., that which evolved from Jewish culture, but rather from a strictly Biblical perspective.

The Jewish prophets and apostles were chosen to be the oracles of God, but the Bible—the Written Word of God—was dictated to them by the One who inhabits eternity. He who inhabits eternity is not bound by such limitations as earthly cultures, and the Word He dictated transcends all cultures—including the Jewish culture through which it came. Although the scriptures are clear that we are to recognize the special place the Jewish people hold in the heart of God (and in his future plans for this earth)—we are not to be looking to their culture for things pertaining to LIFE and godliness. Those things we find in their totally within the pages of the Written Word of God—the Bible (Isaiah 8.20, Psalms 138.2, John 17.17, Romans 10.17, 2 Peter 1.3). Those who insist the scriptures cannot be properly understood outside of Jewish culture and perspective do err—not knowing the scriptures or the power of God. All who elevate the Jewish culture above the written Word of God, and the Holy Spirit of God, are guilty of idolatry.

Jesus called those who elevated their own culture and traditions above the written Word of God, “Blind leaders of the blind.” He called them beautifully decorated tombs full of dead men’s bones. Jesus told the religious leaders of his day that if they did not know him—they certainly could not know his Father. For no man comes to the Father except through Jesus Christ—not even a Jewish man (Galatians 1.6-9, 3.1-29). Jesus made it very clear that LIFE was not to be found within the Jewish culture of his day. To date, that has not changed. As it is written, all Israel shall be saved… ungodliness will be turned away from Jacob. But that has not happened as yet, and until it does happen, we would do well to heed the words of the angel to Peter and John as they ran into the tomb seeking Jesus … Why Seek ye the Living Among the Dead? ***

What Did Passover Predict? The first Feast of the Lord is Passover, which represented and accurately predicted the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Not only was the Passover feast accurate in symbolically depicting the manner of the death of our Lord, it also accurately foretold the day of his death. Jesus died precisely on the day of Passover—the very feast that predicted his death. The following is a comparison between the prophetic symbolism of the feast of Passover and the death of Jesus ChristJesus was a male without blemish (he was perfect/sinless). According to 2 Corinthians 5.21 and Exodus 12.5, the Passover lamb was to be a male without blemish. When was the Passover lamb to be killed? When was Jesus crucified? Compare Exodus 12.6 with John 19.14 (13-18). The entire assembly was to kill their lamb at the same time. At the trial of Jesus, they all shouted, in unison, “Crucify him!” See Exodus 12.6 and Matthew 27.22 (22-25). The lamb was to be roasted whole— completely intact. Were any of Jesus’ bones

broken (Exodus 12.9, Psalm 34.20, John 19.33)? Was any portion of the Passover lamb allowed to remain until the next morning? Was Jesus’ body allowed to remain on the cross till the next morning (Exodus 12.10, Mark 15.42-43 [42-46])? In preparing the Passover lamb for roasting, two spits were used. One was thrust lengthwise through the body for support over the fire and the other across the shoulders for turning—symbolizing the cross upon which the Lamb of God was suspended. The people were to take the blood of the sacrificed lamb and apply it to the doorposts of their homes. When God saw the blood, death would pass over that house (that is why this feast is called Passover). When we apply the blood of Jesus Christ to our hearts, through faith, God sees the blood, and death passes over us as well (Exodus 12.7, 13, Colossians 1.14). John (who came baptizing), who all the Jewish people—except the corrupt leadership of the day—accepted as a

prophet, identified Jesus as God’s Passover lamb (John 1.29, 1 Corinthians 5.7). Because of the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Passover lamb, we no longer have to endure separation from the presence of God—either in this age or in the age to come. If you have never applied the blood of Jesus (the Messiah) to the door of your heart and would like to accept the risen Son of God, the only Christ, as your savior, call on God for salvation right now. Do not put it off another second. Ask God to forgive your sins and save you through faith in the shed blood of his resurrected son (Romans 10.910, 13). The feast of Passover accurately predicted both the time, the day (though not the year), and manner of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Likewise, each one of the other feasts of the Lord represents a very real event that has either already taken place or will shortly take place. The feast of Passover predicted the literal death (by crucifixion) of Jesus Christ. Three more feasts have also seen their fulfillment.

And three more predict events that are yet to come. Chapter Review: What does Hebrews 10.1 tell us about the Law of Moses? What are some parallels between the Passover lamb and Jesus Christ?
Are you reading your Bible daily, always picking up today where you left off yesterday? If not, the book of John is a good place to start. A King James Bible with no chapter headings or footnotes is recommended. This has been an excerpt from the book, “Bible Prophecy, Bible Versions, Spiritual Formation,” by Author and Radio Commentator Jocelyn Andersen. Her commentaries can be heard on Sharecropper Christian Radio www.ShareCropperRadio.com Her latest book, Woman Submit! Christians and Domestic Violence, is available where ever books are sold. She invites you to Visit www.WomanSubmit.com for details. Her book, Bible Prophecy, Bible Versions, Spiritual Formation, is available FREE for Download at www.Lulu.com/JocelynAndersen Visit www.HungryHeartsMinistries.com for information concerning all her books.

Jesus said by our words, we will be justified, or by our words, we will be condemned. That is a frightening thought for most of us. During the

course of a lifetime we speak many words, and we do not always choose our words wisely. The wisest choice of words we can ever make is to confess with our mouth that Jesus Christ is the risen Son of God. If we come to God on those terms, with a truly repentant heart, we are promised eternal life. A broken and contrite heart, he will not despise. Here is what it all boils down to. Our God is merciful and loving. He does not unnecessarily complicate things. We read in Romans 10. 9, 10, and 13, that if we confess with our mouth, words, that Jesus is the Son of God, and believe in our hearts that God raised him from the dead, and call on God to save us according to those terms, We, Will, Be, Saved. Is it well with your soul?