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The last couple weeks, we’ve been studying the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life which occurred during the Jewish Passover feast, 1 of the 3 major feasts on the Jewish annual calendar each year (Exo 23:14-17, 34:23-24, Deut 16:16).

Here are all 3 feasts & how they foreshadow Christ (I love this study):

1.  Passover & Feast of Unleavened Bread

  • In March/April
  • Celebrated Israel’s deliverance from slavery in Egypt
  • Foreshadowed Jesus being sacrificed at the Jewish Passover for the sins of the world (1Cor 5:7)

2.  Pentecost & Feast of Firstfruits

  • In May/June
  • Celebrated the completion of the barley harvest early in the year, the "firstfruits" of the harvests
  • Foreshadowed Jesus harvesting the "firstfruits" of the church when He sent His Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2)

3.  Feast of Tabernacles & Ingathering

  • In September/October
  • Celebrated how Israel lived in tents when they were delivered from Egypt.  And celebrated God finishing the harvests for Israel that year.
  • Foreshadowed Jesus finishing his harvest someday when he gathers together the church (Rom 11:25, 1Thes 4:13-18)