The 144,000

70 sons of El in the assembly on Mount Hermon – plus Ba’al and El = 72 (Canaanite pantheon) (some texts read 72) 70 nations created by God and given over to 70 fallen angels/sons of god/rebel divine council after the Tower of Babel incident (some texts read 72) Genesis 10 & 11 70 elders …

THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES

The Feast of Tabernacles The implied perfection of Atonement is the completion of corporate maturity of the Body of Christ. The Blowing of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement are both the necessary preparation for and part of the Feast of Tabernacles. Tabernacles consists, in part, of all that Trumpets and Atonement symbolize.  Therefore, we …

THE DAY OF ATONEMENT

The Day of Atonement We know that Christ made atonement for everyone through His death on the cross. This event, which Passover foreshadows, justifies us before God and delivers us from His judgment in this life and the next. However, justification is not the aspect of salvation that delivers us from the power of sin …

THE BLOWING OF TRUMPETS

The Blowing of Trumpets The Blowing of Trumpets was an introduction to the Feast of Tabernacles or of Ingathering. Like Passover, Tabernacles was a three-fold feast. Mentioned earlier, there was a civil or agricultural calendar in Israel also, which began in the seventh month of the Sacred year (Ex 23:16; 34:22). Exo 34:22 “And you …

THE FEAST OF PENTECOST

The Feast of Pentecost The Feast of Pentecost – also called the Feast of Harvest, Feast of Firstfruits, or Feast of Weeks. Pentecost is the New Testament name meaning fiftieth (50th). The feast began on the 50th day after the Passover: Lev 23:15-16 “And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, …

COMMENDATIONS

        “Christians often speak of our “hope of glory,” as our heavenly reward. But is being a resident of the New Jerusalem the sum total of what the Bible says is the believer’s destiny?  What are we to make of statements such as that of the Apostle Paul to the Romans that …

FORWARD

Dr. Michael K. Lake, Th.D. 19 “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20  And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:  21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution …

THE PASSOVER

THE THREE FEASTS IN SEVEN PARTS There were three primary feasts divided into seven parts. All of Israel’s worship centered on these three feasts.  There are other worthy celebrations (e.g., Purim and Hanukkah), but they are not of Moses, not prescribed in the Torah. We see three of these in Deuteronomy 16:16: Deu 16:16 “Three …

THE FEASTS OF THE LORD

We mentioned earlier, Luke 24:27, 44-47, when Jesus showed His apostles many (if not all!) of the Old Testament scriptures that referenced His identity and His mission: Luke 24:27, 44-47 27And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself… 44Then He said to them, …