The Feasts of Jesus Christ

Watercolor vector illustration. Hand drawn Easter scene with cross. Jesus Christ. Crucifixion.

Leviticus 23:1-2

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Speak unto the children of Israel, and say into them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.”


In Leviticus chapters 23-25, God laid out 7 feasts for the nation of Israel to observe. Each feast provides an object lesson, a reminder if you will, of God’s mercy and grace upon their lives. God reminded them how He redeemed them from slavery and bondage to Pharaoh and brought them to the wilderness and on their way to the Promise Land. God was very serious when He gave them these feasts to observe.

These seven feasts are: Unleavened Bread, Passover, Firstfruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles. All seven feasts also apply to Jesus Christ.

For us Christians, these feasts may not be interesting to us, but these feasts provide a beautiful portrait of Christ, what He did, and what He will do in the future for His church. God in His bountiful mercy and richness of His grace freed us from the bondage of sin (Romans 6:18) through the Lord Jesus Christ who died for our sins, was buried, and rose from the grave on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

Not only did He free us from sin, but He also gave us the power to overcome sin and to live a bountiful life for Him. Furthermore, He promised that He will come again to take us home to heaven “…and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:17). This reminds us of the feast of Trumpets!

So the Apostle Paul challenged us “…that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called” (Ephesians 4:1). Let’s keep ourselves busy in His kingdom as we anticipate the coming of Jesus Christ.

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