The Study of Leviticus
Class 10
The Lord’s Feasts:
Pentecost, Trumpets and
the feast of Tabernacles
Leviticus - Chapter 23
Pentecost
1. Historical aspect
 The historical aspect of the Feast of Pentecost is that it
marked ...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
Pentecost
 "You shall count seven weeks for yourself; begin to count the seven
weeks from the time...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
Pentecost
2. The Prophetic aspect
 The prophetic aspect of the Feast of Pentecost is in Acts 2.
 ...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
Pentecost
 God uses the feasts as a “schedule” for the history of
mankind.
 The events in Acts 2 ...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
Pentecost
3. The personal aspect
 The personal aspect of this feast is still powerfully revelant,
...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
Pentecost
 Whenever God moves in a new way, he always puts a
stumblingblock, or a stone of offense...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
Pentecost
 This is the 'stone which was rejected by you builders, which has
become the chief corne...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
Pentecost
 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is
liberty. But ...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of trumpets
 “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent
forth His Son, born o...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of trumpets
 Up to now we have studied the feasts that have already
had their prophetic ...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of trumpets
1. The historical aspect
 The sounding of a trumpet symbolizes a mensage of ...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of trumpets
 We also read in Ezekiel 33:4
 “Then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of trumpets
 This concept of God blowing a trumpet to warn his
people is mentioned again...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of trumpets
 Many years separate Pentecost and the feast of
Trumpets. If God fulfilled t...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of trumpets
2. The prophetic aspect
 The fall of man broke the Sabbath of God. Jesus tea...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of trumpets
 Hebrews 4:8 says that the rest was never fulfilled
durring the days of Mose...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of trumpets
 This passage of the New Testament declares that this
sabbath rest of the Fe...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of trumpets
 The mystery is that the gentiles are co-heirs with the Jews, having
been un...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of trumpets
 In the days of the Seventh Trumpet, the body of Christ
will be completely m...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of trumpets
3. The personal aspect
 Numbers 10, teaches us what happens when the trumpet...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of trumpets
 This sound of the trumpet is called an “alarm”. There is a
certain urgency ...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of trumpets
 Some say that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is the last
move of God. The B...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of tabernacles
1. The historical aspect
 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘The ...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of tabernacles
 In the historic aspect of the Feast of Trumpets, open air
tents or huts ...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of tabernacles
2. The prophetic aspect
 The feast of Tabernacles represents the fulfillm...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of tabernacles
 The first four feasts: the Passover, leavened bread, first-
fruits and P...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of tabernacles
 The Feast of Trumpets will be its fulfillment with God’s call
to gather ...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of tabernacles
 The Feast of Atonement – the day of Propitiation will come
soon after Is...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of tabernacles
 And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.
Revelation 7:15
 A...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of tabernacles
3. The personal aspect
 And you shall take for yourselves on the first da...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of tabernacles
 This is becaus the earth is not our home. We are here
temporarily. Soon ...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of tabernacles
 But this I say, brethren, the time is short, so that from now
on even th...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of tabernacles
 Our treasures must be stored up in heaven, because
wherever our treasure...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of tabernacles
 For each one of these feasts there was a common
recommendation: that no ...
Leviticus - Chapter 23
The feast of tabernacles
 Today, the rest is a living person within us, in our spirit.
Despite all...
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  1. 1. The Study of Leviticus Class 10 The Lord’s Feasts: Pentecost, Trumpets and the feast of Tabernacles
  2. 2. Leviticus - Chapter 23 Pentecost 1. Historical aspect  The historical aspect of the Feast of Pentecost is that it marked the end of the harvest.  The term “pentecost” used in the New Testament comes from the greek and means fifty days. The feast occured 50 days ater the wave offering of the first sheaf of the firstfruits after Passover (Leviticus 23:15).  Deuteronomy 16:9-12 describes the Feast of Pentecost in the following way:
  3. 3. Leviticus - Chapter 23 Pentecost  "You shall count seven weeks for yourself; begin to count the seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the grain. Then you shall keep the Feast of Weeks to the Lord your God with the tribute of a freewill offering from your hand, which you shall give as the Lord your God blesses you. You shall rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, the Levite who is within your gates, the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are among you, at the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide. And you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to observe these statutes.”
  4. 4. Leviticus - Chapter 23 Pentecost 2. The Prophetic aspect  The prophetic aspect of the Feast of Pentecost is in Acts 2.  “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:1-4).
  5. 5. Leviticus - Chapter 23 Pentecost  God uses the feasts as a “schedule” for the history of mankind.  The events in Acts 2 demonstrate the fulfillment of the prophetic symbols of the feast of Pentecost.  The feast of Pentecost not only has great power, but it also represents a great price to be paid. It it the price that we must pay to volutarily surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
  6. 6. Leviticus - Chapter 23 Pentecost 3. The personal aspect  The personal aspect of this feast is still powerfully revelant, today. There is still the need to voluntarily surrender ourselves to God. Many in the Church want the power of Pentecost, but not in the same way that it happened in Acts 2.  Many think that it is unnecessary or embarrassing to speak in tongues. Some theologies are elaborated to attempt to eliminate this clear biblical teaching.
  7. 7. Leviticus - Chapter 23 Pentecost  Whenever God moves in a new way, he always puts a stumblingblock, or a stone of offense to what he does!  The new temple that came by Jesus Christ included a stone of stumbling. The religious leaders failed to understand the encarnation of Christ and became greatly irritated when the Lord Jesus spoke of his divinity. Jesus was the stone that the builders rejected (At 4:11).
  8. 8. Leviticus - Chapter 23 Pentecost  This is the 'stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ At. 4:11  The crucified Messiah was a stone of stumbling to the Jews (1 Corinthians 1:23). They could not accept the fact that the Messiah had to die.  At the feast of Pentecost, the speaking in tongues is a similar stone of stumbling. There is a psicological problem in accepting this uncommon concept.  The Jews considered the crucification of the Messiah as an irrational event. Speaking in tongues seems irrational to many Christians today.
  9. 9. Leviticus - Chapter 23 Pentecost  Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)  Pentecost is the power of God that transforms us into his image and likeness. This transformation is not instantaneous. It ocurrs to the extent that we continue to exercise that which we have received from Pentecost. Therefore, we are transformed from glory to glory, day after day.
  10. 10. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of trumpets  “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law.” (Galatians 4:4).  “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come...” (Acts 2:1).  I Cited these two verses to demonstrate that God has specific dates in his divine calendar. Some prophetic words are awaiting their fulfillment for thousands of years. They cannot occur until the pre-programmed time of fulfillment of God’s calendar arrives.
  11. 11. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of trumpets  Up to now we have studied the feasts that have already had their prophetic fulfillment. The remaining feasts have not yet been fulfilled nor can be until the time designated for them. With this understanding we will continue with the study of the Feast of Trumpets. “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.” (Leviticus 23:24,25).
  12. 12. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of trumpets 1. The historical aspect  The sounding of a trumpet symbolizes a mensage of God through his servants.  “Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” (Isaiah 58:1).
  13. 13. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of trumpets  We also read in Ezekiel 33:4  “Then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head.”  In Ezekiel 33, God established Ezekiel as a watchman over the house of Israel. Ezekiel was designated to speak to the nation as a warning.
  14. 14. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of trumpets  This concept of God blowing a trumpet to warn his people is mentioned again in Revelation 1:10 and in 1Corinthians 14:8. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet. Revelation 1:10 For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle? 1 Corinthians 14:8
  15. 15. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of trumpets  Many years separate Pentecost and the feast of Trumpets. If God fulfilled the feast of the Passover, the feast of unleavened bread, the First-fruits, and Pentecost, he will surely fulfill the rest.  An aspect of the feast of Trumpets is the holy day of rest, a Sabbath rest. In the historical aspect of the feast, Israel considered the Feast of Trumpets as a holy Sabbath. The meaning of the Feast is a time of rest.
  16. 16. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of trumpets 2. The prophetic aspect  The fall of man broke the Sabbath of God. Jesus teaches us that since the fall of man. God has not rested. He has been working to save and to deliver.  But Jesus answered them, "My Father has been working until now, and I have been working." John 5:17
  17. 17. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of trumpets  Hebrews 4:8 says that the rest was never fulfilled durring the days of Moses, nor of Joshua. The truth is that there is yet a rest for the sons of God. “There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.” (Hebrews 4:9-11).
  18. 18. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of trumpets  This passage of the New Testament declares that this sabbath rest of the Feast of Tabernacles, has not yet been fulfilled. Two-thousand years of history have already passed in the Church age. I believe that we are drawing near the time of the blowing of trumpets.  In Revelation 10:7, the seventh and last trumpet is about to sound. The mensage of God in this trumpet is that the mystery of God is about to be fulfilled.
  19. 19. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of trumpets  The mystery is that the gentiles are co-heirs with the Jews, having been united in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 3:2-12).  When a child is born, the head appears first. The same is true of the body of Christ. Jesus, the head, came first, and the body, at the presente moment, is being completed.  This completion of the body of Christ is the mystery that will be finalized at the seventh trumpet. It is the body, with Christ as the head, that will govern all the nations.
  20. 20. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of trumpets  In the days of the Seventh Trumpet, the body of Christ will be completely manifested. At this time, all of God’s purposes for the natural Israel as well as the spiritual Israel will be fulfilled.  My conviction is that we are in the age of the fulfillment of the Feast of Trumpets; in which the mystery of God is coming to its fulfillment and consumation.
  21. 21. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of trumpets 3. The personal aspect  Numbers 10, teaches us what happens when the trumpets sound.  “When they blow both of them, all the congregation shall gather before you at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.” (Numbers 10:3).  In Ephesians 1:9-10, we read that He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth - in Him” (Ephesians 1:10).
  22. 22. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of trumpets  This sound of the trumpet is called an “alarm”. There is a certain urgency about it.  When God want’s his people to go forward, it is necessary that there be a readiness for a rapid move. This only happens through a sensitivity to God, through ears that hear, and a submissive heart.
  23. 23. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of trumpets  Some say that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is the last move of God. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit corresponds to the Feast of Pentecost. The believer baptized in the Holy Spirit now needs to hear the Trumpet! He must understand that God is calling us to occupy our place as a member of the body of Christ.  The Trumpet is calling the body to meet! Lets move ahead beyond the Feast of Pentecost, to the unity of the Feast of Trumpets. Let us coninue in the fulfillment of God’s plans and purposes in unity.
  24. 24. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of tabernacles 1. The historical aspect  “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the Lord.” (Leviticus 23:34)
  25. 25. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of tabernacles  In the historic aspect of the Feast of Trumpets, open air tents or huts were built with tree branches. This was a reminder, for Israel, of the days when they dwelt in tents in the desert.  This feast is also called the Feast of the Harvest (Exodus 23:16). It was held in October, after the entire havest had been taken in. It was a festival of the Harvest. Jesus said: that the harvest is the end of time. (Matthew 13:39).
  26. 26. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of tabernacles 2. The prophetic aspect  The feast of Tabernacles represents the fulfillment or the conclusion that God planed for the history of mankind. The prophetic aspect of this Feast will certainly be fulfilled when Jesus Christ returns to establish his kingdom in a visible manner. It will be a time in which the harvest will be reaped sucessfuly.  The end days will be a harvest, and not a blind resistence to the enemy, or a desperate rescue mission.
  27. 27. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of tabernacles  The first four feasts: the Passover, leavened bread, first- fruits and Pentecost point to the past and present. They have alrady been fulfilled in time, but we enjoy its reality daily in our spirit and the life of the church. These three form the last of a second group that points to the days of the Lord’s return.  We have already experienced Passover to Pentecost, but this is merely the first part of God’s salvation. There will be a second half of God’s redemption to be fulfilled.
  28. 28. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of tabernacles  The Feast of Trumpets will be its fulfillment with God’s call to gather his people and is related to the sounding of the trupet of the Archangel announcing the end of this age as prophesied by the Lord in Mattews 24:31.  And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew 24:31
  29. 29. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of tabernacles  The Feast of Atonement – the day of Propitiation will come soon after Israel’s repentance to God.  At the Lord’s return, the Jews will repent, cry out and feel the weight of their sins and return to God, receiving Christ as their Lord.  The Feast of Tabernacles corresponds to the Millennium when Christ will reigh over the earth with a rod of iron.
  30. 30. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of tabernacles  And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. Revelation 7:15  And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. Revelation 21:3  The feast of Tabernacles will be fulfilled on the day that God will come to dwell with us. Jesus came durring a time to dwell with us, but now he will come in the fullness of the days of the Millennium.
  31. 31. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of tabernacles 3. The personal aspect  And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. Levitcus 23:40  Palm trees, willows of the brook, leafy trees represent trees full of life. At the Feast of Tabernacles, a feast full of life and joy when all the people were to abide in tents made of branches for seven days, meaning that our life should be a life of tents.
  32. 32. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of tabernacles  This is becaus the earth is not our home. We are here temporarily. Soon all things will pass away. We have to live a life of tents, since here we are pilgrims. The earth is not our permanent home.  We must possess as if we had nothing; buy as if we possessed nothing; and those who use the earth as if they did not use it, because the apearance of this world will pass.
  33. 33. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of tabernacles  But this I say, brethren, the time is short, so that from now on even those who have wives should be as though they had none, those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess, and those who use this world as not misusing it. For the form of this world is passing away. (1 Corinthians 7:29-31)
  34. 34. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of tabernacles  Our treasures must be stored up in heaven, because wherever our treasure is, there will our heart be also. (Matthew 6:21).  The Feast of Trumpets, of Propitiation and of Tabernacles all occured in the seventh month. The Feast of Trumpets occured on the first day of the month (Levitucus 23:24-25), the feast of Propitiation on the tenth of the month (23:26- 32) and the feast of Tabernacle, on the fifteenth of the month, lasting one week (23:33-34).
  35. 35. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of tabernacles  For each one of these feasts there was a common recommendation: that no servil work should be done, it was a time of solemn rest for everyone. God’s desire is to place his people in his rest. We have been occupied and heavy laden with the burdens of Satan. God purpose throught the feasts is for us to enjoy rest.  God has already done everything for us, he only requires that we enjoy it and permit him to operate his work in us.
  36. 36. Leviticus - Chapter 23 The feast of tabernacles  Today, the rest is a living person within us, in our spirit. Despite all of the exterior burdens, we can enter his rest, because he had already completed everything for us.  There is a certain sense that the feast of tabernacles is fulfilled by the fact that we have God abiding within us. We are a living tabernacle for God’s habitation.

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