What are the Fall Feasts?
The Feast of Trumpets points to the Lord Jesus Christ. Just as the trumpet was used to gather God's people in the Old Testament, it will be used to gather the church in the future, both the living and the dead. Jesus himself will descend from the heavens and all that have placed their trust in Him will meet Him in the air.
(1 Thessalonians 4:15-17)
In the Old Testament the priest would go into the Holy of Holies once per year, with blood, to atone for the sins of Israel. Because the priest had his own sins, he also had to offer the blood to atone for himself. Today Christians are under another priesthood. Instead of the blood of an animal, Jesus, the sinless one, came into the presence of God with his own blood to atone for those that believe in him. The Day of Atonement was known as a time of judgement in the Old Testament. Jesus will be returning to judge the earth. This feast represents the time in the future where all people will be judged for the deeds done in this life. This annual feast helps us to remember the sacrifice Christ made for us and to live a life that pleases him.
A tabernacle in biblical times referred to a nomadic tent or temporary dwelling place. This feast points to our temporary dwelling place in this earth that will come to an end. There will come a time that God will dwell with His people forever. After we have stood before the judgement seat of Christ,
Ezekiel 37:26 says "Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore". Unlike in this current dispensation, where we receive a deposit of His presence
(Ephesians 1:13-14), God's people will enjoy His full presence forever!