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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 he had his own sins, he also had the blood for himself. Today Christians are under another priesthood (of the tribe of Judah instead of Levi (Hebrews 8:8), with a better priest! 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. Because the Day of Atonement was known as a time of judgement in the Old Testament, it's not a far reach to think that this Feast may point to 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.
Tabernacle means dwelling place. This feast points to the time when 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 down payment of His presence
(Ephesians 1:13-14), God's people will enjoy His full presence forever!
Feast of Tabernacle
Minister Johnnie Carr
NBHOP FALL FESTIVALS
This year, we invite you to celebrate with us virtually from the comfort of your home. There are many ways to celebrate right from your living spaces. What you serve is completely up to you, but make it something special to you and your family. Feel free to pull out your fine china and celebrate the goodness of the Lord with your family.
Family Feast-time Discussions
Feast of Trumpets
Scripture: Leviticus 23:23-25
Also known as Rosh Hashanah in Hebrew, this is a time to reflect on:
God's goodness over the past year
God’s faithfulness in providing a substitute—we don’t need to die because of our sin; we have been saved!
Celebrate the sweetness of life and redemption
Ask for forgiveness from others and ask the Lord to forgive our sins. We want to start the year with a clean heart, as we seek to love God and our fellow brothers and sisters
Make your discussion sweet by serving a snack of apple slices and honey!