The Fall Feasts of the Lord are coming!

This Sunday, August 12, is Elul 1 on the Jewish calendar. Elul is the 6th month of the Jewish calendar. 6 is the number of man according to the Bible, so this month is regarded as addressing mankind/humanity. Why is this important? Because the Fall Feasts happen in the 7th month, the month of Tishri.

Here are when they occur:

Yom Teruah - Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) - Tishri 1 - September 10.

Yom Kippur -  Day of Atonement - Tishri 10 - September 19.

Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles - Tishri 15-21 - September 15-30.

Minor Feasts: Shemini Atzeret (The 8th Day Conclusion) - October 1 and Simchat Torah (Rejoicing in the Torah) - October 2.

The themes of the Fall Feasts are Repent, Redeem, and Rejoice. Since the theme of returning to the Lord is so profoundly highlighted, the 6th month is regarded as a whole month of repentance to prepare people for these Feasts and actually repenting, experiencing/celebrating redemption, and rejoicing in Israel's King.

These Feasts are a brilliant blueprint of the wrap-up of God's plan of redemption:

Feasts of Trumpets - The Tribulation, Rapture
Day of Atonement - Yeshua's Return
Tabernacles - the beginning of the Messianic Kingdom

Though it probably won't happen this year, keep your eyes open to current events. The next step on the prophetic calendar is the Tribulation - a 7 year period of God dealing with humanity, calling them to repent and allowing pressure to help people see their need for forgiveness and cleansing in order to be prepared for His kingdom.

Are you ready?

To learn more about the Feasts of the Lord and how they reveal God's plan of redemption from Yeshua's first coming to His return, click here for an indepth study by Pastor Jay Christianson.