The Spring Feasts & Holy Convocations Revealed in the Gospels and Book of Acts

by Brad Baker

December 25th 2021

Intro: Futurist have very little to claim as being in the past other than the Spring Feasts of the Lord that could be seen it a literal sense while the Fall feasts and events were Spiritual in nature in the unseen realm during the first century. When you think about it the Blowing of Trumpets, Day of Atonement and Feast of tabernacles were generally accomplished in the unseen realm but the Spring Feasts were in the seen realm.

1 The Spring Feasts and Holy Convocations foreshadowed Christ first coming. The Lord’s Passover and Feast of Un-leaven Bread were not the only appointed times under the Old Covenant, for the Israelites also commemorated the Holy Convocation Day of First Fruits and the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost. 2 The Holy Convocation Day of First Fruits actually took place during the week-long the Lord’s Passover and Feast of Un-Leaven Bread celebration, on the first day after the Sabbath that occurred in the midst of the week. 3 The Feast of Pentecost occurred fifty days after that Sabbath and marked the culmination of what started at the Holy Convocation Day of First Fruits.

The Lord’s Passover

4 The Lord’s Passover has become well known as Good Friday which reminds us of when Jesus was crucified for redemption of the sins under the Old Covenant world of Israel and with the Restoration of the Tabernacle of David which allowed the Gentiles to become partakers in up to the end of the Age in AD70. 5 I believe that Jesus was crucified on a Wednesday because He spent three days and three nights in Hades before He rose up from the dead and we know that was on a Sunday the first day of the week.

6 The first Passover happened when God’s people were in Egypt as slaves and God raised up someone who would deliver them out of the bondage of slavery. 7 At the twilight or sunset of that day they were to kill a lamb and take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.

Exodus 12: 11 And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover

12 ‘For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord. 13 Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

14 ‘So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations.

8 After they escaped from Egypt they ate un-leaven bread for seven days. 9 The Lord’s Passover and Feast of Un-Leaven Bread were more like one event that took place over a week with the Holy Convocation Day of First Fruits on the day after the Sabbath of that week and all Sabbaths were a Holy Convocation Day. 10 The Holy Convocation Day of First Fruits is known as Easter when Jesus rose from the dead.

Christ Came to Fulfill the Law

11 There are a few things that have been misconstrued that surround what took place when Jesus was crucified. The most common one was that the law was nailed to the cross.

Matthew 5: 17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.

12 Once the first was taken away the second was established according to Hebrew 10: 9. Christ gave us a clear indication of when the Old Covenant laws would vanish away and that was when the heaven and earth passed away. 13 The Temple was seen in typology as the Most Holy Place being Heaven, The Holy Place being the Earth, and the Sea as the Under Earth. 14 They all pasted away when the Temple and Jerusalem were destroyed in AD70 before the New Heaven and Earth were created when God made all things New. 15 The Book of Hebrews has been said to have been written in AD65 and it says that the Old Covenant was vanishing away in:

 Hebrews 8:13 In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

Hebrews 10: 9 then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second.

16 The laws came from the Tree of Knowledge and when the law is taken away the Tree of Life was established. 17 The early first century Church had the seal of promise for redemption which gave them the right to the Tree of Life and the Fruits of the Spirit while full redemption for the world would come at the end of the Age when the Old Covenant world no longer existed. The laws from the Old Covenant foreshadowed the Fruits of the Spirit that come from the Tree of Life.

Revelation 22: 22 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month.

Was the Law the Handwriting of Requirements that were Nailed to the Cross… ?

Colossians 2: 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, 17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. 18 Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.

20  Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations. 21 “Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,” 22 which all concern things which perish with the using according to the commandments and doctrines of men? 23 These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.

18 Things we do on earth that are wrong cannot all be labeled as sin. 19 Just as most secular laws make a distinction between intentional law breaking and unintentional law breaking, the distinction exists in the gospel of Jesus Christ as well. 20 However, some commentators have erred in saying that God’s laws have been against us and they were nailed to the cross.

21 The meaning becomes more clear if we notice that cheirographon is singular and dogmasin is plural. It is the cheirographon, the note of debt, that “was [singular] against them, which was [singular] contrary to them. And He had taken it [singular] out of the way, having nailed it [singular] to the cross.” 22 The last part of verse 14 is about the handwriting, not the requirements.

23 God’s laws were not against anyone. 24 It was the note of debt, of sin, for breaking them that had been against them. 25 The validity of the laws is not in question here; the fact that they incur a debt if they failed to keep the requirements implies that Paul is referring to laws that are valid.

26 It would be like in todays world where someone gets arrested for a crime they did and were found guilty. 27 Then when the time comes for a hearing on what their punishment would be according to the crime they did that was against them. 28 After the court trail they would review the evidence that was written down that was against the one who committed the crime. 29 Then someone else steps in and pays for the debt of the crime so the Judge lets the one who committed the crime to go free. 30 Now that does not remove the law which made it a crime. The law still stays there so that society does not become a lawless one. 31 Anyways you should get the point that being forgiven does not remove the laws just because you have been forgiven they remain as a rule to live by in the things society should not be doing.

32 There is a huge difference between canceling out debt of sins and it’s totally a different thing to cancel out all of those laws that protect our society. 33 It took the Heaven and Earth to pass away for that to happen and it did in AD70 when the Fall Feasts were being fulfilled. 34 The world entered in a new Age with the Feast of Tabernacles being fulfilled where all things were made new including in that was the laws of the Spirit which come from the Tree of Life.

Did Jesus Fulfill all Things which were written at the Cross

35 I have heard a lot of times people saying that Jesus fulfilled the law at the Cross or that He fulfilled all things including the Feast of the Lord and Holy Convocations at the cross.

36 What was fulfilled after the Lord’s Passover was fulfilled with the next Feasts and Holy Convocations that followed because they were not fulfilled at the cross when the Lord’s Passover was being fulfilled. 37 Three days later Jesus rose from the grave which fulfilled the Holy Convocation Day of First Fruits.

The Feast of Pentecost happened 50 days after the Holy Convocation Day of First Fruits where Jesus ascended into Heaven 40 days after He was raised from the dead. 38 Then He fulfilled the Feast of Pentecost by sending the Holy Spirit which wrote God’s laws into their hearts and minds that established the New Covenant.

39 Jesus did not fulfill all things at the cross all at once because the book of Acts and Hebrews had not even been written yet at the time Jesus was crucified. 40 The book of Acts and Hebrews also tells us the timeframe when they would be fulfilled like in Luke 21: 20-22 that was when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near which was in AD70 when the desolation was completed and that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

Luke 21: 20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. 22 For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

Acts 3: 20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, 21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.

Imagine if all things were fulfilled by Jesus at the Cross

41 This is how that view plays out indirectly in a nutshell. 42 The Feast of Pentecost being fulfilled which occurred about 50 days after the cross with the infilling of the Holy Spirit of believers would have happened at the Cross instead of in the Upper Room. 43 So then the end of the Age would have happened at the cross as well with the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple and the dead raised fulfilling the Holy Convocation Day o Blowing Trumpets. 44 Then Great White Throne Judgment which was the Holy Convocation Day of Atonement being fulfilled at the cross when they were judged for the works they did during their life time so that they would be rewarded as sheep or goats according to Matthew 25: 31-46 when Jesus would judge the nations in order to fulfill the Holy Convocation Day of Atonement. 45 The marriage of the Lamb would have taken place and the New Heaven and Earth would have begun with all things made new and the Manifestation of the Sons of God would not have been a mystery to the early Church which would have fulfilled the Feast of Tabernacles.

46 If all of these things were fulfilled in AD30 at the Cross it would have had to happen before Jesus even had a chance to descend into the Earth for three days and nights dead waiting to be resurrected. 47 And all of this before the city and Temple were destroyed which the Book of Daniel spoke of. 48 If that is not adding to the scriptures I don’t know what is.

Did Jesus Enter into the Most Holy Place at the Cross to Purge Sin…?

The misconstrued idea out there is that Jesus fulfilled all of the laws which included all of the Feasts of the Lord and Holy Convocations at one time at the cross and nailed them there is not the truth. 50 The Pre Millennial Preterist say and believe that Jesus purged sins at the Cross and that the purging of sins only occurred on the Holy Convocation Day of Atonement. 51 Here is the scripture that they use to try to prove their point that the Holy Convocation Day of Atonement was fulfilled at the cross when it was actually the Lord’s Passover being fulfilled when Jesus forgave of personal sins, not Judgment on the whole nation for rewards after a life of serving the Lord.

Hebrews 1: 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

52 They claim that because Jesus purged “our” sins that the Holy Convocation Day of Atonement was being fulfilled at the Cross along with all of the other Feasts and Holy Convocations and laws of the Old Covenant. 53 They claim as well that Jesus entered into the Most Holy Place while on the Cross like the High Priest did once a year on the Day of Atonement. 

54 The dilemma I have with the Bible and that is this, was the writer of the Book of Hebrews wrong in chapter 9 verses 8 & 12 shown below. 55 If the book of Hebrews was written before AD70 which some say was written in AD65 and a few hold to a later date of composition, between 70 and 100 AD. 56 No one know for sure who wrote the book and I would say if no one knows who wrote it then how would they know for sure when was it written. 57 All it would take would be for it to have been written right after the Temple no longer stood for there not to be a problem Hebrews 9: 8. 58 But let’s just say it was written before the Temple was destroyed to show how the purging of sin could have happened before AD70 on the Holy Convocation Day of Atonement. 59 That would mean whether the writer of the book of Hebrews was wrong or Jesus and Paul were wrong because things just do not add up unless you consider that the Tabernacle of David had been restored. 60 The Tabernacle of David did not have the Holy Place or a veil in between there and the Most Holy Place. 61 It was just a three sided tent where the Arc of the Covenant was placed so it did have the Most Holy Place but without the veil which separated God from mankind. 62 It would be much easier if we could prove that the Book of Hebrews was written after AD70 but then there are so many things in it that indicate it was before. 63 Maybe it was just a mistake a translator did by assuming something that would take place in the future as if it had happened already to them at the time. 64 It will probably remain a mystery just the the Godhead is either a Trinity or not. 65 I believe the Godhead is but at the same time acknowledge it as a mystery.

Hebrews 9: 8 the Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing. 9 It was symbolic for the present time 

 Hebrews 9: 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. 

66 Here is what Jesus said would happen at His coming in glory in AD70 that their redemption draws near, not at the Cross.

The Coming of the Son of Man

25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

67 Paul backs up what Jesus said which Paul said long after the Cross.

Ephesians 1: 13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

68 The Tabernacle of David seems to solve the mystery:

Acts 15: 13 And after they had become silent, James answered, saying, “Men and brethren, listen to me: 14 Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name. 15 And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written:


‘After this I will return
And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down;

69 I would agree that Jesus’ sacrifice purged all sins of those saints from Adam to the Cross so they could be resurrected from Hades as the First Fruits from Israel as seen in Ezekiel 37 and with that being fulfilled as seen in Matthew 27: 51-53. 70 And to those who believed in Him during the first century who were under the Old Covenant who were believers also partook in the first resurrection but individually as they came to Christ which ultimately fulfilled the Lord’s Passover.

71 Then forty years later on Christ purged the rest of the world from the bondage of corruption of Adam’s sin and death when He entered into the Most Holy Place after the second resurrection when the Holy Convocation Day of Atonement was being fulfilled in AD70.

72 For more details on this subject read my article called: The Lord’s Passover and Holy Convocation Day of Atonement: Prophetic Bookends

The Feast of Unleavened Bread

73 As the children of Israel were about to be delivered out from the bondage of slavey that they had to endure for about 400 years in Egypt Moses told them to remove all of the leaven from their houses. This is where going through the refining fire all started with it’s type linked to the Feast of Un-leaven Bread.

Deuteronomy 4:20 But the Lord has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be His people, an inheritance, as you are this day.

74 This is in type of what we do as we come into faith in Christ if we continue our journey we forsake the things in our life that caused us to go our own way in disbelief. 75 Jesus paid the price for sin at the cross which enables us to continue our life in service for Him. 76 In order to serve the Lord we must forsake the life we had like the Prodigal Son was living in, in exchange for the life like Adam and Eve had before they sinned.

77 God provided food for the children of Israel while they spend 40 years in the wilderness by giving them manna which was like unleavened bread to eat until they entered into the promised land. 78 Then God stopped providing it after they entered in and had other sources of food in the land of milk and honey. 79 Jesus claimed to be the Manna from heaven which is symbolic in the communion of breaking bread that Jesus instituted right before He was to be crucified as the final Passover Lamb in like manner to when the children of Israel did right before they left Egypt from slavery.

80 The breaking of bread that the early Church did was symbolic of partaking in the life of Christ by abiding in Him and Him in them and with each other and show brotherly love when in the company of other believers. 81 People throughout history have been know to eat with those who they are in fellowship with. 82 People generally do not desire to eat with those they do not get along with especially with those who are not walking in love. 83 Leaven does not just mean sinful ways like when Jesus warned of the leaven of the Pharisees. 84 Leaven speaks of something that is active and continues whereas unleavened speaks of a one time event. 85 In other words when we are delivered out from the bondage of sin and repent it was meant to be a one time event especially when it comes to who and what we believe in and put our faith in but God does allow a backslider back in as seen in the parable of the Prodigal Son.

86 The Lord’s Passover, Feast of Un-leaven Bread and Holy Convocation  Day of First Fruits are all linked together and were all celebrated during one week called the Holy Week and everyone in Israel had to travel to Jerusalem be there for that week during the spring harvest of barley. 87 They would have to travel again to Jerusalem for the last Spring Feast of Pentecost which was actually in the summer harvest time of wheat. 88 Then they had to travel again to Jerusalem for the fall harvest of fruit which was for the whole month of September for the Fall Holy Convocations and Feast to be observed.

89 The Spring Feasts and Holy Convocations can be seen in the ministry of the Outer Courts of the Temple. 90 The Summer Feast of Pentecost which was the last Spring Feast can be seen in the ministry of the Holy Place. 91 The Fall Holy Convocations and Feast all can be seen in the ministry of the Most Holy Place. 92 It’s interesting to know here that the Outer Courts were not to be measured for the New Heaven and Earth in Revelation 11: 2. Most likely because Jesus made everyone alive according to:

 1 Corinthians 15:21For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

The Holy Convocation Day of First-Fruits

93 Three days after the Lord’s Passover Jesus rose from the dead on the Holy Convocation day of First-Fruits. For those three days and nights before the Holy Convocation Day of First Fruits Jesus was in the heart of the earth.

Matthew 12: 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

94 I have another dilemma and that is in Matt. 27: 50-53 as to when everything actually took place. 95 It is in verse 50 where Jesus yielded up His Spirit while on the Cross. 96 I guess that would mean that His Spirit went up before He went down into the heart of the earth where He spend three days and nights before being resurrected from the dead and those who were resurrected in Matthew 27:51-53 would have been resurrected first. 97 I guess that is why I think that this all happened three days after the cross and that Matthew 27: 51-53 should have been placed right within Matthew 28:2 otherwise it does not make sense. 98 Who knows what the writers did who either wrote it or translated the scriptures or why they did it the way they did. 99 We know Christ rose from the dead on the third day after He was crucified and what would have been the Holy Convocation Day of First Fruits. 100 Jesus being the first one who rose up from the dead with possibly all the old saints from Adam up to the First Fruits of Israel to all partake in the beginning of the first resurrection following Christ as the first one resurrected from the dead so this is how I think these scriptures should be read.

Matthew 27: 50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.

101 Then three days later:

Matthew 28:2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.

Matthew 27:51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

1 Corinthians 15: 20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

102 The first resurrection can be seen again in: Revelation 20: 5But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 101 The Pre Millennial Preterist get away with this by said that was not the first resurrection because it does not fit into there view so they will say that the first resurrection took place in AD70.

103 Aside from those saints of old being resurrected from their graves Apostle Paul says this concerning all of those who came to Christ after the Day of Pentecost which made them be partakers in the first resurrection before the second resurrection took place in AD70 when the Holy Convocation Day of Blowing Trumpets was being fulfilled:

Romans 6:2Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? 3Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

104 The saints from the first century were the ones who had the First Fruits of the Spirit which is different from the First Fruits of Israel, it is interesting to note that both Holy Convocation Day of First Fruits and Feast of Pentecost had First Fruits grain offerings in them whereas all the other Feasts had a fire offering but the Feast of Tabernacles had both grain and fire offerings but not as a First Fruit offering is mentioned.

The Feast of Pentecost

105 The Power of Pentecost was that the confusion of languages that was associated with the Tower of Babel that caused them to separate in Genesis 11:1-9 was being reversed, as people from all over the known world were able to hear the message of the gospel in their own language that they could understand and bring them together. 106 The Day of Pentecost resulted in a great harvest for the early church and 3000 souls were added on that day in the Upper Room.

107 Before the Feast of Pentecost was fulfilled in the Upper Room that day Jesus promised that He would send them a helper to get through their times until He would return in the clouds of His glory. 108 The Holy Spirit would help them get through their trails of faith that would come their way and not only would they be filled with the Holy Spirit but with Fire as well. 109 I mention a few times in my articles how we go through the refining fire while here alive on Earth so this is where it comes from.

110 More on this can be read in the article called: The Refining Fire Vs. The Lake of Fire

1 Peter 1: 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honour, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,

John 14: 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

111 The first Feast of Pentecost began from the day Moses presented the Ten Commandments to the children of Israel when they were in the wilderness for 40 years. 112 When Moses came down from the mountain with them he saw that while he was gone the people had made a golden calf to worship and after that 3000 people died as a results. 113 The Ten Commandments marked the beginning of the Old Covenant. 114 When the fulfillment of Pentecost came at the Upper Room the New Covenant begin with God filling them with His Holy Spirit and wrote His laws in the hearts and minds instead of the hand and forehead where the Ten Commandments were to be written. 115 There is more on this subject that can be read in the article called Fruits of the Spirit Vs. Mark of the Beast.

Leviticus 23:15 ‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. 16 Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord. 17 You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the first-fruits to the Lord.

Leviticus 23: 20 The priest shall wave them with the bread of the first-fruits as a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the Lord for the priest.

The Jubilee for the Day of Pentecost and Day of Atonement

116 The Year of Jubilee was proclaimed on the Holy Convocation Day of Atonement, so we don’t normally associate it with the Feast of Pentecost.  117 The Year of Jubilee was when all debts were cancelled out which occurred every 50 years. 118 However, God doesn’t do anything by accident, and the fact that these two significant commands are based on the number fifty and commanded almost one after the other indicates that we should at least look at what else they might have in common.

119 Fifty is an interesting number in the bible.  120 Many significant numbers (such as seven or twelve) have common threads that show up throughout the entire bible and weave in and out, but there are only a few places where the number fifty is of great significance.

121 In general, fifty symbolizes complete perfection, the completing of a cycle, or the ending of an old cycle and beginning of a new one.  122 The concept of firstborn or First Fruits is also associated with the number fifty.  123 For instance, God redeemed the tribe of Levi as a substitute for the firstborn of the land of Israel, and consecrated them to serving Him in the tabernacle.  124 Levites would begin service in the temple at age 30, and finish their service at the age of 50 (Num. 4:3, 39, 43, 47).  125 The tabernacle itself, and later the temple, was measured off in various segments of fifty curtain loops, knobs, cubit lengths, etc. (Ex. 26, 27, 30, 36, 38).

126 And then there are two major events in the bible that revolve around the number fifty.  The command for the first is found in Leviticus 23, where God outlines the Holy Convocation Day of First Fruits to the Feast of Pentecost.

127 The Year of Jubilee was always proclaimed on the Holy Convocation Day of Atonement, and Atonement does picture its ultimate fulfillment for the whole world in AD70 when Satan’s grip on the earth would be broken, Christ’s sacrifice would be applied to the whole world, and all nations would be free from the bondage of sin which came from Adam. 

128 However, for God’s First Fruits, Pentecost was the announcing of the Jubilee, when they reclaimed dominion over the earth and reigned with Christ we’re free of the world’s hold on them, and receive their inheritance as kings and priests and children of the eternal God in His kingdom.

The Power of Pentecost

129 The Power of Pentecost is shown in the leaven bread. 130 Leaven is active and causes the bread to rise. Likewise when we are filled with the Holy Spirit it means that it is active in our lives until we physical die. 131 Although the gifts ended when the perfect came, faith, hope and love would continue forever which are the Fruits of the Spirit. 132 However I don’t believe that means that someone cannot be gifted if God chooses them for a reason to operate a gift through at any time.

1 Corinthians 13:13 Three things will last forever faith, hope, and love and the greatest of these is love.

133 The power that God gives us to live with throughout our life is active 24/7/365 when we yield our Spirit to Him. 134 However we do go through stages in out life that progresses as we grow into them. 135 Our Spiritual life progresses through the Seven Feasts of the Lord in like manner how the Feast of Pentecost came shortly after the other three Feasts came before Pentecost. 136 We start out as babies and grow into a mature person and it’s never to late to get started as long as we are alive. 137 Even Jesus did as seen when He was 12 but did not enter into full ministry until He was older but here is a good example of the power of the Holy Spirit which Jesus had since the time He was conceived in the womb.

Luke 2: 41 His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of Passover. 42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. 43 When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know it; 44 but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day’s journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances. 45 So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him. 46 Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. 48 So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously.”

49 And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” 50 But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them.

138 Then when Jesus began His ministry I want you to see the connection to not just to the power of the Holy Spirit but to Fire.

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

Matthew 3: 3 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying:

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord;
Make His paths straight.’ ”

4 Now John himself was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him 6 and were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.

7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, 9 and do not think to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. 10 And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

John Baptizes Jesus

Matthew 3: 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”

15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.

16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

The Shepherd Saviour

Zechariah 13: 7 

“Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd,
Against the Man who is My Companion,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
“Strike the Shepherd,
And the sheep will be scattered;
Then I will turn My hand against the little ones.

And it shall come to pass in all the land,”
Says the Lord,
“That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die,
But one-third shall be left in it:

I will bring the one-third through the fire,
Will refine them as silver is refined,
And test them as gold is tested.
They will call on My name,
And I will answer them.
I will say, ‘This is My people’;
And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ ”

139 Salvation came by faith in the Passover Lamb Jesus but works follow through the power of Pentecost and rewards came at the Holy Convocation Day of Atonement when everything was revealed by fire.

1 Corinthians 3: 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.


140 The Pre Millennial Preterist claim that Hebrews 1: 3 was the fulfillment of the Holy Convocation Day of Atonement that happened at the cross and then after Christ sat down and waited 40 years to begin His Millennial reign when the Temple was destroyed which I say happened after His ascension which was forty days after He had been raising from the dead. 141 So right here blows their theory away.

Hebrews 1:3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

142 Back when Moses was delivering the people of Israel out of Egypt they were commanded to purge their houses from any leaven. The Feast of Unleaven Bread happened the day after the Feast of Passover. Exodus 13: 9 is the first place in the scriptures that I can find where a sign on your hand and memorial between your eyes before the commandments were given to be written on the hand and forehead according to Deut. 5 which came after the Ten Commandments were written on stone.

Exodus 12: 15Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel.

Exodus 13: 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days. And no leavened bread shall be seen among you, nor shall leaven be seen among you in all your quarters. 8 And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, ‘This is done because of what the Lord did for me when I came up from Egypt.’ 9 It shall be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the Lord’s law may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand the Lord has brought you out of Egypt. 10 You shall therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year.

   143 Can you see that the purging of sin that Hebrews 1: 3 was speaking of was not a fulfillment of the Holy Convocation Day of Atonement that the Pre Millennial Preterist claim to be but it was The Lord’s Passover that the cross fulfilled as shown in:

1 Corinthians 5:7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

144 Circumcision that came through Abraham was very much related to the purging of sin and fits right in with the Covenant of Faith seen in the Passover and Feast of Un-Leaven Bread. 145 Colossians 2: 11-12 show how all of this was part of that Feast.

Not Legalism but Christ

Colossians 2:11 In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

146 This is what Jesus was most likely referring to when He said this:

Matthew 5: 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.

147 The Feast of Pentecost was the laws that were added because of sin which came through Moses through giving of the Ten Commandments. 148 This is known as the Old Covenant, Covenant of the Law and the Mosaic Covenant. 149 This finalized the Spring Feasts with it’s fulfillment of the infilling of the Holy Spirit where God wrote His Laws into the hearts and minds of His people.


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