God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of sky to divide(discern) the day (order) from the night (chaos); and let them be for signs (oht=mark that reminds both parties of a covenant and in Hebrew spelled aleph-vav-tav which is picto-graphically ‘strong leader nailed to cross’!!!), and for seasons (moedim= feasts–appointments when the called out Bride gathers to meet her groom), and for days and years; (Gen 1:14)The word for seasons here is v’l’moedim. This is the word used for the feasts/appointments and clearly saying ‘and for the feasts’ or ‘for the sake of the feasts’, yet it was not translated that way. Broken into parts…’v’ = and/but, ‘l’ = to or for, ‘m’ = of/from/out of/through also is the letter that means ‘womb’, the root ‘ed’ eternity and ‘im’ = plural. So one reason heavenly bodies were created is FOR the feasts. I personally believe the implication here is that the feasts had eternal significance (‘of/from/out of/through eternity’) in some way even before the creation. So my personal take on this is that right here in the creation account God seems to be telling me one purpose the lights in the heavens are created for is for the sake of the pre-existing feasts and that the feasts are somehow key to eternity. As long as the heavenly bodies are still there to time the feasts and keep us from darkness, I feel the ‘moedim’ are critical to our walk here on earth and open the birth canal that eternity flows through! You might call them portals in time where He calls out to us to meet with our Lover!
There is a purposeful connection between all the 7′s in scripture. We can see a connection between the Hebrew words and concepts in the first day of creation with Pesach/Passover and with the first church in Revelation-Ephesus and with the first Spirit of Elohim – Chokmah/Wisdom and the first thing that God hates-Haughty Eyes and then on down through each of the seven after you have completed the first. I learned this through the amazing work of Dr. Hollisa Alewine’s ‘Creation Gospel’. There are these 7 threads woven all throughout scripture. Behold the tapestry!So what I see here is that the entire gospel and plan of God is given here in the first chapters of Genesis. There are layers upon layers here from going back to the ancient Hebrew picture letters which have meaning in each letter pointing to messiah nailed on a cross in Gen. 1!!!!
The Feasts are designed to reveal the Messiah
The Spring Feasts picture the 1st coming of the Messiah.
The Fall Feasts picture His 2nd coming.
Hos 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter (spring) and former (autumn) rain unto the earth.
Sabbath…7th day of rest….picture of the thousand year reign of Messiah
Passover…death and forgiveness…Lamb of God John 1:29…entering door of the tabernacle
Unleavened bread…burial (old sinful life)….Unleavened Bread of Life John 6:51…burnt offering/dying to old life
First Fruits…Resurrection….First Fruits 1 Corinthians 15:20
Pentecost…Jesus sent the Holy Spirit on the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), 10 commandments given in Exodus Act 2:1-4…brazen laver, washing w/ water/Word Ephesians 5:26
Feast of Trumpets….Resurrection of dead…Last trump 1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16…assembling at the Tabernacle Numbers 10:2
Day of Atonement…Jubilee, Messiah’s feet on Mt of Olives receiving of inheritance, wedding feast, reconciliation…Revelation 19…new clothing
Feast of Tabernacles…Messianic era…Revelation 21:3…dwelling in Tabernacle
8th day…New heavens & earth…Revelation 22
His Sabbaths and moedim are a sign that YHWH is the Creator
Exo 31:16 And the sons of Israel shall observe the Sabbath, to do the Sabbath for their generations; it is a never ending covenant.
Exo 31:17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
His people are witnesses that He is the Savior
Isa 43:10 You are My witnesses (עד the root of the word moedim), says YHWH; and My servant whom I have elected; that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed; nor shall any be after Me.
Isa 43:11 I, I am YHWH; and there is no Savior besides Me.