I AM the Door

Originally posted on My utmost 4 His garbage can :
“Truly, truly I say unto you, I am The Door of the sheep” Jn. 10:7. Jesus is the Passover door. And the cross is the fulfillment of it. I want you to see that there may have actually been a cross painted in blood on the Passover…

Harvest and Completion (Tabernacles Part 3)

Tabernacles, we mentioned, celebrated the maturing and harvesting of the whole crop.  Often, the idea of harvest is associated with evangelism, “reaping” souls for the kingdom of God.  But evangelism is probably more like scattering seed and conversion like seed sprouting.   No one harvests seeds or sprouts.  Only mature plants bearing grain or fruit are…

Camp of the True Vine (Tabernacles Part 1)

From the 15th through the 22nd of the seventh month, the Israelites were to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles or Booths (Lev. 23:34).  Throughout this feast, the Israelites were to live in tent-like structures called tabernacles or booths.  This served as a reminder that the Lord had His people dwell in booths after He brought…

True Fasting (The Day of Atonement Part 4)

Drawing by Patrick Murphy http://inspiredsketch.blogspot.com/ As mentioned, people were to practice self-denial or fast throughout the Day of Atonement (Lev. 23:32).  This appointed fast is discussed in Isaiah 58.  Through Isaiah, God communicates the spirit of the fast on the Day of Atonement:  “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the…

The Day of Atonement (part 1)

The Day of Atonement occurred on the tenth day of the seventh month.  On this day, the Israelites were to practice “self-denial” (usually understood to mean fasting) while various sacrifices were made (Lev. 23:27).  Through these offerings, the Lord promised, “Atonement will be made for you on this day to cleanse you, and you will…

Trumpets

On the first day of the seventh month, the Israelites were to “have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts” (Lev. 23:24). The purpose of this commemoration isn’t entirely clear. Unlike the preceding feasts, Trumpets isn’t associated with the history of the exodus or with Israel’s agricultural seasons. Other than instructions about…

Christ in the Feasts

In December of 2011, the Lord drew me to study the seven feasts that Israel observed (see Leviticus 23).  Throughout 2012, I studied the feasts off and on.  My church also let me teach about each feast as it came up on the calendar.  Gradually, I organized my notes into a new booklet, and I’m…