The Feast of Passover
A s with the Law, the Tabernacle (Temple), the Priesthood, the Sacrificial Offerings, the Feasts of the Lord have been changed!
They are still the same Feasts of the Old Testament, but in an advanced form. They have progressed from Shadow to Image, from Picture to Reality. They each have an application to the Christian Church!
Passover is fulfilled in the Crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ on Mt. Calvary; Pentecost at the Outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost; and in this day, Tabernacles is scheduled for fulfillment.
The great Alfred Edersheim records in relation to Tabernacles, "Whether or not our suggestions be adopted as to the typical meaning of the two great ceremonies of the 'pouring out of the water' and the Temple illumination, the fact remains, that the Feast of Tabernacles is the ONE ONLY type in the Old Testament which has not yet been fulfilled." And again, " ..... in the writings of the apostles, but more especially in the Book of Revelation, whose imagery is so often taken from them; and we still look for the accomplishment of the one yet unfulled type - the Feast of Tabernacles, as the grand harvest-festival of the Church."
Deuteronomy 16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the Lord empty:
The Hebrew word for feast means to fix by appointment, to meet at a stated time, to summon to trial, to engage for marriage.
Leviticus 23:4 These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
The three feasts of the Lord are Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. As the three primal colours, (red, blue and yellow), divide into seven (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet), so also do the feasts of the Lord: Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Weeks (Pentecost), Trumpets, Day of Atonement and Tabernacles.
Seven is the number of completeness or perfection. It is also the number of the end time.
It is important to understand that each feast (appointment) is to be proclaimed in its season. It is equally important to understand that today is not the season of Passover: neither is it the season of Pentecost. It is the season of Tabernacles! Now is the time for heralding this truth. And yet where is this sound being heard, where is this teaching beAing proclaimed? If this is the season of Tabernacles, why are its distinctive notes not being trumpeted with resolute clarity?
2 Peter 1:12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.
Present truth is Tabernacles. God requires not only that His children hear and embrace the teaching, but that they be established in it. (Passover is not present truth. Pentecost is not present truth.)
1 Corinthians 14:8 For if the trumpet shall give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
The greatest battle in the history of the Christian Church lies immediately before it. The current message (present truth) must be taught, or the required preparation will not be effected.
Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have never heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?