A Christian Perspective on Israel’s Feasts of the Lord
The Feasts of the Lord served several purposes in the life of the nation of Israel. First and foremost, they were opportunities for national thanksgiving, celebrating God’s goodness and provision for His people. Beyond their immediate intent, the Feasts gave practical expression to some of the spiritual truths that were not only accepted in ancient Israel, but which anticipated fuller expression in the coming of Israel’s Messiah. Looked at from a Christian perspective, these celebrations and commemorations bring into focus such great blessings as, our liberty in Christ, our redemption from the bondage of sin, our forgiveness, our salvation and our hope, among other things.
Our prayer is that the reader of these pages will discover more of the wonders of our Saviour and be refreshed in spirit through feeding on Him who is the Life-giving Bread.