I read Numbers chap 29, yet another fantastic chapter on prophecy. Here through the covenant with Israel (before Jeremiah 31:31-33: ‘Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt— a covenant they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD. 33 “But this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD. I will put My law in their minds and inscribe it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they will be My people…’–not works!)
God gave the Israelites out of Egypt some feasts all of us should know. FIRST: the Festival of Trumpets. Always (always) falls on a Friday, aka ‘Preparation Day’ before Shabat (Sabbath), which is prophetic. Jesus was crucified on Preparation Day when His blood was spilled and He died.
SECOND, the next, is the Day of Atonement, ALwAYS on the Shabat, the days out of Egypt (before the Jordan), always the day of reflection, confession and redemption. For all of us we recognize that the Day of Atonement is the covering/wiping clean our slate from sin by the blood of the perfect Lamb. THIRD is the Festival of Tabernacles, setting up booths to remember God’s provision in the wilderness and the future promise of the Messiah (note: there is never a mention of many messiahs…). This is also prophetic that on the 8th day (Sunday, April 3rd, 33 A.D. Jesus was resurrected from the dead). Captured the middle of the night, Thursday, and whipped:
(Isaiah 53:3 – he was despised by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain), crucified (Isaiah 53: 4-5 ‘Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, (THE CROSS) yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. 8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living; (HIS DEATH) for the transgression of my people he was punished. 9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, (On Friday, so the Sabbath could be kept pure, (and Mark 15:46, Matthew 27:57-60 fulfills this prophecy== “And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because … came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the Body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.”) Isaiah v 9 continued… though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. 10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.’
NEXT on Sunday, the Feast of the Tabernacles, the remembrance of delivery from slavery to looking ahead to the Messiah, v 11-12 ‘After he has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.’ (AFTER He suffered, died and was buried… God says ‘He will see the light of life…. he will bear their iniquities…because he poured his life unto death… and made intercession for the transgressors [ie us]). (HIS RESURRECTION).