The Feasts of  Lev. 23


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And the  Lord  spake unto Moses saying, "Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them,  the feasts [= appointed seasons]  of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim holy convocations [= calling together]  these are My feasts."

 Lev.23:1-2


Feast
Reference
Dates
Description
Antitype
Notes
Weekly Sabbath
vv3-4
The seventh day of the week
The day on which no work was to be done
The  Sabbath rest in the Spirit in Christ
Heb.3: 12- 4:11
Passover
vv4-5
14th. Nisan
This was to remember Israel's deliverance from Egypt.
Christ is our Passover, and the Lamb of God.
Ex. 12; Num. 9:1-14; Josh.5:10
Jn.1:29; I Cor.5:7; Isa.53:7 etc.
Unleavened bread
vv6-8
15th-21st. Nisan
For 7 days no leaven was to be eaten or found in the house.
We're to purge leaven from our lives
I Cor. 5:6-8
Firstfruits
vv9-14
1st.day  of week after Passover
A sheaf of first fruits offered to God. a lamb was sacrificed as a burnt offering.
Christ is the First fruits of them that sleep.
I Cor.15:20  etc.
7-week interval
vv15-16
A period of  seven Sabbaths
A period of no feast.
Jesus  after His resurrection  showed Himself to many.
Acts.1:3; I Cor.15:5-9 etc.
Pentecost
vv17-21
Took place on the 50th. day
Two wave loaves , baken with leaven waved to God.
The end of the age of the Mosaic law; the start of the New Covenant.

This falls on the anniversary of the law being given.Ex.19.  Also, it was 50 days from the setting up of the Tabernacle to the removal from Sinai .
Ex. 40:17;  Nim.10:11
Acts 2


Harvest interval
v22
From 3rd. month to 1st. Tisri
Period of harvest; no feasts.
The Age of Grace
Lev.19:10; Deut. 19-22

Trumpets
vv23-25
1st. Tisri
Trumpets blown as a memorial. Trumpets were used to tell Israel to: gather, move on, warfare, worship or  Jubilee. 
Num. 10:1-10; Lev. 25:9
The Age of  Grace will end  with the trumpet  sound.
I Thess. 4:16;
 I Cor.15:52; etc.
Atonement
vv26-32
10th. Tisri
High Priest entered into the holy of Holies to make atonement, for the nation.
Christ has entered into heavens for us and will return for us.
Full description in Lev.16
Heb. 4:14-16; 9: 18-27

Tabernacles
vv 33- 44
15th-21st  Tisri
Israel dwells in tents to remember the wilderness wanderings.
This feast will be kept during Christ's reign on earth.
Ex.23:16; Num. 29:15f. Deut.16:13
Zech.14:10-19; Jn.7:37-39