The Pure Convocations

In this enhanced scripture study, we examine the seven separate events that form the spring and fall feasts or pure convocations on the calendar of Yah. Passover, Unleavened Bread, Wave Sheaf, Feast of Weeks, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Booths are covered. What is the prophetic meaning behind these feasts, and if we are to observe them today, how do we go about doing so?


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INTRODUCTION:

Please note that this video is not intended to explain when the feast days occur, or what marks a new month. While there are many interpretations on the new month and Yah’s calendar in general, we will present our views on that matter and lay out what we’ve been shown in a separate video, Yah-willing. Now, since we are in captivity it is impossible to keep the feast days exactly as instructed in Torah.

However, the spirit of the law is intact and you can observe these pure convocations with that understanding, as well as a view toward their prophetic fulfillment. That said, when the Spirit moves you to observe them, consider this series a spiritual aid that will help to show what the convocations represent in prophecy, as well as how they are to be observed in our present captivity.

Part 1—Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Wave Sheaf

PASSOVER

In the book of Leviticus, chapter 23 verse 1, we see Yah commanding Moses as concerns his appointed times, particularly with regard to the pure convocations that fill his calendar. In verse 1 we read:

1Yah spoke again to Moses, saying, 2"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘Yah’s appointed times which you shall proclaim as pure convocations—My appointed times are these. . . .’ "

—Leviticus 23

Interestingly enough, the first pure convocation listed is the weekly Sabbath day itself. We have covered this feast day extensively in a documentary video, a scripture study video, and a detailed article, which can be found at the following links:

www.kingdompreppers.org/videos-posts/2016/2/13/understanding-the-sabbath

www.kingdompreppers.org/videos-posts/2016/4/9/the-covenant-law-of-yah-part-4

www.kingdompreppers.org/hebrew-articles/2016/09/02/what-constitutes-a-day-in-scripture

These links will also be posted directly below this video on the video page you’re viewing it on for easy access. You can work your way through those materials at your leisure, as we won’t be covering the Sabbath in detail again in this video. The very next pure convocation listed is as follows:

5"In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening is Yah’s Passover."

—Leviticus 23

This is one of only two days observed on Yah’s calendar that begins in the evening. We go into more detail on this subject in the materials listed in the three links we provided, so be sure to review them in order to get a better understanding of what is being presented in this video. The Passover itself was first instituted just prior to our exodus from Egypt. The particulars of this feast are given to us in Exodus chapter 12. There we read:

1Now Yah said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 2This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you. 3"Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, ‘On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers’ households, a lamb for each household.’ "

—Exodus 12

Further details are then given, which are as follows:

5" ‘Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.’ 6‘You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at evening (or between the evenings*).’ "


*See our Hebrew Article "What Constitutes a Day in Scripture" for an explanation of the term "between the evenings."

Let’s just dive right into the spiritual representation here. The male lamb without blemish is Yahushua, as pictured in John 1 verse 36:

36"And he looked at Yeshua as He walked, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of Elohim!"

—John 1

And Revelation 14 verse 1:

1Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads.

—Revelation 14

According to verse 3 of Exodus 12, the lamb was to be selected or taken on the 10th day of the month and held for four days, till the 14th day. We are told in Revelation 13 verse 8 that Yeshua was in fact slain from the foundation of the world. Some translations butcher the sentence but the KJV and its variations word it close to the original text:

8And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

—Revelation 13

You see, Yeshua was selected to be slain as the Lamb from the creation (or recreation) of the earth, which, if we believe Scripture, happened about 6,000 years ago. Going by the day-for-a-thousand-years rule as pictured in Psalm 90 verse 4 and 2 Peter 3 verse 8, Yeshua was selected 4 days before he was killed, because he entered the world as a man 4,000 years (or 4 days) after the world was formed. At the highest spiritual level, Yeshua fulfills the requirements of Passover.

Verses 7 to 13 of Exodus 12 give more details and instructions on what the Passover involved, such as blood being placed on the doorposts and lintel, showing that the residents of the house were covered by the blood of Yeshua, for, according to Leviticus 17 verse 11:

11For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.

—Leviticus 17

By having the covering of Yeshua’s blood, death will pass over us, as mentioned in verse 13 of Exodus 12, and we will experience eternal life.

13"The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt."

—Exodus 12

Note that the Passover observed in Egypt was merely a shadow of the substance we will experience in these last days, when our great exodus will take place, for in the book of Jeremiah we read:

14"Therefore behold, days are coming," declares Yah, "when it will no longer be said, ‘As Yah lives, who brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt,’ 15but, ‘As Yah lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of the north and from all the countries where He had banished them.’ For I will restore them to their own land which I gave to their fathers."

Jeremiah 16

This will be a greater sign to the world than the original Exodus from Egypt. That said, Exodus 12 verses 24 to 27 tell us:

24"And you shall observe this event as an ordinance for you and your children forever. 25"When you enter the land which Yah will give you, as He has promised, you shall observe this rite. 26"And when your children say to you, ‘What does this rite mean to you?’ 27you shall say, ‘It is a Passover sacrifice to Yah who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but spared our homes.’ " And the people bowed low and worshiped.

Exodus 12

So the Passover is also a memorial for us, wherein we are to relay the events of that night to our children from generation to generation, that the salvation of our Elohim remains ever before us, in full view. However, since Yeshua is our Passover lamb, the representation of atonement by sacrifice has passed from earthly animals to Yeshua himself, for Daniel 9 verse 27 tells us that "he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering." This was accomplished by his death and resurrection some 2,000 or so years ago.

Now the Passover is only to be observed during the period of evening and night, that is, from the evening of the 14th day to the morning of the 15th, or from sunset to sunrise. Some are observing Passover as a 24-hour period and then observing the first day of Unleavened Bread as another 24-hour period. But Scripture clearly says that Passover was only to be observed from the evening until the morning. Let’s see what Exodus 12 verse 22 says:

22"You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and apply some of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning."

Exodus 12

They were to remain in their houses until morning, meaning the morning of the 15th day ended Passover. This is confirmed by other verses as well. When giving details of the roasted lamb meat, Yah commanded Israel as follows:

10"And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall burn with fire."

Exodus 12

Whatever was not eaten during the night of Passover was to be burned with fire. That means Passover was over by the morning of the 15th day. In the book of Deuteronomy, chapter 16, Moses, in recapping the pure convocations, has this to say about the Passover:

5"You are not allowed to sacrifice the Passover in any of your towns which Yah your Elohim is giving you; 6but at the place where Yah your Elohim chooses to establish His name, you shall sacrifice the Passover in the evening at sunset, at the time that you came out of Egypt. 7"You shall cook and eat it in the place which Yah your Elohim chooses. In the morning you are to return to your tents.

Deuteronomy 16

So the Israelites of the day were to sacrifice the lamb where Yah chose to place his name, and not just any town they settled in. But after the night of Passover was over, they were to return to their tents, when? In the morning. I stress this point only because there is a popular notion that the Passover is in fact a 24-hour period in and of itself, but it is in fact part of a 24-hour period that extends into the first day of Unleavened Bread, which begins the next morning. That morning was the day that Israel continued their march out of Egypt after eating all night in haste.

11"Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste—it is Yah’s Passover.

Exodus 12

That haste represents the condition of the mind we are to adopt now, being ready and eager to leave our Egyptian bondage. We should be at the ready to leave, with our spiritual loins girded and sandals on our feet. Meaning we shouldn’t identify with our captors and remain complacent and comfortable in our present captivity. We should not be settled in this world, but eager to be physically removed from it.

PASSOVER RECAP:

When is Passover?
It is always on the 14th day of the First month of the Hebrew Calendar, from the evening of the 14th day to the morning of the 15th day, which begins the first day of Unleavened Bread.

Do we have to eat lamb?
No. Lamb is no longer required to be sacrificed since Yeshua is our sacrificial Lamb, but you can choose to eat lamb as a meal, as long as unleavened bread is part of that meal.

Who should observe this convocation?
Only Hebrew Israelites and those who have chosen to attach themselves to the true people of Israel and adopt their laws and customs as one with them. No one else is allowed to partake of the Passover, as stated in Exodus 12 verses 43 to 49.

What should be done on this day?
All yeast and leaven products must be removed from your house. And, while remaining in your house, you are to eat unleavened bread and relate stories of Passover to your children.

Remember too that this is part of a Sabbath, and according to Isaiah 58 verse 13, you are to:

13"Keep the Sabbath day pure. Don’t pursue your own interests on that day, but enjoy the Sabbath and speak of it with delight as Yah’s pure day. Honor the Sabbath in everything you do on that day, and don’t follow your own desires or talk idly.

Isaiah 58

This is a high Sabbath of course, in that it is a night observance that is connected to another Sabbath day that immediately follows in the morning, so you must honor the evening and night portion from the 14th day as well as the 15th day portion that is the first day of Unleavened Bread. We also elaborate on the high Sabbath in the Day of Atonement section.

How long is this law in effect?
Perhaps till all aspects of Passover are fulfilled (both shadow and substance) and we are all perfected and no longer need a memorial. But it may very well be for all eternity. Only Yah knows.

UNLEAVENED BREAD

The next feast day celebration mentioned in Yah’s list of pure convocations is the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is connected to Passover. Leviticus 23 describes this feast as follows:

6"Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to Yah; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. 7‘On the first day you shall have a pure convocation; you shall not do any laborious work. 8‘But for seven days you shall present an offering by fire to Yah. On the seventh day is a pure convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.’"

Leviticus 23

So the Israelites were to eat unleavened bread for the duration of this feast, but that also included the night of Passover:

2"You shall sacrifice the Passover to Yah your Elohim from the flock and the herd, in the place where Yah chooses to establish His name. 3"You shall not eat leavened bread with it. . . ."

Deuteronomy 16

"You shall not eat leavened bread with it, that is, with the Passover lamb. Israel was also to observe the first and seventh days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread as Sabbaths, but work was permitted on the days between. Leaven itself was not permitted in anyone’s home during this festival, as commanded in Exodus 12:

15"Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, but on the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses; for whoever eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel."

Exodus 12

Leaven, you must know, has an interesting representation. Yeshua himself expressed its meaning when conversing with his disciples.

6And Yeshua said to them, "Watch out and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

12Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Matthew 16

From this conversation, we understand that the leaven Yeshua was referring to is false doctrine, which leads to sin. So, ultimately, leaven is sinfulness, derived from false teachings related to Scripture. One of the keys to unlocking Yeshua’s parables is understanding that his parabolic representations do not change, meaning leaven represents the same thing in all his parables that make reference to leaven, even though he does not explain the reference each and every time. The same goes for other representations as well.

Knowing what leaven represents lifts the prophetic analogy of the Feast of Unleavened Bread to a whole new level. Also, if we know what leaven represents, we can conclude that the absence of leaven represents the exact opposite, that being doctrinal truth. Bread, of course, represents Yeshua, as confirmed in John 6 verse 35 and other verses. This is why Yeshua was born in Bethlehem, which means "place of bread." So unleavened bread refers to doctrinal truth concerning Yeshua himself, as related to Scripture; doctrinal truth that leads to righteousness. I hope you see this.

The Feast of Unleavened Bread prophetically represents a time when the pure doctrinal truth concerning Yeshua, as confirmed by Scripture, would be spread abroad, and that time frame, because it comes on the heels of Passover, meant that it would occur directly following the fulfillment of Passover itself. This is the period when the 12 emissaries went out preaching of Yeshua in the power of the Set Apart Spirit, from the events of Acts chapter 2 to the stoning of Stephen.

WAVE SHEAF

Directly after Unleavened Bread is an observance known as Wave Sheaf, the instructions of which are as follows:

9Then Yah spoke to Moses, saying, 10"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, "When you enter the land which I am going to give to you and reap its harvest, then you shall bring in the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest."

11"He shall wave the sheaf before Yah for you to be accepted; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it."

14"Until this same day, until you have brought in the offering of your Elohim, you shall eat neither bread nor roasted grain nor new growth. It is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwelling places.

Leviticus 23

So Wave Sheaf, according to the order presented in Leviticus 23, occurs on the first day of the week, following the observance of the seventh-day Sabbath, on which the last day of Unleavened Bread always falls. This day represented the great harvest to come, and the first fruits of that promised harvest was to be presented to Yah. The people of Israel were not allowed to eat anything from the new harvest until the first fruits of the harvest were waved before Yah. They were to eat from their old stores of grain instead.

Harvests represent resurrections, and the Wave Sheaf, or first fruits of the harvest, represents Yeshua, as he is the first among the dead, therefore he was to present himself to Yah upon his resurrection, as both High Priest and Wave Sheaf:

17"Do not touch Me," Yeshua said, "For I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My Elohim and your Elohim.’ "

John 20

But the 144,000 are the first fruits among the living:

4". . . These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to Elohim and to the Lamb.

Revelation 14

They represent the harvest to come in the form of the Great Multitude pictured in Revelation 7. This is why the emissary James framed the righteous believers of his day in this language:

18In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.

James 1

Since we have no temple on earth besides our bodies, and we are in captivity far from our land, we cannot fulfill Wave Sheaf, or any of the feasts as described in Scripture. But the spirit of these laws can be observed. And understanding what Wave Sheaf represents will cause us to approach this day with the right frame of mind. In short, Wave Sheaf is a day on which we are to present ourselves to Yah as—in the words of James—"a kind of first fruits among His creatures."

UNLEAVENED BREAD & WAVE SHEAF RECAP

When do these feasts occur?
The Feast of Unleavened Bread runs from the 15th to the 21st day of the First month on the Hebrew Calendar. The first day of Unleavened Bread is the morning that follows the evening and night of Passover, so this is a High Sabbath, which is explained in the Day of Atonement section of this video. Wave Sheaf always falls on the first day of the week.

Can we work during this feast?
Work is only permitted from days 2 to 6 of this feast. The first and seventh days of Unleavened Bread are Sabbaths. Wave Sheaf is also not considered a Sabbath.

Who should observe this convocation?
Only Hebrew Israelites and those who have chosen to attach themselves to the true people of Israel and adopt their laws and customs as one with them.

What should be done during this feast?
All yeast and leaven products must be removed from your house during the observance of Unleavened Bread. And portions from the first five books of the Torah should be read aloud and explained on the first and seventh days of this feast, from early morning till noon, if you are assembling. Or read to yourself from the Torah. This is commissioned in the Book of Nehemiah. But we will go into more detail on this subject in the Day of Atonement section of this video.

Remember too that the first and seventh days of Unleavened Bread are Sabbaths, and according to Isaiah 58 verse 13, you are to:

13"Keep the Sabbath day pure. Don’t pursue your own interests on that day, but enjoy the Sabbath and speak of it with delight as Yah’s pure day. Honor the Sabbath in everything you do on that day, and don’t follow your own desires or talk idly.

—Isaiah 58

Wave Sheaf, however, is not considered a Sabbath, but we should look to that day as a representation of the great harvests of souls that will be redeemed from the earth in the form of future resurrections and gatherings, like those of the 144,000 and Great Multitude. Also, we can look back at Yeshua’s resurrection and ascension as a partial fulfillment, which we can reflect on and discuss on this day.

How long is this law in effect?
Perhaps till all aspects of Unleavened Bread and Wave Sheaf are fulfilled (both shadow and substance) and we are all perfected and no longer need a memorial. But it may very well be for all eternity. Only Yah knows.

Part 2—Feast of Weeks

FEAST OF WEEKS

Feast of Weeks is determined by a special count tied to the Wave Sheaf observance:

15"You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day when you brought in the sheaf of the wave offering; there shall be seven complete Sabbaths."

16"You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall present a new grain offering to Yah."

17"You shall bring in from your dwelling places two loaves of bread for a wave offering, made of four quarts of choice flour, baked with leaven as first fruits to Yah."

—Leviticus 23

This leads us from one wave offering to another, both occurring on the first day of the week exactly 50 days apart. So Wave Sheaf, which always occurs on the first day of the week, begins a 50-day count to the Feast of Weeks, which itself always falls on the first day of the week. On the day of Feast of Weeks, two loaves of leavened bread were to be waved before Yah as the first fruits of another harvest. Unlike Passover and Unleavened Bread, leaven is commanded to be a main ingredient in the bread that is presented and eaten during this particular feast, and the prophetic meaning behind this is extremely important.

Back in Exodus chapter 12 verse 17, we get an interesting instruction from Yah. Most Scripture versions translate the first part of that verse as "celebrate," "observe," or "keep" the Feast of Unleavened Bread. However, the root Hebrew word used is H8104, shamar, which Brown-Driver-Briggs defines in the chief sense as watchman, or overseer, a thing that is preserved; and also, to keep, or guard. This is very interesting language, because knowing what unleavened bread represents, that being pure doctrinal truth as it relates to the Messiah, Yah is actually telling us to preserve or guard that very truth. Israel was to be the custodian of that truth in fact.

You see, the whole Passover experience is a night of watchfulness, which speaks to the entire age of Passover. The men and women of that age were "watching" in anticipation of the coming Messiah. Exodus 12 verse 42 tells us the Israelites were to have a night of shimmur, H8107, which means a watching or vigil.

The age that followed Passover, that being Feast of Weeks, involved two loaves of bread, which in a way represents us being between two comings, the past Bread of Life, pictured in Yeshua’s first coming, and the future return of the Bread of Life, pictured in his second coming. But those loaves are leavened, meaning our view of the Messiah would be corrupted for the entire age of Feast of Weeks.

I refer to Passover and Feast of Weeks as ages because that is what they are. Oftentimes, when you see the word "world" in either the Scriptures or Messianic Writings, the actual word used refers to an "age." A case in point is Matthew 13 verse 39:

39"The enemy who planted the weeds among the wheat is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world, and the harvesters are the heavenly messengers."

Matthew 13

The word "world" here is aión, G165, from which we get our English word, eon, and it means, an age. Passover lasted from Adam to the time of Yeshua’s sacrifice, or roughly 4,000 years. Age of Pentecost, or Feast of Weeks, which got its start at the time of the emissaries during the events in Acts 2, will end with the first resurrection, which is the harvest Yeshua mentioned in Matthew 13 verse 39, and it lasts roughly 2,000 years. And Tabernacles, or Feast of Booths, is the third age covered in Scripture, which starts with Trumpets and ends with the last great day of the Feast of Booths. It will last for 1,000 years and is considered the millennium Kingdom reign to come. Each age is shorter than the one before it by half.

So the age we’re currently in, as stated, is the Feast of Weeks, which involves two leavened loaves of bread, representing a 2,000-year period of false doctrine, from the time the efforts of the emissaries was thwarted, the assemblies they set up usurped and corrupted, and the entire Good News message perverted by the all the elements that flooded in thereafter, from the Roman Empire, to the Papacy and Catholicism, and their many Christian offshoots following the Protestant Reformation, to the Kharzarian identity thieves who have stolen the Hebrew identity and further perverted our customs and truth.

This is all represented in a few of Yeshua’s parables. One of them is found in Mark chapter 4:

30And He said, "How shall we picture the kingdom of Elohim, or by what parable shall we present it?"

31"It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil, 32yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches; so that the birds of the air can nest under its shade."

Mark 4

In order to fully understand this parable, we have to understand what a key element used in the parable truly represents. In an earlier parable found in the same chapter, we are told:

2And He was teaching them many things in parables, and was saying to them in His teaching, 3 "Listen to this! Behold, the sower went out to sow; 4 as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up."

Mark 4

While giving an explanation of the parable, Yeshua tells his disciples:

13. . . "Do you not understand this parable? How will you understand all the parables? 14"The sower sows the word. 15"These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them."

Mark 4

So we see that the bird that came and ate up the seeds represent Satan, who "comes and takes away the word which has been sown." Likewise, the birds that nest in the mustard plant representing the kingdom in the parable found in Mark 4 verses 30 to 32 are in fact a picture of Satan, who likewise infiltrated the "Kingdom," as he did back in the Garden of Eden. So the mustard plant is the largest in the garden of Yeshua’s parable, which shows how the Hebrew culture has in fact become the biggest "religion," or corrupted representation of Yah’s truth in the form of Christianity and Judaism.

Another parable is found in Matthew 13 verse 33:

33He spoke another parable to them, "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened."

Matthew 13

The three pecks of flour are the three major religions that are tied to Abraham: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, which are all corrupted forms of the Hebrew culture and truth. This is why Leviticus 23 verse 17 commands leaven to be added to the two loaves:

17"You shall bring in from your dwelling places two loaves of bread for a wave offering . . . they shall be of choice flour, baked with leaven. . . ."

Leviticus 23

We know what leaven represents, and there is another law that prohibits any food offering to be presented by fire with leaven or honey (a kind of leavening agent) mixed in.

11"No grain offering that you bring to Yah shall be made with leaven, for you shall burn no leaven nor any honey as a food offering to Yah."

Leviticus 2

Yet, the Feast of Weeks is considered a pure convocation and a Sabbath . . .

21"On this same day you shall make a proclamation as well; you are to have a pure convocation. You shall do no laborious work. It is to be a perpetual statute in all your dwelling places throughout your generations.

Leviticus 23

. . . This is because it fits into Yah’s law and perfect will, despite its representation.

FEAST OF WEEKS RECAP

When is Feast of Weeks?
It is observed 50 days after Wave Sheaf (Wave Sheaf being day 1 in the count). And it always lands on the first day of the week.

Who should observe this convocation?
Only Hebrew Israelites and those who have chosen to attach themselves to the true people of Israel and adopt their laws and customs as one with them.

What should be done during this feast?
Using four quarts of choice flour, two leavened loaves of bread must be baked in preparation for this day and eaten in observance of Feast of Weeks. And portions from the first five books of the Torah should be read aloud and explained from early morning till noon, if you are assembling. Or read to yourself from the Torah. This is commissioned in the Book of Nehemiah. But we will go into more detail on this subject in the Day of Atonement section of this video.

Remember that Feast of Weeks is a Sabbath, and according to Isaiah 58 verse 13, you are to:

13"Keep the Sabbath day pure. Don’t pursue your own interests on that day, but enjoy the Sabbath and speak of it with delight as Yah’s pure day. Honor the Sabbath in everything you do on that day, and don’t follow your own desires or talk idly.

Isaiah 58

How long is this law in effect?
Perhaps till all aspects of Feast of Weeks are fulfilled (both shadow and substance) and we are beyond this leavened age. But it may very well be for all eternity. Only Yah knows.

Part 3—Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Booths

FEAST OF TRUMPETS

23 Again Yah spoke to Moses, saying, 24 "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a pure convocation.’ "

25 " ‘You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to Yah.’ "

—Leviticus 23

The Feast of Trumpets is unique in that it is the only New Month day that is to be observed as a Sabbath. But like other New Month days and other appointed festivals, it involves the prophetic act of blowing of trumpets, which speaks to a very significant event that is hinted at in several scripture passages. Not least is Numbers 10:

1 Yah spoke further to Moses, saying, "Make yourself two trumpets of silver, of hammered work you shall make them; and you shall use them for summoning the congregation and for having the camps set out.

"When both are blown, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the doorway of the tent of meeting.

—Numbers 10

So the blowing of trumpets in one way typifies Israel gathering together, specifically at the doorway of the tent of meeting. We know that Yahushua is the door to salvation, so this is profound in and of itself. And the tent of meeting, or tabernacle represents atonement, or redemption; a way of righting oneself and getting back in favor with Yah. This also represents the work of Yahushua. Verses 9 and 10 of Numbers 10 give us additional reasons for the blowing of trumpets:

9 "When you go to war in your land against the adversary who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before Yah your Elohim, and be saved from your enemies."

10 "Also in the day of your gladness and in your appointed feasts, and on the first days of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be as a reminder of you before your Elohim. I am Yah your Elohim."

—Numbers 10

Verse 9 of Numbers 10 is of great interest, because it speaks of the trumpet being used as an alarm in time of war. When we look at the law surrounding Feast of Trumpets, as presented in Leviticus 23 verse 24, the term used to describe the blowing of trumpets, teruah, word H8643, actually carries the chief sense alarm of war or war-cry, according to Brown-Driver-Briggs. What does this tell us? Well, for one thing, the Feast of Trumpets represents a serious event that will fulfill verse 9 of Numbers 10.

9 "When you go to war in your land against the adversary who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before Yah your Elohim, and be saved from your enemies.

—Numbers 10

Many miss this important point. The blowing of trumpets is not ultimately fulfilled by the blowing of the actual metal instrument, but by the people of Israel crying out to Yah with their voices:

1 . . . Raise your voice like a trumpet. . . .

—Isaiah 58

Just as we are to cry aloud and spare not when it comes to pointing out the sins of our fellow Israelites, we are to raise our voices to Yah like trumpets so that he will remember us and deliver us from our enemies. This is demonstrated many times in Scripture:

20 They cried out to Elohim during the battle, and he answered their prayer because they trusted in him. So the Hagrites and all their allies were defeated.

—1 Chronicles 5

27 "Therefore you delivered them into the hand of their oppressors who oppressed them, but when they cried to you in the time of their distress, you heard from heaven, and according to your great compassion you gave them deliverers who delivered them from the hand of their oppressors."

28 "But as soon as they had rest, they did evil again before you; therefore you abandoned them to the hand of their enemies, so that they ruled over them. When they cried again to you, you heard from heaven, and many times you rescued them according to your compassion.

—Nehemiah 9

And David himself wrote:

4 Our ancestors trusted in you, and you rescued them. 5 They cried out to you and were saved. They trusted in you and were never disgraced.

—Psalm 22

So, the blowing of trumpets, which pictures our voices crying out to Yah in times of war, during which our enemies will seek to destroy us (as they are doing this very moment), will be fulfilled when we cry out to Yah collectively, as a nation of priests, so that he will hear from heaven and deliver us one final time. Although Numbers 10 verse 8 appoints the Levitical priests from the line of Aaron to blow the trumpets, we are now under the Melchizedek priesthood, which places all of Israel back in the position of priests, nationwide (see Psalm 110:4; Revelation 1:6 and 5:10). Therefore we are all to cry out, together, twelve tribes strong. This is what the final trumpet of Revelation points to:

15 Then the seventh heavenly messenger sounded his trumpet; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Master and of His Messiah; and He will reign forever and ever."

—Revelation 11

Since the blowing of trumpets also pictures a gathering together of Israel, the Feast of Trumpets also points to the great gathering of the twelve tribes scattered abroad, as promised by Yahushua himself:

31 "And he will send forth his heavenly messengers with a great trumpet and they will gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other."

—Matthew 24

That gathering will also involve the dead who sleep in the graves, for the kingdom must be filled with all the faithful from times past.

1 ". . . And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued."

2 "Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt."

—Daniel 12

So this memorial points to a time when Israel will finally be delivered from all its enemies, and the sleeping faithful will be released from their graves.

FEAST OF TRUMPETS RECAP

When is Feast of Trumpets?
It is always on the first day of the Seventh month of the Hebrew Calendar.

Do we need to blow trumpets on that day?
No. The blowing of trumpets points to the voices of the people of Israel crying out in distress, like during times of war, or calling to assemble.

Who should observe this convocation?
Only Hebrew Israelites and those who have chosen to attach themselves to the true people of Israel and adopt their laws and customs as one with them.

What should be done on this day?
We should reflect on the future deliverance of Israel and pray for it, and we should also look with hope toward the resurrection, where we will reunite with the faithful who have fallen asleep.

Also, since this is in fact a pure convocation, portions from the first five books of the Torah should be read aloud and explained on this day from early morning till noon, if you are assembling. Or read to yourself from the Torah.

Remember too that this is a Sabbath, and according to Isaiah 58 verse 13, you are to:

13 "Keep the Sabbath day pure. Don’t pursue your own interests on that day, but enjoy the Sabbath and speak of it with delight as Yah’s pure day. Honor the Sabbath in everything you do on that day, and don’t follow your own desires or talk idly.

—Isaiah 58

How long is this law in effect?
Perhaps till all aspects of Feast of Trumpets are fulfilled (both shadow and substance) and we are all delivered and perfected and no longer need a memorial. But it may very well be for all eternity. Only Yah knows.

DAY OF ATONEMENT

Leviticus chapter 5, verses 1 to 13 lists a set of sins that Israel was obligated to cleanse through sacrifices called sin offerings in the days of the Levitical Priesthood. Throughout the year, the people of Israel were commanded to sacrifice various animals through the priests, over which their sins would be confessed (the ones they became aware of). This occurred right up to the final great act of atonement on the Day of Atonement, where they would be made entirely right with Yah for the year and would be forgiven.

Today, this represents the process of repenting of sins we become aware of throughout the year, culminating in a broad repentance and confession of a blanket of all sins on the Day of Atonement, which occurs once each year.

34 This is a permanent law for you, to purify the people of Israel from their sins, making them right with Yah once each year. Moses followed all these instructions exactly as Yah had commanded him.

—Leviticus 16

Leviticus chapter 16 itself lays out specific details surrounding the Day of Atonement. Verses 1 and 2 explain that the high priest was not to enter the Most Pure Place behind the inner curtain, because the Ark’s cover, the place of atonement, was there, above which hovered Yah’s presence in the form of a cloud. Any high priest entering on days other than the Day of Atonement would die.

In Leviticus 16 verse 4, we see that the high priest was to wash his body thoroughly and dress himself from the head down in sacred linen garments before performing the duties required on the Day of Atonement, which involved cleansing the Most Pure Place. And why fine linen?

8 It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the set apart ones.

—Revelation 19

This is a shadow of the substance that is the Messiah, who is our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, according to Psalm 110 verse 4. He is so pure he is clothed with light and supreme brightness:

1 Bless Yah, O my soul! O Yah my Elohim, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty, 2 Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak. . . .

—Psalm 104

Leviticus chapter 16 verses 5 to 10 explain that the high priest was to sacrifice animals both for himself and his family, as well as for Israel, and two goats were to be selected: one for a sin offering and the other for a scapegoat. The goat chosen as the sin offering represents Yeshua’s sacrifice, and the goat chosen as the scapegoat represents Satan:

20 "When Aaron has finished making atonement for the Most Pure Place, the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall bring forward the live goat."

21 "He is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites—all their sins—and put them on the goat’s head. . . ."

—Leviticus 16

Whatever sins we fail to confess during the Day of Atonement, simply because we cannot recall them, Yeshua, as our high priest, will confess on our behalf, so we are entirely cleansed of all our sins during this convocation.

21 "He shall send the goat away into the wilderness in the care of someone appointed for the task. 22 The goat will carry on itself all their sins to a remote place; and the man shall release it in the wilderness.

—Leviticus 16

This prophetic act will have its ultimate fulfillment when Revelation 20 verses 1 and 2 are lived out:

1 Then I saw a heavenly messenger coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.

2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.

—Revelation 20

A heavenly messenger will be the special person appointed for the task of binding Satan and casting him into the virtual wilderness, which is the bottomless pit, or Abyss, so the believers who will form the great multitude in Revelation 7 verses 9-17 can serve Yah in peace and righteousness in the millennium, after having their sins transferred to the head of the banished Satan. This prophetic event will be fulfilled right after the gathering of Israel and the resurrection that is the Feast of Trumpets, which will launch us into the thousand years. All this will be the fulfillment of the Day of Atonement. As part of the command to observe this day we are told:

29 And this shall be a statute forever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall humble yourselves, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourns among you.

—Leviticus 16

We are to "humble ourselves." Some translations term this "afflict our souls" or "deny ourselves," and commentaries and interpretations on the Hebrew phrase used (that being t’annu word H6031) have overwhelming deemed this a fast. However, the root word for t’annu is anah, which, according to the Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon and other scholarly and credible sources gives the sense be occupied with and concern one; also humble oneself and be lowly, submissive, or be put down or become low.

In other words, t’annu, which is often understood as fasting, actually means to be occupied with concern while being lowly, or submissive. This refers to confessing our sins, expressing sorrow, and being heavy of spirit because of those sins as we confess them on the Day of Atonement. That is the process of affliction or humbling we are to undergo. But to assert that this convocation is a mandatory fast is not scriptural. However, unlike other feast days, where the law required certain foods to be eaten, there seems to be no restriction against fasting on this convocation.

Leviticus 17 verses 1 to 11 explains why blood sacrifices were key to our cleansing from sin. Animals were to be brought to the priests and not sacrificed in the open field, and certainly not to pagan deities! And this law was for both Hebrews and foreigners living among Israel. Now our High Priest and Great Sacrifice is found in Yeshua, who gave his life for his people, Israel (see Matthew 1 verse 21; Acts 5 verses 30 and 31; and Isaiah 45 verse 17).

Leviticus 23 verse 27 explains that the Day of Atonement, like all other days of assembly was a pure convocation, or miqra (MIK-RAW') (H4744). The Hebrew word miqra, according to Brown-Driver-Briggs, is a convocation, or sacred assembly. A day for the gathering of the people Israel, in other words, wherever possible (i.e., in the event they could be gathered together). Miqra also carries the sense, reading, which is wonderfully illustrated in the Book of Nehemiah.

1 And all the people gathered as one man at the square which was in front of the Water Gate, and they asked Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses which Yah had given to Israel.

2 Then Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly of men, women and all who could listen with understanding, on the first day of the seventh month.

3 He read from it before the square which was in front of the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of men and women, those who could understand; and all the people were attentive to the book of the law.

8 They read from the book, from the law of Elohim, distinctly, giving the sense so that they understood the reading.

—Nehemiah 8

Since our priest is now Yeshua, a priest is not required to read the book of the law and give an interpretation. This can be done by ordinary Hebrews who are led by the Spirit, and this task should be shared since we are all equal as brothers and sisters according to Matthew 23 verse 8. A few final points from Leviticus chapter 23 are as follows:

30 And whatsoever soul it be that does any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.

31 You shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

32 It shall be unto you a Sabbath of rest, and you shall humble yourselves: in the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening unto evening, shall you celebrate your Sabbath.

—Leviticus 23

No work is to be done on this day (verse 30) for it is a Sabbath that begins on the evening of the previous day (verse 32). And it is to be observed wherever you dwell, even during our captivity (verse 31). This is one of two high Sabbaths. The word "high," as used in John 19:31, which refers to a type of Sabbath they were preparing for, is the Greek word megas (G3173), which means large or great (like our English word mega) and it is associated with two other Greek words, megistos (G3176), (MEG'-IS-TOS) which means greatest, and meizon (G3187), (MIDE'-ZONE) which means greater,or more.

What does all this mean exactly? Well, a regular Sabbath was and is from morning to evening, but a high Sabbath, or megas Sabbath, is larger than usual. This is because a previous night is attached to it. Again, there are only two high, or large Sabbaths found in the entire Scriptures, and they are the first day of Unleavened Bread, which has the prior night of Passover attached to it, and the Day of Atonement, both observed from the evening of one day to the evening of another.

Read our Hebrew article What Constitutes a Day in Scripture? at www.kingdompreppers.org for much more on this, including a review of verses like Genesis 1 verse 5.

DAY OF ATONEMENT RECAP:

When is the Day of Atonement?
It is always on the tenth day of the Seventh month of the Hebrew Calendar, from the evening of the ninth day to the evening of the tenth day.

Is it a mandatory fast?
No. You can choose to fast, but whether you fast or not, you should be sorrowful as you confess your sin throughout the observance of the atonement, which will make you right with Yah.

Who should observe this convocation?
Hebrew Israelites and foreigners within their dwellings (or those who have chosen to attach themselves to the true people of Israel and adopt their laws and customs as one with them). And you are to observe it no matter where you are.

What should be done on this day?
Besides humbly confessing sins as mentioned, portions from the first five books of the Torah should be read aloud and explained on that day from early morning till noon, if you are assembling. Or read to yourself from the Torah. We should also be confessing all past unintentional sins as well as intentional sins, and we should also repent on behalf of all Israel as well as our forefathers and mothers. Remember too that this is a Sabbath, and according to Isaiah 58 verse 13, you are to:

13 "Keep the Sabbath day pure. Don’t pursue your own interests on that day, but enjoy the Sabbath and speak of it with delight as Yah’s pure day. Honor the Sabbath in everything you do on that day, and don’t follow your own desires or talk idly.

—Isaiah 58

This is a high Sabbath of course, in that it encompasses a night and day, so you must honor the evening and night portion from the ninth day as well as the tenth day portion.

How long is this law in effect?
Perhaps until all sin is completely eradicated, though this may very well be an eternal memorial. Only Yah knows for certain.

FEAST OF BOOTHS

Leviticus 23 verses 33 to 36 explains that the Feast of Booths, which occurs five days after the Day of Atonement, is another seven-day pure convocation or time of assembly for the people of Israel, the first day of which is to be observed as a Sabbath. That day is the 15th day of the seventh month. The eighth day, or 22nd day of the seventh month, is to be observed as another Sabbath, and special offerings by fire were to be presented to Yah for the entire duration of the feast, the details of which are given in Numbers 29 verses 13 to 39. Today, these offerings are fulfilled in Yeshua.

Leviticus 23 verse 39 is a call to remember the seven-day observance, and it is specified in the verse that this feast occurs after Israel had harvested all the produce of the land. This means that the Feast of Booths was a celebration of both the spring and summer harvests and was in itself an ingathering of the bountiful harvests that came prior to its celebration. This pictures the last great gathering together of all those who will form the Kingdom during the age of the millennial reign.

12 Yet the time will come when Yah will gather them together like handpicked grain. One by one he will gather them—from the Euphrates River in the east to the Brook of Egypt in the west.

13 In that day the great trumpet will sound. Many who were dying in exile in Assyria and Egypt will return to Jerusalem to worship Yah on his pure mountain.

—Isaiah 27

Then, in the millennium itself, the highest fulfillment of the Feast of Booths will be seen in the nations who will come up to worship from year to year and dwell in booths, as instructed in Leviticus 23 verses 40 to 42. The nations in these last days will experience the same thing Israel did following the Exodus: they will dwell in shelters during the thousand years:

16 In the end, the enemies of Jerusalem who survive the plague will go up to Jerusalem each year to worship the King, Yah of Heaven’s Armies, and to celebrate the Festival of Booths.

17 Any nation in the world that refuses to come to Jerusalem to worship the King, Yah of Heaven’s Armies, will have no rain.

—Zechariah 14

Leviticus 23 verse 43 tells us why Israel was to celebrate the Feast of Booths:

43 This will remind each new generation of Israelites that I made their ancestors live in shelters when I rescued them from the land of Egypt. I am Yah your Elohim.

—Leviticus 23

Dwelling in booths or temporary shelters also represents our spirits being housed in earthly bodies during our temporary sojourn in this earth apart from Yah. These corporeal, earthly bodies, which decay, will one day be replaced with permanent, spiritual bodies. The highest spiritual fulfillment of this feast will happen during the millennium, when people of the nations will go up to Jerusalem from year to year to worship Yah, as stated in Zechariah 14:16 and 17. The people of those nations will still be in temporary, earthly bodies that are subject to death:

20 No longer will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his days; for the youth will die at the age of one hundred and the one who does not reach the age of one hundred will be thought accursed.

—Isaiah 65:20

—FEAST OF BOOTHS RECAP:

When is the Feast of Booths?
It always starts on the fifteenth day of the Seventh month of the Hebrew Calendar, and it is a seven-day festival. Only the first and eighth day of this feast are pure convocations, or Sabbaths. They are to be observed from sunrise to sunset.

Do we have to be in tents for this feast?
No. Our earthly bodies already represent the booths this feast pointed to. Also, Yah used to choose the places where we held these feasts, as commanded in Deuteronomy 16:15. This required us to be a nation under Yah’s leadership. The places Yah eventually chose while we were a nation varied from Shiloh (Joshua 18:1), from which his spirit eventually departed (1 Samuel 4:22) to Jerusalem. His presence has since departed Jerusalem as well, and we are scattered in captivity. Therefore, we cannot keep this feast as scripturally commanded until we are gathered.

Who should observe this convocation?
All Hebrew Israelites and foreigners within their dwellings (or those who have chosen to attach themselves to the true people of Israel and adopt their laws and customs as one with them). (See Deuteronomy 16:14.)

What should be done during this feast?
The first day is a feast day and a time of joy. Portions from the first five books of the Torah should be read aloud and explained on that day from early morning till noon, if you are assembling. Or read to yourself from the Torah. The eighth day of this feast is also a Sabbath, but unlike the first day it is to be a solemn time; a time of serious reflection, particularly about what this feast points to: the judgment following the millennium. According to Isaiah 58 verse 13, you are to:

13 "Keep the Sabbath day pure. Don’t pursue your own interests on that day, but enjoy the Sabbath and speak of it with delight as Yah’s pure day. Honor the Sabbath in everything you do on that day, and don’t follow your own desires or talk idly.

—Isaiah 58:13

How long is this law in effect?
Perhaps until all of Yah’s servants are given immortal bodies and are no longer temporarily sojourning apart from him. But this may very well be an eternal memorial. Only Yah knows for certain.

CONCLUSION

To sum up the prophetic fulfillments of the feasts, Passover represents Yeshua’s sacrifice, Wave Sheaf is his resurrection and ascension. Unleavened Bread is the period when the emissaries spread the unleavened, pure doctrinal truth of Scripture to the world. The Feast of Weeks, with its two leavened loaves, represents the 2,000 years since the work of the emissaries where false doctrines reigned supreme and we received tainted teachings of the Messiah and the Good News; where Khazarians are seen as Israel, and Christianity has taken control of dispensing the Word, which it has corrupted.

The Feast of Trumpets is the gathering of Israel and the first resurrection, which is directly ahead of us, and the Day of Atonement is the swift judgment that immediately follows it, where Yeshua will destroy his enemies and save all those with a sincere and contrite heart toward him. Satan will be bound while the believers will enter the millennium and partake in the 1,000-year age that is the Feast of Booths. This is why the first seven days of that feast are a time for joy and rejoicing as described in Deuteronomy 16 verse 14. This represents the millennium, where Satan will be locked up and peace will reign.

But the last great day of the feast, the eighth day, is a solemn one, as described in Leviticus 23 verse 36. Solemn means, "not cheerful, or smiling," and is a time of "seriousness." This represents the last great day, or the beginning of the eighth thousand year following the end of the millennium, when Satan will be loosed as mentioned in Revelation 20 verses 7 to 9. This will bring an end to the happy seventh-day millennium, hence the solemn nature of the eighth day of the Feast of Booths.

This is what the feasts truly represent prophetically. And after the wicked are vanquished, and Satan and death are cast into the lake of fire, and sin and evil are completely ended, there will be eternal celebration; celebration so wonderful, so sublime we can’t quite put it into words. But, we at Kingdom Preppers imagine it will be a little something . . . like this:

Outro Song


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