The Feasts and Festivals Were FUFILLED IN CHRIST
At The Time of His 1st Coming
So NONE of them Could be A SIGN of His 2nd Coming!!!
September 25, 2022
Eschatology is the study of the Kingdom of Heaven as it relates to Christ’s DIVINE PLAN concerning the last or final events of Human History. And since almost everyone alive today can see that this World is moving fast to what could be THE END OF THE WOLRD if Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping decide to use their vast arsenals of WMD’S – that makes what position we take on the Millennial reign of Christ’s Kingdom a very important topic. For what position we take REVEALS whether we are SAVED OR NOT SAVED in Christ’s eyes -- or as Tim LaHaye would say -- whether we are “Left Behind” after the Pre-Trib Rapture or NOT!!!
And because Christ has put such a TREMENDOUS PASSION in my heart to learn as much as He will teach me about THE RAPTURE and His 2nd Coming so that I can write these Commentaries for Him which I have been doing now for well over 20 years – in this commentary below He has put a burden on my heart to write that we are TODAY LIVING in “THE TIME of the SIGNS” which is much more important to understand than just recognizing the “Signs of the Time.”
For just about every “so called” World Renowned Bible Prophecy Expert today is weighing in daily on what they think are “THE SIGNS of the Time” of Christ’s 2nd Coming and the Timing of THE RAPTURE. And while most of them would agree that we are IN the last of the LAST DAYS of this Present Age of Humanity when mankind can easily annihilate the human race with WMD’S – hardly any of them will admit that the TIME of all of these SIGNS is the prophesied TIME OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION
And as I’ve written many times before – while there are four major millennial positions in the Church today – there are really only 2 that are widely taught and those 2 are Amillennialism and Dispensationalism. And while I was raised Presbyterian and didn’t hear much about these 2 Eschatological positions while growing up – after I was married my family and I attended Non-Denominational Churches for over 20 years that taught Dispensationalism where I was surrounded by Pre-Trib Rapture Enthusiasts until Christ taught me through His word and His Holy Spirit that Amillennialism was the True Eschatology that He taught in His Gospel – NOT Dispensationalism!!!
For Amillennialism maintains that we “ELECT” are NOW TODAY living in the present reign of Christ recorded in Revelation 20:4 which BEGAN with His ascension to The Throne of David!!! And rest assured -- John SAW in his 7thvision recorded in Revelation Chapter 20 that we “Elect” have been reigning with Christ in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” since Christ’s Ascension and will continue to reign with Him
until His 2nd Coming.
That’s WHY it just can’t be reiterated enough that the “restoration” of Christ’s Kingdom came when our souls were resurrected at the Cross. For the word “regeneration” means to renew or restore. In other words -- simply put – it means “to be born again” – where one is made new by the Holy Spirit indwelling us if Christ chose to save us. And when Dispensationalists teach that the 70th Week Prophecy is yet Future along with the 1000 years that Dispensationalists believe is the time when Christ will restore the Kingdom and reign in Jerusalem from the rebuilt 3rd Temple – then what about the Disciples and those of us who have followed Christ since the Cross – haven’t we been “re-born” yet and aren’t we reigning NOW with Christ???!!! Or does everyone have to wait until AFTER 7 FUTURE years of Tribulation
to reign with Christ???!!!
CLEARLY -- Christ had the Apostle Peter teach recorded in Acts 2:30-32 that He had ALREADY instituted His Kingdom reign by His death – resurrection -- and ascension to the Throne of David which will be fully realized and manifested in Heaven at His 2nd Coming when the 2nd Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy is then fulfilled. But Dispensationalists say: “NO”!!! That Christ won’t sit on David’s Throne until a LITERAL rebuilt 3rdTemple in Jerusalem is built AFTER the Pre-Trib Rapture and AFTER 7 years of Tribulation when Christ will THEN FINALLY reign as King of His Kingdom on Earth for a 1000 years.
That’s WHY which Eschatology one believes in is so important living as close to THE RAPTURE and the 2nd Coming of Christ as we are TODAY – and it’s WHY I’ve written in my last 2 Commentaries that “while Amillennialists like myself believe that The Kingdom of Christ” is a SPIRITUAL KINGDOM where Christ’s HOLY SPIRIT dwells within us as Christ taught -- Dispensationalists teach that Christ doesn’t even HAVE A KINGDOM YET!!! REALLY???!!!– how can Christ be a KING if He has NO KINGDOM yet – that makes NO BIBLICAL SENSE AT ALL!!!
And while Amillennialism teaches that the Kingdom of Christ on earth is NOW being extended and advanced through the preaching of the True Gospel of Christ and has been since Christ’s Ascension – Dispensationalists say that besides not having a Kingdom yet – NONE of THE JEWS have a New Covenant relationship with Christ spoken of in Daniel 9:27 because that Covenant they say is a FUTURE Covenant of Peace that “THE ANTICHRIST” will make with 15.2 MILLION unbelieving JEWS soon in the Future 7 years of Tribulation. HONESTLY – is it any wonder that Christ prophesied that the #1 SIGN of His 2nd Coming would be SPIRITUAL DECLENSION???!!!
CLEARLY – the SPIRITUAL WARFARE that was so prevalent at Christ’s 1st Coming in the 1st Century between Him and “the Religious Elites” concerning whether He was “the Messiah the Prince” prophesied in Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy OR NOT -- is FORESHADOWED by the SPIRITUAL WARFARE still going on TODAY between our 21st Century “Religious Elites” and Christ now at His 2nd Coming over whether Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy has been fulfilled or NOT!!!
And while Amillennialists like myself DO NOT believe that the Covenant of Daniel 9:27 is a Covenant of Peace allegedly that will be confirmed by “THE ANTICHRIST” after the Pre-Trib Rapture of the Church and mid-way through the 7 years of Tribulation – Dispensationalists believe that it is!!!!!! And in all due respect – then where is the prophecy that prophesies the New Covenant of Grace that Christ has made with “the many” of us in His Book of Life which paid for our sins if it’s NOT Daniel 9:27???!!!
The 70th Week of Daniel That was Strengthened by Christ and Symbolizes
the New Testament Period Is The Prophecy of the Feast of Tabernacles
That we “Elect” Have Been Keeping
CLEARLY -- the infamous “70th week” of Daniel’s Prophecy that the New Covenant is strengthened -- symbolizes the New Testament Period in which we “Elect” have been keeping the Feast of Tabernacles by being IN CHRIST. For both prophecies prophesy that Christ was “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME to confirm or strengthen the New Covenant for “one week.”
And clearly -- Christ confirmed or gave it the strength of efficacy by the sacrifice of Himself which is what is meant by Daniel prophesying that the Covenant “was made strong for one week” -- which is Christ illustrating to us that this week is the New Covenant week. And it’s also the week that the Feast of Tabernacles typified -- in that this ceremony looked forward to Christ’s 1st Coming – NOT His 2nd Coming. For this week figuratively is the period we “Elect” have “tabernacled in the wilderness of the world as strangers and pilgrims” while being secure because of the sacrifice of Christ made for our sins at the Cross.
And the reason WHY Zechariah Chapter 14 is so important TODAY going through “THE TIME OF THE SIGNS” that Christ gave of the Great Tribulation – is that it clearly connects the Feast of Tabernacles with the prophesied Kingdom of Christ when it teaches that “the living waters” would only be found in Jerusalem – and that all of the Lord’s people would have to go there to receive it. And OBVIOUSLY -- this is not a prophecy from the Lord that teaches somehow that LITERALLY every believer in the world has to go to the Middle East City of Jerusalem in this now 21st Century 3 times every year to keep the Law in order to be saved – or that we have to still observe the 3 Major Festivals which are: 1) The Feast of Unleavened Bread which is Passover – and 2) The Feast of Weeks which is also called “the Feast of Firstfruits” when Pentecost took place – and 3) The Feast of Tabernacles. For the Book of Zechariah like most Apocalyptic Literature of the Bible is written in HIGHLY CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE to REVEAL the Spiritual Truths regarding
the Kingdom of Heaven.
And because these verses are written in HIGHLY CRYPTIC LANGUAGE – in all due respect Dispensationalists who I call “The LITERAL AT ALL COSTS Exegesis Crowd” have erroneously concluded that the Prophecy of The Feast of Tabernacles in Zechariah Chapter 14 has to be a Future event because they can’t think in the SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE that Christ wrote it in. When Amillennialists like myself believe that this Chapter is speaking of the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” where those of us saved souls that Christ resurrected at the Cross are RIGHT NOW dwelling in PEACE AND SAFETY
being IN CHRIST.
In other words -- the Jerusalem that is in view in Zechariah Chapter 14 is not the LITERAL CITY in the Middle East – but the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” where those of us that Christ has saved in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST exist on Earth TODAY fighting this Final Spiritual Battle going through this time now of prophesied GREAT TRIBULATION waiting for Christ to RAPTURE US on the LAST DAY!!!
And when we read in Zechariah Chapter 14 about the coming of Christ -- when “living waters” would go out from Jerusalem and that The Lord would be King over the whole Earth – Dispensationalists believe and teach in their Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism that this prophecy -- like Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy -- is yet Future and primarily a prophecy for THE JEWS of the Nation of Israel. But “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology REVEALS that Zechariah Chapter 14 is speaking of the prophesied 1st Coming of Christ as “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME REVEALED in Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy – NOT His 2nd Coming. In other words – Christ is “the Living water” for those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST -- and He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords who has fulfilled every Feast and Festival Day for us including
The Last Feast of the Feast of Tabernacles prophesied in Zechariah Chapter 14!!!
CLEARLY -- The Nation of Israel of old was a “type” or representation of The True Spiritual Israel of God which is Christ’s Holy Nation today of a REMNANT brought out of every Nation and made up of Jews and Gentiles reconciled together into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST. And this ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST is “symbolized” as being a woman because symbolically The Eternal Global Church of Christ is “the Bride” of Christ. And this True ETERNAL Church of Christ is NOT to be confused with the External Global Harlot Church that John describes in the Book of Revelation which is steeped in APOSTASY and filled to the rafter with False Prophets!!!
And while Dispensationalists do not believe that we are tabernacling with Christ NOW in His Millennial Kingdom that was inaugurated at His 1st Coming -- Christ’s True Gospel says our body is a Holy Temple of God wherein Christ dwells. And that Christ is the Holy Temple wherein we “Elect” dwell. That is the intimate relationship that EXPLAINS the SPRITUAL NATURE of Christ’s Kingdom where He as God has been tabernacling with us 1/3 Remnant that Christ prophesied would be saved out of this World. And that’s WHY our bodies are actually spoken of as tabernacles of God -- because He dwells within us.
And after this present Millennial reign on Earth with Christ is over -- and our wilderness sojourn is through – we “Elect” who Christ has NOW SAVED will put off this temporary tabernacle which is our body. And we will receive our New resurrected Bodies when our present reign in this SPIRITUAL HEAVENLY KINGDOM of Christ on Earth will be delivered up to God. And Christ’s Restored Millennial Kingdom will be CONSUMMATED when THE RAPTURE takes place on the LAST DAY and the World will then END!!!
This is what the rejoicing in the Feast of Tabernacles looked forward to. The coming reign of Christ in His Kingdom as He dwells with us -- and we serve Him as His loyal servants. For we “Elect” are both IN HIM as He is the Holy Temple -- and He dwells within us as our body is the Holy Temple. This is because Christ within us makes our body His habitation and thus a Holy Temple. And it’s also what Christ meant when He was speaking of HIS BODY being The New Testament Temple when He said:
“Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
CLEARLY – Christ fulfilled the prophesy of the Old Testament that the Messiah would come and restore the fallen tabernacle of David recorded in Amos 9:11 and Acts 15:16. And the WAY that He restored that Tabernacle to the rightful Heirs -- was to build the body of Christ. For Christ is the chief corner stone of the building again of the Holy Temple. This is the true tabernacle of God dwelling with us which makes our bodies tabernacles of God. And this is our Festival of rejoicing in tabernacles which fulfills the Feast of Tabernacles recorded in Zechariah Chapter 14. And which also relates to and is the fulfillment of Christ’s 1st Coming as “the Messiah the Prince” recorded in Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy!!!
But when one is part of “The LITERAL at all costs Exegesis Group” as “The Religious Elites” are today who believe in Dispensationalism – they can’t understand the SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE that Christ wrote about The Feast of Tabernacles being fulfilled at the time of His 1st Coming. And that’s WHY Dispensationalists can’t understand from Christ’s True Eschatology that we are living in “THE TIME OF THE SIGNS” when Satan has now been LOOSED by Christ to fight the Final Battle of “Armageddon. And that “Armageddon” is the SPIRITUAL CONFLICT and the SPIRITUAL PLACE of Christ’s VICTORY over SATAN
and ALL EVIL.
Because we “Elect” IN CHRIST are “The True Spiritual Israel of God”
And Christ’s RESTORED Holy Nation
That Proves Man’s Eschatology WRONG!!!
To believe Christ’s TRUE GOSPEL – one must believe that Christ’s Kingdom was restored and inaugurated at the Cross when the souls of His 1/3 Remnant from this World’s population -- which included BOTH Jews and Gentiles -- were risen with Him when He rose from the Dead!!! And that when we rose with Christ our sins were purged from us!!! For according to Christ’s True Gospel and Eschatology He is DEFINITELY NOT coming back to purge the sins of the 15.2 Million Jews left in the World in this 21st Century in a “different way”– HARDLY!!! Everyone who was ever saved was saved by Christ’s death on the Cross – there’s NO OTHER WAY of Salvation. THINK ABOUTIT – if Christ’s Kingdom has NOT been restored yet – then NO ONE’S SINS have been purged yet!!! And that’s WHY it is so important to accept that Christ FULFILLED the things outlined in Daniel 9:24 for EVERYONE of us in His Book of Life when He came as “the Messiah the Prince” prophesied in Daniel 9:27!!!
In other words -- Christ has ALREADY FULFILLED all the “types and shadows” of the Law – not to mention all of the Old Testament Feasts and Festival Days by His Death and resurrection!!! And to believe otherwise – is to believe A LIE that His Death DID NOT put an END to Temple Worship forever by the New Covenant of Grace which instituted the NEW ORDER OF SPIRITUAL WORSHIP as we read in Hebrew 10:1-22!!! And to believe that the Old Order of Ceremonial Worship only has been done away with for THE CHURCH and NOT for THE JEWS in the Nation of Israel -- is yet another LIE!!! And with Christ’s 2nd Coming so near – the question if whether Christ has RESTORED His Millennial Kingdom or NOT really should be answered – for NO ONE is saved by believing in a False Gospel which include Christ’s 2nd Coming and THE RAPTURE as part of His Gospel Message!!!
That’s WHY it just can’t be reiterated enough that the veil in the Temple split from top to bottom at the very moment of Christ’s Death. And that meant that a NEW WAY and a NEW ORDER of SPIRITUAL WORSHIP had replaced the OLD ORDER of CEREMONIAL WORSHIP where only the Temple Priests and the High Priest himself could offer animal sacrifice to atone for sin!!! CLEARLY -- Christ paid for our sins with His shed Blood which put an end to the Old Covenant along with the Old Order of Ceremonial Worship!!! So WHY on Earth would it be part of Christ’s Salvation Plan to restore the Old Covenant and the Old Order of Ceremonial Worship for THE JEWS in order to FULFILL the prophecy of “the restoration of all things”???!!!
And it’s also WHY it is so important to believe that “The Rapture TRUTH” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology teaches us “Elect” that Christ’s Blood – His Priesthood – His entrance into Heaven and His exaltation to the Throne of David in Heaven are ALL the effectual ACCOMPLISHMENTS of not only the Salvation of the WHOLE 1/3 Remnant that He REVEALED to Zechariah that would be saved out of this Human Race – but that His Salvation Program was the FULFILLMENT of the 1st Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy which prophesied that Christ’s ETERNAL PURPOSE AND CAUSE of coming to Earth was to RESTORE a Remnant of the Nation to God – NEVER to restore the WHOLE Nation!!!
And clearly -- Christ’s Kingdom was restored and inaugurated at the Cross when the souls of His 1/3 Remnant from this World’s population -- which included BOTH Jews and Gentiles -- were risen with Him when He rose from the Dead!!! And that when we rose with Christ our sins were purged from us!!! He’s NOT coming back to purge the sins of the15.2 Million Jews left in the World in this 21st Century a “different way” – HARDLY!!! Everyone who was ever saved was saved by Christ’s death on the Cross – there’s NO OTHER WAY of Salvation. THINK ABOUT IT – if Christ’s Kingdom has NOT been restored yet – then NO ONE’S SINS have been purged yet!!! GOD FORBID!!! Again -- that is WHY it is so important to accept Christ’s FULFILLED prophecies!!!
And it also explains WHY there will NEVER be a restoration of Judaism as a “restoration of all things” – REALLY!!! For if ever Christ should again receive the sacrifices of Jewish Ceremonial Worship from the hands of men upon a material Altar in a rebuilt 3rd Temple by reinstating in the Nation of Israel the Old Covenant and the Old Order of Ceremonial Worship – then it would mean that THE CHRIST that we worship is AN IMPOSTER. That the Blood that He shed for our sins was USELESS. And that The Good News of the Gospel is NOT REALLY GOOD NEWS AT ALL!!! And worst of all -- that we are STILL IN OUR SINS!!! GOD FORBID!!!
And that’s WHY “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology REVEALS that ALL the Feast and Festival Days were FULFILLED IN CHRIST and that Christ has been reigning in His Restored Millennial Kingdom since it’s inauguration at the Cross. And it’s also WHY it would be Biblically incorrect at best to think anything other than that Christ fulfilled the Feast of Tabernacles which is the LAST 7th FESTIVAL the very same way that His Death on the Cross fulfilled the Feast of Passover and The Feast of Pentecost. And while it is TRUE that “Rosh Hashanah” is “the Feast of Trumpets” which occurred in the Fall and marked the beginning of ten days of consecration and repentance before God which happens to fall on this VERY DAY – there is still LITERALLY NO sacrifice Feast of Israel that does NOT point to the broken Body of Christ – for they ALL DO!!!
JUDAISM is the same CHRIST-REJECTING False Religion that the Pharisees Taught
Only now Repackaged in New Testament Apparel and called “Dispensationalism”!!!
CLEARLY – what “The Rapture Truth” REVEALS in Christ’s True Eschatology – is that Christ taught that when He saves us then we are keeping and practicing “The Passover Feast” – “The First Fruits Feast” -- and “The Feast of Tabernacles” IN HIM. For these 3 Major Feast Days were FULFILLED by Christ’s Death and Resurrection for all of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST. This is one of the most important TRUTHS of the GOOD NEWS of the Gospel of Christ – that by being IN HIM these 3 Major Feast Days are kept FOREVER as explicitly required by His Law. For just as Christ taught -- the Laws aren’t done away with – A MILLION TIMES NO!!! -- they are simply FULFILLED and COMPLETED IN CHRIST!!!
That’s WHY it just can’t be reiterated enough that the Truth of the Gospel is that Christ fulfilled ALL of the Feast and Festival Days. And if we celebrate these Old Testament ceremonies – we are FIGHTING AGAINST CHRIST by declaring that He as “the Messiah the Prince” in Daniel 9:27 has not yet COME to fulfill the LAW for us “Elect”!!! And that’s WHY this Final Spiritual Battle is MAN AT WAR WITH CHRIST AND HIS WORD. For HONESTLY – it’s the LACK OF ACCEPTANCE of Christ’s Word of the fulfillment of His prophesies that is today causing the “Great Apostasy” and the “falling away” from the Faith that Christ prophesied would be the root of ALL ERROR before His 2nd Coming!!!
And sadly – because many Dispensationalists are today following the Hebrew Roots Movement– they simply do not understand that by their keeping the Old Testament Feasts and Festivals and by their preaching that these Feast Days should still be observed by Professed Christians -- that they are fighting against Christ’s True Gospel which teaches that He FULFILLED the 1st Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy. For clearly – the Hebrew Roots Movement that so many Dispensationalists follow -- teaches that there must be a return to the Old Testament ways and LAWS of the Torah for THE JEWS -- which in all due respect is HYPOCRITICAL when they insist that they believe in the New Testament teaching that Christ became the LAW for us in THE CHURCH. So let me get this straight – He became THE LAW for us in THE CHURCH -- but NOT for THE JEWS in the Nation of Israel yet???!!! That is clearly NOT what Christ had Paul prophesy when he wrote from Christ that there was only ONE TRUE BODY – NOT TWO as Dispensationalists teach when we read:
“For you are ALL sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all ONE (meaning ONE BODY!!!) in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (of Eternal Life which is what it means!!!) (Gal. 3:24-29)
But the Pharisees and the Sadducees clearly REJECTED the TRUTH that Christ had come as “the Messiah the Prince” of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy to RESTORE a Remnant of the Nation of Israel back to God. And the JUDAISM that they taught at the 1st Coming of Christ -- has now been repackaged in New Testament Apparel and called “Dispensationalism” which is still the same CHRIST-REJECTING False Religion that the Pharisees and Sadducees taught. And what Dispensationalist are doing is DENYING that Christ BROKE DOWN the Middle Wall of Separation that Paul prophesied was BROKEN DOWN by their teaching that there are STILL 2 Bodies -- when we read that there IS NOT when Christ had Paul prophesy: “For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, (Body – NOT TWO!!!) and has broken down the Middle Wall of separation.” (Ephesians 2:14)
CLEARLY -- “the unpardonable sin” is assigning Christ’s finished work to SATAN which is what Dispensationalists do in declaring relentlessly that Daniel 9:27 is a prophecy about “THE ANTICHRIST” -- NOT a prophecy of JESUS CHRIST confirming His New Covenant of Grace with “the many” of us in His Book of Life. And this is the same unpardonable sin that the Pharisees and the Sadducees were also committing when they assigned Christ’s Works and miracles to THE DEVIL!!!
And what’s even WORSE – is that Dispensationalists continue to insist that the whole Nation of Israel became “reborn” on May 14, 1948. Never mind that SALVATION has never been National -- but INDIVIDUAL with Paul teaching from Christ that there has only been the Election and Predestination of only a REMNANT at any time in Human History as we read in Ephesians 1:3-14!!! HONESTLY -- how does anyone become “born-again” WITHOUT having a New Covenant Relationship with Christ – let alone a WHOLE NATION becoming born-again on the very same DAY???!!! And not to be disrespectful – but Salvation is NOT NATIONAL because if it were National then so would JUDGMENT be National. And that would mean that everyone is responsible for all the sins of the Nation as well as their own – which is ABSURD!!!
What most Christians today don’t realize is that the False Religion known as “Judaism” with its traditions and falsehoods that were taught by the Pharisees and the Sadducees – really did NOT even formally come into existence until 600 years AFTER Christ’s Ascension. In other words – the Religion that the Pharisees actually taught was NOT formally called “Judaism” until well AFTER Christ’s Ministry on Earth. And while the current American use of the term “Judeo-Christian” is a reference used commonly that Judaism and Christianity are somehow based on the same belief system – CHRIST DID NOT teach Judaism!!!
But the term “Judeo-Christian” continued to gain popularity in the 1940’s as it was part of a concerted effort of countering “Anti-Semitism” with the idea that the foundation of morals and laws in the United States was a shared one between Jews and Christians. But at best this term should be an OXIMORON if one realizes that Judaism is a CHRIST-REJECTING FALSE RELIGION – while the Christianity that Christ taught is of course the CHRIST-ACCEPTING TRUTH that He is “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME to save the 1/3 Remnant of this World that He REVEALED to Zechariah recorded in Zechariah 13:8-9 that would be saved!!!
And what needs to be realized is that Judaism began with the codification of the Babylonian Talmud – NOT the Books of the Old Testament that Christ had Moses write or the Scriptures that Christ’s Prophets of Old taught. And because of that -- certainly The Talmud can NOT be compared to the inspired Book of the Bible that Christ had His True Prophets write. For The Talmud is clearly a record of Rabbinic discussions on Jewish Laws – ethics – customs – legends and stories which “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” thought were authoritative when The Talmud was NEVER the Gospel TRUTH that Christ came to teach!!! For the Talmud combined just parts of Scripture with the Pagan influences of the Babylonians that the Priests of Israel had adopted while in Babylon Captivity and then brought back with them to Jerusalem and were teaching when Christ appeared at the time of His 1st Coming.
But SADLY -- this False Religion that the Pharisees taught is what Christ’s Disciples and the Early Christians were faced with after Christ’s Ascension. And because the 1st members of the Early Christian Church were ALL Jews for the most part – they continued to worship in the Jewish Synagogues until they were forced to separate themselves by the Jews who were NOT CHRISTIAN who thought of those Jews who followed Christ’s teachings as
“Heretics” of the Jewish Faith.
And what is NEVER taught today – is that because Christ’s Disciples and the Early Christians were considered “Heretics” by the unbelieving Jews -- what was called the Birkat-ha-minim was introduced into the regular Synagogue Liturgy which pronounced “a curse” against the Early Christians who were considered Heretics in the eyes of “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh.” And this Doctrine of “Birkat-ha-minim” instructed the Jews of the Synagogues who did NOT follow Christ as the Messiah to curse the Jewish Christian followers of Christ 3 times daily which forced Christ’s followers out of the Synagogues until eventually almost ALL Synagogues were made up of only “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh.” And no doubt that is WHY John wrote for Christ in the Book of Revelation about these unsaved Jews of the Flesh belonging to SATAN – which is WHY Christ had John call them
“the Synagogue of Satan” Jews – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
What The 3 Major Feast Days Mean in Christ’s Economy
HONESTLY – it just can’t be reiterated enough that Christ did NOT come to make the WHOLE WORLD Christian – HARDLY!!! NOR did He come to save the WHOLE LITERAL NATION OF ISRAEL in the Middle East. For the WHOLE NATION of Israel was NEVER meant to be saved – when Christ Himself told us that He came to restore a REMNANT to God which He REVEALED to Zechariah. In other words – Christ told Zechariah that He had determined to save only a 1/3 Remnant out of this World’s population before the foundation of the World as we read in Zechariah 13:8-9.
Which is WHY we read that THE CAUSE of Christ coming to Earth was made known to the WHOLE WORLD when He walked down the Banks of the Jordan River and was Baptized by John and then began to declare that “the Kingdom of God had come” with His coming to fulfill Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy. And Christ made it known from the beginning of His Ministry that the CAUSE of His Coming to Earth was to RESTORE “a Remnant” of the Nation of Israel to God. And then AFTER His resurrection He appeared to His Disciples and told them that they were to take the same Light of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven that He had shared with them to “a Remnant” of Gentiles which He would reconcile together with the Jews who would be saved by Him. And that this REMNANT of Jews and Gentiles together would make up THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST.
And that’s WHY born-again Christians should know that the 3 Major Feast days that Christ instituted for His Old Testament Congregation in the Nation of Israel to observe – is the GOOD NEWS of the Gospel that teaches that we “Elect” are today as Christians keeping those Festivals by being saved IN CHRIST. For the reason WHY these 3 Major Feast Days were given to the Nation of Israel after Moses was used by Christ to bring Pharaoh’s Evil Egyptian Empire down to ruins and to deliver them from 400 years of Egyptian Slavery – was because they were instituted as “types” of the celebration of the Great Bounty that would be realized in the prophesied Future Deliverance of The True Spiritual Israel of God that would be fulfilled at the Cross through CHRIST.
And while many of the Old Testament Prophets may not have fully understood THE CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL MEANINGI of these Feast and Festival Days – after Christ came and started teaching His True Gospel – we who are of the SEED OF CHRIST now TODAY KNOW and understand that Christ was “the Messiah the Prince” who came to DELIVER us 1/3 Remnant which was FORESHADOWED by Christ’s DELIVERANCE from Egyptian Slavery in Moses’ Day.
In other words – “the type” that “The Feast of Unleavened Bread” which celebrated Passover – along with “The Feast of Weeks” which celebrated Pentecost – and “The Feast of Tabernacles” which is the LAST FEAST that the children of Israel observed each year -- all looked forward to the fulfillment or completion of these Feast Days that were ALL FULFILLED IN CHRIST who was “the Messiah the Prince” in Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy WHO CAME to deliver us “Elect” at the Cross!!! And that is WHY with the completion or “the type” -- which was merely a shadow of THE TRUE – that we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST do NOT need to observe these Feast Days and Festivals anymore.
CLEARLY -- “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology EXPLICITLY TEACHES that because ALL of the Feast and Festival Days were FULFILLED IN CHRIST -- that Christ has been reigning in His Restored Millennial Kingdom since it’s inauguration at the Cross. And that’s WHY it would be Biblically incorrect at best to think anything other than that Christ fulfilled “The Feast of Tabernacles” which is the LAST 7th FESTIVAL the very same way that He has fulfilled “The Feast of Passover” -- and “The Feast of Pentecost.”
In other words -- there is NO sacrifice Feast of Israel that does NOT point to the broken Body of Christ – for they ALL DO!!! And that’s WHY the Biblical TRUTH is that Christ was sacrificed just once for EVERYONE in His Book of Life and that was at the Cross. And He is NOT going to the Cross a 2nd Time at His 2nd Coming to save the whole Nation of Israel en masse which today only amounts to 15.2 MILLION UNBELIEVING JEWS in Jerusalem and around the World!!! For Christ’s True Gospel teaches that NO ONE IS SAVED BY RACE but only through GRACE!!! And His sacrifice at the Cross included both Jews and Gentiles reconciled together into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST which was Christ’s Salvation Program for EVERYONE that He chose to save before the foundation of the World!!!
The Messianic Age Began When The Prophecy of Daniel’s 70th Week Began
Which is also when the Prophecy of Zechariah Chapter 14 Began
What needs to be understood today from “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology with the Return of Christ so very near – is that the most important TRUTH about Zechariah’s Prophecy recorded in Chapter 14 – is that it is a FULFILLED PROPHECY about Christ’s 1st Coming – NOT an unfulfilled Prophecy of His 2nd Coming!!! For it is IN CHRIST that we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST have already been given “the living waters” of Salvation so that we now greatly rejoice in keeping “The Feast of Tabernacles” on our way to the promised inheritance of the New Heavens and the New Earth when Christ had
Zechariah prophesy this very important TRUTH:
“And in that day it shall be
That living waters shall flow from Jerusalem,
Half of them toward the eastern sea
And half of them toward the western sea;
In both summer and winter it shall occur.
And the Lord shall be King over all the Earth.
In that day it shall be—
“The Lord is one,”
And His name one.” (Zechariah 14:8-9)
Reading this awesome Prophecy of Christ’s 1st Coming we “Elect” can rejoice because we are part of the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” NOW where we are indeed keeping “The Feast of Tabernacles” because Christ has FULFILLED all of these Feast Days for us required by the Law. And we know this is THE TRUTH because “The Feast of Tabernacles” is the only Feast that Christ gave specific instructions to His people to rejoice when they observed it – and how could we rejoice if it has NOT yet been fulfilled???!!! CLEARLY -- we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST are part of Christ’s “City on a Hill” and are no longer AT WAR and in rebellion with Christ but have been set FREE from Satan – Sin – and the 2nd Death by having our sins pardoned. And knowing this TRUTH – we are able to shine our LIGHT for Him knowing that we have “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, (which) will guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7)
And that means that we should have NO FEAR going through this time of Great Tribulation knowing that Christ has ALREADY saved us from THE WRATH that will be poured out on SATAN and those of HIS SEED on the LAST DAY for their unsaved sins!!! CLEARLY – it is because Christ has FULFILLED the requirements of the Law in ALL of the Feast Days and in particular the 3 Major Feast Days which is WHY we can REJOICE even in these times of GREAT TRIBULATION!!!
But sadly -- it is the deeper SPIRITUAL CRYPTIC MESSAGE of “The Feast of Tabernacles” that Dispensationalists and so many Professed Christians miss completely in their teaching that Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy along with “The Feast of Tabernacles” is yet Future.
When “The Feast of Tabernacles” was never just designed to be a simple memorial celebration -- but was meant to be a prophecy that holds a very SIGNIFICANT SPIRITUAL MEANING of ingathering and Harvest. And AGAIN -- we know this is THE TRUTH because Christ makes it explicitly clear through Zechariah that He came from Heaven with “living waters” to be the King of kings and the Lord of lords and to reign on the Throne of David which was FULFILLED at His 1st Coming. And clearly that also fulfilled the 1st Part of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy which prophesied that Christ was
“the Messiah the Prince” who CAME!!!
The TRUTH of Christ bringing “living waters” to those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST who are both JEWS AND GENTILES was confirmed by what He said to the Samaritan Woman at the Well when He said: “If you knew the gift of God, (which of course is the GIFT of Salvation that comes from HIS GRACE!!!) and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you LIVING WATER” . . . . For “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of (LIVING) WATER springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:10-14)
TRULY – that very day was the day that Christ REVEALED to the World that His “living waters” of Eternal Life would go forth from Jerusalem to the Gentiles in ALL the Nations of the World also. And by Christ’s death and ascension to the Throne of David everyone in Christ’s Book of Life -- which included Gentiles like this Samaritan Woman that Christ had chosen to save before the foundation of the world -- was brought out of the Bondage to Satan – sin – and the 2nd Death which was confirmed later by His Death and Resurrection. And truly from the Cross until TODAY -- Christ has tabernacled with us “Elect” in the wilderness of this world until the time we reach the promised inheritance either by our death in this life or THE RAPTURE on the LAST DAY.
CLEARLY – the Gentiles have since before the Foundation of the World been part of the ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST which was made known through what Christ said to
“the Samaritan woman at the well”!!! And Christ had the Apostle Paul confirm that TRUTH that there was only THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST – NOT 2 as Dispensationalists teach when we read: “There is ONE BODY and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Ephesians 4:4-6)
Christ was indeed “the Messiah the Prince” who came with “the living water” that went out from Jerusalem. And that “on that day living water flowed out from Jerusalem, half of it east to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in summer and in winter just as we read. (And from that DAY forward!!!) “The Lord has been King over the whole Earth as we read in Zechariah 14. And this prophecy is of course the same prophecy that Christ FULFILLED the 1st Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy and all 7 of the Feast Days including “The Feast of Tabernacles” which was the LAST of the 7 Feasts.
In other words -- the time of Christ’s 1st Coming was the prophesied beginning of the Messianic Age which is NOT Future. And the reason WHY the Messianic Age is NOT Future when Dispensationalists teach that the 144,000 JEWS will evangelize the Whole World after the Pre-Trib Rapture and the 7 years of Tribulation-- is because Salvation went forth IN CHRIST to both Jews and Gentiles in all seasons when Christ said to the Samaritan Woman at the well that He was “the Living water”!!! And that anyone who drank of “the living water” that He offered from the time of the beginning of the Messianic Age which He was instituting on that DAY forward would have Eternal Life and would never die – NOR would
ever thirst again.
And that is exactly what Christ was offering to His CHOSEN GENERATION at this Feast of Tabernacles at His 1st Coming when we read: “On the last and Greatest Day of the Festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as Scripture has said, rivers of LIVING WATER will flow from within them.” By this He meant the (Holy) Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive. (For) Up to that time the (Holy) Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. On hearing His words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.” Others said, “He is the Messiah.” Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee? Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?” (John 7:37-42)
THINK ABOUT IT -- what Christ was trying to convey through this LAST DAY of the week of “The Feast of Tabernacles” -- was that we IN THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST should rejoice because He was “the Messiah the Prince” who HAD COME who was prophesied in Daniel 70th Week Prophecy to deliver us “Elect” from the Bondage of SATAN – SIN – and the 2ndDEATH!!! And on that very Day -- which was the 8th day on the 22nd of Tishri and the GREATEST DAY of “The Feast of Tabernacles” – Christ ushered in “the Messianic Age” which fulfilled Leviticus 23:36. For in that prophecy it was REVEALED that the LAST DAY was “GREAT” because it signified a “New Sabbath rest” in which our works would end along with the Old Covenant and its Old Order of Ceremonial Worship.
For Christ CAME to replace the Old Order of Ceremonial Worship required in the Old Covenant with a New Covenant of GRACE ushering in a New Order of SPIRITUAL WORSHIP!!! And when Christ stood in Jerusalem and offered “the living waters” to those of His Remnant that He had determined would be saved -- He was declaring on “the last day” of “The Feast of Tabernacles” that He was fulfilling the prophecy of the Tabernacle of David. And that the efficacy of His sacrifice would come when the Holy Spirit was later poured out at Pentecost. But make no mistake -- Christ standing there offering those “living waters” FULFILLED the 1st Part of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy along with ALL of the Feast Days including the LAST 7th Feast of Tabernacles!!!!
Clearly – we “Elect” should look to Christ for our deliverance soon. For one of the most important TRUTHS in Christ’s True Gospel teaches that the last 7th Feast celebrated His body which was the Tabernacle of David that brought renewal and RESTORATION and instituted the start of the Messianic Age in the Millennial reign of Christ which has now lasted almost 2000 years and is about to be CONSUMMATED soon at His 2nd Coming.
We are Today Living in “The TIME of THE SIGNS”!!!
As Christ said in His Apocalyptic Discourse recorded in Matthew 24:34 – Satan’s EVIL GENERATION “will not pass til all the things prophesied are fulfilled”!!! And THINK ABOUT IT – we are TODAY seeing what Christ prophesied would be “The Abomination of Desolation” when Satan would be ruling the WHOLE WORLD without any restraint and would sit in the Harlot Church ruling as the prophesied “ANTICHRIST” as if HE WERE GOD!!! And clearly John saw Christ LOOSE His Restraint on SATAN to go out and “DECEIVE THE NATIONS” and to fight this “Gog and Magog” War which is also called “Armageddon.” And just as Christ REVEALED to Ezekiel and then to John -- He would “put hooks in his jaws” and drag SATAN out of HELL when he and his whole Army of “The Kings of the East” would fight this Final Spiritual Battle which is taking place TODAY!!!
And this EVIL GENERATION of Satan will be given NO SIGNS of His Return and cannot escape being thrown into Hell on the LAST DAY because Christ has poured out the 1st 2 WOES of SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS so that they don’t even KNOW that we are IN THE GREAT TRIBULATION!!! And make no mistake – what Christ said to “The Religious Elites” at His 1st Coming FORESHADOWS what He is saying to “The Religious Elites” today who are teaching His people to trust in THE LIE that they will NOT have to go through “THE TIME OF THE SIGNS” which include this time of GREAT TRIBULATION when we read:
“The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them A SIGN from Heaven. He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES. A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.”
But I’ve run out of room – so until my next Commentary keep THE BELT OF TRUTH buckled around your waist so that those in League with Satan can NOT DECEIVE you – for HEAVEN ONLY KNOWS that Satan’s Game Plan is to DECEIVE THE NATIONS!!!