Acts 1 and 2
40 is the number for preparation.
Three major Jewish Feasts.
1) Passover 2) Pentecost 3) Tabernacle
There are principles to see and celebrate from each feast.
Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” NIV
1) The Feast of Passover
a) The Passover lamb was sacrificed at 9 am on that Passover Friday.
b) The lamb was put in the oven at 3 pm.
c) The sacrifice covered their sins.
a) The lamb - Jesus was sacrificed at 9 am on Passover.
b) Jesus was put in the tomb at 3 pm.
c) His sacrifice removed our sins.
I Corinthians 5:7b “...For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.” NIV
2) The Feast of Pentecost
Pentecost means 50.
a) A cloud descended with a loud noise and fire.
b) God wrote His law on tablets of stone.
c) 3000 people died that day.
d) God established the nation of Israel.
a) The Holy Spirit descended with a loud sound and fire.
b) God wrote His law on our hearts.
c) 3000 people got saved on that day.
d) God established His Church.
3) The Feast of Tabernacles
a) They were wandering and living in temporary huts.
b) They were brought to their final home.
c) They celebrated it during the harvest season.
d) It is also called the Feast of Trumpets.
a) We are living on this temporary earth.
b) We will be brought to our final home in heaven.
c) There is going to be a great final harvest of people.
d) There will be a trumpet sound when Christ returns.
I Thessalonians 4:15-17 NIV
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