THE MOEDIM (APPOINTED TIMES)

“- AN INTRODUCTION

The Moedim (moe-eh-DEEM – “APPOINTED TIMES”), are typically called, “Jewish holidays” but in the Bible are referred to as God’s feast days. These include: Pesakh (Passover), Matzah (Unleavened Bread), Yom Habikkurim (First Fruits), Shavuot (Pentecost), Rosh HaShannah, Yom Kippur and Succot (Tabernacles). Also given consideration in this section are the Shabbat (Sabbath) and the Yovel Year (Jubilee Release). Knowledge of the mystical meaning of these APPOINTED TIMES is critical to an understanding of events taking place in the book of Revelation.

We will also look beyond the three dimensions of the world we live in, including the relationship between time and space, and how these are tied to the Sabbath and the Tabernacle/Temple. The Moedim are spoken of throughout Scripture but presented as a group in Leviticus chapter 23. We will especially focus on how they are dealt with in the Millennium.

PESAKH/MATZAH/YOM HABIKKURIM (PASSOVER/UNLEAVENED BREAD/FIRST FRUITS)

Although Yeshua died on Pesakh as the Pesakh Lamb, He actually fulfilled the Yom Kippur sacrifice (see below on Yom Kippur).

Passover will still be celebrated in Ezekiel’s Temple for seven days (Ezekiel 45:21-24).”

The preceding paragraphs I have excerpted from this link:

http://www.yashanet.com/studies/revstudy/rev3.htm

UNDERSTANDING EZEKIEL’S TEMPLE

Ezekiel 45:21-24 In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten. [22]  And upon that day shall “the prince” prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bullock for a sin offering. [23] And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a BURNT OFFERING TO THE LORD, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily the seven days; and a kid of the goats DAILY FOR A SIN OFFERING.

[24] And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and an hin of oil for an ephah.”

Note: “the prince” in verse 22 above compares Daniel 9:26 below!

Surely, the sin offering no longer applies to believers, right?

The scripture is very clear in that regard:

Hebrews 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this He (the Lord) did once, when He (the Lord) offered up Himself…[9:12]  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His (the Lord’s) own blood He (the Lord) entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us…

Hebrews 10:1-10 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. [2] For then would they not have ceased to be offered (?) because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. [3] But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. [4]  For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. [5] Wherefore when He (the Lord) cometh into the world, He saith, Sacrifice and offering Thou wouldest not, but a body hast Thou prepared Me: [6] In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin Thou hast had no pleasure. [7] Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of Me,) to do Thy will, O God. [8] Above when He said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin Thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; [9]  Then said He, Lo, I come to do Thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that He may establish the second.[10]  BY THE WHICH WILL WE ARE SANCTIFIED THROUGH THE OFFERING OF THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST ONCE FOR ALL.

Therefore, I would submit that Ezekiel was envisioning the Third Temple following the Seven Year Peace Agreement re-affirmed by the antichrist as described in the book of Daniel:

Daniel 9:26-27  And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for Himself: and the people of “the prince” that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

[27] And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Is this talking about the Third Temple which is yet to be built? The first video report we had watched above, speculated that this will be the temple where the Lord Jesus will dwell in the millennial kingdom and beyond; in New Heavens and New Jerusalem.

THE THIRD TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM SOON?

Published on Feb 28, 2014

Biblical Prophecy Fullfilling Third temple here? They are now building third temple. They will have to destroy the dome of the rock to finish the third temple. World War 3 may come to finish third temple – Spark That Could Ignite WW3 could be the third temple. The third temple is the only goal of the conspirators.Okay when know when the pope steps in the Temple in Jerusalem we have 3.5 years before the Return of the Messiah. This third view of the UFO from Temple Mount is completely FAKE.They used a photograph to create a video. The original image is here at Wikipedia:

But the following verses from the book of Revelation repudiated such contention!

Rev 3:12 Him that overcometh WILL I MAKE A PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE OF MY GOD, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

Rev 11:19 AND THE TEMPLE OF GOD was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

Back to excerpt:

The feast of Unleavened Bread is done in conjunction with Pesakh. Historically, Yeshua died on Pesakh, was in the ground during Unleavened Bread

SHAVUOT (FEASTS OF WEEKS / PENTECOST)

In Judaism, Shavuot is traditionally understood to be the day that God gave the Torah to Moshe (Moses) on Mount Sinai. It is also on this day that God poured the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) on the 120 Jews in the upper room in Acts 2, apparently indicating that the Torah has been written upon their hearts. (Jeremiah 31:33). Shavuot however, is missing from Ezekiel’s Temple.

The “spring” feasts are associated with Yeshua’s first coming. Yeshua died on Passover. He was in the ground on Unleavened Bread. He was resurrected on Yom HaBikkurim (First Fruits). The Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) came to His disciples on Shavuot.

End of the excerpt.

So what have learned here? The Spring Feasts: PESAKH/MATZAH/YOM HABIKKURIM (PASSOVER/UNLEAVENED BREAD/FIRST FRUITS) had all been completed by the Lord Jesus Messiah. What does the scripture say about the Feasts?

THEY ARE GOD’S APPOINTED TIMES! The Appointed Times had come, HalleluYAH!

Before the Appointed Times come, Apostle Paul explains what had transpired:

Colossians 2:16 LET NO MAN THEREFORE JUDGE YOU IN MEAT, OR IN DRINK, OR IN RESPECT OF AN HOLYDAY, OR OF THE NEW MOON, OR OF THE SABBATH DAYS: Which are a shadow of things to come; “but the body is of Christ” (or my version of the quotation-marked sentence: “but the main event has been fufilled through the death, burial, resurrection and ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ.)

Hebrews 10:1 FOR THE LAW HAVING A SHADOW OF GOOD THINGS TO COME, AND NOT THE VERY IMAGE OF THE THINGS…

Who are you going to believe? Your rabbi, your friend who knows a bit of Hebrews or apostle Paul who was called into mission by the Lord Jesus Himself in the middle of the day while Paul was en-route to Syria? The Lord Jesus left His heavenly throne to send Paul on missionary journey to save us gentiles.

Here is God’s promise to His Chosen Ones, the Israelis!

For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim: AFTERWARD SHALL THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL RETURN, AND SEEK THE LORD THEIR GOD, AND DAVID THEIR KING; AND SHALL FEAR THE LORD AND HIS GOODNESS IN THE LATTER DAYS. [Hosea 3:4-5]

The Jews will be redeemed following the Church Age known as THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES OR when the gentiles’ quota has been reached!

Romans 11:25-27  For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that BLINDNESS IN PART IS HAPPENED TO ISRAEL, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. [26] AND SO ALL ISRAEL SHALL BE SAVED: AS IT IS WRITTEN, THERE SHALL COME OUT OF SION THE DELIVERER, AND SHALL TURN AWAY UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB: [27] For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

If we study the following verses in conjunction with the above verse, we should know that God is in full control in the salvation plan; even to ISRAELS’ BLINDNESS:

2Co 3:13-15  And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, THAT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL COULD NOT STEDFASTLY LOOK TO THE END OF THAT WHICH IS ABOLISHED: [14] But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. [15] But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.

If the Israelis are BLIND until the End of the Church Age, how could Paul make the all inclusive statement: “…AND SO ALL ISRAEL SHALL BE SAVED?”

John 9:39  And Jesus said, FOR JUDGMENT I AM COME INTO THIS WORLD, THAT THEY WHICH SEE NOT MIGHT SEE; AND THAT THEY WHICH SEE MIGHT BE MADE BLIND [40]  And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? [41] Jesus said unto them, IF YE WERE BLIND, YE SHOULD HAVE NO SIN: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

The Pharisees were supposed to see; but through sheer jealousy, they closed their hearts to fulfillment of God’s Appointed Times and CHOSE to remain BLIND to God’s favor!

ARE WE NEARING THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES AND THE RETURN OF CHRIST?

So my fellow gentiles family and friends; SEEK YE THE LORD WHILE HE MAY BE FOUND, CALL YE UPON HIM WHILE HE IS NEAR: LET THE WICKED FORSAKE HIS WAY, AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS MAN HIS THOUGHTS: AND LET HIM RETURN UNTO THE LORD, AND HE WILL HAVE MERCY UPON HIM; AND TO OUR GOD, FOR HE WILL ABUNDANTLY PARDON. [Isa 55:6-7]

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