THE MESSIANIC FULFILLMENT OF
THE SEVEN ANNUAL JEWISH “HOLYDAYS” OF
LEVITICUS 23 for 2020
accordingly as you are yeast-free;
for Christ, our Passover, was slain for us.
So then let us keep the festival not with the old yeast
nor with the yeast of evil and wickedness
but with the yeast-free things of sincerity and truth.”
1 Corinthians 5:7-8.
1) April 8 at sunset through April 16 at sunset is Passover [Nisan (aka Abib) 14 - 20] (Leviticus 23:4-5), fulfilled prophetically in the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ on the Cross.
2) April 9 at sunset through April 10 at sunset is Unleavened Bread [Nisan (aka Abib) 15] (Leviticus 23:6-8), fulfilled prophetically by Jesus Christ in His burial.
3) April 11 at sunset on Saturday through April 12 at sunset on Sunday the first day of the week is Day of First-Fruits (Leviticus 23:9-14, where verse 11 refers to the normal Weekly Sabbath that begins sunset on April 10, as it also does in Leviticus 23:15), fulfilled prophetically by Jesus Christ in His resurrection. The Sunday of April 12 will be celebrated by the Western Church, as Easter – Resurrection Sunday. [Traditional Judaism will celebrate their Jewish First-Fruits beginning at sunset on Friday, April 10, through sunset of Saturday, April 11. Sunday, April 19, will be celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church, as “Pascha” – their Orthodox Easter.]
4) May 30 at sunset on Saturday through 31 at sunset on Sunday the first day of the week [Sivan 6] is The Holyday of Weeks, i.e., Pentecost and “Shavu’ot” (Leviticus 23:15-22), fulfilled prophetically with the Church began in Acts 2. The Sunday of May 31 will be celebrated by the Western Church, as Pentecost Sunday. [The Sunday of June 7 will be celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church, as their Pentecost Sunday. Traditional Judaism will celebrate their Jewish Pentecost beginning at sunset on Friday, May 29, through sunset of Saturday, May 30.]
5) September 18 at sunset through September 19 at sunset [Tishrei 1] is The Holyday of Trumpets (Leviticus 23:23-25), that will be fulfilled prophetically with the ingathering of Israelis at the beginning of the Jewish Seven-Year Tribulation. [The Jewish Tradition is to begin their civil year on the date and call it Rosh HaShannah for the beginning of their year of 5781.]
6) September 27 at sunset through September 28 at sunset [Tishrei 10] is Day of Atonement “Yom Kippur” (Leviticus 23:26-32), that will be fulfilled prophetically during the future Second Coming of Christ.
7) October 2 at sunset through October 9 at sunset [Tishrei 15-21] is The Holyday of Tabernacles (or Ingathering) (Leviticus 23:33-44), that will be fulfilled prophetically at the Second Coming of Christ.
March 9 at sunset to 11 at sunset [Adar 14] is Purim from the Book of Esther and described in Esther 9:23-28.
March 25 at sunset through March 26 at sunset [Nisan (Abib) 1] is Biblical “New Year’s Day” specified in Exodus 12:2, as the first day of the first month of the year. (Traditional Judaism has this in the midyear point of their present year of 5780.) Oddly, little is done to celebrate it. It could be called Rosh HaShannah Torah ["Head of the Year of Torah (Law of Moses)].
December 10 at sunset through December 18 at sunset [Kislev 25 through Tevet 2] is Hanukkah which is an intertestamental event that is specifically mentioned in John 10:22.