David B. Curtis | Feasts of the Lord – Leviticus 23 (NAS)

Feasts of the LordFeasts of the Lord:
Leviticus 23 (NAS)
Davi B. Curtis

by, David B. Curtis
Berean Bible Church

Leviticus 23
Delivered April 14 – June 16, 2013
Media #650 – 659

Leviticus 23 (NAS)

Laws of Religious Festivals

      1The LORD spoke again to Moses, saying, 2“Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘The LORD’S appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations—My appointed times are these:

      3‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the LORD in all your dwellings. Continue reading

David B. Curtis | Feasts of the Lord – Part 8 of 8

Feasts of the LordFeasts of the Lord – Part 8:
The Feast of Tabernacles

Leviticus 23:33-44
Delivered 06/16/2013 – Media #659

by, David B. Curtis
Berean Bible Church

We are studying the Feasts of Yahweh found in Leviticus 23:

‘These are the appointed times of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at the times appointed for them. Leviticus 23:4 NASB

The words “holy convocations” is the Hebrew miqra, which means: “rehearsal.” The Feasts of Yahweh were appointed times of worship for Israel that would serve as “dress rehearsals” of prophetic events that were to happen in the future. Through these Feasts Yahweh was showing Israel what He was going to do. They were pictures of their coming Messiah and His work. These Feasts, as we have taught, were both literal Feasts celebrated in Israel every year and TYPES of God’s prophetic calendar of events for the Church. Continue reading

David B. Curtis | Feasts of the Lord – Part 7 of 8

Feasts of the LordFeasts of the Lord – Part 7:
The Feast of the Day of Atonement (Pt. 2 of 2)

Leviticus 23:26-32
Delivered 06/09/2013 – Media #658

by, David B. Curtis
Berean Bible Church

We are looking at the Feasts of Yahweh, particularly the Fall Feasts, which are: The Feast of Yom Teruah/Trumpets, which was on the first day of the month Tishri. The Feast of Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement, which took place on the tenth day of Tishri. And the Feast of Sukkot/Tabernacles which started on the fifteenth of Tishri and lasts for seven days. Continue reading

David B. Curtis | Feasts of the Lord – Part 6 of 8

Feasts of the LordFeasts of the Lord – Part 6:
The Feast of the Day of Atonement (Pt. 1 of 2)

Leviticus 23:26-32
Delivered 06/02/2013 – Media #657

by, David B. Curtis
Berean Bible Church

We are studying the “Feasts of Yahweh” found in Leviticus 23. The study of the feasts is a study in typology. These Feasts of Yahweh were given to Israel by God, so His people could understand the coming of Christ and the role that Christ would play in redeeming man back to God following the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. Although most non-Jewish Bible believers have heard of the feasts, the deep meaning and the importance of these feasts are almost universally not understood. Continue reading

David B. Curtis | Feasts of the Lord – Part 5 of 8

Feasts of the LordFeasts of the Lord – Part 5:
The Feast of Trumpets

Leviticus 23:23-25
Delivered 05/26/2013 – Media #656

by, David B. Curtis
Berean Bible Church

We are studying the “Feasts of Yahweh” found in Leviticus 23. The study of these feasts is a study in typology. Typological hermeneutics involves explicating signs in the Tanakh as foreshadowing events and people in the New Covenant. These seven feasts represent and typify the sequence, timing, and significance of the major events of the Lord’s redemptive history. They commence at Calvary, where Yeshua voluntarily gave Himself for the sins of the world (Passover), and climax at the consummation of the Messianic Kingdom at the Lord’s Second Coming (Tabernacles). These seven feasts depict the entire redemptive career of the Messiah. Continue reading

David B. Curtis | Feasts of the Lord – Part 4 of 8

Feasts of the LordFeasts of the Lord – Part 4:
The Feast of Pentecost (Shavuot)

Leviticus 23:15-22
Delivered 05/19/2013 – Media #655

by, David B. Curtis
Berean Bible Church

We are studying the Feasts of Yahweh, there are seven of them listed in chronological order in Leviticus 23. As we have seen, these feasts are a study in typology. The feasts of the Lord actually convey two forty year exodus periods, the type and the antitype. The first exodus period is when Israel was removed from bondage to Egypt at Passover, and they were put in the wilderness on a physical journey to a physical promised land. Now, the more important, the anti-type, is the spiritual exodus. This exodus runs from the Cross to A.D. 70. In this exodus, Israel, after the Spirit, left its bondage to the Law of the sin and the death (Ro. 8:2) and begins a forty year spiritual journey to a spiritual inheritance; the Kingdom of God, or the New Heavens and New Earth. Continue reading

David B. Curtis | Feasts of the Lord – Part 3 of 8

Feasts of the LordFeasts of the Lord – Part 3:
The Feast of First Fruits

Leviticus 23:9-14
Delivered 05/12/2013 – Media #654

by, David B. Curtis
Berean Bible Church

 

We are studying the Feasts of Yahweh. There are seven of them; seven being the number of completion. These seven Feasts represent and typify the sequence, timing, and significance of the major events of the Lord’s redemptive career. The study of the Feasts is a study in typology. Biblical typology takes the unity of both covenants and sees in the Old Covenant types and shadows which prefigure something in the New Covenant. These types can be people, places, objects, events, and animals, etc. Typological language in the Old Covenant is called a “type.” The counterpart in the New Testament is called the “antitype.” A type always prefigures something future. A Scriptural type and predictive prophecy are in substance the same, differing only in form. Continue reading

David B. Curtis | Feasts of the Lord – Part 2 of 8

Feasts of the LordFeasts of the Lord – Part 2:
The Feast of Unleavened Bread

Leviticus 23:6-8
Delivered 05/05/2013 – Media #653

by, David B. Curtis
Berean Bible Church

Old Covenant Israel had seven holidays that were prescribed by God. These seven holidays are discussed throughout the Bible, in both Testaments. But only in Leviticus 23 are all seven holidays listed in chronological sequence. These seven holidays are called the “Feasts of Yahweh.” These seven annual feasts are: Continue reading

David B. Curtis | Feasts of the Lord – Part 1 of 8

Feasts of the LordFeasts of the Lord – Part 1:
The Feast of Passover

Leviticus 23:4-5
Delivered 04/28/2013 – Media #652

by, David B. Curtis
Berean Bible Church

 

We begin a study this morning on the “Feasts of Yahweh.” Most Christians are totally unfamiliar with these Seven Feasts and their significance. My goal and prayer is that by the end of this series all of you will have a good understanding of these feasts and their prophetic significance. Continue reading

David B. Curtis | Feasts of the Lord – Prequel

Feasts of the LordFeasts of the Lord – Prequel:
The Sabbath Rest

Leviticus 23:1-3
Delivered 04/14/2013 – Media #650

by, David B. Curtis
Berean Bible Church


We are getting ready to start a series on the “Feasts of Yahweh,” but for today I want to do a prequel, if you will. I want you to notice something in the text that lists all seven feasts:

The LORD spoke again to Moses, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘The LORD’S appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations—My appointed times are these: ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the LORD in all your dwellings. Leviticus 23:1-3 NASB

The first thing I want you to notice here is that we see the word LORD three times. This is from the Hebrew. Reading from right to left it is: Yod-Hei-Vav-Hei (YHVH), which is pronounced as Yahweh. The name (Yahweh) appears nearly 7,000 times (6,824 in NASB) in the Hebrew Scriptures, but not even once in the English Bible, not even in the Completer Jewish Bible. The CJB uses Adonai, which means: “LORD.” English translators replaced Yahweh with the indiscriminate title of LORD. So whenever you see LORD in all caps, it is Yahweh. Continue reading