Fall Feasts 5784
Tishri 1, 5784
September 15, 2023
Significance: The Israelites would observe the new year and the new moon with the blowing of shofars (trumpets), sacrifices, and a call to repentance before the Lord.
New Testament: For Christians, trumpets foreshadow the new beginning that will be ushered in by the second coming of Yeshua to the Earth.
Day of Atonement
Tishri 10, 5784
September 25, 2023
Significance: Once a year, the high priest would offer an animal sacrifice to the Lord to temporarily atone for (cover) the sins of the people. He would sprinkle the animal's blood on the ark of the covenant and release a live goat into the wilderness as a symbol of the release of sins.
New Testament: This day foreshadowed the time when Christ would permanently remove our sin through his death and resurrection from the grave.
Feast of Tabernacles
September 30 - October 7, 2023
Significance: After leaving Egypt, God provided the Hebrews with food and shelter during their wanderings in the wilderness. This eight-day harvest festival was also called the feast of Booths becuase the Isrealites built small, makeshift dwellings to commemorate God's provisions.
New Testament: In the millennial kingdom, Christ will provide dwelling places for his people. This feast also signifies the Son of God, or God's provision, becoming flesh and dwelling (or tabernacling) with mankind.