Dr. Michael Heiser on Enoch and Ancient Near East Mythologies that Bear Context for the Bible [video links]

The Watchers and the Origins of Evil

The Sin of the Watchers

The Book of Enoch

The Watchers and Water Baptism

Learn the Bible in 24 Hrs. | Chuck Missler

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“How did Jesus fulfill the meanings of the Jewish feasts?” via GotQuestions.org

[The below article is directly quoted from the original found HERE, all credits to GotQuestions.org, pursuant Fair Use]


Question: “How did Jesus fulfill the meanings of the Jewish feasts?”

 

Answer: The way in which Jesus fulfilled the Jewish feasts is a fascinating study. In the Hebrew Scriptures, the Jewish prophet Amos records that God declared He would do nothing without first revealing it to His servants, the prophets (Amos 3:7). From the Old Covenant to the New, Genesis to Revelation, God provides picture after picture of His entire plan for mankind and one of the most startling prophetic pictures is outlined for us in the Jewish feasts of Leviticus 23.

 
The Hebrew word for “feasts” (moadim) literally means “appointed times.” God has carefully planned and orchestrated the timing and sequence of each of these seven feasts to reveal to us a special story. The seven annual feasts of Israel were spread over seven months of the Jewish calendar, at set times appointed by God. They are still celebrated by observant Jews today. But for both Jews and non-Jews who have placed their faith in Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, these special days demonstrate the work of redemption through God’s Son.

 
The first four of the seven feasts occur during the springtime (Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Weeks), and they all have already been fulfilled by Christ in the New Testament. The final three holidays (Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles) occur during the fall, all within a short fifteen-day period.

 
Many Bible scholars and commentators believe that these fall feasts have not yet been fulfilled by Jesus. However, the “blessed hope” (Titus 2:13) for all believers in Jesus Christ is that they most assuredly will be fulfilled. As the four spring feasts were fulfilled literally and right on the actual feast day in connection with Christ’s first coming, these three fall feasts, it is believed by many, will likewise be fulfilled literally in connection to the Lord’s second coming.

 
In a nutshell, here is the prophetic significance of each of the seven Levitical feasts of Israel:

 
1) Passover (Leviticus 23:5) – Pointed to the Messiah as our Passover lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7) whose blood would be shed for our sins. Jesus was crucified on the day of preparation for the Passover at the same hour that the lambs were being slaughtered for the Passover meal that evening (John 19:14).

 
2) Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:6) – Pointed to the Messiah’s sinless life (as leaven is a picture of sin in the Bible), making Him the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Jesus’ body was in the grave during the first days of this feast, like a kernel of wheat planted and waiting to burst forth as the bread of life.

 
3) First Fruits (Leviticus 23:10) – Pointed to the Messiah’s resurrection as the first fruits of the righteous. Jesus was resurrected on this very day, which is one of the reasons that Paul refers to him in 1 Corinthians 15:20 as the “first fruits from the dead.”

 
4) Weeks or Pentecost (Leviticus 23:16) – Occurred fifty days after the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and pointed to the great harvest of souls and the gift of the Holy Spirit for both Jew and Gentile, who would be brought into the kingdom of God during the Church Age (see Acts 2). The Church was actually established on this day when God poured out His Holy Spirit and 3,000 Jews responded to Peter’s great sermon and his first proclamation of the gospel.

 
5) Trumpets (Leviticus 23:24) – The first of the fall feasts. Many believe this day points to the Rapture of the Church when the Messiah Jesus will appear in the heavens as He comes for His bride, the Church. The Rapture is always associated in Scripture with the blowing of a loud trumpet (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:52).

 
6) Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23:27) – Many believe this prophetically points to the day of the Second Coming of Jesus when He will return to earth. That will be the Day of Atonement for the Jewish remnant when they “look upon Him whom they have pierced,” repent of their sins, and receive Him as their Messiah (Zechariah 12:10 and Romans 11:1-6, 25-36).

 
7) Tabernacles or Booths (Leviticus 23:34) – Many scholars believe that this feast day points to the Lord’s promise that He will once again “tabernacle” with His people when He returns to reign over all the world (Micah 4:1-7).

 
Should Christians celebrate these Levitical feast days of Israel today? Whether or not a Christian celebrates the Jewish feast days would be a matter of conscience for the individual Christian. Colossians 2:16-17 tells us, “Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” Christians are not bound to observe the Jewish feasts the way an Old Testament Jew was, but we should not criticize another believer who does or does not observe these special days and feasts (Romans 14:5).

 
While it is not required for Christians to celebrate the Jewish feast days, it is beneficial to study them. Certainly, it could be beneficial to celebrate these days if it leads one to a greater understanding and appreciation for Christ’s death and resurrection and the future promise of His coming. As Christians, if we choose to celebrate these special days, we should put Christ in the center of the celebration, as the One who came to fulfill the prophetic significance of each of them.


 

Interpreting Genesis 3:15 & 6:4 [Presentation]

What if one verse in the opening chapters of the Bible explains and drives the overarching plot for the entire Bible, especially its prophesies? What if that one verse—when taken in context and according to grammar—delivers clarifying insights into the otherwise most controversial Bible passages (ex. Justifying a World-wide Flood, Justifying Genocide of Canaanites by the Hebrews, Several Incursions of Giants in the Ancient World [Num. 13:33], What are Demons and demonization)?

Genesis 3:15 is commonly known to Bible scholars as “the first gospel.” Just before the words of Genesis 3:15 were pronounced by God, mankind had placed itself willingly under the rulership of “That Old Serpent, The Devil.” Yet, God proclaimed One (the Seed of the Woman) who was to arrive in order to destroy the works of the Devil. There would be an enemy status between that Seed and the “seed of the serpent.” The woman’s Seed would crush the Serpent’s head; but, the Serpent would bruise the Serpent Crusher’s heel.

Thus begins the ages-old conflict between 2 seeds, which progresses even now and into the future. But, what is the seed of the Serpent? When Genesis 6 is compared with its pre-context of Genesis 3:15, one gains important insight. Is the seed ungodly heathen humanity, or is it the product of fallen angels’ cohabitation with mankind?

What does it matter? The ages-old conflict of the 2 seeds is still ongoing, and Jesus said, “As it was in the days of Noah, so it shall be at the coming of the Son of Man” (Matthew. 24:37; Luke 17:26).

Interpreting Genesis 3.15 and 6.4 (PDF)

Interpreting Genesis 3.15 and 6.4 (PPTX)


 

OTHER RESOURCES:

You won’t hear about this in your church on Sunday morning. Most Christians know nothing about this subject. Fortunately Gary Stearman and guest L.A Marzulli are world renowned experts on this subject. The battle started a long time ago in the Garden of Eden. God created Adam and Eve in His own image but the fallen angel Lucifer had plans of his own. Leaving their home in heaven these fallen angels attempted to change the DNA of man forever by intermingling angelic seed with human seed. It may sound far fetched to even consider such a wild scheme, but these half-human hybrids created havoc on Earth. A few hundred years after they appeared, God destroyed all life on Planet Earth with a worldwide flood. Every living thing died with the exception of Noah and his family, found “pure” in their generation. Learn all about the “SEED WAR” between God and Satan.

Chuck Missler on Genesis 6

Chuck Missler on Transhumanism, Singularity, Super-soldiers and Nephilim

Fallen Angels, Not Aliens!!

Study of Fallen Angels: Demonology

The Revived Roman Empire is Upon Us

The Last Empire to Rule Jerusalem – Part 4

UN Reaches Consensus on Post-2015 Global Sustainable Development Agenda

Geopolitical Engineering at Its Best

World Government on the Horizon via Bible Prophecy Blog

Lamb’s Harbinger key word search: “Genetic Engineering”

KIC 8462852: The “Alien Star”

What’s Next?

Blood Moons Summarized

“The Rebellion and the Day of the Lord” via J. Hampton Keathley III