There is increasing revelation in the Body of Christ that the Feasts of the Lord are everlasting ordinances between God and His people; they were given to Israel but they are available to whoever calls on the name of the Lord. Together, as a whole, they are mentioned over 100 times in scripture with more than 25 of the references being in the New Testament. The blessings that are tied with these special times are life changing—there is revelation, sanctification, provision, forgiveness, fresh starts, and impartation.
Many ministries use drama and illustrated messages to convey something significant. In a similar way, the feasts of the Lord act as illustrated sermons directly from God’s heart to ours. They are prophetic, as some of the things demonstrated in and through them have been fulfilled and some things have yet to occur. While the spring feasts are done in remembrance, the fall feasts are a dress rehearsal of what is to come and of Jesus’ second coming. They illustrate God’s nature, God’s timing, and they point us to Messiah.
I believe many things would be different if the body of Christ honored the Lord’s feasts. I believe that the blessings associated with the feasts and are promised in the Word would truly be ours, as a body, on a grand scale. I would also be so bold as to say that I believe that history would be different if we as the Christian church had a better understanding of the Hebrew roots of our faith and our role with the nation of Israel. Regardless, we cannot change the past but we can impact the future; this brings me great hope as Christian hearts around the world are beginning to grow curious and sensitive to the history of our faith.
Many in the body of Christ are also coming into the revelation of the unique blessings of bringing offerings to the Lord during feast times. As a farmer would tell you, a yield of a harvest is directly linked to the timing of the planting. As it is in the natural realm, so it is also in the spirit. The Lord reveals specific times to plant seed in order to receive the highest yield. I believe that God has provided specific times of planting in order to produce a supernatural yield.
In Hebrews 11 it was said of Moses that it was accredited to him as faith that he kept the Passover. In Psalm 23:5 the scripture says, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” The feasts are when the Lord invites us to His table and where we find deliverance from our enemies. They are a time of outpouring where our cup truly overflows and where we are anointed and promoted. In the world, we may receive a reward at the White House or another prestigious location, but as Believers, our Father invites us to His table. After we have walked through the valley of the shadow of death our reward and our anointing is at our Father’s table. The Lord Himself has prepared a table before us and invited us to truly “do this in remembrance” as well as “do this” in great anticipation of what is to come!
If you are interested in celebrating the 2014 Fall Feasts with Curt Landry at House of David,
please make plans to join us in person or live online at www.TheOneNewMan.com.
- Rosh Hashanah—Wednesday, September 24th 7:00 p.m. CT
- Yom Kippur Immersion Service—Friday, October 3rd 7:00 p.m. CT (Registration is FREE, but required. Please visit www.curtlandry.com/immersion .)
- Sukkot—Wednesday, October 8th 7:00 p.m. CT