Songs 7:6, “How fair and how pleasant you are, O love, with your delights! (7) This stature of yours is like a palm tree, and your breasts like its clusters.”

  • Palm tree was a symbol of victory and conquest (Rev 7:9) and of maturity (Jeremiah 10:5)
    • It thrives in drought because the roots are deep
    • It is strong, high and straight
    • Strong winds cannot break a palm tree
  • Her ability to nurture (breasts) as like many palm trees

Songs 7:8, I said, “I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of its branches.”
Let now your breasts be like clusters of the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples, (9a)  And the roof of your mouth like the best wine.”

  • Apples speak of refreshing
  • Jesus commissions the Bride in a 3-fold ministry
    • To nurture other (breasts)
    • To release the presence of the Spirit
    • Intimacy with Jesus
  • Roof of the mouth gets to enjoy the taste before the rest of the body receives it.
    • The best wine is yet to come: Matt 26:29, “But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”

Songs 7:9b, (The Shulamite replies), The wine goes down smoothly for my beloved, moving gently the lips of sleepers.”

  • Wine goes down smoothly refers to her living in instantaneous agreement with the Holy Spirit’s leadership. She will not choke on the assignment (cup)
    • Continually filled with the Spirit
    • Continually under the leadership of Holy Spirit
  • Moving gently the lips of sleepers- the Holy Spirit will move the sleepers to speak in purity and righteousness, to speak the Word in season and out
  • Matthew Henry, “Unconverted sinners are asleep; saints are often drowsy, and listless, and half asleep; but the word and Spirit of Christ will put life and vigour into the soul, and out of the abundance of the heart that is thus filled the mouth will speak. When the apostles were filled with the Spirit they spoke with tongues the wonderful works of God (Acts 2:10, 12) ); and those who in opposition to being drunk with wine, wherein is excess, are filled with the Spirit, speak to themselves in psalms and hymns.” (Eph 5:18, 19)

Songs 7:10, I am my beloved’s, and his desire is toward me.”

The Bride’s 2-fold Identity [this reminds me of the movie Overcomer, when the man in the hospital bed asked the question was “who are you” to the Coach who was visiting. He started describing what he did, but forgot the most important thing, He was a child of God]

  1. 10a- She sees herself as one that Jesus desires. This gives us strength to live outside of the opinions of others
  2. 10b-She sees herself as belonging totally to Jesus as her Beloved (I John 4:19), Wanting to please Him, no self interest any more. He owns me, He is my Lord!

BECAUSE, His desire is towards me:

  • I am confident in His constant love
  • I will be ministering out of the overflow of that love

Songs 7:11, “Come, my beloved, let us go forth to the field; let us lodge in the villages.”

  • Her partnership with Jesus is expressed in her intercession to see more of His power released
    • She wants to see His presence released through her labors
    • No longer “I went down” (6:1), but now partnership with Him
    • Mark 16:20, “They went out and preached everywhere”
  • Fields – (plural) fields of service, area in which God places you to serve, family first
  • Villages – (plural) out of the way places of ministry, places where Jesus has not been

Watchman Nee, “Now she is no longer acting alone, and the Lord is no longer acting alone. There is a joint work of “us.” From this point on, we see the fellowship in the work. Since she is liberated from herself, she is also delivered from all narrowness and pettiness. Her focus is no longer on her meeting, her work, her church, or her group. Her attention is the field, the world. She has a world view, not just an “unworldly” view. She is interested in everything that happens in the world. She does not have a so-called work of her own, and she does not have a so-called region of her work. All of the Lord’s work is the sphere of her work. The whole focus is turned to the field.”

 

The last statement of Chapter 6 was a very sarcastic remark, ‘who does she think she is?
  • In 4:1-5, the King gives 8 praises from her head working down her body, representing her character as she rises in obedience
  • In 7:1-5,  Now the King gives 10 praises from her feet to her head, representing her ministry, publicly defending her. 

MY NOTE: These are very poetic phrases and I don’t think most women today would be blessed by these descriptions. When I read these I think of Kerry Kirkwood on the Sid Roth show telling how his mother would read him Song of Solomon as a bed time story every night when he was young. I actually sat next to him at lunch one day and asked him about it and he confirmed it personally to me. How in the world did she describe navel and twin breasts to a little boy?

Song 7:1,  “How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O prince’s daughter! The curves of your thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a skillful workman. (2) Your navel is a rounded goblet; it lacks no blended beverage. Your waist is a heap of wheat set about with lilies. (3) Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle. (4)  Your neck is like an ivory tower, your eyes like the pools in Heshbon by the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon which looks toward Damascus. (5)  Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel, and the hair of your head is like purple; a king is held captive by your tresses.”

Prince’s Daughter – character fitting royalty. Matthew Henry commented, “She has a princely disposition, something in her truly nobel and generous; she is daughter and heir to the prince of the kings of the earth.”‘

TEN AREAS

  • Feet – evangelism, taking land (Eph 6:15; Is 52:7; Josh 1:3; Luke 15:22)
    • In Sandals – bare feet speak of shame, poverty, humiliation
    • Shoes speak of prosperity and honor – servants and slaves were always barefoot
  • Thighs – strength in her walk in God
    • Jesus’ legs are like pillars of marble (5:15), strong to hold you up.
    • Curves – muscular definition giving her strength, developed by much discipline, costly diligence
    • Her strong walk is costly, as jewels worked on by a skilled workman
  • Navel – speaks of her inner life developed in the beginning
    • Rounded goblet is a healthy navel, opposite of malnourished that would protrude outward.
    • Proverbs 3:8, (the fear of the Lord) “is like health to the navel and marrow to the bones.”
    • Needing no blended beverage means it is fully nourished, lacking nothing.
  • Large Waist – pregnant with Harvest.
    • Harvest will be established in purity and holiness (lilies)
  • Two Breasts – double ability to nourish
    • Youthful fawns, not elderly running out of milk
    • Twins – double portion
    • In Song of Songs 8:8, little sister is not able to nurture anyone
  • Neck – describes her willingness to yield to Him.
    • A rebellious or stiff neck is one filled with pride
    • Ivory towers are rare and costly
      • Her choices cost her greatly! She was willing to do things that were costly to her and it will provide protection to her
  • Eyes – the ability to receive revelation, light, enlightenment
    • Pools of Heshbon were clear, clean water, easy to see through
    • She has keen insight (1:15; 4:2, 9; 6:5)
    • Fish-pools were artificial fish ponds which were very costly to maintain
  • Nose – speaks of discernment
    • Tower of Lebanon was a high tower of protection.
      • Her keen discernment was a protection to her
    • Damascus, Syria was Israel’s greatest enemy. Lebanon was on the north side of Judah facing Syria.
  • Head – speaks of her thought life, filled with royal thoughts. Head with the description speak of thinking of things above, not earthly things.
    • James 3:17 (TPT) “But the wisdom from above is always pure, filled with peace, considerate and teachable.It is filled with love and never displays prejudice or hypocrisy in any form 18 and it always bears the beautiful harvest of righteousness!”
    • Vs 15, (Earthly wisdom and thoughts) “can best be described as the wisdom of this world, both selfish  and devilish.”
  • Hair & Tresses speak of dedication to God
    • In the Hebrew Bible, a nazirite or nazarite is one who voluntarily took a vow described in Numbers 6:1–21. “Nazarite” comes from the Hebrew word נזיר nazir meaning “consecrated” or “separated”. (Wikipedia)
    • Purple speaks of Royalty

 

The Beloved continues to praise the Maiden.

Songs 6:8, “There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and virgins without number.” (9) “My dove, my perfect one, is the only one, the only one of her mother, the favorite of the one who bore her. The daughters saw her and called her blessed, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.”

Three female positions of honor were in Solomon’s court

  1. Queens (wives)
  2. Concubines that he slept with
    1. Both queens & concubines bore his children and had an inheritance with him
  3. Virgins attended the queens & concubines, no intimacy, no reproduction

At the time of this writing Solomon had 60 wives. Eventually he would have 700 wives and 300 concubines (I Kings 11:3)

Watchman Nee, “Corporately speaking, the Lamb has only one wife. (the Church) But individually speaking, He has many lovers. Some are like Queens, some like concubines, while others like virgins…. .But whatever they are, they all have a love relationship with the King. Yet none of them matches the maiden in her pursuit.”

  • Dove – singleness, loyalty
  • Perfect One – matured spiritually, a work of grace
    • A person who receives more grace is one who allows God to work on him more, while a person who receives less grace is one who allows God to work on him less
  • Only one of her mother – Church (Gal 4:26), Jerusalem above is the mother of us all) Produced 1 Body of Christ, or 1 Bride
    • Her blessing is seen by the immature and those closest to him
    • Prophetically speaking, she will not longer be treated badly in the House of God, but will now be honored.

Songs 6:10, “Who is she who looks forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, awesome as an army with banners?”

Mike Bickle teaches the one who says ‘who is this or who is she’ is the Holy Spirit (3:6; 6:10; 8:5)

Watchman Nee, “Here the Holy Spirit speaks through the mouth of a third party again and brings out the maiden’s glory through exclamatory questions….The Holy Spirit likes to stimulate the thoughts of the believers with questions; He arouses their attention once again to consider God’s work and understand what is pleasing to God. Every time the Holy Spirit poses a question, it comes after a renewed perfecting on the part of the maiden….Here we see the same pattern. Every time the believer reaches a higher level of experience, the Holy Spirit uses questions to reveal the history or reason behind the experience.”

  • Shines forth as the morning- hope comes before the full light (light of the world). Shadows are gone now that she is walking by faith.
  • Moon – reflection of the Sun, has no light in itself
  • Sun – fullness of glory (New Jerusalem will have no Sun for light because Jesus will be the Light)
    • The Bride will be in full glory (Rev 21:11; Luke 11:36; Daniel 12:3)
  • Army With Banners – The Bride will rule the administration of Jesus’ Kingdom forever
    • Daniel 7:27, “Then the sovereignty, power, and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be given to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will last forever, and all rulers will serve and obey him”
    • 6:4 was for the victory over her own weaknesses
    • 6:10 is for victory over all powers before the Marriage Supper of the Lamb

The Bride’s 4-fold glory seen progressively:

  1. Dawning of God’s Light
  2. Moon is warfare and evangelism
  3. Sun in age to come – full glory
  4. Ruling as God’s weapon in His government forever (banners)

Song 6:11, (The Shulamite)I went down to the garden of nuts to see the verdure of the valley, to see whether the vine had budded and the pomegranates had bloomed.”

Three times garden is her garden, six times it is His garden. This is His garden. She now goes down to help Jesus in the garden of the ‘little ones’ that are just budding.

  • Garden of Nuts – walnut grove, orchard. Walnut groves were thick & provided relief in the heat. Walnut oil was used for making soap for cleansing. Walnut leaves were used for healing and the life of a walnut was on the inside.
  • Vendure -Hebrew ‘eb’, meaning freshness, fresh green, green shoots, or greenery
  • Vine and Vineyard are God’s people and His work (Isaiah 5; John 5)
  • Blossoming pomegranates – individual believers

Song 6:12, Before I was even aware, my soul had made me as the chariots of my noble people”

She was surprised at the love, compassion and zeal she felt for ministering to others!

  • Noble people – royal family

Song 6:13, (Daughters of Jerusalem) Return, return, O Shulamite; Return, return, that we may look upon you!”  What would you see in the Shulamite— As it were, the dance of the two camps?”

Watchman Nee, “This passage opens with a call by some of the daughters of Jerusalem; “Return…that we may look upon thee!” To this others made reply in effect; “Why do you wish to look upon this Shulamite? What do you see in her?” The answer is given in the following verses (7:1-5) in the form of a victory dance.

Two Campsmahanaim, encampment, army camp, body of people, company. (Genesis 32- Esau and Jacob at Mahanaim)

We see two different responses to the maiden’s love for the king.

  1. 13a – support, respect, admiration of the daughters
  2. 13b- sarcasm from the jealous other daughters (not all Christians are going to support you in your walk of faith) ‘Who does she think she is!” Not a question, but words of scarcasm.
Tomorrow in Chapter 7 we will see Jesus vindicate the maiden There is a time when He will fight for us and we will hold our peace.

 

 

 

Day 3 of the 10 Days of Awe

Songs 6:1, (The Daughters of Jerusalem)Where has your beloved gone, O fairest among women? Where has your beloved turned aside, that we may seek him with you?”

  • After hearing of how beautiful and wonderful her Beloved is, the love of the maiden has drawn the immature to seek Him with all their heart. They realize their void, not experiencing the same intimacy.

Songs 6:2, (the maiden replies) “My beloved has gone to his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed his flock in the gardens, and to gather lilies.”

  • Now she is teaching the immature how to seek intimacy.
  • Garden (Church, Body of Christ)
    • Gardens (plural) speak of individual believers and their place of intimacy with Jesus
  • His Garden – His secret place
  • Spices – sweet smelling (grace ministry whether it is) private or public
  • Beds – garden terrace or bed (within the garden)

Songs 6:3,am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine. He feeds his flock among the lilies.”

There is a progression in her love and commitment for the Beloved:

  • 1:4, My Beloved is to ME
  • 2:15, My Beloved is MINE and I am His
    • the first 2 it is all about herself, then Him
  • 6:3, I am my Beloved’s and my beloved is mine
    • She is coming higher, putting the flesh in its place
  • 7:10, I am my Beloved’s and His desire is towards me
    • Now she is totally sold out

In Chapter One she asked where He feeds His flock – now she is teaching others how Jesus wants to feed them individually.

  • Among the Lilies – purity, separated (Mt 5:8, pure in heart will see God)

Songs 6:4, (The Beloved) O my love, you are as beautiful as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners!”

  • Tizrah – the most beautiful city of the Canaanite and became the Capital city of the divided kingdom of Israel (Josh 12:24; I Ki 14:17; 15:33; 16:8, 23; 2 Ki 15:14)
    • Tizra means ‘pleasant’ or ‘my delight’
    • Natural Beauty – beautiful to unbelievers, soul-winner
  • Jerusalem – Spiritual Capital of Israel blessed with the presence of God. She is prized with her ‘spiritual beauty’. David found the city, but Solomon made the city beautiful with the Temple.
  • Army with Banners – victorious, defeated her greatest enemy – her flesh and her thought life! (The defeated enemy lost all their banners)

What is the most beautiful was that she was doing this to move the King’s heart, and not for anyone else – not trying to please or move people, no self promoting!

Songs 6:5, “Turn your eyes away from me, for they have overcome me. Your hair is like a flock of goats going down from Gilead.”

This is poetic language – Jesus does not want us to stop looking at Him.

  • Matthew Henry comments, “When we are calling to God to turn the eye of His favor towards us, He is calling us to turn our eye of obedience towards Him.”

How he is going to use 3 natural features to describe her: hair, teeth and cheeks

  • Hair -commitment, dedication
  • Majestic as a flock of male goats
    • Proverbs 30:29, “There are three things which are majestic in pace..walk; (31) a greyhound, a male goat, king whose troops are with him”

What we saw in 4:1-3 were prophetic – he now speaks from what he sees naturally.

Songs 6:6, “Your teeth are like a flock of sheep which have come up from the washing; every one bears twins, and none is barren among them.”

  • Teeth – her ability to chew strong meat, which is to rightly divide the Word of God. If there is a right way to understand and teach the Word of God, there is also a wrong way.
  • Shorn – Songs 4:2 adds ‘shorn’ to describe the sheep, clipped and balanced

Songs 6:7, “Like a piece of pomegranate are your temples behind your veil.”

  • Temples – Cheeks, emotions
  • Pomegranate – red, blushing
  • Veiled – modesty

Jesus sees us as committed, dedicated, balanced in the Word and innocent to Him as we draw closer to Him and farther away from the world. SELAH

 

Songs 5:8, “I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him I am lovesick!”

Watchman Nee, “When she failed to find the needed help from men of spiritual caliber, she now turned with her request to those who were spiritually less mature than herself.”

  • Before she was”lovesick’ because of an overflow of emotions. (2:5) But now it is a hunger for love in this time of dryness.

Songs 5:9, (The Daughters of Jerusalem) “What is your beloved more than another beloved, O fairest of women? What is your beloved more than another beloved, that you so charge us?”

  •  They do not understand that “NONE” can compare with her Beloved.
  • When someone receives Jesus and is totally changed, who wants nothing but to sit at His feet – people around them do not understand what they are going through on the inside. They see Jesus in the History book and not in their heart. They do not KNOW Him intimately.

Now the Maiden will begin to describe her Beloved to those who are spiritually immature.

Songs 5:10, “My beloved is white and ruddy, chief among ten thousand. (11) His head is like the finest gold; his locks are wavy, and black as a raven. (12) His eyes are like doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set. (13) His cheeks are like a bed of spices, banks of scented herbs. His lips are lilies, dripping liquid myrrh. (14) His hands are rods of gold set with beryl. His body is carved ivory inlaid with sapphires. (15)His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of fine gold.
His countenance is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. (16)  His mouth is most sweet, yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem!”

  • Whitetsach, dazzling, glowing, bright (purity, separated from any sin)
  • Ruddyadam, red, ruddy, full of life and power
  • Chiefdagal, banner, standard, to look, behold (Jesus is not only our banner, but also our banner carrier)
  • Ten Thousandrebabah, often used for a very large number, millions, multiple
  • Head – leadership; like finest gold, life of God, superior to others
  • Locks – hair represents dedication to God, commitment to the Church
    • Wavytaltal, bushy, flowing (used only once)
    • Black as a raven – describing the color of the locks. Grey represents diminished strength.  Our Savior is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Jesus has eternal power.
  • Eyes – discernment, understanding, wisdom, knowledge (eyes of the seat of expression)  Here they also express emotions, ‘tears of tenderness’
    • Doves – singleness of vision (Rev 1 says His eyes were like flames of fire – doves’s eyes are red)
  • Cheeks – emotions, passions, pleasure
    • Spices describe the diversity of His affections for us
  • Lips – speech, words
    • Lilies – pure
    • Dripping with Myrrh – selfless
  • Hands – speak of activity
    • Rods of gold – divine character (following the perfect will of God)
      • KJV says gold ‘rings’, galiyl, turning, folding, rod, circuit (will not slip)
    • Beryltarshiysh,  “Adorned with the gems of Tarshish (eluding to the nails, of which great care was taken.” (Bullinger’s Companion Bible, pg 926)
    • Watchman Nee – “Beryl is mentioned a few times in the Old Testament, including Ezekiel 1:16 and Daniel 10:6. In both places, the meaning is ‘stability’…Hence, both the rings of gold and beryl speak of the stability of the Lord’s work.
  • Body / Bowels – compassion, moved with compassion.
    • KJV, “His belly [is as] bright ivory overlaid [with] sapphires.”
    • Carved Ivory – rare and expensive; an animal must die to get the ivory
    • Sapphires – “the body of heaven in his clearness” (Exodus 24:10). His feelings come directly from heaven!
  • Legs – his walk, forward motion; administration of  his purpose; upright position
    • Pillars – strength, support
    • Marble – strong and permanent
    • Gold – divinity
      • She mentioned gold 3 times: thoughts of his mind, works of his hands, stability of His feet – all divinely controlled by God
  • Countenancemar’eh, what is seen, sight, importation of glory
    • Lebanon – stately & honorable
    • Cedars – very tall tree; high and lifted up
  • Mouthchek, taste, gums, palate (2:3; 7:9)
    • A taste tester would taste everything before giving it to the king; her our King has tasted everything before giving it to us!
  • After the 10 expressions of her Beloved, she sums it into “altogether lovely”.
    • This is my Beloved, This is my Friend!
Remember, 4:16 was a major transition, “Awake O North Wind”

Song 5:2, “I sleep, but my heart is awake; it is the voice of my beloved! He knocks, saying, “Open for me, my sister, my love, my dove, my perfect one; for my head is covered with dew, my locks with the drops of the night.”

  • In this, Jesus is revealing Himself to her in a night season, inviting her to “fellowship in His sufferings’ (Phil 3:10)
    • In verses 3-5 she responds in obedience which will be followed by a test in verses 6-7.
  • I Sleep – she is now at rest, no longer battling the flesh for decisions and compromise.
  • He is knocking at the door of her heart to come to a new level
    • Night represents darkness, hard times to see things
    • Opening a door speaks of a level of communion (Rev 3:20)
    • Drops of the night – now she will fellowship with Jesus suffering
  • He is describing his relationship with her, leaving out “spouse
    • My sister: identification, same life; sharing in the sufferings
    • My love: he reminds her of his tender love
    • My dove: he speaks of her singleness and loyalty
    • My perfect one: undefiled; he sees her ‘intentions’ as perfect, mature

Songs 5:3, “I have taken off my robe; how can I put it on again? I have washed my feet; how can I defile them?”

I think most people see this as if she is refusing to get up and answer the door. But she calls him her ‘beloved’, responding in love and obedience (vs 4).

  • Robe – she has taken off the worldly ways, and is now clothed in robes of righteousness – she is refusing compromise.
  • Feet – her walk is now a walk of faith and she will not turn back

Songs 5:4, “My beloved put his hand by the latch of the door, and my heart yearned for him.”

He is now helping her to open her heart in full obedience

  • Lock – thoughts and emotions that block our heart and keep her from full obedience
  • Heart – me’ah, belly, inward parts, emotions
  • Yearned – hamah, roar, cry aloud, mourn, be moved, growl, stirred

Songs 5:5, “I arose to open for my beloved, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, on the handles of the lock.”

This speaks of the abundant life with the Holy Spirit.

  • Myrrh – her decision to die to self
    • His hands were dripping with myrrh ‘like liquid’ on the lock of her heart
    • This will be preparing for the 2 tests that come in verses 6-7
  • Fingers – activity, actions of working faith
  • Handles on the lock – thoughts and emotions

Test 1 (He allowed the test) Songs 5:6, “I opened for my beloved, but my beloved had turned away and was gone. My heart leaped up when he spoke. I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.”

  • Now she will have to walk totally by faith, without him – Will she totally trust by faith?
    • The first time he withdrew himself was because of her fear, insecurity
    • Now he will withdraw to strengthen her
  • Her greatest desire is his presence
    • We are assured that Jesus will never forsake us (Heb 13:5), but there is a difference between walking by faith and experiencing His presence.

Test 2 – Songs 5:7, “The watchmen who went about the city found me. They struck me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took my veil away from me.”

  • Will she quit under pressure and the bait of satan? (skandalon, offence)
    • She is suffering abuse under those who were supposed to feed and protect her
  • Watchmen, keepers – leaders, spiritual authority that guard the people of God
    • Wounded in the house of friends (Ps 55:12-21)
  • Took my veil away – exposed secret things. Now she cannot function in the Body, no covering, no place to minister
    • They will broadcast her failures and she will face shame again

 

 

This will be the last day of year 5779 on the Hebraic calendar. Tonight at sundown it will be 5780, Adam’s birthday. The calendar year begins with the 6th day of Creation. Sundown tonight begins Rosh HaShanah, the Head (rosh) of the Year (shanah). It is also called Yom Teruah (blowing of Trumpets- Lev 23:23-25), Feast of Trumpets, The Time of Jacob’s Trouble, Day of Remembrance, The Day of the Awakening Blast, Yom HaDin (Day of Judgment), The Opening of the Books, The Opening of the Gates, Yom HaKeseh (the Hidden Day).

My favorite name is Ha Kiddushin/Nesuin (Wedding of the Messiah). Joel 2:15-16, ….let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. (chuppah – khoop-paw’). This fits so perfect with our 40 day devotions of Song of Songs.

This is the 5th of the 7 Feasts of the LORD listed in Leviticus 23. Jesus has fulfilled Passover (Jesus is our Passover Lamb), Unleavened Bread (Jesus who knew no sin,  became sin for us), Firsts Fruits (Jesus was first raised from the dead), Pentecost (Acts 2, Church began), but the last 3 have not been fulfilled. They will in the last of the Last Days and Tribulation. These are Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles. All the first 4 were fulfilled on the very day that they had been following since the Wilderness journey from Exodus.

For all of the other 7 Feasts (moedim, fixed appointed times on God’s prophetic calendar), there is a historical significance, such as the First Passover in Egypt. The Feast of Trumpets is the only Feast that has no historical record, all is looking forward.

Matthew 24:36 (NLT) reads, ““However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.” This is wordage from the Feast of Trumpets and why this is a 2 day Feast. There had to be 2 witnesses that looked for the first sliver of the moon, and then they would light fires from mountain to mountain, or blow shofars from the mountain tops all over Israel, announcing the new year has begun. We may not know the ‘day or the hour’, but we should not be ignorant of the SEASON.

The greeting for these 2 days is “Shana Tova”, Happy New Year!!! Traditional food is to serve apples dipped in honey, and say “may you have a sweet New Year”.

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