The Feast of Passover - Times and Seasons
T imes and Seasons
The root Hebrew word which means appointment, means a fixed time or season.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; and a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, ane to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to loose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Acts 1:6,7 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times and seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
1 Thessalonians 5:1 But of the times and seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
Psalm 89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
Amplified Version: Blessed - happy, fortunate, to be envied - are the people who know the joyful sound [who understand and appreciate the spiritual blessings symbolised by the feasts]; they walk, O Lord, in the light and favour of your countenance.
The translators of this version of the Bible interpret the joyful sound as people who understand and appreciate the spiritual blessings symbolised by the feasts.
It is possible to understand something without appreciating it. It is also possible to appreciate something without understanding it. The joyful sound is to those who both understand and appreciate the spiritual blessings. These blessings are symbolised by the feasts!
The symbolism of the feasts of the Lord is threefold in its application.
Firstly, there is an historical application. The feasts of the Lord were literal festivals observed in the corporate life of the Old Testament church.
Secondly, they are prophetic in their symbolism of both the Lord Jesus Christ and His Church.
Thirdly, the feasts of the Lord are experiential in the life of every Christian believer.