Friday, April 08, 2011

The Prophetic Fulfillment of the Nine Jewish Feasts

By Helena Lehman of
Pillar of Enoch Ministry

The Chanukiah illustration below reflects my interpretation of the Nine Jewish Feasts, these being the Seven Feasts Ordained by Yahweh with the addition of Purim and Chanukah, the Feasts Connected to the adoption of the Gentile Nations into God's Plan of Redemption and their destined entrance into God's Kingdom.

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Though it is true to some extent that the Feast of Trumpets is connected to the Rapture, I find the traditional interpretation of the prophetic fulfillment of this feast to be a bit simplistic. In truth, the Feast of Trumpets signifies the Second or Pre-Wrath Rapture, not the First or Early/Pre-Tribulation Rapture, which is associated with Pentecost/Shavuot. The Two Rapture view is becoming more accepted and has several biblical precedents. To show how I think the Feasts have been and will be fulfilled with the Two-Rapture theory in mind, I created this graphic using a Chanukiah, a nine-branched menorah.

In addition to the seven traditional Jewish Feast associations, the later Feasts of Purim and Chanukah that were added by the Jewish people to reflect their history have been added to this menorah so that there is a Feast association with all nine branches. This illustration is meant to show the reason why there is some confusion and misinterpretation going on in the Body of Christ. The Feasts of Purim and Chanukah are the Feasts connected to the addition of the Gentile Nations into the Kingdom of God and they cannot be prophetically discounted or ignored without falling into interpretive errors.