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1 Prophesy fulfilled and yet to be fulfilled assembled by Lois Anderson Updated January 30, 2015

2 The Sabbath of Rest Leviticus Chapter 23 1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. 3 Six days shall work be done; but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, a holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein; it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

3 The Lord’s Passover 4 These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. 5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord's passover. Crucify 3

4 The Feast of Unleavened Bread 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the Lord; seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. 7 In the first day ye shall have a holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work therein. 8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord seven days; in the seventh day is a holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work therein.

5 The First-fruits 9 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the first- fruits of your harvest unto the priest; 11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you; on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

6 12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf a he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the Lord. 13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, and offering made by fire unto the Lord for a sweet savor; and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of a hin. 14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the self-same day that ye have brought an offering unto your God; it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

7 The Festival of Weeks 15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete; 16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord. 17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals; they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the first-fruits unto the Lord. 18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams; they shall be for a burnt offering unto the Lord, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savor unto the Lord.

8 19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings. 20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the first-fruits for a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs; they shall be holy to the Lord for the priest. 21 And ye shall proclaim on the self-same day, that it may be a holy convocation unto you; ye shall do no servile work therein; it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. 22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest; thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger; I am the Lord your God.

9 Blowing of Trumpets 23 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 Ye shall do no servile work therein; but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.

10 A Day of Atonement 26 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement; it shall be a holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord. 28 And ye shall do no work in that same day; for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God. 29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

11 30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. 31 Ye shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls; in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.

12 Feast of Tabernacles 33 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord. 35 On the first day shall be a holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work therein. 36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord; on the eighth day shall be a holy convocation unto you, and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord; it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.

13 37 These are the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, everything upon his day; 38 Beside the sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your free-will offerings, which ye give unto the Lord.

14 39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days; on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath. 40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm-trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days.

15 41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the Lord seven days in the year; it shall be a statute for ever in your generations; ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths; 43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God. 44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.

16 Questions about the Feasts Why should we consider the Feasts of the Lord? What is the difference between the Hebrew calendar and the Gregorian calendar? Who comprises the House of Israel? Why should we concern ourselves with Jewish traditions?

17 Why should we consider the Feasts of the Lord? Because the Lord said, “even these are my feasts”. To remember that the Lord brought the Children of Israel out of the land of Egypt. The Feasts are for all the House of Israel. Jesus was of the House of Israel, the Tribe of Judah and the House of David. They are rehearsals for prophesy fulfilled and to be fulfilled through Jesus Christ. Studying the feasts opens up new understanding of the scriptures.

18 What are the differences between the Hebrew calendar and the Gregorian calendar? The Feasts of the Lord are on the Hebrew calendar. The Hebrew calendar and our calendar, the Gregorian calendar, work differently. The Gregorian calendar has twelve months of 30 or 31 days and an extra day every four years. The Hebrew calendar has 12 months of 29 or 30 days with a 13 th month on a regular pattern. For this reason the Feasts of the Lord will be at different points on the Gregorian calendar year by year.

19 The Hebrew Week and Day The Hebrew day begins at sunset and ends at sunset the next day. This is because in Genesis it says, “And the evening and the morning were the first day.” The seventh day of the week is the Sabbath. On the Gregorian calendar that means that the Hebrew Sabbath begins at sunset on Friday and lasts until sunset on Saturday. Saturday at sunset begins their first day of the week.

20 Who comprises the House of Israel? Book of Mormon 2 Nephi Chapter O ye Gentiles, have ye remembered the Jews, mine ancient covenant people? 51 Nay; but ye have cursed them, and have hated them, and have not sought to recover them. 52 But behold, I will return all these things upon your own heads; for I, the Lord, hath not forgotten my people.

21 Who comprises the House of Israel? Book of Mormon 2 Nephi Chapter And now, behold, my beloved brethren, I would speak unto you: for I, Nephi, would not suffer that ye should suppose that ye are more righteous than the Gentiles shall be. 76 For behold, except ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall all likewise perish; and because of the words which have been spoken ye need not suppose that the Gentiles are utterly destroyed. 77 For behold, I say unto you, That as many of the Gentiles as will repent, are the covenant people of the Lord; and as many of the Jews as will not repent, shall be cast off; 78 For the Lord covenanteth with none, save it be with them that repent and believe in his Son, who is the Holy One of Israel.

22 Why should we concern ourselves with Jewish traditions? For me it is a simple answer. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. But we have not kept the feasts. The Jewish people have actually kept the feasts all these years. If they hadn’t we wouldn’t know anything about them. We can look to their traditions for understanding. Alpha Omega

23 Shabbat Kristina A. Lutes ONEG SHABBAT image copyright Bitsela, used courtesy of free-bitsela.com Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

24 From the Doctrine and Covenants [Sec 119:7a] And the Spirit saith further: Inasmuch as there has been much discussion in the past concerning the Sabbath of the Lord, the church is admonished that until further revelation is received, or the quorums of the church are assembled to decide concerning the law in the church articles and covenants, [Sec 119:7b] the Saints are to observe the first day of the week commonly called the Lord's day, as a day of rest : as a day of worship, as given in the covenants and commandments. [Sec 119:7c] And on this day they should refrain from unnecessary work; nevertheless, nothing should be permitted to go to waste on that day, nor should necessary work be neglected. [Sec 119:7d] Be not harsh in judgment but merciful in this, as in all other things. Be not hypocrites nor of those who make a man an offender for a word. Revelation given through Joseph Smith III, April 11, 1887, at Kirtland, Ohio.

25 How do Jewish people celebrate the Sabbath? The Sabbath is the seventh day of the Hebrew week. On our calendar it is Friday at sunset. The Jewish people begin with a ritual in which the woman of the house lights two candles and recites a blessing right before sunset. Sheila Tintera CANDLE BLESSING B&W image copyright Bitsela, used courtesy of free-bitsela.com

26 Ian Maisel CHALLAH -IM04 image copyright Bitsela, used courtesy of free-bitsela.com Shabbat includes the head of the house reciting a blessing on the wine and on two loaves of challah bread. Meals are festive and leisurely. They also attend services and study the Torah. They go for walks and other leisurely activities, and rest. There are blessings for the end of the Sabbath Saturday evening.

27 What was happening to the Children of Israel at the time of the Exodus? How was it fulfilled by Jesus Christ or will be fulfilled by Jesus Christ? How do Jewish people celebrate this feast? Are there any significant events on this date for us? Questions about each individual feast

28 Jewish Day of Preparation Evening of April 2 - evening of April 3, 2015 Evening of April 14 - evening of April 15, 2014 Anniversary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints 1830 Anniversary of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1860

29 What was happening to the Children of Israel at the Lord’s Passover? On the 14 th day of the month, Nisan, the Children of Israel killed a lamb in the afternoon and painted the blood on their lintel. Then they roasted the lamb and prepared the meal before they would be ejected from Egypt. Artist unknown The Passover

30 Jesus born Nisan 10 Before the temple, on Nisan 10 the lambs were taken into the home to be inspected. The first ones to visit Jesus were not just ordinary shepherds. These shepherds raised the lambs for the temple. On Nisan 10 the lambs for the sacrifice were taken to the temple and inspected to make sure they were perfect. These shepherds were the first people to visit Jesus. Angels announcing Jesus birth thebiblerevival.com

31 Jesus was born on Nisan 10? How can we know this? 3 Nephi chapter 1 and chapter 4 Samuel the Lamanite prophesied the events of Jesus Christ’s birth and death. At Jesus’ birth the signs were fulfilled. The people began counting the years. On the fourth day of the 34 th year the darkness and earthquake came which signified Jesus Christ’s death. That would be Nisan 14, Passover.

32 Jesus Christ was the Passover Lamb Lamb Picture Crucify 3

33 How do Jewish people celebrate the Passover? Lamb Picture On this day present day Jewish people prepare for the Passover. In scripture it is called the day of preparation. They clean all leavened food out of the house and get ready for the Seder meal on the 15 th of Nisan. There is also a Fast of the Firstborn. The firstborn males fast as commemoration of the night when Israel’s firstborn were spared from death. The 14 th of Nisan is the day the lamb was killed in Egypt and in the Temple. It is the day that Jesus Christ died.

34 Bedikat Chametz (Search for Leavening) Leavening is symbolic of sin. Before the 15 th of Nisan all leavened foods, including crumbs, need to be cleaned out or the house. At the end of cleaning some crumbs are left for the children to search for and find. They use a candle to look in the dark, a feather to sweep the crumbs onto a wooden spoon. They blow out the candle and then put everything in a paper bag to be burned. Sarah Rosenberg Chometz image copyright Bitsela, used courtesy of free-bitsela.com

35 Nisan 14 and April 6 The anniversary of the day the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was organized in 1830 is not April 6 th. The anniversary of the day the church was organized is the 14 th of Nisan. In 1830 the 14 th of Nisan fell on April 6 th and 7 th of the Gregorian calendar. The day that the Passover lamb was killed, and the day that Jesus Christ was killed is the 14 th of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. A new day in the Hebrew calendar always begins at sunset. April 5 th and 6 th, 1860 was the 14 th of Nisan. That day the church was reorganized as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

36 Jewish Pesach 15 th through 21 st of Nisan Evening of April 3 – Evening of April 11, 2015 Evening of April 15 – Evening of April 22, 2014

37 Revelation Chapter 6 12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

38 b_lunareclipse_resources/Murray1.jpg There will be a total lunar eclipse on April 4, 2015 Most of North America, South America, Asia and parts of Australia will be able to see the eclipse. There was a total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014

39 What was happening to the Children of Israel at the Feast of Unleavened Bread? Exodus And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead. 31 And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the Lord, as ye have said. 32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also. 33 And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We have found our firstborn all dead; therefore get ye out of the land lest we die also. 34 And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading troughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders. illustrators of the 1890 Holman Bible The Egyptians urging Moses to Depart thebiblerevival.com

40 15 th of Nisan Numbers 33 3 And they departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians. 4 For the Egyptians buried all their firstborn, which the Lord had smitten among them; upon their gods also the Lord executed judgments. 5 And the children of Israel removed from Rameses, and pitched in Succoth. God’s Pillar Leading the Israelites

41 Jesus had to be in the tomb before the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The reason leavening is forbidden during the Feast of Unleavened Bread is to remember that the Children of Israel left Egypt so fast that they could not leaven their bread. Leavening is also symbolic of sin. Sin must be cleaned out of the house. Jesus Christ was in the tomb for the first days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Since he was the Son of God he was the only person ever alive to be free of sin, the only one who could make this sacrifice. The Burial clipart.christiansunite.com

42 How do Jewish people celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread? For the Jewish people the 15 th of Nisan is the official beginning of the Passover, or Pasach. It lasts for seven or eight days. In scripture this is listed as three separate feasts which all encompass Nisan 14 through Nisan 21. Gary Michaels SHMURAH MATZAH image copyright Bitsela, used courtesy of free-bitsela.com

43 The Seder Meal Seder Plate passover-graphics The very first Seder meal was observed the night before the Children of Israel left Egypt. It is a festive and ritual meal to remember the story of their bondage in Egypt and how God delivered them. It includes wine, unleavened bread, and bitter herbs. There is also charoset, a mixture of chopped apples, nuts, spices and wine. They used to eat lamb or goat when the temple was in existence. Now they eat other meats as well, such as turkey and beef and salmon. The Seder plate is a teaching aid and also includes parsley or lettuce, a shank bone, and a roasted egg.

44 “on the morrow after the sabbath” After the weekly sabbath— Evening of April 4-Evening of April 5, 2015 Evening of April 19-Evening of April 20, 2014 Jewish First day of the Omer Nisan 16, after the Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread begin counting 50 days to Shavuot. Evening of April 4,-evening April 5, 2015 Evening of April 15-April 16, 2014

45 What was happening to the Children of Israel on the Feast of First-fruits? “Some Jewish scholars believe that in the original Passover the Jews would have received their freedom on Sunday, the day Pharaoh drowned in the sea and the same day the Christ rose from the dead. Pharaoh’s death released all ownership rights freeing Israel to continue on into the Promised Land! On Nisan 17, when Israel emerged from the Red Sea, this emergence was a shadow of the fulfillment of the day of resurrection and Firstfruits (Lev. 23:9-14).” 20Sacrifices.htm Destruction of Pharoah’s Army

46 Jesus Christ is the First-fruits of us all Jesus was arisen by the morning of the first day of the week, Sunday for us. There is some controversy and confusion about which sabbath is the First-fruits. The Jews say the Sabbath of the 15 th of Nisan. Others speculate the weekly sabbath. Jesus rose on the first day of the week, after the weekly sabbath. William Hole Magdalene biblepicturegallery.com

47 How do Jewish people celebrate the Day of First-fruits? On the 16 th of Nisan, the day after the Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Jewish people begin a counting of 50 days until Shavu’ot or Pentacost. It is called counting the Omer. This was an offering of barley. O.A.Stemler Bess & BruceCleaveland Ruth gathers grain lavistachurchofchrist.org

48 A word about sabbaths.... The seventh day of every week is a sabbath. But, there are also sabbaths which can be on any day of the week. Some of the feast days are considered sabbaths. The scriptures use the words “Holy convocations” and “do no servile work”. Because of this there are different dates between Shavu’ot for the Jewish people and Pentecost for the Christian people. The rabbis chose a feast day sabbath to begin the count of the Omer and Christians chose the weekly sabbath as the counting of days to Pentacost.

49 Perhaps this is the reason for the discrepancy for the Feast of First- fruits. This is the only feast that disappeared from the Jewish feast days. For them it became the first day of the counting of the Omer. This is actually the day that Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who came to them, arose from the dead after being crucified. The Jews rejected Jesus Christ as the Messiah and rejected His resurrection.

50 On March 20, 2015 there will be an Total Solar Eclipse On April 29, 2014 there was an Annular Solar Eclipse “Like total solar eclipses, annular solar eclipses are quite rare. They can only be observed during New Moon,...” (http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/annular- solar-eclipse.html) This will be on the last day of a Hebrew calendar month. Hebrew months end and begin on the new moon. H/OH2014.html

51 Jewish Shavu’ot Evening of May 23 –Evening of May 25, 2015 Evening of June 3 –Evening of June 5, 2014 Christian Pentacost May 24, 2015 June 8, 2014

52 The First Festival of Weeks the Children of Israel were meeting God And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire; and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. (Exodus 19) Artist unknown At Mount Sinai

53 18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. 19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die. 20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not; for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. 21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was. 22 And the Lord said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. 23 Ye shall not make unto you gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold. (Exodus 20)

54 We know the Festival of Weeks as Pentecost On the day of Pentecost Christ’s disciples were gathered together. The Holy Ghost rested upon their heads like flames men were converted to Jesus Christ that day. Pentacost

55 The Book of Ruth is read at the Festival of Weeks Ruth came from Moab with her mother- in-law, Naomi. She gleaned barley and wheat in the fields of Boaz. On the night that the people celebrated the barley harvest on the barley threshing floor, Ruth lay at Boaz’ feet and under his cloak. As a close male relative to her late husband, he eventually claimed her as his wife. For Christians the story of Ruth and Boaz is the story of the kinsman redeemer, which is a type and shadow of Jesus Christ and the church. Edward Burne-Jones Ruth Meets Boaz

56 Jewish people know the Festival of Weeks as Shavu’ot They celebrate the giving of the Torah, the wheat harvest and they eat dairy foods, perhaps in celebration of the land of milk and honey. Ian Maisel Torah Reader 16 image copyright Bitsela, used courtesy of free-bitsela.com

57 My own personal speculation concerning Pentecost and the Restoration “[Sec 119:7a] And the Spirit saith further: Inasmuch as there has been much discussion in the past concerning the Sabbath of the Lord, the church is admonished that until further revelation is received, or the quorums of the church are assembled to decide concerning the law in the church articles and covenants,” I feel like we are waiting at the Feast of Weeks. Jesus rose the first day of the week, Sunday for us. Pentacost would always be on Sunday for us. “Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days;” O. A. Stemler and Bess Bruce Cleaveland Attending Church Services at Night

58 Jewish Rosh Hashanah SHANA TOVA image copyright Bitsela, used courtesy of free-bitsela.com Evening of September 13-Evening of September 15, 2015 Evening of September 24-Evening of September 26, 2014

59 But of that day and hour no one knoweth; no, not the angels of God in heaven, but my Father only. Mark Chapter And they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 43 And whoso treasureth up my word shall not be deceived. 44 For the Son of Man shall come; and he shall send his angels before him with the great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. 45 Now learn a parable of the fig tree. When his branches are yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh at hand. 46 So likewise, mine elect, when they shall see all these things, they shall know that he is near, even at the doors. 47 But of that day and hour no one knoweth; no, not the angels of God in heaven, but my Father only.

60 The Jewish people celebrate Rosh Hashanah for two days. The reason for this is because a new moon is invisible and so it used to be impossible to know exactly when it happened. Some people believe that Jesus will return on Rosh Hashanah, but since it is during a new moon only the Father in Heaven will know exactly when that should be. The Spring Feasts were fulfilled exactly to the letter by Jesus Christ. He died, went into the tomb, and was resurrected exactly on the days appointed. This was the reason for the feasts. Some people believe that the Fall feasts will be fulfilled exactly as the Spring feasts were. We may not know what year, but it will almost be certainly during the Fall feasts. The things that are prophesied for Jesus Christ’s return are His appearance to the whole world from the east, His return to the Jewish people on the Mount of Olives, and the Feast of Tabernacles and the Wedding Feast.

61 What was happening to the Children of Israel at the Feast of Trumpets? The Feast of Trumpets was instituted during the forty years in the wilderness. This is the beginning of the civil year, when Israel blew the shofars. A shofar is a ram’s horn. This is when they crowned their kings. It is also the start of ten days to the Day of Atonement, called the Days of Awe. For these ten day the people repent and make things right with God.

62 Some people believe that Jesus will come in His Glory, as King, on the Feast of Trumpets 1 Thessalonians Chapter 4 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first; 17 Then they who are alive, shall be caught up together into the clouds with them who remain, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we be ever with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. Return of Jesus jesuspictures- photos.blogspot.com

63 How do Jewish people celebrate the Blowing of Trumpets? This day is called Rosh Hashanah for the Jewish people. It is the first day of the civil year. This is the day they blow the shofar, a ram’s horn. They bake their challah bread round like a crown. They dip pieces of apple into honey for a sweet new year. One ritual is to walk to some running water and throw breadcrumbs into the water. This is symbolic of getting rid of sin. Shana Tovah

64 The Gold Plates and the Blowing of Trumpets Church History Volume 1 page 17 Joseph Smith received the gold plates from the angel Moroni on September 22, That day was the 1 st of Tisheri 5588, The Blowing of Trumpets, also known as Rosh Hashanah.

65 On September 13, 2015 there will be an Partial Solar Eclipse on the day before the Feast of Trumpets, which is also the new Hebrew secular year. On October 23, 2014 there was a partial solar eclipse. The photo shows a partial eclipse. I don’t know what the one on September 13 will look like. “Solar eclipses only happen at New Moon, when the Moon moves between Earth and Sun and the three celestial bodies form a straight line: Earth - Moon - Sun.” (http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/eclipse- information.html) information.html

66 Jewish Yom Kippur Biblical-art.com unknown artist Evening of September 22-Evening of September 23, 2015 Evening of October 3-Evening of October 4, 2014

67 This is the reason for the Day of Atonement Going all the way back to Biblical times, Moses descended Mount Sinai on this day and, upon seeing the Golden Calf broke the first set of Tablets carrying the Ten Commandments (Shemot 32:19, Mishna Taanit 28b). Clipart.christiansunite.com

68 What was happening to the Children of Israel at the Day of Atonement? The Children of Israel had made and worshipped a golden calf. Moses pleaded for them and went up on the mountain for a second forty days. When he came back down with the second set of tablets the Children of Israel knew that they were forgiven for their great sin. Julius Schnorr Von Karolsfeld

69 Luke Chapter 4 16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and as his custom was he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17 And there was delivered unto him, the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the broken- hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and the recovering of sight to the blind; to set at liberty them that are bruised; 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and he sat down. Teach Was this the Day of Atonement? Jubilee years are proclaimed on the Day of Atonement. Jubilee is described in Leviticus chapter 25 when all things are restored.

70 Like the scapegoat they tried to cast Jesus down headlong from the brow of the hill. 21 And the eyes of all those who were in the synagogue, were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears. 22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son? 23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself. Whatsoever we have heard was done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country. 24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

71 25 But I tell you the truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and great famine was throughout all the land; 26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, of Sidon, unto a woman who was a widow. 27 And many lepers were in Israel, in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them were cleansed, save Naaman the Syrian. 28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill, whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. 30 But he, passing through the midst of them, went his way,

72 Isaiah Chapter 61 1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion; to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. Jesus did not read this passage entirely, some of it is yet to be fulfilled.

73 How do Jewish people celebrate Yom Kippur? This is one of the most important days of the year for the Jewish people. They fast for the entire day and look into their souls, confessing their sins and repenting. In the days of the temple it is the day that the scapegoat was sent into the wilderness and thrown off a cliff. After Jesus read from Isaiah the people tried to throw Jesus off the cliff. Sheila Tintera TORAH STUDY B&W image copyright Bitsela, used courtesy of free-bitsela.com

74 The Jubilee Year was to be every 49 years and was to be announced on the Day of Atonement. The theme of the jubilee years is restoration. A man named Mark Biltz has a theory that the Day of Atonement in the year 2015 is a Jubilee year. Remembering to count Hebrew calendar years, counting back 49 years, Jerusalem was restored to Israel on June 7, Remembering to count Hebrew calendar years, counting back 49 years four times, Joseph Smith Jr. had his vision in the grove sometime in the Spring of 1820.

75 Jewish Sukkot Evening of September 27-Evening of October 4, 2015 Evening of October 8-Evening of October 15, 2014

76 On September 28, 2015, there will be another total lunar eclipse. It will be visible from most of North America, South America, Europe, west Asia and parts of Africa. On October 8, 2014, there was total lunar eclipse.

77 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them Exodus chapter 25 1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering; of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering. 3 And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass, 4 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, 5 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins and shittim wood, 6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense, 7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate. 8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

78 Freewill Offering for the Tabernacle of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.

79 Unknown artist Setting up the Tabernacle art.com The Tabernacle in the Wilderness

80 Jesus Christ and the Feast of Tabernacles Mark 9 1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, and James, and John, who asked him many questions concerning his sayings; and Jesus leadeth them up into a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them. 2 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white, as snow; so white as no fuller on earth could whiten them. 3 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses, or in other words, John the Baptist and Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. 4 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias; for he knew not what to say; for they were sore afraid. 5 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son; hear him. Transfiguration on the Mountain

81 Jesus observed all the feasts John 7 2 Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand. 8 [Jesus speaking] Go ye up unto this feast; I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come. 9 When he had said these words unto them, he continued still in Galilee. 10 But after his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. 14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. 37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

82 The Feast of Tabernacles Yet to be Fulfilled Zechariah Chapter 14 3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. 4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. 17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. 18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. 19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

83 The Jewish people celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles by living in sukkahs The Jewish people build little temporary shelters called sukkahs to remember the Children of Israel in the wilderness. One or one and a half sides are open. The roof is of branches and things that grew. They must be able to see the stars through it. They eat, perhaps sleep, and generally have a good time in it. Sarah Rosenberg SUKKOT CHAG SAMEACH image copyright Bitsela, used courtesy of free-bitsela.com

84 On the Feast of Tabernacles the Jewish people wave the lulav and etrog Leviticus 23:40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm-trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days. An etrog looks like a big, bumpy lemon. It is the ancestor of lemons and other citrus fruits. It smells wonderful. The heart of a date palm tree Two willow branches Three myrtle branches Gail Copple SUKKOT LULAV & ETROG image copyright Bitsela, used courtesy of free-bitsela.com

85 The angel Moroni and the Feast of Tabernacles Church History 1 2: :13 Joseph Smith Jr. was visited by the angel Moroni on September 21, On the Hebrew Calendar this is 15 th or 16 th of Tishrei, 5584, during the Feast of Tabernacles.

86 Alpha Omega

87 The Feasts of the Lord Books and Websites From a Christian perspective: Where is the Promise of His Coming? Janice Norris Fountain Published by Fountain Books El Shaddai Ministries. Excellent website. Mark Biltz has videos on YouTube and you can print the notes for them from his website. He absolutely explains the feasts and how they are all related to Jesus Christ Jewish feasts and birth of a baby Zola Levitt Ministries Koinonia House The Seven Feasts of Israel

88 The Feasts of the Lord Websites From a Jewish perspective: Judaism 101. One of my favorite sites. Use this as a starting point for learning about Judaism. The Temple Institute. Excellent website. These are the Jews who are researching and actually making the things that they plan to put in the third temple. This website has excellent tours of the second temple as well as many other things which pertain to the temple. Jewish Calendars, lots of good stuff. One of my favorites The Hebrew Bible in English


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