BY THE MIGHTY ARM OF THE LORD

Seven Feasts of the LORD.

Leslie M John

“And the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders” (Deuteronomy 26:8)

Recounting the method God used in order to get the children of Israel out from slavery in Egypt, God’s servant Moses speaks to them and admonishes them not to forget God’s help rendered to them in the past.

It was just before they occupied the land of Canaan the Promised Land that Moses speaks to them saying the Land is given to them, and they need to go with confidence and possess it and live therein. He says to them that, as a token of thanksgiving, they should take of the first of all the fruit of the earth and bring to the LORD.

The LORD says that they should acknowledge God’s help without which they would never have entered into the Promised Land. The LORD swore to their fathers that He will give unto them the Promised Land flowing with milk and honey, and He gave it to them. The priest should then take the offering and set it before the altar of the LORD.

It was again confessing time for them. They should say that Jacob, their father, whom they call as Syrian (one, who led a nomad life), went down into the land of Egypt, and “sojourned there with a few, and became a nation, great, mighty, and populous”.

Egyptians took advantage of them and burdened them with slavery, and afflicted them terribly. The LORD God heard their voice and took pity on them. He saw their affliction, their hard labor, and suffering were unbearable and they were under great oppression.

The LORD, therefore, brought them out of Egypt with His mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm. He led them in the wilderness. He provided them food and water, and finally gave them the Canaan, the blessed Promised Land flowing with milk and honey.

It was God’s command that they should acknowledge God’s help and guidance.  They were required to say that they brought their first-fruits of the land, which the LORD gave them. They were require to set offering before them and worship Him (cf. Deut. 26:1-10)

The LORD who helped the children of Israel get out of the slavery, sent His one and only Son into this world that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but will have everlasting life.

Lord Jesus Christ is the Good shepherd, who feeds His flock and will gather His sheep with His mighty and outstretched arm. He carries them in His bosom, and gently leads those that are with young.

“He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young”.  (Isaiah 40:11)

As a Good Shepherd the Lord walks slowly along with the sheep at their pace, and guards the herd in the barn waiting at its doorway. He is the keeper and He is the door. Neither any thief, nor any wolf can enter sheep barn unless the enemy first encounters the Shepherd, and if such thing happens, the Good Shepherd’s outstretched arm will prevail over the enemy.  He is our Lord and He is our Almighty God. His mighty and outstretched hands help us in our troubles and trials. He protects us from all peril.

He says no one can come to the Father but by Him.

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’ ”. (John 14:6)

Prophet Isaiah prophesied seven hundred years before Jesus came into this world that the Lord is Almighty one, who will His Government over all the powers, governments, and the people of the world.   He is the Son of God, the incarnate God, the very image of the invisible God, who came in the likeness of man and lived among us. Jesus asserted that the Father and He are one.

Almighty God, our Lord has His mighty arms outstretched always inviting us to have fellowship with Him. Who can measure His mighty power?  Who can fathom His love for us?  Who can understand His ways?  Prophet Isaiah says about the Lord thus…

“Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?  Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him?  With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?”  (Isaiah 40:12-14)

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD” (Isaiah 55:8)


Seven Feasts of the LORD  THE SEVEN FEASTS OF THE LORD

God delivered the children of Israel from bondage and their future was prophesied in the Bible. This book is one of the best writings of ten books already published, and it deals with the Seven Feasts of the LORD. There are seven feasts, also called the Divine Appointments, recorded in Leviticus Chapter 23 and they are:

(1) THE FEAST OF PASSOVER (2) THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD (3) THE FEEAST OF FIRST-FRUITS (4) THE FEAST OF PENTECOST (5) THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS (6) THE FEAST OF DAY OF ATONEMENT, AND (7) THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES

These feasts, which are divine appointments, are an overview of God’s plan for mankind and cover the plan of salvation to eternity. The Old Testament details are shadows and types that were fulfilled in the New Testament as Substance and Anti-types. The Law was fulfilled by Lord Jesus Christ.