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The Spring Holy Days – God’s Plan of Salvation


Spring is a beautiful season that involves
tremendous spiritual meaning. It is a time of renewal, as nature comes back
to life after a long, cold winter. This season also heralds the beginning of
the sacred year, as recognized by God’s calendar. Yet, the most important element of this time
is that it contains a number of Feasts and Holy Days, ordained by God. Leviticus 23 is known as the “Holy Day Chapter.” In it, God declares certain days in the Spring
and Fall to be “the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations,
which you shall proclaim in their seasons.” While they were originally given millennia
ago to the Old Testament “church in the wilderness,”
God’s instruction to Israel was for these days to be observed “forever.” This includes our time now! Today, members of the New Testament Church
continue to keep God’s Holy Days. They recognize that these days are infinitely
more meaningful than the materialistic pagan holidays man has devised to replace them, such as St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Valentine’s Day. Each Spring, true Christians gather to keep
Passover, the Days of Unleavened Bread,
and the Feast of Pentecost. Each represents crucial elements in God’s
Plan of Salvation. Passover pictures the deliverance of God’s
people from the penalty of death. This was first pictured in the Old Testament
by the killing of a literal lamb, whose blood was to be smeared on a doorpost
to preserve the lives of Israelite families. In the New Testament, Jesus Christ, during
His earthly ministry, implemented new symbols of bread and wine that represented His physical
suffering and shed blood, leading to His death as the Lamb of God. Jesus also commanded His disciples to wash
each other’s feet, so they would remember the importance of service. The Days of Unleavened Bread is a seven-day
festival that pictures a lifelong process of overcoming sin. The first and last days are holy convocations. Sin is like leaven because it always spreads,
and “puffs up” its host with pride. The evening that commences the first day is
known as the Night to Be Much Observed. This involves God’s people gathering in
small groups for a special meal, at which they reflect on how their coming
out of sin parallels Ancient Israel’s deliverance from Egypt. The Feast of Pentecost represents the small
initial harvest of the firstfruits God has been working with in this stage of His Plan. It also looks back to when Moses received
the Ten Commandments at Sinai, and when the Holy Spirit was given to the
early Church. Reflecting on the deep meaning purposed by
God for the Spring season helps us maintain focus on His Plan of Salvation. To learn more about the Holy Days,
visit rcg.org to access free literature and videos that thoroughly teaches their true meaning.

Reader Comments

  1. I wish we had a Bible Study Store near where I live in England! 🙏🏻🇬🇧❣🇺🇸🙏🏻

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