“In the first month (Nisan between March and April), on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the Lord’s Passover. Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; (holy gathering) you shall not do any laborious work.” (Leviticus 23:5-7 NASB)
Passover March 25 2021 this Thursday Jews will celebrate there ancestors’ deliverance by the hand of God from bondage. This Thursday Christians can celebrate Jesus announcing the New Covenant to His disciples at the Passover meal. But most will not because they have never been taught the significance of God’s appointed times.
Friday will begin Unleavened Bread in recognition of their haste in leaving captivity. This will last for seven days ending Thursday April 1st. Christians know what happened the day after that Passover, God’s innocent, unblemished sinless Lamb shed His blood for sinners, to set the captive free. We were set free for freedom from sin.
Saturday is the Sabbath , a double appointment with God. March 27th begins First Fruits, a time when men recognize and honor God who provides for physical needs. Through Christ’s offering God has provided for our spiritual needs, the hope of resurrection. “But the fact is, Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.” (1 Corinthians 15:20 NASB)
“But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming,” (1Corinthians 15:23 NASB) “In the exercise of His will He gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.” (James 1:18 NASB)
The First three of God’s seven yearly prophetic appointments given to Israel and are fulfilled , or will be fulfilled in Christ. It’s a shame they are neglected. These Holy Days are not compatible under different calendar systems. The Jews seemed to have kept track of time, the Gentiles thought to change it. Fortunately Jesus will set us straight when we are in His kingdom. In the mean time educate yourselves about God’s appointments if pastors will not teach you. They are all about Jesus fulfilling God’s promises.