Chapter 4. No Changes of the Appointed Feasts
Let’s take a look at the Bible to see that the appointed time of the the regular burnt offering has been kept through the daily prayer time in the age of the New Testament.
【Num. 28:3-4】 Say to them: ‘This is the offering made by fire that you are to present to the LORD : two lambs a year old without defect, as a regular burnt offering each day. Prepare one lamb in the morning and the other at twilight,
【Acts 2:15】 These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! (Refer to Acts 2:1, Mark 15:25)
【Acts 3:1】 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer–at three in the afternoon.
【Acts 10:3】 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision.
【Acts 10:30】 Cornelius answered: “Four days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon.
Let’s take a look at the Bible to see that the Sabbath has been kept by the apostles even in the age of the New Testament.
【Lev. 23:2-3】 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘These are my appointed feasts, the appointed feasts of the LORD, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies. ” ‘There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the LORD.
【Luke 4:16】 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom.
【Acts 17:2】 As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
【Acts 16:13】 On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there.
【Acts 13:44】 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord.
【Matt. 12:8】 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
Let’s take a look at the Bible to see that the Passover has been kept by the apostles even in the age of the New Testament.
【Lev. 23:5】 The LORD’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.
【Luke 22:7-20】 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
【Matt. 26:17-28】 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
【1Cor. 11:23-29】 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,
【1Cor. 5:7-8】 For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival
Let’s take a look at the Bible to see that the Feast of Unleavened Bread has been kept by the apostles even in the age of the New Testament.
【Lev. 23:6】 On the fifteenth day of that month the LORD’s Feast of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast.
【Mark 14:12】 On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”
【Acts 20:7】 On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight.
Let’s take a look at the Bible to see that the Feast of First-fruits and the Feast of Weeks have been kept by the apostles even in the age of the New Testament.
【Lev. 23:10-11】 ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest. He is to wave the sheaf before the LORD so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath.
【Lev. 23:15-16】 ” ‘From the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks. Count off fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath, and then present an offering of new grain to the LORD.
【Mark 16:9】 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week
【Acts 20:7】 On the first day of the week we came together to break bread
【Acts 2:1】 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place
【Acts 20:16】 Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in the province of Asia, for he was in a hurry to reach Jerusalem, if possible, by the day of Pentecost.
【1Cor. 16:8】 But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost
Let’s take a look at the Bible to see that the Feast of Trumpet, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles have been kept by the apostles even in the age of the New Testament.
【Lev. 24:24】 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts.
【Lev. 24:27】 “The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves, and present an offering made to the LORD by fire.
【Lev. 24:34】 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the LORD’s Feast of Tabernacles begins, and it lasts for seven days.
【John 7:2】 But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near,
【John 7:8-10】 You go to the Feast. I am not yet going up to this Feast, because for me the right time has not yet come.” Having said this, he stayed in Galilee. However, after his brothers had left for the Feast, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.
【John 7:11】 Now at the Feast the Jews were watching for him and asking, “Where is that man?”
【John 7:14】 Not until halfway through the Feast did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach.
【John 7:37】 On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.