Think of the appointed festivals in Leviticus 23 as DRESS REHEARSALS. We are to rehearse them year to year, so we KNOW what to expect when the real play unfolds. The Festivals such as (Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits), AND ( Pentecost, Trumpets and Atonement)
They are prophecies.
The festival of “Feast of Tabernackles“, for thousands of years the believers of Yahweh would gather in Jerusalem. They would set up tents and dwell in them as one of the main requirements of the festival. Why were they brought to that location, why the tents? Yeshua was born 5 miles out of the city at the START of this festival in a humble tent. Yahweh was telling them what to look for.
The festival of Passover – for thousands of years, the believers would have to sacrifice a lamb for their sins on this festival. A male first born lamb. The very day that the lamb was to be examined by the festival, Yeshua rode in on a donkey, in essence to be examined by the people as THEIR lamb. He died for our sins right on Passover, and it tells us in the word, that they needed to get him down off the tree before the Feast of Unleavened Bread started. He then fulfilled the festival of “First Fruits” resurrecting on that exact day.
Everything was timed perfectly. He was born on Yahweh’s high holy day, died on Yahweh’s High Holy Day, and Resurrected on Yahweh’s High Holy Day, and WILL return On Yahweh’s High Holy Day. All these festivals have a purpose.
Feast of Trumpets is when Yeshua will gather us up to the Great supper, and just a little while later, we will return with him on Atonement, where he will take down Satan and reign for 1000 years. In the word of God, he tells us WHERE Yeshua will return.
Pentecost is when the Holy Spirit was poured out. Again, the location of this festival was pre-determined and celebrated for thousands of years, because ONE year, the Holy Spirit would be given, just like Yeshua was born on one of the years of “Tabernackles”
So there you go! Now you know the reason behind these festivals….