Saturday, September 12, 2009

Why study the feasts? Reason 3 of 12

3. Because they were prophetic in nature and points towards future events.
It is like someone telling us what will happen and when they do happen, we are not totally caught by surprise. For those part that had happened, we take comfort and hold on to what's to come, especially in the times of trials and sufferings.

Therefore they are foreshadows of what Christ would fulfill in Himself and in the Church. Christ's first coming had already come when He came as Savior. His second coming is pending, when He will come as King! That gives us hope now for what's to come. The Scripture exhorts us to live today well, but never to cling on to this world, for we are sojourners or pilgrims passing by. Look to the future. It's a better eternity!

1 Corinthians 10:6 (New International Version)
6Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.

Matthew 5:17-18 (New International Version)
The Fulfillment of the Law
17"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

Matthew 11:13 (New International Version)
13For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.

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