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Moedim Of Yahweh

April 11, 2013

Meeting Times [מוֹעֵד H4150] – (Seasons)
The sun, moon, and stars indicate set appointments when Yahweh will show up to interact with His people.  The Older Covenant feasts, Yahweh’s meeting times (seasons), are determined by the cycles of the moon.  The word translated feasts is the Hebrew word, מוֹעֵד Moed.  Moed means a divine appointment. In other words: a fixed time or season, specifically a festival.

Moed [מוֹעֵד H4150]
• At this set time – Genesis 17:21, 21:2; Exodus 9:5
• At the appointed time – Genesis 18:14
• An appointed season – Exodus 13:10; Numbers 9:2, 9:3, 9:7, 9:13; Deuteronomy 16:6
• An appointed place (tabernacle / tent of the congregation) – Numerous Exodus, Leviticus passages.

In Greek: Chronos [χρόνος G5550] — time either long or short – time.
                   Kairos [καιρός G2540] – a fixed and definite time – season.

It is not for you to know the timesG5550 or the season G2540 . . .” – Acts 1:7
But of the times and the seasons . . .” – 1 Thessalonians 5:1

The Moedim were times when Yahweh appointed a מִקְרָא Miqrao. A miqrao is something called out.  In other words: a public meeting, an assembly, a holy convocation, a reading, or a rehearsal.   In other words, the feasts are a dress rehearsal for the coming of Yeshua.  The moedim of Israel have a practical, a symbolic, and a prophetic application.

Miqrao [מִקְרָא H4744]
• A holy convocation – Exodus 12:16; Leviticus 23:2-8; Numbers 28:18, 28:25, 29:12
• An assembly – Numbers 10:2; Isaiah 1:13, 4:5
• A reading – Nehemiah 8:8

The Three Commanded Moedim
Deuteronomy 16:16 – “Three times in a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.
The Three Commanded Moedim are:
• Pesach (Passover), including Chag Ha’Matzoth (Unleavened Bread) and Reishit Katzir (First Fruits)
• Shavuot (Pentecost)
• Sukkoth (Tabernacles)

The Seven Moedim
• Pesach (Passover)
Description: Pesach symbolizes deliverance from Egyptian bondage and redemption by the blood of the Lamb.  This moed was fulfilled in Yeshua’s first coming when He was crucified as a payment in full for our sins.
Key Scripture: 1 Corinthians 5:7 – “For our paschal lamb, Yeshua, has been sacrificed
Key Word: Salvation
Date Of Moed: 14th Day of 1st Month
Prophetic Fulfillment: Yeshua’s Crucifixion

Chag Ha’Matzoth (Unleavened Bread)
Description: Chag Ha’Matzoth declares that Yahweh’s people are to be set apart from sin, just as Yeshua was sinless.  This moed was fulfilled in Yeshua’s burial the day after Pesach.
Key Scripture: 1 Peter 1:15‑16 – “Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy’.”
Key Word: Holiness
Date Of Moed: 15th Day of 1st Month
Prophetic Fulfillment: Yeshua’s Burial

Reishit Katzir (First Fruits)
Description: Reishit Katzir is a time of thanksgiving for the harvest to come. The first sheaf is a promise of larger harvest to come.  This moed was fulfilled in Yeshua’s resurrection on the third day.
Key Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:20-22 – “But in fact Yeshua has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died so all will be made alive in Yeshua
Key Word: Resurrection
Date Of  Moed: Sabbath after Passover
Prophetic Fulfillment: Yeshua’s Resurrection

• Shavuot (Pentecost)
Description: Shavuot is the second harvest festival of thanksgiving, a day to remember the Covenant Yahweh made with His people at Mt. Sinai.  Shavuot was fulfilled in Yeshua’s giving of the Holy Spirit on the fiftieth day after Pesach.
Key Scripture: Acts 2:1‑4 –  “When Pentecost had come all of them were filled with the Holy Spirit
Key Word: Thanksgiving
Date Of Moed: 50th Day after Chag Ha’Matzoth
Prophetic Fulfillment: Yeshua’s Giving Of The Holy Spirit

• Yom Teruah (Trumpets)
Description: Yom Teruah announces Yeshua’s wedding day, His coronation as King, and the day of the wakening blast.
Key Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:16 – “For the Lord himself with the sound of Yahweh’s trumpet, will descend from heaven
Key Word: Wedding Day.
Date Of Moed: 1st Day of 7th Month
Prophetic Fulfillment: Yeshua’s Return For The Bride.

• Yom Kippurim (Day of Atonements)
Description: Yom Kippurim is the feast celebrating the day when our sins of the year are covered (Older Covenant) or when all of our sins are fully taken away (Newer Covenant). Guilt and condemnation are removed (At-One-Ment with Yahweh).
Key Scripture: Romans 5:1 – “Therefore, since we are justified by faith we have peace with Yahweh through our Lord Yeshua Ha’Mashiach
Key Word: Justification
Date Of Moed: 10th Day of 7th Month
Prophetic Fulfillment: Yeshua’s Wrath Poured Out

• Sukkoth (Tabernacles)
Description: Sukkoth celebrates the day of ingathering of fruit and vine crops. It is a memorial of the wilderness experience and a return to Jerusalem to celebrate Sabbath.
Key Scripture: John 14:3 – “I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be
Key Word:. Eternal Life
Date Of Moed: 15th Day of 7th Month
Prophetic Fulfillment: Yeshua Sets Up The Millennium

Blessings Promised For Observing The Seven Moedim:
• Rain in due season
• A good harvest of grain
• A good harvest of fruit
• Strong and healthy animals
• Seasons of rest and refreshing
• A season of fellowship with others
• A good outcome for the next year
• An angel will go before you to defeat your enemies
• Yahweh will rebuke the famine, drought, locust, and devourer for you
• Plenty of wine (grapes), oil (olives), and joy

Waiting for Yeshua to Appear
Today we are one day closer to the return of Yeshua than we were yesterday.  Tomorrow we will be even one day closer.  for almost two thousand years the Jews would proclaim “Next year in Jerusalem!”  Every year for many years now, I have been proclaiming “Next Yom Teruah in the clouds!” It is my prayer each year, instead of yet another dress rehearsal, we find Yom Teruah’s prophetic fulfillment in Yeshua’s return for his bride.   Are you ready?  If not, then get ready. Exercise whatever time you have to repent and trust Yeshua for your eternal salvation.  Do not test Yahweh’s patience and wait too long – the dress rehearsals will not continue much longer.

Three immediate steps must be taken to insure that you do not miss Yeshua’s return for his bride and the prophetic fulfillment of the divine appointment called Yom Teruah:
Repent – Admit that you have sinned and that you are indeed a sinner.
Pray – Ask Yeshua to be your Lord and Savior.
Be Redeemed – Allow yourself to be baptized in the name of the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit and accept the gift of Yeshua’s blessing and comfort.

Five more steps to take while you wait for our Lord and Savior to appear:
Watch and Be Ready: Mark 13:33 – “Be careful! Always be ready, because you don’t know when that time will be.”
Pray And Be Ready: Luke 21:36 – “So be ready all the time. Pray that you will be strong enough to escape all these things that will happen and that you will be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
Purify Oneself: 1 John 3:2-3 – “But we know that when Yeshua comes again, we will be like him, because we will see him as he really is. Yeshua is pure, and all who have this hope in him keep themselves pure.”
Abide In Christ: 1 John 2:28 – “Yes, my dear children, live in Yeshua so that when he comes back, we can be without fear and not be ashamed in his presence.”
Look For His Coming: Hebrews 9:28– “And Yeshua will come a second time, not to offer himself for sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”

Blessings and Attacks On Moedim Days
Both the blessings of Yahweh and the attacks of Ha’Satan are centered on the days of moedim, on the Holy sacred days!
• On Pesach the Jews sought to slay Yeshua (John 5:1), a storm struck the boat on Galilee (John 6:4), and Yeshua was arrested (Matthew 26:2).
• On Chag Ha’Matzoth Ha’Satan entered into Judas (Luke 22:3), the chief Priests sought to kill Yeshua (Luke 22:2), and Herod killed James and arrested Peter (Acts 12:2).
• On Shavuot persecution immediately followed an outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4), and Paul was arrested in Jerusalem (Acts 20:16).
• On Sukkoth the Jews sought Yeshua at the feast (John 7:11).

Why Does Ha’Satan Attack During Moedim?
• During the moedim, and especially During Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkoth, all men over the age of 20 were to go up to Jerusalem to worship.  In other words, the largest crowd of people were present during these celebrations.  When you start a rumor with many present, the rumor spreads faster. When these folks go home, the rumor spreads to the towns and other parts.
• The greatest opposition to Yeshua was in Jerusalem during the moedim.  At this time, Pharisees, Sadducees, scribes, lawyers, and Roman soldiers were also present in great numbers to carry out the attacks.
• Yahweh had marked special events during the moedim which would reveal His purposes, and Ha’Satan would try to hinder these things from coming to pass.  If Yahweh’s plans could be thwarted, then Yahweh could be considered to be a liar, and Ha’Satan could then declare Yahweh’s punishment of eternal condemnation null and void.

Conclusion
Yeshua is coming for his bride – the dress rehearsal will become the real thing. I do not set dates, but sincerely pray that Yom Teruah may be fulfilled this year. Prophecy continues to unfold as foretold by the Hebrew prophets. The stage is being set. History is moving extremely quickly towards the prophesied one world government, the one world financial system, and the rise of both the Antichrist and the False Prophet. The birth pangs are just over the horizon. Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon – Repent, watch and be ready, be in prayer, be redeemed, and get busy reaching the lost.

Moedim Chart

Moed Name

Key Date of the Feast

The Prophetic Fulfillment

Pesach

14th Day of 1st Month

Yeshua’s Crucifixion

Chag Ha’Matzot

15th Day of 1st Month

Yeshua’s Burial

Reishit Katzir

Sabbath after Pesach

Yeshua’s Resurrection

Shavuot

50th Day after Reishit Katzir

Giving Of The Holy Spirit

Yom Teruah

1st Day of 7th Month

Yeshua’s Return For The Bride

Yom Kippur

10th Day of 7th Month

Yeshua’s Wrath Poured Out

Sukkoth

15th Day of 7th Month

Yeshua Sets Up The Millennium

 

Dates of the Moedim

Hebrew Name English Name 5776
2015-16
5777
2016-17
5778
2017-18
5779
2018-19
5780
2019-20
Purim Saved From  Extermination 3/24/2016 3/12/2017 3/01/2018 3/21/2019 3/10/2020
Pesach Passover 4/23/2016 4/11/2017 3/31/2018 4/20/2019 4/09/2020
Lag B’Omer Day 33 Counting  of the Omer 5/26/2016 5/14/2017 5/03/2018 5/23/2019 5/12/2020
Shavu’ot Pentecost 6/12/2016 5/31/2017 5/20/2018 6/09/2019 5/29/2020
Tish’a B’Av Fast of the Ninth of Av 8/14/2016 8/01/2017 7/22/2018 8/11/2019 7/30/2020
Hebrew Name English Name 5777
2016-17
5778
2017-18
5779
2018-19
5780
2019-20
5781
2020-21
Yom Teruah Rosh Hashanah 10/03/2016 9/21/2017 9/10/2018 9/30/2019 9/19/2020
Yom Kippurim Day of Atonements 10/12/2016 9/30/2017 9/19/2018 10/09/2019 9/28/2020
Sukkot Booths 10/17/2016 10/05/2017 9/24/2018 10/14/2019 10/03/2020
Chanukkah Festival of Lights 12/25/2016 12/13/2017 12/03/2018 12/23/2019 12/11/2020

 

Attacks Chart

The Satanic Attacks During the Seven Moedim

Pesach

John 5:1

The Jews sought to slay Yeshua

Pesach

John 6:4

The storm struck the boat on Galilee

Pesach

Matthew 26:2

Yeshua was arrested

Chag Ha’Matzoth

Luke 22:3

Satan entered Judas’ heart

Chag Ha’Matzoth

Luke 22:2

The Chief Priests sought to kill Yeshua

Chag Ha’Matzoth

Acts 12:2

Herod killed James and arrested Peter

Shavuot

Acts 2:1-4

Persecution follows giving of Holy Spirit

Shavuot

Acts 20:16

Paul was arrested in Jerusalem

Sukkoth

John 7:11

The Jews sought Yeshua at the feast

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6 Comments
  1. As for the timing of the waving of the sheaf, my best conjecture would be that it took place when Yeshua ascended to Heaven, as He said he must do no matter how earnestly Mary wanted to hold on or touch Him . . . . . . (John 20:17). Scripture doesn’t tell us, but I would also guess that those who rose from their graves and who were seen in Jerusalem a few days later, are part of the “sheaf” Yeshua waved before Yahweh (Matthew 27:52-53). They would likely represent the OT saints. I’d bet that the thief who was with Yeshua in Paradise, was also part of that “sheaf”, representing the NT saints. After all, one could say that those who rose from the grave had been planted, harvested, and perhaps waved.

  2. truthmatters12 permalink

    There is also another interesting aspect to this, “The Waving of the Omer” or barley firstfruits sheaf. In order for that omer to be waved, it had to be harvested BEFORE it could be waved. Jesus rose BEFORE He was seen by anyone. He began to be seen at daybreak on “the first day of the week,” as all the accounts detail, having arisen before sunrise, as you said.
    In Luke 24, we see that on that first Sunday when He arose, Jesus appeared to many of His disciples for the very first time as a “wave sheaf,” to declare He was the firstfruits from the dead. Do we know WHEN the sheaf was waved? I didn’t see any info on this. Perhaps, just as the sheaf was being waved, Jesus burst into the apostle’s hiding room, to their complete amazement.
    Another amazing parallel here is that, when the sheaf was waved, it was not stated as being required that every Jew would be there to see the waving. The priests officiating would be there, of course. It was likely a select few that observed this waving. So, too, Messiah did not appear to every Jew in Jerusalem to a select few, to those who were gathered together to comfort one another and try to figure out what all the perplexing developments meant. In every way, Yeshua fulfilled the “wave sheaf offering” that wonderful day of His resurrection!
    During that week, no doubt, He appeared to others not mentioned. We know He appeared, at some point, either before or after the week was over, “to over 500 brethren at once,” I Corinthians 15:6. Then, on what would be the next Sunday after His resurrection, He finally appeared to Thomas, the last of the apostles to see Him, who declared Him “Lord and God.”

  3. truthmatters12 permalink

    Just remember that Leviticus 23:11 says, “On the day AFTER the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.” The two Sabbaths you mentioned fell on Friday and Saturday, according to your reckoning. Thus, the closest Sabbath would have been Nisan 16, according to the information you provide. That would be a Saturday. Jesus, therefore, rose on Sunday, the “day after the Sabbath,” as Mark 16:9 also plainly says. If you amend your chart, to Sunday for the resurrection, it works nicely and reflects all of the information correctly, at least as far as we can determine, this long past, with all the devilish changes to the calendars by certain popes.

    This shows a mirroring of both feasts, that of Unleavened Bread and that of Tabernacles, does it not? They both begin and end with a Sabbath and a “holy convocation,” that is, a gathering of all available male Jews to worship Yahweh at the Temple. That, too, is fascinating. Really, we are only skimming the surface with a chart like that, as to the amazing meaning of the feasts….

  4. Truthmatters,
    Reconciling Hebrew timing with our timing has confounded many, and I still get confused as well.

    Here is a likely timing:
    Nissan 14, evening of Preparation Day (Wednesday evening on our calendar) Yeshua celebrates last supper with His Disciples.
    Nissan 14, daytime of Preparation Day (Thursday on our calendar) Yeshua is sacrificed at same time as Pesach Lamb.
    Nissan 15, evening (Thursday on our calendar) Yeshua buried before the evening High Sabbath begins.
    Nissan 15, daytime (Friday on our calendar) High Sabbath.
    Nissan 16, evening (Friday on our calendar) Shabbat begins at ~6pm (sundown).
    Nissan 16, daytime (Saturday on our calendar) Shabbat celebrated until ~6pm (sundown).
    Nissan 17, evening (Saturday on our calendar) Yeshua is raised sometime during the night, before sunrise. (If He rose after midnight, then this would correspond to Sunday on our calendar, fulfilling those scriptures that state He rose on the first day of the week!)
    Nissan 17, daytime (Sunday on our calendar) The women arrive at the tomb.

    Thursday, daytime: 1/2 Day
    Friday, evening: 1 Night
    Friday daytime: 1 Day
    Friday evening: 1 Night
    Saturday daytime: 1/2 Day
    Saturday evening: 1 Night
    Thus, we have three days and three nights in the tomb, and Yeshua being raised on the third day, which to us seems like the fourth day, but isn’t according to Hebrew calendar reckoning. And, Saturday evening is also the first day of the Hebrew week. We also get confused about the Sabbath day. During Passover week, there are actually two Sabbaths! Both Thursday evening and Friday evening (our calendar) [Friday and Saturday on the Hebrew calendar) were Sabbath days that year. To the Jews, Nissan 15 is always a Sabbath, no matter what day of the week it falls on! (Leviticus 23:5-8).

    John Parsons has done an excellent job of charting this:
    http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Spring_Holidays/First_Fruits/first_fruits.html

    Hope this helps.
    God Bless,
    Prof J

  5. truthmatters12 permalink

    That is an excellent way to present the information regarding the Moedim. However, how could Yeshua have raised on the Sabbath? This I do not understand! For one thing, Mark brings out that Jesus was raised on the first day of the week, which is Sunday, by our calendars (Mark 16:9). The Sabbath was on Saturday. I realize that Matthew speaks of the coming of the women as “late on the Sabbath, after it began to dawn toward the first day of the week” as the time also when Jesus arose. However, Matthew must have been using Roman time here, which would put the beginning of the first day at dawn or approx. 6:00 a.m. However, Jewish time began at sunset, so the first day of the week for the Jews began on the first moments of darkness after the sun set on Saturday night. Why Matthew reverts to Roman time here is rather puzzling, but this, to me, would show he was writing to Jews AND Gentiles, not as is often taught that he wrote mostly to Palestinan Jews. The point is, wouldn’t GOD use Jewish time to reckon when the first day began, regardless of what MAN reckoned it? I say this because of Leviticus 23:10,11. It speaks of the sheaf of the first fruits being waved on the day AFTER the Sabbath, which again, would have been Sunday or the first day of the week. Jesus’ resurrection WAS the fulfillment of the sheaf of the first fruits, was it not? (I Corinthians 15:20) Therefore, to fully complete this figure, would He not have to have resurrected on the first day of the week according to JEWISH time, which began on Saturday after sunset? (Cf. Genesis 1:1-5.) There are other questions, but one thing at a time….

  6. clmvanherk permalink

    I love your blog, very informative. Thanks for the hard work done to keep us taught and in the know- so to speak 🙂

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