‘Appointed Time’ Study Guide

This is a personal simple study guide for those interested in learning about the Feasts or Appointed Times of the LORD personally or with their family.  Fully expect the Spirit of the LORD to guide you into new and unique truths about God, Yeshua, Israel, the nations, the coming Kingdom of God, and Eternity.  You will have ‘a-ha’ moments. 

1.  Name of Festival

2.  First time or two the command is given in Torah.

3.  God’s reason for giving the command.

4. Who was the command given to: priests, Israel, the nations, others?

5.  List the temple offerings sacrifices, responsibilities of priests, responsibilities of people affiliated with this festival.

6. What do each of these sacrifices represent?  (It may be helpful to read about the types and shadows of the sacrifices from Parashah 24 and Parashah 25.)

7.  List several Scriptures from the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings where the festival is found. What is the significance of the verses?   For example, what was happening at the time?  What were the circumstances?  What was the teaching or instruction to be learned?

8.  Using the New Covenant Scriptures answer the following questions: Where is this festival found? What does Yeshua say or do  about this festival? What does Paul say or do about this festival? What do the believers say or do about this festival?

9.  From what you have gleaned from all of the Scriptures, what could be some ‘types and shadows’ for this festival?  How did or will Yeshua become the reality of these shadows? (Colossians 2:16).  Consider his birth, his childhood, his life in Israel, his teachings as a Rabbi, his death, his resurrection, his return, his Kingdom, his role in eternity.

10.  Who and what are some other Biblical people and accounts that could also be a type and shadow of this festival?  (Example: Noah, Enoch, Ruth, Esther, Joshua Deborah, the judges, priests and kings. 

11.  How, as part of  the royal priesthood, can you use this festival to “declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light?” (1 Peter 2:9)

12.   What are the sacrifices, responsibilities of priests, responsibilities of people who are redeemed and have entered the new covenant? (1 Corinthians 6:19, Romans 12:1-2, Romans 15:16, 1 Peter 2:5). 

13.  Yeshua said that ‘true worshippers worship in Spirit and in Truth‘ (John 4:24).   How does this festival exemplify this true worship? In Spirit? In Truth?

14.  What are some Biblical commands you have seen while reading about this festival that you can incorporate into your family celebration?  What are some Jewish traditions that would enhance your Biblical observance of this festival?

15. Praise and worship are an integral part of celebrating God Appointed Times.  Search the Psalms for those that exemplify praise and worship for this festival.

16.  What do you think is the prophetic significance of this festival?  (Hosea 4:6)  How does the prophetic view of this  festival change your view of God, Yeshua, the process of salvation, the power of the Holy Spirit in your life, the Jewish people, Israel, the unsaved?

17.  Did you have a ‘light bulb’ or ‘ah ha’ moment while studying this festival?

©2010 Tent Stake Ministries

This is one of the chapters in my book Journey with Jeremiah that helps to nourish and encourage the wild olive branch.

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