A STUDY GUIDE FOR THE SEVEN FEASTS OF ISRAEL

(Trumpet Ministries,Inc. / Words of Righteousness)

A STUDY GUIDE FOR THE SEVEN FEASTS OF ISRAEL An excerpt from The Feasts of the Lord Copyright Š 2006 Trumpet Ministries, Inc. All Rights Reserved

TABLE OF CONTENTS

QUESTIONS

The Seven Feasts of Israel The Feast of Passover The Feast of Unleavened Bread The Feast of Firstfruits The Feast of Pentecost The Blowing of Trumpets The Day of Atonement The Feast of Tabernacles ANSWERS

The Seven Feasts of Israel The Feast of Passover The Feast of Unleavened Bread The Feast of Firstfruits The Feast of Pentecost The Blowing of Trumpets The Day of Atonement The Feast of Tabernacles

QUESTIONS

THE SEVEN FEASTS OF ISRAEL

The Seven Feasts of Israel

. Where are the seven feasts of Israel listed?

2. Were they all feasts?

3. Name the seven feasts of Israel.

4. Read Deuteronomy 16:16.

5. When did the three feasts of the week of Unleavened Bread take place, according to our calendar?

6. When did the feast of Weeks (Pentecost) take place?

7. When did the three feasts of the week of Tabernacles take place?

8. What does the week of Unleavened Bread typify (symbolize)?

9. What does the feast of Pentecost typify?

10. What does the week of Tabernacles typify?

11. What does Passover typify?

12. What does Unleavened Bread typify?

13. What does Firstfruits typify?

14. What does Pentecost typify?

15. What does Trumpets typify?

16. What does the Day of Atonement typify?

17. What does Tabernacles typify?

18. What are the seven feasts of Israel?

19. On what is the plan of redemption founded?

20. What is the definition of redemption?

21. Who has brought every person and the entire earth into slavery?

22. What does Christ do for us?

23. To whom do we always look?

24. Of whom is Eliezer of Damascus a type (symbol)?

25. What is the goal, the mark, toward which the saint is to press?

26. What is true of the Christian redemption?

27. What is the initial act of the Divine redemption?

28. What is the grand climax of the Divine redemption?

29. Does the Christian redemption have a definite beginning, a definite process, and a definite mark of attainment?

30. Is the baptism with the Holy Spirit the highest attainment of redemption available to us before the Lord Jesus returns?

31. What should we who speak in tongues do?

The Feast of Passover

1. Read Exodus 12:2,3,13; I Corinthians 5:7.

2. From what does the blood of Christ protect us?

3. What is our refuge in the sinful days in which we are living?

4. Where is the only place God will meet mankind?

5. If a human being would be saved in the Day of Judgment, what must he or she do first?

6. When does an individual’s true life begin?

7. When does the Passover blood protect us?

The Feast of Unleavened Bread

1. Read Exodus 12:15; I Corinthians 5:6-8.

2. According to Paul, what does leaven typify?

3. What does unleavened bread typify?

4. What is the spiritual message that comes to us from the removal of leaven during Passover week?

5. What must accompany the acceptance of Christ, our Passover?

6. What does water baptism represent?

7. Read Acts 2:38.

8. What does it mean to repent?

9. What freedom do we gain by entering the death of the cross?

The Feast of Firstfruits

1. Read Leviticus 23:10; I Corinthians 15:20; Romans 8:23; James 1:18.

2. What does the feast of Firstfruits portray?

3. What is the beginning of the harvest of our personality?

4. How does God regard the part of our personality that has not been "harvested" as yet?

5. What will be the last part of our personality to be harvested?

6. When will the harvesting of our personality be finished?

7. Where does our inner spiritual life dwell eternally?

8. Why is the Christian Church accepted of God, although it has not been made perfect as yet?

9. At what point was the old creation judged and finished?

10. At what point did the new creation begin?

11. What do the saints of God already possess in themselves?

12. What do the feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits portray?

13. If the feasts of Israel portray the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, why do they portray also the redemption of the saint?

The Feast of Pentecost

1. Read Leviticus 23:15,16; Acts 2:1-4.

2. What does the Holy Spirit make us?

3. What is the Book of Acts?

4. What are two of the results of the outpouring of the Spirit of God?

5. With what Old Testament event is Pentecost associated?

6. What is the meaning of the term Pentecost?

7. Under what law does the Christian live?

8. When does the Law of Moses govern us?

9. What does it mean to obey the "law of the Spirit of life"?

10. Why is the Christian legally free from the Law of Moses?

11. Is it true that we Christians are without law?

12. What does living in the flesh bring us?

13. What does living in the Spirit bring us?

14. What are some of the requirements for an outpouring of the Spirit of God?

15. What do the promises of the Scriptures, plus the historical pattern of the giving of God’s Spirit, suggest to us?

16. What has been one result of the outpourings of the Spirit that have taken place since the time of Martin Protestant Reformers?

17. What is true of the believer who is "at Pentecost"?

18. What was given to the Church of Christ when the Holy Spirit first descended from Christ?

19. What does every person on earth need today?

20. When is the time of harvest?

21. When have we attained the land of promise?

22. How many feasts come after the feast of Pentecost?

23. How long is the disciple to continue pressing forward in Christ?

The Blowing of Trumpets

1. Read Leviticus 23:24; Joel 2:1; I Thessalonians 4:16.

2. With what is the blowing of the trumpet associated?

3. How does the Old Testament often refer to God?

4. What is one of the most important roles of the Lord?

5. What will be true of the Day of the Lord?

6. What comes into our consciousness after we pass the feast of Pentecost?

7. Read Jeremiah 4:19.

8. What is one of the prominent characteristics of the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ?

9. Against whom is the saint wrestling?

10. Who are causing the abominations being committed in the earth?

11. For what event is the Lord of Armies preparing His saints today?

12. Read Isaiah 42:13.

13. What alarm is the Holy Spirit of God sounding today?

14. Will the works of the flesh now being practiced in the Christian churches be judged as sin by the Lord of Armies?

15. What must every member of the Bride of the Lamb do today?

16. What is the first area of the promised land that must be possessed by the believer in Christ?

17. Read Judges 5:23; Deuteronomy 9:3.

18. Who does the fighting when Israel comes out of "Egypt"?

19. Who does the fighting when Israel enters the land of promise?

20. What attitude must the saint adopt if he desires to press past Pentecost?

21. What is the only route to possession of the Kingdom of God?

22. Where does the Day of the Lord begin?

23. Where does the trumpet of the Lord blow first?

24. What is the "day star"?

25. Where will the trumpet of the Lord sound in the worldwide Day of the Lord?

26. What characterizes the day of the Lord in the heart of the saint?

27. What will announce the coming of the King and the resurrection of the saints?

28. Out from what "Zion" will the rule of Christ come?

29. In that day, what will the power given to the saint bring to pass?

30. Who will rule with Christ during the Kingdom Age?

31. What is the most sacred day of the Hebrew year?

The Day of Atonement

1. Read Leviticus 23:27,28; Romans 5:11.

2. What question is raised by the fact that the Day of Atonement, the observance having to do with the cleansing of God’s people from sin, is placed sixth in order?

3. What can be said concerning the actions, words, and motives of the people who worship in Christian churches?

4. Why is it that saved, born-again believers in Christ reveal in their personalities lust, strife, covetousness, and rebellion rather than love, joy, peace, and patience?

5. What must be true of us before the Holy Spirit can lead us in victory over the flesh?

6. What is true of the believer who is pressing toward maturity in Christ?

7. Toward whom are the Old and New Testament admonitions concerning sin directed?

8. How was an atonement made for the Jewish worshiper?

9. How is the atonement made for the Christian worshiper?

10. What is the disciple to do when the Holy Spirit makes him aware that he is committing sin?

11. What must be true of us if we are to be able to deal with the sin in our life and still maintain our joy and victory in Christ?

12. What has been true of many of the past revivals?

13. How are we to walk in our daily life of faith?

14. What must every saint be quick to do?

15. What distinction does the saint learn to make?

16. What are we to do with the accusations of Satan?

17. What sins is the saint to confess?

18. What about sins we committed before we received the Lord Jesus?

19. What takes place when we bring our sins and other bondages to Christ?

20. Why does Jesus deliver us from bondage?

21. On what is our spiritual strength founded?

22. Of what is the raising of Lazarus a portrayal?

23. In what two ways is the saint baptized?

24. What is the baptism with fire?

25. How can we stand in the Day of Judgment?

26. Read I John 1:7-9.

27. What does I John 7-9 describe?

The Feast of Tabernacles

1. What does the feast of Tabernacles typify?

2. Read Leviticus 23:34,42,43; John 7:37,38; 14:23.

3. In what attitude was the feast of Tabernacles celebrated?

4. What did the Jews do during the feast of Tabernacles?

5. When did the feast of Tabernacles take place?

6. What two events took place during the feast of Tabernacles?

7. What is the most important gift that the nation of Israel brings to the family of mankind?

8. What does the dwelling in booths portray?

9. When was the Blowing of Trumpets observed?

10. When was the Day of Atonement observed?

11. When was the feast of Tabernacles observed?

12. What does the eighth day of Tabernacles typify?

13. When will the eighth day of Tabernacles be fulfilled?

14. What do the last three feasts typify?

15. When was the observance of the seven feasts taught to the Israelites?

16. Are we Christians being instructed now concerning how we should behave in the future?

17. With what was the feast of Tabernacles associated?

18. Read Deuteronomy 31:10,11.

19. Concerning what two blessings did the Israelites rejoice during the feast of Tabernacles?

20. What was the eighth day named?

21. What events took place on the eighth day?

22. What did Jesus proclaim on one of these festive occasions?

23. What will be the greatest fulfillment of the feast of Tabernacles?

24. What three elements will find their fullest expression in the new Jerusalem, which is the Wife of the Lamb, the Church of Christ?

25. What will God be able to do when His eternal dwelling place, His tabernacle, has been located on the earth?

26. How did the Israelites of Jesus’ day portray in advance the coming to earth of the new Jerusalem?

27. How did Jesus reveal the significance of what the Jews were doing?

28. What does the feast of Tabernacles portray?

29. What is the "Tabernacles" experience?

30. What is the "mark" toward that the saint is to be pressing?

31. When will the River of Life flow for the healing of the nations?

32. What is essential to the daily life of victory in Jesus?

33. What does the twelfth chapter of Isaiah teach us?

34. With what is the feast of Tabernacles associated?

35. What will we experience when God and Christ take up Their abode in us to the fullest extent?

36. How can a person bring his entire life and environment into proper perspective and harmony?

A STUDY GUIDE FOR THE SEVEN FEASTS OF ISRAEL

From: The Feasts of the Lord

ANSWERS

THE SEVEN FEASTS OF ISRAEL

The Seven Feasts of Israel

1. Where are the seven feasts of Israel listed?

The seven feasts of Israel are listed in the twenty-third chapter of the Book of Leviticus in the Old Testament.

2. Were they all feasts?

Not as we think of the word "feast."

3. Name the seven feasts of Israel.

The feast of Passover; the feast of Unleavened Bread; the feast of Firstfruits; the feast of Pentecost; the Blowing of Trumpets; the Day of Atonement; the feast of Tabernacles..

4. Read Deuteronomy 16:16.

Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the Lord empty: (Deuteronomy 16:16)

5. When did the three feasts of the week of Unleavened Bread take place, according to our calendar?

March.

6. When did the feast of Weeks (Pentecost) take place?

May.

7. When did the three feasts of the week of Tabernacles take place?

September.

8. What does the week of Unleavened Bread typify (symbolize)?

Initial salvation; becoming a Christian; the born-again experience.

9. What does the feast of Pentecost typify?

The baptism with the Holy Spirit; wisdom and power for bearing witness, for ministry, and for righteous, holy behavior.

10. What does the week of Tabernacles typify?

The realm of victorious Christian living; being changed into the image of Christ; the fullness of fruitfulness; dominion over every enemy; restful union and rest in the Godhead.

11. What does Passover typify?

Christ on the cross; eating the Lord’s Supper; protection from judgment through the blood of Jesus, the slain Lamb of God.

12. What does Unleavened Bread typify?

Christ in the heart of the earth; water baptism; death to the world; crucifixion with Christ; sincere repentance.

13. What does Firstfruits typify?

Christ raised from the dead; our resurrection with Christ; the born-again experience.

14. What does Pentecost typify?

Christ sends to us the Holy Spirit; the former and latter rain; the baptism with the Holy Spirit; the law of the Spirit of life; mighty signs and wonders accompanying the preaching of the Word of God; the gifts and fruit of the Spirit.

15. What does Trumpets typify?

Christ, the King, returns; the Day of the Lord; rulership of Christ over the earth; the emerging spiritual life of the saint; Christ declares war on the wickedness in the saints; the New Year of the Kingdom of God; raising up the army of the Lord.

16. What does the Day of Atonement typify?

Christ forgives and cleanses all who come to Him; the Holy Spirit deals with sin in the disciple; the saints confess and forsake their sins under the guidance of the Holy Spirit; putting to death the deeds of the body; the eternal judgment of evil spirits; the saint is transformed into the image of Christ; Year of Jubilee; the cleansing of God’s Temple, the Body of Christ; the marriage of the Lamb.

17. What does Tabernacles typify?

Christ and the Father dwell in the Christian; the "rest" of God; the redemption of the physical body; the completion of the work of redemption; Paul’s mark; the new Jerusalem; the fullness of the Presence and Glory of God; the revelation of the marriage of the Lamb.

18. What are the seven feasts of Israel?

An Old Testament portrayal of God’s plan of redemption through Christ.

19. On what is the plan of redemption founded?

.God’s plan of redemption is based on and always works through Christ—the slain Lamb of God who was raised from the dead.

20. What is the definition of to redeem?

To buy back or to seize by force some person or thing that has been brought into bondage and to restore that person or thing to his or its original inheritance or place.

21. Who has brought every person and the entire earth into slavery?

Satan (always under God’s supervision).

22. What does Christ do for us?

Jesus leads out of bondage and darkness every person who comes to Him and guides the believer into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.

23. To whom do we always look?

Christ.

24. Of whom is Eliezer of Damascus a type (symbol)?

The Holy Spirit.

25. What is the goal, the mark toward which the saint is to press?

Christ.

26. What is true of the Christian redemption?

It is not a once-for-all happening.

27. What is the initial gift of the Divine redemption?

The covering Passover blood.

28. What is the grand climax of the Divine redemption?

The dwelling in us of the Father and the Son through the Holy Spirit.

29. Does the Christian redemption have a definite beginning, a definite process, and a definite mark of attainment?

Yes.

30. Is the baptism with the Holy Spirit the highest attainment of redemption available to us before the Lord Jesus returns?

No.

31. What should we who speak in tongues do?

We need to get on our spiritual feet and fight onward toward the good things God has for us.

The Feast of Passover

1. Read Exodus 12:2,3,13; I Corinthians 5:7.

This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.<R> Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: (Exodus 12:2,3)

And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. (Exodus 12:13)

Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: (I Corinthians 5:7)

2. From what does the blood of Christ protect us?

God’s judgment and wrath.

3. What is our refuge in the sinful days in which we are living?

The blood of Jesus applied to our household by faith, in obedience to the Word of God.

4. Where is the only place God will meet mankind?

At the cross of Christ.

5. If a human being would be saved in the Day of Judgment, what must he or she do first?

Accept God’s offering—the Lord Jesus Christ.

6. When does an individual’s true life begin?

The point in time at which he or she accepts by faith the blood of Calvary’s cross.

7. When does the Passover blood protect us?

During the period that God executes judgment on the works of Satan.

The Feast of Unleavened Bread

1. Read Exodus 12:15; I Corinthians 5:6-8.

Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. (Exodus 12:15)

Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. (I Corinthians 5:6-8)

2. According to Paul, what does leaven typify?

Malice and wickedness.

3. What does unleavened bread typify?

Sincerity and truth.

4. What is the spiritual message that comes to us from the removal of leaven during Passover week?

"Purge from yourself the spirit and ways of the present evil age."

5. What must accompany the acceptance of Christ, our Passover?

Sincere repentance.

6. What does water baptism represent?

The fact that the believer has turned his back on the present world, that he has died to the world and the lust thereof.

7. Read Acts 2:38.

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (Acts 2:38)

8. What does it mean to repent?

To repent is to turn away from the old leaven of sin, of malice and wickedness, and to enter the Kingdom of God as a little child.

9. What freedom do we gain by entering the death of the cross?

We now are free to choose to serve God.

The Feast of Firstfruits

1. Read Leviticus 23:10; I Corinthians 15:20; Romans 8:23; James 1:18.

Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: (Leviticus 23:10)

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. (I Corinthians 15:20)

And not only they [the material creation], but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. (Romans 8:23)

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. (James 1:18)

2. What does the feast of Firstfruits portray?

The resurrection of Christ and our entrance into His resurrection life. We are "born again," meaning that a new life—the Life of Christ—has been born in us.

3. What is the beginning of the harvest of our personality?

Our new spiritual nature is raised to sit with Christ in the heavenlies.

4. How does God regard the part of our personality that has not been "harvested" as yet?

It has been accepted because part of us has been presented before God as a firstfruits. We are without condemnation although we have not been perfected as yet.

5. What will be the last part of our personality to be harvested?

Our physical body.

6. When will the harvesting of our personality be finished?

As soon as God has created Christ in every area of our personality.

7. Where does our inner spiritual life dwell eternally?

With Christ in God.

8. Why is the Christian Church accepted of God although it has not been made perfect as yet?

Because Jesus was "waved" as a holy offering before God.

9. At what point was the old creation judged and finished?

When Jesus died on Calvary.

10. At what point did the new creation begin?

When the Lord Jesus rose from the dead.

11. What do the saints of God already possess in themselves?

The firstfruits of the Spirit of God—the substance of eternal life.

12. What do the feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits portray?

The crucifixion, descent into Hell, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

13. If the feasts of Israel portray the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, why do they portray also the redemption of the saint?

Because of the oneness of the saint with Him in His crucifixion and resurrection.

The Feast of Pentecost

1. Read Leviticus 23:15,16; Acts 2:1-4.

And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord. (Leviticus 23:15,16)

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)

2. What does the Holy Spirit make us?

Witnesses of Christ.

3. What is the Book of Acts?

A record of Divine power working in the lives of Christians.

4. What are two of the results of the outpouring of the Spirit of God?

Speaking in tongues and the miraculous healing of the sick.

5. With what Old Testament event is Pentecost associated?

The giving of the Law of Moses on Mount Sinai.

6. What is the meaning of the term Pentecost?

Fifty.

7. Under what law does the Christian live?

The "law of the Spirit of life."

8. When does the Law of Moses govern us?

During such times as we choose to live in the flesh.

9. What does it mean to obey the "law of the Spirit of life"?

To "die" to the lusts of the flesh, and to live instead in the power and life of the Holy Spirit.

10. Why is the Christian legally free from the Law of Moses?

Because he has been released from the Law of Moses by his death with Christ on the cross.

11. Is it true that we Christians are without law?

We Christians are not without law. Rather, we are playing under the rules of a different game.

12. What does living in the flesh bring us?

Some gaiety and satisfying of fleshly appetites accompanied by an enormous amount of mental and bodily grief, remorse, confusion, sickness, spiritual death, punishment, and eventually eternal separation from God.

13. What does living in the Spirit bring us?

Self-denial and delayed gratification, accompanied by peace, health, certainty, and eventually release and glory and the fullness of the Presence of God in Christ throughout eternity.

14. What are some of the requirements for an outpouring of the Spirit of God?

Faith, holiness, obedience, unity, and prayer.

15. What do the promises of the Scriptures, plus the historical pattern of the giving of God’s Spirit, suggest to us?

That there has been a gradual increase of the Spirit during the period of time from the Protestant Reformers until now, and that the "latter rain" will increase in volume until there is a worldwide downpour of glory.

16. What has been one result of the outpourings of the Spirit that have taken place since the time of the Protestant Reformers?

A restoration of understanding of the Scriptures.

17. What is true of the believer who is "at Pentecost"?

He still feels the world attempting to pull him back He always must keep his body under discipline and guard himself with vigilance against deception.

18. What was given to the Church of Christ when the Holy Spirit first descended from Christ?

On the Day of Pentecost the dynamite of the Spirit of God was given to the followers of Jesus so a witness may be borne to every nation of the atoning death and triumphant resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

19. What does every person on earth need today?

The Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ—the Gospel of power that brings miraculous healing and other supernatural working of the Spirit of Christ.

20. When is the time of harvest?

Now.

21. When have we attained the land of promise?

When our whole being is in accord with the Lord Jesus Christ.

22. How many feasts come after the feast of Pentecost?

Three more feasts are ahead of us.

23. How long is the disciple to continue pressing forward in Christ?

Until maturity has been attained, until he comes to the full stature of Christ.

The Blowing of Trumpets

1. Read Leviticus 23:24; Joel 2:1; I Thessalonians 4:16.

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. (Leviticus 23:24)

Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand; (Joel 2:1)

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (I Thessalonians 4:16)

2. With what is the blowing of the trumpet associated?

Warfare.

3. How does the Old Testament often refer to God?

As the "Lord of Hosts" (Lord of Armies).

4. What is one of the most important roles of the Lord?

The Warrior.

5. What will be true of the Day of the Lord?

The Day of the Lord will be a military engagement, a battle involving many personages. It will be fought with terrific fury until the Lord Jesus has destroyed His enemies totally.

6. What comes into our consciousness after we pass the feast of Pentecost?

God begins to share with us His concern for spiritual warfare and the destruction of His enemies.

7. Read Jeremiah 4:19.

My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war. (Jeremiah 4:19)

8. What is one of the prominent characteristics of the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ?

The casting out of devils.

9. Against whom is the saint wrestling?

"Against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of the world, against spiritual wickedness in high [heavenly] places".

10. Who are causing the abominations being committed in the earth?

The wicked lords of darkness in heavenly places.

11. For what event is the Lord of Armies preparing His saints today?

The fierce conflict of Armageddon, the Day of the Lord.

12. Read Isaiah 42:13.

The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies. (Isaiah 42:13)

13. What alarm is the Holy Spirit of God sounding today?

The alarm of judgment to come: judgment against the world, against the sins and rebellions hatched from the spirit of the present wicked age. Also—and primarily—against the wickedness that can be found in the churches.

14. Will the works of the flesh now being practiced in the Christian churches be judged as sin by the Lord of Armies?

Yes.

15. What must every member of the Bride of the Lamb do today?

He or she must put away every action and motive that comes from or is in any way associated with Satan.

16. What is the first area of the promised land that must be possessed by the believer in Christ?

His own personality.

17. Read Judges 5:23; Deuteronomy 9:3.

Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty. (Judges 5:23)

Understand therefore this day, that the Lord thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the Lord hath said unto thee. (Deuteronomy 9:3)

18. Who does the fighting when Israel comes out of "Egypt"?

The Lord does all the fighting when we come out of Egypt (the spirit of the world).

19. Who does the fighting when Israel enters the land of promise?

The saints must fight in order to enter their land of promise. The Lord guides and helps them but they have to do the fighting.

20. What attitude must the saint adopt if he desires to press past Pentecost?

The attitude of war and of judgment against sin.

21. What is the only route to possession of the Kingdom of God?

If we are to possess the riches of God we must be willing to be judged by the Lord, and to fight against the spiritual enemies that dwell in our inheritance.

22. Where does the Day of the Lord begin?

In the heart of the conquering Christian.

23. Where does the trumpet of the Lord blow first?

In the heart of the conquering Christian.

24. What is the "day star"?

The creation of Christ in us.

25. Where will the trumpet of the Lord sound in the worldwide Day of the Lord?

Throughout the creation.

26. What characterizes the day of the Lord in the heart of the saint?

The absolute dominion of Christ over his thoughts, motives, imagination, deeds, and words.

27. What will announce the coming of the King and the resurrection of the saints?

The trumpet of the Lord.

28. Out from what "Zion" will the rule of Christ come?

The saints.

29. In that day, what will the power given to the saint bring to pass?

The rule of the saints will bring justice and the Presence of God to the creation. The sons of God will remove the curse from the earth.

30. Who will rule with Christ during the Kingdom Age?

Those who establish a personal Kingdom Age, a rulership of Christ over their own personalities, in advance of His worldwide appearing.

31. What is the most sacred day of the Hebrew year?

The Day of Atonement.

The Day of Atonement

1. Read Leviticus 23:27,28; Romans 5:11.

Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord. And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God. (Leviticus 23:27,28)

And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. (Romans 5:11)

2. What question is raised by the fact that the Day of Atonement, the observance having to do with the cleansing of God’s people from sin, is placed sixth in order?

Why wasn’t the Day of Atonement placed first or second in the order of the feasts? It seems reasonable that the first thing to take place in the plan of redemption should be that our sins are taken care of completely.

3. What can be said concerning the actions, words, and motives of the people who worship in Christian churches?

Christian people love the world and the things of the world, engage in sinful practices, and are self-centered and self-seeking.

4. Why is it that saved, born-again believers in Christ reveal in their personalities lust, strife, covetousness, and rebellion rather than love, joy, peace, and patience?

The redeeming authority and power contained in the atoning blood of Christ have not as yet accomplished their work of cleansing and reconciliation in us.

5. What must be true of us before the Holy Spirit can lead us in victory over the flesh?

We must receive Christ, and then walk with Christ for a season before God is able to remove the many bondages of sin and rebellion—to root out the tares from among the wheat.

6. What is true of the believer who is pressing toward maturity in Christ?

The longer the fervent disciple walks with Christ the more conscious he becomes of the problem of sin in his own life.

7. Toward whom are the Old and New Testament admonitions concerning sin directed?

The saints.

8. How was an atonement made for the Jewish worshiper?

By the sprinkling of animal blood, and by the public confession of the sins of God’s people by the High Priest.

9. How is the atonement made for the Christian worshiper?

By the once-for-all-time offering of Christ on the cross, and by the daily application of His blood to our lives.

10. What is the disciple to do when the Holy Spirit makes him aware that he is committing sin?

Sins—every one of them—must be confessed with the mouth as soon as they are pointed out to us by the Holy Spirit. A believer must tell the Lord, and sometimes other people, exactly what it is he or she has done, said, or thought.

11. What must be true of us if we are to be able to deal with the sin in our life and still maintain our joy and victory in Christ?

We must be living in victory, and have experience with the Lord, before we can engage in the judging of our actions and motives without falling into introspection and condemnation.

12. What has been true of many of the past revivals?

The outpourings of God’s Holy Spirit have been accompanied by the confession of their sins on the part of God’s people. The Presence of the Spirit of God produces the confessing of sins, because the confessing of our sins is a necessary part of Christian discipleship.

13. How are we to walk in our daily life of faith?

We must walk each day in Christ by faith, being without condemnation in the sight of God. The joy of the Lord is our strength and we are to think about the things that are pure and lovely.

14. What must every saint be quick to do?

To hear the rebuke of the Holy Spirit and to bring the offending act, word, or thought immediately to the Lord for forgiveness.

15. What distinction does the saint learn to make?

Between the accusations of Satan and the pinpointing of sin by the Holy Spirit.

16. What are we to do with the accusations of Satan?

The disciple through experience learns to recognize Satan and to resist his accusations.

17. What sins is the saint to confess?

The behaviors we accept and practice and that we dwell on, that we do not firmly disown and thrust aside.

18. What about sins we committed before we received the Lord Jesus?

We are not to refer back to sins we committed before we received the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior.

19. What takes place when we bring our bondages to Christ?

He breaks them by the authority and power of the Word of God, by the virtue of His own body and blood, and by the wisdom and power of the Holy Spirit of God.

20. Why does Jesus deliver us from bondage?

The Lord Jesus always is ready to deliver us from bondage so we may be free to worship God in spirit and in truth.

21. On what is our spiritual strength founded?

On the sure knowledge that in Christ we are without condemnation before the Throne of God.

22. Of what is the raising of Lazarus a portrayal?

The personal "Trumpets" experience, of spiritual resurrection from the dead.

23. In what two ways is the saint baptized?

With the Holy Spirit and with fire.

24. What is the baptism with fire?

The baptism with fire is the coming of the convicting power of the Holy Spirit upon the sin and rebellion that motivate the saint.

25. How can we stand in the Day of Judgment?

By anchoring our hope in the Most Holy Place.

26. Read I John 1:7-9.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:9)

27. What does I John 7-9 describe?

The Christian fulfillment of Israel’s Day of Atonement.

28. What does the feast of Tabernacles typify?

The coming of the Father and the Son through the Holy Spirit to dwell forever in the believer.

The Feast of Tabernacles

1. Read Leviticus 23:34,42,43; John 7:37,38; 14:23.

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord. (Leviticus 23:34)

Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 23:42,43)

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (John 7:37,38)

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. (John 14:23)

2. In what attitude was the feast of Tabernacles celebrated?

The celebration of the feast of Tabernacles was the most joyous occasion of the year.

3. What do the Jews do during the feast of Tabernacles?

They construct a booth from the branches of trees and spend time in it during the week of Tabernacles.

4. When did the feast of Tabernacles take place?

At the end of the harvesting and processing of all the grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts farmed by the Jews.

5. What two events took place during the feast of Tabernacles?

The Law was read. Water from the Pool of Siloam was poured on the Altar of Burnt Offering.

6. What is the most important gift that the nation of Israel brings to the family of mankind?

The Presence and Law of the only true God.

7. What does the dwelling in booths portray?

Living in the booths points to the day when God dwells in Israel and Israel dwells in God; God finds rest in Israel and Israel finds rest in God.

8. When was the Blowing of Trumpets observed?

The Blowing of Trumpets was celebrated on the first day of the seventh month (Tishri) of the religious year.

9. When was the Day of Atonement observed?

The Day of Atonement was conducted on the tenth day of Tishri.

10. When was the feast of Tabernacles observed?

The feast of Tabernacles was observed from the fifteenth through the twenty-first day of the same month.

11. What does the eighth day of Tabernacles typify?

The eighth day of the observance of Tabernacles typifies the first day of the new week of eternity—the week that has no end.

12. When will the eighth day of Tabernacles be fulfilled?

The eighth day will find its most complete fulfillment during the new heaven and earth reign of Christ.

13. What do the last three feasts typify?

The last three feasts, beginning with Trumpets, typify the beginning of doing business in the Kingdom of God.

14. When were the observances of the seven feasts taught to the Israelites?

The observances of the seven feasts were taught to the Israelites and enjoined on them while they were wandering in the wilderness between Egypt and Canaan.

15. Are we Christians being instructed now concerning how we should behave in the future?

Yes.

16. With what was the feast of Tabernacles associated?

The reading of the Law of Moses to the congregation of Israel in solemn assembly; and also with water.

17. Read Deuteronomy 31:10,11.

And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles, When all Israel is come to appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. (Deuteronomy 31:10,11)

18. Concerning what two blessings did the Israelites rejoice during the feast of Tabernacles?

The abundance of the preceding year, and the expectation of the coming of refreshing rains and the hope of the satisfying blessings that the new year might bring to them.

19. What was the eighth day named?

The "great day of the feast" (Simchat Torah).

20. What events took place on the eighth day?

It was the practice, at the time Jesus was on earth, for water to be brought in golden vessels from the Pool of Siloam. Then the high priest poured the water into a basin on the Altar of Burnt Offering. On the eighth day trumpets were blown and Isaiah 12:3 was sung: "Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation."

21. What did Jesus proclaim on one of these festive occasions?

"If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." (John 7:37,38)

22. What will be the greatest fulfillment of the feast of Tabernacles?

the greatest fulfillment of the feast of Tabernacles will occur at the descending of the perfected holy city, the new Jerusalem, the Wife of the Lamb, on the great, high mountain of the new earth.

23. What three elements will find their fullest expression in the new Jerusalem, which is the Wife of the Lamb, the Church of Christ?

The Law of God (the beauty of holiness); eternal water in abundance (the River of Life); and the fullness of light (the Glory of God shining from the Throne of God and of the Lamb).

24. What will God be able to do when His eternal dwelling place, His tabernacle, has been located on the earth?

God will be able to dwell among people and wipe away all tears from their eyes.

25. How did the Israelites of Jesus’ day portray in advance the coming to earth of the new Jerusalem?

It was a custom for the Jews to come in procession to the Temple carrying torches. The combined light from the processional torches and the lampstands of the Temple lit the area in and around the Temple.

26. How did Jesus reveal the significance of what the Jews were doing?

To the Israelites, who were familiar with this custom, Jesus taught: "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid." (Matthew 5:14)

27. What does the feast of Tabernacles portray?

The resting of God in us and our resting in Him.

28. What is the "Tabernacles" experience?

The perfecting of the resting of the Father and the Son through the Holy Spirit in a transformed Christian personality.

29. What is the "mark" toward which the saint is to be pressing?

The fullness of the indwelling of Christ in us.

30. When will the River of Life flow forth for the healing of the nations?

When God is enthroned in the heart of the saint.

31. What is essential to the daily life of victory in Jesus?

A restful trust in the Lord, an abiding in Christ, a fearless, secure repose on the Rock of Ages.

32. What does the twelfth chapter of Isaiah teach us?

It is not that the Lord merely gives us strength or gives us a song. He Himself is the strength. He Himself is the song.

33. With what is the feast of Tabernacles associated?

Obedience to the written Word, the Law, of God.

34. What will we experience when God and Christ take up Their abode in us to the fullest extent?

We will experience such joy, peace, and rest—the fullness of the Divine Glory—that it will require a redeemed body to contain it all.

35. How can a person bring his entire life and environment into proper perspective and harmony?

By loving and serving God as He deserves to be loved and served.