Day Six of Seven Ways You Can Pray for Israel
Pray for understanding of the Feasts of the Lord, for Jews and Christians alike to understand the prophetic significance of the Feasts, and for Jews who observe them to understand their prophetic meaning.
Leviticus 23: These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.
We think of seasons as summer, spring, winter, and fall. In Jewish culture, seasons are marked by the seven Feasts of the Lord: Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles.
Feasts in the Hebrew language is moed, meaning a divine appointment; also a signal, appointed beforehand. The Hebrew word for convocation is miqra. This means a public meeting or [dress] rehearsal. The Feasts are like dress rehearsals!
The seven “holy convocations” are the “feasts of the Lord” —not Jewish feasts for the Jewish people only, but for anyone who belongs to the Lord. Each of the seven Feasts is part of the total prophetic picture concerning the life, death, resurrection, and second coming of Jesus the Messiah. While Christians are not obligated to observe the Feasts—there is no law that says so—God is inviting us to understand the richness and significance of their meaning.
Almighty God, You are a God of such poetry and such unique ways of communicating to Your people. Thank you for these seven feasts, and may we have “ears that hear and eyes to see” their significance and meaning. We pray that this knowledge will deepen our understanding of You and Your people and the events surrounding us, both in the natural and in the spiritual.