One of the main focuses of the MOEDIM Home School Co-op surrounds our desire to study and celebrate the Biblical Holidays. Biblical Holidays are also sometimes referred to as feast days, holy days, and Jewish holidays. Note that, in Scripture, they are not the Jewish feasts or holidays, but are instead referred to as “the LORD’s appointed times” throughout. A closer examination of Scripture will reveal that the original Hebrew word used was moedim, which means “appointed times, places, or meetings”.
Strong’s Word #4150: mo’ed [mō·w·‘êḏ] – appointed time, place, or meeting” (plural: moedim)
Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;'” Genesis 1:14
“and for appointed times/meetings”
“These are the feasts of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.” Leviticus 23:4
“These are the appointed times/meetings of the LORD, holy convocations,
which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.”
“‘And it shall come to pass that from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,’ says the LORD.” Isaiah 66:23
The Importance of the Feasts
Each of the Biblical Holidays teaches us about our wonderful relationship with God. His whole redemption story is portrayed for us in these festivals, which can be found in Leviticus 23. Each feast paints a picture of Israel’s Messiah whom Messianic Jews and Christians believe to be Yeshua (Jesus). The Spring holidays were fulfilled in Yeshua’s first coming with His death (Passover), burial (Unleavened Bread), and resurrection (Firstfruits), and then the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Shavuot/Pentecost.
The Fall holidays are Rosh Hashanah (the New Year) also called the Feast of Trumpets, which is followed ten days later by Yom Kippur, (the Day of Atonement), and then five days later Sukkoth (the Feast of Tabernacles). These holidays will be fulfilled with His second coming, when he comes back as King of kings, judges the nations, and dwells with his people during the Millennial reign. Those who do not come up before Him for the Feast of Tabernacles will not get rain, Zechariah 14:16.