Often you hear people complain they do not understand the Old Testament as we call it. That is because we approach it as old and legalistic.
This book can change your attitude and heart and you will gain an immense advantage in your walk with God.
Messiah in the Feast of Israel
5 Ways the Feasts of Israel Apply to You
Are you interested in the Old Testaments' customs, traditions, and feasts, but find them a bit confusing and un-relatable? Are you less likely to exclaim, "That applies to me" while reading about the Old Testament's traditions than the New Testament's parables? Did you know that the ancient feasts of the Bible actually symbolize God's redemptive program through Jesus Christ?
Some people ask, "Why should Christians know about ancient Jewish customs?" Old Testament holy days, such as the Feasts of Israel, provide a rich illustration and prophetic reflection of Jesus Christ. In fact, God called these special days his appointed feasts for all times, establishing them as memorials for his mighty works.
Uncover the connection between the Feasts of Israel and Jesus Christ in Sam Nadler's book Messiah in the Feasts of Israel .
Did You Know that Jesus Celebrated the Feasts of Israel?
Jesus and his disciples participated in a Passover feast, commonly known to Christians today as the Last Supper. In fact, Jesus recognized the importance of a number of feasts' customs throughout the New Testament. For example, Jesus waited until the seventh day of Sukkot, the greatest day, during the water pouring ceremony, to reveal that those who come to him will find "a living water." Jesus also intentionally exclaimed, "I am the Light of the world," as he stood near the 75-foot candlesticks erected for Sukkot.
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Find out how Jesus participated in and used the feasts of Israel to reveal his identity in the book Messiah in the Feasts of Israel. Enrich your understanding of Jesus by learning about his customs and practices
In Messiah in the Feasts of Israel, discover how Jesus Christ relates to -
- The Feast of Passover
- The Feast of Pentecost
- Rosh Hashanah (The Feast of Trumpets)
- Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement)
- The Feast of Booths
- Hanukkah (The Feast of Dedication)
Explore each feast's -
- Historical background
- Biblical practice/customs
- Prophetic importance
- Symbolic meaning
- Present-day application
- Old and New Testament connection
Sounds complicated? Don't worry, unlike other books on this topic, Dr. Nadler explains complex concepts in simple and concise language, enabling you to grasp and remember "in-depth" analysis easily.
Don't miss out on Messiah in the Feasts of Israel 's Resource Features:
- A Jewish and Messianic glossary
- An overview chart summarizing the Feasts' themes
- Torah references (a helpful resource for personal study and for talking with Jewish friends)
- Old and New Testament scripture
- Hebrew terminology
- Thousands of fascinating facts
- Over 50 helpful study questions
Unlike other authors, Sam Nadler provides a unique perspective: a Jewish Christian perspective. Nadler's orthodox Jewish background and Christian beliefs ensures the authenticity and accuracy of Messiah in the Feasts of Israel.
"Why Do I, as a Christian, Need to Study Jewish Feasts?"
5 Reasons to Study the Feasts of Israel
Reflects Christian Themes
Feasts of Israel reflect significant themes that still apply to Christians and their relationship with God.
Christian Themes Found in the Feasts of Israel:
The origins of the Feasts of Israel shed light on key Bible stories, from the Fall of Man in the Garden of Eden to Jesus' transfiguration.
Enjoy Bible stories' historical and cultural context at your fingertips!
Messiah in the Feasts of Israel answers theological and personal questions.
What are some of the personal questions?
- How can we find rest, peace, and a dynamic relationship with God?
- How can we live in spiritual freedom, not spiritual bondage?
- How can we trust God's plan?
- Whom are we seeking?
- How strong is our spiritual foundation?
- How can we "dwell" in Christ?
Each Feast of Israel points to Christ.Find out how Christ relates to-
- Yashaw (Shabbat)
- Passover lamb
- Shavuot peace offering
- And MORE.
Discover how participating in the Feasts of Israel represents an act of worship.
- Individual use
- Small Group or Sunday School class
- Christian School
- New Believers' class
- Support Groups
- Prayer Circles
- Church library
- Includes helpful headers. Easy to read.
- Uses concise and simple language. Easy to understand.
- Contains thousands of fascinating facts.
- Provides study questions after each section.
- Offers a unique Jewish-Christian perspective.
- Covers most major feasts and holidays in one book!
- Includes a thematic chart and glossary.
- Integrates Hebrew terminology.
- Connects the Old and New Testament's customs.
Ideas for Use?
Additional Questions for Discussion or Journaling
- Read "A Sanctifying Sin" (13). What are responsibilities and distractions that keep us from Shabbat (from resting)? How can Christians find peace in today's fast pace world?
- Read "The Feast of Passover" (pg. 20-59). Before the Passover celebration, participants remove all leavened products from the home. What are the historical and spiritual reasons for this removal? How can we "clean house," our hearts, on a day-to-day basis?
- Read "Do This in Remembrance of Me" (pg. 47-50). What does the third cup symbolize? How can we remember Jesus' redemptive sacrifice in a contemporary context?
- Read "Firstfruits: Our Resurrected Messiah" (pg. 62-78). Name the obstacles one would have to face to steal the body of the Messiah? How can knowing this knowledge reaffirm Christians' faith?
- Read "Getting Caught Up" (pg. 108-109). According to Nadler, how does the Feast of Trumpets relate to the Rapture? What does this suggest about the contemporary relevance of the Feast of Israel?
- Read "Water and Spirit" (155-158). One of the major temple customs practiced during Sukkot involves a water-pouring ceremony. What did this water-pouring ceremony initially represent? How did Jesus and the Holy Spirit fulfill this?
- Review "Water and Spirit" (155-158).What can keep Christians from daily responding to Jesus' invitation to "come?" How can Christians prevent themselves from becoming "spiritually dry?"
- Read "Messiah, The Eternal Sukkah" (168-169) and "Our Protection In The Sukkah" (170-171). What is a Sukkah? How is Jesus Christians' Sukkah? In what ways can Christians learn to "dwell" in Jesus? What obstacles might Christians need to overcome to learn how to "cover" themselves in Christ?
Recommended By?"Dr. Sam Nadler is amazing! I was suddenly swept away by the magnificent symbolism and vibrant truth the feasts portray. His perspective as a Jewish believer brought up in a traditional home made the Old Testament Feasts come alive as never before. His insight and attention to detail is phenomenal. Who could have guessed it was all about Jesus Christ? Compelling, enlightening and powerful teaching!"
-Dave Weeden, Producer/Director of The King Is Coming telecast.
"Sam Nadler is one of today's most solid Messianic Jewish teachers. He brings fascinating insights without losing sight of major scriptural truths. He is doctrinally sound and yet calls for Christians to look afresh for new discoveries in the Word. And he demonstrates with undeniable clarity how the Feasts and Holy Days of Israel are of importance to the Church today, indeed, how they are ultimately witnesses to Yeshua the Messiah. If you are looking for practical, edifying, and enlightened teaching on this important topic, look no further."
-Dr. Michael L. Brown, author of Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus
"When you understand the biblical appointments (feasts), your depth of intimacy with God will greatly increase."
-Sid Roth, Host of It's Supernatural! Television
"Dr. Sam Nadler loves the word of God and the people of God and it becomes clear as he guides the Christ follower through what is often a misunderstood and overlooked part of God's incredible plan for His people. Seeing Christ in the Feasts of Israel with impact and enlighten you as to the past, present and most importantly, the future!"
-Dr. Gary D. Frazier, President of Discovery Missions International
"WOW - This is really a "winner!" High praise and many thanks to Dr. Nadler for giving such a clear and concise understanding of Jesus in every aspect of our Hebrew feasts. His presentation can be easily understood by novice, student, or theologian. I can't wait for more."
-Dr. Ron Woolever, Shammah Ministries (Azle, Texas)
"Everything God has ever done has meaning, layers of meaning. . . and purpose. To learn His meanings and purpose is to know God Himself better. What in all eternity is more important than that? My personal thanks to Dr. Sam Nadler."
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