Passover to Pentecost, is a time to Return to God. The Story of the Lost Son (prodigal) is a story of understanding ancient Jewish wisdom. Every day the Father would anticipate the return of his youngest son. Why? Because the Jewish mindset is, life is full of cycles. Every time the believer both Jewish and Gentile celebrate and honor the Feasts of the Lord, Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles, they have an opportunity to return to God. So the Father knew there would be a season (cycle), an appointed time, a mo’adim when the son would come to his senses and return to his Father’s house.
Malachi speaks of “Returning” to God by bringing all the tithes and offerings to God. A brief history lesson. For years the Israelites had stopped honoring the feasts of the Lord and Shabbat, these appointed times commanded by God for Covenant relationship. Every time they did they Babylonians and Persians would attack them and put them into enslavement and exile. Kinda like the prodigal son. In Malachi Israel finally came to their senses and all the sages and great men of wisdom had a Great Assembly to entreat God why. God’s answer, Return to me by bringing all the tithe and Offerings (Feast Day offerings) to Him.
God is directly speaking of his commandment in Deut. 16:16-17, “Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before Jehovah 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 Jehovah empty: every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of Jehovah thy God which he hath given thee.”
It is amazing to me that God is directly speaking about returning concerning our stewardship. Giving is the first sign of Love and Covenant with God. Jesus knew this because he was Jewish and practiced this. That is why He said, when you give their would be a 30 fold increase (Passover), 60 fold increase (Pentecost) and 100 fold increase (Tabernacles). He was speaking concerning planting seed in the Feasts of the Lord, Deut. 16:16-17.
If you have an ear to hear speaks of two types of hearing. Ear means you hear with the physical realm. To hear in Hebrew means you hear the revelation and by doing the revelation you are set free from the bondage of Babylon and Persia. The Prodigal son returned from a far off and was welcomed to His Father’s house totally restored.
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