By Eddie Chumney

The festivals of the L-rd found in the twenty-third chapter of the Book of Leviticus (Vayikra) are among the most
fascinating and revealing topics of study and inspiration in the entire Bible, yet at the same time, they are probably the least understood. This book will lead you step by step through each festival, examining the foundational truths that G-d wanted us to learn when He gave us these feasts.

Bible believers who are lovers of G-d's Word will discover that the festivals of the L-rd are not only historic events, but are also prophetic. They speak in much detail about the first and second coming of the Messiah (Mashiach). In addition, the festivals give us tremendous insight into living the life that G-d desires for us as believers, and into understanding our personal relationship with G-d.

For the Jew, this book will reveal the Messiah (Mashiach) in the traditions of the ancient Jewish faith, handed down
faithfully from generation to generation. It will answer the question, "Is Yeshua [the Hebrew word meaning 'Savior,' translated into English as 'Jesus'], the long-awaited Messiah [Mashiach] of Israel?"

Non-Jewish Bible believers will learn to appreciate the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. In addition, ardent Bible
prophecy students of both faiths will discover keys of understanding in The Seven Festivals of the Messiah to unlock a lot of mystery and confusion in this area.

Regardless of your faith and religious background, I pray that after you read this book and understand the revealing truths G-d laid out in His festivals (Leviticus [Vayikra] 23:2,4), you will grow spiritually and your walk with G-d will blossom into a new dimension.

Special Note: I have written this book for both Christian Bible believers and Jewish readers. Both nurture passions for
G-d's Word, for His ways, and for His manifestation on earth. Because many Orthodox Jews will be reading this book, I have chosen to honor their fervent commitment to never take G-d's name in vain -- even by speaking His Holy Name out loud. Therefore, when I refer directly to the Creator, I will omit certain letters in this manner: G-d or L-rd; or I will use a substitute designation such as "Holy One." I have also tried to retain Hebrew terminology for the festivals and the books of the Tanach or Old Testament for accuracy and to make the content of this book equally palatable for both Jew and Gentile readers. May G-d richly bless you as you seek to learn more about His plan for mankind and our destiny through the seven festivals of the Holy One (blessed be He).

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Chapter One