The Word “Season” Reveals the Feast of the Lord
For clarity and lack of misunderstanding, the months referred to herein are the months of the Jewish calendar, the first month being Nissan or Nisan.
The Feasts of the Lord is God’s plan of redemption – His blueprint for salvation, revealed in the Holy Days, called the annual Sabbaths or the Biblical cycles, seasons, rhythms or holidays.
As we open our Bibles to Genesis, we see that God in His Wisdom is attempting to reveal eternal truth. This book contains every major truth in seed form. The word “seasons” is one of those truths. It reveals the annual Feasts of the Lord (Holy Days or Seasons of God), which begin in the first month (Nissan) of the Jewish calendar and ends in the seventh month (Tishri). Every major biblical truth can be categorized by one of the Feasts of the Lord, as you will see as you read further.
As Passover, which is always in the spring, is the beginning of the Annual Seasons (Feasts of the Lord or God’s Rhythm of Life) for worshipping Elohim (God of Creation), its fulfillment is also the beginning of the Great Plan of Yahweh, which reveals salvation (the first coming of Messiah). It is followed by Pentecost which occurs near the end of spring.
The fall festivals reveal the completion of salvation (the second coming of Messiah), so we can worship Elohim more effectively. These feasts represent the rapture of the saints, the restoration of Israel, the binding of Satan, the 1000-year rule of Messiah, the Great White Throne of Judgment, and the eternal kingdom coming out of heaven to earth. The word “season” can easily be translated as “festival.”
The Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible gives us some understanding of the word season, as in Genesis 1:14.
4150…an appointment, i.e. a fixed time or season spec., a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand); appointed (sign, time), (place of, solemn) assembly, congregation, (set, solemn) feast, (appointed, due) season, solemn (-ity), synagogue, (set) time (appointed).
In reviewing the definition of season, it looks like God definitely had the Festivals or Feast Days in mind at Creation. It is also evident that He was mindful of a set time (day) to worship with a definite purpose for a group of people who did not exist at that time (Ephesians 1:3-12). Based on His Word, it is clear that He had the Plan of God in mind before creation and is now carrying out that plan on the actual days as outlined in the Leviticus 23rd chapter. Yes, the Plan was concealed in Genesis 1:14 all along. God saw the end from the very beginning; He is the first and the last (Isaiah 41:4, 26). Before God created the first man, He had the annual Feasts, His people, the day(s) and how to worship Him already planned.
Genesis 1:14 (NJB)
God said, ‘Let there be lights in the vault of heaven to divide day from night, and let them indicate festivals, days and years.
Genesis 1:14 (TEV)
Then God commanded, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate day from night and to show the time when days, years, and religious festivals begin.
Genesis 1:14 (NKJ)
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.
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made [the yearly seasons called the Feasts of Yahweh], even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.
Without a doubt, it is clear that the Festivals (Holy days or annual Sabbaths) were made known through the Hebrew word “seasons” to depict His eternal power which is evident in the Plan of Salvation for the redemption of His people.