~THE FEASTS ILLUSTRATED~
Welcome to our unique presentation of the annual Feasts of YHVH. While attempting to understand the Moadim [Appointed times] and their New Covenant fulfillment in the life of Yeshua, I was inspired to sketch the feasts out on paper. Being a graphic designer, this activity proved quite natural and enjoyable for me, and the scriptural text lent itself readily to this form of expression.
There is a tremendous amount of data in the scriptures to process, and it is easy to become overwhelmed by the wealth of information. However, I found that by graphically representing what I was seeing in the Word, patterns and order began to emerge, especially as large portions of scripture, or concepts, spanning over several chapters or even books in breadth, could be reduced down to a one page graphic – a scriptural “spread sheet” so to speak.
I like having all of the information on one page. This can be challenging. Cramming as much information as possible, within the confines of a standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper, can pose numerous, unexpected design hazards which must be negotiated and frequently renegotiated. This approach to bible study, intended to organize and clarify information, can ultimately become a muddled quagmire of information overload.
However, successfully meeting the challenge carries with it great reward. Before an explorer can survey the panoramic layout of the land, he must first disentangle himself from the thicket in the valley and ascend to the mountain top. From this vantage point, the repetitive patterns in the biblical landscape start coming into view, and it is possible to see more clearly how all the pieces relate to the whole – the big picture of scripture.
This is not to say that the details are not important. Every detail in scripture is vital – as I’ve also found that a simple verse or two, at one time glanced over without notice, would take on the complexity of a snow flake when once depicted in graphic form. But when studying the wonderful intricacies of the fingerprint, it is useful to know where the hand and arm are located.
The following links will start you on your journey. Within the PDF running commentary you’ll find “FIGURE…” notations that will alert you to pull up the appropriate PDF graphic associated with that portion of text.
Our goal is to have audio narration with the Power Point presentation. Until then, you will have to juggle back and forth between the Power Point and running commentary text to get the full picture.
The remaining three feasts [Yom T’ruah/Awakening Shofar Blast-Shout, Yom Kippur/Atonement, and Succote/Tabernacles] are either “in the works” or I have yet to receive any specific insight into these appointed times.
May the God of Israel richly reward you as you diligently seek his face. Peace and grace in Yeshua to you and your household in abundance –
- First Three Moadim – PDF commentary that accompanies the Powerpoint presentation.
- First Three Moadim – Power Point
- The Fourth Moad: Shavuote/Bikkurim – PDF commentary that accompanies the Powerpoint presentation.
- The Fourth Moad: Shavuote/Bikkurim – Powerpoint presentation. Intro, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3