Why Three Times?

Three times in the year you must celebrate a feast to Me.
You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, in the appointed time of the month Aviv, for in it you came out from Egypt.
No one shall appear before Me empty-handed.
You shall observe the Feast of Harvest, the first fruits of your labors, which you have sown in the field.
You shall observe the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labors from the field.
Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord God.

Exodus 23:14–17 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014)

God commands three feasts when Jewish men are to be gathered and appear before the Lord.

The first two are Unleavened Bread and First Fruits. The third is the last feast… Ingathering is also known as Tabernacles.

In the Seven Feast calendar given in the Law, the first are two of the three spring feasts. Tabernacles is the last feast on the calendar and the last of the three fall feasts.

Jesus fulfilled the three spring feasts during His first advent on Earth. I am one that believes Pentecost, the center feast to not yet be complete. There is a duality intertwined within this feast and one that uses leavened bread.

It intrigues me that Jewish men are absent from the next three feasts, Pentecost, Trumpets, and Atonement. Jewish men are called to appear before the Lord on that last feast.

That last feast is ultimately fulfilled by Jesus on His second advent when the earth is as it was created to be. The barns and storehouses are full, and Jesus reigns with men… The ingathering and tabernacles.

Could all of this be a hint of the non-Jewish church age?

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