(Human gestation and the Feasts of the Lord)
Zola Levitt discovered an amazing correlation between the Seven Feasts of the Lord and the gestation of a human baby, from conception to birth.
“On the fourteenth day of the first month, the egg appears.” This is the date of Passover.
“The egg must be fertilized within 24 hours, or it will pass on.” This is the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which happens on the day after Passover.
“Within two to six days, the fertilized egg attaches itself to the wall of the womb and begins to grow.” The Feast of First fruits is observed anywhere from two to six days after Passover! The seed or grain that “falls into the ground and dies,” produces a harvest, the first fruits of which are presented to God
At 50 days, the embryo shows arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes, a head, eyes, etc. Around the fiftieth day, the embryo takes on the form of a human being. That is Pentecost! That is the day the Israelites confirmed their covenant as the people of God. So with us, we are not complete in Christ, until we receive His Holy Spirit.
The embryo at seven months: On the first day of the seventh month, the baby’s hearing is developed. For the first time, it can hear and distinguish sounds outside the womb. That is the date for the Jewish Festival of Trumpets.
“On the tenth day of the seventh month, the hemoglobin of the blood changes from that of the mother, to a self-sustaining baby.” That’s the Day of Atonement, when the blood was taken into the Holy of Holies!
“On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, the lungs become fully developed. If born before then, the baby would have had very difficult time breathing.” That’s the festival of Tabernacles, a time of celebrating the Temple, home of the Shekinah glory or Spirit of God.” In the New Testament, the Greek term pneuma, normally translated as “breath,” is applied to the “Holy Spirit.
Birth takes place on the tenth day of the ninth month. Eight days after birth, in Jewish families, a son is circumcised. The eight days of Hanukkah are celebrated, nine months and ten days after Passover.
There is a remarkable correlation between gestation period and the Seven Feasts of the Lord, as was given to Moses by the Lord Himself. Nothing designed by our Creator is an accident. Everything fits into a design or pattern.