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Rev. Prof. Dr. F.N. Lee

Quarterly Communion at Annual Seasons – 5th ed. 2003

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the ‘end of days’ or miqqeets yaamiym — again seems to indicate a Harvest Festival alias a ‘Seasonal’ celebration.

2.  ‘Seasonal Communion’ in Genesis 8:20-22 and thenceforth at the four Seasons   In Genesis 8:20-22, we are told that after the flood “Noah built an altar to the Lord and took of every clean beast and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.   And the Lord…said in His heart…: ‘While the Earth remains – Seedtime [alias Spring] and Harvest [alias Autumn]…and Summer and Winter…shall not cease.”

Here, Dr. Calvin comments: “By these words, the World is again completely restored [back to its Pre-Flood condition]….   The Deluge had been an interruption of the order of nature….   There was [during the Flood Year] no distinction of Winter and Summer.   Therefore the Lord here declares it to be His pleasure that all things should recover their vigour and be restored to their functions” as originally given in the four Seasonal Feasts instituted at Genesis 1:14.   Rev. Dr. Matthew Henry too comments on Genesis 8:22: “As it is with the times, so it is with the events of time – they are subject to vicissitudes: day and night, Summer and Winter counter- changed….   On Earth, God hath set the one over against the other….   Yet never changed.   It is constant in this inconstancy.

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