The pattern of the Holy Days follows the doctrines listed in Hebrews 6. The physical and spiritual fulfillment of Pentecost corresponds to the latter and early rains. The firstfruits will be resurrected at the last trump.
Before his retirement in 2021, Dr. Donald Ward pastored churches in Texas and Louisiana, and taught at Ambassador Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also served as chairman of the Council of Elders of the United Church of God. He holds a BS degree; a BA in theology; a MS degree; a doctor’s degree in education from East Texas State University; and has completed 18 hours of graduate theology from SMU.