I cried out to the Father, the Most High God, "Just Give Me The Truth!"
The Lord's Feasts
for Scriptural reading refer to Leviticus chapter 23.
These Feasts are connected with each other and start in March/April
The Passover - March/April - the Passover, day before the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Held the day before the Feast of Unleavened Bread and Pentecost (first fruits).
Feast of Unleavened Bread - March/April AKA Feast of Unleavened Bread and First Fruits Celebrated for 7 days.
Feast of First Fruits and Pentecost AKA Latter First Fruits of the Wheat Harvest
The Fall Feasts
Feast of Trumpets - this year on September 27 - Rosh Hash Anah A day of blowing trumpets which were traditionally used to call people together (Numbers 10). In Matthew 24:31 we learn that Yahshuah will gather His elect from the four winds of the earth at His return.
"And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD." (Lev 23:23-25)
Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) - October 6, - This feast the Day of Atonement corresponds to the establishment of Yahshua as our High Priest come to earth from the heavenly Holy of Holies where He has been for the past 2000 years. This day is to remind us of the great price Yahshua paid for our sins by His death on the cross.
Feast of Tabernacles - October 11 - October 18 - Points to the Millennial Reign of Yahshua on earth following His return. It is a Feast of seven days spent learning what that Kingdom will be like. For the moment, the present earth and world is forgotten and one learns what the one coming will be like, what Yahweh's standards of righteousness are and compliance to those standards.
The Last Great Day - A feast where Yahshua finishes His work and turns all authority and power on earth over to His Father. It is a picture of post-millennial earth and a time when Yahweh will bring His own throne to the planet in the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21).
In Leviticus 23 Yahweh calls the 7 feasts listed as HIS. Not "Jewish" feasts that is the present day label. As Christians in America we've been taught most our lives that Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice and that the law was now replaced with grace.
This teaching is erroneous.
The law was never done away with or replaced.
For most in America our holidays consist of Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. These are man made traditions and they are NOT of Yahweh. The early Christians replaced our mandated Feasts we're SUPPOSE to be celebrating with these pagan holidays instead!
Most Christians today don't even know what they're suppose to be doing!. They think by going to church every week on the wrong day, being saved, and keeping the commandments is all that is required of them.
In the New Testament both Yahshua and the disciples kept the sabbath and the feasts. Christianity will tell you that after His death we were no longer required to keep the feasts, just the sabbath. But look in Mark 6:2, Luke 23:56; and Acts 13:14, 16:13, 24:11. The disciples, now called apostles after the resurrection of Yahshuah, were still keeping the sabbath and feasts.
To confirm the importance even more of keeping the sabbath and feasts, they will even be enforced and observed during the Millennial Reign (Isaiah 66:23-24, Hosea 12:9, Zechariah 14:16-18, Ezekiel 44:23-24, 45:21,25 and 46:3,9.
Now, do you really think that the Feasts would have been created and observed for 2000 years, to then be ignored for 2000 years, only to be picked up again and re-observed for the last 1000 years?? There's something wrong with that ideology. If Yahweh is the same yesterday, today and forever, then why do we think He stopped His feasts during the time they should have had their greatest observance? Isn't this a "church" age? Well can see who is really winning the battle in this one. We kicked Yahweh out of His own church by not following HIM and allowing Satan to steal the truth from us! We allowed PAGANS such as King James and Constantine to rewrite our Scriptures and theology and we allowed PAGANS to tell us what should be worshipped and what shouldn't! VERY FEW stopped to ask God HIMSELF. There's been a remnant who have remained faithful, as He said there always is, now the question is are you going to join the remnant?
Some will try and use the Scripture from Paul to negate being judged for not following the feasts and the seventh day Sabbath. Paul said in Colossians 2:16-17 "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days. Which are a shadow of things to come, but the body of Messiah." Did you catch that? "The BODY OF MESSIAH" SHOULD be judging you..No One else. Who's the body? Yah's believers. This passage also tells us that these days FORESHADOW what is coming. A shadow comes before the actual object casting the shadow doesn't it? It was a metaphor. Only the body of Messiah has the right to judge a person's observance of Yah's Feasts because the body SHOULD BE observing them correctly.
Yet, how many use that to negate and throw out the entire requirement of observing sabbaths, His feasts, and then refute being judged by others for doing so?
Yahwehs' Feasts and Sabbath observances stand or fall together. To take one without the other is to leave out half the truth of Yahweh's Word, His teachings, and His example. How can one claim to be a follower of Christ and ignore everything about Him? Most are just now coming into the knowledge of truth. Now that you know WHAT TO DO, it's time to do it!
Yahweh made a covenant with Isreal and Israel only. Other people and nations may join in that agreement called the New Covenant through a grafting in process. To do that they must obey the same laws given to Israel and accept the other terms of the covenant. Nowhere did Yahshuah ever negate this in the Scriptures! His sacrifice was the blood atonement for man. The perfect sacrifice! But He did not abandon or stop the Law He gave us to follow! Grace doesn't replace the Law! It is through Grace that we are saved through Him. It is through the law that we show our obedience to Him.
IS Today's Christianity Preaching Another Gospel?
For the discerning person it doesn't take much awareness and study to realize there's two different gospels being preached today.
Christianity preaches salvation by grace, minus works. The battle cry is Paul's "For by grace are ye saved, through faith, it is a gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast" Ephesians 2:8,9. So the masses attend church worship for show and fellowship with others and ignore the rest of what they are suppose to do. Somehow James admonition that "faith without works is dead" never makes it past the deaf pew potatoes.
Historical Christianity has NOT
followed the BASIC FOUR
requirements given in Acts 15 for non-Jewish believers in the
Messiah which are TORAH based from Leviticus 17-18, 20.
James and the other brethren in Jerusalem KNEW TORAH. The
PRIMARY requirements that they gave to non-Jews who desired to be
ADOPTED into the NEW COVENANT after having CIRCUMCISED HEARTS (being born again) was to
FOLLOW the TORAH commandments for STRANGERS who SOJOURNED with the
native-born children of Israel which showed that they had a HEART to
PERSUE TORAH HOLINESS from Leviticus 17-18, 20 so that they
would NOT be "cut off" from COVENANT relationship with YHVH through
Yahshua / Jesus the Messiah.
What most need to understand is, today's Christians are not exempt from observing the ancient feasts declared in Leviticus. Grace did NOT REPLACE this requirement. Also, the perfect Sacrifice of God's Son, did not NEGATE THE OTHER requirements of keeping the law. We no longer need a blood sacrifice for sin because JESUS was the perfect atonement for us, but we are STILL HELD ACCOUNTABLE if we do or don't keep the other laws laid out in HIS law books of the Torah. The Torah is the first 5 books of the Old Testament.
Now do you see how wrong and deceived today's Christianity is? It doesn't matter which dumbination you belong to, none of them are seeking the Lord in spirit or truth or they would be observing HIS FEASTS AND SABBATHS.