“These are My Feasts” Lev.23:1-2

“These are My Feasts” Lev.23:1-2

Shofar Two

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children

of Israel, and say to them: The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to

be holy convocation, these are My feasts.” Lev.23:1-2

Due to years of religion and tradition Easter has been mistakenly

linked to the Jewish Passover, the “Feast of Unleavened Bread”.

During this time we as Christians should be observing the fact that Jesus

Christ died on the cross for our sins as our Passover sacrifice, and
celebrating

His resurrection power in our lives. Because of men’s traditions we have been

celebrating a lie called “Easter”.

Under the rule of Emperor Constantine, all things Jewish began to

be removed from the Christian heritage because of his hatred toward the Jews
and

his efforts to unite his empire by drawing in the pagan people living within

his borders. Consequently, by the time of Pope Sixtus of the Catholic Church,

Easter had been instituted and had been moved to Sundays in the lunar month of

Nisan according to the Jewish calendar. The leaders of the church began

complaining of the disorderly state of the “Jewish Calendar”, and

argued that contemporary Jews where identifying the wrong lunar month of Nisan.

As a result, the Roman Catholic Church chose to abandon the Jewish tradition of

“Passover” all together , therefore also abandoning the observance of

the Sabbath. Now because of this Christians celebrate the worldly, secular, and

pagan holiday of Easter and the church celebrates it’s services on Sunday

instead of Saturday as our Hebrew roots instituted. It was Emperor Constantine

I in A.D. 325 that did away with the “Jewish Calendar” at the Councel
of Nicea, and in doing

so eradicated God’s Calendar endorsing and embracing paganism in all its sin of

Idolatry. (refer to Ex. 20:5). He pursued and forced the modification so as a

result the “Gregorian Calendar” was birthed, named after Pope Gregory

XIII, the calendar we currently use. Today, after all these years, Christians

are left with a history of breaking God’s original feast dates and calendar and

have legitimized and revived the worship of the 4000 year old Astarte , also

called Ashtorath (Ishtar), who is the pagan fertility god, and the “Queen

of Heaven.” There is a ton of research on the web to support these claims.

Please feel free to ask Holy Spirit to show you and open your eyes to the

truth.

The truth of God has been buried under an avalanche of deceptions
and

propaganda by the Official Church of Rome. Hence, Jesus’ correction and rebuke

of the Pharisee’s was misinterpreted as rejection of God’s truth. Clearly this

is the deceptive plot of the enemy of Judaism & authentic Christianity. The

Jews did not create the commanded days of worship and the feasts, God did! So

why are we observing man’s feast dates?

Why should we follow the wisdom & counsel of God’s Season’s,

Cycles, & Appointed Times instead of Mans?

Both the Old Testament (“Tanakh” in Hebrew) and the New Testament

(“Brit Chadasha” in Hebrew) authors speak of special seasons in time.

  • Gen.7:21 “But My Covenant I will establish
  • with Isaac whom Sara shall bear to you at this
    “set time” next
    year.”
  • Ex. 9:5 “Then the Lord appointed a“set time” saying tomarrow the Lord will do this thing in theLand.”
  • Hb. 9:27 “And as it is“appointed” for man to die once, but after this the judgement.”
  • Eph.1:10 “That in the dispensation of the“fullness of the times” He might gather together in one allthings.”
  • Gal.4:4 “But when the “fullness oftime” had come, God sent forth His son, born of a women, born under thelaw.”

What does this prove? It proves that when God prophetically

ordains a set or appointed time, as a movement that He has endorsed to display

His might and for the demonstration of His Great Deliverance.

To better understand our Lord, Jesus Christ, who was a Jew and had
very deep Hebrew

roots, we need to take a deeper look at the Feasts of the Lord that He

celebrated as a Jew in Jerusalem.

The Hebrew Feast Days “Moedem” of the Lord:

( perpetual observances commanded in the Torah in English/
Hebrew):

The Hebrew Day:

The Hebrew day begins at sunset and lasts until sunset. Each
Hebrew Feast Day begins at sunset on the evening before the date given in the
calendar and last until sunset on that day. This is called “erev” in
Hebrew, which means the “eve” of the Feast Day.

For example: “Erev Shabbat” means the “Eve of the
Sabbath.”

The Sabbath Day / “Shabbat”:

Scripture Study: Ex20:8_11, 3d1:12-17; Lev.23:3; Deut.5:12-15; Matt.12:1-14

This day starts every week at sundown Friday and goes for 24 hours

to sundown Saturday. It is celebrated every week and is a Holy Convocation and

a Sabbath Day of Rest. The word “Shabbat” is derived from a

word to cease, to rest or “without time.” The Lord commands

that we observe the Sabbath throughout all our generations. During this time He

restores our health, He restores our soul, He renews our minds, and He gives us

supernatural strength

Feast of the New Moon/ “Rosh Chodesh”:

Scripture Study: Num. 28:11-15

This is the first Day of every Hebrew Month, marked by the new

moon. The literal meaning of “Rosh Chodesh” is- Head of the Month

which has correlation to “First of the Month or New Moon.” Rosh
Chodesh

is celebrated at the first sighting of the waxing crescent.

A. Feast of Purim/ Feast of Lots:

Scripture Study: Book of Esther

Purim is Israel’s most dramatic, fun filled holiday, although not
one of the mandated “Feast Days of the Lord” as commanded in the
Torah. We celebrate the victory of the Hebrew people over the evil Haman, who
sought to annihilate Israel altogether. In the end, through a complex twist of
events, Queen Esther was able to convince King Ahasuerus to reverse the decree
to kill the Jews, the evil Haman was hung and Mordechai (Queen Esther’s uncle)
became prime minister! During this festive time, children typically dress up in
costumes. The main event of Purim is the reading the book of Esther.

The 3 Spring “Moedim “/”Feast Days of the
Lord”:

I. Feast of Passover/ “Pesach”:

14 Nissan- March/April

Scripture Study: Exodus; Lev.23:4-8; Num.28-16-25; Matt.16:17-30; Lk.22:7-20

Pesach commemorates the Exodus of the children of Israel from
Egypt. It is an eight-day holiday marked by the eating of matzah (unleavened
bread) and the celebration of the “Cedar Meal.” The Sedar includes
eating “slavery symbols” like bitter herbs (Hb. marror) and
recounting the 10 Plagues. The name “Pesach” is derived in the time
when Yahweh passed through the land and killed every 1st born of Egyptian- but
made sure to “Passover” the houses which had “The Blood of the
Lamb” on their doorposts Representative of the coming Yeshua our Messiah!
 
Today as believers in Yeshua/Jesus we
celebrate Passover in the revelation that He has come and delivered us from the
spirit if death so we may dwell with Him for all eternity. But not only that,
as we apply the blood of the Passover Lamb, who is Jesus Christ, to our lives
we can receive deliverance from the dead works of Satan in our lives today. We
can receive the new life that is only found in the blood of Jesus Christ that
was shed on Calvary. We know that Jesus Christ has prophetically fulfilled the
Feast of Passover and we as believers of Him can now walk in the deliverance
and new life He offers us.

II. Feast of Firstfruits/ “Yom HaBikkurim”: 1st Sunday
after Pesach

Scripture Study: Lev.23:9-14; Num.28:26-31;Rm.8:18-29

Yom HaBikkurim begins a 50-day period known as the Counting of the
Omer or the Feast of Weeks- which culminates with “Shauvot”
(Penticost). On Yom HaBaikkurim, Yeshua resurrected from the dead, 3 days and 3
nights after His Crucifixion. Paul tells us in 1 Cor. 15:20-23: “But now
Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the Firstfruits of those who have
fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection
of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
But each one in his own order: Christ the Firstfruits, afterward those who are
Christ’s at His Coming.”
Indeed, Yeshua/Jesus is the Firstborn of
many born again brethren.

III. Feast of Pentecost/ “Shauvot”:

Scripture Study: Lev.23:15-22; Ex,34:22; Num.28:26-31; Deut.16;9-12; Acts 2:1-41

50 days after the Feast of Passover there comes the Feast of
Pentecost. The word “penta” means “50”. Pentecost, or Shauvot in Hebrew,
commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai 50 days after the Lord
delivered His people from Egypt during the time of Passover. This Feast
represents the time when God descended on top of Mount Sinai and met with His
people face to face.  Today, because of
Yeshua/Jesus we now celebrate God coming and meeting with us face to face and
dwelling with us through His Holy Spirit that was poured out upon the church on
the day of Pentecost. This Feast Day also represents the “ingathering of
the wheat” during the summer harvest. John the Baptist speaks about this
time Matthew 3:11-12: “I indeed baptize you with water unto
repentance, but He Who is coming after me is mightier than I…… He will
baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire. His Winnowing Fan is in His Hand,
and He will thoroughly clean out His Threshing Floor, and gather His Wheat into
the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

Repentance is returning to God’s Teaching and Instruction- the Torah- and
walking as Yeshua walked, by His Spirit! As believers in Yeshua/Jesus we need to
celebrate the fact that we now have Holy Spirit dwelling within us when we truly
repent of our sins and seek to follow God through His Torah.

The 3 Fall “Moedim” / “Feast Days of the
Lord”:

I. Feast of Trumpets “Yom Teruah-
Rosh HaShana“/Head of Year!

L’Shanah Tovah= Hb. “Have a Good Year”

Scripture Study: Lev.23:23-25; Num.29:1-6; Zeph.1:14-16; l Cor.15:50-58; l Thes.4-13-18

This is a day of Sabbath of Rest and is a Holy Convocation.
Tradition

holds that the Creation of the World began in the fall and this day marks that

anniversary. Yom Teruah traditionally commemorates the start of the “The

New Jewish Year”. Yom Teruah begins a period known as the “High

Holy Days” also known as the 10 Days of Awe preceding “Yom

Kippur”the Great Day of Atonement. On this day the shofars blast to

honor and crowns our Messiah, the shofars serve as a reminder for us to wake up

and prepare for the Day of Deliverance, Yeshua is coming soon.

II. Atonement “Yom Kippur”- Day of Atonement:

Study: Lev.23:26-32; Hb.9:12

This day falls on 10 Tishrei in the Jewish calendar. It is a Holy

Convocation and Sabbath of Rest to the Lord. “Yom Kippur is the Holiest
day of the Year and is

considered God’s Feast Day. It is a Sabbath day of fasting, prayer &
repentance

to ready ourselves to Tabernacle with

God in Sukkot. As the author of

Hebrew’s tells us, Yeshua/Jesus Christ is our “High Priest”. In former
times, the High Priest of Israel

entered the Holy of Holies on “Yom

Kippur” to offer up sacrifices for forgiveness, first for himself

and then for the people of Israel. Unlike former times, our Great High Priest
Yeshua has made

atonement for our sins once and for all when He made Himself an
“offering” for our sin. As

believers of Yeshua/Jesus Christ, we observe this day in recognition of the

crucifixion of Yeshua and His forgiveness for our sin.

III. Feast of Tabernacles: “Sukkot”- “Thanksgiving
of the Original Church”:

Study: Ex,23:14-16, 34::22; Lev.23:33-44; Num.29:12-40; Deut.16:13-17; Jn.1:10-14, Jn.7; Rev.21:1-4

This feast of the Lord is observed from 15 Tishrei to 21 Tishrei

on the Jewish calendar. The first day is a Holy Convocation to the Lord and is
Sabbath

Day of Rest. Sukkot reminds us of the temporary dwelling that the children of

Israel lived in as they traveled through the wilderness before entering the

Promised Land. During this period the Presence of the Almighty was their only

source of strength, food, water, clothing & defense. It is at times like

this when the Lord commands us to REJOICE! He greatly desires to be our sole

provider. During this 7 day festival the Lord commands that we live in

“Sukkot’s or booths which are 3 sided temporary dwellings with leafy roofs
made of all kinds of vegetables and fruits represented our Harvest & Life!
Through the leafy roofs we gaze at the multitude of stars, as we are reminded
of God’s promise to Abraham our father of faith, that He would make his
descendants as numerous as the stars in the heavens. Today, we are reminded
that Yeshua/Jesus Tabernacles inside of us by His Holy Spirit

and will one day return for His bride.

Feast of Dedication of the Temple- Feast of Lights/
“Chanukah”:

Study: Jn. 10:22-24; Jn.1:1-9; Maccabee’s I & II

This Feast is not directly commanded by God in His Holy

Scriptures, but, is observed by all Jews and is a direct prophetic element

pointing us to Yeshua/Jesus as the Light of the World. It is celebrated from 25

Kislev to 2 Tevet on the Jewish calendar, and typically is simultaneous with

the Christmas season that Christians observe today.

In the 2nd Century B.C. the Syrian-Greek regime of Antiochus

sought to pull the Jews away from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the
hope

of assimilating them into Greek Hellenism. In response a band of Jewish

settlers led by Juda the Maccabee defeated their oppressors. When the Jews

reentered the Holy Temple they found it defiled and desecrated. They cleansed

the Temple and re-dedicated it on the 25th day Kislev. When it came time to

re-light the menorah, they searched the entire Temple, but only one small jar

of oil bearing the pure seal of the High Priest could be found. Miraculously,

this one day’s supply of oil burned for 8 days, until new oil could be
prepared.

Hebrews everywhere observe Chanukah for 8 days in honor of the historic victory

and the Miracle of the oil that stayed lit so the light of God would not go

out. Today, Yeshua/Jesus has fulfilled this feast by becoming the Light to the

world that will never go out.

In Summary:

As Christians we need to rediscover our lost Hebrew roots. God has

given us His plans through His Word. We read in the book of Hebrews that all

the feasts and observances given to Moses for the Jews were foreshadows of the

things to come (refer to Hebrews chapters 8-10). When Yeshua

came to earth the first time He fulfilled the first three spring feast as well

as Chanukah. When Holy Spirit fell on the Day of Pentecost, this was fulfilled.

We are now living in the times of Pentecost called the church age. Now our eyes

need to be focused on the three remaining fall feasts which will be fulfilled

when Yeshua/Jesus, the Jewish Messiah returns to claim His bride and establish

His Kingdom. As we search God out through His Feasts we can see exactly where

we are as a church and where we need to be going. We pray this has opened your

eyes to the truth found in God’s Word. We also pray that Holy Spirit continues

to raise questions in your mind regarding these topics. We are living in the

time when God wants to purify and prepare His bride to be with Him. We must

remove all the old leaven from our celebrations and replace it with the

ingredients of God’s truth as described in His Word. Nowhere in scripture can

we read the first church celebrating Christmas or Easter. These are pagan

holidays that have been adopted by man and sugar coated so we would swallow the

lie.

If you would like to know more about the Feast of  the Lord please feel free to contact us, and be sure to seek Him out in His Word that brings life.

Shalom Alachem ( Peace be to you),

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