Acts 27:6-9 6And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us (Paul) therein. 7 And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cni’dus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmo’ne; 8 And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The fair havens; nigh whereunto was the city of Lase’a. 9Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them...”
Acts: End of Ch 28; 24:14-Paul never spoke against the Law of YaHVaH (Law of Moses); Leviticus 16:10-15, 21-34 Referring to Feast of Atonement concerning the Azazel or Escape Goat.
From ZechariYah 8:19 “The Fast…shall be to the House of Yahuda joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love truth and peace.”
Many people have afflictions and infirmities. Sometimes it’s hard to think they could be afflicted physically or mentally more than presently. But when we obey the command to fast on the Day of Atonement, we do not bother with eating. We have a lot more time. Some people even feel better because of the Fast.
Leviticus 23:27-28 “27Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto Yah. 28And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before YaHVaH your Mighty One.
32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.
“1Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. 2Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their Yah: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to Yah.
3Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours. 4Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high. 5Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD? 6Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? 7Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the splendor of YaHVaH shall be thy rereward. 9 Then shalt thou call, and YaHVaH shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; 10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: 11 And YaHVaH shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. 12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
13 If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of YaHVaH, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in YaHVaH; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of YaHVaH hath spoken it.”
17: And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the House of Prayer? But ye have made it a den of thieves. 18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine. 19 And when even was come, he went out of the city. 20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursed is withered away. 22 And YaHosha answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. 26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
The Evil one is presently attempting to do away with the Messiah, even in the most intellectual, scholastic assemblies (some Hebraic, some Messianic). However, we here at www.YahvahYahweh.Name are a New Covenant Messianic Assembly, and we believe in the only Son of YaHVaH Who died for our sins. Close friends are attempting to dissuade me from belief in YaHOSHA Messiah, but it won’t work. YaHVaH is to be praised, esteemed, and exalted even about His only begotten Son.
We must come to the reality YaHosha IS the Word of YahVaH. John 1, Col 1, Hebrews 1, IsaiYah (all), The Revelation, 1 John 1 and all of Scripture show that the Son of Yah IS the Word. 1 Corinthians 15:50 also shows Who “the Word” and the Spokesman is in Scripture. See our articles on The Messiah.
What makes us any different than the unsaved man?
If we keep Sabbath, doesn’t that distinguish us from most? Perhaps! Switching one day Sunday for another day, Sabbath 7th day, may not take any effort at all. If you are a retired (not-working) the workforce cannot influence your decision on what day to keep.
If we keep the Feasts and New Moons does that ALWAYS make one totally distinguished from the common person? It can, but that is not always the case. If we switch our regular vacation from the middle of summer, to YaHVaH’s Feasts, it may be effortless for many people.
Is that why we sometimes see no difference between the common person, the secular Christian or Jew and those who go by the title “True believer”? If we go up to the Feast and still keep the Fourth Commandment, yet we smoke cigarettes or marijuana, hang out in bars, cuss in front of the brethren, and drink alcohol it is quite difficult to ascertain that we are different from the world.
Hosea 9:5-9 “What will you do in the solemn day, and in the “Day of the Feast of YaHVaH”? 6: For, lo, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis (Moph) shall bury them: the pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their tabernacles. 7: The days of visitation are come..”
If we do not repent of our national sins of immorality war and destruction can visit us in the United States. The past elections in U.S. were driven by immorality. The result in this vicious cycle is bondage with wars. Adding more immorality physically, politically to our civil human structure, further bondage will occur. No band-air put over the festering spiritual wound will cure our moral and economic problems.
Hosea (HoseYah) 11:12 “Ephraim (who represents most of us in modern times) compasseth me about with lies, and the House of Israel with deceit: but Yahuda yet ruleth with YaHVaH and is faithful with ‘the saints’.”