While it is very important that we get the leaven out of our borders, Exodus 12, and 1Corinthians 5, I believe it is possible to neglect the spiritual application if we become overloaded by the physical preparations for the Feast. While at the Passover pilgrimage we can work at becoming more and more unleavened in a material sense as well as a spiritual sense.
We need Messiah's perfect offering for our sins. No matter how hard we try to become perfect, we may fall short of it. Still, the symbolism of attempting to get leaven out is quite clear.
2022 As Passover begins, after late winter heat, the area is in a two week storm session. Thankfully moving-up day was warmer. While going UP to the Feast, at 4000 feet we had two feet of snow, but the road was dry and clear. We hit a bad snow bump and the sedan skidded sideways. Reaching our mountain cabin access road we had a few inches but the wheels began to sachet and Christie left and right almost plunging down the hillside into the cold lake. This is so incredible.
Meanwhile my bad hip issue is in remission as the pain is practically gone. It will return when I go back to the diet offered of excess servings and meat.
We fed the Clydesdale horses and new little colt who is trying to gnaw his way out of the horse corral. They all love carrots and eat celery.
The hosts charged the Feast and Fiona our pit bull. We rode the cat and mushed through deep snow up the way to our remote cabin.
The heat was on, and we carried our supplies indoors. Our attendant would not accept a tip for his assistance. Now we are settling down.
I hiked into the snow country (snow drifted over my short Costco boots) but finally the way was too hard to go on. The trees were flocked with heavy snow. Summer will begin after the Feast usually.
I gaze out our window portals at the wide panorama of huge lake, snow on the banks and cliffs, and we are ready for the first High day Passover or Unleavened Bread and most paramount, the encouraging message.
We have fellowship with YaHOSHA and the Father, the Scripture says. Russians and other friends joined us. Most of our friends or loved-ones often have no interest in true worship. Many have substitute practices such as Communion but do not honor YaHVaH’s commanded Scriptural Feasts: namely Passover (Hebrew) Pesach.
Several of our former Pastors became angry, when hearing that we are obeying the Biblical laws were hot tempered. One was bitter, sneered and breathed like a wild animal. Another almost went through the roof. They reject the Feasts of YaHVaH, laying aside the Torah, for the traditions of men by showing contempt for the Torah of YaHVaH. It is equivalent to throwing YaHVaH’s law under the bus, and into the ditch.
In their anger and frustration they disregard the admonitions to come, worship and sup with YaHVaH and a joyful heart or spirit.
Starting out with our Scripture devotionals, we kept the first day of the Feast with gladness, sending gifts (not reciprocating) and cheerful greetings to one another. The Scriptures mainly taken from Debarim (misnomer of Deuteronomy in Greek) and Shemoth (Exodus) 23:21 “Beware of Him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.” This cannot be Moses because no man on this granite planet can pardon our sins and iniquities. We know “Him” is the Messiah.
A quick but exciting thorough study (not just ‘reading’) of Debarim 6 and 8. Next is, exercise such as walking in an area of the forest where the snow only goes over our boots, but is a tolerable foot or so of snow. We are offered skis but just walking may be sufficient. The terrain is either too tame or a little too steep and icy for Nordic skiing.
People need fellowship with YaHVaH
ZechariYah 8:20 Thus saith YaHVaH of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: 21 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before YaHVaH, and to seek YaHVaH of hosts: I will go also. 22 Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek YaHVaH of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before YaHVaH.
Each meal is eaten with some unleavened bread, such as matzo, rye crisp, pizza, pie or other. The rye crisp is especially good for the maintenance of good health.
TO YOUR HEALTH
Back in my twenties, my diet consisted of lots of junk food including cheap cheese pizzas, burgers, and broiled chicken or deep fried. As a result, my first wife contracted lymph cancer and died before she was 60. Add to her diet lots of chocolate, BUT lots of prayers and chemo!
This Passover diet will help restore our carcass back to proper health.
Some of us are adding floor exercises such as push-ups and leg scissors, stretches and bends. We can even put on a pair of skis and carefully walk around the house which runs up the systolic numbers and body heat. If we had the time and opportunity, chopping wood can warm the body, then the wood warms you. Looking forward to future feasts a little deeper into the forest and about the same altitude which helps our attitude.
1 Corinthians 11 for Passover. :28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread and drink of that cup, for he that eating and rinketh unworthily eats and drinks damnation to himself, not discern YaHOSHA's body.
For this cause, many and weak sickly among youj, and MANY SLEEP. Link to Micah 6:13. Embrasing a fake Passover may bring condemnation.
My good friend would not partake in the Passover Sedar because it was “Jewish”. He refused to even break the unleavened bread. Too bad he would not partake! Because it may have had a bearing on his cancer which led to other undesirable manifestations.
No one has brought any bad tidings of news or Christian news, so called.
We don’t ordinarily listen to any normal worldly music except for some classical. Winter music, for example, can really change the atmosphere. Once in a Christian bookstore, they were blasting us with loud jungle music. I looked at another customer, we glared at each other, “What’s wrong with this?” Contrast that with something beautiful. Many young people are tuning-out your favorite rock station in favor of better CD or MP3 music, not noise!
There is no PALM SUNDAY per say. See our study if you like or:
1 Then YaHOSHA Messiah six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. 2 There they made him a supper
Noting that Passover is Aviv 14; subtract six days, Aviv 8, the next day, is Aviv 9, the day of the meal with Miriam; anointing of and Messiah’s entry into Jerusalem on a colt. (Do the math, no Palm Sunday.)
12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that YaHOSHA was coming to Jerusalem, 13 Took branches of palm trees..
Joshua/Yasha 5:7 And their children, whom he raised up in their stead, them Joshua circumcised: for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them by the way. And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising all the people, that they abode in their places in the camp, till they were whole. And YaHVaH said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.
10 And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.
Well..it’s snowing some but will all go out to the final days of winter. A sleigh ride or snowmobile is nearby, and long icicles hang from the eves. Travel will be safe by the end of the Feast. Thank YaH!
Keep Feasts, even in an alley in Vegas or at the end of a bus line..even in a cell block with your cronies AND with YaHOSHA Messiah is much blessed! Read part of Acts 12 and 27.
Well, I went skiing after all when the owner drove around in a snow groomer and put the polish on all the ski trails. It was delightful to be in YaH’s creation, skimming along at a clip of one mile per hour.
Now before retiring, we are going to study the Feasts in Ezra and NehemiYah. Never a better blessing in YaHVaH's Kingdom.
Belief in three (instead of two) resurrections is virtually unheard of in theology. However, history records that some Sabbatarians in the Second Century believed in three resurrections:
These groups, referred to by Epiphanius (Williams, 1987) as Nazarenes or Elkasaites, professed the following beliefs: They proclaimed Messiah, Son of YaHVaH as prophet-Messiah; insisted upon the validity of the Torah & laws of ritual purity; spoke of three resurrections; professed a millennarian eschatology; looked forward to the restoration of the Temple; observed the feast of Sukkoth (Tabernacles), celebrated Passover, and observed the Sabbath; affirmed the primacy of James, brother of Messiah over Peter in the leadership of the church; and preferred the designation Nazarene over Christian (Early Judaism by Eric Meyers).
If it is indeed true that the Nazarenes of the Second Century are our spiritual ancestors, it would appear from the above quote that they believed in three resurrections. One can assume that they believed in three resurrections in similitude to what the old WCG taught
(viz., 1st resurrection of the saints; 2nd resurrection of the majority of mankind who were not called to salvation in this life; 3rd resurrection to eternal death of the wicked).
Alternatively, they may have meant that YaHOSHA’s resurrection was the first, the resurrection of the saints will be the second, and the resurrection at the end of the millennium was the third. More investigation is required in this regard to ascertain with certainty exactly what they believed pertaining to the third resurrection.
There were three Old Testament resurrections (I Kings 17:17-24; II Kings 4:32-37, 13:20-21); three by YaHOSHA (Luke 7:11-17; Mark 5:35-43; John 11); and three after YaHOSHA’s death (Matthew 27:51-53; Acts 9:36-41, 20:9-10). Bullinger, in "Number in Scripture" goes so far as to state: three is the number of resurrection (page 111) because YaHOSHA rose the third day; He was perfected on the third day; He was crucified at the third hour or 9 AM; for three hours darkness shrouded the region at the time of His crucifixion (of the six hour period); He raised three persons from the dead; and it was on the Third day that the earth was caused to rise up out of the waters in Genesis. contributed by Craig White on Giving and Sharing.
The Feast of Tabernacles pictures the Millennium, the time of abundance, the great harvest time. Everyone wants to be in YaH's Kingdom. Passover is the chief pilgrimage Feast of the three Feasts for many people.
Look forward to New Jerusalem. Through the sacrifice of the Messiah and His blood, putting sin out of our lives, obeying YaH, receiving His Spirit and overcoming, pictured by Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, and Pentecost. This requires work. No great fall harvest is reaped without work. The carnal-minded person wants the benefits of YaH's Kingdom (Tabernacles) without going through the work to obtain it (Passover Feast).
It takes YaHVaH's Spirit working in us, to be a living sacrifice, Romans 12:1-2, properly keeping Passover. It takes work to put sin out of our lives that so easily besets us, truly being Unleavened Believers. It takes work to be spiritually minded. The Pure Spirit is given only as we obey Him, Acts 5:32, those who keep the true Pentecost.
Several have said, why put a burden upon YaHVaH people? Man's burdens are heavy, but the Messiah's burdens are light. Messiah said that whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it. Those who give up their lives in service and obedience to YaHVaH, seeking Him, shall save their lives.
The day of wrath is soon coming. Will we be spared as the Israelites were in Egypt, when the death angel passed at midnight? Is the blood of the Lamb sprinkled on our doorposts? Read Isaiah 26:20-21 and 31:5. Then decide for yourself what it will be: Will you keep only the High Days and not all of His Feast Days? Or, will you instead keep all of High Days and Feast Days, including the three annual Pilgrimage Feasts?
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Are Passover and Pentecost Minor Feasts?
Is one of the Three Pilgrimage Feasts more important than all the others? This is what some would have us believe. They say, "The Feast of Tabernacles is the only time when YaHVaH's people should all be together." Is this true? Messiah example, Luke 2:41-43, and that of the New Testament Church, Acts 2:1 show that Passover and Unleavened Bread and Pentecost were equally as important as the Feast of Tabernacles, John 7:2, 10, 37.
Why do some people celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles as a pilgrimage Feast, and not Passover and Pentecost? Tradition!
Did Messiah Keep the Passover?
In spite of clear Scriptural teaching on the matter, some still persist in the fanciful notion that Messiah's "Last Supper" was not a Passover meal, and that He observed it twenty-four hours earlier than the proper time.
See Mark 14:12, And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the Passover, His disciples said unto Him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the Passover? This was Tuesday evening, the beginning of Aviv (Abib) 14. This was the proper time for killing the Passover lambs, which the Jews were doing at that very time, not at 3:00 in the afternoon of Nisan 14.
In John 18:28, it says that during the trial of Messiah, early, toward the morning of Aviv 14, the Jewish leaders went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the Passover.
There are two possibilities here: the Jewish leaders kept the Passover a day later than Messiah did, or "eat the Passover" refers to the Passover haggagah, the sacrificial offerings of the Passover, eaten at the beginning of Aviv 15, mentioned in Deuteronomy 16. This latter is perhaps the best explanation of John 18:28.
There is no scriptural evidence that the Last Supper was anything but a legitimate Passover meal at the proper time.
There is no scriptural evidence that Passover lambs were to be sacrificed in the afternoon. Matthew 26:17-21 makes it very clear, Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread [first of the unleavened] the disciples came to Messiah, saying unto Him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for Thee to eat the Passover? And He said . . . I will keep the Passover at thy house with My disciples. And the disciples did as Messiah had appointed them; and they made ready the Passover. Now when the even was come, He sat down with the twelve. And as they did eat . . . .Also Mark 14:16-18; Luke 22:7-15. Luke 22:7, Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed. Not at 3:00 P.M., but shortly after sunset. Note that in Luke 22:15, Messiah says, "With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer." Messiah was not a lawbreaker who kept the Passover too early.
Those who keep the New Testament Passover service with foot washing, unleavened bread, and wine, may wish to obtain enough cups for this service. For those who keep the Passover on the beginning of Aviv/Nisan 14, using YaHVaH's Calendar (Genesis 1:14
Fermented wine, and not grape juice, is to be used for the ordinance of the Scriptural Passover. This article shows why.
Deuteronomy 32:9-10, 14, "For YaHVaH's portion is His people; Jacob is the lot of His inheritance. He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; He led him about, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye . . . . thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape."
Proverbs 20:1 tells us that "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." Some, even in the Churches have had problems in the past with alcoholism, becoming addicted to alcoholic beverages. The physical and mental addiction to alcohol is a mighty strong temptation. If, through the help of the Almighty, one has overcome alcohol addiction, normally he must abstain completely from alcohol or he could lapse into his former habit. For a former addict, even one drink could possibly drag him back into alcoholism.
Should a former alcoholic be required to take fermented grape wine for the Scriptural Passover service? The Creator is more powerful than the most enslaving addiction.
According to the former alcoholic's faith should it be. If he has the faith, the Eternal can give him the strength to take the little wine for Passover, and not return to alcoholic addition. If he does not have the faith, he should consult the ministry, who in compassion should make available a non-alcoholic alternative. This in no way is a compromise with YaHVaH's Truth. The ministry should help build up the members' faith, not destroy it! It is a shame that some Sabbath-keeping ministers have actually promoted alcoholism, by putting pressure on former alcoholics to drink wine. Generally, this should not be done. Romans 14.
However, this consideration should not lead us to create a "multiple choice" Passover service, with wine and grape juice regularly available as the members so desire. If one does not have a problem with alcoholism, there is no other valid consideration, since the Scriptures is abundantly clear that YaHVaH intends us to use wine for Passover.
Sunday morning breakfast replaced YaHOSHA’s Passover. Some Pastors cry “legalist, Pharisee! Denies we are separate believers and individuals growing at different rates of time. (See definition of Pharisee in TLV Index). "Come out of Her My people. "
Join us for the Keeping the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Paul said "Therefore let us KEEP the Feast."
1 Corinthians 5:8. Acts 18:21 regarding a Feast of YaHVaH, "I must by ALL MEANS hasten..to KEEP this Feast" Pentecost/Shavout.
Scriptural New Year of YaHVaH Aviv 1 --- Numbers 10:10. All Dates begin evening before. Not a High Day. It takes more time for some to learn correct Names, Sabbaths, Calendar, New Moon, New Year. Study and have mercy. Believers grow at different levels.
These dates are normally for the Northern areas of the Earth including Jerusalem.
We need to draw attention to inadvertent errors. Cover-ups do not sneak-past the attention of YaHVaH. He says 'Liars (chronic ones) shall wind-up in the lake of fire'.
After we have served our family and our own health, the Highest Spiritual priority, once we are saved, is Keep the Feast of Pesach/Passover. Search for fellowships and leaders who are more Torah obedient and hopefully are filled with the Spirit, the Ruach ha Kadosh.
Acts 20:16-31 During the era of the Emissaries, the time of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread was the high point of the spiritual year, the most important and well-attended of the Three Annual Pilgrimage Feasts. the Feast of Unleavened Bread still kept 27 years after the Savior’s resurrection and now thousands of years.
Passover evening Aviv 14 Exodus 12. Vs 6 "shall kill it in the evening (or 'between the evenings') does not change the Passover (commonly 'lord's day) to Aviv 15. If YaHVaH intended the Passover meal to be observed later than the evening of Aviv 14, then He would have stated "Aviv 15". When He said Aviv 14, did He really mean to say, Aviv 15, and 'listen to the sages' with secret info." :14 And this day shall be unto you for a MEMORIAL to YHVH..forever. Vs 15: "Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread, even the first day (Aviv 15)..." Ex 12:42 'It is a night to be much observed unto YHVH for bringing them out of bondage..This is the ordinance of the Passover (week) no stranger shall eat thereof but..."
We ask the Ruach ha Kadosh to reveal hidden sin in our lives. As we physically clean-up our home, car and property we become aware that we are not able to fully remove ALL leaven. The world has imitated Unleavened Bread and substitute Spring Cleaning. So it is if we are striving to repent of all sin. Without the Ruach or Spirit of
YaHVaH, in our human power we cannot KNOW what sin is. First we ought to study the Torah in the Scriptures, especially Leviticus and Deuteronomy: Laws about sexual, relational and other behaviors. Once the Spirit opens our heart and ears to YaHVaH’s truth, and He enables us to overcome sin, and we ask for the unmerited favor and forgiveness by the shed blood of YaHOSHA Messiah, we are confident that our tabernacle is clean. YaHVaH through His Son, YaHOSHA makes us clean, white as snow.
Festival/Feast Days OUTLINEfrom Lev.23 & Exodus 23
PassoverMessiah's Sacrifice Begins YaHVaH's Master Plan. Egypt is a TYPE of sin. Leavening of pride and sin. YaHVaH’s memorial: Bread, wine, foot-washing. Passover pictures the death of Messiah, Son of YaHVah, our Passover Lamb for the remission of sins that are past. Pilgrimage command to travel to the Feast. Ex 23:14.
Feast of Unleavened Bread- Repentance in YaHVaH's Master Plan. Repentance from dead works and unlawfulness, then do baptism. First and last days are high days with cooking allowed but no other work during high days..
"Breaking bread" ( G740 artos) Eating, not communion.
Act_2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart.. (So this passage cannot be used to prove Passover is done away and substituted with Sunday morning breakfast communion.)
Co 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even YaHOSHA our Passover is sacrificed for us:
1Co 5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
1Co 5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
WHEN do we keep the Feast? Passover Night Aviv 14.
Unleavened Bread Aviv 15 through 21 (also called Nisan). Resurrection Day Aviv 17.
Unleavened Bread-Passover season. The Scriptural Calendar New Year: Aviv 1-1
Please note that the Equinox 3/20 and therefore the 1st New Moon - New Year will follow it . Ex12:1
IsaiYah 66:22 and ZechariYah 14 "..ALL flesh shall go up" Exodus 23:14 "Three times a year shall keep a feast unto me. All men shall appear before me."
We shall all go up to Feast with YaHVaH at Passover!
New Year of YaHVaH Numbers 10:10. (All Dates begin evening before. Depends on sighting of moon, which is not Astrology; it is Astronomy, two different things.)
Astrology is idolotry. Astronomy is study of stars.
All dates depend on the sighting of the NEW MOON. The conjunction is considered to be "No Moon At All". Genesis 1:14, Exodus 12:1-2.
Keep the FEAST of PASSOVER 2 Kings 23,
First pilgrimage of the New Year of 3 pilgrimages.
Unleavened Bread Aviv 15 through 21 (also called Nisan)
beginning at sunset - 1st High Day
2nd Passover Service: One month later.. WWW.TruthOfYahweh.org for New Moon times in the Southern area. Northern area is often day later. Northern Hemisphere from Equator to North Pole. (Read about this Second Feast farther below.)
FEAST OF WEEKS starting the evening before. The correct day when the fifty days are completed FROM true Wavesheaf of the new wheat crop. Second pilgrimage of the New Year. In 7th Roman month. Count begins FROM 'day zero' until the omer is completely counted.
KEEP THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES or Succot. ZechariYah 14, Leviticus 23:33, IsaiYah 66:22 and Col 2:16.
Yom Teruah, Feast of Trumpets, the New Moon of the Seventh Month, a high day. Depends on the sighting of the New (not old) Moon Crescent. See above.
The Feast (Day) of Atonement starts the night going into Tishrei 10. There is no working, and no eating or drinking on that day, for those whose health will allow a total fast.
Feast of Trumpets, Yom Teruah/Trumpets; Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur; Feast of Sukkot or Tabernacles and Last Great Day. Set aside the second tithe (10%) if you have income, into a separate place. This is for pilgrimage Feasts and Levites. See Debarim 14:22.
The Feast of Tabernacles-Sukkot
Join us for eight days studying, praising, praying, feasting, and preparing to sup with the Savior. He will return soon. This is a rehearsal for the consummation with the Messiah. This High Day called That Last Great Day. John 7. Will be announced at same location for Tabernacles.
Funding is from the "second tithe". See Deuteronomy 14:22-27. Proof for keeping the Feasts of YaHVaH given on this site and above.
Keep the Feast of Passover (Hag) Feast see 2 Kings 23.
Luke 2:34 “And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Miriam His mother, ‘Behold,this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in The Chosen Land; and for
A SIGN WHICH SHALL BE SPOKEN AGAINST.”
Matthew 12:40 “..no sign shall be given to it but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Counting from the end of Aviv (Nisan) 14 to the end of Aviv 17, Aviv 14 to 17 were those three nights and three days.
Although there are formulas to calculate the Mashiach death, burial and resurrection, here is a plain formula: YaHOSHA was impaled on Aviv 14
and was buried in the tomb, he was dead three days and three nights, and he arose three days later on Aviv 17, Matthew 12:38-40 and 28:1. Savior’s death was the end of Aviv 14, His resurrection end of Aviv 17.
Each year, Aviv 14 and 17 fall on certain dates of the month, not on certain days of week. YaHOSHA rose from the grave giving eternal life to those who will receive Him.
The sequence also involves the "buying of spices", "preparing and bringing of spices". The spices to anoint Mashiach were bought on the sixth day. They
brought the spices to the tomb, on the first day of the week, Sunday, after YAHOSHA the Son arose on Aviv 17.
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth YaHOSHA Mashiach and shalt believe in thine heart that YaHVaH hath raised Him from the DEAD, thou shalt be saved."
Romans 10:9 The Son of YaHVaH really WAS dead.
1 Cor 15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel...for I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that YaHOSHA died for our sins according to the scriptures (found in Matthew 12:38): And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
His burial and resurrection: That type is found here in 1 Cor 10:2 “...All were immersed unto Moshe in the cloud and in the sea...and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed, and that Rock was Messiah.” That is one of the many simple proofs that YHVH of the so-called “Old Testament” is YHVH of the so-called NT, newer Testament or new Testament of YaHVaH.
A clue about the timing is Yochanon 11:9, "Are there not twelve hours in the day?"
Luke 2:34; Jonah 1:17; Dan 9:26; Hosea 6:2; Acts 9:9. Think of whether Shaul was three days without sight or like everything else today, is this also allegorical and was it only a day and a half?
Prophecy: There isn't any scripture that foretells that His death burial or resurrection would change His Separated rest day, the Seventh Day Shabbat (Sabbath) to Sunday. But actually some TRIED to change YHVH’s set-apart day! Yereboam attempted to change the Feastday. 1 Kings 12:32a "And Yereboam ordained a feast in the eight month, on the fifteenth day of the month, LIKE UNTO THE FEAST THAT IS IN YAHUDAH
and he offered upon the altar”. Sukkoth in seventh month.
Danieyl (Daniel) 7:25: “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws...” Ha Satan uses world leaders to cast error into teaching.
Next was the official change of the Fourth Commandment by the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) from Sabbath to Sunday, the venerable day of the sun.
YaHVah beckons us to His Feasts in Vayyiqra/Lev 23.
If you have never celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles, you are in for a real blessing and eye-opener! See ZecharYah 14, too. The Feasts of YaHVah are for our learning, enjoyment, and for being equipped to reign with Him in His
The main current dilemna is man fixes a "day" rather than the proper "date" for Messiah's resurrection. They erroneously say that Easter Sunday does away with the Sabbath and the Torah of YaHVaH.
If we properly understand that Messiah died on the tree at Calvary and was buried in the tomb three nights and three days (Matthew 12:38-40) from Aviv 14 to 17 then you know the resurrection date was not a day of the week (S-day) but a date of the month, Aviv 17. "Easter Sunday" would be Aviv 18, or for some Aviv 16 not AVIV 17 of the Scriptural Month. Did Messiah come to do away with the Torah, or to magnify the Torah?
In certain situations there is a second Passover. Study Scriptures in Numbers 9:5-14. Then 2 Chronicles 30.
This second chance is for Passover and Unleavened Bread Feast only and does not apply to all the other Feast days. YaHOSHA is the Messiah, the merciful Mighty One of the Second Chance.
New Moon lesser-light. Gen 1:14.
Seven Sins in the Congregation
The answer has little to do with Feast keeping and has everything to do with our behavior and attitudes right now. Read the whole page before you leave us please.
Feast of Unleavened Bread is also called Passover:
Ezekiel 45:21 "In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the Passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten."
Matthew 26:17 "Now the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Messiah, saying unto Him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the Passover?"
1 Corinthians 5:7-8 "Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Messiah our Passover is a slaughter-offering for us: Therefore let us keep the Feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth."
Colossians 2:16-17 refers to the Feast Days as "a shadow of the things to come." "Let no man judge you in the keeping of the New Moons, Feasts and Sabbath which ARE a shadow of things to come, but the body of Messiah".
Mankind does not like to come to grips with his own sin. It is time to reckon to YaHOSHA. Repent, confess that your sins and all your guilt are washed away.
UNLEAVENED BREAD SCRIPTURES:
2 Chronicles 30 and 35
1 Corinthians 5 Keeping the Feast
1 Corinthians 11:13, 30; 15:5-6 Separation and spirit of
2 Corinthians 6:14
Hosea 12:5 YaHosha our Passover
Luke 22:16 Footwashing - We are joyful when you do this.
John 13 Foot-washing; 19:14
Feast of Pentecost Filling of the Pure Spirit; being enabled to keep His Torah. Laying on of hands for receipt of Pure Spirit. Being filled with the Ruach ha Kadosh. Desiring spiritual gifts. No work. Counting FROM Wavesheaf-Sunday 50 days and 7 weeks. The count finishes at END of the Sunday or First Day; count is complete and following day celebrated. Pilgrimage travel.
Day of TrumpetsMessiah Must Come Again; Seven Last Trumps. The Last Trumpet announcing the millennium. Resurrection of the dead; No work: High Day Lev. 23
Day of Atonement -One with YaHVaH.Emphasizes Savior's Atoning Blood. Day of Atonements; Eternal judgment. Hebrew “Yom Kippurim ”fasting 24 hours" Prayer, Bible Study, meditation, and spiritual fellowship are our spiritual food during this annual "Sabbath of Sabbaths." It is a Divine Appointment; Moed;
Sabbath of Sabbaths, Hebrew “Shabbat “
Pure Convocation Mikra Kodesh and
Most Pure Kodesh Kodeshim
Solemn Assembly (Hebrew) Atsereth
Afflicting the Soul, Fasting = No Food or Drink, no work, Day of Cleansing From Sin, Climax of Ten Days of Repentance (by tradition), Initiates 50th Jubilee Year, Turning Back, Return, Azazel, Putting Away of Satan, At-one-ment, Man is Made at One with YaHVaH. Reconciliation of Yah to His People after putting away the Deceiver and Adversary -- Satan the Devil.
Psalm 32:1, "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered."
Feast of TabernaclesProphecy, a shadow of "Things to Come", TABERNACLE, DWELL with Messiah; Perfection. The principles of the doctrine of Messiah are taught. Build sukkot or booths and dwell in them seven days. First and last are High Days with no work allowed. Pilgrimage travel. Zech 14. Work okay on non highs.
Last Great Day. The final Judgment period. The unlearned shall be taught. IsaiYah 65. Most Feast references are in IsaiYah.
(Fill in the blanks:) "In the last day, that _____ ___ of the feast, Messiah stood and cried, saying, If any man ______, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his _____ shall flow ______ of ______ water," John 7:37-39. New Beginnings! Resurrection to life of all the dead who never knew the truth; for them to have their opportunity for salvation and being set-apart.
Three Feast Times, Chag.
A PACIFIC NORTHWEST FEAST:
TsephanYah would like to join others in our local area for Feast days. I invite other like-minded believers and seekers to meet together in spirit and in truth. In praising YaHVaH, we should not have to be distant from each other. Email and contact us about future Feasts.
TREVOR BAKER Cowboy singing for World-Wide repentance. Most of his songs will stir-up your spirit.
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Send an Email soon and see you at the dress rehearsal or the real Tabernacle Feast in ZechariYah 14.