The Feast of Tabernacles pictures the Millennium, the time of abundance, the great harvest time. Everyone wants that. Everyone wants to be in YaH's Kingdom. So it is not surprising that the Feast of Tabernacles 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 work 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?
PREPARING FOR PASSOVER
While it is very important that we get the leaven out of our borders Exodus 12, 1 Corinthians 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 YaHosha'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.
SCRIPTURES FOR PESACH
55:22 Cast thy burden upon YaHVaH and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved..
Be merciful Psalm 56; PSALMS 58-68:
Passover Psalm 111-116
State of the Dead: Psalm 115-116
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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 was 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. From http://www.giveshare.org/newsletter/index.html contributed by Craig White
"Nazarene Israel" original faith of the Apostles by Norman Willis. of www.NazareneIsrael.org
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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!
"THEREFORE LET US KEEP THE FEAST"
Join us for the Keeping the Feast of Unleavened Bread all seven days by viewing this site. Feast Calendar below.
Paul said in Acts 18:21 regarding a Feast of YaHVaH,
"I must by ALL MEANS hasten..to KEEP this Feast" "Therefore let us KEEP the Feast." 1 Corinthians 5:8
PASSOVER 4-MESSAGES ON HEBREW EXPRESSIONS Idioms and Nuances:
NEW A friendly visit; Passover Afterglow
Aviv 17 Resurrection Day!
See the study "Tekufah" sun, not barley, determines time.
FEASTS CALENDAR 2018
WHEN do we keep the Feast? Passover Night Aviv 14.
Unleavened Bread Aviv 15 through 21 (also called Nisan). Resurrection Day Aviv 17 end of 4/2/2018 to 4/3/2018.
Unleavened Bread, Pesach 4/1 to 4/7/2018.
Feast of Weeks/Firstfruits/Pentecost. 7-9-18 !
Feast of Trumpets, Yom Teruah tentatively on 9/11/2018. Day of Atonement should be 9/20 and Feast of Sukkot or Tabernacles 9-25 to 10/2 LGD approximately. 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.
REST, KEEP, CELEBRATE THE FEASTS OF YAHVAH OUR MAKER!
IsaiYah 66:22 and ZechariYah 14 "..ALL flesh shall go up" Exodus 23:14 Gentlemen "Three times a year shall keep a feast unto me. 17 All men shall appear before me."
We shall all go up to Feast with YaHVaH at Passover!
New Year of YaHVaH 3/18/2018 --- 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.)
At this point in our understanding, All dates are depending on the sighting of the NEW MOON. The conjunction is considered to be "No Moon At All". Genesis 1:14, Exodus 12
Keep the FEAST of PASSOVER 2 Kings 23,
Passover Service at previous sunset of 3/17 to 3/18.
Passover Feast is: 4/1 to 4/7 tentatively.
First pilgrimage of the New Year of 3 pilgrimages.
Unleavened Bread Aviv 15 through 21 (also called Nisan)
beginning at sunset - 1st High Day 4/1/2018
2nd Passover Service: One month later..4/29 to 5/6/18 WWW.TruthOfYahweh.org for New Moon times in the Southern Hemisphere. Northern hemisphere is a day later normally. (Read about this 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. 7/9/2018 Not a typo.
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-dead) Moon Crescent.
The Feast (Day) of Atonement starts the night going into 9/20. There is no working, and no eating or drinking on that day, for those whose health will allow a total fast.
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 consumation with the Messiah. This High Day called That Last Great Day. John 7. Will be announced if another location.
Funding is from the "second tithe". See Deuteronomy 14:22-27 and WWW.Giveshare.Org. Proof for keeping the Feasts of YaHVaH given on this site and above.
Keep the Feast of Passover hag Feast see 2 Kings 23.
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Although man uses many calendars, HezekiYah offers
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 only be Aviv 15, or for some Aviv 16 at the latest, not AVIV 17 of the Scriptural Month. Did Messiah come to do away with the Torah, or to magnify the Torah?
Passover - "How to Lead this Feast in Your Assembly"
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SECOND CHANCE Feast of Unleavened Bread
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. Remember Larnelle Harris with "Second Chance"? Also hear "The Other Woman".
New Moon lesser-light. Gen 1:14.
Seven Sins in the Congregation Today
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.
Polluted bread for Passover **
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.
This humorous story illustrates the point, from WWW.Giveshare.Org: (see Articles)
When a rural preacher returned after visiting a distant city, a parishioner met him at the train station. "How are things out our way, John?" the preacher asked. "Sad, sir. A cyclone came and wiped out my house." "Dear, dear," cried the preacher. "Well, I'm not surprised. You remember I warned you about the way you had been living? Punishment for sin is inevitable. Disasters never come without due cause." "It also destroyed your house, sir," said John. "It did?" The preacher was horrified. "Ah, me, the ways of the YaHVaH are past human understanding."
Sin applies to each and every one of us, even that proud Internet preacher with virtual congregations.
UNLEAVENED BREAD SCRIPTURES:
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 - You are joyful when you do this.
John 13 footwashing; 19:14
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.
** Here is our disclaimer about all ministries: "No ministry is completely perfect. It is up to you to become mature in the Faith and to study it out. You are responsible for what you study." I hope your Feast is a real blessing!
Send an Email soon and see you at the dress rehearsal or the real Feast in ZechariYah 14.
Shalom! Thank You! TsephanYah
Writer, Pastor -TsephanYah Eber