(The Pilgrimage Feast)
PENTECOST; SHAVOUT; Second "chag" travelling Feast.
Shavout-Feast of Weeks-Pentecost
Study Vy 23; Ex 23:16; 34:22; Nu 9:9;15:24; 28:16; Deut 16:9; 31:12; 12:15; Gen 18:8.
(At the Feast)
Deut 16:9; 31:12; 12:15; Gen 18:8
(Genesis 1:14 to 18) 50 minutes
Feast of Trumpets, Yom Teruah will fall on 10/2017 tba.
Day of Atonement is 10/xx/2017
Feast of Sukkot or Tabernacles 2017 TBA
SABBATH RESTING AND TORAH: YaHVaH's Law
The Sabbath is first mentioned in Gen/Ber 2:2-3, and it is always YaHVaH's rest day. It is a Scriptural Feast. This is from studying Heb. 4 and Torah. No work; sometimes no servile work as FOW, Trumpets.
Number 15:30-36 "And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moshe and Aharon, and unto all the congregation. 34 And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him. 35 And YaHVaH said unto Moshe, The man shall be surely put to death: All the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp. 36 And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as YaHVaH commanded Moshe."
"Gathering sticks" sounds pretty innocent. Could that be such a big deal as to stone the old man? In the Protestant world we ask our Creator, "Hey, come on, what's such a big deal?" I wonder if gathering sticks is kind of like gathering moss? No! Well, what is the Hebrew word for “sticks” here?
H6086. "H" for Hebrew 'ETS' pronounced "ates". From Strongs Concordance: "From H6095; a tree...hence wood (plural sticks) + carpenter...pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood."
Do you get the picture? This man wasn't gathering-up a little kindling for granny who was freezing to death. He was LOGGING! That is quite a difference. Although technically kindling a fire is sin. Kindling often takes a lot of effort and coaxing. Tending a fire is also work. How much does it take to impale YaHVaHOSHA afresh on the stake? Only one sin.
Hebrews/Ibrim 13:8 "YaHOSHA Messiah the same, yesterday, to day and forever". His standard never changes but man changes with his weak fickle soul.
Hebrews/Ibrim 4 "There therefore remaineth a keeping of the Shabbat to the people of YaHVaH."
Gen/Ber 15:26-26 "...and wilt give ear to His commandments (Ex 20), and keep all His statutes (not given until Ex 21), I will put none of these…I am YaHVaH that healeth.”
In the false belief called dispensationalism or incrementalism against the Torah it is held that the Shabbat and Torah weren't until Mt. Sinai with the giving of the Ten Commandments at Exodus 20. Why then are we seeing these commands prior to Ex 20? This is because Torah, the law, has been from everlasting TO everlasting. When Cain murdered Abel it was sin. If no law had been in place from the beginning, murder could not have been a sin.
FIRST PLACE OF MENTION
Do you establish doctrine by Shaul/Paul's letters? Or should study the sources Shaul had available at the time of the Twelve Apostles? Yes we should first understand the Torah, that's the basic law of YaHVaH. Then when Romans 14 or other comes to mind, we won't read our blinded Protestant theology into the Scripture passage.
Pure doctrine cannot be understood by personal observation only. Truth is revealed while we read the Word by the Spirit of YaHVaH.
Why hasn’t the Seventh Day Sabbath of Genesis been changed to the first day of the week? There is no prophecy that foretells such a change in the Commandments. The venerable day of the sun is the first of the week. The first day of the week is not YAHVAH’s separated day. Firstfruits/Pentecost is counted FROM the wavesheaf day so it always falls on the second of the week and not on Sunday, the day of the sun.
Wasn’t Messiah YaHOSHA risen from the dead on Aviv 18, the first of the week? No! In any year, remember He died on Aviv 14 and was resurrected on Aviv 17. Reading Matthew 12:38-40, 28:1 and DaniYah 9:27 easily proves this.
If keeping the Sabbath were the "curse of the law" Satan would tempt us to obey the Torah and keep the Sabbath days.
If we are walking in the Way, the Truth and the Life, living according to the Scriptures, then we can come to the Feasts. We will enjoy spritual fellowship with YaHVaH's wonderful people. If you have been backslidding, consider the price. Would we want to loose out on that great Wedding Supper with the Redeemer of Yisrael? Think on these things.
THE RESURRECTION OF YaHOSHA ha MASHIACH
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Yahosha Mashiach and shalt believe in thine heart that YaHVaH hath raised Him from the DEAD, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9
YaHVaH’s death burial resurrection: 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."
YaHVaH of the so-called "Old Testament" is YaHVaH of the newer Testament or newer writings of YaHVaH.
Although there are formulas to calculate the Mashiach death, burial and resurrection, here is a plain formula:
Aviv 14 death and burial
Aviv 17 resurrection of Messiah
Aviv 14 and 17 fall on various days of the week.
YaHoSHA Mashiach was impaled on Aviv 14 and was buried in the tomb, he slept and was dead three days and three nights, and he arose three days later on Aviv 17. Look up Matthew 12:38-40 and 28:1. Messiah rose from the grave giving eternal life for 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 and prepared on the sixth day, Aviv 16. They BROUGHT the spices to the tomb after YHVH the Son arose, on the first day of the week, Aviv 18. Go to WWW.GiveShare.Org for complete details. Remember to mentally change any pagan names for YaHVaH on that site.
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 Paul was three days without sight or like everything else today, is this also allegorical and was it only a day and a half?
Next is the change of the Fourth Commandment by the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) from Sabbath to Sunday, which is the venerable day of the sun. It is an administration problem: Not of RCC church members.
In prophecy there isn't any scripture which foretells that His death, burial or resurrection would change His Separated rest day, the Seventh Day Shabbat (Sabbath). But actually some tried to change YHVH’s set-apart day! Yereboam tried to change the day. 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".
DaniYah (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…"
How are we any different from nominal Christians? We cannot even tolerate tough times and religious trials of our faith; there is no testing or refining, no discernment, no religion and no Covenant relationship with YaHVaH. "Nominal" means "in name only".
We must respect and follow YaHVaH’s Torah. This is found from Genesis/Bereshith through Deuteronomy/Debarim, through MattithYahu and the Sermon on the Mount, to The Revelation at the end of chapter twenty-two. Repent! Hallel YaHVah!
One Church of God minister said, "The Sabbath is not binding for today" and proceeded with his no-rules, no structure agenda. There was agreement from several of their religious leaders. No one objected. YaHVaH's sheep can be naive.
One problem does not negate the entire organization, however.
Others have temptations with watching television, playing almost any game or vacuuming the church on the Sabbath. This is transgression.
MISCONCEPTIONS, TRADITION of the SABBATH
"I want the real thing, not just the shadows. I only want Jesus" In other words, "We agree with haSatan, we do not want the Sabbath rest". Then give up keeping the venerable day of the sun. It’s a replacement for the reality! We must read Hebrews 4 and enter into that rest.
In Col. 2 you have the shadow AND the ‘reality’: YaHVaH. Walk in a Covenant relationship with the Bridegroom,Messiah, the Father of Light.
Sabbath CONDITIONS: Exodus 20, the bare minimum, we must keep at least Sabbaths instead of the substitutes, such as Sun-day.
We are a group that shows a joyful, positive attitude. Courtesy, not rudeness. Kindness, politeness and helping others.
Do we want to be so "businesslike, rude, short" with others that they begin to isolate themselves? Pray and think before you talk. Or, let us then be silent and our words be few.
In an age when people are increasingly contentious, we may have to draw back and share our time and gifts with discretion.
Rudeness and cursing are not tolerated.
It is given that most great deals will be on Sabbath. People will beat you to yard sales, the ski swaps, first day of hunting, hunter's breakfasts, fishing and other worldly favorites. You might loose friends and be discriminated against; your business may decline. Many education classes and conditions of your employment will be scheduled on Sabbaths. I pray you will not go there, but go up to YaHVaH's people.
Guaranteed Failure: Begin transgressing the Torah, you will receive some curses. Then, on the Sabbath, try to make-up for that by making more money. You stand to loose even more. The Word promises this.
How can you catch up for your losses? Spend more and try to make more. Work 24-7. Patch-up, use band-aid solutions. Be moderate. Man's only answer is take more pills and drink Espresso. Or, trust in THE Eternal YHVH and do His will. Hold on, the blessings are yours and are many.
YaHVah beckons us to His Feasts in Vayyiqra/Lev. 23.
If you have never celebrated Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits and Feast of Tabernacles, you are in for a real eye-opener! The Feasts of YaHVah are for our learning, enjoyment, and to become equipped to reign in His
PASSOVER: Shemoth/Exodus 12:6 “And ye shall keep it up until (H5704) the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of the Chosen Nation shall kill it in the evening (H6153).”
“Even to even” or twilight in Strongs= Strongs Number H 6153.
H 6153 From H 6150; dusk:— + day, even (-ing, tide), night.
Pronounced: eh'-reb; from 6150;
Trans. & freq. in the AV— even 72 times, evening 47 times, night 4 times,
mingled 2 times, people 2 times, eventide 2 times, eveningtide 6256 2 times,
137 occurrences of Hebrew word in AV (Authorized Version)
1. evening, night, sunset a).evening, sunset b). night
Passover is kept on the evening going into the fourteen day of Aviv. Aviv is the first month in the New Year and corresponds to the common month of March or April.
UNLEAVENED BREAD -Cooking allowed-
Many Sabbath keepers borrow this instruction which permits
cooking on Unleavened Bread only to excuse themselves from any
restriction of cooking even on the Seventh Day Shabbat. They may be in error.
The mitzvoh/rule of each Feast is not transferable. But if it is
possible to use one rule from a certain feast to apply to all the
other Shabbats, then we could 1) Count Fifty before each Feast;
2) Blow with Trumpets for a calling of Feasts as if they were all
Late-summer feasts; 3) Fast for each Feast, and, eat, at the same
time! 4) Build Succoths for each Feast. All the commands for UB
such as roasting a lamb, eating bitter herbs, and getting all
leaven from our dwellings would also have to apply to other
Feasts. Also we should let our land rest every year, and apply
all the mitzvoh of the Feast of Jubilee to every Shabbat. And
that is an erroneous concept!
Shemoth/Exodus 12:15 "Seven days you shall eat unleavened
bread. Indeed on the first day, you cause leaven to cease from
your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread from the first day
until the seventh day, that being shall be cut off from
"And on the first day is a set-apart gathering, and on the
Seventh day you have a set-apart gathering. No work at all is
done in them, only that which is eaten by every being, that alone
is prepared by you. And you shall guard/keep the Feast of
FEAST OF TABERNACLES/SUCCOTH
ZekarYah 14:16, (below). This is so awesome! If you've ever been
to a beautiful National Park, such as Cedar Breaks in Utah
(National Monument), lovely Mount Rainier, Yellowstone, and had
the privilege of staying there a while, you may have had a taste
of The Feast of Tabernacles. No, this is not a wild, middle of
the summer vacation planned by mere mortals. FOT is a commanded
assembly, an invitation from YHVH to attend His convocations. Even
if the Feasts were conducted in nasty big cities with less than
those finer appointments I would love praising YHVH just as much.
A beautiful Feast was held in the 20th century in Belknap
Springs, Oregon near McKenzie Pass. Meetings are held in the
mountains of Kentucky,Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Texas, Hawaii, Alaska, Japan, AustrailYah and South Seas. The funding is from a "second tithe" and pecuniary help given to those who aren't prepared.
ZekarYah 14:16 "And it shall be that all who are left from
all the Gentiles which came up against Yerushalayim, shall go up
from year to year (I want to see Messiah more than ONCE
PER YEAR!) to bow themselves to the Sovereign, YAHVAH of hosts,
to observe the Festival of Booths/Succoth.
"And it shall be, that if anyone of the clans of the earth
does not come up to Yerushalayim to bow himself to the Sovereign,
YHVH of hosts, on them there is to be no rain. (Comment: Why
would you not want to go up? Are there any excuses not to go!)
"This is the punishment of Mitsrayim and the punishment of
all the gentiles that do not come up to observe the Festival of
Booths." Punishment: no rain? Not a good thing! YHVH won't
need to twist my arm to force me to go to His Feasts! Seventh
month (normally in the pagan months of Sept or Oct) and I'm out
of here--to be refreshed, restored, replenished, emptied-out for
YHVH and for brothers and sisters and filled-up, and not just
Spiritually either! We're talking some real earth food here,
like desserts, meats, and soft drinks. Well, can't I go on a diet
later? All right! But I'll behave myself and eat a balanced meal,
plus ALL the Spiritual food I can devour!
Verse 20 "In that day 'SET-APART TO YaHVaH' shall be engraved
on the bells of the horses. And the pots shall be like bowls before the altar.
Verse 21 "And every pot in Yerushalayim and YaHudah shall be
Set-apart to YHVH of hosts. And all those who slaughter shall
come and take them and cook in them. And there shall no longer
be a merchant (Caananite) in the House of YHVH of hosts, in that
It is not fully known about slaughter offerings in the future.
All the Feasts are yet shadows to come (Col 2:16) and they are a
type of heaven. Now they are practice rehearsals for being
literally in YaHVah's presence. Prepare for the Bridegroom, Hebrews!
**HOLIDAYS OF THE NATIONS: Galatians 4, JeremiYah 10:4. No, I won't be celebrating Christ-Mass anymore. We won't
want to "exchange" presents, or be putting the defenseless,
non-threatening, tender, "neutral" little Baby into the crib each
year. Messiah is Sovereign of sovereigns. He's not dependent on
His Momma nor the village. He is no longer a child. Matthew 3:10-12 and YeremiYah 51:33, "His fan is in His hand, and He's coming to thoroughly purge His floor. Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty YahVah, The Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, and of the INCREASE of
His GOVERNMENT there shall be no end! IsaiYah 9:6.
Roman holidays: These are large meals designed for those who enjoy over-indulgence. On the continuously running TV, Roman games and football crowd-noise is dubbed-into the federally mandated day-off.
Man condones the pagan holidays. With their endless sending (and throwing away) of holiday greeting cards, it helped to break the monotony of drab leafless winter days. They talk about their lights, shopping, charge cards, drinking and carousing. Then, those in one State might travel through several states and vise-versa to pay visits to in-laws, ex's and their children. There's the worn-out phrase "Merry Christmuss" invoked by all. The mantra is often as meaningless as another cliche, "HOW ARE YOU?" The only upbeat response is, "I'm good, wonderful, great or some such". They only want to hear a fabrication. Instead say something like, “I am blessed! My repented sins are all under the blood." And that is the truth!
ZecharYah 14 summons us to an annual convocation, Sukkoth or The Feast of Tabernacles or Booths. It is further meaningful to Believers in the New Covenant because YaHVaH sent His Son, born of a virgin, to Tabernacle with men, see Luke 2. We are invited to sup with YaHVaH at each Feast, and at these future Feasts in New Yerushalayim.
But imagine a man at the feast only going up once a year to Tabernacles or Succoth. He invites you to his campfire for a cup of coffee and fellowship. He waits another full year to fellowship with the King.
Obedient brethren enjoy the judgements or privileges not only at the joyful Feast of Tabernacles, but at every precious moment with our Savior.
Well, praise YaHVaH! What unmerited favor! What joy unspeakable! What privileges to walk in His Torah with His Commandments, Statutes and Judgments at the appointed times in Exodus and Leviticus 23!
Feasts Summary from just two Books:
IsaiaYah 1:13 “Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and Sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. 14: Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.”
66:22 “For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith YHVH, so shall your seed and your name remain. 23: And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to praise before me, saith YHVH."
Hoshea 1:11 “I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her Sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.
BUT, on the other hand, Hoshea 12:9 says, “And I that am YHVH thy maker from the land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feasts”.
First Day of Week, Prophecy about Sunday
IsaiaYah 56:22 YeshaYahVah/Isaiah had been stressing the blessings of your keeping the Shabbat. Those who know the truth of the Sabbath but prefer the first day of the week are seen at the end at Verse: 12, "Come let me bring wine and fill ourselves with strong drink.
AND TOMORROW SHALL BE AS TODAY, EVEN MUCH GREATER!"
This is like thinking that I can use the authority of the RCC to change the true Sabbath from 7th to 1st day, so I can feel good about myself and do anything I “please on the 7th day”. Of course there may be effort put forth on the first day to praise YaHVaH. It is a man-made observance, albeit we did it in ignorance.
REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY: "Holy days" Substituted for Feasts:
1 KINGS 12:32 "And Yeraob'am performed a festival in the fifteenth
Day of the eight month, like the festival that was in YaHudah,
and he offered on the altar. :33 "And he made offerings on the
altar which he had made at Beyth El on the fifteenth day of the
Eighth month, in the month, which he had devised in his, own heart.
And he performed a festival for the children of Yisra'el and
offered on the altar and burned incense." Yerob’am was one of the
first "replacement theologians". He substituted a popular
holiday for YHVH's commanded separated Feasts, the beautiful
Feast of Tabernacles. Scriptural Feasts make us UN-popular with the
crowd, but right in YahVah's eyes! Agree with YaHVaH, we submit to the authority of the Scriptures. Agree with the world's system and we submit to the authority of haSatan.
1 Corinthians 16:2 "On the first day of the week, let each one of
you set aside store storing up whatever he is prospered, (Why?) so that there are no collections when I come." (nothing about "having church" here.)
Shaul did not want any work done collecting food on the Shabbat. But on the first day (or any other weekday) it is permissible to labor.
CALENDAR ERRORS: Tekufah Equinox versus Aviv:
It is a mistake to reckon the Scriptural New Year by observing the barley only. Genesis 1:14-18 The sun and the moon determine seasons such as Sukkot. Barley and Aviv are not mentioned in these cases.
Wheat takes four months to mature; barley takes less. Grapes are picked in the summer. Hybrid varieties can vary; Farmers can manipulate the maturing time. This also happens in Jerusalem areas.
Our family keeps the New Year and New Moon AFTER Equinox or “tekufah” the turn of the year, not according to tradition. See the study “Tekufah” about the “revolution” or “turning of the year". This is not idolatrous Astrology, but more of a matter of Astronomy.
Right time: See Lev 23. Revolution of the year determines the New Year. Genesis 1:14 Sun and moon and not agriculture determine most of the appointed times.
Lev 23:15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: 16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto YaHVaH.”
Thinking of Counts: While standing, take three steps. Are we at the first step yet? We are at ZERO. Now move away three complete steps: ONE...TWO...THREE steps.
When a count of FIFTY is INclusive, we arrive at a different day. When the count is Exclusive, we have a distinctive day.
We fully count FROM the day the sheaf was waved. The question is "Do we include in the count, the day we are counting from at "zero" or, wait until the end of that day at 24 hours, and let the count begin then? Perhaps we should not INCLUDE the first day of the count, but EXCLUDE the day, at the end until that day is complete.
Right place: YAHVAH chooses to place His Name there. Future New Jerusalem and in our hearts. Save the second tithe, ten per-cent of possible income.
Some keep Feast of Weeks around Memorial Day, others in 6th month, still others in the beginning of the 8th. The reason is based on Leviticus 23 where it talks about counting seven weeks and then count 50 days from the wave Sheaf so then the next day the second day of the week begins the count.
Whatever calendar you have researched, the Scriptures are not clear to most people on YaH's timing. This is a grey area, and we need to be vague if the Scripture is vague. While we do not compromise to please man, we do not impose our vague understanding on others.
Be at peace with your sister and brother.
If we can politely discuss, charitably, maturly without loosing control of the emotions, we might discuss this important issue of the calendar.
Delight in YaHVaH at His specified Feast days.
They are in Leviticus 23. Be blessed! IsaiYah 61:10 Put on "Robe of righteousness" as a bridgroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. John 15:22. Greatly rejoice and be joyful in YaHVaH. by YaHVaH Yahweh
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Passover - How to Lead this Feast in Your Assembly -
Pentecost - Shavout - Feast of Weeks; Please just read the Scriptures above.
Shavout (from the Feast Camp ) Let us study more. Here will be a gathering for those who are disposed to keep the Feast according to this manner.
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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. (Ceremonially defiled.)
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"? Great composition and song!
Second Unleavened Bread Feast
The non High-days are still observed with an assembly each day but some work allowed. We were to unleaven ourselves, land, properties at the first month before Passover Feast of each year.
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