Stephen Colbert was making fun of a group of Christians who were setting dates as to when the earth would end. Unfortunately, this has become so ridiculous I don’t blame him for laughing at yet another group that stated the world would end October 7th or 8th. Many have been upset over Mark Blitz and John Hagee’s books on blood moons, but I am thankful that at least these men have opened the eyes to the Christian world that there are Feast days.
“But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” Mark 13:32 KJB.
REALLY? Is that completely true? What about these verses that explain to us how we can narrow it down and be on watch every year at a certain time. Let’s look at that.
“Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like A THIEF in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. BUT YOU, brothers and sisters, ARE NOT IN DARKNESS so that this day should surprise you like a thief.” 1 Thessalonians 5:1-4 KJV. There is a people not in darkness, a people who will be ready and know when he is returning. And then there are the people mentioned in Revelations 3, “But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.” 3:3 KJB.
Some believers will know and some will not know. Yes, some will not be alarmed because they are awake and they see the answers in The Feast days. This means that every year at the time of the fall they are preparing for His return. It doesn’t mean they are predicting THE YEAR.
Have you ever wanted to be able to read the Bible with clarity and understanding? What about hard books to digest like Daniel and Revelations?
I once was perplexed by this verse and wanted to know its meaning. “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.” Revelations 8:1 KJB. Did you know there is one day before a certain Feast day when no Shofar is blown and there is silence?
This blog is going to be simple. I see many people writing blogs and using terms like Sukkot, Pesach, Shavuot, and so forth and for many this is difficult for them to understand. There is still a group of people inside Christianity who have no idea what we are talking about, and they are joined to the hip with their King James Bibles. I also sense that they fear anything Jewish and consider it bondage and legalism. I wanted to do a simple blog for them and only use the King James text and also explain when “Jewish” and everything Jew originated.
After reading several blogs written by pastors and teachers this past week of Sukkot, I was saddened by the lack of understanding I still see from mainstream Christianity and I was grieved by the words written in ignorance to condemn those of us who celebrate HIS Feast.
The first thing I would like to start with is the Feast days themselves. These are all listed in your Bible in Leviticus 23 among other places. The Lord Adonai works in an order and He uses the number 7 for the order. There are 7 Feast. Passover is called Pesach in Hebrew (redeeming blood, Sacrifice and the death of Yeshua. Then there is Unleavened Bread (Sanctification and burial of Jesus-Yeshua. Next is Firstfruits/ grain harvest (Resurrection of the Messiah). And then the Feast of weeks or Shavuot known as Pentecost in Christianity.
These 4 Feast from Leviticus have been fulfilled! Yay! The Creator said they would happen and they did. He kept His promise and sent the Messiah. These Feast happen in the Spring/Summer, but the ones that happen in the fall have not come to pass yet. And so we wait.
So when The Lord gave these Feast to the children of Israel he said they were to keep them FOREVER. Another interesting thing He said was that they were HIS Feast. Let’s look at that. “Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.” Leviticus 23:2 KJB.
Some may say but isn’t that a JEWISH thing? Let’s go into detail here and see if this is a Jewish thing and if the apostles were still keeping them and teaching the gentiles to keep them long after Jesus –Yeshua ascended up in the clouds.
“One law (Torah) shall be to him that is home born, and unto the foreigner who sojourns among you. Exodus 12:49 KJB”
“Ye shall have one manner of law (Torah), as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 24:22 KJB.
“And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the Passover unto the LORD; according to the ordinance of the Passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.” Numbers 9:14 KJB.
Galatians 3:28 says, “There is neither Jew nor Greek…” KJB.
So, we have two or three statements here confirming that it was not just Jews He was giving this to. Also, remember Jew is only one tribe from Jacob’s sons. Judah is where the name Jew comes from. After the death of King Solomon, the nation of Israel was split into two parts. We had the Kingdom of Judah and the Kingdom of Israel. The word Jew is not even found in your King James Bible until the book of Esther.
The “Jews” were not grafted into a new religion called Christianity… but we were grafted into a “Jewish” faith. Paul said, “And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being A WILD OLIVE TREE, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.” Romans 11:17-18 KJB.
Jesus-Yeshua kept all the Feast days. His apostles did too and they taught others to keep them, yes, even GENTILES. Look them up for yourselves. Here are just a few scriptures. Acts 20:6, 1 Corinthians 16:8, Acts 27:9, 1 Corinthians 5:6-8. Also, Acts chapter 2 is all about a Feast Day. Christians call it the Day of Pentecost and many refer to it as a time when speaking in tongues or a prayer language first came about. Many have missed DEEPER meanings.
So we have the Fall Feast. These feast are the ones we are to be dressed and rehearsing for so that if He returns we are not unaware like the evil servant in Mark and also like the ones caught naked and surprised. This would describe the Christian church today. WAKE-UP!
There is much information available on the internet for you to learn about these Feast. One good place to start is Passion for Truth ministries, but there are many.
The fall Feast we are still waiting to come to pass are, Rosh Hashanah or the Feast of Trumpets…Yom Kippur or the Days of Awe and Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles. Yes, there is a reason why Peter said this, “… Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here THREE TABERNACLES (The Feast of Tabernacles); one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.” Matthew 17:4 KJB.
I hope this helps open eyes that have been closed. I also hope you will rethink the holidays you celebrate that are based on pagan rituals and materialistic things. The Feast of Yahweh are called Festivals AND they are JOYOUS occasions, not bondage. These were written in The LAW. Much has been taken wrong by Paul concerning days, times and even food. I hope you are dressed and ready and he does not come like a THIEF.
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the TRUMP of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 1 Thess. 4:16 KJB.
Trumpets are blown during Feast, not during Easter egg hunts and Christmas tree trimmings.