The Feasts Days of Jehovah
1 And YAHWEH said to Moses and to Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
2 This month shall be the head of months for you. It shall be the first of the months of the year for you.
3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, On the tenth of this month, they shall each take for themselves an animal of the flock for a father’s house, a flock animal for a house.
4 And if the house is too small for a flock animal, he and his neighbor next to his house shall take according to the number of souls, each one according to the mouth of his eating, you shall count concerning the flock animal.
5 A flock animal, a male without blemish, a yearling, shall be to you. You shall take from the sheep or from the goats.
6 And it shall be for you to keep until the fourteenth day of this month. And all the assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it between the evenings.
7 And they shall take from the blood, and put it on the two side doorposts and on the upper doorpost, on the houses in which they eat it. (John 10:9)
8 And they shall eat the flesh in this night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
(Num 9:1-5, Lev 23:5-6)
9 Do not eat it raw, or at all boiled in water, but roasted with fire; its head with its legs and with its inward parts.
10 And you shall not leave any of it until morning. And you shall burn with fire that left from it until morning.
11 And you shall eat it this way: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in awe. It is the Passover to YAHWEH.
12 And I will pass through in the land of Egypt in this night. And I will strike every first-born in the land of Egypt, from man even to livestock. And I will execute judgments on all the Elohe of Egypt. I am YAHWEH!
13 And the blood shall be a sign to you, on the houses where you are. And I will see the blood, and I will pass over you. And the plague shall not be on you to destroy, when I strike in the land of Egypt.
14 And the day shall be a memorial for you. And you shall celebrate it as a feast to YAHWEH, for your generations. You shall celebrate it as a law forever.
It is very important that we understand not only the origins of Passover, but all the Feasts.
We believe this to be important because it helps us to understand and endear God into our hearts. When you understand the pain, the depth of sacrifice and the knowledge of what God has always desired for our lives, these Feasts take on an entirely different meaning and their importance will become crystal clear.
First, let?s talk about Passover. Passover is a celebration of Community. It is time when every believer whether Jewish or Christian, should understand the common elements of this Feast.
It is a party, a celebration and as we always say?who would plan a party not show up themselves?
The tools used in the Passover of ancient times are to be symbolic to us in these times. Jewish households now place emphasis on coming together at this time of year, creating new traditions within the Feast, but keeping the Feast as the focal point of the celebration.
During Passover, God is communicating a message to us. He desires that Passover as well as all other Feast Days to be commemorative and memorable.
To commemorate something is to act as a memorial or mark of an event or person.
When something is memorable, it is worth remembering or easily remembered, especially because of being special or unusual.
When God spoke to Abraham, He told home that his people would be bound for a period of time, but after the appointed time, they would be delivered.
>>> God?s desire for humanity has remained constant. He has established relationship Covenants which are compounded, meaning each one builds upon another.
What some do not take into account is that God has made us so many
promises, we can?t keep track. All His Promises are YES
and all our responses are to be Amen, that is to say ?we agree?.
13 For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,
14 saying, ?I WILL SURELY BLESS YOU AND I WILL SURELY MULTIPLY YOU.?
15 And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise.
16 For men swear by [k]one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute.
17 In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, [m]interposed with an oath,
18 so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.
19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters [p]within the veil, 20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:13 – 19 NIV
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 1:13-20 NIV)
How do we agree??? By celebrating His Yes! These Feasts are ?Yes? celebrations. Christians are so used to going to church and following the ?order of service?, that we have failed to see the bigger picture.
We are the Royals and we come together for purpose. When God calls a Celebration, the purpose becomes higher. All the inhabitants of the earth benefit from these Feasts.
There are four important things to remember when dealing with these Feasts (celebrations):
1. They have a two-fold purpose. They are both historical and Prophetic.
2. They teach about the Messiah (Yeshua), or Jesus.
3. They all have an agricultural in context.
4. They teach about our personal relationship with God and how you are to walk (halacha) with Him as you grow in the knowledge of Him, from being a baby believer to a mature believer.
1Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God,
2instruction about cleansing rites,b the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 3And God permitting, we will do so.
Hebrews 6:1-2 (NIV)
Although the Feasts teach and reveal the complete plan of God, they each center on a particular theme.