Should We Keep The Feasts Of YAHUAH?

SHOULD WE KEEP HIS FEASTS?

Should we keep the feasts? This is a common question from those who are coming in truth; realizing that Christianity is questionable.

This video was recorded during our weekly online Sabbath fellowship on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Related: Does the Bible Say We should Keep the Sabbath in the New Covenant?

 

VIDEO NOTES

Here are the video notes made up mostly of the scriptures that were used:

 

FEASTS APPOINTED BEFORE MAN WAS MADE

Genesis 1:14
And Elohiym said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Meaning of the word “seasons” as used in Genesis 1:14:

Hebrew: מועדה מעד מועד
Transliteration: mô‛êd mô‛êd mô‛âdâh
Pronunciation: {mo-ade’} {mo-ade’} mo-aw-daw’
Definition: From H3259; properly an {appointment} that {is} a fixed time or season; specifically a festival; conventionally a year; by {implication} an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by {extension} the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand): – appointed ({sign} {time}) (place {of} solemn) {assembly} {congregation} ({set} solemn) {feast} ({appointed} due) {season} solemn ({-ity}) {synagogue} (set) time (appointed).
KJV Usage: congregation (150x), feast (23x), season (13x), appointed (12x), time (12x), assembly (4x), solemnity (4x), solemn (2x), days (1x), sign (1x), synagogues (1x).

Seasons actually means feasts, appointed times, appointed festivals. It was referring to the feasts of Leviticus 23 from the beginning!

 

FEASTS BELONG TO YAHUAH: THESE ARE MY FEASTS

Lev 23:1 — Lev 23:2
And YAHUAH spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of YAHUAH, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

 

IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING THE FEASTS

Exo 31:13
Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am YAHUAH that doth sanctify you.

Ezk 20:19 — Ezk 20:26

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It should come as no surprise to us that the Biblical Feasts were centered around the growing seasons given that Israel was an agricultural-based society.

The first 3 spring feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits were based on the FIRST of the grain harvests while the 3 fall feasts were based on the LAST of the grain harvests.

The final fall feasts were all about the final ingathering of the field crops before winter arrived and the land became lifeless.

This is also why the writers of the New Testament so often used agricultural motifs to teach on spiritual matters.
While commemorating earthly history and serving immediate practical purposes, at the same time every one of the Biblical Feasts illustrated and foreshadowed prophetic events.

I would say there is no greater example of the AS-IN-HEAVEN-SO-ON-PRINCIPLE than the 7 Biblical Feasts.
Let’s take a look at both the physical and spiritual sides of the feasts we’ve studied so far.

 

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PASSOVER

NATURAL MANIFESTATION:
Passover commemorated Israel’s release from captivity in Egypt when YHVH killed all the firstborn in Egypt who did NOT obey His instructions through Moses by painting the blood of a young Ram on the doorposts of their homes.

SPIRITUAL MANIFESTATION:
THis day foreshadows the execution of Yahusha who was killed on Passover Day. Thus, just as the blood of the Passover lamb marked out believers to be spared judgment, so did Yahusha’s death for us mark us as being exempt from judgement.
Since I’ve been getting so much flack from a post I did a couple of days ago titled “Did Paul REALLY SAY Yahusha was our Passover lamb crucified for our sins?”, I believe a little further clarification is needed here.
Understand that the Passover lamb was NOT a sin offering. The lamb for the original passover was NOT even a sacrifice. The lamb was offered as a SUBSTITUTE, not as a “sacrifice“. Likewise, Yahusha was our substitute. This is where Messiahianity misses the point, and makes Yahusha’s death on the cross to be some bizarre human sacrifice, when his death wasn’t even a sacrifice. It was a public execution. And Elohiym allowed it to happen for atoning purposes.

The following quote should add some clarity to this point:

“As a result of this principle, suffering and pain may be imposed on a tzaddik (righteous person) as an atonement for his entire generation. This tzaddik must then accept the suffering with love for the benefit of his generation, just as he accepts the suffering imposed upon him for his own sake. In doing so, he benefits his generation by atoning for it, and at the same time is himself elevated to a very great degree. For a tzaddik such as this is made into one of the leaders in the Community of the Future World, as discussed earlier.”-RAMCHAL

 

FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD

NATURAL MANIFESTATION::
Commemorates the day that Israel made bread without leavening so they could hightail it out of the land of Goshen lightning speed.

SPIRITUAL MANIFESTATION:
Commemorates Yahusha’s body being hurriedly put into the tomb because the Sabbath was coming. And just like the Matza, Yahusha’s body was also considered “unleavened” since he had led a sinless life.

 

FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS

NATURAL MANIFESTATION:
This festival celebrated the very first fruits of the New Year’s field harvest.

SPIRITUAL MANIFESTATION:
Yahusha arose from the tomb on Firstfruits as the first person to be resurrected from the dead.

 

SHAVUOT (Pentecost)

NATURAL MANIFESTATION::
This feast was timed to begin exactly 50 days after First-fruits and was considered the second harvest of the fields.

SPIRITUAL MANIFESTATION::
This was the day in the upper room when the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) manifested itself in power representing the second harvest when men were gathered into the Kingdom of Elohiym.

 

FALL FEASTS

So what’s next?
It is the spiritual fulfillment of the Fall Feasts we await!!!
And the next one up on the Biblical timetable is the Feast of Trumpets or ROSH HASHANAH.
It is this intersection between the fulfillment of SHAVUOT (Pentecost) and the Feast of Trumpets where we are now standing.

Let me say that again.

We are now standing BETWEEN the fulfillment of SHAVUOT and the Feast of Trumpets.
When the trumpet blasts for the Feast of Trumpets go off, that will be the call for all of Elohiym’s chosen ones to assemble!

Num 10:1 — Num 10:10

It’s going to be that call to a HOLY convocation as Yahusha descends from the clouds as Messiah Ben David, our mighty warrior and King.

Let me make this clear.

When the trumpet blasts go off, it’s going to be a call to WAR!!!
The war to end all wars will be fought led by our Commander in Chief Yahusha Hamashiach.
We should all be looking forward to that might trumpet blast from Heaven signaling the return of the King of Israel.

Exo 19:11 — Exo 19:13
And be ready against the third day: for the third day YAHUAH will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death: There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.

Exo 19:16
And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.

Exo 19:19
And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and Elohiym answered him by a voice.

Exo 20:18 — Exo 20:19
And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not Elohiym speak with us, lest we die.

 

CONNECTING THIS TEACHING TO THE NEW TESTAMENT

For YAHUAH Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of Elohiym. And the dead in Messiah will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet YAHUAH in the air. And thus we shall always be with YAHUAH.
-1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

Mat 24:29 — Mat 24:31
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

1Co 15:51 — 1Co 15:53
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

Rev 1:10
I was in the Spirit on YAHUAH’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

7 ANGELS,SOUNDING

Rev 8:1 — Rev 8:2
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
And I saw the seven angels which stood before Elohiym; and to them were given seven trumpets.