The Feasts

Biet Sephar icon SmallWhy Do You Keep the Feasts?

The  post modern, inherited, regular, churches for lack of a better words to tag them with, are constantly asking this question of the Hebrew Roots/Messianic community.  Followed by the accusation that we are  “Under the Law”.  None of us have ever figured out what they think they mean by this.  It goes hand in hand with their claim that the “The Law has passed away.”  They never seem to have a verse for this patently false doctrine.  And it never seems to occur to them that to teach such a doctrine is to teach lawlessness [2 Thess 2:1-12].

We are merely remembering and guarding the feasts, we do not keep them.  Even if we wanted to, the Jews long ago barred the believers in Yeshua i.e. Jesus from entering the temple.  And if that didn’t get our attention He destroyed the temple in 70 A.D.  So the question is mute.  There is no temple to KEEP them in.

It is not the literal observance and meaning of these feast that is of great interest to us anyway.  It is the significance and substance of their TYPICAL meanings that is so intriguing.  It is easier to learn all this by singing and dancing, eating and drinking, than just reading the dry pages of the book.  The Creator gave us these feasts because our Creator knows we learn better this way.  We see no reason for the “regular” church to have rejected them all those centuries ago.  (We have noticed that they refer to these Feasts as “Jewish” rather than Biblical, God Given, or Ordained of God.)

As types of God’s love for his people the cycle of Levitical Feasts are a vital map of redemption history.  There are layers upon layers of meanings within them, individually and as a whole.  By experiencing them, it can be far easier to find that which was hidden then by just reading. These feasts were designed to bring about a time and place in which one can encounter deity.  These are not chance meetings.  Why else would Messiah have been born at Tabernacles/Sukkot, crucified at Passover/Pesach and rose from the dead on First Fruits?  Further He arranged for the Holy Spirit to be given at Pentecost/Shavuot, and call Himself Lord of the Sabbath!   Many believe that He will return at the Feast of Trumpets/Rosh Hashana, clean His bride on The Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur and take His bride on Tabernacles/Sukkot.  All this will make a full circuit of the cycle of the Levitical Feasts.

Why waste our time on the pagan days that the “regular” church has adopted.  Of what value is the false birthday known as christmas?  What value is the spring fertility festival of Ishtar?  Why are they weeping for Tammuz at Lent ?  Why keep the venerable day of the sun?  When there is so much to learn, so much to taste, so much to know, from the real feasts of our God.

We want to know God fully.  To see all the aspects of His nature.  To have that intimate relationship with our deity which is contained in the erotic book of The Song of Solomon. To listen to His love call.   To understand Him and His ways.  We want to get back to our first love [Rev. 2:4].  The traditions of men have gotten us no where.  They only confuse and befuddle, filling ones mind with false ideas and fallacious history.  The Bible is the only road map to truth we have.  Why not join us, on our journey of discovering our God?

“Be still, and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth!” Psa. 46:10  

 

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