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The Feasts Of Yahweh

 

 

YHVH
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The  Holy Convocations of Yahweh

 

When Yahweh says we are to celebrate His Feasts, He uses a Hebrew word that means appointed times or appointments.

They are the Holy Convocations or Sacred Assemblies of Yahweh.

There are 7 festivals that Yahweh prescribed in the Bible- 4 in the spring and 3 in the fall and the Shabbaths all year around.

We can find them in the Leviticus 23.

 

  • 1. The Sabbath/ all year round

Spring:

  • 2. a) The Passover and b) Unleavened Bread
  • 3. The Feast of Firstfruits
  • 4. The Feast of Weeks

Fall:

  • 5. The Feast of Trumpets
  • 6. The Day of Atonement
  • 7. The Feast of Tabernacles

 

Of the 7 feasts, Israel is commanded to appear before Yahweh for 3 of the 7.

These 3 feasts were known as solemn feasts and so called pilgrimage feasts.

Israelites were obliged to appear before Yahweh at the Temple in Jerusalem:

1. The Unleavened Bread 2. The Feast of the Weeks 3. The Feast of Tabernacles

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle Deuteronomy 16:16
Deuteronomy 16:11
11 You shall rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, the Levite who is within your gates, the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are among you, at the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide.

 

Notice that the Shabbath is the 1st one in the Yahweh`s list.

Even if Passover was a 1 day holiday and Unleavened Bread lasted 7 days, by Temple times in Jerusalem, Passover and Unleavened bread had been combined into one holiday, so that today the 8 days is designated as Passover.

Some Christian teachers and preachers leave the Sabbath away from the list and split The Passover and Unleavened Bread in 2 Feasts- but only trying to make the Shabbath disappear…

The Shabbath is one of the most sacred times in the Bible for God himself sanctified the 7th day immediately following Creation.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle Exodus 31:17
Genesis 2:3
3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

 

 

1. The (weekly) Sabbath/ Shabbat or Shabbos

 

The weekly Shabbath begins on Friday at sunset and ends on Saturday evening after nightfall.

In practice the weekly Shabbat is Saturday.

Despite the many rabbinical regulations surrounding Shabbath, its primary purpose has always been a rest day.

A rest day to grant us rest, to make us whole, and to soothe the frayed nerves and tired joints that come from a week’s works.

 

In the Bible there are also the add-on Shabbaths especially during the Feasts, the Sabbath weeks and the Sabbath years.

 

Leviticus 23:3

3 ‘Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

 

The Shabbath is also the 4th Commandment of the 10 Commandments.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle erreur des pompes funèbres en votre faveur - broché

 

Exodus 20:8-11

8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.

11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

 

The fact is there is not even one verse that says:

“The Sabbath is abolished or is now Sunday.”

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle changed sabbath to sunday
Sol Die, the day of the sun, the sun`s day or Sunday.

 

Spring Festivals

 

2. a) The Passover and b) Unleavened Bread/ a) Pesach and b) Matzot

 

The Passover marks the beginning of our freedom of enslavement and redemption.

 

a) The Passover was to be kept by Israel as a memorial of their deliverance from slavery in Egypt- and from death.

The origin of the Passover is found in Exodus 12.

The Passover sacrifice is no longer made.

Yeshua Messiah/ Jesus Christ was ordained as the Passover Lamb that would be sacrificed to make freedom from the  death penalty of sin possible.

I believe that Yeshua Messiah/ Jesus Christ is our Passover sacrifice who redeems all of us from slavery and sin.

 

1 Corinthians 5:7
7 Remove the old yeast of sin so that you may be a new batch of dough, since you don’t actually have the yeast of sin.

Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle John 1:29
John 1:29
The Lamb of God
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

 

Leviticus 23:4-8

4 ‘These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.

5 On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord’s Passover.

6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread.

7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.

8 But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.’ ”

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle when i see the blood i will pass over

 

The Passover is “On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord’s Passover”.

The feast of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 14th of the 1st Hebrew month of Abib/ Nisan (March- April).

The biblical year begins with the new moon -the first visible sliver of the moon in the sky- when the barley harvest is in the stage of ripening which was called Abib in the Bible.

This means that the 1st day of the biblical year could fall on any day in the season of March/April.

The month of Abib is usually the month that the Spring/ Vernal Equinox happens.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle Abib

 

Notice:

The Passover is NOT the same as Easter- not even close !!!!

You can’t find Easter commanded in the Bible.

The Bible doesn’t mention rabbits or eggs or sunrise services either.

Easter purports to celebrate Yeshua`s/ Jesus` resurrection.

The problem is, though His resurrection was extremely important, Yeshua/ Jesus never established it as an annual observance.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle The Passover is NOT Easter

 

b) The biblical celebration of the Feast of Unleavened Bread requires the presence of the  Temple with Levites priests on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Also, Israelites were obliged to appear before Yahweh at the Temple in Jerusalem at this so called pilgrimage feast.

On that account, we cannot celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread today.

But I think we can still respect the prohibition against leaven laid down also in Exodus 12.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle Exodus 12:15

 

3. The Feast of Firstfruits/ Bikkurim

 

Firstfruits refers to the 1st portion of the harvest which is given to Yahweh.

For example wheat, barley, grapes in the form of wine, figs, pomegranates, olives in the form of oil, and dates.

Note that the first born whether human or beast, was also considered as Yahweh’s special possession and can be considered a type of firstfruit.

For example Isaac, Joseph, prophet Samuel, John the Baptist and Yeshua/ Jesus were first borns.

 

Jeremiah 2:3

Israel was holy to the Lord,

the firstfruits of His harvest…

 

Leviticus 23:9-14

9 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

10 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest.

11 He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.

12 And you shall offer on that day, when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering to the Lord.

13 Its grain offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the Lord, for a sweet aroma; and its drink offering shall be of wine, one-fourth of a hin.

14 You shall eat neither bread nor parched grain nor fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your God; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle 1 Corinthians 15:21-23
1 Corinthians 15:21-23
21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also has come through a Man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Messiah will all be made alive.
23 But each in its own order: Messiah the firstfruits; then, at His coming, those who belong to Messiah;

 

3 Feasts are associated with the giving of firstfruits in the Old Testament.

Firstfruits are mentioned in connection with Passover, the Feast of Weeks and Tabernacles.

The portion of firstfruits at Passover was called the omer; literally meaning a sheaf.

It refers to the measure of grain that was once offered at the Temple in Jerusalem on the second day of Passover.

Omer was an ancient Hebrew dry measure, the tenth part (1/10) of an ephah- a tithe.

It was forbidden to eat from the crop until this portion had been offered.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle Tithes were food never money
Leviticus 27:30-32
30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s. It is holy to the Lord. 31 If a man wants at all to redeem any of his tithes, he shall add one-fifth to it. 32 And concerning the tithe of the herd or the flock, of whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the Lord.

 

Romans 8:23
23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.

 

James 1-18 First Fruit Of God's Creation red
James 1:18
18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

 

The Feast of Firstfruits marked the start of Israel’s grain harvest and the beginning of the count for the Feast of Weeks.

The Feast of Weeks took place 49 days after The Feast of Firstfruits on the 50th Day.

The Feast of Firstfruits requires the Temple in Jerusalem with the priests from the tribe of Levi and offerings.

Since the Temple with its priests is no longer available, the Feast of Firstfruits cannot only be celebrated in the same sense as it was in the past but the Feast of Firstfruits cannot be celebrated at all.

I also had to ask myself:

“since the Temple in Jerusalem no longer stands and most of us are no longer involved in agriculture, what’s the point of counting the omer today ??”

 

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Leviticus 23:15-16
15 ‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed.

16 Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord.

 

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Deuteronomy 16:14
14 And you shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant and the Levite, the stranger and the fatherless and the widow, who are within your gates.

 

A later manmade inclusion is also the non-biblical holiday known as Lag B’Omer meaning 33 based on the letters of Lamed (L) and Gimmel (G) since the holiday occurs on the 33rd day between Firstfruits and Weeks.

 

firstfruits

 

4. The Feast of Weeks (or the Feast of Harvest) / Shavuot

 

The Feast of Weeks is 7 weeks (49 days) after Passover.

It is also known as Pentecost which in Greek means 50th (day after Passover).

 

Deuteronomy.16

 

Leviticus 23:15-22

15 ‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed.

16 Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord.

17 You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the Lord.

18 And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs of the first year, without blemish, one young bull, and two rams. They shall be as a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to the Lord.

19 Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats as a sin offering, and two male lambs of the first year as a sacrifice of a peace offering.

20 The priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the Lord for the priest.

21 And you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

22 ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the Lord your God.’ ”

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle Deuteronomy 16:16
2 Chronicles 8:13
13 according to the daily rate, offering according to the commandment of Moses, for the Sabbaths, the New Moons, and the three appointed yearly feasts—the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles.

 

The Feast of Weeks was a Sabbath regardless whatever day it fell upon; so Israel was to do no work on the Feast of Weeks.

According to the Bible Israel was forbidden to eat the barley crop before the Feast of Firstfruits.

The same principle is applied toward the wheat crop before The Feast of Weeks.

All the meal offerings, and showbread offerings, were not to be made from the newwheat crop until the Feast of Weeks.

In the Temple service the celebration of Weeks is similar to the celebration of Firstfruits.

The main difference being the offering of the two leavened loaves of wheat bread commanded by the Yahweh.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle tabernacle table of showbread
Leviticus 23:17
17 You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the Lord.

 

In the New Testament Acts 2 takes place in Jerusalem during the Feasts of the Weeks/ Shavuot but it is called by its Greek name of Pentecost.

 

Acts 2:5, 9-11

5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.

9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,

10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.

 

There would have been large crowds present who had come to bring the firstfruits or the first of their crops to the Temple as required by Yahweh.

 

Acts 2-1 When The Day Of Pentecost had fully come blue
Acts 2:1
2 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

 

The biblical celebration of the Feasts of the Weeks requires the presence of the  Temple with Levites priests on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Today there is no Temple as a result of the Roman destruction of AD 70; therefore the modern celebration differs from the Biblical celebration.

As a result of the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem no longer could the Feast of Weeks be performed.

Practically, we cannot celebrate the Feasts of the Weeks today.

 

Feasts
1. The Sabbath/ all year round 
Spring:
2. a) The Passover and b) Unleavened Bread
3. The Feast of Firstfruits
4. The Feast of Weeks 
Fall:
5. The Feast of Trumpets
6. The Day of Atonement
7. The Feast of Tabernacles

 

Fall Festivals

 

5. The Feast of Trumpets/ Yom Teruah

 

Yom Teruah means “a day of shouting or blasting”.

A shofar  is an ancient musical horn typically made of by hollowing out a ram’s horn, shaping it, and polishing it.

Shofars come in a variety of sizes and shapes, depending on the choice of animal and level of finish.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle different shofars
Different shofars.

 

Leviticus 23:23-25

23 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

24 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.

25 You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.’ ”

 

Yahweh does not tell above very precise instructions to blow the trumpets- just “a memorial of blowing of trumpets”.

The other problem is that we are not to offer an offering anymore.

But I think that we can blow the shofar (trumpet) anyway.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle Numbers 29:1
Numbers 29:1
Yom Teruah: Day of Shofar Shouts
29 “On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a sacred assembly. You are to do no laborious work. It is for you a day for sounding the shofar.

 

In the Bible the shofar was blown for several reasons:

  • to mark the arrival of a new moon
  • to celebrate a joyous occasion
  • to proclaim liberty to the captives
  • to hail a king at his coronation
  • to warn of impending judgment
  • to gather troops to battle
  • to sound an alarm
  • to call a sacred assembly and time of fasting
  • to confuse the enemy camp
  • to draw Yahweh`s attention

 

day-219_matt24_31
1 Corinthians 15:52
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last shofar.
For the shofar will sound,
and the dead will be raised incorruptible,
and we will be changed.

 

Unfortunately, The Feast of Trumpets has largely been overshadowed by the rabbinic practices and the association with the new practice of Rosh Hashanah.

Rosh Hashanah literally means “head of the year” and is the Jewish New Year in the fall.

But the biblical New Year is in the spring just before Passover.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle Exodus 12:2

 

6. The Day of Atonement/ Yom Kippur

 

The Judaism (just like Christianity) of today is something other than what was established by the Yahweh.

With no Temple in Jerusalem for the past 2 000 years, religious Jews have replaced the animal blood sacrifice with fasting, prayer, repentance and charity or good deeds.

In the Bible there is no forgiveness of sins without blood sacrifice like today`s Judaism professes for example on the Day of Atonement/ Yom Kippur.

“We don’t need a middleman” is a popular Jewish slogan today.

The rabbis provide community leadership and instruction in the Torah (Law), but the ancient kohanim (priests) had an additional function:

they were mediators arbitrating between two parties who could not communicate directly- men and Yahweh.

 

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In the modern Jewish community, sin and atonement are seldom discussed apart from the Day of Atonement/ Yom Kippur. Blood sacrifice is written off as an ancient preoccupation and a primitive notion. “At this time, when the Temple no longer exists, and we have no atonement altar, there is nothing left but fasting and repentance and they atone for all transgressions.”

 

Leviticus 23:26-32

26 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

27 “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.

28 And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God.

29 For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people.

30 And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people.

31 You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

32 It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath.”

 

The purpose of The Day of Atonement/ Yom Kippur is “to make atonement with Yahweh”.

The atonement was always by blood.

There was the necessity of a mediator and according the Law of Moses the mediator was the High Priest.

The atonement included the covering of both known and unknown sins.

But, but…

Yeshua/ Jesus did that already for me and you.

Yeshua/ Jesus paid the full price- we cannot add or take away anything of that fact.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins
Hebrews 9:22
22 And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

 

And we cannot make any kind of offerings anymore.

I have to have my Day of Atonement/ Yom Kippur with Yahweh and Yeshua/ Jesus every day- not only once a year.

We cannot pass time with the Day of Atonement/ Yom Kippur once a year anymore-

there is no need to.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle photo caption

 

7. The Feast of Tabernacles (or Feast of the Ingathering)/ Sukkot

 

Leviticus 23:33-44

33 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

34 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the Lord.

35 On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it.

36 For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it.

37 ‘These are the feasts of the Lord which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day—

38 besides the Sabbaths of the Lord, besides your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to the Lord.

39 ‘Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a sabbath-rest.

40 And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.

41 You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month.

42 You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths,

43 that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.’ ”

44 So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.

 

John 7-2 The Feast Of The Jews -Booths Was Near green
John 7:2-4
2 Now the Jews’ Feast of Tabernacles was at hand. 3 His brothers therefore said to Him, “Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You are doing. 4 For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.”

 

Nonetheless, the central theme of this season is the pure joy of having a relationship with Yahweh- so rejoice before Yahweh !!

Actually the feast is the most joyful of the 7 Feasts.

It is also a festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest to Yahweh.

The Hebrew word Sukkot means booths or huts made of branches and leaves and it is also called the Feast of Booths.

During the existence of the Jerusalem Temple, it was one of the 3 Pilgrimage Festivals on which the Israelites were commanded to perform a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.

A sukkah is also intended as a reminiscence of the type of fragile shelters in which the Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of travel in the desert after the Exodus from slavery in Egypt.

The Feast of Tabernacles/ Sukkot is a celebration for remembrance that Yahweh brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt and said:

“I am Yahweh your Elohim.”

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle Zechariah 9:9
Matthew 21:9
9 Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:
“Hosanna to the Son of David!
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’
Hosanna in the highest!”

 

After the destruction of the Temple, some of the older rituals were shed and new ones took their place.

The result was an increased emphasis on the building of booths and the development of rituals relating to lulav—the 4 Species of fronds bound together. 

In modern times, besides building the tabernacles, Jews celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles/ Sukkot by the waving of lulav during service in synagogue.

All of this is to mimic the former processions at the Temple but also absolutely non- biblical.

 

The Bible does not tell, what the 4 species exactly were.

Personally, I do not believe that they were a citron, a closed date-palm frond, leafy myrtle branches and leafy willow branches or any other kind of trail mix.

I believe that the 4 species were building materials for sukkah; a booth or shelter with a roof of branches and leaves that is used especially of the Sukkoth.

 

Nehemiah 8:15

15 and that they should announce and proclaim in all their cities and in Jerusalem, saying, “Go out to the mountain, and bring olive branches, branches of oil trees, myrtle branches, palm branches, and branches of leafy trees, to make booths, as it is written.”

 

Zechariah 14-16 The Nations Will God Up From Year To Year.green

 

Israel was and still is an agricultural community and they depended on the fruit of the ground for their survival.

The nation that was and is in the Middle East depended and depends on rainfall for the coming harvest.

The rainfall in Israel and Jerusalem, in particular, is about 20 inches per year.

The majority of this rain falls between November and March following the feast of Tabernacles.

Without the proper amount of rainfall the land and its crops will be horrendous.

On the year with much rains in winter, the Israelis can get 2 harvests following next summer.

For this reason the prayer for rain in the months following Tabernacles became a part of the Temple service.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle rain in Israel
Storm clouds over the Sea of Galilee

 

The Feast of Tabernacles was 1 of the 3 holidays that all Yahweh`s people were required to go to Jerusalem and appear before the Temple of Yahweh.

Therefore streams of people came from surrounding cities and foreign countries to build a booth to celebrate the feast.

The location of the booth would be within a half mile of Temple in Jerusalem, a Sabbath’s day journey.

Also, 3 ceremonies marked this time:

the Water Libation, Temple Lighting and the Great Hosanna.

Only building of booths is prescribed in the Law/ Torah- the others seem to derive from other sources and are newer.

The Feast of Tabernacles requires the Temple in Jerusalem with the priests from the tribe of Levi and a lots of offerings.

 

Scheduled+Sacrifices+(Num+)
Numbers 29:12-40 The Temple sacrifice for Tabernacles during the seven-day
period was huge.

 

Since the Temple with its priests is no longer available, The Feast of Tabernacles cannot be celebrated at all.

But in the future…

 

zechariah-14-16-17-feast-tabernacles-worthy-devotions

 

Until then, the pure joy of having a relationship with Yahweh and salvation in Yeshua/ Jesus is the reason to rejoice every day of the year !!!!

 

Yeshua-Salvation-2013-FB-COVER-001
In Hebrew (and Aramaic) Yeshua and in Greek Jesus.

 

So, let`s look again the Feasts of Yahweh:

 

19.04.2Calendar
1. The Sabbath/ all year round 
Spring:
2. a) The Passover and b) Unleavened Bread
3. The Feast of Firstfruits
4. The Feast of Weeks 
Fall:
5. The Feast of Trumpets
6. The Day of Atonement
7. The Feast of Tabernacles

 

  • 1. The Sabbaths: eternally
  • 2. a) The Passover: valid, Yeshua/ Jesus is our Passover Lamb
  • 2. b) Unleavened Bread: not validno Temple in Jerusalem & pilgrimage
  • 3. The Feast of Firstfruits: not valid, no Temple in Jerusalem
  • 4. The Feast of Weeks: not valid, no Temple in Jerusalem pilgrimage
  • 5. The Feast of Trumpets: not valid, requires offerings
  • 6. The Day of Atonement: not valid, Yeshua/ Jesus did it all for us
  • 7. The Feast of Tabernacles: not valid, no Temple in Jerusalem pilgrimage

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle isaiah 53:5

 

Purim and Hanukkah

are in the Bible but they are not in the Feasts of Yahweh (Leviticus 23).

Maybe they are Jewish history, background and feasts.

 

The joyous festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of  Adar in late winter or early spring (February/ March).

Purim has no English name but it means a  lot, with allusion to the casting of lots by Haman.

 

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Jewish feast Purim.

 

It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day, as recorded in the book of Esther.

 

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Esther 9:26, 28, 31, 32

26 So they called these days Purim, after the name Pur. Therefore, because of all the words of this letter, what they had seen concerning this matter, and what had happened to them,

28 that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city, that these days of Purim should not fail to be observed among the Jews, and that the memory of them should not perish among their descendants.

31 to confirm these days of Purim at their appointed time, as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had prescribed for them, and as they had decreed for themselves and their descendants concerning matters of their fasting and lamenting.

32 So the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim, and it was written in the book.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle Esther 9:29

 

John 10:22

22 Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter.

 

The Feast of Dedication is Hanukkah (dedication) in Hebrew.

The Feast of Hanukkah begins on the 25th of Kislev (November/ December).

It is celebrated annually by the Jews for 8 days to commemorate the cleansing and the rededication during the second century BC of the Temple in Jerusalem after it had been desecrated by the Syrians under Antiochus IV Epiphanes.

The restoration of the worship of Yahweh was effected by the Hasmonean, JudahMaccabee about 165 BC, 3 years after its defilement.

You can read more of  Jews that had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt in 1 Maccabees & 2 Maccabees in some Bible translations and they are part of the apocryphal books you can find just in some Bibles.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle John 10:22

 

It is between you and Yahweh and Yeshua/ Jesus, what feasts you celebrate.

But I have to warn you of non- biblical feasts of Christianity and Judaism- do not fall in their trap !!

Our feasts are in the Bible- and in nowhere else.

 

1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Institution of the Lord’s Supper
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;

24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said,

“Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”

25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying,

“This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle communion bread and wine
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.

 

Do not to think beyond what is written !!!!

Kuvahaun tulos haulle not to think beyond what is written

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Be blessed in the name of Yeshua (Jesus) !!!!

 

 

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