to keep, or not to keep – christmas?

 

I posted this last year, but wanted to edit it. Here’s the re-newed post.

Why do you keep christmas? How do you keep it? Where did your traditions come from?

I personally have not kept x-mas for a few years now. I know that’s odd, so don’t worry- I’m gonna explain. But how did this come about, me not keeping it? We never were quite “normal” – My family had always made each other gifts, besides the store-bought presents. And we always read Luke chapter 2 before we ripped into the gifts. Then things slowly began to change.

First we said we’d try an ALL-homemade xmas. Then we decided we’d just celebrate it a month or so later, because we could buy the on-sale items – and celebrate cheaper.

After a while, we said, “Forget it! This is silly!!”. He didn’t even get born this day, did he? Yes, I can hear you now. Whoa!! Slow down!  What are you talking about? The children love  x-mas! We couldn’t take that away from them! And- and what about the true meaning? The greatest gift ever?!

If you had told me what I’m saying right now a few years ago, I may have thought you were crazy. I’m just sayin’, I know a little where you are coming from.

Whoa!! Slow down!  What are you talking about?” O.k. I’ll slow down, at least as long as that includes answering your other questions. Thanks for asking. And if you have more, just air them out in the comments!

“The children love x-mas! We couldn’t take that away from them!” Yup, x-mas is FUN!! But let me clarify…what do you mean? Quit lying to them about santa claus? Quit letting them be selfish? I’m all for it.

Plus, perhaps we could exchange christmas with a Biblical celebration like the Israelites kept? Like Passover, or Tabernacles. (For starters, seeExodus 12,  Leviticus 23 and  Zechariah 14:16)

What about the true meaning?”  Great question! The birth of the Messiah is truly very important. It must be remembered! Very important. But, as much as we strive to go back to the “roots” of christmas, we have a very hard time – always coming back to the lights, presents, and so on. Family is important, but so is the shopping. Hmmm. This makes one wonder, whether the Saviour’s birth is really where this holiday came from. Do we actually put up a tree to remember his birth? Are all the elves in the front yard the true symbol of the wise-men? Do we ask for presents because of that one, ultimate gift? I’ll be giving y’all some links on this subject!

                                                                                                                                                                   

I want to give y’all some more Bible verses, and then I will give you a few links as to the origins of this holiday.

First of all, and mainly, I should quote from Jeremiah 10, verses 1-12, where it appears erecting trees in our houses connotates a very bad thing to Yahuwah. (Unfamiliar with that name? Yahuwah is “God”. Click the links below for more info!) The most important is the bold part, if your in a time crunch.

Unchecked Copy Box Jer 10:1 “Hear ye the word which [Yhwh] speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
Thus saith [Yhwh], Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O [Yhwh]; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee. But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities. Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men. But [Yhwh]is the true [Elohiym], he is the living [Elohiym], and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.”
2 Kings 16:2-4 “Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not that which was right in the sight of the [Yahuwah] his [Elohiym], like David his father. But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom [Yahuwah] cast out from before the children of Israel. And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.” 
 
Could the most heart-warming holiday also be the cruelest? “The History of Christmas”
Wow, I’m only about 14(out of 29) minutes in, but this is really good stuff! Shocking but true- “Is christmas christian?”

An open confession;

“I have kept this holiday, I confess. I am sorry I did not understand you earlier, all of you who I’ve heard say you don’t keep christmas. I did not pause to consider. I want to have an open mind, unlike I did then.

“Yahuah, I have mocked you. This holiday still sounds fun, but I will not observe it; I will keep your pure Holy days, rather than the world’s holidays. Help me to learn from your Feasts. Also, please Help me, Yhwh to learn & grow & be truly sorry for this, one among many things I have done wrong!! Through your grace. HalleluYah!!”

There is a lot more info out there. That was my 2 cents.
See my post; “Is it okay to feast with the Father-updated” for more info on His Holy days!
Shalom; thanks for reading!
TTYL,
Yah’s girl

 

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Atonement for everyone

Atonement for everyone

All have sinned and come short of the glory of Yahuwah. But all can be atoned for, because He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

By grace we are saved. Not through our own power, but His. We are not saved throgh works, lest any man would boast. Yet, faith without works is dead. By their fruits you will know them. We can be a new creature, and can be set free in His truth.

We ought to come before Yah every day, to search for what seperates us. We should also strive daily to be on good terms with our fellow men, as our Saviour did. Luke 2:52  And [Yahusha] increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with [Yah] and man.

Some Bible believers also keep the day of atonement. Even if you don’t believe in keeping the Feasts, we can all learn from them!

Tomorrow, I’m going to observe this Day of Atonement. Unlike a normal day, it is from sundown to sundown, spanning two calendar dates, the 9th and 10th of the Scriptural 7th month.

Before I move on to what we can all learn from this day, let me give you two links to posts I wrote awhile back that give some of my reasons for keeping the Feasts.There is much more information – pro and con – out there. Is it o.k. to feast with the Father? (Updated) & On the Fringe of the Law

Let’s dive in!

Yom ha’ Kippurim – The day of Atoenment

1:) Notes on the day: (What it’s about, what I do)

Although it’s classified as a Feast, it’s generally accepted that, due to the somber importance of the day, you don’t eat or drink anything during the whole 24 +/- hour period. (Why? See Leviticus 16:29, 23:27+32, and Numbers 29:7) Your hunger and thirst reminds you of the day’s mission.

Because of the day’s job and dire possibilities (Leviticus 23:29,30), the preceding ten days of the month are labeled “The days of awe”. In fact, the first of the month (Right before the beginning of The Days of Awe) is the Feast of Trumpets – a day of blowing, warning everyone Atonement is coming. (On the Feast of Trumpets: Leviticus 23:23-25)

The Day of Atonement is a foreshadow of the final judgement day. All will be atoned for, or face the punishment of their un-repented of and thus un-cleansed sins. Our Saviour Yahusha will come to take His children home. Those who refused His love will die. (Free will) 1 Peter 4:5, Revelation 6:10 + 19:11

In more modern terms, it’s a little like the night before january first – when many people make “New Year Resolutions”. You think back over the last year and make goals of being a better person. (Note we have Yah’s help so we CAN change in the coming year).

Some of my goals are “Be a better listener”, “Help out so-and-so more”, “Pray more”, and even “Spend more time with my dog”.

On this day, I contemplate my relationships. With Yahuwah, and other people, and think of what problems and inconsistencies I have. It is a day for prayer. Contemplation. And maybe writing some letters or ringing a friend (or non-friend) to apologize.

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2:) Notes on the idea of the day:

Summing it up, the idea of atonement, and the nature of the Day of Atonement, is really a day to admit and say that;

1:) I acknowledge I mess up.

2:) I have/will apologize to those I’ve harmed or hurt, whether by speaking to them, writing them, or by whatever the best means are.

3:) (This is huge) Yah is perfect and forgiving.

4:) I will strive, through Yahuwah’s power, to change and be more like Him this coming year.

5:) I will Praise Yah in hard times and good, and will do so even in the presence of unbelievers.

Whoever you are, wherever you are- Become better friends with your family, friends, neighbors, pets, and most importantly- Yahuwah.

This may seem awfully simple.

But maybe that’s because it is.


Beautiful as it is, Atonement is not even the end! We have a fantastic and loving Father. Once we are right with HIm, we celebrate! For Feast-keepers, this means a week-long HalleluYah party! See Leviticus 23:33-44 and Deuteronomy 16:13-17. Also see my post Tabernacles! Dancing! HalleluYah! and my re-blog Make A Booth, Y’all!. To see where I attend Tabernacles, see 2centsoapbox -Gatherings!

 

To read about the specific sacrifices of these day, feel free to look at the context of the verses I have supplied or look up any of this in an online Bible. (I.E. atonement or tabernacles, etc.)

 

Shalom, y’all. Talk to you later. 🙂 

Have a good week.

-Yah’s girl

 

Make A Booth, Y’all!

Why? ‘Cause that’s what Dad (Yah) told us to do.

       It’s Tabernacles Season! Time to celebrate the harvest, fellowship with family and friends, Commemorate the time spent with the Almighty Creator in the wilderness in temporary dwellings when the children of Abraham were leaving slavery, and to look forward to the time when during the millennium, all the redeemed will again be with him, in temporary places, celebrating the antitypical harvest!
       I know people keeping the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot, this winter on five
different date spans. And most people will not keep it at all. So you know I have
something to say later about the reasons to observe the appointed times, and the
principles of calendation on which to determine the Scriptural timing. But for this post I will speak to the purpose of Tabernacles.
       The Feast of Tabernacles, Sukkot, or simply, Booths. Why was this time given, and how does it benefit us?
       The American holiday called Thanksgiving is a dim counterfeit of the festival
celebration inaugurated for the people of Yahuwah by himself for their benefit. We no longer perform animal sacrifices, which were a notable part of the daily activities from Sinai till the Temple was destroyed in AD 70. But the other symbols and activities are still doable and beneficial. It is a great time to get together and spend time as a family. A great time to make new friends with other families. A great time to worship together with old friends and review the Scriptures together.

 

 

       Dancing was a regular part of the yearly event in old times, and I am sure we will be doing a lot of that in the earth made new. Scriptural dancing is radically different than the modern sensual dancing of the world. Scriptural dancing is a form of worship which occupies the body in movements calculated to integrate the self into the pattern of others as a group and not detract from thoughts of the above or allow one to focus on a single dancer. It is designed to make you a part of something bigger and higher than yourself.
       Building a booth to shelter the family was a key event in a family of pilgrims to old Jerusalem. And even if you have no place to gather with others, and no place to travel to, you can arrange something in your back yard or even in your living room that will create a break with routine, involve the family in creative colaboration, and furnish occasions to learn new skills and discuss important teachings.
       Helping others is a theme of the feast of Tabernacles as well. The tithe was designated in part for the purpose of celebrating and ensuring that other observers were able to enjoy the festivities and afford more than the essentials during that time. Again, the size of your gathering need not limit your imagination in how to relieve suffering and lack in other worthy people and causes during your Sukkot time, even among those who do not understand the motives you celebrate by helping them.
       Reading the law together is a matter of opinion, interpretation, and private
application among the groups I am familiar with, but most agree that Scriptue enjoins the reading of the books of Moshe during the Tabernacles time at least every few years by some scheme. Discussion is also encouraged if not commanded.
       Beyond these, your imagination and conscience are the limit. Anything the family can do together to strengthen relationships with each other and the Creator, relatives, and friends should be prioritized. This may include study of astronomy if you can camp outdoors at night. It may include lots of hiking in nature, or watersports, field trips, or whatever activities are appropriate for the group’s interests and skills.
       Make every effort to leave school, work, and routine behind for the duration. Make the most of looking forward, looking back, and appreciating the countless gifts of the year.

Shalom!!

 

This is a re-blog from heaventime.org; here is the original link: Heaventime.org – MAKE A BOOTH

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Shalom! Yesh Tikvah! Simcha Chaim!

(Peace! There is Hope! Happy Life!)

Eliminating Leaven: Why

Even though Passover is just over, I am working on a blog about what I can learn form the Feast. This re-blog is subject-related, and worth a read.

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Scroll down for last year’s posts on When and How to remove leaven from your home before Passover (Pesach). Here let us deal with the Why.

Leaven is a symbol of subtle, gradual change. The insidious work of the micro-organisms which transforms the lump of dough is used as a metaphor for sin.

While Atonement in the beginning of winter focuses on the internal cleansing of the heart, Passover is preoccupied with the external transformation of Yahuwah’s children. We want to spend forever in His presence; we need to allow Him to free us completely from the tentacles and snares of sin. So we clean our homes and dispose of all leaven and foods containing it. (use it up, give it away, plan ahead and minimize waste as well as enhance the lessons).

Living for eight days with no yeast, raised bread, and so forth allows us to ponder the…

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christmas…

Wish I would of got this out to y’all earlier..but better sooner than later…

O.k. so…

Why do you keep christmas? How do you keep it? Where did your traditions come from?

I personally have not kept x-mas for a few years now. But how did this come about? We never were quit “normal” – My family had always made each other gifts, besides the store-bought presents. And we always read Luke chapter 2 before we ripped into the gifts. Then things slowly began to change. First we said we’d try an ALL-homemade xmas. Then we decided we’d just celebrate it a month or so later because we could buy the on-sale items and celebrate cheaper.

Finally, we said, “Forget it! This is silly!!”. He didn’t even get born this day, did he? Yes, I can hear you now. Whoa!! Slow down!  What are you talking about? The children love     x-mas! We couldn’t take that away from them! And- and what about the true meaning? The greatest gift ever?!

Whoa!! Slow down!  What are you talking about?” O.k. I’ll slow down, at least as long as that includes answering your other questions. Thanks for asking. And if you have more, just air them in the comments!

“The children love x-mas! We couldn’t take that away from them!” Yup, x-mas is (“was” for me) FUN!! But let me clarify…what do you mean? Quit lying to them about santa claus? Quit letting them be selfish? I’m all for it.

What about the true meaning?”  Great question! The birth of the Messiah is very important. But it wouldn’t mean a whole lot without his death on the tree for us! Both are important, very important. But, as much as we strive to go back to the “roots” of christmas, we have a very hard time – always coming back to the lights, presents, and food. Family is important, but so is the shopping. Hmmm. This makes one wonder, whether the Saviour’s birth is really where this holiday came from. Do we actually put up a tree to remember his birth? Are all the elves in the front yard the true symbol of the wise-men? Do we ask for presents because of that one, ultimate gift? I’ll be giving y’all some links on this subject!

                                                                                                                                                                   

Well, well, well. I want to first bring up some Bible verses, and then I will give you a few links as to the origins of this holiday.

First of all, and mainly, I shall quote from Jeremiah 10, verses 1-12, where it appears erecting trees in our houses connotates a very bad thing to Yahuah. (Unfamiliar with that name? Click the links below!:) The most important is the bold part, if your in a time scrunch.

Unchecked Copy Box Jer 10:1 “Hear ye the word which [Yhwh] speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
Thus saith [Yhwh], Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O [Yhwh]; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee. But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities. Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men. But [Yhwh]is the true [Elohiym], he is the living [Elohiym], and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.”
2 Kings 16:2-4 “Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD his God, like David his father. But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom [Yahuah] cast out from before the children of Israel. And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.” 
 
Could the most heart-warming holiday also be the cruelest? “The History of Christmas”
Wow, I’m only about 14(out of 29) minutes in, but this is really good stuff! Shocking but true- “Is christmas christian?”

An open confession;

“I have kept this holiday, I confess. I am sorry I did not understand you earlier, all of you who I’ve heard say you don’t keep christmas. I did not pause to consider. I want to have an open mind, unlike I did then.

“Yahuah, I have mocked you. This holiday still sounds fun, but I will not observe it; I will keep your pure Holy days, rather than the world’s holidays. Help me to learn from your Feasts. Also, please Help me, Yhwh to learn & grow & be truly sorry for this, one among many things I have done wrong!! Through your grace. HalleluYah!!”

 See my post; “Is it okay to feast with the Father-updated” for more info on His Holy days!
Shalowm; thanks for reading!

 

萬聖節 or ဟယ်လို or Halloween… updated

Halloween. All hallow’s eve. All saints day. Same day, same story. Sort of.

When we think of Halloween, we think candy, friends & fun. Or the other side- pranks, ghost stories, & creepy costumes.

Yup. Creepy costumes. But I thought the Bible said “Love casts out all fear.”!? Well, we don’t need to be afraid. So also, why would we try to scare others? I don’t keep this holi-day. Instead, I keep Yahuah’s Holy-days.

holYdays Holi-days V. Holy-days. There is a difference.

I can’t honestly give you a history of this holiday. Although I have heard that Jack-o-lanterns were once lit to scare demons away! Creepy, huh? Anyways, if we simply look at what is done on this (Or any) holiday, it should give us a hint. (Yes, you could do something silly during a Holyday. But that would not be the nature of the Holyday. It would be your (dumb) decision.)

A friend of mine, on this night, drove over a log in a garbage bag and harmed her car. If I recollect right, it was totalled. My family is keeping our black cats contained for their safety. (Black cats are just as good as any.)Lank rockin' away On what other day are we o.k. with toilet paper in our yard?!

Food for thought.

Another interesting thing is that october 31,2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther publishing his 95 theses. More on that here later.

Shalom, Yah’s girl

Tabernacles! Dancing! HalleluYah!

{Skip the verses if you are familiar with them. Just read the purple words, lol.}

Tabernacles is almost here!! Contact me if you want to join us in this Celebration! Why is it a celebration? Atonement was a few days ago, and we made it.

From Leviticus 23:  “26And the [Yahuah] spake unto Moses, saying, 27Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the [Yhwh]. 28And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the [Yhwh] your [Elohiym]. 29For whatsoever soul it bethat shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. 30And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. 31Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth dayof the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.We pondered our souls while fasting. and Yahuah is with us, pardoning all sin we have confessed to Him” (Emphasis & coloring added.)

Numbers 29:7And ye shall have on the tenth day of this seventh month an holy convocation; and ye shall afflict your souls: ye shall not do any work therein8But ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the [Yhwh] for a sweet savour; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year; they shall be unto you without blemish: 9And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals to a bullock, andtwo tenth deals to one ram, 10A several tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs: 11One kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the sin offering of atonement, and the continual burnt offering, and the meat offering of it, and their drink offerings.

On Tabernacles, also called “The feast of booths” or “Succot”, We stay in booths made of branches, basically! Although most today stay in tents, or even hotels, etc. Why go camping for Tabernacles? 

Again from Leviticus;

33And the [Yhwh] spake unto Moses, saying, 34Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the [Yhwh]. 35On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein36Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the [Yhwh]: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the [Yhwh]: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.37These are the feasts of the [Yhwh], which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the [Yhwh], a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day: 38Beside the sabbaths of the [Yhwh], and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the [Yhwh].39Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the [Yhwh] seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath. 40And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the [Yhwh] your God seven days. 41And ye shall keep it a feast unto the [Yhwh] seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: 43That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the [Yhwh] your [Elohiym]. 44And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the [Yhwh].

Also, from Nehemiah chapter 8;

13And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law. 14And they found written in the law which the [Yhwh] had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month: 15And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written. 16So the people went forth, and brought them, and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the street of the water gate, and in the street of the gate of Ephraim. 17And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under the booths: for since the days of Jeshua the son of Nun unto that day had not the children of Israel done so. And there was very great gladness. 18Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.

Plus, we can’t forget:

Exodus 23:14Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. 15Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) 16And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.17Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the [Yhwh] [Elohiym].

Deuteronomy 16:16Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the [Yhwh] thy [Elohiym] in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the [Yhwh] empty: 17Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the [Yhwh] thy [Elohiym] which he hath given thee.

What to do? Camp. Fellowship. Study. Praise Yahuwah. Feast. Rejoice. Get closer to family & friends. Count your blessings. ;D

So, this is a time of CELEBRATION, remembrance, STUDY & Fellowship.

Ah, the joys.

Speaking of joy, let’s DANCE, y’all!!!

Ecclesiastes 3:4,  Psalm 149:3, Psalm 150:4, Matthew 11:17                                                   Click here to find these & other “dance” Bible verses.

How to dance to “Blessed are you”

What is the mayim step?

Some friends enjoying a dance to Yahuah;

Shalom until next time!

Is it o.k. to feast with the Father? (Updated)

 

(The feasts are spoken of/commanded in Exodus 12, Leviticus 23, e.t.c. Also, Cain and Abel sacrificed. That law, in my mind, was related to the feasts. Note also that that was before Moses’ life.)

Seeing our Saviour is our example, why did He keep the Feasts while He was alive on earth? Why did the Holy Spirit come on a feast day – on Pentecost? Hey, if the feasts are denying our Saviour, why did Paul keep them in Acts 18:21? I mean, I know there can be interpretations on verses pro AND con for the feasts precisely, but I just want you to take this into the equation.

Also, why did Daniel not mention the feasts being “done away”? (Daniel 9:27; “And [H]e shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week [H]e shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”) To me this shows that the sacrifices stopped, but not everything else-like the feasts… Oblation is another word for sacrifice.

Think about that and PLEASE comment below! Tell me if you just want more on this, or anything precise on this.  Thanks!

Update: Below is a timeline I wrote out during a family Bible study just the other week. It is made off of my understanding that a day begins at dawn. Later we’ll have a study on that. Let’s make sure you are clear, though, before you read the following, that I do NOT do sacrifices- Messiah is MY sacrifice. Also, remember Romans 12:1,  “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of [Elohiym], that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto [Elohiym], which is your reasonable service.”                                                           {It explains itself…}

 

passover timeline

When the other feasts approach, I will try to post timelines for them.

Also, please go to http://www.2centsoapbox.wordpress.com and go to “gatherings” That is where I attend the feasts.

Deu_16:16 “Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the [Elohiym] thy [Master] in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the [Master] empty:”
1Ki_9:25 And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built unto the [Master], and he burnt incense upon the altar that was before the [Master]. So he finished the house.”