ARE THE FEASTS STILL SACRED? Should believers continue to celebrate them?

Holy Holy Holy

Holy, holy, holy, is YHVH of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory.      Isaiah 6:3

The feasts are still sacred for two main reasons:

  • Most importantly, the meaning and efficacy of the feasts is based solely on the shed Blood of The Lamb and the Kingship of Messiah, as will be shown in the articles to follow.  They are the commemoration and celebration of His Work, giving Him the honor that is His due.  The Feasts will be celebrated at least throughout the Millennial Reign when He sits on the Throne.  Do we really want to treat YHVH’s feasts with disdain and neglect?
  •  The feasts are prophetic pictures of Messiah’s unfolding ministry, which makes them extremely pertinent to the practice of our faith, since all that they picture has not yet been accomplished (Matt 5:18).  They shed light on events of the past and prepare us for events yet to come.

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Hezekiah’s Passover

Abba has been speaking to me about a number of issues related to Pesach, and apparently He has been speaking to K. Gallagher about a lot of those same things! K. has written a wonderful and compassionate examination of Hezekiah’s Passover – you’ll be blessed.

GRACE in TORAH

The Strength of YHWH

The name Hezekiah comes from the root chazak which means “YHWH strengthens” or “The strength of YHWH”. You are probably familiar with this term if you follow the weekly Torah Portions. At the end of each book of Torah, there is a traditional chant that is recited. It is: be-strengthenedChazak, chazak v’nitchazek”, which means, “Be strong, be strong, and let us be strengthened”. What I hope to answer in this post is how King Hezekiah demonstrates YHWH’s chazak or strength in the Passover.

HezekiahPraying_JS_0015King Hezekiah was one of the few righteous kings to reign in the southern kingdom of Judah. You can read about this fascinating man in 2 Kings 18-20, Isaiah 36-39, and 2 Chronicles 29-32. Isaiah, Hosea, and Micah all prophesied during his reign. Hezekiah tore down the high places, destroyed the bronze serpent, rebelled against the king of…

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YHVH’S FEASTS – Introduction

Feasts - Divine AppointmentsYears ago, a church in our area sponsored a teaching event featuring a demonstration Seder (Passover meal), and it was a deeply moving experience for all of the participants.  The correlation between the elements of the feast and the life, death, resurrection and Kingship of Y’shua was so obvious, and gave us new insight into His ministry and His prominent place in Old Testament prophecy.   Continue reading YHVH’S FEASTS – Introduction