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.
Continue reading ARE THE FEASTS STILL SACRED? Should believers continue to celebrate them?
Years 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
In Y’shua’s day, Torah was the CIVIL law of the nation of Israel, and it efficiently regulated daily life. Had Y’shua ‘done away with’ Torah, He would simultaneously have ‘done away with’ the civil law of Israel, making Israel indistinguishable from the pagan nations around her.
Yet scripture tells us repeatedly that YHVH’s intent was for the Hebrews to act as priests to all the nations, living out before them lives devoted to charity, purity and fellowship with YHVH and each other, with Torah as their guide. That duty and privilege has never been rescinded by Y’shua or YHVH, despite what the modern church might teach. Continue reading Just a Thought …
Acts 21 and 22 – Circumcision…. again –
Chapters 21 and 22 are filled with important information about the early believers’ understanding of their relationship to Torah.
Apparently the issue of circumcision was still a thorn in the side of the Body. Continue reading Torah in the Book of the ACTS of the Apostles: Chapters 21 – 26
I am reblogging this from THE COMING KINGDOM, which is the blog that my husband and I do together. The article is long because it quotes a LOT of verses, but it isn’t really necessary to read every one – they’re there for study purposes. It is hoped that a review of the passages – even a cursory review – will make it evident that YHVH intends for ALL people to live together under His Way of Righteousness, which we call Torah.
One Law for Jew and Gentile
Generally there are two viewpoints regarding the “Law”:
- The accepted teaching among Jews is that Gentiles are expected only to follow the terms of the Noahic Covenant,  but are not expected (or even encouraged) to observe Torah,  because Torah is considered to be a blessing granted only to the Jews.
- The accepted teaching among Christians is that ‘Jesus fulfilled the Law’ (Torah), thereby ‘freeing’ men from its burden and condemnation.
Talk about different perspectives! One group sees Torah as a blessing to which only their certain group is entitled, while the other sees it as a burden and a curse which has been placed only a certain group (but thankfully not on them)!
We believe Scripture disagrees with both teachings.
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Acts 13 – Continued
But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. Acts 13:14
We consistently find Paul and his assistants meeting in the synagogues on the divinely appointed 7th day. Many teach that this was simply because they were ‘going where the people were,’ and that the apostles themselves worshipped with true believers on Sundays. We will discuss this in Acts, Chapter 20. For now, simply note that Paul and his entourage regularly attended Sabbath (Friday night and Saturday) worship as Torah instructs. Continue reading Torah in the Book of the ACTS of the Apostles: Chapter 13 (Part 2)
The next Torah-pertinent passage we find in Acts is in Chapter 12. It is the first indication we get that the disciples were still observing the Feasts of YHVH. It is rather indirect, but worth mentioning. We will see other more obvious evidences later.
Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) Acts 12:1-3
Continue reading Torah in the Book of the ACTS of the Apostles: Chapters 11 – 12
The book of Acts is purported to have been written by a gentile (possibly Luke the Physician) who traveled with Paul on many of his missionary journeys. It is thought that the book was written for the edification of the gentile believers to whom Paul had ministered. Continue reading Torah in the Book of the ACTS of the Apostles – Chapters 1-5