2012 FEAST DAYS
UNDERSTANDING THE FEASTS DAYS
The Most High of Israel has declared His set apart days for His chosen people to follow. His people must honor these appointed times, if we
claim to Love The Most High with all of our hearts, with all of our minds and with all of our being (Deuteronomy 6:5).
Before we begin to the feast days, we must understand that we cannot partake into the pagan holiday traditions passed down through men. The traditions of Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Valentines Day, Lent, Good Friday, you name it....they are all pagan traditions that sets our faces against the Most High.
WE MUST turn away from such practices. (This is something that those Christian pastors are NOT teaching the people.)
In Jeremiah Chapter 10, the Most High clearly commands us not to follow the ways of the heathens (gentiles who do not believe in the Most High of Israel). This chapter continues on to also provide us with an example of one of the traditions that the heathens practice. This tradition that is prescribed within this chapter is the all knowing, infamous tradition called "Christmas". Yes, this holiday is pagan (occultic). Just google "The origins of holidays" or "The origins of Christmas" and diligently do your research. A believer of the Most High will do their utmost to please Him, which includes us making the choice to walk away from such vile traditions (walking in spirit and in truth). Once we learn truth, we must walk in the truth.
These pagan holidays may seem so simple and harmless, but it's not. It is in fact an act of serving other mighty ones. It is written all throughout the scriptures concerning the Most High's disgust with us serving other idols. In Exodus 20:3, he commands us - "You have no other mighty ones against my face." Therefore, When one practices these holidays, he/she is essentially worshipping to idol god(s). Even if it is unknowing (Satan deceived the WHOLE world).
In addition to that, we have also been commanded not to eat foods that have been sacrificed to idols (1 Corinthians 8:7). When you are eating that Christmas dinner, you are eating foods that have been sacrificed for the purpose of that holiday. You are eating foods sacrificed for those idol gods. Do not partake of it...."Come out of her my people" (Revelation 18:4)
Again,we must be willing to walk away from evil once we learn the truth. If you didn't know the truth before today, "repent and sin no more".
It's those who CONTINUES to walk in sin that will find themselves not written in the Book of Life, not being one of His chosen. Our Messiah and the Heavenly Father shall be the judges of our hearts.
Of course, with everything we do, it is all a matter of choice.
A true believer will choose to obey the commandments of The Most High God of Israel.
With that said, The Most High has set forth His commands on how we are to truly worship Him. He has His feast days that are set apart only unto Him. These feast days tells a story of our Messiah. It is a story that points us directly to our Savior; He fulfills these feast days. Some have already been fulfilled and some are still yet to be fulfilled. Overall, these feasts days are all about Him.
Passover - Passover occurred during the time of Exodus, when Pharoah refused to let the Most High's people go. Ultimately, a perfect lamb without blemish was required to be sacrificed in order to protect his chosen people. Messiah was our perfect sacrifice to cover our sins and protect the people from the day of judgement (Exodus 12; Leviticus 23:5). We are to remember and observe this festival throughout our generations as an everlasting law. This appointed time gave a glimpse of what was going to happen in the future of our coming Messiah, the perfect sacrifice without blemish.
Feast of Unleavened Bread - This feast occurs right after Passover. Unleaven means "Without Leaven" and Leaven represents SIN. NO leaven = NO SIN. In Exodus 12:19, (see also Leviticus 23:6-8), "for 7 days no leaven is to be found in your houses, for if anyone eats what is leavened, that same being shall be cut off from the congregation of Yisrael, whether stranger or native of the land." When you accept the Messiah as your passover lamb, you will also walk without sin. If you continue to walk in sin, you will be cut off and not written in the lamb's book of life. He is the judge of our hearts.
Feast of First Fruits - (Leviticus 23:10) The Messiah was the First Fruit to the Most High. So, during harvest time, we are commanded to give the Most High the first and the best of what we have gathered. The Messiah was obviously the first and the best who ascended back to the Father. He is the Hight priest who has ascended to the right hand of the father and will speak on our behalf. This is when we give our best to show our love to the Most High, which must come from our hearts (likened to story of Cain and Abel).
Feast of Weeks - After the day of the Feast of First Fruits, we are to count 50 days to declare the feast of weeks. This is the time in which the people were to bring a "New" grain offering from their dwellings, two loaves of bread, baked with leaven, which will be first fruits to The Most High. It was on the 50th day, during the feast of weeks when Mosheh received the 10 commandments to give to the children of Israel; which are spiritual commandments. In the new covenant, the animal sacrifice has been done away with and was fulfilled by the sacrifice of our Messiah. Our Messiah is the bread (the Word) in which we eat from in spirit and in truth. The Messiah told the disciples that when he leaves he would send a comforter to them. We can see in Acts Chapter 2:1-6, that during the Feast of Weeks, the disciples received the set apart spirit and were able to speak in tongues (different languages at the same time) to spread the gospel of truth to the people. Again, in both covenants (the old and the new) it correlates to the spiritual implications of the Most High's righteous laws, statutes and commandments. The Messiah brought us the law from a spiritual perspective. Our ancestors of old weren't approaching the law from a spiritual perspective. Again, the law must be written on our hearts under circumcision.
The Blowing of Trumpets - This feast occurs on the first day of the seventh month. In Exodus 19:13, it states, "...When the trumpet sounds long, let them come near the mountain." In Numbers 10:3, the symbol and the sound of the trumpets was used as a method to calling all of the children of Israel to assemble together before the Tent of Meeting. In 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, it states, "See, I speak a secret to you: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptiable, and we shall be changed". In Revelation 7, his people are sealed and in chapter 14, they are called to stand along side the Messiah upon His second return to this earth. This feast ultimately represents the assembling of the Most High's righteous servants to prepare for the coming of our Savior and His Kingdom.
The Day of Atonement - Strongs Concordance for Atonement  = Intercession/On behalf of; The Messiah is our High priest who will atone for our sins (Leviticus 23:27-28). This covering applies to the children who have chosen to walk in the paths of righteousness (in obedience) and sacrificed to live their lives for Messiah (1 Corinthians 8:6).
The Feast of Booths/Tabernacles - This is the feast of ingathering - A.K.A feast of booths, where we will once again dwell in our land; in Messiah's Kingdom to come. The Messiah will take his people back into the land of Israel and His people shall remember that they were saved from their bondage (Leviticus 23:34-43).
So, if we were to look at the feast days, we could see the whole story of the need to sacrifice a perfect lamb, without blemish, to cover the sins of the people. The people will turn from sin which must come from the heart and they will receive the set apart spirit, for those abiding in righteousness. In that day to come, the children of Israel will be assembled together to meet with our Savior, our Master, the High priest, as He will atone for our sins and bring us back into our land to reign in His Kingdom. We will remember how we were taken out of bondage to be brought back into His day rest and peace.
THE FEASTS - VIDEO SERIES