YHWH's HOLY DAYS
HIS APPOINTED TIMES
The TIMES OF YHWH
Our Heavenly Father has Graciously given us APPOINTED TIMES TO MEET WITH HIM! YES! HE CARES SO MUCH FOR US! HALLELUYHWH!
His appointed times are HOLY CONVOCATIONS which means He calls us to meet with Him on these very special, incredibly significant days that hold extremely deep meaning to Him and to us! He is our Beloved and He wants us to understand times and seasons so that we are not ignorant and unwise and without faith which is belief in action.
For us to understand times and seasons He has appointed His people from the very beginning to take part in 'Dress Rehearsals' or Holy Convocations in order to prepare for special occasions happening throughout history! He wants to meet with us on certain days every year.
I have found His Holy Days to be so fascinating, so amazing in details to the very events in which they symbolize and foreshadow!
It is of utmost importance that we understand our Father's calender, seasons and days for therein lays the very revelation of the mysteries we seek to understand concerning humanity!
In Colossians Paul is letting people know not to be offended because we keep the Holy Days (Sabbath, New Moon, Feast Days- All of which Abba calls His Moedim or HIS APPOINTMENTS with us) that He gave us to keep FOREVER.
Messiah and Paul and every disciple also kept each of His Holy Days. For it is the Father's good pleasure to meet with us on these special set apart occasions that are a foreshadow of things to come.
1.SHABBAT: Messiah is Master of the Sabbath.
2.Matzoth: Unleavened Bread begins with PESACH wherein Messiah is the Lamb w/o blemish at Passover.
3.BIKKURIM:Messiah is the firstfruits raised from the dead on FirstFruits.
4.SHAVUOT:Messiah prayed the Father to send us the Comforter on Pentecost.
5.YOM TERUAH:Messiah will return at the last trump on the Day of Trumpets.
6.YOM KIPPUR:Messiah will open the book of Life on Atonement.
7.SUKKOT:Messiah will tabernacle with us on Tabernacles .
These are HIS DAYS. They are of MESSIANIC significance!He would never ask us to stop keeping them.
Many of Paul's teachings have been misunderstood over the generations when the 4th empire through Rome took over and changed the Father's calender as Daniel prophesied would happen.
But He is full of love and forgiveness and compassion and wants us to know HIS ways. When Messiah returns he says yet will he find faith on the earth. This bothered me and I prayed about it because so many know about him and love him. Faith is shown by what we do to please Him. Messiah wants us to remember the Father's days and observe them as He did. Are we going to use the christian holidays that originate from pagan/worldly anti-messiah men to worship Him or are we going to worship Him following the Holy Days that He actually so lovingly gave to us?
Paul wrote to the Corinthians to learn from Israel- to not use mans ways to honor the Father, but rather use the Father's ways to honor Him.
The new testament can only be properly understood in light of the old testament. The old testament is the only testament they had when the new was written. A better word for the new testament is actually renewed testament for through it we see how Messiah truly kept the Father's ways in the old from a true deep heart of love. HalleluYHWH!
W'ayiqra, Leviticus 23:4
“These are YHWH's appointed times,
the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim
at their appointed times. "
YHWH spoke to Moses: 2 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them: These are My appointed times, the times of YHWH that you will proclaim as sacred assemblies. 3 “Work may be done for six days, but on the seventh day there must be a Sabbath of complete rest, a sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; it is a Sabbath to the Lord wherever you live. . 4 “These are YHWH’s appointed times, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times. 5 The Passover to YHWH comes in the first month, at twilight on the fourteenth day of the month. 6 The Festival of Unleavened Bread to YHWH is on the fifteenth day of the same month. For seven days you must eat unleavened bread. 7 On the first day you are to hold a sacred assembly; you are not to do any daily work. 8 You are to present a fire offering to YHWH for seven days. On the seventh day there will be a sacred assembly; you must not do any daily work.” 9 YHWH spoke to Moses: 10 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you and reap its harvest,[a] you are to bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest. 11 He will wave the sheaf before YHWH so that you may be accepted; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. 12 On the day you wave the sheaf, you are to offer a year-old male lamb[b] without blemish as a burnt offering to YHWH. 13 Its grain offering is to be four quarts[c] of fine flour mixed with oil as a fire offering to the Lord, a pleasing aroma, and its drink offering will be one quart[d] of wine. 14 You must not eat bread, roasted grain, or any new grain[e] until this very day, and until you have brought the offering to your God. This is to be a permanent statute throughout your generations wherever you live. 15 “You are to count seven[f] complete weeks[g] starting from the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the presentation offering. 16 You are to count 50 days until the day after the seventh Sabbath and then present an offering of new grain[h] to the Lord. 17 Bring two loaves of bread from your settlements as a presentation offering, each of them made from four quarts[i]of fine flour, baked with yeast, as firstfruits to YHWH. 18 You are to present with the bread seven unblemished male lambs a year old, one young bull, and two rams. They will be a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offerings and drink offerings, a fire offering of a pleasing aroma to the Lord. 19 You are also to prepare one male goat as a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old as a fellowship sacrifice. 20 The priest will wave the lambs with the bread of firstfruits as a presentation offering before the Lord; the bread and the two lambs will be holy to the Lord for the priest. 21 On that same day you are to make a proclamation and hold a sacred assembly. You are not to do any daily work. This is to be a permanent statute wherever you live throughout your generations. 22 When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap all the way to the edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident; I am Yahweh your God.” 23 The Lord spoke to Moses: 24 “Tell the Israelites: In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you are to have a day of complete rest, commemoration, and joyful shouting[j]—a sacred assembly. 25 You must not do any daily work, but you must present a fire offering to the Lord.” 26 The Lord again spoke to Moses: 27 “The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. You are to hold a sacred assembly and practice self-denial;[k] you are to present a fire offering to the Lord. 28 On this particular day you are not to do any work, for it is a Day of Atonement to make atonement for yourselves before YHWH your God. 29 If any person does not practice self-denial on this particular day, he must be cut off from his people. 30 I will destroy among his people anyone who does any work on this same day. 31 You are not to do any work. This is a permanent statute throughout your generations wherever you live. 32 It will be a Sabbath of complete rest for you, and you must practice self-denial. You are to observe your Sabbath from the evening of the ninth day of the month until the following evening.” 33 YHWH spoke to Moses: 34 “Tell the Israelites: The Festival of Booths[l] to YHWH begins on the fifteenth day of this seventh month and continues for seven days. 35 There is to be a sacred assembly on the first day; you are not to do any daily work. 36 You are to present a fire offering to YHWH for seven days. On the eighth day you are to hold a sacred assembly and present a fire offering to YHWH. It is a solemn gathering; you are not to do any daily work. 37 “These are YHWH’s appointed times that you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies for presenting fire offerings to the Lord, burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings, each on its designated day. 38 These are in addition to the offerings for YHWH’s Sabbaths, your gifts, all your vow offerings, and all your freewill offerings that you give to YHWH. 39 “You are to celebrate YHWH’s festival on the fifteenth day of the seventh month for seven days after you have gathered the produce of the land. There will be complete rest on the first day and complete rest on the eighth day. 40 On the first day you are to take the product of majestic trees—palm fronds,boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook—and rejoice before YHWH YOUR ELOHIM for seven days. 41 You are to celebrate it as a festival to YHWH seven days each year. This is a permanent statute for you throughout your generations; you must celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 You are to live in booths for seven days. All the native-born of Israel must live in booths, 43 so that your generations may know that I made the Israelites live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt; I am YHWH your God.” 44 So Moses declared YHWH’s appointed times to the Israelites.
MAY WE ASSEMBLE
ON YHWH'S HOLY CONVOCATIONS
Shalom, Leslie Ann