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Yahovah’s Feasts in the New Testament – Part 9 – The Last Great Day

YAHOVAH’S FEASTS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

PART 9

THE LAST GREAT DAY

In this series of posts, we’re going to briefly list Yahovah’s biblical Feasts, show the commandment in the Old Testament, then list New Testament scriptures that show Yeshua HaMashiach, the apostles, or the church observing these eternal Feasts of Yahovah.

Leviticus 23:36, “Seven days you shall bring a fire offering to Yahovah; on the eighth day you shall have a holy gathering; and you shall bring the fire offering to Yahovah; it is a solemn assembly; you shall do no laborious work of service.”

John 7:1-53, “And after these things Yeshua was walking in Galilee; for He did not desire to walk in Judea, because the Jews were lusting to kill Him. 2And the Feast of Sukkot in Judea was near. 3Then His brothers said to Him, Move away from here and go to Judea, that Your disciples will also see Your works which You do, 4for no one does anything in secret and himself seeks to be in public. If You do these things, reveal Yourself to the world. 5For His brothers did not believe into Him. 6Then Yeshua said to them, My time is not yet here, but your time is always ready. 7The world cannot hate you; but it hates Me because I witness about it, that its works are evil. 8You go up to this feast. I will not go up to this feast now because my time is not yet finished. 9And saying these things to them, He remained in Galilee. 10But when His brothers went up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as in secret. 11Then the Jews sought Him in the feast, and said, Where is that One? 12And much murmuring about Him was in the crowds. Some said, He is a good one; but others said, No, but He deceives the crowd. 13However, no one publicly spoke about Him, because of the fear of the Jews. 14But the feast now being half over, Yeshua went up to the sanctuary [Temple] and taught. 15And the Jews were marveling and saying, How does this man know the scrolls, since he has not learned them? 16Yeshua answered them and said, My doctrine is not Mine, but of the One who sent Me. 17He who desires to do His will can comprehend my teaching, if it is from Yahovah, or if from my own will I speak. 18He who speaks from his own mind seeks glory for himself, but he who seeks the glory of He who sent him is true and there is no iniquity in his heart. 19Has not Moses given you the Torah, and not a man among you kept the Torah? Why do you lust to kill Me? 20The crowd answered and said, You have a demon. Who seeks to kill You? 21Yeshua answered and said to them, I did one work, and you all marvel. 22Because of this Moses gave circumcision to you. It was not because it was from him, Moses, but from the patriarchs, yet you circumcise a man on the day of the Sabbath. 23If a man is circumcised on the day of the Sabbath so that the Torah of Moses should not be loosed, why do you murmur against me because the man who was created whole, I have made whole on this day of the Sabbath? 24Do not be judging by hypocrisy, rather judge with a just judgment. 25Then some of the Jerusalemites said, Is it not this One the One whom they are seeking to kill? 26And, behold, He speaks publicly, and they say nothing to Him. Do our Elders know that this is indeed the Messiah? 27But we know this One, from where He is. But when the Messiah comes, no one knows from where He is. 28Then teaching, Yeshua cried out in the sanctuary [Temple], even saying, You both know Me, and you know from where I am. And I have not come from Myself, but He is true, the One having sent Me, whom you do not know. 29But I know Him because I am from His presence and He sent me! 30Then they sought to seize Him; yet no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come. 31But many of the crowd believed into Him, and said, The Messiah, when He comes will He do more miracles than these which this One did? 32The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things about Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers, that they might seize Him. 33Then Yeshua said to them, Yet a little while I am with you, and I go to Him who sent Me. 34You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you are not able to come. 35Then the Jews said amongst themselves, Where is this One about to go that we will not find Him? Why, indeed, is He about to go to the countries of the Gentiles and teach the pagans? 36What is this teaching which He said, You will seek Me and will not find Me, and, Where I am, you are not able to come? 37Now on the great day, which is the last of the feast (The eighth day), Yeshua was standing and He cried out and said, If a man thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38Anyone who believes in me as the scriptures have said, rivers of living water will flow from his belly. 39But He said this concerning the Spirit, whom the ones believing into Him were about to receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Yeshua was not yet glorified. 40Then hearing the Word, many of the crowd said, This is truly the Prophet. 41Others said, This is the Messiah. But others said, No! For does the Messiah come out of Galilee? 42Has not the Scripture said that the Messiah comes from the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was? 43Then a division occurred in the crowd because of Him. 44And some of them desired to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him. 45Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees. And they said to them, Why did you not bring Him? 46The officers answered, Never did a man so speak as does this man. 47Then the Pharisees answered them, Have you not also been deceived? 48Not any from the rulers or from the Pharisees believed into Him have they? 49But not knowing the Torah, this crowd is cursed. 50Nicodemus said to them, the one coming by night to Him, being one of themselves, 51Does our Law judge the man unless it hear from him first, and know what he has done? 52And they answered and said to him, Why are you also from Galilee? You search and see; the Prophet will not rise out of Galilee. 53And they each one went to his house.”

John 8:1-11, “But Yeshua went to the Mount of Olives. 2And at dawn, He again arrived into the sanctuary [Temple]; and all the people came to Him. And sitting down, He taught them. 3And the scribes and the Pharisees brought to Him a woman having been taken in adultery. And standing her in the middle, 4they said to Him, Teacher, this woman was taken in the very act, committing adultery. 5And in the Torah, Moses commanded that such should be stoned. You, then, what do You say? 6But they said this, tempting Him, that they may have reason to accuse Him. But bending down, Yeshua wrote with the finger in the earth, not appearing to hear. 7But as they continued questioning Him, bending back up, He said to them, The one among you without that sin, let him cast the first stone at her. 8And bending down again, He wrote in the earth. 9But hearing, and being convicted by the conscience, they went out one by one, beginning from the older ones, until the last. And Yeshua was left alone, and the woman standing in the middle. 10And Yeshua bending back up, and having seen no one but the woman, He said to her, Woman, where are those, the accusers of you? Did not one give judgment against you? 11And she said, No one, Master. And Yeshua said to her, Neither do I judge you. Go, and sin no more.”

Read all of John 8 and John 9.

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Yahovah’s Feasts in the New Testament – Part 8 – Feast of Tabernacles

YAHOVAH’S FEASTS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

PART 8

FEAST OF TABERNACLES OR SUKKOT

In this series of posts, we’re going to briefly list Yahovah’s biblical Feasts, show the commandment in the Old Testament, then list New Testament scriptures that show Yeshua HaMashiach, the apostles, or the church observing these eternal Feasts of Yahovah.

Leviticus 23:33-43, “And Yahovah spoke to Moses, saying, 34Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, In the fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be a Feast of Booths, seven days to Yahovah. 35On the first day shall be a holy gathering; you shall do no laborious work. 36Seven days you shall bring a fire offering to Yahovah; on the eighth day you shall have a holy gathering; and you shall bring the fire offering to Yahovah; it is a solemn assembly; you shall do no laborious work of service. 37These are the set feasts of Yahovah which you shall proclaim, holy gatherings, to bring a fire offering to Yahovah, a burnt offering, and a food offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, the thing of a day on its own day; 38besides the Sabbaths of Yahovah, and besides your gifts, and besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you shall give to Yahovah. 39Also, in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you gather the increase of the land, you shall keep the feast of Yahovah seven days; on the first day a Holy Day Sabbath, and on the eighth day a Holy Day Sabbath. 40And you shall take to yourselves on the first day the fruit of majestic trees, palm branches, and boughs of oak trees, and willows of the valley, and shall rejoice before Yahovah your Divine One seven days. 41And you shall celebrate it a feast to Yahovah, seven days in a year, a never ending statute throughout your generations; in the seventh month you shall keep it. 42You shall sit in Sookkuhs for seven days; all who are native in Israel shall sit down in Sookkuhs, 43so that your generations shall know that I caused the sons of Israel to live in Sookkuhs, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt; I am Yahovah your Divine One.”

John 7:1-2, 8, 10, 14, “And after these things Yeshua was walking in Galilee; for He did not desire to walk in Judea, because the Jews were lusting to kill Him. 2And the Feast of Sukkot in Judea was near. . . 8You go up to this feast. I will not go up to this feast now because my time is not yet finished. . . 10But when His brothers went up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as in secret. . . 14But the feast now being half over, Yeshua went up to the sanctuary [Temple] and taught.”

Acts 18:21, “but [Paul] took leave of them, saying, I must by all means keep the coming feast as is my custom at Jerusalem; but I will come again to you, Yahovah willing. And he sailed from Ephesus.”

Yahovah’s Feasts in the New Testament – Part 7 – Day of Atonement

YAHOVAH’S FEASTS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

PART 7

DAY OF ATONEMENT OR YOM KIPPUR

In this series of posts, we’re going to briefly list Yahovah’s biblical Feasts, show the commandment in the Old Testament, then list New Testament scriptures that show Yeshua HaMashiach, the apostles, or the church observing these eternal Feasts of Yahovah.

Leviticus 23:26-32, “And Yahovah spoke to Moses saying, 27Also, on the tenth of this seventh month shall be a day of atonement; there shall be a holy gathering, and you shall humble and weaken your bodies and shall bring a fire offering to Yahovah. 28And you shall do no work in this same day, for it is a day of atonement, to atone for you before Yahovah your Divine One. 29For any person who is not humbled in this same day shall be cut off from his people. 30And any person who does any work in this same day, I shall even cut off that person from the midst of his people. 31You shall do no work; it is a never ending statute throughout your generations, in all your dwellings. 32It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and you shall humble your souls in the ninth of the month at evening; from evening until evening you shall keep your Sabbath.”

Acts 27:9, “And we were there a long time, until after the day of Yom Kippur. And it was hazardous then for any one to go by sea; and Paul warned them,”

Yahovah’s Feasts in the New Testament – Part 6 – Feast of Trumpets

YAHOVAH’S FEASTS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

PART 6

FEAST OF TRUMPETS OR YOM TERUAH

In this series of posts, we’re going to briefly list Yahovah’s biblical Feasts, show the commandment in the Old Testament, then list New Testament scriptures that show Yeshua HaMashiach, the apostles, or the church observing these eternal Feasts of Yahovah.

Leviticus 23:23-25, “And Yahovah spoke to Moses, saying, 24Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first of the month, a Holy Day Sabbath shall be to you, a memorial acclamation of the resounding of trumpets, a holy gathering. 25You shall do no laborious work and you shall bring a fire offering to Yahovah.”

Although the Feast of Trumpets, or Yom Teruah, is not mentioned by name in the New Testament, the theme of the day – the sounding of trumpets announcing Yeshua HaMashiach’s return – is mentioned by several New Testament authors as noted in the references below.

Matthew 24:30-31, “And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the heavens. And then all the tribes of the land will wail. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and much glory. 31And He will send His cherubs with a great sound of a large trumpet, and they will gather His chosen ones from the four winds, from the ends of the sky to the other.”

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, “Because the Master Himself shall come down from Heaven with a commanding shout of an archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of Yahovah. And the dead in Messiah will rise again first. 17Then we who remain alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet with our Master in the air. And so we will always be with our Master.”

Revelation 11:15, “And the seventh cherub trumpeted. And there were great rumblings of thunder saying, The kingdoms of this world have became our Divine One’s, even of His Messiah; and He shall reign forever and ever.”

Yahovah’s Feasts in the New Testament – Part 5 – Feast of Pentecost

YAHOVAH’S FEASTS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

PART 5

FEAST OF PENTECOST OR SHAVUOT

In this series of posts, we’re going to briefly list Yahovah’s biblical Feasts, show the commandment in the Old Testament, then list New Testament scriptures that show Yeshua HaMashiach, the apostles, or the church observing these eternal Feasts of Yahovah.

Leviticus 23:15-22, “And you shall number to you from the next day after the Sabbath, from the day you bring in the sheaf of the wave offering; they shall be seven complete Sabbaths; 16to the next day after the seventh Sabbath, you shall number fifty days; and you shall bring near a new food offering to Yahovah; 17you shall bring in bread out of your dwellings for a wave offering, two loaves; they shall be of two tenth ephah of flour; they shall be baked with leaven; first-fruits to Yahovah 18And besides the bread, you shall offer seven lambs, without blemish, sons of a year, and one bull, a son of the herd, and two rams; they are a burnt offering to Yahovah, with their food offering and their drink offerings, a fire offering of soothing fragrance to Yahovah. 19And you shall offer one he-goat for a sin offering, and two lambs, sons of a year, for a sacrifice of peace offerings. 20And the priest shall wave them, besides the bread of the first-fruits, a wave offering before Yahovah, besides the two lambs; they are holy to Yahovah for the priest. 21And you shall make a proclamation on this same day; it is a holy gathering to you. You shall do no laborious work of service. It is a never ending statute in all your dwellings throughout your generations. 22And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not completely reap the corner of your field, nor shall you gather the gleaning of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor, and for the alien: I am Yahovah your Divine One.”

Acts 2:1-21, “And in the fulfilling of the day of Shavuot, they were all with one mind in the same place. 2And suddenly a sound came out of the heaven, as a groaning spirit along by a violent wind! And it filled the entire Temple where they were sitting. 3And tongues as of fire appeared to them, being distributed, and it sat on each one of them. 4And they were all filled of the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave ability to them to speak. 5And Jews were living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation of those under the heaven. 6And when that sound occurred, all the people gathered and were perplexed because they were hearing each man among them who were speaking in their own language. 7And all were amazed and marveled, saying to one another, Behold, we can’t grasp this, are not all these, those speaking, Galileans? 8And how do we hear each in our own language in which we were born, 9Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and those living in Mesopotamia, both Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10both Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the regions of Libya over against Cyrene, and the temporarily residing Romans, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabians; in our own languages we hear them speaking the great wonders of Yahovah? 12And all were amazed and puzzled, saying to one another, What could this be? 13But ridiculing, others said, They are full of sweet wine. 14But standing up with the eleven, Peter lifted up his voice and spoke out to them, Men, Jews, and all those living in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to my words: 15For these are not drunk, as you imagine, for it is the third hour of the day. 16But this is that which has been spoken by the prophet Joel, 17“And it shall be in the last days, Yahovah says, I will pour from My Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; 18And also I will pour out My Spirit on My servants and hand maids in those days, and they shall prophesy. 19And I will give wonders in the heaven above, and miraculous signs on the earth below, blood and fire and vapor of smoke. 20The sun will be changed into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the Coming of the great and glorious day of Yahovah. 21And it shall be that everyone who shall call on the name of Yahovah will be saved.””

Acts 20:16, “For Paul had determined with himself not to pass by Ephesus, lest he should be delayed there; because he hasted on, if possible, to keep the day of Shavuot in Jerusalem.”

1 Corinthians 16:8, “But I will remain in Ephesus until Shavuoth.”

Yahovah’s Feasts in the New Testament – Part 4 – Feast of First Fruits

YAHOVAH’S FEASTS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

PART 4

FEAST OF FIRST FRUITS OR

YOM HA BIKKURIM

In this series of posts, we’re going to briefly list Yahovah’s biblical Feasts, show the commandment in the Old Testament, then list New Testament scriptures that show Yeshua HaMashiach, the apostles, or the church observing these eternal Feasts of Yahovah.

Leviticus 23:9-14, “And Yahovah spoke to Moses, saying, 10Speak to the sons of Israel, and you shall say to them, When you come in to the land which I am giving to you, and have reaped its harvest, and have brought in the Omer, of the beginning of your harvest, to the priest, 11then he shall wave the Omer before Yahovah for your acceptance; on the morrow of the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. 12And you shall prepare a lamb in the day you wave the Omer, one without blemish, a son of a year, for a burnt offering to Yahovah. 13And its food offering shall be two tenths part of flour mixed with oil, a fire offering to Yahovah, a sweet fragrance; and its drink offering, a fourth of a hin of wine. 14And you shall not eat bread, nor roasted grain, nor fresh ears, until this same day, until you have brought the offering of your Divine One; it is a never ending statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings.”

This feast begins the Omer count to the Feast of Pentecost or Shavuot. It always occurs on the day after the Sabbath that happens during the week of Unleavened Bread. The Feast of First Fruits is a type of the Resurrection.

Matthew 28:1, “But after the Sabbaths, at the dawning into the first of the Sabbaths (feast of first fruits), Mariam of Magdalene and the other Mariam came to look upon the grave.”

Mark 16:9, “And having risen and now early on the first of the Sabbath count to Shavuot. He first appeared to Mariam Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons.”

Luke 24:1-3, “And the first of the Sabbaths (The seven week Sabbath count to Shavuot) at dawn, while still dark, they came on the tomb, carrying spices which they prepared; and some were with them. 2And they found the stone having been rolled away from the tomb. 3And going in, they did not find the body of the Master Yeshua.”

John 20:1, “But on the first of the Sabbaths (The seven week count to Shavuot), Mariam Magdalene came early to the tomb, darkness yet being on it. And she saw the stone had been removed from the tomb.”

John 20:17, “Yeshua said to her, Do not touch Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father. But go to My brothers and say to them, I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and My Divine One, and your Divine One.” Yeshua ascended to the Father on Resurrection Day to offer Himself as the first fruits offering for our salvation.

Matthew 27:52-53, “And the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised. 53And coming forth out of the tombs after His resurrection, they entered into the holy city and were seen by many.” These saints were also first fruits offerings to Yahovah on this Feast of First Fruits in 30 AD!

1 Corinthians 15:20-23, “But now Messiah has been raised from the dead; He became the first-fruit of those having fallen asleep. 21For since through man came death, also through a Man is a resurrection of the dead; 22for as in Adam all die, so also in Messiah all will be made alive. 23But each in his own order: Messiah, the first-fruit; afterward those of Messiah at His coming.”

James 1:18, “It is He who begot us from His own will, by the Word of truth, that we should be the first-fruits of His creatures.”

Revelation 14:4, “These are the ones who had not become defiled, for they are pure. These are the ones following the Lamb wherever He may go. These were redeemed from among men being the first-fruits to Yahovah and to the Lamb.”

Yahovah’s Feasts in the New Testament – Part 3 – Feast of Unleavened Bread

YAHOVAH’S FEASTS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

PART 3

FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD

In this series of posts, we’re going to briefly list Yahovah’s biblical Feasts, show the commandment in the Old Testament, then list New Testament scriptures that show Yeshua HaMashiach, the apostles, or the church observing these eternal Feasts of Yahovah.

Leviticus 23:6-8, “And on the fifteenth day of this month [Nisan or Abib] is the Feast of Unleavened to Yahovah; you shall eat unleavened things seven days. 7On the first day you shall have a holy gathering; you shall do no laborious work; 8and you shall bring near a fire offering to Yahovah seven days; and the seventh day shall be a holy gathering; you shall do no laborious work.”

Examples of the Feast of Unleavened Bread observed in the New Testament:

Matthew 26:17, “And on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened, the disciples came to Yeshua, saying to Him, Where do you desire we should prepare for You to eat the Passover?”

Mark 14:12, “And on the first day of the Unleavened Bread, when they killed the Passover, His disciples said to Him, Where do You desire that going we may prepare that You may eat the Passover?”

Luke 2:41-42, “And His parents went into Jerusalem year by year at the Feast of the Passover. 42And when He was twelve years old, they, going up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the Feast,”

Luke 22:1, 7, “And the Feast of Unleavened Bread, being called Passover, drew near. . . 7And the day of the Unleavened came, on which the Passover must be slaughtered.”

Acts 20:6, “But we sailed along after the days of Unleavened Bread from Philippi, and came to them at Troas in five days, where we stayed seven days.”

1 Corinthians 5:6-8, “Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens all the lump? 7Then clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are unleavened. For our Passover is Messiah who was sacrificed for our sake. 8Therefore, let us perform the feast, not with old leaven, nor with leaven of malice and of evil, but with unleavened bread of purity and holiness.”

Luke 23:50-56, “And, behold, a man named Joseph, being a councilor, a good and righteous man. 51This one was not assenting to their counsel and deed (he was from Arimathea, a city of the Jews), and who himself was eagerly expecting the kingdom of Yahovah, 52coming near to Pilate, this one asked for the body of Yeshua. 53And he took it down and wrapped it in a shroud of linen and laid it in a hewn tomb that which no man had yet been placed. 54And the day was setting and the Sabbath [of Unleavened Bread, Nisan 15] was approaching. 55And having followed, also the women who were accompanying Him out of Galilee, watched the tomb, and how His body was placed. 56And returning, they prepared spices and perfume. And indeed they rested on the Sabbath [of Unleavened Bread, Nisan 15], according to the commandment.”

Yahovah’s Feasts in the New Testament – Part 2 – Passover

YAHOVAH’S FEASTS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

PART 2

PASSOVER

In this series of posts, we’re going to briefly list Yahovah’s biblical Feasts, show the commandment in the Old Testament, then list New Testament scriptures that show Yeshua HaMashiach, the apostles, or the church observing these eternal Feasts of Yahovah.

Leviticus 23:5, “In the first month [known as Nisan or Abib], on the fourteenth of the [lunar] month, between the evenings is the Passover to Yahovah.”

Examples of Passover observance in the New Testament:

Luke 2:41-42, “And His [Yeshua’s] parents went into Jerusalem year by year at the Feast of the Passover. 42And when He was twelve years old, they, going up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the Feast,”

Matthew 26:1-2, “And it happened, when Yeshua finished all these sayings, He said to His disciples, 2You know that the Passover is coming after two days, and the Son of Man is betrayed to be crucified.”

Matthew 26:17-19, “And on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened, the disciples came to Yeshua, saying to Him, Where do you desire we should prepare for You to eat the Passover? 18And He said, Go into the city to a certain one and say to him, our Master says, My time has arrived; with you I will prepare the Passover with My disciples. 19And the disciples did as Yeshua ordered them, and prepared the Passover.”

Mark 14:12-16, “And on the first day of the Unleavened Bread, when they killed the Passover, His disciples said to Him, Where do You desire that going we may prepare that You may eat the Passover? 13And He sent two of His disciples, and said to them, Go into the city. And you will meet a man carrying a vessel of water. Follow him. 14And wherever he goes in, say to the housemaster, The Master says, Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with My disciples? 15And behold he will show you a large upper room that is furnished. Make ready and prepare that place for us. 16And His disciples went out and came into the city and found it as He told them. And they prepared the Passover.”

Luke 22:1; 7-20, “And the Feast of Unleavened Bread, being called Passover, drew near. . . 7And the day of the Unleavened came, on which the Passover must be slaughtered. 8And He sent Peter and John, saying, Having gone, prepare for us the Passover, that we may eat. 9And they said to Him, Where do You desire that we prepare? 10And He said to them, Behold when you enter into the city you will meet up with a man who is bearing a skin of water. Go after him and where he enters, 11And you will say to the housemaster of that house, Our Master says to you, Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with My disciples? 12And that one will show you a large upper room which he has furnished. Prepare there. 13And having gone, they found as He had told them, and they prepared the Passover. 14And when the hour came, He reclined, and the twelve apostles with Him. 15And He said to them, I have greatly desired that I eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16For I say to you that from now on, I will not eat of it again until when it is fulfilled in the kingdom of Yahovah! 17And taking a cup, giving thanks, He said, Take this and divide it among yourselves. 18For I say to you that I will not drink from the produce of the vine again until the kingdom of Yahovah comes! 19And He took bread and gave thanks and broke it and gave it to them and said, This is My body, which for your sake is given. Do this for My memorial. 20And in like manner the cup, after having supped, saying, This cup is the New Covenant in My blood, which is being shed for your sakes.”

John 2:13; 23, “And the Passover of the Jews was near. And Yeshua went up to Jerusalem. . . 23And as He was in Jerusalem, at the Passover, at the Feast, many believed into His name, seeing the miracles which He did.”

John 6:4, “And the Passover was near, the feast of the Jews.”

John 13:1-30, “And before the Feast of the Passover, Yeshua knowing that His hour had come that He should move from this world to the Father, loving His own in the world, He loved them to the end. 2And supper having occurred, the Devil having put already into the heart of Simon’s son Judas Iscariot that he should betray Him, 3Yeshua knowing that the Father has given all things into His hands, and that He came out from Yahovah, and goes away to Yahovah, 4He rose up from the supper and laid aside His garments. And taking a towel, He girded Himself. 5Then He put water into the basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe off with the towel with which He was girded. 6He then came to Simon Peter. And that one said to Him, Master, do You wash my feet? 7Yeshua answered and said to him, The thing that I do you do not understand now, but afterwards you will know. 8Peter said to Him, You may never wash my feet for me. Yeshua answered him, If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me. 9Simon Peter said to Him, Master, not my feet only, but also the hands and the head. 10Yeshua said to him, The one having been immersed has no need other than to wash the feet, for all of him is clean. And you are clean, but not all. 11For He knew the one betraying Him. For this reason He said, You are not all clean. 12Then when He had washed their feet and had taken His garments, reclining again, He said to them, Do you know what I have done to you? 13You call Me the Teacher, and, the Master. And you say well, for I AM. 14If then I washed your feet, the Master and the Teacher, you also ought to wash the feet of one another. 15For I gave you an example, that as I did to you, you also should do. 16Truly, truly, I say to you, A slave is not greater than his Master, nor a messenger greater than the one sending him. 17If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. 18I do not speak concerning all of you; I know whom I chose out; but that the Scripture might be fulfilled, “The one eating the bread with Me lifted up his heel against Me.” 19From now on I will say to you a thing before it happens, so that when it happens you will believe that I Am. 20Truly, truly, I say to you, The one who receives whomever I may send receives Me; and the one who receives Me receives the One who sent Me. 21Saying these things, Yeshua was troubled in spirit and testified and said, Indeed I tell you truly that one of you will betray Me.

22Then the disciples looked upon one another, doubting of whom He spoke. 23But there was one of His disciples reclining at the bosom of Yeshua, whom Yeshua loved. 24Then Simon Peter nods to him to ask whom it might be of whom He spoke. 25And leaning on the breast of Yeshua, he said to Him, Master, who is it? 26Yeshua answered, It is he to whom I, having dipped and give the bread to. And dipping the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, son of Simon. 27And after the bread, then Satan entered into that one. Then Yeshua said to him, What you do, do quickly. 28But no one of those reclining knew this, for what He spoke to him; 29for some thought, since Judas held the moneybag, that Yeshua was saying to him, Buy what things we have need of for the feast; or that he should give something to the poor. 30Then, receiving the bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.”

1 Corinthians 11:23-29, “For I received from the Master what I also delivered to you, that the Master Yeshua in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24and giving thanks, He broke and said, take, eat, this is My body which is broken on behalf of you, this do in remembrance of Me. 25In the same way the cup also, after supping, saying, this cup is the New Covenant in My blood, each time you drink it, do this in remembrance of Me. 26For each time that you may eat this bread, and drink this cup, you solemnly commemorate the death of our Master, until His coming. 27So that whoever should eat this bread, or drink the cup of the Master, unworthily, that one will be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Master. 28But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and let him drink of the cup; 29for he eating and drinking unworthily eats and drinks to his condemnation, not discerning the body of the Master.”

Yahovah’s Feasts in the New Testament – Part 1 – Sabbath

YAHOVAH’S FEASTS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

PART 1

SABBATH

In this series of posts, we’re going to briefly list Yahovah’s biblical Feasts, show the commandment in the Old Testament, then list New Testament scriptures that show Yeshua HaMashiach, the apostles, or the church observing these eternal Feasts of Yahovah.

Leviticus 23:1-4, “And Yahovah spoke to Moses, saying, 2Speak to the sons of Israel, and you shall say to them, The set feasts of Yahovah which you shall proclaim as holy gatherings, shall be these: These are My appointed feasts: 3Work is to be done six days, and on the seventh day shall be a Sabbath of rest, a holy gathering; you shall do no work; it is a Sabbath to Yahovah in all your dwellings. 4These are appointed times of Yahovah, holy gatherings which you shall proclaim in their appointed seasons:”

Examples of Sabbath observance in the New Testament:

Luke 4:16, “And He came to Nazareth where He was brought up. And as was His custom, He went in on the day of the Sabbath, into the synagogue, and He stood up to read.”

Matthew 12:1-13, “At that time on the Sabbath, Yeshua went through the grain fields. And His disciples were hungry, and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2But seeing, the Pharisees said to Him, Behold, your disciples are doing what it is not lawful to do on the Sabbath. 3But He said to them, Have you not read what David did, when he and those with him hungered? 4How he entered into the house of Yahovah, and he ate the bread of the altar of Yahovah, which it was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those with him, but for the priests only? 5Or have you not read in the Torah that on the Sabbaths the priests in the sanctuary disregard the Sabbath and are without blame? 6But I say to you, One greater than the sanctuary is here. 7But if you had known what this is, “I desire mercy and not sacrifice,” you would not have condemned those without blame. 8For the Son of Man is also Master of the Sabbath. 9And moving from there, He came into their synagogue. 10And, behold, a man having a withered hand was there. And they asked Him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbaths? (That they might accuse Him). 11But He said to them, What man of you who will have one sheep, and if this one fall into a pit on the day of the Sabbath, that he would not grab it and raise it out? 12How much more, then, does a man excel a sheep! So that it is lawful to do well on the Sabbaths. 13Then He said to the man, Stretch out your hand! And he stretched out. And it was restored sound as the other.”

Mark 6:2-6, “And a Sabbath having come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And hearing, many were amazed, saying, From where came these things to this One? And what is the wisdom given to Him that even such works of power come about through His hands? 3Is this One not the carpenter, the son of Mariam, and brother of Jacob and Joseph and Judas and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us? And they were offended in Him. 4And Yeshua said to them, There is no prophet who is dishonored except in his own city and with his own kinsmen and in his own house. 5And He could do no work of power there, except He performed healing on a few infirm ones laying on His hands. 6And He marveled because of their unbelief. And He went around the villages in a circuit, teaching.”

John 7:21-24, “Yeshua answered and said to them, I did one work, and you all marvel. 22Because of this Moses gave circumcision to you. It was not because it was from him, Moses, but from the patriarchs, yet you circumcise a man on the day of the Sabbath. 23If a man is circumcised on the day of the Sabbath so that the Torah of Moses should not be loosed, why do you murmur against me because the man who was created whole, I have made whole on this day of the Sabbath? 24Do not be judging by hypocrisy, rather judge with a just judgment.”

Acts 13:14, 42-44, “But going through from Perga, they came to Antioch-Pisidia, and going into the synagogue on the day of the Sabbath, they sat down. . . 42But the Jews having gone out of the synagogue, the gentiles begged that these words be spoken to them on the next Sabbath. 43And the synagogue being broken up, many of the Jews and of the devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who speaking to them persuaded them to continue in the grace of Yahovah. 44And in the coming Sabbath, almost all the city was gathered to hear the Word of Yahovah.”

Acts 16:13, “And we went out on the day of the Sabbath without the gate of the city to the bank of the river, because there was seen a house of prayer; and sitting down we spoke with the women who came together there.”

Acts 18:4, “And he [Paul] reasoned in the synagogue on every Sabbath persuading both Jews and the pagans.”

Colossians 2:16-17, “Therefore do not let anyone (outside the body) judge among you about eating, or drinking, or in how you keep the feast days, or the new moon, or the Sabbath day, 17which remain shadows of coming things, but the body of Messiah.”

Hebrews 4:1-11, “Therefore, Let us fear, lest while the promise of entering into his rest remains, lest some among you find that they are falling short from entering. 2For, indeed, we have had the good news preached to us, even as they also; but the Word did not profit those hearing it, not having been mixed with faith in the ones who heard. 3For we who have believed, will enter into the rest, even as He said, “As I swore in My wrath, they shall not enter into My rest,” for behold, the works of Yahovah were from the very foundation of the world. 4For He has spoken concerning the Sabbath, “And Yahovah rested from all His works on the seventh day.” 5And here again he said, “They shall not enter into My rest.” 6There was a chance for some to enter into it, but they to whom the good news was first preached did not enter in on account of disobedience, 7He again marks out a certain day, saying in David, Today after so long a time, according as He has said, “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.” 8For if Joshua the son of Nun had given them rest, then He would not have afterward spoken about another day. 9It is therefore the duty of the people of Yahovah to keep the Sabbath. 10For he who has entered into His rest, has also ceased from his own works, as Yahovah did from His. 11Therefore, let us strive to enter into that rest, that not anyone fall in the same example of disobedience.”

Victimization – Part 6 – The Redemption Coin

Victimization – Part 6

The Redemption Coin

2 Corinthians 5:17-21, “So that if anyone is in Messiah, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new! 18And all things are from Yahovah, the One having reconciled us to Himself through Yeshua Messiah, and having given to us the ministry of reconciliation, 19for Yahovah was in Messiah who has reconciled the world with His majesty, not charging their sins against them, and has committed to us the Word of reconciliation. 20Then on behalf of Messiah, we are ambassadors, as Yahovah is exhorting through us, we beseech on behalf of Messiah, be reconciled to Yahovah. 21For He who did not know sin, for your sakes made Himself sin, that we might through Him become the righteousness of Yahovah.”

Matthew 6:9-15, “So, then, you should pray this way, Our Father who is in Heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10Your kingdom come; Your will be done, as it is in Heaven, also on the earth. 11Give us the bread of our need this day, 12and forgive us our offenses as we also have forgiven those who have offended us. 13And do not lead us into trial, but deliver us from the evil one, for Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. 14For if you forgive men their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you will not forgive men their transgressions, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”

Mark 11:24-26, “Therefore I say to you, All things, whatever you ask, praying, believe that you will receive, and it will be to you. 25And when you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive it, so that your Father in Heaven may also forgive your transgressions. 26But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in Heaven forgive your deviations.”

In this short post, we will attempt to answer the question, why we are victimized over and over. The redemption coin is Yahovah’s redemption plan. It is a two-sided coin, one side is forgiveness, the other side is reconciliation. You cannot have one without the other. In Yahovah’s redemption plan, He allows you to be victimized over and over again, so that you will learn to forgive sinners and be reconciled to sinners, over and over again. So you will become like Yahovah’s Son, Yeshua!! So you will become like Yahovah Himself. So you will become the righteousness of Yahovah. So you will grow up into the maturity of Messiah.

The Apostle Paul, while he was still the unsaved Jewish Saul, learned forgiveness and reconciliation first hand. He had been severely persecuting and murdering the saints in Jerusalem. Then he received authority from the chief priests to go after the saints in Damascus, Syria. Well, you know the story, Yeshua appeared to Saul on the Damascus highway, and converted Saul on the spot. But it was not easy for the saints to immediately accept Saul. Read the story in Acts 9. But Saul turned Paul was forgiven and reconciled with the disciples in Damascus, verse 19, “And taking food he was strengthened. And Saul was with the disciples in Damascus some days.” Paul immediately switched sides in the spiritual war, from working for/with the Devil to working for/with Yahovah. But he had to be forgiven by the saints and reconciled to the early church of Yeshua. Acts 9:26-27, “And Saul arriving in Jerusalem, he tried to be joined to the disciples. And all feared him, not believing that he is a disciple. 27But taking hold of him, Barnabas led him to the apostles and told them how he saw our Master in the highway, and that He spoke to him, and how in Damascus he spoke boldly in the name of Yeshua.” It’s difficult to imagine what kind of life Paul would have had if the saints had not forgiven him and been reconciled to him. The early church, the FIRST church understood Yeshua’s teaching about forgiveness and reconciliation. They lived it out with one of their greatest persecutors! Acts 9:28, “And he was with them, going in and going out in Jerusalem, and speaking boldly in the name of our Master Yeshua.” Paul went from being against the saints as Saul the persecutor, to being with the saints as Paul the greatest Apostle who ever lived. The early church was living proof that the redemption plan of Yahovah was working on earth.

I’m not totally convinced that the modern church in America is doing the same, or as well as the early church saints. Something the church today misses is that when people sin against others, they are sinning against Yeshua. When someone molests, rapes, kidnaps, or murders your sister, they are doing that to Yeshua! When a drunk driver kills your relative, they are murdering Yeshua. When a terrorist blows up your child on the street corner, they are murdering Yeshua. When a policeman shoots a child playing with a toy gun, he kills Yeshua. Matthew 25:40, “And answering, the King will say to them, Truly I say to you, In so far as you did it to one of these, the least of My brothers, you did it to Me.” Matthew 25:45, “Then He will answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, in so far as you did not do it to one of these, the least, neither did you do it to Me.” So you saint, are obligated under the Redemption Plan of Yahovah to forgive the perpetrator and be reconciled to them, for the furtherance of the Gospel of Yeshua! You saint, have no right to hold onto racism, hatred, or unforgiveness. Yeshua’s blood covers all these horrible sins and crimes against humanity. But his blood will not do you any good if you hold onto other people’s sins by not forgiving and being reconciled to the perpetrators. Saint, you must see, discern, and understand in the spiritual kingdom in which you are to live. You must let go of other people’s sins so your sins will be forgiven you. Matthew 25:46, “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into everlasting life.

Saints, we have been given the ministry of reconciliation. Paul understood this ministry of reconciliation first hand. He understood that the entire Word of Yahovah is the Word of Reconciliation. Do you understand it? We don’t get to pick our time, place, or circumstance of victimization; it just seems to happen to us, but we do get to choose whether or not we will forgive and be reconciled to the perpetrator(s). Yahovah is in total control of your life. Learn to trust Him. Yahovah is the Divine One of reconciliation and restoration. I highly recommend that you learn to choose life, learn to choose to forgive and be reconciled to Yahovah and His created humans. Your eternal destiny depends on your choices in these matters.