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Should we keep the Feast Days?

*1 Corinthians 5:7-8, "Purge  out therefore the old leaven, that ye  may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened.  For even Christ our passover is sacrificed  for us:  Therefore let us keep the  feast, not with old leaven,  neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with  the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth."

 

....Truth is, we no longer need to sacrifice a Passover  lamb according to this passage. This is actually common knowledge among most  Christians of today. The exact same principle therefore applies to  all the Jewish feasts as they are indeed fulfilled already, just as the sacrifice  of the Passover lamb was fulfilled.

As for those who feel they are convicted to keep  these feasts, I am not seeking to change your minds. At the same time, I feel  I stand justified in that I see no reason for you to seek to change mine. The facts will be presented for intelligent Bible decisions to be made on this issue. For  it is also written...

  • *Colossians 2:16-17, "Let  no man therefore judge you in meat, or  in drink, or in respect of an holyday,  or of the new moon, or of the sabbath  days:  Which are a  shadow of things to come; but the body  is of Christ."

 

...By the way.. the "sabbath days" mentioned  here are ceremonial feast days, and not the weekly Sabbath. See Leviticus  23:23-38 on this. Specifically verse 38 where it declares these "sabbath  days" are BESIDES the Sabbath of the Lord. Another easy to see reality  in this passage is. MANY like to claim that this passage is speaking of the  "Ten Commandments" because the "sabbath days" is mentioned.  But when looking at the ENTIRE verse, one realizes that it is impossible for  these "sabbath days" to be the same as the weekly Sabbath day. Why?  This passage is lumping both the "sabbath days" together along with  the "meat, drink, holy days, and new moons." Where in the Ten Commandments  does it speak of meat, drink, holy days, and new moons?

The Jewish feast days were a shadow of things  to come. They pointed forward in a prophetic manner as to what Christ would  do when He came to this Earth for us. I ask, why should we embrace or seek to  keep feast days that speak of things already done? My faith alone in the "Lamb  of God who taketh away the sins of the world" [John 1:29] already proclaims  that which the feast days looked forward to as fulfilled at Calvary.

In fact, some of the feast days required the  believer to offer sacrifice in the Jerusalem Temple did they not? How is that  possible today? How was that possible in fact since 70ad when the Jerusalem  Temple was completely destroyed by Rome?

Scriptures openly declare these feast days "nailed  to the cross" in the following passage...

  • *Colossians 2:14, "Blotting out the handwriting  of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out  of the way, nailing it to his cross;"

 

...These feast days / laws of Moses were ORDINANCES  penned on paper by Moses himself. Unlike the Law of God written in STONE by  His very finger. The ripping of the temple veil in Matthew 27:51  declares in mountainous tones that these feast days were indeed no longer needed.  The Temple itself was no longer the residence of the Shekinah glory of the Lord's  presence when that Temple veil ripped. Before the rip, no man could enter into  the Most Holy Place  but the High priest. Anyone else walking in there would most assuredly DIE. Now  however, any man can come before the Lord, for  the Temple is now YOU, the Christian!

  • *1 Corinthians 3:16, "Know ye not that ye  are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?"

 

...Want it prophetically BLUNT? Daniel the Prophet  declares the Feast Days as something that was to STOP the moment Christ  died on the cross...

  • *Daniel 9:27, "And he shall confirm the covenant  with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he  shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,  and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until  the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate."

 

...Prophecy itself confirms the feast days  CEASED at the time of the cross. In the "midst of the week" (3.5 yrs  after Jesus was baptised) the Temple veil RIPPED completely  in two. At the exact moment  the "Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world" spoke from  His very lips, "IT IS FINISHED"-John 19:30

       ...Picture this... You  are looking for your friend who is said to be behind your house working on your  car. You look outside and all you see is your friends shadow protruding from  behind the house. You can see your friend working on the car by watching the  shadow. So you wait patiently for him to finish. Suddenly your friend cry's  out that, it is finished. You then walk to the back of the house, and  follow the shadow to your friend that eventually leads directly to him. The  feast days are no different. They illustrated to the believers a glimpse of  that which Christ was to do in the future, and when He cried out, "it is  finished" on Calvary, IT WAS!

Think about this as well...

There were NO Jewish feast days BEFORE the Exodus  from Egyptian bondage.  And according to prophecy as well as Scripture speaking of the time of fulfillment,  they ended perfectly when Jesus "finished" what He came to do for  you and me, as well as all those that kept those feast days in faith BEFORE  Calvary.

       Could there be prophetic reasoning for such  an end time movement?

Is it not being "prophesied" all over  the world by false prophets that a "third temple" must be rebuilt? Has  it not already been reported that the Roman Catholic church is performing  "animal sacrifices" on their altars in Africa?Are we to start offering  sacrifices again regardless of the fact that prophecy as well as the reality  of Calvary declares it is finished?  Does not the "keeping of  the feast days" denote a "possibility" that Christ has NOT yet  arrived, therefore we need to look for another? Will this be used by Antichrist to gather some of the flock into his  camp? That I believe is the main issue here. All I can see coming from keeping  the feast days is a faith that may eventually learn to embrace the "old  leaven" of the Pharisee's. All the world knows, they do indeed proclaim with  boldness that Messiah has not yet come. And all of Christendom can read for  themselves...

  • *1 Corinthians 5:7-8, "Purge  out therefore the old leaven, that ye  may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened.  For even Christ our passover is sacrificed  for us:  Therefore let us keep the  feast, not with old leaven,  neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with  the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth."

 

...One last thing before going further. For those that claim Christ Lord and still can't see the Feast Days abolished at His cross. Please look upon this passage with open eyes...

  • *Act 6:14 "For we have heard him say, that this Jesus  of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which  Moses delivered us."

 

...We need to understand that orthodox Jews to this day still observe the feast days because they refuse to accept the sacrifice of the Messiah Jesus Christ in their behalf. When we echo their observance of these abolished ordinances today, we  are doing the exact same thing as those Jews who are not moved by faith in Christ Jesus as Lord. In fact, some of the early Christians             continued on with the feast days as well. How did Paul respond to this?

  • *Galatians 4:9-11, "But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire                 again to be in bondage?  Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.                  I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain."

 

...One more thing needs to be realized  here as well. At present, we living during anti-typical day of atonement (since 1844 per Daniel 8, 2300 day prophecy) as we wait on that same Messiah Jesus Christ to return. While we wait, we must understand that this waiting time is not to be considered a time of celebration. Just as the Jews of old prepared 10 days before the day of atonement, we too must use this time to afflict  our souls so as to prepare to meet our God. During this time we             have been given a chance to purify our souls by the putting away of sin. Soon probation will end and that eupastern sky will split and we will be called Home. Or.. if we waste this precious time we have been given to get right with our God, we will be left behind dead. Those that celebrated on the day of atonement were cut off from the camp. The feasts are celebratory in nature until the feast of the day of atonement which is a solemn feast. We can not "celebrate" the feasts while we are living in the solemn day of atonement.

One more thing to realize about the anti-typical  day of antonement we presently find ourselves in. Many fail to realize this basic reality in fact. You simply cannot keep any feast days right now because we are in the antitypical day of atonement. Look in your Bibles and you will see that NEVER in the Word of God do we see anyone keeping two feast days simultaneously. That being the case. How can we keep the feast days while keeping  the day of atonement?

 Bottom line is this...

The Feast days pointed to His first coming. The Lord's Supper points to His second coming.

Literal Before The Cross. Spiritual After The Cross.

 

For the SDA brethren that have been  pulled into the feast day movement, what saith the prophet of the Lord to the last day church?

 

SOP says,

 

"In this ordinance, (The Last Supper) Christ discharged His disciples  from the cares and burdens of the ancient Jewish obligations in  rites and ceremonies. These no longer possessed  any virtue; for type  was meeting antitype in Himself, the authority and foundation of  all Jewish ordinances that pointed to Him as the great and only efficacious offering for the sins of the world. He gave this simple ordinance that it might be a special season when He Himself would always be present, to lead all participating in it to feel the pulse of their own conscience, to awaken them to an understanding of the lessons symbolized, to revive their memory, to convict of sin, and to receive their penitential  repentance. He would teach them that brother is not to exalt himself above brother, that the dangers of disunion and strife shall be seen and appreciated; for the health and holy activity of the soul  are involved.  {5BC 1139.5}

This ordinance does not speak so largely to man's intellectual capacity as to his heart. His moral and spiritual nature needs it. If His disciples had not needed this, it would not have been left for them  as Christ's last established ordinance in connection with, and including, the last supper. It was Christ's desire to leave to His disciples  an ordinance that would do for them the very thing they needed--that  would serve to disentangle them from the rites and ceremonies which  they had hitherto engaged in as essential, and which the reception of the gospel made no longer of any force. To  continue these rites would be an insult to Jehovah.  Eating of the body, and drinking of the blood, of Christ, not merely at the sacramental service, but daily partaking of the bread of life to satisfy the soul's hunger, would be in receiving His Word and doing His will" (RH June 14, 1898).  {5BC 1139.6}

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no, almost a dead issue now 

You would be surprised!:)

There are many SDA's now keeping the feast days.

The feast day movement is spreading throughout conservative circles of Adventism.

David,

Carte Blanche labelling people who observe the festivals or appointed times is highly misguided.

Many who observe the law do not do it for salvation but for love of their Maker.

If you love me you will keep my law.

Just as I love my wife and hang up my wet towel after a shower I love my maker and meet with Him at the times He has appointed for such an occasion.

They are wonderful times of joy and looking forward to the final fulfillments.

Shalom,
Will

Amen, I agree!!

I am one of them! But I do not keep feast or pagan words but instead Holy Convocation of Set Times given by the Command of YAHWEH. These days are not to kill any sacrifice of animals because animals were sacrifice every single day including the Sabbath in ancient times. These days are not annual sabbaths or ceremonial days as SDA created this non Biblical myth. These days were given in Gen 1:14 same Hebrew word is used to mean days each year are set aside to worship. All of these days were for us to take a day from our occupation and have a Holy Assembly together like the Sabbath and the beginning of the real month, known as the New Moon for worship. Isa 66:23  All take time out to celebrate both Christmas and Easter. Do you do normal work on these holiday of course you do! You don't go to your occupation and Catholic and Protestants go and have worship! These days have taken the place of YAHWEH'S Sacred Holy Convocation Days of worship.

As a Biblical historian man have always through out the world had sacred worship days that the Western world call feast days or festivals. Why because Satan did the same thing change these Holy Set Times for you to have unholy days where the ancient  people feast or ate a lot. So now we blame poor Paul on something he never meant at all. Paul was explaining to the reason converts who attended the synagogues with the Jews who did not accept YAHSHUA. Some claim they did but want to keep the passover that was never a Holy Convocation but a supper that started the first weekly group called the Unleavened Bread. These Jews wanted them to keep the Mosaic laws that were not needed. These were the sacrifices and other ceremonies or rituals done on these days that had been replace by the blood of YAHSHUA. But Paul told the Colossians not to let those Jews judge them in keep all of the new supper meal given by YAHSHUA. Nor to be judge by taken the Holy Convocations, The New Moon and the Holy Sabbaths (SDA rule this out, attempting to change these days to some lie known as annual sabbaths. It is not it is the weekly Sabbaths that comes each week through out each year. There are 52 Sabbaths each year!).

Are one of these Holy Convocation Days called a sabbath? Yes, only one the Day of Atonement on which this church is founded on! It is our sabbath of those who are consecrated and pray that our names will remain in the Book of Life. The HOLY SPIRIT will fall again on Pentecost to empower the 144,000. These Holy Convocations were not only for the Jews but all mankind who accept Redemption and Salvation. These Holy Convocations are the fulfillment of the Salvation plan and those who will hear the call of the HOLY SPIRIT will understand. Those whose heart repel the HOLY SPIRIT will not understand. They will cause contempt on those of us  who choose to obey YAHWEH. They will cause trouble, call us horrible  name, bicker and grumble against any and everything we say with unkindly words. Watch and see what I tell you, those who oppose so strongly, just see how they act and then you will know by the fruit they bear!

Happy Sabbath to all who keep the soon coming Holy Convocation of the Blowing of the Trumpet (Sept 8th 2013, this day you don't go to work have worship in the evening with a group. It is a Holy Assembly together day of worship nothing else but a normal day to reflect on our MAKERS.); Day of Atonement our sabbath (Sept 16th at sunset to 17th, is a serious day no job or occupation or any work should be done on this day, it a day to fast, repent and ask for forgiveness that our names will not be blotted out this not a day to joke around with); the week of Tabernacle (Sept 21rst at evening to 22nd and the 28th at evening to the 29th, these days you do not go to work and assemble together to worship. A ordinary day to cook, relax plan an activity but I like to just study by Bible after having worship. I still watch TV and do my at home chores because it is not a Sabbath). Be bless everyone.

Then how do you deal with the obvious contradictions in Leviticus 23 that demand a sacrifice?  You claim you are following the law, but you are not even observing these feasts as scripture has instructed, but created your own version and then tell the body that they should keep it, improperly as you do.  Do you know what the significance of any of these feasts listed in Leviticus 23 are, and that some of them say to abstain from work, even though you say you still still do chores?  Can you see how this is completely illogical?

The Sacrifice was a shadow to Jesus, not the rehearsals, they are two separate things. You must follow your LORD into the Most Holy in Heaven where the Heavenly Sanctuary still is pitched.  As long as there is a Heavenly, there are Holy Days or Assembles in Heaven and on Earth. "Let thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heave..."  Jesus said "be ye therefore ready, unless He comes as a thief..'  How are you ready if you are not participating in the "wedding rehearsals?"  This new covenant is surround the TRUE Tabernacle in heaven, for the old covenant was of "sheeps and goats", and yet the new is with "Jesus Blood" . I am an Seventh-day Adventist and i have found that there is a difference between SDA "Organization" and SDA "Movement". The Organization is the majority and they have excepted vain traditions, but the "movement" keeps moving with truth, and they will soon make up the number of the 144,000 who are the "FIRST-FRUITS UNTO YAHWEH (GOD).  All of the meats, drinks, and food were shadows of the things to come, and GODs law in LEV 23 Stands for it came form His mouth.   In Daniel 9, the Prophecy spoke of Oblations and Scarifies, not Feast days. Many throw "Feast, Convocations" in there, just like they throw Sunday, Trinity, and Christmas in the Bible, but if we can not find the literal words, definitions or examples, how can we except it?  We can not lean on the Pastors and other men, many of them will not make it either. Take the word literally my Friend, even in its' context. My Sister is right, this is how we are sanctified, and I desire that we all meet even more then just on weekly Sabbaths, away from the Fallen church bodies. I love you Brother and will be praying for you and your wife. May GOD Bless

There is an evangelist in Canada who recoded lectures on Feast Keeping and he said that Hosea 2:11 foreshadows when the sabbath days will be done away with

"I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts."

"Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:"

From what I understand, Paul is addressing the Gentile converts here and telling them to not let the Jews judge them about any of these things as they are not necessary.  I believe from what I heard that what is written in Colossians is the fulfillment of Hosea 2:11.

I have seen both sides presented on here and in real life and believe as the pillars that our church teaches that we are no longer required to keep the feast days.  I believe that our church will accept errors from the GC as well as Truths but I have never seen Feast Keeping accepted by the leadership of our church.  I believe this is another reason I must also reject what feast keepers believe.

Amen..AMEN...AMEN...AMEN...AMEN..Amen...Amen!!! 

AND TO ADD TO THAT MY SISTER

The one problem that I see with vain traditions is that it keeps the minds from truly prospering from the spirit that was given to us by our LORD's Atonement. Remember that GOD's people have the gift of prophecy within the church and that light will never go out. Prophecy is knowing future events before they take place, and being able to calculate past event shown by symbols in bible scripture.

In the Book of Daniel 9 we can calculate the time of when Jesus came to our world in 1 AD, Baptized by John in 27 AD, and crucified in 30 AD by the 70 week ( A day for a year) prophecy, shown by the Angel Gabriel. All of these events did come to past as was foretold, including the blood of Jesus being sprinkled upon the west side of the mercy seat upon the Ark of the Covenant, which "cause the sacrifices and oblations to cease" (Daniel 9:24, KJV)

Here, we Christians can see that the 10 Commandments was not abolished which included the 7th day Sabbath; but the old covenant that was replace dealt with the sacrifices of sheeps, goats, and oblations. Oblations means: meat(food) offerings, drink offerings, and incense. These were identified by Paul as "the handwriting of ordinances,that was against us, which was contrary to us", and Jesus took them out of the way, nailing it to His cross.

SO WHAT WAS LEFT?
The 10 Commandments (Exodus 20)
The Feast of the LORD (Lev 230);
Calculated by the New Moons- Without the Oblations & Sacrifices

Today, the Passover feast that was a memorial of the children of Israel coming out of Egypt is now called "The LORD's Super"; in proper terms, this Festival is called "Yah's Super" in recognitions of the bible passage John 3:16, KJV: For GOD so loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son, and whosoever believe in Him, SHOULD NOT PARISH, but have everlasting life.

In this video you will see the facts of the Ark that was Hidden so long ago during the sedge of Babylon, and the purpose of the Tabernacle. If you desire to make heaven your home, you must give up this one. When the time of the end soon will come, there will be nor more atonement for your sins, and no 2nd chance. If you can not find the proof in the bible, do not believe it: Watch!

"Come out of he my people and ye not partakes of her sins"(Rev 18)

I love you all and Happy Sabbath
Heavens' Messenger

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Those of us who believe that the antitypical Day of Atonement began in 1844 and is still in session, will also believe that the Feast of Trumpets came before this event according to Scripture. 

According to Leviticus 23:23-26, God Said:

The Feast of Trumpets

23 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.’”

The Day of Atonement

26 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 27 “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. 28 And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God. 29 For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. 30 And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. 31 You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath.”

This issue is actually quote ALIVE and many are turning to it! I am surprised at the amount of SDA's that turn to this and even go to synagogues to worship and participate in feasts! Its a valid issue still. I just hope that instead of this turning into an argument thread, that we can come together and pray and come up with a way to counteract this, with the aid of the Holy Spirit.

Carl you can't counteract with the aid of the HOLY SPIRIT because HE is the ONE leading us back to all truth. The Holy Convocations belong to YAHWEH and nothing can stop those who will obey the truth. It will not be the majority but the minority. Stand back and see the GLORY of YAHWEH because those in the SDA church will receive the out pouring of the HOLY SPIRIT. I pray that your eyes will receive the eye slave of YAHSHUA as well.

 

Happy Sabbath!

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