Reason 1 - YOUR bible says that the Lord commands the
keeping of this Feast
Most people and mainstream denominations of today’s
“Christianity” will tell you that the Feasts of
the old testament are the ‘old Jewish Feasts’
and they no longer are to be kept because the very same
Christ who kept all of these Feasts “did
away with the law” - But YOUR Bible says something
COMPLETELY different then their doctrinal teachings, and it
says so in HUNDREDS of places!
Let’s look at Leviticus 23, and start with verse 1:
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto
them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye
shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these
are my feasts.
I know what you’re thinking, so let’s look at verse
2 in detail:
These feasts are for the Jews!
“Speak unto the children of Israel” - to
most of today’s Christian world who have trusted others
to tell them about their truths they think that Israel = Jew.
This is ABSOLUTELY wrong! If you read your Bible, it clearly
tells you that Jacob’s name was changed to Israel (Gen 32:38),
and that Jacob had 12 sons (Gen 35:22), who are
the beginning of the “Twelve Tribes Of Israel”.
Today’s nation of Israel, while a mix of peoples, is
primarily made up of members of the tribe of Judah - one of the
sons of Israel (Jacob), so this scripture is NOT for JUST the
Jews (Judah), but for all the children of Israel.
So the scriptures which follow these describe and state the
feasts of the LORD, and not the feasts of the Jews. While each
of these Feasts is a subject in and of itself, lets now look
at Leviticus 23 verses 33-44:
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth
day of this seventh month shall be the feast of
tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.
On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall
do no servile work therein.
Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto
the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation
unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto
the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no
servile work therein.
These are the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim
to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by
fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat offering,
a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:
Beside the sabbaths of the LORD, and beside your gifts,
and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill
offerings, which ye give unto the LORD.
Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye
have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a
feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall
be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.
And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of
goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of
thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall
rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.
And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in
the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your
generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are
Israelites born shall dwell in booths:
That your generations may know that I made the children
of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of
the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the
feasts of the LORD.
WOW! God devoted a LOT of scripture to this Feast! Let’s look
at a couple of things that were probably going through your head
as you read these scriptures:
A Burnt Offering, Forever, and In Booths...
“an offering made by fire” (or animal sacrifice
in the old testamenet) is no longer necessary because
Christ was the ultimate sacrifice, the sacrificial lamb
who gave His life so that sins may be forgiven. To
sacrifice now would be declaring that Christ’s
sacrifice was insignificant and incomplete, and would
be blasphemy against what He suffered for us, and the
very plan of the Almighty.
Verse 41 says “it shall be a statute for ever
in your generations” - it DOES NOT say just
until the savior comes and does away with it - forever
“That you shall dwell in booths for seven
days” - a booth is a temporary dwelling. In the
times before and after Christ, this could be a tent,
today we stay in hotels.
So the Lord commands this feast, and it is still in
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