The Feasts of YeHoVaH are not, and should never have become, a mere suggestion! They are a command of our God to His People - FOREVER.
So the ones, who claim that "Grace" has "done away with the need for the LAW", have NOT been true disciples of Yeshua, aka JESUS!!! Because HE plainly stated, "I have NOT come to ABOLISH the Law (nor set it politely aside, the nerve!) but to FULFILL IT..." (Matthew 5:17).
We, who claim to be God's people, and followers of The Anointed Yeshua are always seeking “The Blessing of The Lord”, yet too often fail to produce the heart felt obedience which HE has made to be the prerequisite for that!
Grace is FREE. By virtue of the work of The Anointed Yeshua! But The Blessing is inseparably linked to obedience! It is time God's people got hold of that Truth now, and stopped beating around religious bushes, hunting "Ashtar Eggs"!
We've shortened the word from Holy Days to holidays. And they've become encumbered with idolatrous rot, and commercialized greed! But, in Truth and GOD's reality and intention, "The Feasts of YeHoVaH" are His Divine Prophetic Calendar of Spiritual Events to be orchestrated by His Son, the Anointed One.
But, because He is a hospitable, loving, merciful Father, He surrounds all these events with Feasting, Great Food, Wine, Candle light - all the good things which make for an excellent celebration! And all of which, in some way, point to His Messiah, and the goodness He was sent to bring to us!
With the exception of the High Holy Day of Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement, which is a day of fasting - and then feasting!
But it is clear that He wants His Kingdom to be a celebration of eternal life! That is what the feasts represent! Yeshua Is The Way, The Truth and The LIFE, and no one gets to the Father by going around Him, or the LAW He came to fulfill!
Pesach - Passover is the celebration of the Hebrews deliverance from Egyptian bondage! Of course it represents OUR deliverance from the fleshly bondage – through Yeshua's sacrifice as well! That event, found in the book of Exodus, because that is what it was, was a prophetic visual of the deliverance of God's people from the bondage of the pharoahs of this world - the flesh and the devil!
THIS feast is the day which GOD commanded HIS PEOPLE to celebrate - annually - not only the escape from Egypt, but OUR escape from the spiritual egypt of the fleshly life through The Life, Death and RESURRECTION of Yeshua!
"Christ", The Anointed One, Yeshua, did NOT some to make a “holiday” named after Himself - much less did He ever promote such a profanity as a heathen idol named Ashtar – of which “Easter” is a derivative. GOD never commanded us to pollute the Acknowledging of His Son Yeshua's, ultimate sacrifice with heathen fertility symbols! I mean, seriously folks – what have bunnies and eggs to do with the Resurrection of our LORD?!!!
It is a profound deception to try to make such forbidden symbols holy! It is an insult to God, and frankly, has always been an insult to my intelligence! How foolish is a nation who trashes their yards once a year with heathen fertility symbols then resists life the rest of the year with "Birth Control", which has now come to include outright murder of our unborn, as we sacrifice them to our god of convenience and personal, narcissistic gratification! OY!
Yeshua gave His LIFE to exalt HIS Father, and to FULFILL HIS commandments, NOT to begin another religious falsehood in His own Name! He came to release HIS SPIRIT into the earth, who would live in surrendered human vessels – and bring His Father's glory to Earth. But we can NOT do THAT by ignoring everything His Father, OUR FATHER, has commanded us to do. Yeshua plainly stated that He came to be about His Father's business! He did NOT ignore the Feasts, and you will never find an egg-laying bunny in ANY of His business! OY GEVAULT!
Wake up people! Stop polluting HIS HOLY DAYS with your foolish, cultural, heathen, idol worshiping, religious idiocy! Read HIS WORD and OBEY IT!
It is time His people made a bold move from mere Grace to a loyal service that earns His Blessing and Favor, so that we can walk in full Authority and Anointing in this fallen, hurting, deceived world!
Listen folks - He will never anoint the double-minded foolishness that the church/religious system has been peddling for way too many decades! We must CHOOSE LIFE. LIFE is defined by GOD's WORD, not our own religious ideas! We must WAKE UP. WORD UP. And SHOW UP. To win the battle which is upon us. IF we want this death sentence to PASS OVER US, we had better get busy CHOOSING HIS LIFE, HIS WAY. If you want to celebrate the Resurrection and LIFE of YESHUA/JESUS then stop slapping Him in the face with your heathen idol worship - whether that is intentional or not! "The road to hell is paved with good intentions", it has been noted.
Intentions are not enough. Faith without corresponding action is just wishful thinking. It is time for “The Church”, the “Body” of The Anointed one to LINE UP with HIM, and be about His Father's, OUR Father's business. Stop being “CHRINOS” - “Christians In Name Only” and start living the life of His Anointed Ones. Because IF we are truly IN The Anointed One (Christ), then we are a NEW creation, all OLD things have passed away... and we shouldn't serve those anymore. That is being walking dead. Are we alive to Him or not? Are we HIS talidim (disciples) or not? Are we grafted into HIS VINE (OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL) or are we just bonsaied versions of the Roman Catholic hi-jacked religions system, which is the weed, the false planting of the enemy, that has strangled the life out of real, Biblically Accurate, Spirituality?
It is time to CHOOSE Whom WE will SERVE. It is time to walk away from the false religions, which have a form of godliness, but deny us His power. It is time to get real for JESUS/YESHUA and truly follow Him to the ends of the earth, redeeming what we can along The Way.
So I ask you ... As Elijah asked "the people of God" in his day .... which God will YOU serve - Ba'al, Ashtar, Jupiter (Yaweh), Convenience, Success, Denominationalism, Other False religious expressions.... etc., ad infinitum... OR - will we find the courage to truly worship and follow The Living God? The GOD of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob, YeHoVaH Elohim? And HIS ANOINTED and APPOINTED ONE, Yeshua The Righteous?!
Chag Pesach Ha Mazot!
And Happy SON Day, Haverim! <3
B'Shem Yeshua Ha Messiach!