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The Feasts of the Lord: Going Through the Motions

Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of First Fruits, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles – lots of Feasts, each with different instructions for observing them. Sometimes when we’re just starting out observing the Feasts, or approach a new season of Feasts, we can easily think of all the instructions and […]

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The Spring Feasts: A Time to Remember, A Time to Anticipate

Typically we think of the Spring Feasts as a time to remember – the Exodus and Yeshua’s death on Passover, his resurrection on the Feast of Firstfruits, the giving of the Torah and the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Then, we think of the Fall Feasts as a time to anticipate – Yeshua’s return on the […]

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Why celebrate all these Jewish holidays? Haven’t those been done away with?

There are seven Feasts or Holy Days commanded in the Bible – four in the Spring, and three in the Fall.  It’s true, Jews had been observing these Feasts for 1,400 years before Yeshua’s birth.  But what if God set those dates as days He intends to fulfill specific prophecies in Yeshua’s lifetime and His second […]

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Preparing for Yom Kippur: 40 Days of Repentance, Part 1

How would you characterize the month of August?  How about September?  Or January?  Just like the Gregorian calendar in which each month reminds us of the season and a mood, the Hebrew sages have determined the spiritual seasons of the year. The Hebrew month of Elul is considered the start of the “Season of Repentance.”  […]

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Preparing for Yom Kippur: 40 Days of Repentance, Part 2

In Part 1, we looked at the Hebrew understanding of the month of Elul, which begins 40 days before Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement).  From the days of the Israelites in the wilderness, this period has emerged as a Season of Repentance, specifically repentance from idolatry, and originally the idolatrous Golden Calf. For us […]

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Feast of Trumpets: “A day of complete rest for remembering”

This year the Feast of Trumpets (also called Rosh Hashanah) begins on the evening of September 25, 2014.  We put aside our work and gather with other believers, share a meal, blow our shofar, present an offering and worship just as the Lord commanded us in Leviticus 23. But Leviticus 23:24 also tells us this […]

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Yom Kippur: Yeshua Already Paid for That

“…and forgive us our debts as we forgive those who trespass against us.” (Matt. 6:12) …”Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” (Luke 6:37) Forgiveness:  Relinquishing our desire to punish another for their offenses. (Dr. Jerry Cook) Easy to understand, hard to apply.  But Yom Kippur is all about forgiveness – God’s forgiveness of man, and […]

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Thank Goodness for The Feast of Tabernacles!

The rising cost of living, terrorist attacks, government takeovers, the spread of deadly diseases, civil unrest  – the headlines bombard us.  The low level hum of a looming turmoil grows louder.  Thank goodness for The Feast of Tabernacles! The Feast of Tabernacles, called Sukkot in Hebrew, is the seventh and last Feast in God’s holy days.  This […]

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Preparing to Enter Our Promised Land – Part 1

Numbers 1 begins the culmination of God’s main purpose for the Exodus:  entering the Promised Land.  Hebrews 4 tells us we are still headed for the Promised Land, calling it our Sabbath rest.  Numbers 1-14 are the last few weeks before His grand plan is finally realized.  The first 10 chapters provide an outline of […]

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Why Count the Omer, Part 1: The First 40 Days

Counting the Omer – most are familiar with the culmination of the count, which is Pentecost, also called the Festival of Weeks.  “Weeks” is taken from the Hebrew word “shavuot” and refers to the seven weeks that precede Pentecost.  Leviticus 23:15 tells us to count the weeks between the Feast of First Fruits and Pentecost: […]

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Why Count the Omer? Part 3: God’s Spirit Poured Out

This 3-part blog series focuses on the Lord’s instruction in Leviticus 23:15 to count the seven weeks (49 days) that occur before the Day of Pentecost (the 50th day) also called the Festival of Weeks and Shavuot in Hebrew.  For the Israelites, the count was about the harvest, thus the word “omer” which was a […]

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The 10 Commandments – A List or a Lifestyle? (1-4)

“He has declared that he will set you in praise, fame and honor high above all the nations he has made and that you will be a people holy to the Lord your God, as he promised.”  (Deut. 26:19) Those are blessings I’d like to receive!  But before we “name it and claim it”, let’s look at the context.

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Messianic Sabbath

Following are some resources and information regarding the observance of the Sabbath within a Messianic perspective.  New resources will be added as they become available.  We recommend you check back regularly. Erev Shabbat and Shabbat Blessings Restoration Ministries makes this Messianic Siddur available for download or printing for no charge.  It contains many helpful prayers and blessings, […]

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The New Moon – Who Knew?

I had been reading the five books of Moses (Genesis through Deuteronomy) every year for five years and observing the Sabbath, Feasts and Festivals for five years.  But as many times as I’ve read the Bible and practiced the Feasts, God never fails to show me new insights every time.  This year has been no […]

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Pentecost: 2000 Years Ago or 2014?

The Day of Pentecost – we remember the supernatural flames appearing in the room where Yeshua’s followers were gathered.  Inside the room, there was the sound of a “mighty rushing wind” and the speaking of other languages they’d never learned.  It’s the pouring out of God’s very spirit into mere humans (Acts 2). That’s plenty […]

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