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Hanukkah 2016 – Sundown December 24 – Sundown January 1

Golden MenorahHanukkah – It’s not one of Yehovah’s appointed holy days, not the Jewish Christmas, not even the biggest celebration on the Hebrew calendar.  Sometimes referred to as the “Festival of Lights” or the “Feast of Dedication,” it is mentioned in the Bible as being observed in Yeshua’s day (John 10:22).  It’s the celebration of a victory for the Jews recorded in the book of 1 Maccabees written in the latter part of the 2nd century BC.

Some people would ask, “Why should Christians celebrate Hanukkah; why not just celebrate Christmas?”  An easy question, with a complex answer.  Much has been written and taught on the origins of Christmas, so I won’t reiterate that here.  What is included here are several things I’ve learned about Yehovah by observing Hanukkah.  While it is optional, it certainly can be a wonderful focal point for meditation and revelation. Read the rest of this page »

Shabbat Shalom – A Photo Gift Book of Sabbath Peace

CoverA visual delight for the eyes and a respite for the soul, this book leads the reader deeper into Sabbath rest with the turn of every page.  With 30 pages of inspiring nature photographs blended with Hebrew scriptures from the Old Testament, this book is appropriate for Jews, Christians or Messianics.

This Hanukkah, give the gift of peace.

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Resting in God’s Faithfulness: Ishmael and El Roi

Image271In my previous posts on this topic, I shared how Yehovah demonstrated his faithfulness to me by replacing my fear with faith and carrying my burdens, goals and plans for a year.

The next perspective he showed me, I call Ishmael and El Roi.  These are two descriptions of God in the Bible.  Yehovah revealed himself to me through these two names in such a way that it changed my whole perspective and empowered me to live continuously in a place of peace and righteousness.

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The 8th Day – The Last Feast is Just the Beginning

penn-cove-etherealShemini Atzeret, or The 8th Day, is the last of the Lord’s Feast days on the calendar, following seven other Feasts and placed on the end of a seven-day Feast, Sukkot / the Feast of Tabernacles.

But the instructions for this day are a bit vague – it is to be a Sabbath with a holy convocation and an offering – much the same as the weekly Sabbath.  What’s the significance of this day?  In my study of this question, I was surprised at just how significant this day is.  It changed my whole understanding of not just the Fall Feasts, but all of the Feasts.  Instead of just an extra day of rest on the end, it has become the whole point of all the Feasts.  Here are the eight things I learned about The 8th Day. Read the rest of this page »

Resting in God’s Faithfulness: My Shimetah Year

Image19-1In my last post on this topic, I shared how Yehovah demonstrated his faithfulness to me very specifically over one year’s time.  He replaced my fears with faith and changed my perspective to one that allows me to stay in his peace and rest every day.

A couple of years later I was working on new projects and new goals.  I still had my new perspective and was still trusting God for all of my provisions, but I was still striving.  Not out of fear, but for accomplishment – improvement in my career,  progress on changes I wanted in my personal life, projects and goals I had set for things I wanted to change or improve.

That’s not all bad, but for me there was this feeling of discontent, that things weren’t what they could be.  This feeling kept me striving, antsy, a little on edge, impatient, trying to get things on track the way I thought they should be.  I could feel this drive to make something of my life. Read the rest of this page »

Yeshua’s Ascension Brings a Double Portion on Pentecost

Yeshua's AscensionIn a separate blog post I discuss how the day of Pentecost/Shavuot kicks-off the new covenant, guarantees our eternal inheritance, and brings new life through the Holy Spirit – enabling us to fulfill our mission and destiny on earth.

As believers in Yeshua, we already carry the Holy Spirit within us every day.  But if we’re prepared for it, I believe there’s a double portion of Yeshua’s Spirit poured out on Shavuot. Read the rest of this page »

The Day of Pentecost Guarantees Yehovah’s Promises

www.DanKarvasek.comPentecost, Feast of Weeks, Shavuot – the culmination of the omer count, the giving of the law at Mt. Sinai and the pouring out of the Holy Spirit – this is certainly something to celebrate!  On the Hebrew calendar in 2016, it falls on Sunday, June 12.

My dad was a pastor.  One day he was speaking to another pastor and they got on the topic of the Holy Spirit, which was one of my dad’s favorite topics.  At one point this pastor asked, “So, what’s the big deal about the Holy Spirit?”

Well, my dad was so flabbergasted, he ended up writing a book to answer the question.  It’s called, The Holy Spirit…So What’s the Big Deal?

It IS a big deal!  And…in my opinion, it’s a big deal in a whole series of big deals. Read the rest of this page »

The Peace of the Sabbath

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How often have you sought peace in nature?  Stood awestruck by God’s earthly beauty?  Or been inspired by a stunning scene?   “The Peace of the Sabbath | Shabbat Shalom” reveals one stirring scene after another, all set to Bible scriptures recounting God’s peace.

A visual delight for the eyes and a respite for the soul, this book will lead you deeper into Sabbath rest with the turn of every page.

Appropriate for Jews, Christians, Messianics and others seeking and sharing peace, this is the gift book you’ll want to keep for yourself.

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