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Keeping Passover and the Spring Feasts: When are they and how are they relevant today?

The Lord’s Holy Days, Feast Days, Jewish Feasts, Appointed Times, Mo’edim — whatever term you use, don’t miss these days!  If you are seeking more intimacy in your walk with Yeshua, learning about, experiencing and keeping these feasts (including the Sabbath) will bring you not only into deeper intimacy with him, but Yehovah will shower you with new understanding, unexpected blessings, strengthened faith and fresh excitement daily.  I highly recommend it!
Included here is a list of my blog posts about the Spring Feasts. Read the rest of this page »

Iyar: The Narrow Road Leads to More Revelation

Iyar is the second month on the Hebrew calendar.  During the first month, we’ve experienced Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the Feast of Firstfruits, and are now going through the Omer Count.

Although it’s growing, there’s still a relatively small group of people observing the feasts and keeping Sabbath compared to the mainstream. We’ve chosen a narrow path.  The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a time of distinguishing between leaven and unleavened bread, symbolizing our goal of separating sin from righteousness. The number of people eating this way for a week is pretty small. We’re going against the grain.  It’s what I’d call “the narrow path.” Read the rest of this page »

Adar II: But Wait, There’s More!

There’s more time added on to the Hebrew year, and there’s more that Yehovah wants to teach us about this season.  2019 is a leap year on the Hebrew calendar, it has 13 months.  The 13th month is called Adar II.  While the 13th month is not explicitly mentioned in the Bible, the month of Adar or the 12th month, is mentioned eight times in scripture.  Here’s how a leap year works and what these eight scriptures reveal about this season. Read the rest of this page »

Shevat – A Month of Preparation for the New Year

hebrew calendarThe Hebrew year has 12 months (13 in a leap year).  A Hebrew month starts when the first sliver of the new moon can be seen on the horizon just after sunset.  The month of Shevat usually begins in January on the Gregorian calendar.  It is the 11th month of the year.  So we’re just about through the whole year at this point.

I want to set the context for this month by looking at the new year coming up on the Hebrew calendar, so we can see where we’re headed. Read the rest of this page »

Tevet: A Contrast of Judgement & Victory

TevetThe month of Tevet is the tenth month on the Hebrew calendar and usually starts in December on the Gregorian calendar.

Similar to weather-related seasons, the Jewish Rabbis have created spiritual seasons that we cycle through during the 12 months on the Hebrew calendar. The Rabbis consider Tevet part of the “Season of Victory.”  This season includes the last half of the month of Kislev, all of Tevet, plus the next two months – a total of 3.5 months (4.5 months during a leap year). Read the rest of this page »

Hanukkah 2018: Sundown December 2 thru Sundown December 10

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.

Hanukkah? Chanukah? And Why Does the Date Keep Changing?
Hanukkah…A Time of Re-Dedication
As Hanukkah’s Candles, We Light up the Darkness
As Hanukkah’s Candles, You are the Light of the World
Hanukkah Home Celebration Kit

Happy Hanukkah!

Kislev: A Contrast Of Light & Darkness

Kislev is the ninth month of the year on the Hebrew calendar.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the ninth and tenth months are the darkest of the year – the nights are longer than any other time.  In the Southern Hemisphere, they are the lightest season of the year – the days are longer than any other time.

But the winter solstice always falls this time of year.  The winter solstice is the day the light and dark begin to reverse.  In the Northern hemisphere the days start getting longer; in the Southern hemisphere the nights start getting longer.

It’s a contrast of extremes – It gets darker and darker until, on one day, it stops, and begins to get lighter and lighter.  On our Gregorian calendar that day is always December 21. Read the rest of this page »

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