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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 »

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!  As a Christian seeking more intimacy in my walk with Yeshua, learning about, experiencing and keeping these feasts (including the Sabbath) has brought me not only into deeper intimacy with him, but God has showered me 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 »

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. Read the rest of this page »

Purim – Preserving the Miracle of Esther for 2500 Years

MordecaiJewish tradition has preserved the festival of Purim for nearly 2,500 years.  While it’s not a festival commanded by Yehovah, it commemorates the victory recounted in the book of Esther of the deliverance of Yehovah’s people from persecution and destruction – a story repeated over and over in history and, indeed, continuing today.

Esther 9:26b-28 explains the original intent of the celebration: Read the rest of this page »

Preparing Ourselves for the Spring Feasts, Part 1

BarleyThe Spring Feasts begin with Passover during the Hebrew month of Nisan.  But “Nisan” is a Babylonian name adopted well after the original command to observe Passover.  In looking at the Hebrew name of the month, I found it was actually much more – more than a name or even a month.  It’s a season, a designation, a process – the understanding of which brought all new revelation about the significance of the Spring Feasts. Read the rest of this page »

Preparing Ourselves for the Spring Feasts, Part 2

BarleyIn Part 1, we looked at not just the month of Nisan, but the season of Nisan, “The Abib” (called Aviv in Hebrew).  We learned that it’s a time of:

  • Moving from one place to another by the supernatural hand of Yehovah.
  • The unrighteous becoming ripe for punishment and the righteous ripe to step into their future.
  • Moving toward our destiny.

What is our role in all this?  As Nisan approaches and we look forward to the New Year (Nisan 1), Passover (Nisan 14), and the beginning of the Spring Feasts, how do we participate with Yehovah in the process? Read the rest of this page »

Yehovah, Yahweh, YHVH – Say the Name of God!

YHVHDid you know the Bible mentions the name of the God of Israel 6,828 times?  (Strong’s #H3068 & #H3069)  Yet, if you ask most people the name of God, they can’t tell you.  Many can name the gods of other countries, cultures and pagan religions, but not the name of the one and only true God – YHVH  (יהוה   in Hebrew).

Why is this?  Why isn’t His name spelled out in our Bibles?  And, what have we missed all these centuries by not using His actual name? Read the rest of this page »

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