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2017-18 Feasts & New Moon Dates

Following are dates of the Biblically commanded Feasts for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.*  These are not only Jewish Holy Days.  In Leviticus 23:2 Yehovah tells us, “These are My appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.”  They are Yehovah’s specially appointed times available to all His followers.  Mark your calendar and plan […]

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Preparing Ourselves for the Spring Feasts, Part 1

In 2017, Passover and the Spring Feasts begin on the night of April 11.  On the Hebrew calendar, the Feasts always occur during the 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 […]

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Preparing Ourselves for the Spring Feasts, Part 2

In 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 […]

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Our Calling This Shemitah Year, Part 2: Blood Moons, the Feasts and Our Role

In Part 1, we looked at the progressive revelation of God’s wrath, including the five primary acts of God’s wrath, the five elements common to each, and the three milestones marking where we are in the timeline.  With that in mind, I want to overlay one more aspect that brings us to our current day. […]

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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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Feast of Trumpets & the New Moon

What’s the only feast that falls on a new moon? Feast of Trumpets! The Feast of Trumpets always begins on Tishrei 1, the beginning of the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar.  It’s always marked by a new moon. Genesis 1:14 tells us: “Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the […]

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Deuteronomy, The Book Of Love

What do you see in this image? What you see depends on your point of view, your perspective. There’s both a white vase and a two black profiles, but one of them stands out depending on the way you see things. This same principle applies when we read the Bible. We read it from a […]

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Purim – A Reflection of our Own Faith

While not one of Yehovah’s commanded feasts, I believe Purim, the remembrance of the story of Esther in the Bible, is worthy of its annual celebration. Purim is a microcosm of our own lifelong quests:  to walk in Yehovah’s ways despite the pressures around us, to trust that his purposes are being manifest in the events of our […]

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

Shemini 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 […]

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The Day of Pentecost Guarantees Yehovah’s Promises

Pentecost, 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 – all on one day.  This is certainly something to celebrate! My dad was a pastor.  One day he was speaking to another pastor and they got […]

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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 October 2, 2016.  We put aside our work and gather with other believers, share a meal, blow our shofar, present an offering and worship just as Yehovah commanded us in Leviticus 23. But Leviticus 23:24 also tells us this is […]

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Our Calling This Shemitah Year, Part 1: The 5 Primary Events of Wrath

In 2014, the Feast of Trumpets kicked off the Shemitah year.  Nine days later was the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), and just three days after that the second of four blood moons occurred.  The Feast of Trumpets, The Day of Atonement, the Shemitah year, the tetrad of blood moons – what do all these […]

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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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