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Keeping the Fall Feasts & Holy Days: When are they and how are they relevant today?

The Lord’s Holy Days, Feast Dates, Jewish Feasts, Appointed Times, Mo’edim — whatever term you use, don’t miss these days!

Feast of Trumpets / Yom Teruah
Day of Atonement / Yom Kippur
Feast of Tabernacles/Shelters/Harvest / Sukkot
The Eighth Day / Shemini Atzeret

This year the Fall Feasts span the month of September.  (For specific dates, visit this page.)

As a Christian seeking more intimacy in my walk with Yeshua, learning about, experiencing and keeping these feasts (including the Sabbath) brought me not only into deeper intimacy with him, but God has showered me with new understanding, unexpected blessings, strengthened faith and fresh excitement.  I highly recommend it!

Following are my posts about the Fall Feasts.

First of all, this quick reference guide shows the 2021 Hebrew and Gregorian dates, the Hebrew names, the purpose of the Feasts and Biblical instructions for observing them from a Messianic understanding.

Although for me, the first time through the Feasts was more learning than experiencing, with each passing year, they grow in richness and revelation of Yeshua.  In the following posts I’ve attempted to share some of those insights in the hopes that you will be encouraged to start or continue your pursuit of your own journey into intimacy with him.


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

Blow the ShofarOn the Feast of Trumpets (also called Rosh Hashanah) 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 to be “a day of complete rest for remembering.”  Remembering what, it doesn’t say.  In fact none of the references to the Feast of Trumpets tell us what we’re remembering.

To get some perspective, let’s go back in time about 3,500 years when the observance of this day was first commanded.  (more…)


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.

The Shemitah & Blood Moons

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Pentecost: 2000 Years Ago or 2021?

3The 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 to celebrate and remember right there.  But what’s the purpose in our noting it every year? (more…)