1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. 3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.
4 These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. 5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord's passover.6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the Lord: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. 7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
9 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: 11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it. 12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the Lord. 13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the Lord for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin. 14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: 16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord. 17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals; they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the Lord. 18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the Lord, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the Lord. 19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings. 20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the Lord for the priest. 21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. 22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the Lord your God.
23 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. 25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
26 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord. 28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God. 29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. 30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. 31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.
33 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord. 35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein. 37 These are the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day: 38 Beside the sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the Lord. 39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath. 40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days. 41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the Lord seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: 43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
8 And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the Lord which sanctify you as they are based on pagans worship not of God's will [tooltip trigger='(Rom 11:16)' width="200" position="right" variation="silver" bgColor="#000000" textColor="#000000”]16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: 6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. 7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
9 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: 11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
1 These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the Lord God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth. 2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree: 3 And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place. 4 Ye shall not do so unto the Lord your God. 5 But unto the place which the Lord your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come:
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
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Personally, I no longer celebrate non-Biblical holidays. This does not prevent me from sharing with you the gift that I received from Jesus recently and that is about the celebration of holidays. Jesus did not talk to me about Christmas. Let no one feel offended when I say that non-biblical festivals do not glorify God but only the human ignorance of the Word of God and His commandments about celebrating God-appointed festivals and their meaning. Jesus talked to me about his seven major holidays that He commanded His people to celebrate because they reveal much more than we can imagine or were ever told.
God commanded Israel to celebrate only seven major holidays. The reason God commands these special holidays to them is, that they are supposed to celebrate His name. That is why the festivals must be a remembrance of God. There is one more specific reason why God gave us these seven festivals, but we will talk about it later.
In Leviticus 23, God commands His people, Israel, to celebrate ONLY seven festivals in the year. The reason God commends these special holidays to them is to celebrate His name through them. These festivals therefore had to be as a remembrance of God and glorify His name only. These seven festivals and the moment of their celebration are as follows:
- Sabbath (ordered time of celebration: the last day of the week) (Lv 23:1-3)
- Passover (ordered day of celebration: 14.april [nissan]) (Lv 23:4-8)
- Firstfruits (ordered time of celebration: after the first harvest in the year they come into the land which God gave unto them) (Lv 23:9-14)
- Pentecost (ordered day of celebration: 50-th day after Passover) (Lv 23:15-22)
- New year (ordered day of celebration: 1.October) (Lv 23:23-25)
- Day of Atonement (ordered day of celebration: 10.October) (Lv 23:26-32)
- Feast of Tabernacles (ordered days of celebration: from 15.-22.October) (Lv 23:33-43)
These are the seven major festivals by which Israel celebrated God and through these festivals God sanctified His people.
God sanctifies his people not for their sake but only through His presence (Lv 20:8).[/tooltip]. If we do not celebrate the holidays as God commanded us, then Jesus is not present and we cannot ever be sanctified by an empty act. Do not be offended but as you can see, God has never commanded, it was never His will, He has never taught us to celebrate Christmas or the festivals around Holy Mary. These are purely human inventions because of the incomprehension of God’s Word and His will. Many festivals are even in direct violation of God’s commandments and His law. Such festivals are therefore not God’s will and cause us harm rather than blessing. The devil has deceived and misled the faithful, priests, and teachers of faith through the ages so the churches today only celebrate full shopping cars, round bellies, the mammon and days off. Since for a long time they do not celebrate God anymore. There feasts are dead because they have no Spirit in them that clearly speaks about what and why it is important. And this misunderstanding is the true tragedy and downfall of mankind (Hos 4:6).
God has commanded His people from the beginning to celebrate His festivals only. No others. And since He is perfect, the reason He has given this feasts to our forefathers in faith is also perfect: these seven festivals show us and speak about God’s work of creation and the renewal of His creation. God’s festivals clearly prophecy about His personal presence in the midst of His people, His return to the earth and the eternity of His people with their God.
It is sad, almost tragic, to see how people do not understand these festivals anymore and twist them to something they are not. Nobody knows and no longer remembers which festivals God commanded, or why. No one knows why it was and remains so important that God said, “You will celebrate these festivals forever”. No one teaches about them correctly and therefore no one can clearly understand what prophetic meaning they have and when they were, are and which of them still remain to be fulfilled in our times. And so we have adapted them to our flesh: we no longer celebrate God, neither His works and so in those days we are not sanctified by God. We have only been given some free days and filled tables with them, but we have lost God’s presence and grace. So let’s look now at these prophetic festivals together:
- Sabbath – When God created man, the Scripture says that He rested the seventh day of all His works. The translation of the word rested means also celebrated”. Thus, the Sabbath is a reminder of the unity between God and man as His creation made in His own image (Gn 2:7) = (John 20:22).
- Passover – The festival prophesied the coming of Jesus as the Lamb of God. In the New Testament Jesus – our Passover Lamb – came and died for us for remission of our sins (Ex 12:5-7) = (2Cor 5:15).
- Firstfruits – Jesus is the firstfruits of the dead = He is risen from the dead (Lv 23:9-11) = (1Cor 15,20). This festival points prophetically to being born again. (John 3:3)
- Pentecost – Jesus sent us His Holy Spirit as He promised – He builds the Church of the New Covenant (Lv 23:16) = (Acts 2:4).
- New year – The beginning of the Messianic period – the preparation for Jesus’ return to earth (Lv 23:24) = (Hebr 4:4).
- Day of Atonement – God calls all mankind to reconciliation with Him. As in the Old Testament even now this day can change from the Day of the Atonement to the Day of Judgment. (Lv 23:27) = (2Cor 5:20).
- Feast of Tabernacles – We – the born-again Christians – are today the temples of the Spirit – the living Tabernacles (1Cor 6:19-20). This party clearly announces the RAPTURE (Lv 23:35-36) = (Rev 19:7-8) = (Mk 13:27) =(1Cor 15:51-52).
HOW GREAT IS JESUS’ REVELATION OF THESE SEVEN DAYS OF CREATION!
I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes (Luke 10:21)
In the future there is only one prophetic festival waiting for us – the Feast of Tabernacles of the New Testament – the Rapture.
As far as the celebration of Christmas is concerned – these are purely human festivals and traditions with a pagan background in the worship of a false sun god. They have only been dressed up as a Christian festival by false teachers of faith and false apostles, so that no one will notice or believe the truth of the Word of God. The truth is that Christmas coincides with a pagan festival day, about which God clearly said that His people can not celebrate such festival. God never gave the order to adapt pagan festivals in order to turn them to the festivals of God. This is even forbidden by Him. If you realise; Christmas is just a reminder of the birth of the man Jesus, who was not born in December. See for yourself the evidence in Scripture:
- Jesus is God and God is from eternal – our Creator has no mother nor father (Gn 1:1), (John 4:24), (Hebr 7:3), (Hebr 13:8). It is so clear!
- Jesus as a man was born under the law (Gal 4:4-5). Think for a moment: under which law was Jesus actually born? Under the law of sin and death – through which Satan ruled the earth (Rom 8:2) and he ruled by this law until the moment of the death of Jesus Christ. This means that Jesus, during his stay on earth, was born under the same law as all people to this day – as “Adamites”. That is why the Scripture says (Phil 2:8). For no one of us is born as a born-again Christian, but we all are called to be born- again to become as Him.
- Jesus was born at the earliest in April (Lk 2:8-11). Shepherds of Israel can not sleep outside with their herds at least until April, otherwise they would freeze. Because God has given the order to celebrate only seven festivals, and the celebration of the birth of the Son of Man is not one of them, it is clear that it wasn’t, neither is the will of God. Jesus never taught us to do so, and therefore such festival can’t glorify Him.
- Jesus was never born on December 25th – and certainly not on the day of a pagan festival. Everyone can see that Christmas is purely a pagan celebration. Festivals without God’s divine authority can not sanctify you as they’re based on pagan worship, not true worship of God (Rom 11:16). If I may ask you: Suppose that people will postpone your “birthday” every year for nine months. And even more: that by that day they will hide a festival, they really want to celebrate by your holiday. Would you like it? Clearly not, would you? Why then do people think that it will please God if they do what they don’t even understand and what Jesus never wanted and even claims as forbidden? A sin will never glorify God.
God has forbidden to Israel and therefore also to us – Christians – to celebrate pagan festivals or to celebrate God’s feasts on different days than He has determined. So He did also forbid the offerings, as well as making statues or pictures of all pagan gods – the demons (including the prayer to them) (Dt 12:1-5).
That is why I wish you before the end of this year that today, when you hear the voice of God, you will not harden your heart, but that you will accept Jesus’ invitation for being born again in Him and the marriage with the Lamb. (Acts 2:38). I wish you and your family that you will not miss the most important upcoming holiday – your wedding with the Lord – because that is exactly the Feast of Tabernacles of the New Testament, which soon we will all celebrate.
Be ready to open to the Bridegroom as soon as He appears. May you have plenty of oil in your lamp and may Jesus finds you worthy to wear a white, spotless, shiny linen cloth, so that you will receive the reward of life in eternity with Jesus.