The 7-Jewish Feast
Feast of Tabernacles 2012

Jewish heritage

 

Most Christians are unaware that Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) was Jewish! Mary, His mother on Earth; John the Baptist and His cousin; all His disciples and the Apostle Paul were all Jewish! The New Testament is a Jewish Document, written by Jews! Our goal is to accomplished the taught about Jewish foundations of Christianity and we will become aware more and more that  gentile Christian believers have a very little understanding and so respect of the Scriptures or any of the Jewish religious customs of which it spoke. So we will found for ourselves in the Jewish heritage a richness of new  and better understanding in the Scriptures, which was there already for many centuries! We believe in  the Word or the Scriptures of God (G-d) from Genesis to the end of Revelations! The nowadays Christianity ignorance of the Jewish heritage and customs which is also in the Scriptures, kept us from the understanding and knowledge of certain things that would have been clear to any people to whom the Scriptures were written!
Christian gentile believers owe a debt of eternal gratitude to the Jewish people for their contributions that gave birth to the Christian faith!
Yeshua, the Messiah (Jesus Christ), a prominent Rabbi from Nazareth said, "Salvation is of the Jews!" (John 4:22) consider what the Jewish people have given to Christianity:

a) The Sacred Scripture
b)
The Prophets of the Scriptures
c) The Patriarchs
d) Mary, Joseph, and
Messiah Yeshua;  or Jesus Christ of Nazareth
e)
The 12 Apostles

Picture: Parts of the Torah Scroll

 


Jewish heritage from the
ancient Prophet Daniel

 

The main themes of Christian eschatology were developed by the great ancient Prophets, especially by Daniel & Ezekiel. Several "New Covenant" prophecies found there source in the Book of Daniel. This prophet heavily influenced the concept and language of the prophet Zachariah & Haggai and the Apostles Paul & John!
More about the Prophet Daniel? Go to Ancient-Prophets!

 

   

 

 

The High priest lightening the Menorah












Celebrating the feasts of the Lord!
The Feasts of Yahweh; Elohim   אלהים 

Three commands -- the Feasts of Yahweh:
1. Speak to Israel concerning the feasts of Yahweh (Leviticus. 23:2)
2. Proclaim My feasts to be holy convocations! (Leviticus. 23:2)
3. Proclaim the feasts in their proper seasons (Leviticus 23:4)
The Eight Feasts of YHWH; Elohim, G-D,  אלהים
1.  The weekly Sabbath feast (Leviticus 23:2-3)
2. The yearly Passover feast (March/April) (Leviticus 23:4-5)
3. The yearly feast of unleavened bread (Leviticus 23:6-8)
4. The yearly feast of First-fruits (Leviticus 23:9-14)
5. The yearly feast of Pentecost  (Leviticus 23:15-21)
6. The yearly feast of Trumpets  1-(September/ October) (Leviticus 23:23-25)
7. The yearly feast of Atonement   2-(September/ October) (Leviticus 23:26-32)
8. The yearly feast of Tabernacles  3-(September/ October) (Leviticus 23:33-34)
Three yearly main Feast-seasons gatherings
in Jerusalem to appear before the Lord their G-D!
1. The feasts of the Passover, unleavened bread, and first-fruits were observed in the same season at the same gathering. Cycle begins in March / April See for more also at: The Lord's Holy Supper Exodus 12; 23:14-17
2. The feast of Pentecost  50 days later it is Shavuot or Pentecost Leviticus 23:15-21; Exodus 23:16
. The Feast of Tabernacles was preceded by two other feasts which all males attended. By gathering fifteen days earlier they could attend all three which required a total of twenty-one days!


3.
The feast of Trumpets, Blowing of the Shofars!  Exodus 23:16; 34:18-22
The great day of Atonement (Yon Kippur),  One day a year in the Holy of Holiest
Redemption of Israel (Zechariah 12:9 - 11 Romans 11:26)
(Leviticus 23:23-44; 2 Chronicles 8:13).
The feast of Tabernacles. (Sukkoth)
The millennium reign of
 
Yeshua 
(Leviticus 23:33-44; Revelation 20: 6

Many people refer to these feasts as just "Jewish feasts", but they are in the Biblical terms: The Lord's Feasts!  And if they are the Lord's Feasts, is it right to say that all of the Lord's people; Jews and also Gentiles believers would celebrate His Feasts?

Eight Other Feasts of the Jewish people
1. A septennial (recurring every seven years) or sabbatical feast (Leviticus 25)
2. The feast of the new moon, the first crescent moon after its transition (1 Chronicles 23:31; 2 Chronicles 2:4; 8:13; 31:3; Ezra 3:5; Nehemiah 10:33; Isaiah 1:13-14; Hosea 2:11; Colossians 2:14-17)
3. The feast of Purim (Queen Ester), to celebrate the deliverance from Haman  (Spring) (Esther 9)
4. The feast of dedication, or the restoration of the temple, which was profaned by Antiochus Epiphanies. This was also called the feast of lights. (December; 9 branches Candle stick) (Hanukah) (See in the Books of the Maccabeens) (John. 10:22)
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5. The feast of branches, to commemorate the taking of Jericho by Joshua. It is not mentioned in Scripture.
6. The feast for the death of Nicanor (1Macc. 7:48 of the Apocrypha)
7. The feast for the discovery of the sacred fire (2Macc. 1:18)
8. The feast of carrying wood to the tabernacle, called Xylophory (Josephus, Wars of the Jews, 2,17:6)
Source: Dake's Annotated Reference Bible;.  Josephus, Wars of the Jews;   Macc. 7:48 of the Apocrypha;

 

For Gentiles believers it is not a legal requirement,
but there are many positive reasons
why it is preferable!

 

1. Firstly the Feasts help us understand the nature and character of G-D. We can also learn much about Yeshua as He is in the centre of all the Feasts! For instance in the Passover Seder, we use 3 sheets (a Trinity) of unleavened bread. Each sheet is striped, bruised and pierced.  The middle piece (the Son) is removed, broken in half and one piece is wrapped in a cloth and hidden for the children to find.  This hidden piece is called the Afikomen, which means "I have come".  It couldn't be clearer, but for 2000 years the Jews have not seen it.
(We need to pray for the veil to be lifted.)

2. Secondly the Biblical/Scriptural Feast cycle portrays the redemption plan of an Awesome G-D! It helps us to correctly understand the end time events. It seems that G-D only makes major moves on His appointed Feast days. All of the major New Testament events took place on the days of the relevant Feast. Four of the seven have been fulfilled precisely, so we can confidently expect that the last three will also be fulfilled in the same way. If we understand the Feasts, then we will have a better idea of where we are in prophetic time!

3. Thirdly celebrating the Feasts is simply very enjoyable!  Apart from Yom Kippur, all the Feasts are involving intimate times of fellowship with family and close friends. The Feasts, as the word implies are celebrated around the dinner table eating a lot of sumptuous foods. The relevance of the Feasts of the Lord Yom ha Teruah - Feast of Shofar Blowing - the return of the Jewish people to Israel (Isaiah 27:13) the return of the Messiah (1 Corinthians 15:52 - 1 Thessalonians 4:16)

 

How Christians can celebrate the Scriptural Feasts!

 

1.   Read a book on the Feasts from a Messianic perspective - there are several good ones available at Christian bookshops or on the web!

2.   Even if you have to go work on the day of the Feast, acknowledge it in your prayer time and thank the Lord for His Holy days!

3.   Pray that the Jewish people will have revelation of God's mercy, grace and the only way of salvation as they read the Scriptures and celebrate the Feasts!

4.   On the eve of the Feast prepare a special meal and invite your Pastor and other Christians to celebrate with you. Share what you have learnt about the Feasts from the book you have read. This is a very subtle and effective way of imparting the importance of Israel to the Church!

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) 
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. (Galatians 3:24) 
As parents we do care for the children who are their guardian until they became old enough to become legal sons! So with us, after faith has come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster or the law we become children and legally free from the “schoolmaster” by faith in Yeshua, the Messiah; Jesus Christ! Also feast can bring us in the form of as a schoolmaster closer the Yeshua! Of course for Gentiles Christian believers it is not a legal requirement! For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. (Romans 15:4) 

For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? (John 5:46-47)  Here Yeshua bears full testimony to the divine authorship and authority of the Torah!  He also affirms that no man can believe His words if he does not believe Moses' writings, for they confirm each other!

 

May the Lord bless you all and give you fresh revelation over this season of His Feasts and that you will indeed see the goodness of the Lord as you continue to stand with and bless Israel and the Jewish people!  

 

Y'varekhekha Adonai v'yishmerekha (Hashem bless thee, and keep thee); Ya'er Adonai panav eleikha vichunekha (Hashem make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee); Yissa Adonai panav eleikha v'yasem l'kha shalom (Hashem lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee shalom). And they shall put My Shem upon the Bnei Yisroel, and I will bless them. (BAMIDBAR 6:24-27)

 
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace! (Numbers 6:24-26)
   Click on Music-note to receive Yahweh's blessing for you!! The Jewish Blessing or the Aaron's High priest blessing!

...in the Name of our Prince of Peace, Yeshua our Sar Shalom! In His love and service, In Yeshua’s Love,  (

Paul van Beek

The Prayer-Shawl is a religious symbol, a garment, which envelops the Jew both physically and spiritually, in prayer and celebration, in joy and sorrow. It is used at all major Jewish occasions. (Numbers 15:38-40) There a 613 laws in the Law of Moses!  The word for “law” when it’s translated it also mean “walk”! In that there is a very profound message from God! He wants us to have our daily walk govern by the Law of God! It’s not something’s we visit on “Sabbath” or just on "Sunday" for Christians and than forget the six other days of the week! God said: "I want to give you a garment (Prayer-Shawl) that’s going to remind you about My Holy Law every moment of every day!" So that you can look down en see My 613 Commandments and know that you have to live every day of your life a walk in such a fashion that you obey them and honor Me! The Jewish men wore this garment called a, Talis”, “Talit” or “Talith” or Jewish Prayer-Shawl all the time, not just at prayer. We believe that the commandment of God are still in charge! We also believe that the Jewish Prayer-Shawl is not just traditions or a ritual but is still a very useful "symbol" from God today! The prayer-shawl is symbolic of something that God is doing on the earth. We have a Jewish heritage through Yeshua, Jesus Christ. God does not always do away with a lot of things that we do away with. He is not offended by the Jewish culture. Allow the Holy Spirit to further teach and guide you regarding the Jewish prayer-shawl!
(see more at:
Prayer-Shawl)

Dead Sea Scrolls a portion of the book of Isaiah; written in Hebrew, found in 1947 at Qumran; Western shore of the Dead Sea by a young Bedouin shepherd who stumbled on a cave. Picture will come soon!

 

I am a Christian and not love the Jewish people???

 

It is not possible to say, "I am a Christian" and not love the Jewish people". The Bible teaches that love is not what you say, but what you do. (1 John 3:18) While some Christians try to deny the connection between Yeshua the Messiah and the Jews of the world, Jesus never denied His Jewishness! He was born Jewish, He was circumcised on the eighth day in keeping with Jewish tradition, He had his Bar Mitzvah on his 13th birthday, He kept the law of Moses, He wore the Prayer Shawl Moses commanded all Jewish men to wear, He died on a cross with an inscription over His head, "King of the Jews!

We support Israel because all other nations were created by an act of men, but Israel was created by an act of God! It  was given to Abraham and his seed through Isaac and Jacob with an everlasting and unconditional covenant!
(Genesis 12:1-3, 13:14-18, 15:1-21, 17:4-8, 22:15-18, 26:1-5 and Psalm 89:28-37.)

 

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