SPECIAL PODCAST SERIES
The Fall Feasts of the Lord
Once again we return to Jesus' words in John 5:39 ...
"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me." (Joh 5:39)
He said this sometime between 24-30 A.D. and scripture then was the Hebrew Scriptures (a.k.a. the Old Testament). The primary books of the Hebrew scriptures is the Torah, the first five books of the Bible. Thus, then, how do these scriptures testify of Jesus? How do we see Jesus in the Torah? This relates to the Rosh HaShana since this "feast" is mentioned several times in the Torah. So, how do we "see" Jesus in Rosh HaShana?
The word of God is clear, crystal. These are not the Jewish feasts. God says they are not but He says ...
The LORD spoke again to Moses, saying, "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'The LORD'S appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations--My appointed times are these:
Today the church does not celebrate one of God's "feasts." Not one except Pentecost, or in Hebrew, Shavuot, the feast of weeks. And, even then, they do not even understand the deeper and more expanded meaning of Pentecost. Why not? Simple, the church is so cutoff from its Jewish roots. It has been emphasized that the old is done away with and the new has come so we are not under the rules and commands of the Old Testament. The "church" has taught for centuries that what is Jewish is wrong, obsolete, and Jesus came against it. This is totally wrong and misguided. Jesus never did away with the Torah and the commands in Torah. He came to complete the Torah, to do what the Torah could never do. Just like we read when Paul taught in the synagogue in Antioch of Pisidia in southern Turkey ...
"Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and through Him everyone who believes is freed from all things, from which you could not be freed through the Law of Moses (another way of naming the fist five books of the Bible, the Torah). (Act 13:38-39)
Jesus is God, Jesus is Lord, and Paul reiterates that there is only ONE God. Thus, these "feasts" are His, they are the feasts of Jesus. I suggest that once you see Jesus in these commanded times the church can then consider to do these feasts in a Christian way as we see Jesus.
In parts one and two and three of this series we will focus on Rosh HaShana. We will find that the rabbis made up the name, Rosh HaShana, and said the feasts was a celebration of the New Year. No way - not in its historical context. Once we get the rabbinic midrash out of the way the meaning of this feast, called the Day of the Blast in Torah, becomes clear and powerful and then we can see Jesus, we can see the Messiah. It then is a challenge then to the "church" to understand Yom Teruah, Rosh HaShana, and to consider a praise service to honor the Lord and meet with Him on His "appointed time," and time and day He wants us to get together.
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