The biblical feasts are YHVH’s NOT men’s or the Jewish feasts!

Leviticus 23:2, My feasts [Heb. moedim]. YHVH calls these feasts his feasts. They’re not men’s feasts or the Jewish feasts! They came from YHVH and belong to him. When men pervert YHVH’s feasts by mixing in pagan traditions, they’re no longer YHVH’s feasts, but men’s feasts (e.g. Isa 1:13–15; Amos 5:21; Hos 2:11). When men pollute his feasts and appointed times, YHVH says that he hates them because they’re no longer his feasts (Isa 1:14–15).

In Ezekiel 20, we see that YHVH’s feasts (or sabbaths) are a covenantal sign between YHVH and his people (Ezek 20:12) that they were to live by (Ezek 20:11), yet which Israel, in rebellion, refused to do while in the wilderness. Instead they defiled his sabbaths by, presumably, not doing them and doing other things on those holy days (Ezek 20:13). Israel’s rebellion against YHVH with regard to their refusal to keep his sabbaths brought upon them YHVH’s judgments (Ezek 20:13). In other words, it was YHVH’s will for the Israelites to keep his sabbaths in the wilderness, but because of their idolatrous rebellion, they refused to do so.

In fact, YHVH calls refusing to observe his sabbaths idolatry and for this sin (along with other sins), the Israelites had to wander in the wilderness for forty years (Ezek 20:15–16). In profaning his sabbaths, YHVH accuses the Israelites of despising his Torah (Ezek 20:16).

YHVH then goes on to urge his people to not follow the example of their rebellious forefathers, but rather to walk in all of his Torah commands (including his sabbaths, Ezek 20:18–20). Because of their profaning his sabbaths, he punished them by scattering them in exile among the heathens. Those modern saints who refuse to keep YHVH’s Sabbath and feasts are walking in the same sin as the ancient Israelites.

Often people who refuse to keep YHVH’s feast days holy do so because the feasts conflict with their secular activities (such as their jobs). YHVH calls this idolatry and being like the heathen (Ezek 20:30, 32).

In the end times, YHVH is going to separate his people out from the heathen and bring them back into covenantal agreement with him including obedience to his sabbaths (Ezek 20:33–38). He will purge from his people those rebels who refuse to obey him including keeping his sabbaths (Ezek 20:38), which are a sign of his covenantal relationship with them.


7 thoughts on “The biblical feasts are YHVH’s NOT men’s or the Jewish feasts!

    • Abba Father we come before you to seek your face with hearts that know your wondrous power and hearts that are grateful for your love and mercy.
      We petition you to reach down and act on behalf of your daughter Carol for her family to be released to worship you. May the way be opened as a miracle in this day and hour. Thankyou Father for your Son and your provision. Thankyou for your mercy upon us. May your name be lifted high.

      Blessings Carol

  1. Yep Natan
    the Keynesian system of making men into cogs in the system to make money for the few as efficiently as possible is not the true society but an economy that worships stuff & things and disrespects the humanity of Abba’s Creation … it’s worst example is the death camps stripping down to teeth and hair the sheep.

    May we be awak virgins and resist to keep Abba’s image.
    Love in Messiah

    • Yes F J, I agree. Our present system is the opposite to Elohim’s system. He promises us that in the acharit-hayamim, “…each person will sit under his vine and fig tree, with no one to upset him, for the mouth of Adonai Tzva’ot has spoken” (The Complete Jewish Study Bible).
      Blessings, Sonja

  2. Shalom Sonya
    I think about that wonderful time a lot. True Peace & Creativity shared amongst a peaceful & meek people. No more striving. A sigh as I wait.♥Love in Messiah FJ

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