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The Feast of Tabernacles is Not Jewish!

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The Feast of Tabernacles is Not Jewish!

In doing a search for the Feast of Tabernacles, one finds an overwhelming group of references to this being a “Jewish Feast”.   This is NOT the case.  In Lev. 23 the Father says this about the Feasts, “….the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.”  If he calls them “My Feasts”, why do many, as believers in Messiah, call them Jewish Feasts.

In Jeremiah 16, at the end of the chapter, there is an end times prophecy where the prophet indicates gentiles will discover they have been following generational lies…”our fathers have inherited lies.”  When we hear the Feasts being referred to as Jewish when the scripture clearly states they are The Father’s, are we not saying, “since they are for the Jews, and I am not Jewish, they don’t apply to me.”

Where did we get the idea that we, as believers, don’t have to do what The Father wants.  Historically, this comes from those who first changed the Feasts from the original “Feasts of the Lord” to “Jewish Feasts”.  This, of course, came before people were allowed to read the scriptures for themselves…at the time of the creation of the New (at that time) Constantinian Christianity.

Today, the term “Jewish Feast” has stuck.  This results, to a large extent, because so few believers actually study the scriptures from beginning to end.  Oh yes, some read, but study??

And then there’s the belief the New Testament is the only applicable part of the book.  This latter thought process raises a question for those who actually think this through.  This question, how do we understand words and terms used in the New which are defined in the Old, if the Old no longer applies?  Is it valid to use modern understanding?  Again, a thinking person realizes the modern definitions, if not based upon the context when originally written, will pervert the meanings.  But, regardless, many believers are unfortunately lazy students…or should we say, not students at all.

This brings us back to the point of this whole article.  The Fall Feasts are approaching.  They are not “Jewish Feasts” but the Feasts of the Lord!  The blood moons have been happening on the Feast times.  One point to make here: The Father is validating HIS feast times for the world to see.

We need to notice, Father has NOT validated the substitute feast times created by those who tried to invalidate The Feasts of the Lord by calling them the “Jewish Feasts”.  Of course, the main feasts they created are Christmas and Easter.

And so, are non-Jewish believers supposed to observe the Feasts of the Lord?  Paul says yes.  In 1 Cor. 5, he says,  “Therefore let us keep the feast….”  Remember, Paul wrote this to the non-Jewish Corinthians.  If that was his understanding of the feasts, shouldn’t it be ours too?

As you ponder this, remember the prophet Jeremiah’s words,  “Our fathers have inherited lies.”  There is one more thing the prophet tells us,  “Just once they will hear the truth.”

Is this your “Just once”?







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