Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Whose feasts are they anyway?

I've been asked this question many times. "Well, weren't those things (meaning the Biblical feasts, diet, Sabbath, etc.) only for the Jews?"

My answer is always the same - "Read Leviticus 23."

That chapter is God's calendar, as it were, for His people. But if you read it (which I highly recommend), He never says "the feasts of the Jews" or even "the feasts of Israel." He specifically calls His appointed times "the feasts of the LORD."

Therefore, if you are not of Jewish descent, but have joined yourself to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, then these are your feasts too! The Messiah that you have placed your faith in is the same one who is the "substance" of all these feasts!

For more Scriptures on this check out the following:

- Exodus 12:15-20 "It doesn't matter whether he is a foreigner or a citizen of the land..."

-Numbers 9:14 "...you shall have one statute, both for the alien and for the native of the land."

-Deuteronomy 16:10-11 "...and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are in your midst..."

- Zechariah 14:16-19 (prophecy that ALL NATIONS will go to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles)

If you have never celebrated any of the Feasts of the LORD, I invite you to join in! The next one of His appointed times is Passover, which begins on the evening of April 19th. Here's a free Passover guide to get you started! I pray that you will be blessed beyond belief as you "take hold" of your Biblical heritage.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment or send me an e-mail (located on the sidebar). I'd love to help!

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