October 17, 2019

Scripture Reading: Leviticus 23:39.

Shemini Atzeret means “eighth day of assembly.” For all practical purposes it is considered to be part of the 7 day Festival of Sukkot. However, it is its own solemn day. Booths are not to be dwelt in on this day.

The Eighth Day is a High Sabbath. No work is to be done. On this day the celebration of Sukkot came to an end but the people were commanded to stay around with Him for one more day....

October 10, 2019

All scripture is from the KJV unless otherwise indicated.

Scripture Reference: Exodus 23:14-19, Leviticus 23:33-43, Deuteronomy 16:13-17.

This Feast of Yahweh is celebrated in the fall of the year. The Hebrew word for “tabernacle” is “sukkuh”. In means booth, hut, pavilion or tent. The plural of this word is sukkot. So, the correct Hebrew name for the Feast is Sukkot. It is also known as: Feast of Booths, Festival of Ingathering...

September 22, 2019

The 10 days between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur are known as the "Ten Days of Awe" or "Ten Days of Repentance". According to Jewish tradition, on Yom Teruah the Heavens and books are opened and a time of repentance is granted. On Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets), the destiny of the righteous are written in the Book of Life, and the destiny of the wicked are written in the Book of Death. However, it is believed that names will not...

September 22, 2019

Scriptural References: Leviticus 16th Chapter, Leviticus 23:26-32, Numbers 29:7-11.

This Appointed Time is celebrated in the Fall and in English it is called “The Day of Atonement”. Yom Kippur or Yom HaKippurim is the proper Hebrew name and it means, “Day of Covering” or “Day of the Covering”. It is celebrated on the 10th day of the 7th Hebrew month. This correlates with our months of September/October.

Yom Kippur is also known...

September 18, 2019

In English we say Feast of Trumpets

CORRECT BIBLICAL NAME: Yom Teruah

It is an Appointed Time (Mo’ed) of Yahweh, a memorial of the blowing of trumpets (shofars). Yom Teruah is celebrated in the fall.

For Jews, since coming back from Babylonian captivity, it is known as the beginning of their civil year: Rosh Hashanah- meaning head (Rosh) of the (Ha) year (Shanah). Their Biblical/agricultural calendar begins in the spring in the f...

December 8, 2016

Some Scriptural References: Genesis 2:1-3, Exodus 20:8-11, 31:14-16, 35:2, Leviticus 23:1-3:

It is interesting that when most people are speaking about the Feasts or Appointed Times of Yahweh that they seldom ever mention the seventh day, or Sabbath.

In Leviticus 23:1-4 the Feasts of Yahweh are listed. Interestingly, the Sabbath is the first Feast listed.

The word “feast” in Hebrew is moed. It means an “appointed or fixed time”....

December 7, 2016

Scripture Readings: Exodus Chapter 12. Leviticus 23:4-5, Deuteronomy 16:1-2.

In Hebrew the word is Pesach, meaning “pass over”. Pesach is the first of Yahweh's Appointed Times. It is also known as “The Season of Our Liberation”. It is celebrated in the Spring, during our months of March/April.

Yeshua fulfilled the 4 Spring Feasts at His first coming. The 3 Fall Feasts will be fulfilled at His second coming. Although, there is an...

December 5, 2016

Scriptural References: Exodus 12:8-51, 13:3-10, 23:14-19; Leviticus 23:4-8, Numbers 33:3,

Deuteronomy 16:1-8.

The Feast of Unleavened Bread is called Matzah in Hebrew. It is celebrated in the spring and is the 2nd Appointed Time of the Spring Feasts. Unleavened Bread is a Chag. This means that it is a Festival and one of the three times a year when all males, age 13 and over, were to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem; the othe...

December 5, 2016

Some Scriptural References: Exodus 13:1-2, 11-16; 23:19, 34:26; Leviticus 23:9-14,

Deuteronomy18:4, 26:1-4

The Feast of Firstfruits in Hebrew is called Yom HaBikkurim, Day of the Firstfruits, or just

HaBikkurim – The Firstfruits, or Bikkurim – Firstfruits.

As with all of the Appointed Times of Yahweh, Firstfruits was tied to the agricultural seasons of Israel and it took place during the harvesting of the barley crops.There was al...

December 4, 2016

Shavuot is an "appointed time" of Yahweh and this festival (chag) is celebrated in the Spring. In English we call this feast Pentecost, which means fifty. In Hebrew it is called Shavuot which means, "weeks".  It is celebrated 50 days after the Feast of Firstfruits. Firstfruits is celebrated on the day after the weekly Sabbath following Passover. On Firstfruits (which is always on a Sunday on our Gregorian calendar) a count beg...

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