Festivals

Authenticity of Torah Through the Chanukkah Story

The Authenticity of the Torah through the Chanukkah Story   Tonight we are going to talk about the concept of authenticity as it relates to G-d, the Torah (Bible), and the attitudes of today’s society. I hope this message will give you reason to pause and consider how everything in G-d’s Torah has application in… Read more »

Lighting the Chanukkah Candles with Yahshua in the Menorah

Lighting the Hanukkah Candles and how Yahshua is revealed in the Menorah First night is Echad First night light the Shamash candle, then the first night candle Yahshua came as a servant to minister. The one true G-d is Echad, give Him your attention and devotion. Matt. 20:26; John 13:1-5; Isaiah 53; John 13:14 Second… Read more »

Yom Kippur

Text: Jonah 3: 5-10 Introduction: Yom Kippur is the culmination of the “Ten Days of Awe,” in which we are to conduct a soul search of ourselves and root out any inequity found. We are to make repairs between ourselves, YHVH Elohim, and people around us. Traditionally, on this day rabbis read from that which… Read more »

YHVH’s Festivals

The Feast Days In Lev. 23:1 the word “feast” is pronounced “Mo’ ed.” It means “a set time” or “an appointed time.” In Lev. 23: 2 the word “convocation” is pronounced “Mikrah” means “rehearsal”, or “recital.” Showing us through the 7 feasts as a rehearsal, it becomes a divine blue print of the future. (remember,… Read more »

Hanukkah

In Hebrew Means Dedication but it is variously called The Festival of Lights As a Jewish believer in Yahshua HaMashiach celebrating the Festival of Hanukkah, I soon saw a correlation between this festival and Yahshua. Hanukkah though not a commanded festival is obviously G-d approved as Yahshua also celebrated it. In John 10:22-23 we read… Read more »

Rosh Hashanah

This message is dedicated to the High Holy Days beginning with Rosh Hashanah. Though this holiday is dedicated to judgment, repentance and standing in awe of our Creator it does not have the same resonance with Christians, as do Passover, The Feast of Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Shavuot (Pentecost). The reason is that Christian… Read more »

Shavuot: The Feast of Weeks

>BACKGROUND AND PRACTICE All of the festivals of Israel give great insight into the Messianic Scriptures (New Testament). Shavuot, or Pentecost, as most Believers know it, is no exception. Understanding the background and practice of this festival gives rich insight into the birth of the first Messianic Believers of the promise of the Messiah, and… Read more »

Passover and Yahshua Revealed

Every Passover is opened with this prayer: “Praised be Thou, O Lord, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with Thy commandments, and enjoined upon us the mitzvah (good deed) of kindling the Festival lights… According to tradition, the Israelites were redeemed from Egypt because of the pious women of that generation being more… Read more »

Pesach (Passover)

Did we Jews in the time of Yahshua celebrate the Passover the same way as they do today? Substantially yes, for Jews preserve their traditions tenaciously and faithfully. Passover and Christianity’s Easter whose basis in rooted in paganism, generally coincide in time (usually March or early April). In the first 200 years or more Easter… Read more »

Have the Dietary Laws of God Been Abrogated?

Many Christian theologians and commentators have used the passage found in Acts 10: 9-16 as a basis to suspend the dietary laws of God. In this passage, we have Peter’s vision of unclean animals as reported by Luke. Acts 10: 9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the… Read more »