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The Annual Feast Days of YAHOWAH

 

I. Introduction
1. The Passover of YAHOWAH
2. The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Seven Days)
3. Pentecost
4. The Feast of Trumpets
5. The Day of Atonement
6. The Feast of Tabernacles
7. The Last Great Day


Introduction

All students of YAHOWAH’s Word are aware of His weekly Sabbath’s, and how important they are for the wellbeing of mankind. The weekly Sabbath’s are consecrated or set apart for, meditation, prayer, fellowship with the believers, for learning and/or teaching; an opportunity to gather together as a family to Worship our Great Creator and Saviour.

Many in the Christian churches have been mislead to believe that “Sunday” is the day of rest, but YAHOWAH says the 7th day of the week is our rest, plus the Annual Feast Days. These Annual Feast Days (according to the book of Leviticus) are: Passover (a very important Feast Day, but not a day of rest), 1st Day of Unleavened Bread, 7th Day of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, 1st Day of Tabernacles, and the Last Great Day.

YAHOWAH’s Annual Feast Days are very important for us on earth because they accurately picture YAHOWAH’s plan of salvation. Read and study the information presented to fully understand why these Feast Days must be obeyed by all true believers of YAHOWAH and His Son, YAHO-Hoshu-WAH. 

1. The Passover of YAHOWAH

The question of when YAHOWAH’s Passover should be kept, has been debated and argued for many centuries, therefore The Assembly of YAHOWAH the Eternal has found it necessary to set the record straight. Part of the problem with most of this needless strife is that many simply don’t read or understand the Word of YAHOWAH! (this is the bible or better known as the Scriptures).
      
“People believe their religious leaders without checking the Word to verify the facts and most importantly they leave YAHOWAH and YAHO-Hoshu-WAH out of the picture,” (an excerpt from our book “YAHOWAH’s Passover” by Bishop R. Sanchez.)

Passover is called so because the Destroying Angel (Ex. 12:23) “passed over” the dwellings of the obedient Children of Israel who put the lamb’s blood on the lintels of their doors in Egypt.

Under the New Covenant (misunderstood as “testament”), Passover becomes the greatest of the feast days (or festivals) as YAHO-Hoshu-WAH breathed the words “If I wash you not (If you don’t let me wash your feet) you have no part with me” (ruling in my Fathers’ Kingdom and Government).

Foot washing (John 13:4-17) began the New Covenant Passover events. Passover is done once yearly on the 14th of Abib (or Nisan) the first month of YAHOWAH’s consecrated New Year (corresponding to the Gregorian calendar’s late March/early April). This Feast day is so important to keep that it is performed a second time (hence the name Second Passover) on the 14th of the second month of YAHOWAH’s calendar. (Num. 9:9-14)

Unleavened Bread, represents the body of the Saviour, who obeyed the Heavenly Father YAHOWAH perfectly, and the true grape wine represents His Blood (the life of the body- see Lev.17:11, 14) the doctrine of the assembly and symbol of atonement, are taken (I Cor. 11:24-34) together as a family unit in harmony with the Most High YAHOWAH and His Son the Anointed-One YAHO-Hoshu-WAH. {For a complete analysis and all the doctrine necessary to understand “YAHOWAH’s Passover” see the book by the same name Bishop R. Sanchez R.K.T, A.G.Y.}

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2. The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Seven Days)

According to LUKE 22:1 “The feast of unleavened bread is called the Passover.” They both go together. The Passover depicts the acceptance of the atonement of the life and blood of the true Hebrew Messiah YAHO-Hoshu-WAH the Anointed One. YAHO-Hoshu-WAH is the one who shed His precious blood on the torture stake of Golgotha for the remission of our sins, (in the spring of 31 A.M.) (See Hebrews 9:22; ACTS 10:39, 43 and 1 Cor.5:6-8, Hebrew text).
Following our acceptance of the Passover Lamb for the remission of our sins, and the partaking of the emblems of the unleavened bread and the unadulterated wine (kosher wine - not blessed by a rabbi) with honest and righteous repentance towards YAHOWAH the Heavenly Father, we are to turn from our worldly fleshly ways and live a higher, sin-free life. This is accomplished as we grow in the knowledge of YAHOWAH’S Son, and put into practice what he teaches us by following his example daily. (Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 2:1,2 ;2nd Peter 3:18; 1st Peter 2:21-25; and Hebrews 9:22; Hebrew scriptures). 

During the seven days of Unleavened Bread, we must examine ourselves to see if we are in the true faith (2nd Cor. 13: 5). This is certainly not limited just to the Days of Mazot; for we are to examine ourselves - ALL YEAR ROUND. How do we do this? We look at the lifestyle which the Saviour and the apostles lived, which was directed by all the Laws, Commandments, Statutes, Judgments and Ordinances of YAHOWAH and match to our own. if we are practicing a sinful life, contrary to the Saviour and the Apostles, then we are not in the true faith of YAHO-Hoshu-WAH. If, despite our infirmities, we have the attitude of persistence in following YAHO-Hoshu-WAH’s lifestyle, then praise YAHOWAH, for allowing us to stay in His faith.  

Matthew (Mattith – Yaho) 3:8;

V.8     Bring forth therefore fruits (meaning bring forth the works of a changed life) meet for repentance (meaning as the marginal center reference says: answerable to amendment of life).

The Days of Unleavened Bread show that we have been delivered from our past sins (once repented of- Romans 3:25; Col. 3: 17)...

 

3. Pentecost

(Greek- Pentekoste pron. Pen-tay-kos-tay. 50th from Passover-see Strong’s Greek Dictionary # 4005)

Anciently the Day of Pentecost was also known as “The Feast of Weeks” (Ex.34:22, Deut. 16: 10). It commemorates the giving of YAHOWAH’s Laws, Commandments, Statutes, Ordinances, and Judgments on the true Mount Sinai “Jabal Al Lawz” (which is located in Midian-Saudi Arabia today).
         
The power to obey YAHOWAH’s Law’s (incl. all his instructions) was given on this Feast day (festival) in the year 31 A.M. (after Messiah).This power is known as the Rowach Kodesh or the pure separated Spirit (energy), (mistranslated as Holy Spirit or Ghost) (read and study Acts chapter two).

YAHOWAH displayed the power of the Rowach Kodesh to the true believers in that year, and according to Eccl.1:9; 3:15, it will happen again. Will it be when the truth is prophesied to go out in 2016? Time will tell.

Listen to what YAHOWAH says through one of his prophets. Ezekiel (YAHO-zekiel) 12:21-23 (N.L.T.)

v21    Again a message came to me from YAHOWAH:

v22    Son of man, what is that proverb they quote in Israel: ‘Time passes, making a liar of every prophet’?

v23    Give the people this message from the Sovereign One YAHOWAH: I will put an end to this proverb, and you will soon stop quoting it. Now give them this new proverb to replace the old one: ‘The time has come for every prophecy to be fulfilled!’   Amen!

4. The Feast of Trumpets

This annual Feast Day (festival) occurs on the first day of the seventh month (according to YAHOWAH’s Calendar). We look forward to the sound of the “last trump” which heralds the return of the Anointed-One YAHO-Hoshu-WAH (who will be known as YAHOWAH Tsidkenu) to fight for this planet earth(why anyone would want to fight immortal beings like YAHOWAH and his Son, is beyond us). See IThess.4:16, 17; Matt.24:30, 31; Jude 14, 15; I Cor.15:25, 51, and 52.

The First Resurrection occurs on this day in 2027 (according to YAHOWAH’s time cycle, barring any human error on our part). This Sabbath day, like all Feast Days (Festivals) and weekly Sabbaths of YAHOWAH are celebrated from sundown to sundown (Lev.23:32) and in harmony with the brotherhood and the family of Heaven.

 

5. The Day of Atonement


This Feast Day is YAHOWAH’s annual FAST DAY. We are to afflict our souls (no food or drink) for the whole 24-hour period (Lev. 23:26-32). Medications may be taken for those who medically need them but no vitamins or supplements. This bit of suffering reminds us of the sins we’ve committed over the year. We are truly sorry for breaking YAHOWAH’s Laws, which is what sin is; (Acts 20:21; Mark 1:15).

6. The Feast of Tabernacles

The Feast (Festival) of Tabernacles, like all the Feast days of YAHOWAH, is a time of rejoicing. During this time we are to read, study, and meditate on the laws, commandments, statutes, judgments and ordinances of the Most High YAHOWAH. Upright character is developed by pleasing, (obeying) the Father in the Heavens. As you grow you will agree with us, and the Family of Heaven, that the feast days are a time of great joy for they also reveal the plan of Salvation!

In the New Covenant (present day) Assembly, we no longer dwell in booths like they did under the Old Covenant. The booth we dwell in is YAHOWAH and he in us, for YAHO-Hoshu-WAH said in John 14: 23;

v23.   If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

I Cor.6:13, and Acts 17:28 (first part) also confirm this.

In the Old Testament this joyous feast marked the completion of the harvest, and historically commemorated the wanderings in the wilderness. During this Festival people lived in booths and tents in Jerusalem (see Ex. 23:14-17) to remind themselves of how their forefathers wandered in the wilderness and lived in booths.

This Festival pictures the “thousand year period,” (the Millennium) after the six thousand year rule of man ends (from the re-creation of Gen. 1:3 onward). Notice that the Feast of Tabernacles is to be held “at the year’s end” (Ex. 34: 22). In this verse it is specifically called “the feast of ingathering”. Just as Pentecost pictures the early harvest- the Age of the Present day Assembly-so the Feast of Ingathering or tabernacles pictures the fall Harvest-the truly great harvest of souls!   

7. The Last Great Day

Now we come to the close of the annual Feast Days of YAHOWAH. This is the day in which YAHO-Hoshu-WAH stood and said in John 7:37, 38,

v37    In the last day (of the feast of Tabernacles), that great day of the feast, YAHO-Hoshu-WAH stood and cried, saying, if any man thirst, let him (or her) come unto me, and drink.

v38    He that believeth on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (Like a baby linked to its mother in the womb, by the umbilical cord to it’s’ belly, the Believer is spiritually nourished with the Word of Life (Living Water).

This day represents the era after the thousand-year period (beginning in 3127 A.M) in which those who have been judged worthy will be given their first chance to hear the truth and will be judged to see if they truly love YAHOWAH and his Truth. This event is called the Third Resurrection.

We are now in the fall of the calendar year - Passover the first feast day of the New Year is months away. The winter presses on and YAHOWAH’s laws continue to dominate the natural world even though mankind is in a state of degeneration. The pagan New Year arrives but the true New Year won’t be here until around the Vernal Equinox (a.k.a. Spring). The real winter awaits those who stubbornly persist in denying YAHO-Hoshu-WAH and the Almighty YAHOWAH!

 

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