SDA’s Required to Keep Feasts?

SDA’s are Required to Keep the Feasts/ Holy Convocations

Take a good look at what the Scripture says about the Father’s Feasts and Holy Convocations.

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. Leviticus 23: 1-4

In this first quote we see that first is mentioned feasts, second Holy convocations, third feast again, and fourth that the seventh day Sabbath is a holy convocation and a feast day. So why are Sabbath keepers against the word feasts, when Leviticus calls the seventh day Sabbath a feast day and a holy convocation. And thereby they should not be wary of all of the other Feast days that are mentioned in Leviticus by The mouth of the Yah himself.

Let us see what the scripture says about feast days and how many times a year they are required:

“These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’S passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.” Leviticus 23: 4-8. (Please read the whole chapter to see all the feasts)

“Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles.” 2 Chronicles 8:13

Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.” Exodus 23:14

“These are the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:” Leviticus 23:37

You see here that Holy Convocations are the Yah’s Feasts. Have you ever looked up what the word FEAST means?Let us go to the strong’s concordance to see the meaning of the word feast in the Hebrew. What would you find? You would find mowed from yaad. See here:

 

4150 mow`ed mo-ade’ or moled {mo-ade’}; or (feminine) moweadah (2 Chronicles 8:13) {mo-aw-daw’}; from ‘ya`ad’ (3259); properly, an appointment, i.e. a fixed time or season; specifically, a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand):–appointed (sign, time), (place of, solemn) assembly, congregation, (set, solemn) feast, (appointed, due) season, solemn(-ity), synogogue, (set) time (appointed).

 

3259 ya`ad agreed Amos 3:3appointed 2 Sam 20:5, Jer 47:7, Micah 6:9appointment Job 2:11assemble Num 10:3assembled 1 Ki 8:5, 2 Chr 5:6, Psa 48:4betrothed Exo 21:8, Exo 21:9gather Num 10:4meet Exo 25:22, Exo 29:42, Exo 29:43, Exo 30:6, Exo 30:36, Num 17:4, Neh 6:2set Jer 24:1, Eze 21:16time Job 9:19, Jer 49:19, Jer 50:44together Num 14:35, Num 16:11, Num 27:3, Jos 11:5, Neh 6:10

(here is the link to this Strong’s concordance:http://www.htmlbible.com/sacrednamebiblecom/kjvstrongs/STRHEB41.htm)

So you see that it is an agreed to- time, set, to assemble, fixed time, appointed, due, season, appointment, also a signal, betrothed! This is an appointment time with Yah! What about when we say “meat in due season” If you are to get meat in due season—- that means nourishment (truth) on feast days.

Did Yah (God) decide he wanted to stop meeting his appointments with YOU? LOOK at how many times he made appointments to meet with you!!!!! 70 times a year! A perfect number. He loves You! And these times were set up for a reason, for blotting out of sins, and becoming righteous. To give you truth in due season. Times to meet with the Yah and his son to give you the power of the blood. These are the good works he wants you to do.

Now let us look at some statements by Ellen White about these feasts, these holy convocations, these solemn, sacred appointments.

“Anciently the Lord instructed His people to assemble three times a year for His worship. To these holy convocations the children of Israel came, bringing to the house of God their tithes, their sin offerings, and their offerings of gratitude. They met to recount God’s mercies, to make known His wonderful works, and to offer praise and thanksgiving to His name. And they were to unite in the sacrificial service which pointed to Christ as the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world. Thus they were to be preserved from the corrupting power of worldliness and idolatry. Faith and love and gratitude were to be kept alive in their hearts, and through their association together in this sacred service they were to be bound closer to God and to one another. {6T 39.3} In the days of Christ these feasts were attended by vast multitudes of people from all lands; and had they been kept as God intended, in the spirit of true worship, the light of truth might through them have been given to all the nations of the world. {6T 39.4} With those who lived at a distance from the tabernacle, more than a month of every year must have been occupied in attendance upon these holy convocations. The Lord saw that these gatherings were necessary for the spiritual life of His people. They needed to turn away from their worldly cares, to commune with God, and to contemplate unseen realities. {6T 40.1}

If the children of Israel needed the benefit of these holy convocations in their time, how much more do we need them in these last days of peril and conflict! And if the people of the world then needed the light which God had committed to His church, how much more do they need it now! {6T 40.2}

This next quote is found in the Testimonies Volume 2 page 573-576 under Convocations:

Convocations. God gave direction to the Israelites to assemble before Him at set periods, in the place which He should choose, and observe special days wherein no unnecessary work was to be done, but the time was to be devoted to a consideration of the blessings which He had bestowed upon them. At these special seasons they were to bring gifts, freewill offerings, and thank offerings unto the Lord, according as He had blessed them. The manservant and maidservant, the stranger, the fatherless and widow, were directed to rejoice that God had by His own wonderful power brought them from servile bondage to the enjoyment of freedom. And they were commanded not to appear before the Lord empty.   They were to bring tokens of their gratitude to God for His continual mercies and blessings bestowed upon them. These offerings were varied according to the estimate which the donors placed upon the blessings they were privileged to enjoy. Thus the characters of the people were plainly developed. Those who placed a high value upon the blessings which God bestowed upon them brought offerings in accordance with their appreciation of these blessings. Those whose moral powers were stupefied and benumbed by selfishness and idolatrous love of the favors received, rather than inspired by fervent love for their bountiful Benefactor, brought meager offerings. Thus their hearts were revealed. Besides these special religious feast days of gladness and rejoicing, the yearly Passover was to be commemorated by the Jewish nation. The Lord covenanted that if they were faithful in the observance of His requirements, He would bless them in all their increase and in all the work of their hands.

God requires no less of His people in these last days, in sacrifices and offerings, than He did of the Jewish nation. Those whom He has blessed with a competency, and even the widow and the fatherless, should not be unmindful of His blessings. Especially should those whom God has prospered render to Him the things that are His. They should appear before Him with a spirit of self-sacrifice and bring their offerings in accordance with the blessings which He has bestowed upon them. But many whom God prospers manifest base ingratitude to Him. If His blessings rest upon them, and He increases their substance, they make these bounties as cords to bind them to the love of their possessions; they allow worldly business to take possession of their affections and their entire being, and neglect devotion and religious privileges. They cannot afford to leave their business cares and come before God even once a year. They turn the blessings of God into a curse. They serve their own temporal interest to the neglect of God’s requirements.

Men who possess thousands remain at home year after year, engrossed in their worldly cares and interests, and feeling that they cannot afford to make the small sacrifice of attending the yearly gatherings to worship God. He has blessed them in basket and in store, and surrounded them with His benefits on the right hand and on the left, yet they withhold from Him the small offerings He has required of them. They love to serve themselves. Their souls will be like the unrefreshed desert without the dew or rain from heaven. The Lord has brought to them the precious blessing of his grace. He has delivered them from the slavery of sin and the bondage of error, and has opened to their darkened understandings the glorious light of present truth. And shall these evidences of God’s love and mercy call forth no gratitude in return? Will those who profess to believe that the end of al things is at hand be blind to their own spiritual interest and live for this world and this life alone? Do they expect that their eternal interest will take care of itself? Spiritual strength will not come without an effort on their part.

Many who profess to be looking for the appearing of our Lord are anxious, burdened seekers for worldly gain. They are blind to their eternal interest. They labor for that which satisfieth not. They spend their money for that which is not bread. They strive to content themselves with the treasures they have laid up on the earth, which must perish. And they neglect the preparation for eternity, which should be the first and only real work of life.

Let all who possibly can, attend these yearly gatherings. All should feel that God requires this of them. If they do not avail themselves of the privileges which He has provided that they may become strong in Him and in the power of His grace, they will grow weaker and weaker, and have less and less desire to consecrate all to God. Come brethren and sister, to these sacred convocation meetings, to find Yasha. He will come up to the feast. He will be present, and He will do for you that which you most need to have done….Let all who profess to believe the truth respect every privilege that God offers them to obtain clearer views of his truth, of His requirements, and of the necessary preparation for His coming.” 2T p 573-576

“It is at these, His own appointments, that Christ meets His people, and energizes them by His presence. Hearts and hands that are unworthy may even administer the ordinance, yet Christ is there to minister to His children. All who come with their faith fixed upon Him will be greatly blessed. All who neglect these seasons of divine privilege will suffer loss. Of them it may appropriately be said, “Ye are not all clean.” {DA 656.4}

“This excellent meeting, with all its labor of preparation, anxiety, preaching, hearing, exhorting, confession of sins and want of Christ, its tears, deliverances, and joys, is now past. Those parents who brought their children to the meeting and saw them converted, and take the baptismal vow, are now glad that they brought them. Those who did not bring their children regretted their mistake. These annual Feasts of Tabernacles are gatherings of the greatest importance; and there should be a general turnout of all who may be benefited.” James White, Signs of the Times, June 8, 1876 {quoted from Ellen G. White, The Lonely Years, Vol 3, page 38.}

“The first Sabbath on our way we spent at Orleans and observed the fast. It was a day of great solemnity with us; we sought to humble ourselves before God, and with brokenness of spirit and much weeping we all prayed fervently that God would bless and strengthen us to do His will at the Conference.” E. White, 1T p. 593.

We see Paul mentions the Fast here: “Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them.” Acts 27:9

Here is a definition from The Seventh day Adventist Bible Commentary on the Fast.

The fast. Evidently the Day of Atonement, on the 10th day of the 7th month of the ecclesiastical calendar, Tishri… It was now probably the latter part of October, and severe storms sere to be expected.” SDA Bible Commentary, Vol 6 page 445.

These are times of refreshing. These divine appointments give his people the rest and peace they need and they avail themselves of the divine blessing of forgiveness of sin. The Jesuits and false teachers of the church preach from the pulpits against the divine appointments. They are preaching from the torch of Satan when they teach the false interpretations of Colossians 2:14. They say the Law of Moses was nailed to the cross, that is their interpretation, however if the law of Moses was nailed to the cross, why after the death of Messiah on the cross were they teaching from the Law of Moses?

The Law of Moses WAS NOT NAILED TO THE CROSS, Read Acts 28:23 here to see that the Apostles expounded from the Law of Moses. Therefore it is still valid after the cross!

“And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.” Acts 28:23

Here we see that the church after the cross is teaching the Law of Moses and all that the prophets have spoken.

We hope you see that the Feast days are for your benefit and in the Law of Moses is the plan of salvation. Without the Law of Moses… you do not know the plan of salvation which includes these special appointments with the Father and the son.

And today the Church Powers that be are teaching a Bold faced lie that “the Law of Moses was nailed to the cross.” Here in Acts we see that the Law of Moses was being expounded on and being testified of in the New Testament after the Yasha’s death. So this false teaching that the Law of Moses was abolished or nailed to the cross is being taught to you, but the Kingdom of Yah is set up by these laws and your plan of salvation is written in the law of Moses.

As Ellen White states that in the Law that Yah told Moses to write down, the Law he spoke with his mouth, the very oracles of Yah, that we call the Law of Moses; which has the days of worship, the Sabbaths, also called Feasts—(i.e. Times and Laws), was the Plan of Salvation: “God presented to him, not only the tables of the law, but also the plan of salvation.” PP 330.

Why does the New Testament tell us to keep the feast after Yasha’s death? Because we keep the divine appointments without the sacrificing of animals that ceased at the cross.

“Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Corinthians 5:8

And Paul was teaching in the synagogue to the Jews and they requested he stay, but he said he could not because he had to keep the feasts! Yes folks Paul kept the feast after the cross! Your so- called Pastors do not even read their Bibles to see the evidence.

“And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews. When they desired [him] to tarry longer time with them, he consented not; But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.”

When Yah gave Moses the tables of the Testimony and the Law of Moses which has the blood system and the times and laws to meet Yah when he is on the mercy seat, where Yasha is now the high priest officiating for you, he has days of appointments written there. And that law is the plan of salvation. “God presented to him, not only the tables of the law, but also the plan of salvation.” PP 330.

“The gospel is given in precept in Leviticus. Implicit obedience is required now, as then. How essential it is that we understand the importance of this word! {6T 392.2

At the beginning of the study we gave you the Feasts that are written in Leviticus 23, can you see that these days are part of the plan of Salvation?

The Feasts and the Law of Moses are still in effect today, that is how the sanctuary in Heaven is able to continue the Plan of Salvation for the saving of your soul, by meeting with you on the Feast days at the Times appointed in the Law of Moses. The evil Satan himself is telling you the Plan of Salvation was abolished at the cross…. What a lie!

May you have Rest for your soul on the Feast Days and may you continue a journey on learning the True Worship system.

“To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. Isaiah 28:12

“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; Acts 3:19

Please study more with us and find peace for your soul.