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I've heard it said that the law of God has been abolished at the
cross and is now obsolete. Is this true?
No it isn't. The Saviour did not come to abolish his Father's law,
but to fulfil it. (Matt 5:17-20) The word 'fulfil' means to 'carry out,' to 'do,' to 'perform' and 'obey'. Had the
Messiah abolished the law, he would have contradicted his own words when he said that the 'law would outlast the universe;' and it is evident that the heavens and the earth are still here, so the law must still exist. The Bible classifies all men as sinners. 'All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.' (Romans 3:23). This means that Yahweh's law must
still exist, for to be a 'sinner' one must have transgressed an existing law. We could hardly be called 'sinners' if there were no law to transgress; for "sin" by the Bible definition is "the transgression of the law:" (1 John 3:4) and as the Apostle Paul so clearly put it "where there is no law there is no
transgression." (Romans 4:15) In short, the presence of sin and sinners in the world is proof positive that the Almighty's law still exists.
The Bible tells us that at the end of this present age and in the ages to come, true believers will be keeping the commandments of God. How could this be possible if the commandments were abolished at Calvary?
||"And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
||"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.|
14: Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15: For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie."
Incidentally, laws are not abolished by obedience or disobedience. Consult any solicitor or member of parliament if you have any doubts about this legal fundamental.
Christians who speak and write against the law of the Most High are unwittingly furthering the cause of Satan the Lawless One. They are adding to the enormous catalogue of sin of which the world and the church is already guilty: for when they teach that God's law is done away with, they encourage the spiritually blind to persist in their sins. For further information about Yahweh's commandments, see the Divine Law Page.
Where does faith and grace come into this matter of keeping the
Feast Days? Surely Stewarton Bible School must know that Christians are
under grace and not under law!
To begin with, let us make it perfectly clear that we know that
every sinner who accepts salvation is saved by the GRACE of the Almighty;
and that salvation is a FREE GIFT made available to us by God through His only begotten
Son Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah. This well known fact is clearly taught in the articles linked to the Everlasting Gospel Page. We also know
that the main reason for our salvation is not merely that we live forever, but:
||"That in the ages to come He (the Almighty) will shew the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness towards us through Jesus Christ."
Furthermore we know that Yahweh's grace towards mankind was evident in past ages:
||"Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD."
||"Moses found grace in the LORD's sight."
||"Israel found grace in the wilderness."
Indeed "He (Yahweh) giveth grace unto the lowly" no matter what age they
may happen to live in. (Prov 3:34) The Almighty's grace, we conclude, is
not just a new covenant feature, but the age-old outcome of a personal
trait of the Most High which immediately manifested itself when man sinned
and salvation became necessary. Did you know that the word grace appears 39 times in the Old Testament alone! Yahweh's grace, in other words, has been
extended to all His followers since Adam sinned in the garden of Eden. Indeed, every time an Old Testament believer offered an animal sacrifice for sin, he was pardoned by the grace of God.
What, then, is the relationship between grace and law? And what does it
mean to be under grace? Briefly here are the facts concerning this
- All mankind has sinned; and all have come short of the glory of God.
What is sin?
Sin, as stated above, is the transgression of Yahweh's
law. Sin is doing what the Almighty tells us not to do. Sin is
breaking Yahweh's commandments. Sin is disobedience, and all of us
have sinned. (1 John 3:4, Isa. 53:6)
- The punishment for sin, according to another section of Yahweh's law,
is death - eternal death. This means that all mankind are under a
death sentence, for all have sinned (Romans 6:23). Being under the
death sentence of the law is referred to in the Scriptures as being
"under the law."
- But Yahweh in His infinite mercy provided a way of escape from that
death sentence, the sentence we all came under because we all sinned.
That way of escape is Jesus Christ, who died on our behalf. And because of
this provision, because Messiah has paid the price, the death
penalty, Yahweh offers pardon and life through His Son to all who are willing to repent, forsake sin and accept salvation by faith.
- All repentant sinners who accept Yahweh's wonderful offer of mercy
and who place their faith in the Messiah (Yahweh's Son) are pardoned
of their sins and they find 'grace in His sight.' In other words in His
manifold mercies Yahweh forgives the repentant sinner his
transgressions, cancels the terrible death sentence hanging over us
and places us 'under grace'. Please note that the Almighty did not
cancel the law. Had He done that at Calvary we would not be sinners,
for we could hardly transgress a non-existing law. No, what He did
cancel was the "sentence of death" we were under before we repented.
To be "under grace" means to be a recipient of Yahweh's mercy, grace
and favour; to have one's sins forgiven and to be no longer under the
death sentence of the law. That is what being "under grace" means.
- Now then, while we are in Christ - "under grace" - on the Highway of
Life so to speak, the question is: Are we now permitted to break Yahweh's law?
Are we at liberty to do those things which constitute sin?
Are we now free to worship idols, blaspheme, break the Sabbath day, dishonour our parents, murder, commit adultery, steal, lie and covet another's goods etc?
The answer is perfectly obvious: we must stop doing these things.
Indeed it was for doing these very things that we came to be under
the death sentence of the law in the first place. Being "under grace"
if anything should prompt a person to be more obedient, more
righteous and more holy than he ever was. Being "under grace" does
not mean that you are at liberty to break the law of the Most High.
For if you continue to do so, you are being disobedient; and
disobedience is sin. That is exactly the point the Apostle Paul makes
when he asks:
|| What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace?|
Paul's answer is:
||God forbid! Know ye not that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to
obey, his servants ye are whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or
of obedience unto righteousness?
- What does all this mean? It means that all believers who have
accepted Yahweh's offer of life are no longer under the death
sentence of the law, but under His grace. It also means that in that
environment of grace they are to live lives of obedience - unto
righteousness. Not that our obedience will save us. Oh no; for we are
saved by grace, by placing our faith in Jesus Christ, by personally
excepting Yahweh's measureless mercy and free gift of life. That's
how we are saved. But obedience, thereafter, is nevertheless vital. It exhibits a
believer's living faith. It testifies to men and angels more effectively
than a million words that a believer is no longer a blatant sinner but
a person who is actually doing what the Almighty commands. (James
2:17-26) How very true is Paul's statement when he says:
||"His servants ye are whom ye obey."
If Christians are required to keep the Sabbath days mentioned in
Leviticus 23, then what do texts like Romans 14:5-6, Colossians 2:16-17,
Galatians 4:9-10 and Ephesians 2:15-16 mean?
These four passages, sad to say, are amongst the most misunderstood
in all of Scripture. And because they are critical, which means that any
misinterpretation of them will result in many believers sinning, it is
vital that they are understood. To aid understanding we will quote each
text in turn and them briefly explain its meaning.
||"One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day
alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.|
6 He that
regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord: and he that regardeth
not the day, to the Lord he doth no regard it ...
||"... for we shall all stand before the judgement seat of Christ."
In this passage Paul is not saying that the Sabbath commandment is done
away with. Nor for that matter is he saying that Sunday is the Sabbath; or
even that Saturday is the Sabbath. The identity of the Sabbath day is not
being established in this text.
The points being made in this passage are:
In other words, believers ought to investigate and examine this vital
issue of which - if any - is the Sabbath day and decided the matter for
themselves, and not judge others. Why is self-determination so
important here? The answer is because "we shall all stand before the
Judgement seat of Christ" and give our own reasons for our actions. Pleading ignorance or blaming someone else for your own actions will not help you on the Day of Judgement. You must decide these matters for yourself and be fully persuaded in your own mind as to what is right and what is wrong.
- That a difference of opinion concerning the Sabbath does exist, with
one person honouring one day above the next, and a second believer
treating all days alike.
- And we should not judge one another on the matter, but make up our
own minds with a view to the coming Judgement.
That is what Paul is saying.
||"Let no man therefore judge you in meat and drink, or in respect of a
holy day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days; |
17:which are a
shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ."
The message of these verses is similar to that in Romans 14:5-6. In Romans
14 Paul admonishes believers not to judge one another, but let each decide for themselves. In this passage, he is telling us not to allow ourselves to be judged.
And why does Paul mention meat, drink, Sabbath days and new moons in the
same verse? The answer is, because "meat, drink, new moons, and Sabbath
days" are "shadows"," tokens" or" emblem types" of great spiritual
realities still to come. And though they are extremely beneficial when
properly understood and applied, they are of little practical value to the
Christian who spends his energies and time criticising others.
Having said this, however, it would be very unwise for a believer to
conclude that since these things are "shadows" or "spiritual tokens" they are,
therefore, of little account and that Paul is here giving all Christians a
free pass to ignore Yahweh's Sabbath law.
That is most certainly not what Paul is saying. Indeed when we examine the
Apostle's other writings - and take a close look at his own actions - we notice
that he went to great lengths to honour the Almighty's Sabbaths and to
prove to the brethren in Jerusalem that the reports about him teaching
believers to forsake the law and old customs were simply not true, because
the fact was that he (Paul) walked in an "orderly way and kept the
law." (Acts 21:20-24, Acts 20:16)
What, then, does this passage mean?
It means exactly what it is saying. Just like that passage in Romans it
concerns a believer's mental attitude towards himself and others.
In Romans 14 Paul says "do not judge others, but allow them to make up
their own minds as regards to their diet and the days they honour." In
Colossians 2 he says "Do not allow others to judge you".
In neither passage is the identity of the true Sabbath day discussed.
|| But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?|
10:Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
The key words in this passage are "how turn ye again." They mean: how can you want to turn back to your former practices. Bear in mind that Paul was writing - not to Jews - but to the Galatian believers - to converted pagans!
What were they wanting to turn back to?
The answer is they were wanting to "turn back" to the weak and beggarly elements, of the days, months, and times and years which they had kept before they became
followers of Jesus Christ. In other words, they wanted to turn back to the pagan
festivals they had previously observed; festivals which centered on the beggarly elements of sun, moon, wind, river and fire worship. These are the beggarly elements which the converted Galatians used to worship. And this fact, understandably amazed Paul.
Had he been writing to converted Jews, who had kept the Almighty's Feasts since childhood, then we could allow that the "days,
months, seasons and years" of verse 10 may well have meant Jehovah's Feasts and
that these pagan converts were wanting to go back to celebrating them. But Paul
is not here writing to Jewish believers, he is writing to converts from
Paganism; and the only celebrations to which they could possibly go back, were the
heathen festivals they had previously known; festivals which were directly linked to the beggarly elements mentioned above.
Also bear in mind that Paul honoured Yahweh's Feasts (Acts 18:21, Acts
20:16, 1 Cor. 16:8). It is therefore unthinkable that he would refer to the Almighty's Feasts
as "weak and beggarly elements" in one instance and then strive desperately
to keep them in the next. Paul' s verdict in Romans 7:12 concerning the commandments of God was:Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
There is nothing "beggarly" about the worship of the Almighty God of Abraham. That much is certain.
||"Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of
commandments contained in ordinances for to make himself of twain one
new man, so making peace. |
16: And that he may reconcile both unto God in
the one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereof."
There lies hidden within the human heart a deadly element known as sin. At
the epicentre of sin - which is disobedience to Yahweh's law - is a
spiritual ingredient called enmity. Enmity is hostility. In every carnal
mind this sinful element called enmity or hostility towards the Almighty
exits, and it find expression in acts of disobedience (sin). Elsewhere Paul
||"The carnal (non-spiritual) mind is enmity against God; for it is not
subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be."
If you read Ephesians 2:15-16 again, you will see that it was this inherent
enmity in the carnal mind that the Saviour came to abolish. He
didn't come to abolish His Father's law (Matt. 5:17-18) but man's enmity against God which immediately manifests itself when the Almighty's law is presented. The law, incidentally, is incapable
of subduing the sinful nature of man. The law can only point the way to
righteousness. It can only tell us what is right and what is wrong. Perfect
and eternal though it is, the law is unable to subdue the hostility the
carnal mind has for the LORD God.
Romans 8: 3-4
||"For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:|
4: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. "
Did you get that?
Yahweh, being fully aware that His law was totally incapable of overcoming man's sinful nature, sent His Son to subdue, overcome and deprive sin of its power over the
human mind. In other words the Almighty sent His Son to slay the root cause of sin
- which is enmity towards God and towards each other. This enmity goes beyond man's hatred for God and His law. It expresses it in hatred between Jew and Gentile, black and white, rich and poor, educated and ignorant, the haves and the have-nots in nation after nation. The Saviour alone has the power to overcome this enmity between the races and to make of different nations one people - one man.
And why did the Saviour come to slay our inherent enmity against God and our fellow men?"That the righteousness of Yahweh's Law might be
fulfilled in us,
The answer is:
who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit." (Romans 8:4)
If the reader is an honest seeker after the truth, he/she will immediately
recognise that the Apostle Paul is not introducing strange and
contradictory teachings in these passages; but is in complete harmony with
all other inspired writers from Genesis to Revelation. What he is doing in
these passages is highlighting some extremely important but little
That is what these texts are telling us.
- That we should not judge others or even allow ourselves to be judged
in this matter of Sabbath observance. (Romans 14:5-6, Colossians
- That we should not hanker after or turn back to the festivals of
paganism as those converted pagans, the ancient Galatian believers were doing. (Gal. 4:9-10) Festivals which celebrated the "beggarly elements: the sun, moon, stars, wind, water and fire etc. "
- That there is an inherent enmity (hostility) in the carnal mind
against the Almighty and His law; and also between Jew and Gentile, rich and poor, black and white and between nations. But that in Christ we are made 'one people.' (Romans 8:7)
- And that the Messiah came to abolish (slay) that enmity in order to
make mankind obedient to Yahweh's Law. (Ephesians 2:15-16, Romans
8:3-4) This is the ultimate objective of salvation: that the Messiah came to save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)
All right, I can see that the Sabbath according to the Scriptures
is the seventh day of the week, but how can the modern believer be sure
that Saturday is the seventh day?
To prove that the day called Saturday is the seventh day of the week
we will consider the history of mankind in three parts:
- From the creation of the world to Israel's Exodus from Egypt
- From the Exodus to the Apostolic era - when the Messiah walked on
- And from the Apostolic era to the present time.
1. From the Creation to the Exodus
We will suppose for the moment that the Sabbath was "lost" between the
creation and the exodus. It may not have been of course, for Yahweh's laws
were known and kept by faithful believers long before they were given to
Israel at Mount Sinai (see Genesis 26:5) and the sacred calendar and weekly
cycle was followed as far back as the days of Noah (Genesis 7:11, 8:9-14)
but even supposing that the Sabbath had been lost we can be certain that it
was identified and established again by the Almighty in the days of Moses.
Here is how we know this fact.
In Exodus 16:14-30 we read of how the Almighty fed Israel with manna. By
the following three miracles - performed every week - Yahweh made known His
Sabbath day to the whole nation.
By these three distinct miracles which occurred every week for 40 years
Yahweh identified the seventh day as His Sabbath.
- He gave Israel twice as much manna on the sixth day
- He withheld manna on the Sabbath, the seventh day
- And He kept the manna given on the sixth day from spoiling overnight
- which it normally did - in order that His people might rest on the
2. From the Exodus to the Apostolic Era
Was the identity of the seventh day "lost" between the exodus and the time
The answer is, No it wasn't. But again, for the sake of this investigation,
we'll assume that it was.
We can be certain that it was again identified when the Messiah observed
it, for just prior to his death on Calvary the Saviour categorically stated
that he had kept his father's commandments. (John 15:10) He could hardly
have said this if the day that he had been keeping for some thirty three
years was the wrong one. Besides, if he had kept the wrong day he would
have been a sinner and that would have disqualified him from being our
We are, therefore, certain that the Saviour kept the correct seventh day Sabbath.
3. From the Apostolic Era to the Present Time
Has the identity of the seventh day of the week been "lost" over the past
We can assure the reader that it hasn't been. Here is the proof.
Soon after the capture of Jerusalem in AD70 the diaspora took place. The
diaspora is the scattering of the body of Jews to lands other than their
own. Initially the exiles had fled to the surrounding countries of Egypt,
Syria and Phoenicia, but in the course of time, as persecution mounted, the
Jews went further and further afield and today you will find Jewish
communities in every country on the face of the earth.
With them the Jews took the Holy Scriptures and their knowledge of the true
Sabbath day. Every seventh day since then orthodox Jews all over the world
have remembered the seventh day.
And what do we find in this 20th century?
We find the Jews still keeping the original seventh day Sabbath, the same
day they knew at the time of the diaspora, which was the same day Jesus
There is absolutely no disagreement or dispute amongst the Jews -
scattered as they still are - as to which day is the seventh day of the
week. Every synagogue in every country is in perfect agreement that
Saturday is the seventh day.
Had there been any change of the day, any loss or gain of time, any
deliberate or accidental slip or alteration in the weekly cycle - which
would have resulted in the Jews in one country observing a different weekly
Sabbath from Jewish believers in the next - then we would readily agree
that the identity of the seventh day of the week was in doubt. But we do
not find that situation anywhere on earth. Instead we have in total
agreement amongst all the Jews of all nations that the day known throughout
the world as Saturday is the seventh day of the week.
Some point out that the civil calendar was changed in the sixteenth century
and the weekly cycle itself was altered - all over the world - so no one
can be certain that Saturday is the true seventh day of the week.
Those who use this argument are misinformed.
Here are the facts of history:
In the year 1582 the Julian calendar (named after the Emperor Julius
Caesar) was found to be 10 days late when compared with the position of the
sun. That is, the vernal equinox was not occurring on or about March 20/21 -
as it should do in a correct solar calendar - but was gradually receding
towards the beginning of March. The reason for this error was that the
Julian calendar worked on the basis that a year was 365¼ days in length,
whereas in truth it is about 11 minutes more than that. Over the centuries
this 11 minute discrepancy accumulated causing the Julian calendar to
steadily recede, till by the sixteenth century it had lost 10 days and the
equinox was occurring on March 11th.
To correct this discrepancy Pope Gregory XIII ordered that 10 days be added
to the Julian calendar dates to bring them into line with the sun. The
month of October was chosen for the amendment and in the calendar of 1582
that month appeared as follows:
You will notice from the above that the weekly cycle, the order of the days
of the week, remained unchanged even though the Gregorian calendar dates
had increased by ten between the Thursday and the Friday. In other words in
both calendars the day after Thursday 4th was still a Friday.
This amendment understandably, was not very popular in some countries
mainly because it had been organised by a Roman Catholic Pope. Several
Protestant countries refused to acknowledge it and continued to use the
Julian calendar; but one by one they came into line.
Here is a short list of when they did:
|Germany (Catholic States)||1583
|Germany (Protestant States)||1700
|Rumania, Turkey and Russia||1919
All those years between 1582 and 1919 while both calendars were in use, the
sequence of the days in the weekly cycle was the same in every country. In
other words Sunday in Rome in 1900 was also Sunday in Russia in that year
even though both countries were using a different calendar. And as each
nation adopted the Georgian calendar it simply added 10 days to its
Georgian Calendar date. There was no need to change the order of the days
of the week, because they already agreed.
These facts prove that Saturday is the seventh day of the week.
- Yahweh re-identified the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath in
the days of Israel's Exodus from Egypt
- The Messiah kept the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath. Had he
not done so he would have been a sinner.
- Calendar changes did not affect the days of the week in the weekly cycle.
- Jewish communities around the world have since the diaspora kept
track of the seventh day Sabbath, and all agree it is the day called
How does one keep the Sabbaths of the Almighty?
The commandment at its basic level is "Remember the Sabbath day to
keep it holy." The second part about "resting from ones labour" is added in
order that the first part "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy." can be
met. The original Hebrew word translated "holy" in our English Bibles is
qadosh or qodesh. Besides meaning "sacred" this word means to "separate" to
The Sabbath day in other words is a day that Yahweh set apart for sacred
use. He wants us to remember that fact and to keep the day holy - set
apart - for sacred use. How is it done? What is involved? What does one do or not do on the
Without attempting to pontificate on so deep a matter, and certainly with
no intention of judging another believer's performance, we offer these
brief guidelines about Sabbath observance with a prayer to the Almighty
that He will use them to fulfil in every reader the spiritual potential
latent in him or her.
- The Sabbath is a day of rest from Labour.
The Hebrew word translated "labour" in Exodus 20:9 is abad. It means
"to do", "to serve". Who are we allowed to serve, what are we allowed to do on the first
six days of the week?
The answer is "Six days shalt thou labour (serve) and do thy work."
In other words you may serve your own interests for six days each
week; but on the seventh day - the Sabbath - you must stop serving
your own interests and devote that day to the service of the
Almighty. Why? Because that is His holy (qodesh) day; it has been set
apart for His service, His work.
- What is Yahweh's work and how may we become engaged in it?
We find our answer in the Scriptures.
All these activities are permissible on the Sabbath day. Indeed these
are the very things the Messiah did when He walked on this earth.
- It is lawful to do good on the Sabbath day (Mark 3:4)
- It is lawful to heal on the Sabbath day (Matthew 12:10)
- It is lawful to rescue someone on the Sabbath day (Matthew 12:11)
- It is lawful to engage in spiritual activities on the Sabbath, such
as: attending church meetings, preaching, teaching, Bible study,
prayer, visiting the sick and aged, walking in the countryside etc.
(Luke 4:31, 6:1-2)
Sad to say the Pharisees did not agree with the Saviour on some of these
points. They incorrectly supposed that he was breaking the Sabbath
when he healed people. They misunderstood the fact that the Sabbath -
Yahweh's qodesh day - had been set apart for that very purpose, for
doing good, for doing the Almighty's work. The Saviour, however, knew
what he was doing. Had he not as the Creator made the Sabbath in the
first place? He was not only aware of which day was the Sabbath, but
he also knew how to keep it. The reader will not go astray if he/she
endeavours to do likewise.
- Activities to refrain from
There are of course, certain things which though permissible on
ordinary days should not normally be done on the Sabbath, for
(See Nehemiah 10:31 and 13:13-21, Isaiah chapter 56, also chapter 58;
but especially verses 13-14)
- Buying, selling, and engaging in business deals.
- Doing laborious field work.
- Persuing self interests.
If you remember the Sabbath is Yahweh's holy day (the portion of time
that He set apart for His work) and if you rest from your own labours
and interests and devote yourself to His service, then you will be on
the glorious path of Sabbath observance. And what's more, you will be
blessed in this world and the next in direct fulfilment of this
Isaiah 58:13 "If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
14: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it."
- The Sabbath is a day for holy convocations
The Hebrew word translated "convocation" in Leviticus 23:2 is migra.
It means "a calling together" an "assembly". In other words wherever
possible a believer should attend a religious meeting on the Sabbath.
Religious "convocations" or assemblies were called for in order that
the church may grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Most High.
The seventh day of the week has been set aside for Yahweh's service,
and it is at these commanded assemblies that His Spirit is most
active. So attend a Sabbath meeting if one is held in your area. If
there is no Sabbath meeting, see How to organise a Sabbath meeting in your area.
- Keeping the Feasts
The Feast Days of the Most High are also days or rest and are kept in
the same way as the weekly Sabbath, except that on them extra special
meals - feasts - are partaken of. These are literal banquets, as
already pointed out, typify the spiritual nourishment and power
Yahweh's church is scheduled to receive in the near future when
supernatural happenings similar to those which took place on the Day
of Pentecost (Acts 2) will again occur.
Without allowing a Feast to
deteriorate into a show of gluttony, try to ensure that an extra
special meal is served on the Feast day. In this way you will declare
your faith in Yahweh's breathtaking Programme of Salvation which He
has made possible through His Son, and prove your desire to partake
of the real spiritual banquets that He has prepared for those who
Yahweh has made many promises to the believer who is willing to observe His
Feasts. Space does not allow us to print them all, but we will end this
article with this beautiful millennial picture of multitudes of true believers keeping the Feasts of the Almighty in a Jerusalem purged of sin.
Ezekiel 36:33 "Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from ALL your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded. 34: And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by.
35: And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the Garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. 36: Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it. 37: Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.
38: As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD."
SBS Calendar Booklet Index
Elder: David B Loughran
Stewarton Bible School, Stewarton, Scotland
Updated: May 1999