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feasts of the Lord


There are six ordained Biblical Holy Days called Memorials or Festivals of God recorded in the Scriptures. Within these there are seven High Sabbaths or "Holy Convocations" which are in addition to the weekly Sabbath which is also a Holy Convocation. On these Sabbaths work is restricted.
 
The Annual Festivals

"These are the appointed times of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim at times appointed for them." (Lev 23:4)
  1. In determining the dates of the annual high holy days, one most first determine the start of the new year and Passover is based on the Biblical system of observing the new moon in Palestine on or after the spring equinox, but not before.
  2. The start of the fall annual high holy days (Trumpets) is based on the sighting of the new moon in Palestine marking the seventh month.

  • Passover: In the 14th day of the 1st month in the dark portion of the day is Passover. Passover is a feast of seven days. The first night is a night to be much observed unto the LORD. It commemorates the Exodus from Egypt in haste, and one must eat the bread of affliction (unleavened) for seven days. Only the 1st day and the 7th day are High Sabbaths.
    Added Symbolism: Pictures Christ shedding his blood for the sins of humanity, a chance for eternal life.
  • Unleavened Bread: Although many organizations consider unleavened to be a separate festival, it is not, it is part of the Passover festival, one cannot observe the one without the other.
    Added Symbolism: Leavening represents sin in our lives, and the need for us to remove it.
  • Feast of First Fruits / Weeks: Count seven Sabbaths plus one day from the day after the weekly Sabbath that occurs during Passover / Unleavened Bread. It always lands on a Sunday. It is a celebration of the harvest. It is a High Sabbath.
    Added Symbolism: Pictures Christians receiving the holy spirit upon acceptance of the Lord in our lives.
  • Feast of Trumpets: On the 1st day of the 7th month. It is memorial to the day in which God descended upon the earth to be with, and to speak with his people. We are commanded to have a memorial by blowing trumpets. It is a Holy Day or High Sabbath.
    Added Symbolism: Pictures the blowing of trumpets at Christ's return, and the ushering in of the Lord's coming kingdom to once again be with, and to speak with his people.
  • Atonement: On the 10th day of the 7th month. You are to afflict your souls, no food or water for 24 hours, to show that you want to be clean / repent from all your sins. It is a High Sabbath.
    Added Symbolism: It is a Christians once a year recommitment to the Father.
  • Tabernacles: Also known as the Feast of Booths, that generations may remember Israel had to dwell in booths when brought out of the land of Egypt. Falls on the 15th day of the 7th month and the 1st day is a High Sabbath.
    Added Symbolism: Egypt represents the world and sin, we are to live separate from the world while still in it.
  • Eight Day: The eight day after the start of Tabernacles is a somber assembly. Is a High Sabbath.
    Added Symbolism: The eighth day highlights the completion of God's plan.

Calendars

History has shown us that the Jews CHANGED THE CALENDAR approximately four centuries after Christ's death, and substituted in its place a "fixed," artificial calendar which has changed the Holy Days, and POSTPONED these days by adding Jewish traditions to the calendar! The Jews themselves admit to this change! It can be clearly documented in the Jewish Encyclopedia, and many other Jewish books that deal with the subject. 

The calendar issue can be seen as a test of who you will follow, God or man.

 


A Simple Formula for Figuring the start of the new year

  • The calendar is based on the Biblical system of observing the new moon at Jerusalem. Visibility may delay dates by one day, therefore whenever possible calculated dates should be confirmed by actual observations in Palestine.
  • The first month is called Nissan , also known as Abib [because the barley was in the green ear phase, yet it has nothing to do with the actual determination of the first month]. The sighting of the new moon on or after the spring equinox determines the beginning of the month. See https://www.mooninfo.org/ for new moon dates.
  • The first night of the new moon is counted as the first day of the Biblical new year. The new moon is not visible for approximately two days/nights, 1 Samuel 20:24-27 hints at the two nights being a celebrated in anticipation of the event.
  • Then count to the fourteenth day from that moon and you have Passover, from this you can calculate the rest of GOD'S Holy Days. No month can have more than 30 days in it.


Literature Figuring the Appointed Feast Times and Postponements
Literature
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Feast Locations

Moon Phases

New Moon
New Moon

Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent

First Quarter
First Quarter

Waxing Gibbous
Waxing Gibbous


Full Moon
Full Moon

Waning Gibbous
Waning Gibbous

Last Quarter
Last Quarter

Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent


New Moon - The Moon's unilluminated side is facing the Earth. The Moon is not visible (except during a solar eclipse).
Waxing Crescent - The Moon appears to be partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is increasing.
First Quarter - One-half of the Moon appears to be illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is increasing.
Waxing Gibbous - The Moon appears to be more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is increasing.
Full Moon - The Moon's illuminated side is facing the Earth. The Moon appears to be completely illuminated by direct sunlight.
Waning Gibbous - The Moon appears to be more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is decreasing.
Last Quarter - One-half of the Moon appears to be illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is decreasing.
Waning Crescent - The Moon appears to be partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is decreasing.

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