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If you truly want to be on course for your true destiny, then you must realize that the true North of your compass is the Kingdom of the Messiah AND HIS Right Direction(Righteousness Psalm 23:3, Matthew 6:33).

It is vital to understand why you were born at this time in History and how your destiny was designed to have a much greater purpose. There are many more secrets that await your discovery as you further seek His Kingdom! But there is an ultimate price your soul must pay to walk the path of true Peace, Freedom and Fruition. (Proverbs 4:23-27)

Are you truly ready to lose 'Your kingdom' to seek His? (Matthew 10:38-39). When you say you love God... When you say you love Jesus... When you say you love Yeshua the Messiah, is it only as long as He gives you the prosperity you wanted? Or do you see that your true prosperity is in Him and His kingdom? Have you truly been interested in what He has been doing since the creation of the Heavens and the Earth... in what HIS AGENDA has been all along? Of course, that answer is between you and the Holy Spirit. But if the answer is Yes, then... It's time to go deeper.

‘Call to Me, and I will answer you,
and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'
(Jeremiah 33:3)

There is vast amount of understanding of the Bible that we in the Western culture have grossly overlooked. Indeed many of the secrets in the Bible have only been locked away because of our ignorance of the culture in which God had entrusted His message of salvation to come through: which is the Jews. Yet strangely, many of us do not truly realize that Jesus (Yeshua) was born a Jew! Much of what Jesus said AND DID cannot be fully realized without understanding the culture through which chose to communicate to us through. (Isaiah 56:1-8)

Many people who sit in congregations across America, may have heard from the pulpit that Jesus is the Messiah... but to be honest, they really don't know what that means! And at best, we in the western world have only intellectually appreciated what the race of Hebrews have faithfully held onto with their lives. There is a big difference between factual knowledge and PARTICIPATION. God has been ever calling us all to LIVE active and abundant Life (john 10:10), not to sit in a chair to be intellectually entertained. (ouch!)

You will find the great depths of the Holy Bible unlocked as we learn from our "elder brothers" of the ancient Hebrew Nation which God has preserved throughout all generations to bring us His Salvation. ... To bring all humble and honest hearts back to Him (John 3:16). ( Did you know that the name Yeshua means Salvation?)

The devil has done his work well to try and stamp out the origins and roots of our belief in the Messiah. But all the efforts of the entirety of the demonic forces have NOT been successful in accomplishing their insane mission to defeat God and His saints. All you have to do is look at the news concerning Israel and especially Jerusalem, and you will see that God's plan for Israel is still active. the demons already know that they were defeated at the Cross. And now their worst fears are turning into panic as the light of the Truth (Yeshua Ha Meshiach - Jesus Christ) is shining ever stronger in the hearts of many who are beginning to Love and seek the LORD beyond their salvation - both gentiles and ESPECIALLY the Jews. Because once they really see Yeshua as the Messiah, the clock for the ancient prophecies for the 'End of days' will come out of slow motion and start ticking in "Real Time" (2 Peter 3).

Do not doubt that there most definitely is a spiritual war that is still raging for the souls of men, women and children that are living right now on Earth. Yeshua put this in perspective when He taught us in the following prayer:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven...
(Matthew 6:9-10)

The Paradox of Love

Throughout the Old Testament, a recurring paradoxical theme is "the Fear of the Lord". But God is NOT a god of Fear. He IS LOVE (1 John 4:8, 1 John 4:16, Deuteronomy 7:9, Deuteronomy 13:3, Deuteronomy 30:20). And as a father who would give his own life to defeat the enemies of his family, so, God is our Heavenly Father who, indeed, became a man without sin to defeat sin and death so that we (who are those who love God) will have everlasting life (John 3:16).

But God is also not a tyrant who demands our love against our will. Yet in the old and New Testament, He commands us to Love Him. So, how do we reconcile fearing God and Loving Him at the same time? And how do we truly keep His commandments, especially when it is impossible for us to do on our own?

The answer, of course, is at The Cross and is not suprisingly encoded in the 10 Commandments:
Before Christ, they were commandments you can't keep (in fear).
After Christ, they are commandments that keep you (in His Love).

His commandments are always encouraging you to not waste your life, but, rather, to LIVE life to the fullest (Matthew 22:36-40, John 10:10). God is limitless, and when you put your trust in Him, you begin to live beyond your limitations!

The adventure of life takes place when you participate in it.
(Not observing it from the sidelines)

Are you ready?
It's time to re-discover something that is vital to every believer and allows the Holly Spirit to open new doors for your life. Real faith takes place when you put action behind your belief in God. If nothing else, this is what the Jews (our elder brothers) have to teach us over the centuries. Let us not forget. Let us look even deeper. If you don't understand now, you will - as you continue to seek Him. Again, this entire site has been centered around one Key to it all: Seeking the Almighty with ALL YOUR HEART (Deuteronomy 4:29).

Your True Destiny is tied with what God has COMMANDED in the Bible (not suggested) and it CAN BE re-integrated into your life WITHOUT bondage to the law, (not ignorance of it - but rather, fulfillment of it!). Your True Destiny is found in the One who made you ... His commands are not for the selfish puffing up of an arrogant Forceful Tyrant King's Ego. That's not who God is. That's the false image the god of this world (satan) attempts to paint in our minds. God loves you preciously as a father love his child ... there's no room for ego or arrogance ... only love. His desire for you to prosper (Jeremiah 29:11) is bound in His commands, to help you overcome the limitations of your fleshly mind.

Why wouldn't a loving father give the command: "You can't drive the car until your old enough." Is it because he wants to restrict you? Or is it because he wants to protect you from harm ... until you are mature enough and able enough to drive the car he is preparing for you to have! But first, He wants you to enjoy the ride in the passenger's seat, partially because he just wants to be with you. But also because he has a greater purpose than for you to just learn how to drive the car eventually. He also wants to show you how to use the car to get around His kingdom, which he also wants to give to you, and the mansion that He wants you to park the car in....

Let's begin a deeper journey with the following

3 most overlooked observances:

  1. The Sabbath
  2. The Feasts of The LORD
  3. The Peace of Jerusalem
Please understand this is not an attempt to go back to the religious keeping of the law, but to discover and activate a deeper Relationship with God from His laws.


The Sabbath

Exodus 20:8
Remember the sabbath day,
to keep it holy.

Let's take a proper look at the Biblical Week:

The Hebrew word "Yom" means "day" (or a period of time or light).
  1. Rishon means "first" or "beginning".

  2. Sheni means "second".

  3. Shlishi (or shleeshee) means third

  4. Revi'v (or re'vee׳ee) means fourth

  5. Chamishi (or Hahmeeshee) means fifth

  6. Shishi (or sheeshee) means sixth

  7. Shabbat or "Sabbath" (in English) means the end of work, which in turn, means Rest.

The Joy of the Sabbath

From the Jewish Mindset, all the days of the week look forward to the Sabbath (the Day of Rest). This is very significant because it is not just the end of the work week, it is, more importantly, a prophetic observance where we look forward to entering into our ultimate Day of Rest in Heaven with God our Father. This constant reminder of the completion of week days, also reminds us of the end of days when all conflict is ended and the Messiah (the Prince of Peace) will reign on Earth in the New Jerusalem. It will be a time when there is truly Peace on Earth and Good will towards men. Until then, we have a weekly reminder to rest in the Almighty's Loving care. Our rest in Him becomes complete as we like a child, put our full trust in Our Heavenly Father. Truly He is our Sar Shalom.

Also from the Jewish mindset, the Sabbath is looked upon similar to the time of a wedding, where the bridegroom finally takes his bride. It is a time we look forward to with Joy as we will be with the Lord in intimate fellowship, where nothing is hidden and our love is full... and we will truly live "happily ever after". (Not a tale of fairies, and more than a dream come true!)

Mark 2:27
"And he said unto them,
The sabbath was made for man,
and not man for the sabbath"

Matthew 9:13
"...learn what this means: 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice.'
For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."

Remember that the Lord also looks forward to when we will be with Him. Therefore, He looks forward to the Sabbath more than we do! He has given His life for us, so that we can be with Him - both now and in the afterlife. Now, you can look forward with a new joy in truly observing and enJOYing the Sabbath. It is not only a weekly reminder, it is a continual gift. In fact, for the Messianic Believer, it's...

The best of both worlds!

The Sabbath for "Western" Christians becomes a Double Blessing:
  1. Honor YHWH in your Home (from Friday night thru Sat)

  2. Praise Him with others in Church (on Sunday)

It's to your advantage to honor the Lord and honor His Sabbaths (which were set aside for you! - Exodus 20:20).
Isaiah 8:13
The LORD of hosts, Him you shall hallow;
Let Him be your fear,
And let Him be your dread.

Throughout the Old Testament, God is referred to as 'the Lord of Hosts' (2 Samuel 7:26), which means He is stronger than the strongest Armies of both men and angels! There is none that can come against Him. There is none that can be compared to Him. He is God Almighty... and at the same time, He is your loving Heavenly Father, of whom you have nothing to fear. And if you are in fear, it is only because you have turned away from His protection.

Even as King David, who broke the rules by worshiping God with the Arc of the Covenant in a tent... You are free to fulfill the law without restraint! You can fear the Lord and find Peace, because when you Love God as a Father (who Loves you more than anything), you have nothing to fear. (see article: FEAR OF THE LORD)

Some of us have to waork on Saturday, but we can still HONOR the Lord on the Sabbath. Find a fresh way to SEEK HIM (differently than you do during the week and on Sunday). In Christ is your freedom and your life. Challenge yourself and plan during the week what you will do on the Sabbath. There is a specific treasure hidden for you in every Sabbath. We have found it to be true, that when we even take a little time to honor God in an intentional way on the Sabbath (Friday Night - thru Sat Afternoon), God opens up revelation, special events, finances, etc. -- that wouldn't have happened otherwise. It's alwways been worth it for us. (Isaiah 48:6,     Proverbs 2,     Matthew 13:44,     Psalm 51:6 )

Simple Suggestions on HOW TO observe the Sabbath:

  1. During the week: Pray and consider what you will do on the Sabbath.

    Matthew 12:12
    " is lawful to do good on the Sabbath."

    How do you keep the spirit (Holy Spirit) of the law, yet avoid being religious ???

    If you have things around the house that have to get done, or have to work on Saturday... Then start with a "tithe" of your time (a tenth: 2 hours, 24 minutes) on the Sabbath. Example: 4 x 36-minute sessions DEDICATED to the Lord...Make the first session the very first thing you do on Friday night at 6pm. Then the second before bedtime, the third session the very first thing you do when you wake up and the last session when you get home from work on Saturday.

    It takes only a little bit of prioritizing, planning and discipline. But you will find tremendous rewards that will carry over into the next week, into your character and into the rest of your life - BECAUSE YOU HONORED THE LORD BY PUTTING HIM FIRST. Be creative, be intentional, find a way to overcome and get your blessing. Don't let the World's time table steal your realization of Life (true Joy). The Joy of the Lord is your strength! Nehemiah 8:10

  2. Friday-DAY: Clean House, PLAN & Prepare a Special Dinner (Keep it simple, but make it something you are looking forward to - Like having a great dinner with your best friend).
    Deuteronomy 14:26b
    you shall eat there before the LORD your God,
    and you shall rejoice,
    you and your household.

  3. Friday 6pm: Light candle 1 - Rememberance of Creation (when God made light)- Genesis 1:3-4
    Pray. Read/Declare His Word aloud (Use a different scripture every week - hopefully one you have memorized during the week! ... or at least, take a moment to sit with the Holy Spirit and read a chapter from the Bible -- we read from the Old Testament on Friday Night and the New Testament on Saturday Morning).

  4. Saturday Morning: Light candle 2 - Celebrate the Light of Redemption - John 8:12
    ... joy comes in the morning.
    Psalm 30:5

    Pray to the Lord of the Sabbath Luke 6:5
    Seek the Lord by reading / studying His Word to find a scripture to memorize and meditate on ( and let it "prophesy" God's Peace over your life and family for the upcomming week). Then Declare His Word (the specific scripture that you found during your reading: Read/Say/Declare it Out Loud.

  5. Saturday Afternoon: Enjoy Relaxing (resting) with God and with your family...
    Other suggestions:
    • Watch a Biblical based Movie together
    • Read a good Biblical based book
    • Pray in Tongues with your family
    • Pray in Tongues with other believers via "cell-unity" (connecting and praying together for 10-15 minutes via cellphone.
    Also during this time, don't think it wrong to "work" together on a project that God honors (especially if it involves ministering to others)

  6. End of Sabbath: Take a final moment to Give thanks for His presence and His coming rest - (for next week and also in eternity).

...Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
Exodus 20:11b


The Feasts of The LORD

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Below are summaries which are only a taste of the depth and blessing that can be found in understanding and participating in the Biblically Commanded FEASTS. They are intended as only an introductory reference. We recommend seeking further through good Messianic resources and ministries of which there are many and we have included only a small subset in this website.

Click the following Drop-down panels for a summary of each of the Biblical Feasts of The Lord:

1. [SPRING] Pesach - PASSOVER (The Biblical New Year)
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LIFE begins at the Cross


Pesach (Pay-sahk) means to "Pass Over".

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14 Nisan/Aviv (March or April - at evening the day before). It is the Biblical New Year.

"This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.

These are the feasts of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the LORD’s Passover.

And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.


As you read these scriptures about keeping the feasts, remember that it is God who commands our observation of them simply because these are blessings that you will miss out on by ignoring them.

It is available for BOTH the Jew and Gentile:
But the man that is clean, and is not in a journey, and declines to keep the passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he brought not the offering of the LORD in his appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.
And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover to the LORD; according to the ordinance of the passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: you shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.

Jesus kept the Passover:
...And he (Jesus) said to them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer...

Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.

Christians should keep the Passover...with a renewed mind:
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
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.


PASSOVER commemorates when God delivered the nation of Israel from their bondage and slavery in Egypt.

God used 10 plagues which systematically defeated the idols (gods) which the Egyptians trusted in. The Tenth plague was the death of first born of all those in Egypt who did not trust in God or obey His instruction to place the blood of a perfect Lamb (Exodus 12:5) over the doorway to their home. It was this final plague that broke the pride of Pharaoh who had continued to harden his heart against God and would not let the God's people go to their land.

From Michael Rood: The original Passover was the night of the tenth plague when the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt. All the firstborn in every household that were not “set apart” by the blood of a lamb on the doorpost of their homes died (Exodus 12). An annual commemoration of being “passed over” was instituted by the Almighty: Exodus 12:24-27

Still to this day, the classic 1956 Movie: "The Ten Commandments" is a good dramatization of what happened. We often like to watch it during the Passover/Unleavened Bread celebration.

It is interesting to note that during the second half of the movie, you see Moses (Charlton Heston) singing part of the prayers used in the Jewish Passover today. He also answers two questions asked by his son which is also part of the Passover because we are instructed to teach our children, not only the observance of Passover, but more importantly, the meaning (Exodus 12:26).

Indeed, Passover is prophetic...


God is the same yesterday as He is today (Hebrews 13:8), and if we allow Him, His Word of FREEDOM only grows deeper in our understanding as time moves forward.

Moses (Deliverer) is a type of Messiah whom God used to deliver the children of Israel from Egypt to the land God had promised to the descendants of Abraham (Genesis 15:18).
The parallel that is not to be over-looked is:
The Tenth Plague took the life of the great earthly ruler's only son and heir.
It broke the High pride of man. Only those who CHOSE to obey God's instruction to place the blood of a perfect Lamb (Exodus 12:5) over the doorway to their home were delivered from death and their lives of slavery. God then brought them to the place He had promised them, a land flowing with abundance.

God, through the sacrifice (Psalm 22, Isaiah 53) of His only son (perfect lamb - John 1:29)
redeemed us all from the bondage of our flesh
so that we could inherit Eternal Life (John 3:16),
IF we Choose (Acts 16:30-31) to Accept His resurrected son
through the doorway of our heart
to be our one True ruler and Prince of Peace.

John 10:10
"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.

I have come that they may have life,
and that they may have it more abundantly."

Interesting Facts (You don't want to miss)
Joeseph and Mary (the Parents of Jesus) kept the Passover yearly and we have an interesting record of how Jesus was with them at age 12 (Luke 2:41-50) Jesus sang a hymn during Passover which is called Hallel and includes Psalm 118:22 ... For Jesus this was a sad song because it was about him being rejected (Matthew 21:42, 1 Peter 2:7)

COMMUNION: Passover IS "The Lord's Supper"
The bread of the Lord's Supper is known as the Afikomen (meaning "I came" in Greek) which is the Matzah that is broken, hidden and found, bought for a price throughout the ceremony of the seder. Here are some scriptures that will help with its meaning that you will be able to appreciate much more when you experience the Passover: Luke 22:19, Jeremiah 29:13

Jesus instituted what is known as "Communion" during the 3rd cup (The cup of Redemption) of the Passover Seder. It's where He takes the Old covenant with Abraham to a much higher level (New Covenant Jeremiah 31:31, Matthew 26:28, Luke 22:20, 1 Corinthians 5:7, Ephesians 2:11-13). There is no separation between the Old Testament and the New Testament. The New is a continuation of the Old (Hebrews 13:8)!

=== LINKS ===

The Meaning of Passover shows the Messianic significance through the meal of Passover that has been celebrated every year for centuries. -- view more

Christ in the Passover... shows the link between Passover and Christ as the Lamb of God -- view more

Article from Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on Passover -- Passover Article (part1), (part2)

Passover Lessons... shows many interesting facts about Passover -- download pdf

  HOW TO DO IT (Suggestions):

If it seems too much for you, then we recommend to simply do Communion during the feast of Passover. But do your best to observe it at the right time (which you can find on either a Jewish or Messianic Calender). It would be best to find a Messianic Family or congregation the observes the Passover celebration.
Or if possible, find a Messianic friend who might allow you to experience this Feast with them. (Please be respectful to learn from them as you "elder brother/sister") Listen for what the Holy Spirit will tell you and enjoy His presence.

As you begin to seek the Lord deeper by observing this feast every year, the Holy Spirit will begin to not only reveal deeper knowledge of what He has done for you, but also, you will begin to feel His Love in a stronger way. Traditionaly, there are 4 cups in the Feast of Passover.

It was the 3rd cup that Jesus instructed us to remember Him by which we observe today as Communion. But did you know that Jesus did not drink the 4th cup? Do you know why? Him in the Feasts Jeremiah 29:13

The Passover Seder for Christians

The Mystery of the Passover Cup

Find more depth:
Hebrew For Christians

The key to NOT getting trapped in a religious ritual,
is to seek the meaning of what God is showing us,
and how He wants us to understand and carry in our hearts His Kingdom (Matthew 6:33).

At the root of all the feasts and commandments, the purpose is always the same:

Never stop seeking Him
(because He is our LIFE Colossians 3:4   John 14:6)

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2. [SPRING] Chag haMatzot - Feast of Unleavened Bread
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The Feast of
Unleavened Bread
LIFE without roadblocks (Sin)


Chag haMatzot (Hag-ha-Mat-zot) means "Festival of Unleavened Bread".


15-21 Nisan/Aviv (March or April - at evening the day before).

{Example: Feast of Unleavened Bread Begins (when Messiah was buried) –
From Sundown April 5, 2015, until Sundown April 11, 2015 [click for current dates]}


You shall keep the feast of unleavened bread: (you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it you came out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty) ...

And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it. But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.

“For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

John 6:24-63


Note: The feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits are celebrated together because of their "back-to-back" timing and therefore are commonly referred to simply as Passover.

During the Exodus from Egypt, unleavened bread was made in a hurry, without yeast because there was no time to wait for the yeast to rise. In other words, the yeast would have prevented them from leaving their enslaved state of existence.


Commonly in scripture, "leaven" represents sin. Before Passover, it is tradition to search and cleanse the house from every trace of yeast (leaven) and all products that contain it. This is symbolic of removing any hypocracy, pride and anything that prevents us from coming to the Lord.

Just as waiting on the yeast would have prevented the Jews from escaping their slavery, Waiting on (giving greater priority to) sin, prevents you from moving through the doorway out of bondage from sin and into your freedom in the presence of God.

Another Important detail:
Unleavened Bread, Pentecost and Tabernacles are the Three "pilgrimage" feasts when all male Jews were required to go up to Jerusalem to "Appear Before the LORD" Deuteronomy 16:16

 HOW TO DO IT (Suggestions):

This is a good reminder to take the effort to eliminate sin in our lives. So, once a year we go through our house and physically eliminate any and all yeast.

  1. During (at least) the week BEFORE The Feast of PASSOVER ... begin searching through your house for all forms of yeast products and eliminate them.

  2. Find a small Jewish Market and buy a box of Matza crackers (For PASSOVER).

  3. During the week of Unleavened Bread, KEEP the Yeast out of your Home.

  4. Prepare your SCHEDULE, family & friends for PASSOVER (and times for prayer throughout the following week).

  1. At the same time you are searching your house for yeast, search your heart for sin.

  2. Eliminate (repent) of that sin, by being honest with God and confessing it and ask Him to take it on the Cross. Thank Him for His Forgiveness ...and Your freedom from that sin blocking your relationship with God our Father. Also thank Him for healing you, "by whose stripes (symbolized on the Matza), WE ARE HEALED"
  3. 1 Peter 2:24 Isaiah 53:5

  4. Prayerfully seek the Holy Spirit for revelation through reading specific portions of His Word.

It's one thing to get the idea in your mind. But if that's all it is to you than you will only reap the entertainment of an idea of the Truth. And you will NOT have gone through the exercise that will benefit you when real temptations come your way. Because real temptations are subtle and easy to fall prey to if you have not properly trained yourself to take action against it.

These feasts are awesome exercises to teach and train ourselves and our children. Not to mention the prophetic awareness you attain and maintain by actually doing these exercises called The Feasts of The Lord!

The key to NOT getting trapped in a religious ritual,
is to seek the meaning of what God is showing us,
and how He wants us to understand and carry in our hearts His Kingdom (Matthew 6:33).

At the root of all the feasts and commandments, the purpose is always the same:

Never stop seeking Him
(because He is our LIFE Colossians 3:4   John 14:6)

As we seek Him from this feast we are revived through First Fruits and filled through Pentacost and on until Tabernacles. This is a story of our Complete Redemption and Salvation that we are right in the middle of! Do not miss the Joy of The Lord in the Feasts of the Lord!!!

This particular exercise helps us to get real about getting rid of the roadblocks that so easily prevent us from seeking God. (Hebrew 12:1-22)

Our main roadblock is complacency.
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3. [SPRING] Yom haBikkurim - Feast of FIRST FRUITS
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The Feast of
First Fruits
LIFE of Thankfulness


Yom haBikkurim ("Rei-sheet") means "Offering of FIRST FRUITS".

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16 Nisan/Aviv (SPRING:March or April - at evening the day before).


Leviticus 23:9-14     Joshua 5:10-12     Ester 3:12 - 5:7     Luke 24:44-47


From Michael Rood: "During the Feast of Unleavened Bread there is always a Sabbath (Saturday). The day after the Sabbath we are told to bring the “first fruits” of the harvest (the first ripe barley in the field) and raise it as a wave offering; this is the Feast of First Fruits."

Please read this excellent article from David Silver: The Messiah Has Been in Disguise


First fruits is a picture of the resurrection of Christ because it was fulfilled by Him when He rose from the dead on the third day (which was perfectly the Sabbath during Passover at that time). Physically, it was viewed as an agricultural holiday. Spiritually it has much greater significance: 1 Corinthians 15:20-23.
It echoes our Salvation Now when we accept Yahushua (Jesus) in our hearts as Lord, and it also points to our ultimate Sabbath with Him in the afterlife: John 5:28-29

  HOW TO DO IT (Suggestions):

One way to honor the Feast of First Fruits is by looking for an opportunity to give above and beyond your regular tithe to help the widow, the orphan, the stranger and the Levite (Deut. 26:12)


A Random Act of Giving: When you are at the Grocery store, Look for someone who might be in need at the checkout line and then offer and pay for their groceries before you purchase your own.

Consider a First Fruits offering today as a statement that you trust the Almighty to care for you, as you take the opportunity to care for others. Bless Others as God has blessed you.

Indeed, this is something that should be practiced more than once a year, and an attitude carried in our hearts every day!

From a Messianic standpoint, the "Pay-It-Forward" idea came from God ...

But God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.
(Romans 5:8)

The key to NOT getting trapped in a religious ritual,
is to seek the meaning of what God is showing us,
and how He wants us to understand and carry in our hearts His Kingdom (Matthew 6:33).

At the root of all the feasts and commandments, the purpose is always the same:

Never stop seeking Him
(because He is our LIFE Colossians 3:4   John 14:6)

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4. [SPRING] Hag Shavuot - Feast of Weeks (Pentacost)
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The Feast of
Weeks (Pentacost)
LIFE in the Breath

Hag Shavuot means "Feast of 7 WEEKS".

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6 Sivan   (SPRING:May or June - on the 50th day after the Sabbath of Passover).



From Michael Rood: "The fire! The thunder! The awesome voice of the Almighty himself delivering the 10 commandments… and that was just the first Shavuot! On this same day in history, the mighty rushing wind of the Holy Spirit was given to Yeshua’s disciples in Jerusalem. And today, we celebrate the anniversary of both as the inseparable bond between the Torah and the Spirit!"

This Feast of Shavuot is observed and celebrated 50 days after Passover. It is also known as Pentacost which means "50" in Greek. It is more traditionally counted during the 7 Sabbaths that fall within this period of feasting (waiting) and therefore is labeled the feast of weeks.

This Feast of The Lord commemorates the Giving of The Law when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments which were written on the Tablets of Stone. It is a time to present a new-grain offering (of the wheat harvest) to The Lord and give thanks to Him for His blessing that gives us Life. John 6:63

Some will also find a significance in comparing the 50 days of Pentacost with the 50 years of Jubilee. In addition, the feast of WEEKS may also parallel the prophetic 70 weeks found in the Book of Daniel. God has given us constant reminders of His Peace not only in the afterlife but within the history of Man and even within our life time on the Earth.

Shavuot (Sha-voo-Ote) is one of the 3 times during the years when all Jewish males were required to up to Jerusalem and "appear before the Lord" Deuteronomy 16:16


Excerpt From David Silver: "At Pentecost, we are told to bring a wave offering of two loaves that are baked with leaven (Lev. 23:17). These two loaves are a picture of Jew and Gentile, the One New Man! Leaven in the Bible often represents sin. But it can also illustrate the expansion of the kingdom of God. Jesus said, "To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened" (Luke 13:20-21)."

As Gentile believers allow God's love to saturate them, they will evangelize the Jew. And as Jewish people allow God's love to saturate them, they will fulfill their original call — to evangelize the Gentiles.

We need each other. When Jew and Gentile join together as one in Messiah Jesus, there will be an explosion of God's Spirit engulfing the earth with the Glory of God. This One New Man, the true body of Messiah, will usher in the greatest awakening in history!
(* click for reference of above 3 paragraphs)

In the 2nd chapter of the Book of Acts, the disciples of Jesus were NOT randomly gathered together to have a Bible study. They were SPECIFICALLY and ceremoniously gathered together to OBSERVE SHAVUOT as they would have done every year. But this time, it was 50 days after Jesus died as the ultimate Passover Lamb.

This Feast commemorates when YHWH delivered His Law to Moses on Mt Sinai...with wind and fire. Now, hundreds of years later, the disciples being purposely gathered on this particular Shavuot, YHWH delivers the Spirit of His Law...with a mighty rushing wind and tounges of fire. -- His Spirit -- the Holy Spirit (The Power of LIFE) given as Yahushua (Jesus) had promised in Acts 1:5. But it was not only for the Apostles, but also for ALL of us who receive Him in our hearts.

In Acts 2:32-33, the Apostle Peter recited the prophecy from Joel 2:28-32.
This initiated the new covenant between God and Israel which did not abolish the old covenant, but brought it to a deeper, higher and much broader level (Jeremiah 31:31; Hebrews 9:14-15).



  • Use a calendar (see resources for obtaining a current Messianic Calendar) to mark of 7 weeks + 1 day(50 days).

  • RECEIVE THE WORD (written) - by reading it. Traditionally, the book of Ruth is read during this Feast/holiday.

  • In addition yummy foods and desserts like cheese cakes, blitzes and "challah" (sweet braided bread) which remind us to ENJOY the Law which is not only nourishing, but sweet to the taste and freely given, like milk and honey. It's even funner when you share it with not only family and friends but also neighbors and even strangers!

  • The men will appreciate observing the fire and smoke of Mt Sinai with a delicious honey BBQ sauce generously applied to delicious meats on the grill!

  • Decorate the dinner table with dried wheat branches, home made 10-commandments (Ideas: 2 flat rocks -or paper/cardboard cut to look like tablets of stone- with the simplified version of the 10 Commandments either written with a sharpie marker or "scratched into them with a Dremel tool"). See google images for some ideas.

  • God's Love is a Gift and so is His Word (Law) and His Holy Spirit as it was on Mt Siani and in the upper room. So as a reminder some will gift wrap a box with a special scripture for someone you know.

  • Pray -- Sing -- Worship the Lord Most High.... in Tongues! Ephesians 5:16-17

Awesome worship song: Hands To The Heavens

“It is the Spirit who gives life;
the flesh profits nothing.
The words that I speak to you are spirit,
and they are life. John 6:63

The key to NOT getting trapped in a religious ritual,
is to seek the meaning of what God is showing us,
and how He wants us to understand and carry in our hearts His Kingdom (Matthew 6:33).

At the root of all the feasts and commandments, the purpose is always the same:

Never stop seeking Him
(because He is our LIFE Colossians 3:4   John 14:6)

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5. [FALL] Yom Teruah (Rosh Hashanah) - Feast of Trumpets (Click the down arrow to read more)...
The Feast of
LIFE Proclaimed


Yom Teruah (means day of making a loud noise)
Rosh Hashanah (means "Head of the Year").

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1 Tishri   (FALL:September or October - The Jewish Civil New Year - Traditionally).


Leviticus 23:23-25
Numbers 29:1
“And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you.”


Attribution: From Michael Rood: "Yom Teruah is the first fall feast – it marks the start of the fall feast season. “Yom” means day, and “Teruah” means to make a loud noise, which is why Yom Teruah is also called the “Day of Trumpets” or even “Day of Shouting.”"


Attribution: From the August 27, 2013 eNews issue
The shofar is often representative of Abraham’s offering Isaac to God as a sacrifice on Mount Moriah (Genesis 22). It was then that God provided Abraham with a ram caught by its horns in a thicket as a substitute for Isaac.

Rosh Hashanah is a time of both celebration and repentance. It is a time of spiritual renewal through prayer and deep personal reflection leading up to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, on the 10th day of Tishri (Leviticus 23:26-28). Rosh Hashanah is when the Jewish people recognize God as King and Judge over all living things. On Rosh Hashanah we celebrate the creation of the world, when “God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good,” (Genesis 1:31).

The vast majority of Christians are unfamiliar with most of the traditional Jewish holidays, let alone the Biblically Commanded Feasts which hold great spiritual and prophetic significance.
Colossians 2:16–17
“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holiday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come.
1 Corinthians15:52(HNV)
in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last shofar.
For the shofar will sound,
and the dead will be raised incorruptible,
and we will be changed.
Sobering Questions:

Are you ready ? 
Are you preparing the way of the Lord by standing with Israel ? 
Are you daily praying for the peace  of Jerusalem ? (Psalm 122:6)   
Are you giving YHVH no rest until He makes Jerusalem a praise in all the Earth ? (Isaiah 62:6 & 7) 
Are you praying  for ALL of the Jews home to come home to Israel ? (Is 49:22) 
Are you provoking the Jewish people to jealousy ? (Rom 11:11)

Excerpt from Jonathan Cahn:

  HOW TO DO IT (Suggestions):



  • REPENT! - Examine your heart and return honestly to the Lord.

  • The shofar is symbolic of a prophetic utterance. When Jesus walks among us He proclaims: "The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand". He trumpets the Rule of Freedom for our lives - from His Life. ...Do we do that with others? Does His life and Love freely flow through our life?

  • SPEAK out the Word of God (But don't say it, unless you believe it)

  • Deliver the Kingdom of God through Speaking the Word of God in Love to someone else: Don't perform a superficial assignment... Instead pray first about someone you are planning to see. Be willing to not say anything until the Lord confirms to your heart what His word of Life is for that person. Ask Him for a scripture to back up that word. ...DO NOT give advise or act like you have superior knowledge...that's not Love. Instead, Give HIS WORD and let HIS Holy Spirit breathe Life to their soul (and yours in the process)!

“It is the Spirit who gives life;
the flesh profits nothing.
The words that I speak to you are spirit,
and they are life. John 6:63

The key to NOT getting trapped in a religious ritual,
is to seek the meaning of what God is showing us,
and how He wants us to understand and carry in our hearts His Kingdom (Matthew 6:33).

At the root of all the feasts and commandments, the purpose is always the same:

Never stop seeking Him
(because He is our LIFE Colossians 3:4   John 14:6)

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6. [FALL] Yom Kippur - The Day of Atonement
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The Day of
LIFE Redeemed


Yom Kippur means "Day of Atonement".

Click for current  {Ex: Sept 23, 2015 (Sundown on 22nd)}

  10 Tishri
  (FALL: September or October - on the 50th day after the Sabbath of Passover).


Leviticus 16:30
Leviticus 23:26-32;
Proverbs 16:6;
Ezekiel 16:62-63;
Romans 5:11;
2 Corinthians 5:18-19

From Click here
Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year—the day on which we are closest to G_d and to the quintessence of our own souls. It is the Day of Atonement—“For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G_d” (Leviticus 16:30).
Atonement means reconciliation (restoration of relationship) between Man and God. It's important to understand that our Intimate Spiritual Relationship with God was lost in the Garden of Eden when both Adam and Eve CHOSE to eat from the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 3).

We are all descendants of Adam and have inherited his "Adamic" nature that is separated from God. Thus we were all born with the nature of having to decide for ourselves what is good and what is evil, and thus have taken upon ourselves the responsibility for the consequences of how we will navigate our life... rather than following our Heavenly Father who gave us Life in the first place and has already planned a better destiny for each one of us.

Obviously, we are NOT God, nor do we have the ability to control or see the best direction for our lives. At best, we are wrecklessly taking our chances to just see what happens! Simply put, we choose our pride instead of accepting YHWH to be our GOD over our lives as well as everything else. Choosing our pride over God, separates us from God. But God IS LIFE. When we choose to separate from Life, we are choosing DEATH! That is the consequence of our choice of trying to be "like" God (Genesis 3:5). It as simple as that.

And in the end of our brief stay on earth, through our great pride, we may have even had surprising success in gaining Earthly wealth and comfort, but it would be at the greater cost of sacrificing what God had intended for us (Luke 9:24-25).

When we gain what the world offers, we forfeit a much higher and durable level of wealth which God would have lead us into in what we could have accomplished not only for ourselves, but also for others. That, indeed, is wealth which is valuable both on earth and in eternity (Matthew 6:19-21).

This is NOT to say that we should live our lives in poverty (3 John 1:2), but if our focus is on Earthly riches, we will miss the greater riches of Heaven (while we are still on Earth). It is shamefully sad that so easily and so quickly, we sell ourselves out for what is temporary, shallow and has no real lasting value.

So, one might ask, Why did God allow this to happen, knowing that we would turn from Him? The answer is Love... True love is a two way street. It can only be realized through a mutual relationship. The fact is, you can't force someone to love you and Love isn't Love unless you have the ability to choose or not choose to love someone in return.

So, the real question is: If God could provide away for you to turn back and love Him... Would you?

God is merciful, and still loves us even though we've turned from Him. It is NOT His desire to destroy you. That's the devil's desire. God did not make you, so that He could force you to worship "His big ego" or be destroyed if you don't... Again, that's the devil's desire.

God is Love (1 John 4:8). And He continually, constantly and always offers His Love to you. But He cannot (and will not) force you to accept it. Even if it breaks His heart, He gives us the freedom to choose to Love Him or not.

We all start out in life away from God. And as you look through time, in the Bible and in our lives, you will see that all God cares about is our hearts returning to Him.

The Good News is that God has provided a way for us to return to Him. But that provision cost Him something ... It cost Him much more than just withstanding the disrespect and rejection that we have given Him. Through His Love for us, He risked making himself vulnerable by becoming one of us to exchange His own Life and pay the price (Romans 5:8) and suffer the death that was due us.

Atonement is fulfilling the sentence (consequence, obligation or price required) that was assigned to the judgment of an offense. Our offense was rejecting Life for a our own temporary glory, which is selfish and stupid (... unless your pride is more important than eternal life).

It's been well said that:
God is not standing against you because of your sin.
He is standing with you against your sin.

But how can He stand with us, if we keep running away from Him and, in fact, we don't want Him nor love Him? Again, He loves us. But He can't force us to love Him. Otherwise, our love would not be true.
The Bible reveals the greatest True Love story of all time,
...and you are in it.

So the question remains:
Will you return to Him?
Do you really want true Love
and a truly fulfilled Life
(both here and in eternity)
Or is your answer: "No thanks, I prefer my own pride" ?

Rosh HaShanna and Yom Kippur are observed together over a ten day period known as the "days of repentance." Yom Kippur also marks the final day of judgment when God judges the people. In addition, after Rosh HaShanna, the shofar is not blown again until the evening prayer service of Yom Kippur. As it is today, it was a time to fast and pray.

In the Old Testament, the high priest would sacrifice an animal (a pure and spotless Lamb) to pay (atone) for his sins and the sins of the people. Then they would release a goat (called the "scapegoat") into the wilderness (never to return) to symbolically carry away the sins of Israel. (Leviticus 16:8-10, 20-22, 29-34)

This day of atonement is also known as the day of Judgment. But it is really NOT intended for the purpose of judging and sentencing us to separation and punishment, but rather, to provide a means of restoration between a loving Heavenly Father and those whom He has made in His image (Genesis 1:26). We as humans are the only ones who have this opportunity. Fallen angels cannot be redeemed and animals don't have the ability to choose.

YHWH humbled Himself as a man Yahushua (Jesus) - to sacrifice His life for ours, taking on our judgment to atone (pay) for our sins and through His resurrection, he reconciled our unique relationship with God. Indeed, Jesus is the Way... (John 14:6).

The Temple emphatically illustrates:
  • How our relationship with God was separated
  • how it is His great desire for us to return to Him.

The temple is a dramatic symbol of how God Made us: spirit-soul and body.
  1. The outer court represents our body.
  2. Inside the Temple is the inner court (or Holy place) which represents our soul.
  3. And the small room inside the Holy place is the Holy of Holies which represents our spirit.

The Holy of Holies is a room that has only one doorway covered by a large veil (a curtain made of expensive and durable materials) that separated the Holy place from the Holy of Holies. The veil represented the separation of our free relationship with the Almighty (G_d) that has existed since the fall of Adam...

Before Christ, The Holy of Holies is the place in the Temple where the Spirit of God would reside. It was only the high priest who could enter the Holy of Holies (once per year)through the veil. But now, we no longer need a high priest, or any other human or animal to atone for our sins, because Jesus Christ who is God as a man paid the price with His own pure sinless blood (1 Peter 1:18-19).

But, even though our offense was atoned and forgiven, God also need to overcome the consequence of our Sin which is Death. Our old Adamic natures still must die. That cannot be stopped. But because Jesus is God, He overcame death and offers us a new life through His resurrection.

Through His death our sins (rejection of Him as God) were atoned (paid for) and our separation from God was removed.
Through His resurrection our spirits are reborn into a new life that is able to have an unveiled relationship with God.

Christ is the open veil (doorway) through which we all have access to the Almighty (Holiest of All). He removed the legal separation and restored the place that connects our spirits with His Holy Spirit -- inside our hearts as in the Holy of Holies (Acts 17:24; Hebrews 10:19-20).

Once a year the High Priest would enter the Holy of Holies to sprinkle on the Mercy Seat, the blood of the sacrifice Lamb to atone for the sins of Israel. Every year (over centuries) this was a prophetic picture of what God would ultimately do through His own mortal life (as Messiah - Jesus) to keep His covenant with all who believe in Him (past, present and future) Revelation 5:9.

Before we accept God's atonement through Jesus the Messiah, our spiritual eyes are veiled from beholding God. In other words, what we see in the Physical Realm is only a symbol of the reality in the Spiritual Realm.

When Jesus died on the Cross, the full price of our sin was paid for (Because He loves us - God took on Himself, the Judgment of Death that was for us). On that day and at the moment of His death, the veil of separation to the Holy of Holies was ripped from top to bottom (Matthew 27:50-54; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45). until the Messiah (the only humble High priest AND pure sacrifice Lamb) atoned and restored that relationship in our hearts.

  HOW TO DO IT (Suggestions):


  • PLAN: Get the day off from Work: Click here for current Feast Dates Click for current 

  • EVENING (6pm): Light a candle. Have a lite and simple meal and pray together as a family. Plan not to do certain entertainment activities (like movies, video games, Facebook, etc.). Instead everyone should make a personal list of things they know they have done wrong before God. Then as a family take turns reading Isaiah 53

  • Morning/Afternoon:
    • Fast a meal (half the day - Breakfast and Lunch) with your family. Begin it with Communion.

    • Traditionally, the Book of Jonah is read to remind us of God's Mercy and Forgiveness.

    • If your have kids, this it is good to find and relate different simplified stories and examples of FORGIVENESS.

  • EVENING (6pm): Plan and have a special Meal thanking God for his Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Love.

  • Clear the road-blocks that have been keeping you from walking in His Kingdom - on Earth as it is in Heaven. Instead of waiting for God to judge you. Take this time to judge yourself and repent. Keep in mind that God is not as concerned about what you did, as He is about what happens to your heart. God has provided the means and the invitation to love him and ultimately we all have choice to make before our lives end on Earth. And unfortunately, those who thought they could earn their way into heaven, will have only their pride to keep in the Second Death ... Matthew 7:21-23

  • Find a problem you are having and release it to the Lord at the Cross. - Or Help someone else or pray for your Nation repent and turn to the Lord.

  • Take the time to examine your soul for areas and attitudes that you know need to be repented of between yourself and God and then with others. ...Review and apply [STEP 2] where necessary.

  • If you've already gone through and yielded all your heart as best you can, Then take this day to help someone else, especially someone who might think doesn't deserve it. A random act of selfless Love, might make a difference in the ground (condition) of their heart!


Forgiveness is the process where an offense is identified and confessed by the offender. Then, and only then, can the one offended be given the opportunity to forgive the offender. Ironically, one of the hardest things to ask is: "Will you forgive me?" ...DON'T BYPASS THIS IMPORTANT STEP. Almost everyone is more comfortable to just say "I'm sorry", but it's not the same as giving the other person the right and the choice to forgive you or not.

If you are the offender, you are the one giving the offended person the opportunity to get freed from the bondage of bitterness. If you are the one offended, choosing to forgive someone for their specific offense (preferably if they have admitted their offense to you and have asked for your forgiveness), allows you to live in the true freedom of God's Love.

The fact is, it's impossible to really love anyone else while you're being the "judge with a grudge" against someone. Furthermore, unless you are able to truly let go of the unfairness of what someone did to you, and forgive them, your heart will remain darkened by the bondage of bitterness. Of course, the only way that you can truly release your bitterness is by first humbling your heart and giving that person and their offense to Christ - who is the TRUTH that makes you free (John 8:32).

BORN AGAIN - Through the Veil
We must die to live. ... (Luke 9:24-25)
The veil torn in the temple is a dramatic reminder of how we are "born again" As in Marriage in the private chamber, two spirits become one. We lose our old (single) life to enter a new combined life (2 Corinthians 5:17) through an intimate relationship with God. As a husband ultimately loves his wife ...with his life (Ephesians 5:25).

Child-Like Faith (John 3:1-21)
A child doesn't have to understand what atonement means, he just simply believes. That's why no matter how smart or dumb, great or small we are, we must let go of the pride in our intelligence (1 Corinthians 13:2) and humble ourselves to enter God's Kingdom. Because it is His kingdom, not ours. Yet when we accept Him as King of kings, He is pleased to not hold back all that His kingdom has to offer which is the fullness of LIFE, TRUTH and LOVE ... and pleasure forevermore (1 Corinthians 2:9; Isaiah 64:4).

The key to NOT getting trapped in a religious ritual,
is to seek the meaning of what God is showing us,
and how He wants us to understand and carry in our hearts His Kingdom (Matthew 6:33).

At the root of all the feasts and commandments, the purpose is always the same:

Never stop seeking Him
(because He is our LIFE Colossians 3:4   John 14:6)

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7. [FALL] Sukkot - The Feast of TABERNACLES
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The Feast of


Sukkot means "Tabernacle".

Click for current    { Ex: Sundown September 27–October 4, 2015}

15-22 Tishri   (FALL:September or October).


Leviticus 23:33-43
Deuteronomy 16:16
Nehemiah 8:14-17
Ezra 3:4
Matthew 17:4
John 7:2
John 14


The feast of Tabernacles remembers how the Hebrew people lived under God's care after their Exodus from Egypt. They lived in tabernacles (tents or temporary shelters) for 40 years in the wilderness (Exodus 16). The number 40 throughout the Bible refers to a time of testing.

This 1 week feast is one of the 3 pilgrimage feasts when all Jewish males were required to go to Jerusalem to "appear before the LORD" (Deuteronomy 16:16).

The following is from ARoodAwakening.TV
Sukkot (pronounced sue-COAT) is also called the Feast of Tabernacles, or Feast of Booths. Sukkot is one of the three pilgrimage feasts, or feasts for which we are commanded to “go up” to Jerusalem. Today there is no Temple to go to in Jerusalem, but we still celebrate this feast because it is a rehearsal of events that have already occurred and some yet to come. The first day of Sukkot and the last (8th) day are High Sabbaths (special Sabbaths other than the weekly Sabbath, Saturday) of no work.

During the feast of Sukkot we remember when the Almighty led the Israelites out of Egypt, and they lived in shelters in the wilderness for 40 years. During this time, the Almighty also dwelt in a sukkah (sue-KAH), the singular form of the Hebrew word sukkot, among the people (i.e. in the “tabernacle”).

For Sukkot, each family is commanded to build a temporary shelter a sukkah and dwell in it for the length of the 8-day feast. Some people set up a tent to dwell in during this time, while others build more elaborate, yet temporary structures with PVC pipe, bamboo, or wooden boards. It can be as simple as a square or rectangle top and four legs. The walls of the sukkah are usually some kind of fabric.

Most people eat their meals in the sukkah and some even camp out in it each night. The sukkah is intended to remind us of our need for the Almighty’s provision and of the fact that our life on Earth is temporary, like the sukkah itself.


The following is from ARoodAwakening.TV
Physically speaking, the Feast of Sukkot commemorates when, over 2,000 years ago on the first day of Sukkot (a High Sabbath), the Messiah was born. He was the very Word of the Almighty made flesh, and literally “dwelt” or “tabernacled” with us.

In a spiritual sense, the Feast of Sukkot is all about finally dwelling with the Almighty after the end times. When we are gathered to the Messiah, there will be a great feast (during the feast of Sukkot, of course). The Bible likens it to a wedding feast and calls it the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:6). The groom is Messiah and we are like a bride that has waited for him.

Then, on the Last Great Day, the eighth day of the feast, Yeshua returns to the earth on a white horse to rule with his people for 1,000 years. In the final fulfillment of this feast, there will be a new Heaven and new Earth, and we will finally dwell with the Almighty forever — the eternal Sukkot!

The Following is From Feasts of the Bible (pamphlet #455X by Rose Publishing ISBN-13;978-189094-758-3)

Two ceremonies were part of the last day of Sukkot:
  1. Giant golden lampstands were lit in the temple courtyard and people carrying torches marched around the temple, then set these lights around the walls of the temple, indicating that Messiah would be a light to the Gentiles Isaiah 49:6

  2. A priest carried water from the pool of Siloam to the Temple, symbolizing that when Messiah comes, the whole earth will know God "as the waters cover the sea". Isaiah 11:9
When Jesus attended the Feast of Tabernacles, on the last day of the fest, he said: "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him" (John 7:37-38). The next morning while the torches were still burning, he said: "I am the light of the world" (John 8:12).

Sukkot represents the final harvest when all nations will share in the joy and blessings of God's kingdom. During that time, all believers will celebrate this feast (Zechariah 14:16-19).

The following is from ARoodAwakening.TV

The Feasts For Families – Sukkot Edition by Scott Laird
SUKKOT is also called the Feast of Tabernacles, or Feast of Booths. It is one of the three pilgrimage feasts, or feasts for which we are commanded to “go up” to Jerusalem, but we still celebrate this feast because it is a rehearsal of events that have already occurred and ones yet to come.
So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month,
after you have gathered the crops of the land,
celebrate the festival to YeHoVah for seven days” ~ Leviticus 23:15-16
Sukkot Fulfillment #1
When we build and dwell in our sukkah each year, we remember when the Almighty dwelt among the people in the Tabernacle in the wilderness that we entered into a covenant with him. It was also there where we broke that covenant.

Sukkot Fulfillment #2
Many years later, the Messiah came to redeem us, pay the penalty for our breaking the covenant, and give us the gift of eternal life. Yeshua was born on the first day of Sukkot over 2,000 years ago. The Word of YeHoVah was made flesh and dwelt among us, and because of him we can dwell forever with the Almighty.

Sukkot Fulfillment #3
Sukkot’s third fulfillment will be when we have finally been gathered to Messiah. There will be a great feast and celebration – the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Then, at the end of that Sukkot, on the Last Great Day, Yeshua will return to earth to rule with his people for a thousand years.

Sukkot Fulfillment #4
The final fulfillment of Sukkot is an eternal Sukkot. There will be a new heaven and new earth, and we will finally dwell with the Almighty eternally.

The Following is From Feasts of the Bible (pamphlet #455X by Rose Publishing ISBN-13;978-189094-758-3)

Two ceremonies were part of the last day of Sukkot:
  1. Giant golden lampstands were lit in the temple courtyard, and people carrying torches marched around the temple, then set these lights around the walls of the temple, indicating that Messiah would be a light to the Gentiles. Isaiah 49:6

  2. A priest carried water from the pool of Siloam to the temple, symbolizing the when Messiah comes, the whole earth will know God "as the waters cover the sea" . Isaiah 11:9
When Jesus attended the Feast of Tabernacles, on the last day of the feast, he said: "If anyone is thirsty, let him comes to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him" (John 7:37-38) The next morning while the torches were still burning, he said: "I am the light of the world" (John 8:12)

Sukkot represents that final harvest when all nations will share in the joy and blessings of God's kingdom. During that time, all believers will celebrate this feast (Zechariah 14:16-19)

  HOW TO DO IT (Suggestions):



This is a fun feast (especially if you have kids) and can be done simply with blankets and chairs (Mark 10:15). Or if you're pushed for time, set up a pop-up tent in your living room or back yard. In Israel not everyone sleeps in the Sukkah, more commonly they set up a table to have a feast (and invite friends).

To keep it real, every night we like to read from the scriptures (see above) and meditate on being with God both in the after life (John 14:2-3) and on Earth as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:10).

On the Eighth day ("New Beginnings"), have a delicious feast, giving thanks to the Lord and Love to your family. ... If you don't have a family, then invite someone to your home, or step out in faith and invite yourself to their home! ... and bring groceries with you and cook for them (or at least grape juice and matza). -- The idea being Fellowship with God AND fellowship with each other (Luke 10:27)

Please, don't miss this celebration just because "you don't know how to do it". At a minimum, you can do communion. Learn a little more about it and add something that inspires you to appreciate what God had donr in throughout History, and is doing in your life now. Although there is greater depth and meaning in the symbolisms that are built into the formalities of each feast, Keep it simple for you. But, don't miss out on honoring and seeking the Lord through this awesome repeating experience. (1 Samuel 15:22)

Today, the Jewish people continue to celebrate Sukkot by building temporary booths for the week long observance. Four different plants are typically used as noted in Leviticus 23:39-40, which are either used in construction of the booth or simply as decoration. as symbols to rejoice in the LORD: ‘that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.’
(Leviticus 23:43).


This feast lasts for 7 days as a reminder of God's Perfection of timing and presence in our lives. In the midst of this feast take one day to put aside all your other requests and burdens and simply pray throughout the day just to be with the Lord... Not for in the future, but for right now. My wife and I like to do this, randomly and intentionally throughout every month to keep our prayer life fresh. As a result, it has help to truly increase our desire to just be with the Messiah every day in a new way through circumstances we normally ignore Him in, because we had been so trained by the world to walk in our flesh. This Feast and exercise helps to break that old mindset (2 Corinthians 5:17;   Romans 8:4;   Galatians 5:16; ).

Mark the date ( Click for current  ) and plan to observe this feast. At a minimum, take a sleeping bag and sleep out under the stars (weather permitting), or set up a mini-planetarium in your living room... And don't forget the main key to it all, spend the time with your heart leaned on the breast of the Almighty. You just might discover Jacob's Ladder (Genesis 28:11-17).

The key to NOT getting trapped in a religious ritual,
is to seek the meaning of what God is showing us,
and how He wants us to understand and carry in our hearts His Kingdom (Matthew 6:33).

At the root of all the feasts and commandments, the purpose is always the same:

Never stop seeking Him
(because He is our LIFE Colossians 3:4   John 14:6)

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The following 2 feasts are Not Biblically "Commanded" - But are no less Significant & Observed

    [FALL] Hanukkah - Festival of Dedication (Festival of Lights)
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The Feast of
Dedication (Lights)
Light of LIFE


Hanukkah (Chanukah) means "Feast of Dedication".

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25 Kislev - 2 Tevet   (FALL: November or December).
  {Ex: Sundown December 7-14, 2015}


Isaiah 29:18   Isaiah 35:5   Isaiah 42:7 John 1   John 10:22-23  

(Interestingly, in the Jewish synagogues, they read Isaiah 52 but skip over Isaiah 53 ... Read Isaiah 53)


This Feast celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the Greeks during the re-dedication of the Temple (165 AD). This happened after Seleucid king Antiochus Ephiphanes defiled it by sacrificing a pig on the altar and pouring the blood on the Scripture scrolls. But the Maccabees gained a miraculous victory as God delivered them from this extremely evil tyrant king.
(An additional reference can be found in the Apocrypha Book of Maccabees)

Ironically, even though this festival is celebrated once a year, the prophecy that foretold of this abomination of desolation by Daniel 9:27 is overlooked and even ignored. The ultimate fulfillment of the prophecy and this feast that foretells of the AntiChrist and the return of Christ, is yet to come (but not too far away).

During the dedication of the Temple, a large Menorah (candlestick) is lit over the 7 day observance. Significantly, the candle represents the eternal presence of God, and happily, the feast of Hanukkah is also known as the festival of Lights. (For us Western Christians, the lights of Christmas can now have a deeper meaning as we know Christ is the Light of the World who dwells within us).


From Michael Rood: "The point of Hanukkah is to celebrate the power of the Almighty’s people over those who want to destroy our faith. It is an expression of the fact that the Almighty will not be outlawed and his Word will not be subverted. It is a reminder to dedicate ourselves to him, to remain faithful, and to stand strong for him. This feast is a beautiful reminder that as faithful servants, we can come together and do amazing things. We are strong because our strength comes from the LORD. Hanukkah is a feast for all of the Almighty’s faithful!"

  HOW TO DO IT (Suggestions):



    Turn off all the electric lights and then Light a candle (one per night). If available, use a Menorah or line up 7 candles (Traditionally a 9 stem Menorah is used). During each night, read from the scriptures listed above and Listen for the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart.

On the Eighth day, light all the candles and invite friends to a special meal with your family. Share the Gospel, not with formality, but with God's Love.

    Remember that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). As this Feast commemorates the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem, use it as a reminder to reflect on how much your heart is dedicated (committed) to the Lord. The greater your commitment, the greater the Holy Spirit shines through your soul and life (Matthew 5:14-16).

At the heart of this feast (and similarly with Purim) is the dividing line of where your faith resides. It's more than just having desire or even the courage to consider YHVH as the Lord your God. It is the conviction and the commitment against the odds to trust Him as your Savior - to the point that your life depends on Him (Luke 9:24-25).

Shimini Atzeret - The 8th Day = New beginnings
Re-membering the reclaim-ation and re-dedication of the temple

The key to NOT getting trapped in a religious ritual,
is to seek the meaning of what God is showing us,
and how He wants us to understand and carry in our hearts His Kingdom (Matthew 6:33).

At the root of all the feasts and commandments, the purpose is always the same:

Never stop seeking Him
(because He is our LIFE Colossians 3:4   John 14:6)

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    [SPRING] Purim - Festival of Lots (Preservation of God's People)
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The Feast of
Purim (Lots)
LIFE Pre-served


Purim (Purim) means "Lots" {Esther 3:7}

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14 or 15 Adar   (SPRING: February or March).
  {Recent Example: Sundown March 24-25, 2016}


Esther 1-10


This Feast celebrates how the Jewish people were preserved from Annihilation.

From Michael Rood: Though Purim does not hold the stature of a “commanded” feast like Passover or Sukkot, it does have significance for modern believers.

Purim is the celebration of victory over oppression thanks to Esther, an unlikely young woman (whose name at birth was Hadassah) who would be given a royal opportunity to be queen and save her people, the Jews, from a genocidal plan devised by one of the king’s advisors, Haman, whose people had been defeated by King Saul and King David.

In order to thwart the plan, Esther had to risk her own life by approaching the king uninvited — an action that could be punishable by death. For her bravery, the king granted Esther anything she wanted.

Esther’s request was that she and her people be spared from genocide — up to this point, the king was unaware that Esther, his beloved queen, was a Jew. Through a series of events that followed, Haman’s evil plan backfired and he was executed instead of the Jews.


The name of this Feast is named on an irony of how the lots were cast to determine the date of the annihilation of the Jews, yet was turned to be the time of their Salvation. This draws a parallel to the time of which is foretold, yet the date is unknown (Esther 4:14 Jeremiah 8:7 Mark 13:32).

From Michael Rood: The story of Purim illustrates the perils and provisions of the King’s bride — Esther’s story serves as an analogy of the bride of Messiah living under the death sentence of “Babylon” at the end of the age.

Like the king’s bride, Esther, the bride of Messiah (the true servants and disciples of Yeshua) will realize that they were born “for such a time as this”, the same words spoken over Esther regarding her opportunity as the king’s bride, a position in which she was able to save her people from a secret plan of genocide.

Ultimately, the celebration of Purim is prophetic foreshadow of the second coming of Messiah at the end of the Tribulation period when the devil incarnate (Anti-Christ) will for the last time attempt to annihilate The People of God. But his best laid efforts will again, and finally be turned against him by the true Prince of Peace.

The irony here is twofold because just as no-one knows when they will the end on the World will be, neither does each of know when we will die on the Earth. Just as the Persian king Ahasuerus had issued an irrevocable decree of death to those who would not submit to him as their king.

God has also issued an irrevocable decree of death to everyone (Genesis 2:17 Romans 3:23) who chooses their own pride over God as their King. The parallel is that neither Ahasuerus nor God are tyrant kings, and both provided a means of deliverance. King Ahasuerus granted the Jews the ability to fight for themselves. But ultimately, it is the Messiah (Jesus) who fought with His very Life for our deliverance from eternal death (Isaiah 53).

Salvation is only found when we put our trust and our life in YHWH through Yah-ushuah ha Messiah (Jesus Christ). {Romans 6:23}

It is an interesting fact that God's name is not mentioned in the book of Esther, yet we see His hand moved by the faith of His people. This is also a prophetic shadow picture, where even though God seems to be invisible Today, we still see His hand moved by those who house God's Holy Spirit in the re-newed temple of their heart.

  HOW TO DO IT (Suggestions):


Definitely read the book of Esther with your family.
Many make a kids play for their church which is a fun to help remember the deeper meaning of God's redemption through Christ. In addition, have a feast and watch the movie ...One Night with the King (see YouTube frame below)

Give someone the 'chance' to choose their Salvation... Don't beat them over the head with a religious gospel. Instead, through compassion for where there heart is and where they are headed, give them a chance to see the light of the Gospel in your life and share it with them. Then, if words are necessary, preach the gospel and offer them an invitation to place their life in Yeshua (God our saviour - Jesus Christ).

The key to NOT getting trapped in a religious ritual,
is to seek the meaning of what God is showing us,
and how He wants us to understand and carry in our hearts His Kingdom (Matthew 6:33).

At the root of all the feasts and commandments, the purpose is always the same:

Never stop seeking Him
(because He is our LIFE Colossians 3:4   John 14:6)

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If you only learn what these secrets are, you will only know them as intellectual facts.
When you observe them, they become a part of your heart
that allows the Holy Spirit to transform you and those around you.

It is good to know what the Kingdom of God is.
But it is even better to live in it... on Earth as it is in Heaven.

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    The Peace of Jerusalem
    Psalm 122 (KJV)
    I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.
    Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
    Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:
    Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord,
    unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord.
    For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
    Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
    For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
    Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.

    What is the Peace of Jerusalem and how do I pray for it?

    Simply put: The Peace of Jerusalem is a place on Earth that points to the Messiah. It is similar to two men (One Jew, one Gentile) looking at the opposite sides of a semi-transparent document (the written Word) that is a map pointing to the Sabbath Rest (in the Living Word). The Jew Reads in Hebrew (from right to left). The Gentile reads (from left to right). Ironically, both men will say the other is reading the document backwards.

    1 Corinthians 13:12 For now, we see through a glass darkly, but then (by the Holy Spirit of Yeshua Ha Mashiach or Jesus the Christ) we shall see face to face. ... as one new man Ephesians 2:15).

    We have not yet tapped into the deep side of understanding, until we begin to treasure the scriptures through Hebraic eyes.
    In fact, Some will find these statements to be outlandish, But we cannot fully understand our own salvation until we fully understand the Peace of Jerusalem.

    The Peace of Jerusalem is our Heritage and our Inheritance, IF we receive it undivided and Holy. Many things, to which prophecy and our lives are centered around what happens in Jerusalem.

    God created the Heavens and the Earth to make Jerusalem

    • Jerusalem is where the Prince of Peace came to earth (and will return).

    • Just outside the walls of Jerusalem is where God himself died on the Cross to redeem us. Why outside? Because Jerusalem represents the Place of Life with God. And just as you are made in God's image (a spirit who has a soul that lives in a body), Christ was very much mortal, He suffered death completely. Death is separation from God who is Life.

    • Jerusalem is where He overcame death through His resurrection to give us eternal Life.

    • Jerusalem is where He (Jesus) preached and exampled the Kingdom of God
      on Earth as it is in Heaven.

    Jerusalem is a parable because Jerusalem REPRESENTS our heart - where the ultimate Kingdom resides for humans throughout history (as well as the angels). Simply put: Everyone lives in a kingdom. And every kingdom has a king. And the king is the one who is in control. The problem is when we choose to make ourselves the king, and thus we assume that the rest of the world must conform to our kingdom - because we want to be in control. But sooner or later, we find out that it really doesn't work that way, because we are NOT God (not even close). We see that we are made in the image of God, but then arrogantly (and stupidly), we ASS-u-me that we don't really need God. This is at the root of sin ("the Pride of life" - 1 John 2:16).

    This "kingdom confusion" is where ALL the religions of the world are born, because we mask our desire to be the king by CHOOSING to believe in anything or anyone else OTHER THAN GOD. Take a look: Every religion wants to put God in a definable box that can be humanly understood. But truly, if the Creator could be completely understood by the creation, the Creator would be no greater than the creation. And the devil has been twisting that truth as a loophole -- thinking that he can be like the Most High (Isaish 14:13) . And old Beelzebub has been twisting our minds with that same ERROR-gant aspiration since the Garden (Genesis 3:5).

    Jerusalem is the threshing floor of humanity. It is where our hearts are tested:
    Just as gold becomes more pure as it is "tested" through the difficulty of letting go of its impurities, so our hearts become more true when we will let go of the kingdoms that we build with our limited minds and hands, to embrace God's Eternal and unlimited Kingdom (by embracing the only True King ... Jah-ushua Ha Mashiach - God our Savior the Messiah - Jesus Christ).

    Abram (later Abraham - Genesis 17:5) was a king by his own right (Genesis 13:2). He was chosen because he yielded his kingship and submitted to God as the ultimate King. His heart was found true even at the shockingly strange command from God to murder his only son. We must understand that his long-awaited-miracle-son Isaac was not only his heritage, Isaac was his life. Killing his son would be worse than killing himself. (Think about it. Abram would not be able to live at peace with himself for the rest of his life!)

    Truly, Abram feared God with all of his life. (Genesis 22:12). And he followed his faith with his actions (Hebrews 11:6). Abram's obedience to God was Righteous because Abram chose that the right thing to do was what God clearly told him. Abram believed that God was God.

    In turn, Abram's trust in God proved God's Righteousness, trust-worthiness and Mercy as Abram believed that God was able to bring his son Isaac back to life or provide another way (Genesis 22:8). which was a . And now we know that the ram that was caught in the thicket on Mount Moriah was only a shadow picture of God's "other way" : Jah-ushua (Jesus - the sacrifice lamb for all). Jesus made it clear with His own mouth and life that the test of our heart and life is whether we truly accept His Lordship:

    John 14:6
    Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.
    No one comes to the Father except through Me.

    Many believe that the place where Abram went to sacrifice Isaac was the same place where God came to give his own Life to redeem us.

    Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

    Both Jew and Gentile has direct access to God – Through Jesus Christ, because...

    Jesus (Yeshua) is The Peace of Jerusalem

    When you "Seek Ye First The Kingdom of God" (Matthew 6:33) --- You are seeking the Peace of Jerusalem!

    The Kingdom of God is the Body of Messiah when we all become a true Family of Families .. it is HIS Kingdom and therefore it is OUR Kingdom ... It is HIS FAMILY and therefore it is OUR FAMILY. Jesus put it this way: Love God AND Love each other (Matthew 22:36-40). He proved those commands on the Cross. The vertical beam represents Loving the Father. The horizontal beam represents loving each other as ourselves.

    God is not done with that special place on Mount Moriah. God is not done with Jerusalem or the Jews or us! We are always praying for what we want. Let's begin to pray for what He wants. As we do, we will begin to see why and where God has placed us on Earth at this time. We will truly begin to walk in our destiny as we align ours with His.

    • Please pray for Protection of Israel from their enemies, because their enemies are our enemies!

    • Please pray for Divine protection over all of Israel and that the LORD's plans and purposes will stand

    • Please pray for wisdom for the Israeli government and military leaders

    • Please pray that the world will not condemn Israel for taking any action required to protect herself and stop the terrorism

    • Please pray for the Salvation of their/our enemies (scripture = Love your Enemies)

    • Please pray for Israel to come to know Yah-ushua (Jesus) as their Meshiach (Messiah).

    • Please pray for Bonding between Believing Jews and Gentile Christians Ephesians 2:19

    • Please pray for the glory of the Prince of PEACE shining ever brighter in our hearts

A Brief and Broader Picture:

  •    The Sabbath is a prophetic reminder of WHEN we will forever be with the Lord. It is also a weekly reminder of the Feast of Tabernacles (which is Yearly)

  •    The Peace of Jerusalem is a prophetic reminder that He is with us now.

  •    The Feasts of the Lord give us insights into the details... Past, present and future.


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