You’re cruising down the freeway on a beautiful day. The windows are down, the wind feels cool and crisp as you wave your hand through the air. The road is clear, for the most part, and you’ve taken advantage of it. Then suddenly, you see the flashing lights no one wants to see in your rearview mirror. You’re being pulled over by the highway patrol.
You safely make your way to the side of the road and the officer keeps you waiting in anticipation for what seems to be hours. Finally, he makes his way over to your rolled down window. “Good afternoon”, he begins, “you know why I’m pulling you over?” Of course you know. “Yes, sir. I believe I was speeding”, you admit. He begins to inspect you and adds, “You’re also not wearing your seat belt. Proof of insurance and license please.”
Your heart sinks. “This has never happend. I left my wallet at home! I don’t seem to have them with me”, you say in dispair.
This is a study of the Year of the favor of YHWH, or as some know it, the acceptable year of the Lord … from the KJV.
1 The Spirit of YHWH ELOHIM is upon me, because YHWH has anointed me to announce good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted; to proclaim freedom to the captives, to let out into light those bound in the dark;
We know the story of the woman caught committing adultery, right? We know the infamous words, “The one of you who is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” I know a lot of Christians that use that line. Yet, like most scriptures, they fail to read the entire passage; in context; or even realize that Yeshua was referencing Torah. Yeshua says this after writing in the dust.
D’varim (Deut.) 33:7
Of Y’hudah he said:
“Hear, YHVH, the cry of Y’hudah! Bring him in to his people, let his own hands defend him; but you, help him against his enemies.”
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. – Matthew 7:13-14.
I’ve been called many things, a religious bigot among those things. It dawned on me when someone questioned my views as being ‘narrow-minded’ for basing my beliefs on something that’s “2,000 years old” (though it’s actually older 😉 ) that even Y’Shua (Jesus) calls for us to be narrow-minded. The easy road is following the tide, acceptance, tolerance. The narrow path is hard, often lonely, and full of people hating you.
Why do WE think the Feast Days & Appointed Times of our LORD were only to be observed by the Jews? Was the instructions not given to all 12 tribes of Israel by Moses and not just to Judah?