Feast Days of YHVH (God) – Who Are They For?
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?
This is the question that I believe GOD posed in my mind several months ago while in the shower (odd place huh?). I felt that I needed to check it out and test it. I have found out much more than I would have ever expected. So, here’s the short of it:
The Israelites were split into 2 KINGDOMS, the Southern Kingdom that He called the House of Judah (consisting of Judah and Benjamin) and a Northern Kingdom known as the House of Israel (consisting of the other 10 tribes including Ephram).
The House of Israel played the harlot by indoctrinating themselves in sun god worship. This lead to them being overtaken by Assyria. GOD had enough with Israel and issued Hiscertificate of divorce and scattered them among the nations.
Jeremiah 3:8 (NIV)
I gave faithless Israel her certificate of divorce and sent her away because of all her adulteries. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah had no fear; she also went out and committed adultery.
The House of Judah didn’t learn from Israel’s errors and followed suit. They were taken captive by Babylon for 70 years, but when they left Babylon they actually returned back to the promised land unlike the House of Israel.
Because of this, Judah was the only tribe left. So they were used by God to carry His message of deliverance and became represented in scripture as the cultivated olive tree. Israel through Y’shua’s (Christ) death on the cross allows The House of Israel to come back into the fold and is represented by the olive tree that is wild by nature. (There is MUCH more to this, please watch the teaching linked at the bottom – It’s LIFE CHANGING)
Romans 11:24 (NIV)
After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!
None us knows who we really are naturally by birth, because Israel was scattered after Assyria. Only God does. But, my friends there is hope… read the verse above once more. Do you see the part about being “grafted into a cultivated olive tree“? This simply means that once you accept Y’shua as your messiah and savior then you are now an Israelite joined into the House of Israel. In the last days, the 2 KINGDOMS will be reunited back as ONE as we become the bridegroom of Y’shua our groom.
Knowing all this, and going back to the topic originally at hand… Are we as christians that are “grafted into the House of Israel” supposed to be observing the Feast Days and Appointed Times? YES! Including the Sabbath which is from Friday evening to Saturday evening at sundown.
I could go a hundred different ways with this, and I probably will as He leads me. But, the real point of all this is that there is more to the GOSPEL and our redemption story in Him than we’ve learned in mainstream christianity. I believe our time left here is very short – sodon’t put this off for even a day.
See the rest of the story before you are caught in darkness when the Day of the Lord comes.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-5 (NIV)
Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.