We’ve all been taught that Yahweh (Jehovah –God) ‘changes not’ contains ‘no shadow of turning’ is no ‘respecter of persons’, the ‘same yesterday, today and forever’, does not alter ‘what has gone from [His] lips’, etc.
If we read the Bible; we have read;
John 7:16 Yahshua (Jesus) answered them, and said, “My doctrine is not mine, but His that sent me.”
Mat.19:17 And He [Yahshua] said “… if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.”
Now; while looking at Leviticus 23 truthfully ask yourself;
1] Do I believe Yahweh (Jehovah–God)?
2] Why does Yahweh (Jehovah–Father God) call these ‘My Feasts’ and not Jewish Feasts like we’ve been taught?
3] Does my Church or religious source keep them or explain them away? … Or any part thereof?
4] Should I keep them or learn how to explain or pray them away?
5] If Yahshua kept them and Paul kept them; did ‘everything change at the Cross’?
6] Why does the Apostle Paul convey in so many ways that there are Abraham and Mt. Sinai Covenant issues that ‘remain’?
7] Why does Heb.4:2 point us back to the Covenant at Mt. Sinai while calling it ‘Gospel’?
8] Why did the Apostle Paul keep and teach Feasts to (and with) gentile believers if Yahweh’s Appointed Times truly had been “done away with at the Cross”?
9] Why does the Church ‘gloss over’ Eph.2:12 and :19 that reveals believing gentiles are full citizens in the “commonwealth of Israel” and the fully functioning Covenants thereof?
10] If your Church or Bible group is so Bible based … If your ‘Pastor’ or ‘Teacher’ is so truthfully tell’n it like it is; why have you never heard (let alone acted on) any of this before?
Realize … it does not matter one bit … how convincing … how eloquent … how artful … how academic … how reasoned … how sophisticated or how smooth the delivery; to ignore Lev.23 is to ignore Yahweh Himself, His Covenant-Commandment Keeping Son Yahshua and to be in serious Covenant breach … Period!
Need more proof? Read the last three quarters of Deut.28; and pick out the ancient Torah curses for not keeping Yahweh’s Covenant that read like today’s news.
If this has sparked your interest, you obviously are ‘open-minded’ perhaps questioning, maybe to the point of being cynical and skeptical. You definitely are not ‘simple minded’ (Prov.1:22, 14:15). If, on the other hand you are incensed or infuriated, you no doubt have much of the traditional wisdom to defend. There are a host of fallacies on all sides masquerading as Truth … supplanting the Truth that has been thrown out or at the very least ‘side lined’. This Truth ‘shell game’ is directly and indirectly related to the improper (or more accurately the lack of) divisioning of what is Covenant and what is Law, that very much do have a direct bearing on both Salvation and Reward. Whether interested or infuriated, grab your “fruit of the Spirit” (Gal. 5:22-23) … and hang on.
Before Yahweh; I encourage and challenge you. Don’t think you are going to be spoon-fed Truth by anyone. Your Pastor or Rabbi will almost certainly only substantiate what you’ve always heard. This book is not some status-quo touchy feely ‘I’m OK- Your OK’ skim-able material. This book deals with Biblical evidences and a paradigm perspective that are not currently being considered or taught. Actually crack open your Bible like the ‘Bereans’ (Acts 17:10 -11) and “see if these things are so”. Take the time to thumb through your (or get a) concordance, dust off your dictionary, go to the library look up some of these issues in the encyclopedia and/or get a library-card, borrow what you need or can find and cross-reference. Actually; “prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of Yahweh” (Rom.12:2).
Ezekiel 33:6 “But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity (or lawlessness); … but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.”
Please know I take this very seriously and I intend to sound that ‘alarm’ for all it’s worth!
Isaiah 58:1 “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew … ‘my people’ … their transgressions and the … ‘house of Jacob’ … their sins.”
The Intention of these Books is to do just exactly that.