Import jQuery

Sermon that has angered many

Continuing with my posts on Torah (the Law), I received a forwarded email today that touches on pertinent topics, this time intermingling the Feasts of the Lord from Scripture. It also addresses the pagan background of our modern Western holidays (including Lent, Easter, Christmas). It further addresses some man-made rituals in the Christian Church, such as communion. The answers use God's actual name (YHVH/Yahweh/Yehova for God the Father, Yeshua for Jesus the Messiah). In a short Q & A:

Q. Do you believe a person may not be saved who does not observe all the seven feasts of the Lord and observes Christmas and Easter?

Salvation has nothing to doing with any type of works. I believe salvation is by faith alone and that righteousness is imparted through faith. But faith and works need to go together. Or a better way of stating it is: “that we need to have corresponding actions working with our faith, or otherwise our faith is dead.” Righteousness comes through faith and holiness comes through obedience. Without holiness, no man will see the Lord. Now to observances. Observing YHVH's Feasts are the duty of every believer. Take Passover (for example), 1 Cor. 11:23-31 speaks of partaking of the Passover (remember, that "Communion" is a man-made doctrine that was handed down to us from the Catholic church). Look at verse 26, we are commanded to observe the Passover (specifying certain portions of the Seder meal)- showing the Lord’s death until he comes. In the book of Acts, we see Shaul (Paul) either going to or from Jerusalem because he observed the Feasts. We see a reference in Acts 27:9 to "The Fast" which is Yom Kippur in which Paul didn’t travel until after Yom Kippur due to weather conditions. In Acts 27, Paul is approaching the end of his life—still observing the Feasts.

Q. If a person takes December 25th to celebrate that Yeshua was born, does God see that as Sun god worship? Similarly, if a person celebrates the resurrection of Yeshua on Easter does God see that as Ishtar worship?

Yes, absolutely. They are pagan practices. Now concerning Xmas and Easter, what does Deut 12:31 say? The summation is that we are not to take pagan practices and do them unto YHVH—they are an abomination! What has the Christian church done? Exactly what the scriptures say not to do. This is part of the “hand-me-down” lies past on to us through our fathers in the faith...Jeremiah 16:19 says;

O יהוה, my strength and my stronghold and my refuge, in the day of distress the gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers have inherited only lies, falsehood, futility, and there is no value in them."

Another example is the golden calf. If you look at your Hebrew concordance, the Israelites say this [the calf] is YHVH who brought us up out of the land of Egypt. They gave YHVH the glory, but they attributed His great Name to the calf. 1 Kings 12:32 speak of some of the sins of Jeroboam—one of them was the changing of the appointed Feast days! To continue to celebrate the Christ-mass and Easter are abominations even if someone is ignorant, they are still guilty of trespass. We know ignorance is not an excuse. If you been in the Christian church awhile, many of these Babylonian practices are continued—We need to: “Come out of her My people”.

Q. Since Yeshua is the fulfillment of the feasts, why continue the rehearsals?

Heb 10:25 speaks about: “…not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together…”

The word assembling relates to the sacred assemblies or holy convocations, which is another way of saying the ‘Feasts”- not weekly Sunday gatherings. We continue the rehearsals looking back on the Spring Feasts fulfillment (Passover, First Fruits and Pentecost). We continue to rehearse for the Fall Feasts (Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles) because Yeshua hasn’t fulfilled them yet. He will fulfill them when He returns. Also, [after Yeshua returns] the nations will be required to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles or face no rain (Zechariah 14:16-17). Remember, YHVH said these are My Feasts—not the feast of the Jews. (Lev 23) These are also eternal ordinances (Lev 23). We have been grafted into the House of Israel by Yeshua (Romans 11). It takes a while to understand what it is to be a holy people. I have struggled, because I was never taught them either, but grew up in the western church thinking.

Be blessed!


  1. Oh, Judah. You've completely missed the heart of the New Testament regarding this!

    John 4:20-24 and Romans 14:4-6 are a good starting point.

    John Fisher

  2. On the contrary, I believe there is a lot of ignorance of the things Jesus said (see Matt 5, or Jesus' rebuke of the Pharisees for not following the "weightier matters of the Law").

    What Paul was against was the idea that you had to follow the Law to be saved.

  3. Amen! and Amen. You have spoken the Truth of which many will not and cannot hear.
    For these things of which you have posted are True and should be followed.

    Thus says the Lord against these modern "holidays":

    12/16/05 From God the Father -
    A Letter Given to Timothy, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear, Regarding the Modern Holidays

    [God] This world has altogether become a house of harlots, who continually go out to commit fornication with the unclean and revel in their adulteries against God, altogether forsaking Him who I sent to them so they may turn away from their ways and become completely clean...none of these have harkened. They remain shackled to this world and its fornications of sin, intermingling honor with dishonor, praise with blasphemy, and sin with purity. Woe! My children, you have all fallen into the snare of the devil. Can you not see, My children? Open your eyes and read the writing set forth in stone, written by the hand of God, the everlasting Law etched with burning fire, blazing as a torch so you may not stumble in the darkness which surrounds you.
    Another Light have I sent, the Everlasting Light of the world. He, too, do you men of vanities try to cover over, so you may shine in His place. You shall be utterly destroyed and thrown into eternal darkness, forever separated from life and your God. Repent! And give Me glory according to the New Covenant by which you are saved. Call on My name, by the name of He who I have given My name. He is the One who shall save you from the Lord’s Day, and He is the One who shall destroy you if you will not come. By Him were you made a vessel unto honor... you have all become vessels of dishonor, heaping to yourselves vanities and sin. You shall be crushed and thrown into the fire!
    Now hear My words, you proud blasphemers! Shall you continue to corrupt love?...Christ Jesus, the Lord and Savior, is Love Everlasting. Give Him honor and glory, forever and ever! He has glorified My name by His sacrifice on the cross, and I have glorified Him by My name that stands forever. He is the Ensign, the waving banner for all time. Call on His name, shout it to the heavens! He is your Shepherd, the True Vine, and you are His branches. I shall prune all branches that grow in Him, making them stronger and more and more liken unto Him from which they grow. To all those who say, ‘Here I am. I also grow from the Vine.’ You are all liars and a malignancy, growing where you should not. You shall be cut out and thrown into the fire.
    The wrath of the Lamb is coming! Did you think I would stay silent during the time appointed?...I shall shake the heavens and the earth, and stir up the seas. People of this earth, stop breaking My commandments, and blaspheming My name and the name I have given My Son. You shall not have His name associated with sin. His name shall only be for a song on your lips and a sweet-smelling savor.
    I shall speak plainly, so those slow to understanding may hear, though their ears are dull and their eyes are dim.
    These modern holidays, Christmas, Easter and Halloween, are abomination in the eyes of the Lord God Almighty. I shall destroy them and wipe them from the face of the whole earth. No more shall you break My commands, and revel in sin, in the Son’s name. My countenance is turned against you! says the Lord of Hosts. You shall not blaspheme the name of Christ!...You and your detestable idols, your false worship, your misuse of My name and the Christ’s, your vanities, your greed, your envy, your lusts, your drunkenness, your gluttonous appetites, your fornications, your false witness and lying to your children, your covetousness, your thefts, your murders causing those to destroy themselves...all you do is adultery against your Lord.
    I have given you many days to honor My forget them all, especially the one I have given you every seventh day. What do all these things have to do with Me? Why do you do them in the Son’s name? Give the gift of His His name are you saved, no other. Stop these vain babblings! You speak things in ignorance of the Truth. Shut your mouths, stop your blaspheming. Be silent before your Lord, and speak to Me in spirit. You have all become as the pagan and the heathen, by which all your holidays have their origins. Abomination! The harlot has led you into temptation by her false witness. She shall be left utterly desolate, destroyed by her own judgment which crushes her beneath the feet of the Holy One of Israel, broken by her iniquities, and put to death by her denial of the Truth she replaced with the cups of her fornications...filling the Lord’s cup with His indignation which He shall pour out, full strength, on the whole world.

    One commandment broken is all commandments broken.
    One sin, reveled in My name, are all sins accounted to you.

    One sin, repented in the Christ’s name, all are forgiven you.

    I know your hearts, My children, and I know whether or not you have become
    fully converted in your can not lie to your God.
    Come to Me, in all truth and supplication, by Him who I sent to you in Truth,
    being the Truth Absolute, utterly void of darkness.
    He is Him shall you walk into life.

    He is the Way, the only One under Heaven...
    Walk in Him, and you shall find Me.


  4. Brother here is a quick comparison I wrote out of the top of my head to help people understand better...since this topic is the "meat" of the Word and not the "milk":

    When studying the Holy Days verses the “holidays” always focus on God’s Word and what it says.

    Let me try to simplify these in a comparison:

    holidays-------------------------Holy Days

    seem to be of the Truth------Reveal the truth about God

    not in the Bible---------------mentioned throughout Bible

    mix paganism with Truth----pure Word of God/prophetic

    corruption of truth------------pure Truth

    man-made---------------------God ordained

    profain Jesus’ name-----------Glorify Jesus’ name

    renamed by men-------------named by God for a reason

    lead people away-----------point to the Messiah > Jesus

    reveal the mind of men---------reveal the mind of God

    point to false god’s------------point to Jesus

    replacements (unholy)---------original > Holy

    break the commandments-----honor the commandments

    plan of men to appease the pagans----”Plan of the Ages”

    defiles Christ in practice-----Glorifies Christ in the practice

    commanded by men-----------commanded by God

    kept by believer and unbeliever alike----believers only

    kept by world-------------kept by Jesus and the Apostles

    Easter (pagan goddess name)----FirstFruits (word used for Jesus by Paul)

    Note: Easter is actually celebrated by Christians on the correct day and mostly for the right reasons. Only the name is an abomination and the modern practices.
    Jesus actually rose from the dead on a Saturday at sunset, which is also the beginning of the Holy Day First Fruits which continues through Sunday until sunset. I haven’t completed this study yet, but I will post it when I am ready.

    Also, most of the holiday desecration is in the practice and in the decor or symbols attached to them which are pagan and are related to the worship of false gods.


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