Leviticus 23:44

Why Don’t Most Christians Celebrate the 7 Feasts Today?

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Leviticus 23:44
So Moses declared
to the sons of Israel
the appointed times of Yahweh
or the appointed
times of the LORD
So we read in Leviticus 23
about 7 appointments
that God has
made with man.
We have the opportunity
to spend time with
Him to celebrate,
in each one of those times.
Let me just read you
what they are again.
Passover,
Unleavened Bread,
First Fruits,
Shavuot, which is also
known as Pentecost.
Trumpets, which is known as
Yom Teruah or Rosh Hashanah.
The Day of Atonement
known as Yom Kippur,
and Sukkot or
The Feast of Tabernacles.
These are the seven
appointed times of the LORD.
Why is it that
most Christians today,
don’t celebrate these times?
We have a lot of
different holidays,
but not these holidays.
These are the ones
that are the Biblical ones
these are the ones
that God said,
“I will show up on these times,
I have a standing
appointment at these times.
If you’d like to come
meet with me,
I will be there.”
Why is that?
Before 321 A.D,
by in large, all the followers
of Jesus the Messiah,
celebrated these festivals.
Celebrated these appointed times.
But what happened
was, in 321 A.D
Constantine, who was
the Emperor of Rome,
allegedly became a Christian.
I don’t know whether
he really did or not
whether he really gave
his heart to the LORD
or it was just a political move.
But what happened was,
he stopped persecuting
and killing Christians,
actually made it
the state religion.
What he did, that most
people don’t realize is,
Constantine syncretized
Roman paganism with
serving Jesus the Messiah,
and linked them up together.
For example,
before that time,
the resurrection of Jesus,
was always celebrated
on the festival of Passover.
One of these Moadim
listed in Leviticus 23.
It was an absolute linkage
and connection
between the
celebration of Passover,
and the resurrection of Messiah,
which was the
fulfillment of Passover.
Constantine was an antisemite.
He hated Jewish people.
He wanted to disconnect
anything Jewish, anything Hebrew
from the religion that he
established, that he functioned in
So you know what He did?
He simply, disconnected the
resurrection of Messiah from
the festival or the feast
of Passover, which it was,
God had connected it to,
and Constantine connected it
to the pagan fertility festival.
Worshiping the goddess,
the Babylonian goddess Ishtar
We still use that in our
English language to this day,
Easter
Just think about this.
What does the word Easter
have to do with the resurrection
of Jesus the Messiah?
And the answer is
absolutely nothing.
Where is Easter in the Bible?
The answer is, it’s not.
It’s a human synchronization
of pagan, Roman paganism
with worship of
Jesus the Messiah.
That’s where we get rabbits.
Bunnies, rabbits and eggs.
What are those?
Fertility festival symbols.
They came from
Roman paganism.
You don’t find that in the Bible,
but yet many many people,
have actual Easter egg hunts.
Just think about that.
Worship to the pagan goddess,
Babylonian goddess Ishtar,
where we invite children
to look around for eggs
fertility symbols
of a pagan ceremony,
and somehow this is linked
to the resurrection
of Jesus the Messiah.
It’s interesting, Luther came along
reformed the theology
but never reformed the structure
and the pagan traditions
introduced by Constantine.
Many of the things actually
that are yet in our
so called Christian culture today,
are absolutely not from the Bible.
They come from Roman paganism.
The syncretization
of the pagan society
in which Constantine lived.
Into which the
church was introduced
when he became a Christian,
and it remains to this day.
What should we do about it?
I just encourage you to pray,
ask God, what does He
want you to do about it?
but here’s what I would
encourage you to do.
Why not study out
the Biblical festivals?
Why not begin to worship
and celebrate the appointed
times that God said,
“these are my festivals.”
Constantine introduced
into the church
his festivals,
which are syncretized.
They’re just hooked up together.
Why not reconnect for example
the resurrection of Messiah
with the festival of Passover?
Instead of the Babylonian worship
of the goddess Ishtar,
which we call Easter.
Let’s just go back to Bible things.
Let’s find out what’s in the Bible,
and let’s eliminate all the
things that are non Biblical,
even though they’re
cultural for us.
I know that’s a hard word,
it’s difficult for people,
but what I encourage
you to do today,
just ask God,
LORD what do you
want me to do?
How do you want me
to understand your Moadim,
your appointed times.
So that I can worship
you at the times
that you declared
you like to be worshiped.
So today, as you
go through your life,
make today a celebration
of worship of the
resurrection of Messiah
He’s with you today
He’s walking with you
in every area
of your life today.
Remember as you
go through your day,
love God with all your heart,
bless other people and
you will make a difference.

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