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Biblical Feasts & Holidays

The biblical feasts are “appointed times” in which God’s people can engage with Him in special ways. All believers, Gentile and Jewish, are invited to celebrate the feasts with a heart focus on Yeshua.

The Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah): Much More than a Dress Rehearsal

The atmosphere in Israel this week is tinged with lively expectancy, despite the drama of political posturing and military threats of Iran. Around the country, preparations are underway for Yom Teruah (Day or Feast of Trumpets), also known as Rosh HaShanah (Head of the Year) on September 30. Yom Kippur…...

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Engage with Yeshua this Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, will be observed this year Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening, October 8-9. God commissioned Israel’s high priest on this most holy day to provide for the atonement of His people’s sins. For followers of Yeshua, who according to 1 Peter 2:9 are a royal…...

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BEIN HA METZARIM — TIME TO FAST FORWARD AND PRAY

Are you hungry for more of God, His love, purity and presence? The upcoming weeks could provide an opportunity for you to align with Israel and feast on Him in a special way.  Bein ha Metzarim (“Between the Straits”) is a watershed period of time in the biblical calendar, beginning…...

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Tuesday’s Israeli Election

The biblical Feast of Trumpets (“Yom Teruah”), falling this year on September 29-30, is still two weeks away. But this Tuesday, September 17, trumpets of another sort will sound their awakening calls. On that day the citizens of Israel will cast their votes in a second effort to elect a…...

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Passover – Resurrection Transition: Israel’s Government Will be on His Shoulders

Israeli politics have drawn world attention this week. The votes have been counted and many are congratulating Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud party for his record-setting 5th term as Prime Minister. In fact, however, Mr. Netanyahu has not been appointed prime minister—as least not yet. We write this article to…...

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Recouping a Lost Passover-Crucifixion-Resurrection Nexus

This Friday, Jewish people around the world will observe Passover. At the same time, Christians will commemorate Good Friday. On Sunday, most will celebrate the glorious Resurrection of Messiah. (Some Orthodox traditions and Messianic Jews, based on Leviticus 23:9-14, will observe Resurrection Day on April 8.) More and more, God’s…...

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WHY WORSHIP ON ROSH CHODESH? Subduing Time

Article Summary: Rosh Chodesh (meaning, Head or First of the Moon or Month) refers to the feast God instituted for Israel at each new moon throughout the year. (Numbers 10:1-10; 28:11-15) Each new moon marks the passage of time in the form of a new month according to the biblical,…...

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THE OIL OF HANUKKAH

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Hanukkah recounts the miraculous victory of a tiny Maccabean army of warrior priests over the mighty Selucid-Greek Empire in 165 BC. A second, presumed event generally regarded as equally miraculous, celebrates that a minute amount of holy oil kept the fire of God’s lampstand burning for eight days.…...

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Releasing the Joy of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)

Called “the season of our joy,” the Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles) begins tonight and lasts through September 30. I’m grateful that each year the Holy Spirit infuses the biblical feasts with fresh, personal meaning to me. Annually I discover in them new and magnificent expressions of the living Word. I…...

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The Special Meaning of Yom Kippur for Messianic Believers

Yom Kippur (occurring this year September 18-19) is a biblical feast full of deep, prophetic significance. It points magnificently to the ministry of Yeshua in both His first and second comings. Here are some basic aspects of this special, holy day and ways you can engage meaningfully with God during…...

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