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.

Tisha b’Av: Mourning Destruction of the Temple in Light of a “New and Living Way”

  The Jewish observance of Tisha b’Av (translated “9th day of [the month of] Av”) falls this year on August 13-14.  Marked by fasting, prayer and Scripture readings, Tisha b’Av is considered the saddest day of the year. This is because on precisely Av 9, devastating calamities have befallen the…...

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Biblical Feasts: The Sabbath

The Sabbath existed well before God’s law was written and given to Israel; indeed, before Israel ever came into being. When Deity designed from dust the climax of His creation—-mankind made in His image—-the universe experienced a holy hush, its first divine pause: “By the seventh day God had finished…...

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Biblical Feasts: Passover

Passover is one of seven Levitical Feasts or “appointed times,” according to the Hebrew meaning of “feast.” The feasts are dates God has calendared to meet with His people according to seasons He has set. Passover was never meant to be mere ritual, but an encounter with the Eternal One.…...

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Biblical Feasts: Shavuot

In Leviticus 23:15-22 God commands that after seven full weeks transpire following the Feast of Firstfruits, we are to celebrate the Feast of Shavuot. Shavuot is the Hebrew word for “weeks” and the feast is also known as the Feast of Weeks. In Greek it is referred to as Pentecost…...

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Biblical Feasts: Tisha b’ Av

The Jewish observance of Tisha b’Av is so infamous it is known only by its date. The 9th day of Av, the fifth month of the biblical calendar, or Tisha b’Av, marks many of the worst calamities in Israel’s history. Tisha b’Av is preceded by a three week period of…...

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The Fall Feasts of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Succoth

Rosh Hashanah “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Gen.1:1) Jewish tradition teaches this beginning occurred on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishri. Rosh Hashanah, which literally means “head of the year” begins this year at sunset on September 9, and marks the beginning…...

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Biblical Feasts: Hanukkah

HANUKKAH: Herald to the Messiah “‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6 The holiday of Hanukkah is literally translated, “Dedication.” This year it starts December 2, 2018 at sundown and continues for eight days. The events of Hanukkah are recorded in…...

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Biblical Feasts: Tu B’Shevat

On January 21, 2019, Israel celebrates a minor but joyful holiday called Tu B’Shevat. Translated as the 15th day of the 7th month of the Bible-based lunar year, Tu B’Shevat is known as “the new year for trees.” The holiday originates from Leviticus 19:23: “When you enter the land and…...

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Biblical Feasts: Purim

The festival of Purim occurs on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar, which corresponds this year to March 20th. Purim (meaning “lots”) is a celebration of God’s deliverance of the Jews from destruction at the hands of the Persians thousands of years ago. It is based on…...

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Prophetic Messianic Mystery of Shavuot

The biblical Feast of Weeks (“Shavuot”) occurs on the 6th day of the Hebrew month of Sivan. Corresponding this year to June 12, the holiday is mandated in Leviticus 23:15-16: “From the day after the Sabbath [after Passover] … count off 7 full weeks. Count off 50 days up to…...

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