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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 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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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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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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Hoshana Rabbah: Sukkot’s Grand Finale

Hoshana Rabba (September 30, 2018) This Sunday, September 30, we will celebrate the last and greatest day of the Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles). Called Hoshana Rabba (Great Salvation), it is the day on which Yeshua revealed publicly that He is Messiah. The day carries prophetic and messianic significance which the…...

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God’s Esther Call to Israel in 5779 (2018-19)

Have you been chosen by our King to stand in the gap for His Jewish people in an Esther-like capacity? In ancient times, God placed a young woman named Esther in a position of royal authority so she could intercede for the salvation of the Jews. (Esther 4:12-16) In the…...

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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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What is the Omer and Why Are Israelis Counting it Now?

Yeshua’s post-Resurrection appearances and personal, revelatory teachings all took place during the Counting of the Omer. We can still anticipate, by grace, fresh revelation of God in this special, 50 day count. What is the “Omer” and why do we count it? God commanded ancient Israel to count the omer,…...

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Rosh Chodeshim 2018

“This month is to be for you the first month, the first month* of your year,” said God to Moses after the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt. (Exodus 12:2) This year, the first day of the first month falls on March 17. The day is sometimes called Rosh Chodeshim or “Head…...

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Saving Jewish Lives This Purim, March 1

Shalom as we approach the most joyful holiday of Purim! This is the time of year we have a unique, holy opportunity to bless needy Israelis with the gift of life. Purim is an especially appropriate time to join faith and finances, as one new humanity in Messiah, to save…...

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