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.

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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We Watched God Move in New Ways During the Fall Feasts: Good News from Zion

During the season of fall feasts that just ended, I believe we witnessed nothing less than Kingdom-shifting breakthroughs for the sake of world evangelization. It would not be inaccurate to say that a fresh wave of revival was released from Israel. The breakthrough and release are significant but subtle. Therefore,…...

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The Feast of Tabernacles: Impartation of Joy

The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) starts tonight in Israel. This prophetic feast uniquely releases joy, and as a follower of Jesus (Yeshua), you are invited to the celebration. An agriculture oriented feast, Sukkot celebrates God’s loving care and provision in our lives. This year the feast falls on October 4…...

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Restoring Yom Teruah: What You May Not Know about Rosh HaShanah

Last week, Israelis began excitedly preparing for Rosh HaShanah, the secular Jewish New Year. As you may know, Israel observes two main new years. According to Exodus 12:2, the new year which God gave us starts in the spring. The secular or civil new year is celebrated the first day…...

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Deeper Meanings of Elul (August 23 – September 20, 2017)

On August 23 we entered into Elul, the 6th month of the year on the calendar God assigned to Israel in Exodus 12:2. Elul is also the 12th month of the year on Israel’s civil calendar that some rabbis teach was observed in ancient times by the rest of the…...

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Redeeming Tisha b’Av in Your Life

The saddest of all biblical holidays, Tisha b’Av falls this year on July 31-August 1. It literally translates “9th of Av,” referring to the 9th day of the fifth month of the biblical year. Tisha b’Av supposedly traces to the sin of the ten spies who scouted the Promised Land…...

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Today Starts “Between the Straits” on the Hebrew calendar: Here’s how to navigate the season in the Holy Spirit

July 11, 2017 is an important day in the Hebrew Scriptures and calendar, called “the fast of the fourth month” in Zech. 8:19. On this day, Tammuz 17, in both 586 BC and 70 AD, foreign armies breached the walls of Jerusalem. This led quickly to the city’s tragic fall…...

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Why Should You Celebrate the Feast of Shavuot (Weeks) Today?

The levitical Feast of Weeks (“Shavuot”) celebrates and honors God’s covenants of love. (Lev. 23:15-44) An early harvest feast, Shavuot falls 50 days after Passover, on the 7th day of third biblical month. This year the date corresponds to May 30-31, 2017. According to tradition, It was on Shavuot that…...

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Praying for Jerusalem in Her Jubilee Year

Psalm 122:6 says, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” The rest of the psalm tells us how. (Translation used is the NIV.) v.1. I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” God wants us to pray for Jerusalem with joy. The…...

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