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Thursday, September 26, 2013
THE ANNUAL HOLY DAYS BY LEE
THE ANNUAL HOLY DAYS WERE YEARLY FEASTS COMMANDED BY THE LAW OF MOSES. ARE THESE ANNUAL FEASTS COMMANDED UPON THE ELECT OF GOD IN THE PRESENT DAY? THIS IS THE QUESTION AND THE SCRIPTURES CONTAIN THE ANSWER. ACTS 15:5 "BUT SOME OF THE SECT OF THE PHARISEES WHO BELIEVED ROSE UP SAYING, IT IS NECESSARY TO CIRCUMCISE THEM AND TO COMMAND THEM TO KEEP THE LAW OF MOSES." THE LAW OF MOSES WAS NOT THE COVENANT OF CIRCUMCISION AS SOME SAY. THIS VERSE IS TALKING OF TWO DIFFERENT THINGS NAMELY CIRCUMCISION AND THE LAW OF MOSES. JESUS MAKES THIS FACT PLAIN.
JOHN 7:22 "MOSES THEREFORE GAVE YOU CIRCUMCISION; NOT THAT IT IS FROM MOSES BUT FROM THE FATHERS; AND YOU CIRCUMCISE A MAN ON THE SABBATH." CHRIST KNEW THAT CIRCUMCISION WAS A COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM AND A PRACTICE THAT ISRAEL ALSO INCORPORATED INTO THE LAW OF MOSES. THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE COVENANT GIVEN TO ISRAEL. ROMANS 9:4 "WHO ARE ISRAELITES, TO WHOM PERTAIN THE ADOPTION, THE GLORY, THE COVENANTS, THE GIVING OF THE LAW, THE SERVICE OF GOD AND THE PROMISES." HERE WE HAVE THREE COVENANTS LISTED; THE GIVING OF THE LAW IS one, THE SERVICE OF GOD IS two AND THE PROMISES three. THE LAW OF MOSES WAS NOT CIRCUMCISION BECAUSE CIRCUMCISION WAS A COVENANT ESTABLISHED BY GOD WITH ABRAHAM 430 YEARS BEFORE MOSES WROTE THE BOOK OF THE LAW. THE LAW OF MOSES WAS THE SERVICE OF GOD COVENANT OR NUMBER 2 FROM ROMANS 9:4. NEITHER CIRCUMCISION NOR THE LAW OF MOSES WAS COMMANDED FOR THE ELECT TO KEEP. ACTS 15:24 "SINCE WE HAVE HEARD THAT SOME WHO WENT OUT FROM US (THE SECT OF THE PHARISEES) HAVE TROUBLED YOU WITH WORDS UNSETTLING YOUR SOULS SAYING, YOU MUST BE CIRCUMCISED AND KEEP THE LAW, TO WHOM WE GAVE NO SUCH COMMANDMENT" IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THE APOSTLES NEVER COMMANDED THE ELECT TO CIRCUMCISE OR KEEP THE LAW OF MOSES. TO TRY TO MAKE THE ARGUMENT THAT THESE VERSES SPEAK OF CIRCUMCISION HOLDS NO WATER.
NOW THAT WE SEE THAT THE LAW OF MOSES WAS NOT COMMANDED ON THE ELECT WE MUST FIND OUT WHAT WAS IN THE LAW OF MOSES THAT THE ELECT DO NOT KEEP. 2 CHRONICLES 8:12-13 " THEN SOLOMON OFFERED BURNT OFFERINGS TO THE LORD ON THE ALTAR OF THE LORD WHICH HE HAD BUILT BEFORE THE VESTIBULE. ACCORDING TO THE DAILY RATE, OFFERING ACCORDING TO THE COMMANDMENT OF MOSES, FOR THE SABBATHS, THE NEW MOONS AND THE THREE APPOINTED YEARLY FEASTS; THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD, THE FEAST OF WEEKS AND THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES." THIS VERSE STATES PLAINLY THAT SACRIFICIAL BURNT OFFERINGS WERE MADE ON THE ANNUAL HOLY DAYS AND THAT THE ANNUAL HOLY DAYS ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES. SAMUEL'S FATHER, ELKANAH, KEPT THE ANNUAL HOLY DAYS.
1 SAMUEL 1: 3 & 21 "THIS MAN WENT UP FROM HIS CITY YEARLY TO WORSHIP AND SACRIFICE TO THE LORD OF HOSTS IN SHILOH." "AND THE MAN ELKANAH AND ALL HIS HOUSE WENT UP TO OFFER TO THE LORD THE YEARLY SACRIFICE AND HIS VOW." THERE ARE NO OTHER TIMES THAT GOD COMMANDED ISRAEL TO SACRIFICE ON AN ANNUAL OR YEARLY CYCLE EXCEPT FOR THE ANNUAL HOLY DAYS. KJV Leviticus 23:37 37. These are the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:
THE VERY REASON THERE WERE ANNUAL HOLY DAYS WAS TO OFFER THE SACRIFICES.
ISRAEL HAD A SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM OF DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY AND ANNUAL SACRIFICES. THE YEARLY SACRIFICE WAS ALWAYS AT JERUSALEM OR SHILOH IN SAMUEL'S TIME. THESE VERSES SHOW US THAT THE ANNUAL HOLY DAYS WERE THE ANNUAL SACRIFICES OF ANCIENT ISRAEL. THESE HOLY DAYS ARE NOT COMMANDED TO THE ELECT. HEBREWS 10: 1-3 "FOR THE LAW, HAVING A SHADOW OF THE GOOD THINGS TO COME AND NOT THE VERY IMAGE OF THE THINGS CAN NEVER WITH THESE SAME SACRIFICES, WHICH THEY OFFERED YEAR BY YEAR, MAKE THOSE WHO APPROACH PERFECT. FOR THEN WOULD THEY NOT HAVE CEASED TO BE OFFERED? FOR THE WORSHIPPERS, ONCE PURGED, WOULD HAVE NO MORE CONSCIOUSNESS OF SINS. BUT IN THOSE SACRIFICES THERE IS A REMINDER OF SINS EVERY YEAR."
1 KINGS 9:25 "NOW THREE TIMES A YEAR SOLOMON OFFERED BURNT OFFERINGS AND PEACE OFFERINGS ON THE ALTAR WHICH HE HAD BUILT FOR THE LORD, AND HE BURNED INCENSE WITH THEM ON THE ALTAR THAT WAS BEFORE THE LORD. SO HE FINISHED THE TEMPLE." 1 CHRONICLES 23:31 "AND AT EVERY PRESENTATION OF A BURNT OFFERING TO THE LORD ON THE SABBATHS AND ON THE NEW MOONS AND ON THE SET FEASTS BY NUMBER ACCORDING TO THE ORDINANCE GOVERNING THEM, REGULARLY BEFORE THE LORD." 2 CHRONICLES 2:4 "BEHOLD, I AM BUILDING A TEMPLE FOR THE NAME OF THE LORD MY GOD, TO DEDICATE IT TO HIM, TO BURN BEFORE HIM SWEET INCENSE, FOR THE CONTINUAL SHOWBREAD, FOR THE BURNT OFFERINGS; MORNING AND EVENING, ON THE SABBATHS, ON THE NEW MOONS AND ON THE SET FEASTS OF THE LORD OUR GOD. THIS IS AN ORDINANCE FOREVER TO ISRAEL." DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY AND ANNUALLY THE SACRIFICES AND BURNT OFFERINGS WERE MADE ACCORDING TO THE COMMANDMENT OF MOSES. THIS WAS THE SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM OF ANCIENT ISRAEL. THESE SACRIFICES ARE ENDED WHEN ONE COMES TO CHRIST. TO CONTINUE KEEPING THEM OR TRYING TO SERVE THE TABERNACLE TAKES AWAY ONE'S RIGHT TO EAT OF THE ALTAR OF CHRIST. HEBREWS 13:10 "FOR WE HAVE AN ALTAR FROM WHICH THOSE WHO SERVE THE TABERNACLE HAVE NO RIGHT TO EAT." THIS REFERS TO THE ALTAR OF CHRIST THAT THOSE WHO SERVE THE TABERNACLE BY KEEPING HOLY DAYS HAVE NO RIGHT TO EAT, THE PASSOVER OF JESUS THE MESSIAH.
1 CORINTHIANS 10:18 "OBSERVE ISRAEL AFTER THE FLESH; ARE NOT THOSE WHO EAT OF THE SACRIFICES PARTAKERS OF THE ALTAR?" The holy days are of the flesh and not the Spirit. Israel's holy day sacrifices were used to feed the people who partook of that fleshly altar. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE DAY OF ATONEMENT ALL THE PEOPLE, PERHAPS MANY THOUSANDS, ATE THE ANIMALS THAT WERE SACRIFICED. THIS IS HOW THEY FED THE PEOPLE AT THE FEASTS. THOSE WHO KEEP THE ANNUAL HOLY DAYS ACTUALLY PROFANE THE OLD COVENANT UNLESS THEY OFFER SACRIFICES. JESUS HAS NOT ABOLISHED THE OLD COVENANT. MATTHEW 5:17-18 MAKES A CLEAR STATEMENT THAT NOT ONE JOT OR TITTLE OF THE LAW WILL PASS AWAY TILL HEAVEN AND EARTH PASSES AWAY. THE JEWS WERE SACRIFICING UP TILL THE TIME THE ROMANS DESTROYED THE TEMPLE AROUND 70 AD. THE ELECT OF GOD, THE CHURCH, DID NOT SACRIFICE AND DID NOT KEEP THE HOLY DAYS.
ACTS 18:21 "BUT HE TOOK LEAVE OF THEM SAYING, I MUST BY ALL MEANS KEEP THIS COMING FEAST IN JERUSALEM; BUT I WILL RETURN AGAIN TO YOU, GOD WILLING. AND HE SAILED FROM EPHESUS." SOME SAY THIS IS PROOF THAT PAUL KEPT THE FEASTS. IF THIS IS TRUE WHY DID THE PEOPLE HE SPOKE TO NOT GO WITH HIM TO KEEP THE FEAST? THERE WAS A PROPHET NAMED AGABUS, WHO SAID PAUL WOULD BE DELIVERED INTO THE HANDS OF HIS ENEMIES AND TAKEN TO ROME. (ACTS 21:10-14) IN HIS ADVANCE LETTER TO THE ROMANS PAUL ADDRESSED THIS SITUATION. ROMANS 15:31-32 "THAT I MAY BE DELIVERED FROM THOSE IN JUDEA WHO DO NOT BELIEVE, AND THAT MY SERVICE FOR JERUSALEM MAY BE ACCEPTABLE TO THE SAINTS, THAT I MAY COME TO YOU WITH JOY BY THE WILL OF GOD AND MAY BE REFRESHED TOGETHER WITH YOU."
PAUL KNEW HE WOULD GET INTO TROUBLE AT THE FEAST IN JERUSALEM AND BE SENT TO ROME BECAUSE OF AN APPEAL TO CAESAR. THIS IS WHY HE WENT TO JERUSALEM. THE JEWS THAT RETURNED TO JERUSALEM WITH NEHEMIAH REVIVED THE COVENANT AND REBUILT THE CITY.
NEHEMIAH 10: 29 "THEY JOINED WITH THEIR BRETHREN, THEIR NOBLES AND ENTERED INTO A CURSE AND AN OATH TO WALK IN GOD'S LAW WHICH WAS GIVEN BY MOSES THE SERVANT OF GOD AND TO OBSERVE AND DO ALL THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD OUR LORD AND HIS ORDINANCES AND HIS STATUTES"
NOTICE THEY ENTERED A CURSE AND AN OATH. OATHS WERE FORBIDDEN BY JESUS SO HOW COULD ONE SWEAR AN OATH TO KEEP THE LAW? THE CURSE OF THE LAW AND THE OATH MADE THEM DEBTORS TO KEEP THE WHOLE LAW. THIS HAS NOT CHANGED EVEN TO OUR DAY. ONLY UNDER GRACE OFFERED IN THE NEW COVENANT CAN A PERSON ESCAPE THE LAW AND THE WORKS OF THE LAW TO BECOME SELF-RIGHTEOUS BY THE LAW. RIGHTEOUSNESS COMES BY FAITH AND THE JUST LIVE BY FAITH. THE LAW HAD NO FAITH BUT IF YOU WERE UNDER THE LAW YOU LIVED BY THE LAW. NUMBERS 28 & 29 OUTLINES THE ENTIRE SYSTEM OF SACRIFICES. I CHALLENGE THE READER TO FIND ANY EVIDENCE THAT ISRAEL AS A NATION OFFERED SACRIFICES ON ANY OTHER DAYS THAN THOSE COMMANDED BY MOSES IN THE LAW. THE SCRIPTURES PROVE THAT THE ANNUAL HOLY DAYS WERE THE ANNUAL SACRIFICES THAT ARE ENDED ONLY FOR THE ELECT WHO COME TO CHRIST. THE REST OF THE WORLD IS YET UNDER THE WHOLE LAW AND CONDEMNED UNDER SIN. THE GALATIANS WERE GENTILES WHO STARTED TO CIRCUMCISE AND KEEP DAYS, MONTHS, SEASONS AND YEARS.
GALATIANS 4:10 "YOU OBSERVE DAYS AND MONTHS AND SEASONS AND YEARS. I AM AFRAID FOR YOU, LEST I HAVE LABORED FOR YOU IN VAIN." SOME SAY THAT THE DAYS KEPT BY THE GALATIANS WERE PAGAN DAYS. IF THIS IS TRUE WHY WOULD PAUL MAKE THIS COMMENT?
GALATIANS 4:21 "TELL ME, YOU WHO DESIRE TO BE UNDER THE LAW, DO YOU NOT HEAR THE LAW?" THE GALATIANS WERE DESIRING TO BE UNDER THE LAW AND WERE CIRCUMCISING THEIR MALE CHILDREN AND KEEPING THE HOLY DAYS; THEY HAD TURNED TO PRACTICING THE LAW OF MOSES. GALATIA WAS A REGION IN SYRIA THAT THE APOSTLES WROTE TO (ACTS 15:23) CONCERNING THE SECT OF THE PHARISEES (ACTS 15:24) WHO TRIED TO COMMAND THE ELECT TO CIRCUMCISE AND KEEP THE LAW OF MOSES. (ACTS 15:5) THE GALATIANS RECEIVED A STRONG REBUKE FROM PAUL WHO SPOKE OF THE LAW IN HIS ATTACK UPON THEIR ACTIONS. THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH PAGANISM BUT RATHER JUDAISM. ALL THE THINGS CONTAINED IN THE LAW OF MOSES DO NOT APPLY TO THE ELECT AND WERE NEVER COMMANDED ON THE CHURCH. ACTS 21:21 IS SAID BY SOME TO BE A LIE SPOKEN ABOUT PAUL BUT IT WAS A TRUE STATEMENT.
ACTS 21:21 "BUT THEY HAVE BEEN INFORMED ABOUT YOU THAT YOU TEACH ALL THE JEWS WHO ARE AMONG THE GENTILES TO FORSAKE MOSES, SAYING THAT THEY OUGHT NOT TO CIRCUMCISE THEIR CHILDREN NOR WALK ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOMS."
PAUL DID TEACH THESE THINGS. PAUL AND THE REST OF THE APOSTLES KNEW THE HOLY DAYS WERE THE SACRIFICES AND THAT IS WHY THEY DID NOT TEMPT GOD AND PLACE THE YOKE OF THE LAW ON THE DISCIPLES. ACTS 15:10
THERE ARE SOME CHURCHES TODAY WHO STILL KEEP THESE DAYS BUT HAVE PROFANED THE STRICT LETTER OF THE LAW CONCERNING THEM. REMEMBER CHRIST SAID NOT ONE JOT OR TITTLE WILL PASS FROM THE LAW TILL ALL IS FULFILLED. THE LAW YET SERVES TO CONDEMN ALL BUT THE ELECT AS SINNERS. KJV Romans 3:19 19. Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
NOTICE HERE IT IS THE ALL THE WORLD THAT WILL BE CONDEMNED BY THE LAW WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SAINTS.
KJV Romans 3:9 9. What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
SIN IS THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW AND BOTH JEWS AND GENTILES ARE UNDER THE LAW.
KJV Hebrews 9:15 15. And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
PEOPLE WHO COME TO GRACE ESCAPE THE LAW BEING PURCHASED BY THE BLOOD OF MESSIAH AND BROUGHT INTO OR “PASSOVER” INTO THE NEW COVENANT HAVING SINS FORGIVEN AND THE HOPE OF BEING A JOINT HEIR WITH JESUS IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION. When Moses delivered the law to Israel he made this comment; KJV Deuteronomy 29:14-15 14. Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath; 15. But with him that standeth here with us this day before the Lord our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day:
IF YOU ARE NOT UNDER GRACE THEN YOU ARE UNDER THE LAW EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT AWARE OF IT. THOSE UNDER THE LAW ARE REQUIRED TO KEEP THE WHOLE LAW, ALL OF IT. CHURCHES WHO DABBLE IN THE LAW DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE NEW COVENANT. They profane the covenant of their fathers. YOU ARE EITHER UNDER THE LAW OR UNDER GRACE, YOU MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN THE TWO TREES OF EDEN. CHURCHES THAT KEEP ANY PART OF THE LAW BY COMMAND OR TRADITION FAIL TO SEE THE POWER OF THE BLOOD OF CHRIST AND THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. THEY IN EFFECT COMBINE PARTS OF EACH OF THE COVENANTS TOGETHER INTO A LUKEWARM MIXTURE. The sacrifice of Jesus did not abolish the law but rather provided a way for those called to receive the Holy Spirit to escape the law and come under grace. Jesus said that not one jot or tittle of the law will pass away until heaven and Earth pass away. KJV Matthew 5:18 18. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and Earth pass away in Revelation 21:1. KJV Revelation 21:1 1. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
This is when all things will be fulfilled and there will be no more flesh and blood people for the law to deal with because former humans at this time will be glorified spirit beings like Jesus. One of the intents of the law is to lead us to Christ but if the law was abolished by Christ how would this be possible? KJV Galatians 3:23-25 23. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Without the law still in force there would be no sin to be saved from and no sinners in the world and no need of a savior.