We serve an eternal Spirit! That being said, we must understand that the ROOT is DIVINE and the branches are Hebraic and Gentile, Hebrew-natural branches and Gentiles-grafted in. Romans 11:16 (KJV)
16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. (really, the rest of the chapter continues to explain.)
I do not believe that the Spring Feasts are fulfilled and the Fall feasts are not. Y’shua said in Luke 24:44-49 (KJV)
44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
Additionally, Matthew 5:17-18 (KJV)
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
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.
The Law is shadow pictures of good things to come. The words “to come” are forever coming forth because they have a future tense application. With the wrath of YaH coming to the Earth, we may need the Death Angel to passover us again! Because of my understanding of this I have gained a more fuller understanding of YaH and His Feasts.
Those who have swallowed the false teachings that the Law is done away with are just as blind in part as the Hebrews who do not accept the New Covenant. If your New Testament theology does not line up with the Old, you are in error.
We are not under the Law in that: We are not saved by keeping it, but by faith in the LORD Y’shua. However, because of our faith we desire to please Him which He says is done by obedience to His Commandments. Also, We are not under the Law of sin and death because Y’shua is our substitutionary sacrifice. The world is till under the Law of sin and death but by faith in Y’shua we are not any longer under that. Additionally, we do not have to make sacrificial offerings of animals any longer because Y’shua is our Passover Lamb. THE LAMB OF GOD!
Leviticus 23 explains the Feasts of the LORD. Please read it and know that the Old Testament is not irrelevant! It is NOT done away with! Y’shua brought them to their highest level of fulfillment. We should all still be celebrating them! He is the Spiritual,oral and physical Word made flesh! He became the Passover Lamb fulfilling it so that we can appropriate the Feast in a more complete way!
Please read the whole chapter…Leviticus 23 !
Salvation is of the Jews says Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit). NOT by them but it is that their God is GOD over all other gods…Creator and Ruler of the Universe! YaHoVaH which is Yod Hey Vav Hey, (YHVH)…
We are the in the age of the – “Gentile Age Church” (this is my terminology and I use it because it says it best and is easily understood). YaH spoke to Abram to leave and go to a land which He would show him–and the Word says that it was counted to him as righteousness for his obedience. To me that says that the Father offered it to others and they did not heed His call.
But Abram did heed the call of God on his life and the Israeli people soon became a nation. Their responsibility as the ones who were given the oracles of YaHoVaH was to introduce him to the nations and to get as many as possible to know Him. They did not get the job done and when His Son, Y’shua came to the Earth, He showed all with infallible proofs that He is Maschiach! The leaders rejected Him and had Him crucified. So then judgment on their failure to remain in covenant was brought on them so that they became blinded in part, and Y’shua established a renewed covenant and brought remission of sins to the World. He also made the way to enter Heaven and to be the habitation of the Living God!
ALL FEASTS AND MESSIANIC PROPHECIES WERE FULFILLED WITH REGARD TO REDEMPTION, RECONCILIATION AND RIGHTEOUSNESS. And they will manifest in deeper fulfillments because our God is an eternal Spirit.
NO, I AM NOT A PRETERIST, I believe that there are to be deeper fulfillments and I challenge you to read my understanding of the Scriptures before you disagree. Let me explain further what I began earlier.
Hebrews 10:1 (KJV)
1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
The words, “to come” in this verse should be looked into. Here is the Strong’s:
Greek Word: μέλλω
Root: a strengthened form of <G3199> (through the idea of expectation)
Part of Speech: v
Usage Notes: English Words used in KJV:
to come 9
things to come 4
not tr 3
miscellaneous translations 33
[Total Count: 110]
a strengthened form of <G3199> (melo) (through the idea of expectation); to intend, i.e. be about to be, do, or suffer something (of persons or things, especially events; in the sense of purpose, duty, necessity, probability, possibility, or hesitation) :- about, after that, be (almost), (that which is, things, + which was for) to come, intend, was to (be), mean, mind, be at the point, (be) ready, + return, shall (begin), (which, that) should (after, afterwards, hereafter) tarry, which was for, will, would, be yet.
SO…the Law having a shadow of good things to come gives us an exciting concept. We see that when one event is experienced, the purpose of the event can have a cause and effect on the things to come from it. That is how the LORD fulfilling the Law can be understood.
The judgment of the first believing people of the Old Covenant, the Jews, was that their system became mere ritual and the cloud moved and the pillar of fire left. Jerusalem and Israel suffered destruction, the Temple was destroyed and the leaders were become blind guides. (blind in part). Those that rejected Y’shua HaMaschiach–well, THEY MISSED THE HOUR OF THEIR VISITATION.
Y’shua HaMaschiach established His Father’s Kingdom here on the Earth when He returned after His death and resurrection in His glorified Earthly body. He told us that the Kingdom of Heaven is within a man. Then He made the way for the Habitation of God . . . and I submit to you that we have missed the hour of our HABITATION! ! !
If we have not celebrated the Feasts of the Lord which give us a shadow picture of good things to come then we are in danger of missing these good things because of it. When the Jews were judged, they were doing the same things that they are doing today, but God is not in it. He moved on to the renewed covenant!
We as Spirit filled humans are back to the condition of Adam and we can commune with the Father by His Spirit. We have become new creatures IN Messiah! AND since YaH is eternal, the fulfillment of the Feasts and Shabbats will continue to fulfill the purposes He designed them for! Many say some of the Feasts have not been fulfilled, but they are not correct. These people want the TOTAL fulfillment to be readily seen (day and hour) and that will happen but I submit that even the Spring Feasts, (the ones that they believe have been fulfilled), those Feasts will bring forth further fulfillments as well.
NOW, when the judgments are made manifest in this “church age” it will be seen and felt all over the world! HOW? Well, as the systems of this world are brought down, if a person is still a part of them in any significant way by refusing to walk away from them, then they will be caught up in the judgments and the sanctification they would have gained from the Feasts and Sabbaths of YaH in the further fulfillments will not be appropriated to help them.
IF ONE THIRD OF THE POPULATION OF THE PLANET IS CELEBRATING A HOLIDAY AND THE WORD OF GOD SAYS THAT THE WAY TO HEAVEN IS HIGH AND NARROW, DO YOU THINK YOU ARE ON THE WAY IF YOU ARE PART OF THOSE THINGS?
Keeping the Feasts of the LORD and honoring His Shabbat is still important. We are not under the Law in that we will die if we do not and we are not saved in the doing of the Law. We are saved by grace and it through faith in Jesus Christ, (Y’shua HaMaschiach). Praise His Holy Name!