Should Christians Keep the Feasts? Judaizer?
If this is not your goal, then you have been deceived and are not speaking the Truth in love as you have been carried about by a wind of doctrine.
Can true doctrine be known? Can we know God’s will for His church?
People cherry pick scriptures to their destruction. They glance over the totality of the bible and pick out their “pet” verses having no clue what they truly mean, in context. Most don’t have enough bible savvy to know what the scripture truly means thus they are rejected for lack of knowledge.
Israel was a nation of Priests (where doctrine flowed to the world). The world at the time had to come into covenant with the truth preached from the nation of Israel to be saved by God. The nation of Israel was ultimately rejected as the avenue and channel of truth to the world as they rejected the truth (Law) of God and rejected their privileged position. God does not fool around:
Hosea 4:6 “My people (Israel) are DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE: because THOU HAST REJECTED KNOWLEDGE, I (GOD) WILL ALSO REJECT THEE, that THOU SHALL BE NO PRIEST TO ME: seeing THOU HAST FORGOTTEN THE LAW OF THY GOD, I will also forget thy children.”
99% of professing “Christians” could be at a debate and not know which side is telling the truth. There are a lot of people bouncing around on doctrine where they think they need to keep the Jewish feasts. How about if you are born a Jew today, can you keep the feasts?
An Overview of the Feasts
Leviticus 23:1-22 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.”
Leviticus 23:3 “Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.”
The Passover (THURSDAY NIGHT)
Leviticus 23:4-8 “These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. 5 In the fourteenth day (CRUCIFIXION) of the first month (Nissan) at even is the LORD’S passover (goes back to Egypt – blood on doorpost and the angel “passed over”). 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. 7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 8 But ye shall offer AN OFFERING MADE BY FIRE unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.”
The Feast of Firstfruits (ABOUT THE RESURRECTION – THE 3RD DAY)
Leviticus 23:9-14 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest UNTO THE PRIEST: 11 And HE shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath THE PRIEST SHALL WAIVE IT. 12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD. 13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the LORD for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin. 14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
The Feast of Weeks (50TH – FEAST OF PENTECOST – POURING OUT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT) THESE HAVE ALL BEEN FULFILLED
Leviticus 23:15-22 “And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: 16 “Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD. 17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD. 18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the LORD, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the LORD. 19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings. 20 And THE PRIEST shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD for the priest. 21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. 22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God. “
DID YOU NOTICE THE PRIESTS WERE NEEDED FOR THESE FEASTS
Numbers 1:48-54 “For the LORD had spoken unto Moses, saying, 49 Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel: 50 But thou shalt appoint THE LEVITES over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels thereof, and over all things that belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof; and THEY SHALL MINISTER UNTO IT, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle. 51 And when the tabernacle setteth forward, THE LEVITES shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, THE LEVITES shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. 52 And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, throughout their hosts. 53 But THE LEVITES shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and THE LEVITES shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony. 54 And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they.”
Numbers 3:5-10 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 6 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him. 7 And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to do the service of the tabernacle. 8 And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle. 9 And thou shalt give THE LEVITES UNTO AARON AND TO HIS SONS: they are wholly given unto him out of the children of Israel. 10 And THOU SHALL APPOINT AARON AND HIS SONS, and they shall wait ON THEIR PRIEST’S OFFICE: and THE STRANGER THAT COMETH NIGH SHALL BE PUT TO DEATH.”
Numbers 3:38-39 “But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and THE STRANGER (ONE THAT IS NOT PROSELYTIZED/CONVERTED TO A JEW) THAT COMETH NIGH SHALL BE PUT TO DEATH. 39 All that were numbered of the Levites, which Moses and Aaron numbered at the commandment of the LORD, throughout their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty and two thousand.”
Numbers 16:3 “And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?”
Numbers 16:39-40 “And Eleazar THE PRIEST took the brasen censers, wherewith they that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar: 40 To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, THAT NO STRANGE, WHICH IS NOT OF THE SEED OF ABRAHAM, come near to offer incense before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses.”
NUMBERS 17 HE HAD AARON’S ROD BUDDED. GOD HAS SPECIAL BUSINESS FOR SPECIAL PEOPLE. OTHERS MUST STAY IN THEIR OWN LANE.
Aaron’s Staff Buds
“Numbers 17:1-13 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Num 17:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers twelve rods: write thou every man’s name upon his rod.
Num 17:3 And thou shalt write Aaron’s name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.
Num 17:4 And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you.
Num 17:5 And it shall come to pass, that the man’s rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.
Num 17:6 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers’ houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.
Num 17:7 And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness.
Num 17:8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.
Num 17:9 And Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.
Num 17:10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron’s rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.
Num 17:11 And Moses did so: as the LORD commanded him, so did he.
Num 17:12 And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.
Num 17:13 Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall die: shall we be consumed with dying?”
THE PRIESTS MINISTER TO THE LORD, THE REST OF THE CONGREGATION MINISTERS TO THE PRIEST’S (WHO MADE THE OFFERINGS IN THE HOLY OF HOLIES).
Numbers 18:1-2 “And the LORD said unto Aaron, Thou and thy sons and thy father’s house with thee shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary: and thou and thy sons with thee shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood. 2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and thy sons with thee shall minister before the tabernacle of witness.”
Num 18:1-32 “And the LORD said unto Aaron, Thou and thy sons and thy father’s house with thee shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary: and thou and thy sons with thee shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.
Num 18:2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and thy sons with thee shall minister before the tabernacle of witness.
Num 18:3 And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle: only they shall not come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, nor ye also, die.
Num 18:4 And they shall be joined unto thee, and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, for all the service of the tabernacle: and a stranger shall not come nigh unto you.
Num 18:5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: that there be no wrath any more upon the children of Israel.
Num 18:6 And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: to you they are given as a gift for the LORD, to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Num 18:7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest’s office for every thing of the altar, and within the vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest’s office unto you as a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
Num 18:8 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Behold, I also have given thee the charge of mine heave offerings of all the hallowed things of the children of Israel; unto thee have I given them by reason of the anointing, and to thy sons, by an ordinance for ever.
Num 18:9 This shall be thine of the most holy things, reserved from the fire: every oblation of theirs, every meat offering of theirs, and every sin offering of theirs, and every trespass offering of theirs, which they shall render unto me, shall be most holy for thee and for thy sons.
Num 18:10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy unto thee.
Num 18:11 And this is thine; the heave offering of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the children of Israel: I have given them unto thee, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: every one that is clean in thy house shall eat of it.
Num 18:12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto the LORD, them have I given thee.
Num 18:13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, which they shall bring unto the LORD, shall be thine; every one that is clean in thine house shall eat of it.
Num 18:14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall be thine.
Num 18:15 Every thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which they bring unto the LORD, whether it be of men or beasts, shall be thine: nevertheless the firstborn of man shalt thou surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou redeem.
Num 18:16 And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shalt thou redeem, according to thine estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.
Num 18:17 But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they are holy: thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour unto the LORD.
Num 18:18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wave breast and as the right shoulder are thine.
Num 18:19 All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto the LORD, have I given thee, and thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD unto thee and to thy seed with thee.
Num 18:20 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them: I am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Israel.
Num 18:21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Num 18:22 Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die.
Num 18:23 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.
Num 18:24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as an heave offering unto the LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
Num 18:25 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Num 18:26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it for the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe.
Num 18:27 And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were the corn of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the winepress.
Num 18:28 Thus ye also shall offer an heave offering unto the LORD of all your tithes, which ye receive of the children of Israel; and ye shall give thereof the LORD’S heave offering to Aaron the priest.
Num 18:29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of the LORD, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it.
Num 18:30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When ye have heaved the best thereof from it, then it shall be counted unto the Levites as the increase of the threshingfloor, and as the increase of the winepress.
Num 18:31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your households: for it is your reward for your service in the tabernacle of the congregation.
Num 18:32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ye have heaved from it the best of it: neither shall ye pollute the holy things of the children of Israel, lest ye die.”
Deuteronomy 10:8 “At that time the LORD separated THE TRIBE OF LEVI, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.”
Deuteronomy 18:5-7 “For the LORD thy GOD HATH CHOSEN HIM out of all thy tribes, to stand TO MINISTER in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever. 6 And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with all the desire of his mind unto the place which the LORD shall choose; 7 Then HE SHALL MINISTER in the name of the LORD his God, as all his brethren THE LEVITES DO, which stand there before the LORD.”
Hebrews 5:1-4 “For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: 2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. 3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. 4 And NO MAN TAKETH THIS HONOR UNTO HIMSELF, BUT HE THAT IS CALLED, as was AARON.”
IT’S ABUNDANTLY CLEAR FROM THESE SCRIPTURES THAT GOD HAS A SPECIFIC PLAN AND APPOINTED PROPER ADMINISTRATORS.
THERE IS ALSO THE ISSUE OF THE RIGHT PLACE AS CLEARLY STATED BELOW:
Deuteronomy 12:14 “But in the place WHICH THE LORD SHALL CHOOSE in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, and there thou shalt do all that I command thee.”
Deuteronomy 12:18 “But thou must eat them before the LORD thy God IN THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD THY GOD SHALL CHOOSE, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the LEVITE that is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto.”
Deuteronomy 14:23 “And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, IN THE PLACE WHICH HE SHALL CHOOSE to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.”
Deuteronomy 15:20 “Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God year by year IN THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD SHALL CHOOSE, thou and thy household.”
Deuteronomy 16:2 “Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, IN THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD SHALL CHOOSE to place his name there.”
Deuteronomy 16:7 “Deu 16:7 And thou shalt roast and eat it IN THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD THY GOD SHALL CHOOSE: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents.”
Deuteronomy 16:11 “Deu 16:11 And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, IN THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD THY GOD HATH CHOSEN n to place his name there.”
Deuteronomy 16:15 “Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God IN THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD SHALL CHOOSE: because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.”
Deuteronomy 16:16 “Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God IN THE PLACE WHICH HE SHALL CHOOSE; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:”
Deuteronomy 31:11 “When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God IN THE PLACE WHICH HE SHALL CHOOSE, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.”
YOU MUST DO IT “IN THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD SHALL CHOOSE”. WE FIND THE APOSTLE PAUL IN ACTS 18:21 HE BADE THEM FAREWELL SAYING:
Acts 18:21 “I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.” (WHY? BECAUSE THAT’S THE PLACE GOD CHOOSE).
ONE MUST ALSO HAVE THE RIGHT HEART. YOU WILL SEE HERE GOD HATED EVEN THE “APPOINTED FEASTS”. WHY? NOT THE RIGHT HEART! THEY WERE NOT FOLLOWING THE WAY GOD SAID IT AND FOR THE PROPER PURPOSES. IT’S LAWLESSNESS. YOU MUST HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE, PLACE, ADMINISTRATORS AND THE RIGHT HEART.
Isaiah 1:13-14 “Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, EVEN THE SOLEMN MEETING. 14 YOUR NEW MOONS AND APPOINTED FEASTS MY SOUL HATETH: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.”
WHAT DOES GOD THINK ABOUT PEOPLE VIOLATING HIS ORDER? BUT WHAT IF ONE MEANS WELL? LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SONS OF AARON. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND THE RIGHT PLACE, THE RIGHT INCENSE BUT NOT THE RIGHT HEART. THEY DID NOT DO IT THE RIGHT WAY.
Leviticus 10:1-2 “And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and OFFERED STRANGE FIRE before the LORD, WHICH HE COMMANDED THEM NOT. 2 And there went out fire from the LORD, and DEVOURED THEM, and THEY DIED BEFORE LORD.”
WE KNOW THAT GOD USES JUDGMENTS FROM THE PAST, LIKE SODOM AND GOMORRAH, SET A PRECEDENT FOR THINGS OF TODAY. ANANIAS & SAPPHIRA (LIARS) WERE KILLED. HIS FEELINGS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS NEVER CHANGE ABOUT SIN. WHEN ONE DOES CONTRARY TO HIS COMMANDMENTS, HE STILL FEELS THE SAME WAY. WHEN THEY WERE BRINGING THE ARK TO JERUSALEM ON AN OX CART, THEY WERE SINCERE WITH A RIGHT HEART AND RIGHT SPIRIT, DOING IT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD AND WHEN A LEVITE STRETCHED FORTH HIS HAND AND TOUCHED THE ARK. HE WAS STRUCK DEAD IMMEDIATELY.
2nd Samuel 6:6-7 “And when they came to Nachon’s threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it. 7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.”
DAVID SAID “WE SAW HIM NOT AFTER THE DUE ORDER”.
1st Chronicles 15:13 “For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.”
King Uzziah’s Pride and Punishment (for what?). HE BURNED INCENSE TO GOD IN THE WRONG PLACE! A SIN IS A SIN IS A SIN.
2nd Chronicles 26:16-23 “But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense. 17 And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men: 18 And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, TO BURN INCENSE unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither shall it be for thine honour from the LORD God. 19 Then Uzziah WAS WROTH, and had a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the LEPROST even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar. 20 And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, because the LORD had SMITTEN HIM. 21 And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the LORD: and Jotham his son was over the king’s house, judging the people of the land. 22 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, did Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, write. 23 So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the field of the burial which belonged to the kings; for they said, He is a leper: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.”
JEROBOAM HAD 10 TRIBES – REHOBOAM HAD 2 TRIBES – JEROBOAM SAID IF ALL THESE PEOPLE GO UP TO THE RIGHT PLACE AND THE SONS OF AARON TO JERUSALEM TO WORSHIP, THEIR HEART WILL TURN BACK TO REHOBOAM AND THEN THEY WILL KILL ME AND THE NATION WILL BE REUNITED. SO, OUT OF NECESSITY (WHAT’S BEST FOR THE PEOPLE OF COURSE – SARCASTIC) WE’RE GOING TO SET UP PLACES TO WORSHIP OTHER THAN JERUSALEM AND I AM GOING TO ORDAIN SOME PRIESTS (OF COURSE THE LEVITES WILL NOT GO ALONG WITH THIS BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE LAW) SO I HAVE TO GET SOME OTHER PEOPLE WHO WILL WORK WITH ME AND WE’RE GOING TO SET UP SOME OTHER PLACES TO WORSHIP AND WE’RE GOING TO GO BACK TO SOME “OLDE TIME RELIGION” (GOLDEN CALVES), “EVEN AARON DID THAT SO THAT SHOULD BE FINE” (SARCASTIC), WE’LL GET SOME GOLDEN CALVES AND SET THE UP AND WE WILL BE WORSHIPING JEHOVAH!
HOW MANY TIMES IN THE BIBLE DOES IT SAY “JEROBOAM CAUSED ISRAEL TO SIN”? MANY! WE WILL NOT LIST THEM ALL HERE, BUT FOR EXAMPLE:
1st Kings 14:16 “And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, AND WHO MADE ISRAEL TO SIN.”
1Ki 12:1-33 “And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.
1Ki 12:2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard of it, (for he was fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;)
1Ki 12:3 That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,
1Ki 12:4 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.
1Ki 12:5 And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.
1Ki 12:6 And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people?
1Ki 12:7 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever.
1Ki 12:8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:
1Ki 12:9 And he said unto them, What counsel give ye that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy father did put upon us lighter?
1Ki 12:10 And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s loins.
1Ki 12:11 And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
1Ki 12:12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day.
1Ki 12:13 And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men’s counsel that they gave him;
1Ki 12:14 And spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
1Ki 12:15 Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the cause was from the LORD, that he might perform his saying, which the LORD spake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
The Kingdom Divided
1Ki 12:16 So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.
1Ki 12:17 But as for the children of Israel which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
1Ki 12:18 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the tribute; and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
1Ki 12:19 So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.
1Ki 12:20 And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel: there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.
1Ki 12:21 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.
1Ki 12:22 But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
1Ki 12:23 Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant of the people, saying,
1Ki 12:24 Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned to depart, according to the word of the LORD.
Jeroboam’s Golden Calves
1Ki 12:25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built Penuel.
1Ki 12:26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:
1Ki 12:27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.
1Ki 12:28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
1Ki 12:29 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.
1Ki 12:30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.
1Ki 12:31 And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.
1Ki 12:32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.
1Ki 12:33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense.”
SHOULD CHRISTIANS BE OBSERVING GOD’S FEASTS? (PENTECOSTALS, CHARISMATICS, WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD, HEBREW ROOTS, ETC)…
THEY SAY “HEY, WE CAN BLOW TRUMPETS (SHOFAR) ON THE 1ST DAY OF THE 7TH MONTH”, ETC, ETC… NOW WAIT! WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BLOW THE TRUMPETS? AM I SUPPOSED TO BLOW THEM? THE APPOINTED PRIESTS.
Numbers 10:8-10 “And the sons of Aaron, THE PRIESTS, SHALL BLOW with THE TRUMPETS; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations. 9 And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies. 10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.”
WHERE ARE THE “SONS OF AARON TODAY”… NOBODY KNOWS… THE GENEALOGIES WERE DESTROYED WHEN THE TEMPLE WAS DESTROYED WHEN JERUSALEM WAS DESTROYED. IN THE DAYS OF JESUS THEY COULD TRACE THEIR GENEALOGIES, AFTER A.D. 70, IT’S IMPOSSIBLE. WHEN NEHEMIAH AND EZRA CAME BACK FROM BABYLON BEFORE THEY COULD START THE TEMPLE WORSHIP THEY HAD TO CHECK ALL THE GENEALOGIES AND ANYBODY THAT COULD NOT PROVE IN THEIR GENEALOGIES THAT THEY WERE THE SON OF AARON OR A LEVITE, THEY WERE PUT OUT AS POLLUTED! IT DIDN’T MATTER WHAT THEY SAID OF IF THEIR FEELINGS WERE HURT, IF THEY COULD NOT PROVE IN THE GENEALOGIES THAT THEY WERE A SON OF AARON. WELL, THEY COULD NOT DO IT. EZRA AND NEHEMIAH UNDERSTOOD IT HAD TO BE DONE ONE AND ONLY WAY. GOD’S WAY.
THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS IS CALLED Rosh Hashanah (MEANING “THE HEAD OF THE YEAR”). IT’S THE 1ST DAY OF THE JEWISH CIVIL YEAR. NISSAN IS THE 1ST MONTH OF THEIR RELIGIOUS YEAR. GOD SAYS THE SHOFAR IS GOING TO SOUND BY THE SONS OF AARON AND THEN ON THE 10TH DAY WE HAVE YOM KIPPUR (MEANING “THE DAY OF ATONEMENT). THE FALL FEASTS WERE ON THE 1ST, THE 10TH AND THE 15TH OF THE 7TH MONTH.
The Feast of Trumpets
Lev 23:23-32 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Lev 23:24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. (BY THE SONS OF AARON)
Lev 23:25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.”
The Day of Atonement
Lev 23:26 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Lev 23:27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
Lev 23:28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.
Lev 23:29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.
Lev 23:30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.
Lev 23:31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
Lev 23:32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.”
The Feast of Booths
Lev 23:33-37 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Lev 23:34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles FOR SEVEN DAYS (WHO DOES THIS TODAY)?? unto the LORD.
Lev 23:35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
Lev 23:36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer AN OFFERING MADE BY FIRE unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.
Lev 23:37 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:”
SO, YOU NEED THE RIGHT PLACE, THE RIGHT PEOPLE, THE RIGHT ADMINISTRATION AND THE RIGHT HEART. THE QUESTION IS, CAN WE CELEBRATE THESE FEASTS TODAY IN OUR OWN MANNER? CAN WE ROAST A SEDER SUPPER WITH ROASTED CHICKEN AND PASSOVER LIKE THE JEWS DO? I DON’T THINK GOD WOULD HAVE ANY PROBLEM GETTING TOGETHER AND HAVING A SOLEMN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE, FASTING, TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN WHAT THEY USED TO BE ABLE TO DO, ETC. BUT IN A.D. 70, THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD, THE TEMPLE, THE PLACE THAT GOD ORDAINED WAS GONE. GOD HAS MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO BIBLICALLY KEEP THESE FEASTS. SO THE JEWS TODAY SURELY CAN NOT OBSERVE THESE FEASTS BIBLICALLY.
WERE THE GENTILES EVER INVITED TO KEEP THE FEASTS? WAS AN UNCIRCUMCISED GENTILE EVERY INVITED TO KEEP THESE FEASTS? THE ANSWER IS A RESOUNDING NO! IS IT OK TO OBSERVE THESE FEASTS WITHOUT THE SACRIFICES? IS IT OK TO OBSERVE THESE FEASTS WITHOUT LEVITES AND PRIESTS? ABSOLUTELY, UNEQUIVOCALLY…NO! IS IT OK TO OBSERVE THESE FEASTS IN A DIFFERENT PLACE? NO! WAS IT EVER OK FOR THE GENTILES TO OBSERVE THESE FEASTS? IN THE OT, CIRCUMCISION WAS A DOOR TO BECOMING A JEW.
Exodus 12:43-51 “And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:
Exo 12:44 But every man’s servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.
Exo 12:45 A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
Exo 12:46 In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.
Exo 12:47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
Exo 12:48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
Exo 12:49 One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
Exo 12:50 Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
Exo 12:51 And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies. “
IN GALATIANS 4:8, THE JUDAIZERS ARE HARASSING THE GENTILE CHRISTIANS IN GALATIA. THEY WERE TELLING THEM IF YOU ARE GOING TO SERVE THE ONE TRUE GOD, YOU MUST OBEY THE CEREMONIAL LAW. PAUL REBUKES THESE FILTHY LIES:
Gal 4:8-11 “Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
Gal 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Gal 4:10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
Gal 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.”
PLAYING AROUND WITH DOCTRINE IS DEADLY. THOSE WHO SAY “LET’S PLAY JEW” ARE PLAYING WITH FIRE! “BUT I MAY BE A SMALL % JEWISH”… OK, SO, ARE YOU GOING TO GO TO JERUSALEM TO WORSHIP AT THE TEMPLE.. AHH, NOPE. THERE IS NOT ONE THERE. IS THERE AN ALTER THERE AT A PLACE WHERE GOD CHOOSE? NOPE. CAN YOU PROVE YOUR BLOODLINE AS A “SON OF AARON”? ABSOLUTELY NOT. ARE THE SONS OF AARON EMPLOYED BY GOD AN OPERATING? NOPE. YOU GOING TO PERFORM ALL THE SACRIFICES? NOPE. WHO IS GOING TO BLOW YOUR SHOFAR? RIGHT, NO ONE. STOP PLAYING GAMES, YOUR VERY SOUL IS ON THE LINE. REMEMBER, IT TAKES JUST ONE WILLFUL SIN (REBELLION) TO GET SMITTEN BY GOD, FOREVER.
DO NOT OFFER STRANGE FIRE BEFORE THE LORD. IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A TEACHING MOMENT, LET’S SAY, OF THINGS DONE IN DAYS PAST, THAT MAY BE OK. HOWEVER, KEEPING THE FEASTS “RELIGIOUSLY” WILL GET YOU A TICKET TO THE LAKE OF FIRE FOR SURE.
John 15:1-17 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Joh 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit (GOD’S FRUIT) he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Joh 15:3 Now ye are clean through THE WORD (NOT FEASTS) which I have spoken unto you.
Joh 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Joh 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
Joh 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Joh 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
Joh 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
Joh 15:10 IF YE KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
Joh 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
Joh 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Joh 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Joh 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Joh 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Joh 15:17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.”
DO YOU HAVE A STRONG DELUSION (JUDIAZER)?
2Th 2:10-17 “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11 And for this cause GOD SHALL SEND THEM A STRONG DELUSION, that they should BELIEVE A LIE:
2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2Th 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
2Th 2:14 Whereunto he called you BY OUR GOSPEL, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2Th 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and HOLD THE TRADITIONS YE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT (LORD’S SUPPER, WATER BAPTISM, PROPER CHURCH ORDER, LORD’S DAY – SUNDAY, ETC), whether by word, or our epistle. (THE RIGHT PEOPLE, THE RIGHT PLACE, THE RIGHT HEART, ETC)
2Th 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
2Th 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.”
DON’T BE A JUDAIZER.