The Christian’s Relation to the Jewish Feasts

Does faithful Christianity involve the keeping of the Jewish feasts?  Are they mandatory for the Christian?  Are they optional for the Christian?  Or is keeping the Jewish feasts now rather disobedience to God which is actually a strange fire before Him?

God summed up the feasts which He mandated for the nation of Israel (that phrase is essential in this study) in Leviticus chapter 23.

Leviticus 23:1-2: “And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying, 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.”

We see by verse 3 that the weekly Sabbath was considered a feast of the Lord.

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.”

God gave the Sabbaths specifically to Israel.  The Sabbaths, as the other Jewish feasts, were not known before God gave them to Israel since they are not part of God’s eternal moral Law.

In reading Exodus chapter 16 we see how the Sabbath was introduced here (just a very short time afterwards God spoke the Ten commandments in Exodus 20).  It is clear in Exodus chapter 16 that the Sabbath was new to Israel at this time.  Since the Sabbath was specific to Israel, it would obviously also be included in the ceremonial law like the other Jewish feasts are.  

Leviticus 23:4: “These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.”

Now we come to the once per year feasts which God ordained for Israel.

Leviticus 23:5-8: “In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord’s passover. 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.  In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.  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.”

God ordained the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month of the Hebrew calendar.  The Jews now have separated their religious calendar from their civil calendar, so they actually celebrate their civil New Year (Rosh Hashanah) on the first day of the seventh month of their religious calendar (the same day that the Feast of Trumpets was instituted).  God’s Word sure never ordained that the Jews’ have a civil calendar which is separate from their religious calendar.  Yet this is no surprise.  Man-made innovations being practically put on par with Scripture are very common with the Jews.  In giving this message then in mid-September 2023, we are just commencing the seventh month of the calendar in which the Fall feasts would have occurred.  The first month of the Jewish calendar, in which the Passover and the Feast of unleavened bread were ordained to take place, the month that God defined as the first month, not the first man-made first month of the Jewish civil calendar, is in the Spring.

The story of the Passover and its related instructions are recorded in Exodus chapter 12 (and you could say that they flow into Exodus chapter 13 too).  The Passover represents Jesus’ death on the cross wherein He shed His blood to provide redemption for man.  By the instructions regarding the Passover in Exodus 12 we are taught how we are to believe in Him in order to partake of His redemption so that we might be delivered from God’s judgment on sinful mankind.  

Exodus 12:6-11: “And ye shall keep it (the Passover Lamb) up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.  And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.  And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.  Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.  And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.  And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord’s passover.”

Contrary to modern evangelical theology, simply applying the blood of the Passover Lamb was not enough!  Jesus must be received for everything that He is, both Lord and Savior, sin must be put away, the bitterness of His reproach must be embraced, the evil values of the world must be renounced, and we must be ready to act and face change in making right decisions in relation to these things.  These are lessons which can obviously be derived from how Israel was to keep the Passover Feast.

1 Corinthians 5:6-8 (Paul is rebuking the Corinthian church for the sin which they were allowing among them): “Your glorying is not good.  Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened.  For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”

Continuing in Leviticus 23, Leviticus 23:9-11: “And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying, 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: And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.”

This offering of the firstfruits would have occurred during the feast of unleavened bread on the day after the Sabbath which occurred during that feast (remember that it was a seven day feast).  This waving of the firstfruits would have coincided with the day Jesus was raised from the dead.  He was killed on the day of Passover and was raised on the third day, the day after the Sabbath during the feast of unleavened bread.  

1 Corinthians 15:20: “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.”  

Jesus is called the firstfruits in terms of resurrection again in 1 Corinthians 15:23.

Leviticus 23:12-14: “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.  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 savor: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.  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.”

We can already see from these directions something regarding why Christians should not be keeping the Jewish feasts today.  We don’t have the Levitical Priesthood and the Temple system in place!  We can’t keep the feasts today according to God’s directions.  Yet Jesus Christ, Israel’s Messiah has now come, the very substance which these feasts pointed to.  It is right then to honor the significance of the Jewish feasts while it is also great presumption and strange fire to try to actually keep them.  This will be elaborated on, but for now we continue in Leviticus chapter 23.

Leviticus 23:15-16: “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: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord.”

This is referring to the Feast of Pentecost, also called the Feast of Weeks or Shavuot.  The Feast of Pentecost was observed after seven weeks had passed from the waving of the firstfruits on the day after the Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened bread (Pentecost means fiftieth).

You can see again by the instructions for keeping the Feast of Pentecost that the Levitical Priests were needed in keeping these feasts.

Leviticus 23:17-21: “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.  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 savor unto the Lord.  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.  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.  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.” (More on the Feast of Pentecost will be said later on).

It’s interesting that a required act of mercy to the hungry is included right near the middle of this chapter regarding the feasts of the Lord.

Leviticus 23:22: “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.”

God had warned elsewhere in the Law of Moses that the hungry passing through fields could eat the food on the spot that was available as a result of this commandment being followed, but they could not take a basket or any type of container and carry this food home to eat later.

Continuing from Leviticus 23:23-25: “And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying, 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.  Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.”

The Feast of Trumpets signifies the Messiah’s return in glory.  Jesus will come back with the sound of a trumpet,, and that will be at the sounding of the seventh trumpet as seen in Revelation 11:15.  This is also when He will gather His people and transform into incorruptible glory, since we know from 1 Corinthians 15:52 that this will also happen at the last trumpet (so much for the pre-tribulation rapture- it is a lie, a deception, and it flies in the face of the clear instructions of Scripture).  

Numbers 10:8 shows that it is the sons of Aaron who were to blow the trumpets for Israel, giving further evidence that the Levitical Priesthood being in place was necessary to properly keep the Jewish feasts.

As it is being said here that the Jewish feasts should not be kept by Christians now, it is still necessary learn from their significance and apply the ultimate truths that they represent to our lives.  Note then the significance of the order of the feasts with the ultimate truths that they represent when considered.  

You begin with the Passover which signifies the Messiah’s death to redeem us from our sins.  You have the firstfruits being waved the first day of the week, the Sunday after the Passover was offered, to signify the Messiah’s resurrection (as was said, Jesus was raised from the dead the day that he firstfruits was waved).  Then seven weeks later you have the Feast of Pentecost wherein a new meat offering was to be offered to the Lord along with the firstfruits.  This corresponds to Christ’s Holy Spirit being sent to His disciples on the Day of Pentecost.  This inaugurated the New Covenant with the House of Israel and birthed the Christian church.  The timing between Passover and Pentecost also nearly or exactly corresponds to the time between the very first Passover and Israel’s encampment at Mount Sinai where God gave the Israelites His Law written in stone.  On the Feast of Pentecost, after the Passover’s ultimate fulfillment in the death of Israel’s Messiah, Pentecost’s ultimate significance was also fulfilled when the Holy Spirit was sent to dwell in the hearts of those who received the Messiah.  The Holy Spirit writes God’s Law into the depth of the being of those whom He dwells within.

Acts 5:30-32 (Peter is testifying to the Jewish leaders): “The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.  Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.  And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.”

Romans 8:1-4: “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit (and the Holy Spirit leads into obedience to the written Word since He inspired the written Word of God).   For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

Continuing then with the calendar of Israel’s feasts, you eventually have the Feast of Trumpets in the Fall to signify the Messiah returning to gather His faithful people and to execute judgment upon His enemies.  In its context in Israel, the Feast of Trumpets would have been intended as a call to prepare for Judgment Day.  And Judgment Day is what the next feast, which comes right on the heels of the Feast of Trumpets, is intended to signify.  And that is the Day of Atonement (also called Yom Kippur).  It is obviously not a feast in terms of eating, because it includes mandatory fasting- yet it is included on the Feast calendar for Israel which God sent forth in Leviticus chapter 23.  The Day of Atonement was obviously at least intended to be set apart as a special day of great significance.

Leviticus 23:26-32: “And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying, 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 (that is, fast), and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.  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.  For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted (fast) in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.  And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.  Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.  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.”

It is good to focus on being ready to meet God on Judgment Day and doing what it requires to be counted among His faithful people.  The Day of Atonement signifies the Ultimate Day of Judgment and it was given to Israel as a foreshadow of this.  Reflection on one’s priorities in life, and facing anywhere that you are out of line with His Word in sin should never be neglected, and this point should be driven home to us today by the fact that God gave Israel a specific day of the year to be set apart for this.  

In the context that it was given for Israel before the Messiah came, the Day of Atonement was also a reminder that the ultimate atonement for sin had not yet been offered and that the Jewish sacrificial system itself was not sufficient to take away sins.

Related to this, in Hebrews 9:6-12 we read: “Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle (the holy place), accomplishing the service of God.  But into the second (the Holiest place) went the high priest alone once every year (on The Day of Atonement), not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances (ordinances pertaining to the body, not sinful ordinances), imposed on them until the time of reformation.  But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”

The emphasis of the need to be a partaker of Christ’s atonement when He comes again (as signified by the Feast of Trumpets) is ultimately what the Day of Atonement, coming on the heels of the Feast of Trumpets, points us to.  Both the events of the Day of Atonement as it was ordained in Israel, and the salvation through that atonement being obtained by the faithful at the end of time, are referenced later in Hebrews 9:24-28: “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself (this rebukes the concept of the Catholic Mass also by the way).  And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

And then the final feast of the Jewish year came right on the heels of the Day of Atonement.  This is the Feast of Tabernacles.  It was given for Israel to observe in the promised land of Canaan while remembering how God redeemed Israel from Egypt and led Israel through the wilderness to enter there.  It is a picture of God’s redeemed people dwelling with Him in the New Jerusalem while remembering the great price Christ paid to redeem them, and the trials and tribulations on earth they endured in this age, in order to be fitted to inherit salvation through Christ and to reign with Him in glory.  In the context in which it was observed, it is also a reminder of the temporary nature of life.

Leviticus 26:33-44: “And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord.  On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.  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 (three verses later there will be an elaboration on this feast).  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: Beside the sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the Lord.  (Here is that elaboration now on the Feast of Tabernacles) Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.  And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days.  And ye shall keep it a feast unto the Lord seven days in the year.  It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. Ye shall dwell in booths (or tabernacles) seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.  And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.”

Consider then with the Feast of Tabernacles these Scriptures from the New Testament.  

John 1:10-14: “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.  He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt (this word could have been translated “tabernacled”) among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

And those who have in truth received Him are told in Romans 8:11-18: “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.  Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.  For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.  The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”

And then you just have to read Revelation chapters 21 and 22 to see the ultimate fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles, and to see how those who did not become, and did not endure as, faithful subjects of the Messiah during the testing period of this age will not be redeemed by His blood and will not partake of the glory of His kingdom. 

In the case of the Fall feasts, unlike with the prior feasts, the things which they typify and foreshadow have not been fulfilled yet.  Yet they will be fulfilled as sure as Jesus has already fulfilled the things related to Passover, Firstfruits, and Pentecost.  Though Jesus’ death and resurrection in itself did not fulfill every ceremony in the Law of Moses, they surely commenced the fulfillment of the ceremonies in the Law of Moses, and surely prove that He is the substance which the things in the ceremonial Law of Moses pointed to in one way or another.

A moral law is inherently right and holy; a ceremonial law is only right and holy by appointment.  It’s not inherently right and holy to keep a certain day or a feast, yet when the Living God, the Ultimate Authority, tells you to do it, then you’d better do it.  He obviously has a reason, even if you don’t know it or can’t even guess what that reason might be.  In Israel’s case, He obviously wanted to teach them spiritual lessons (and these lessons in themselves are still valid)- especially lessons about man’s need for redemption, the (then) coming Messiah’s mission of redemption, and the principles by which that mission must be actualized in our lives.  We ought to understand, honor, and be aligned with the significance of the Jewish Feasts.  The things they teach about being redeemed from sin and reconciled to God ought to be a reality in us!  This is surely not so with lawless professing Christians and Christ rejecting Jews.  And this should cause Muslims and others to see that the redemption program which God has worked since man fell into sin in Genesis chapter 3 prepared for, and points the way to, Jesus Christ’s blood atonement through His death on the cross and His preeminence in all things as proven by His resurrection (which validates the claims He made about Himself being the Son of God or God incarnate).  There is no place in this redemption program for a newer and/or greater revelation of God’s prescription for righteousness which He offers to mankind.

And since a ceremonial law is only right and holy by appointment, then it is obviously wrong and unholy to keep a ceremony which God had appointed but has now told you not to do and has even discontinued altogether.  To yet keep a ceremony in that case is practicing lawlessness, not being law abiding before God.  You sure can’t have a right heart in keeping the Feasts or any ceremony when you’re not even following God’s instructions in doing it.

A few things to mention then along these lines.  First of all, God clearly released gentile Christians from keeping the Jewish ceremonies altogether in Acts chapter 15 through the Apostolic conference recorded there.  However, both in the 1st century and up until today, many do not accept this God-ordained verdict regarding Judaizing.  And there are very bad reasons for this.  These are what the Book of Galatians is dealing with.  The Book of Galatians is ultimately, if you read it all the way through, an instruction on how the ceremonies of the Jewish Law are not an alternative form of justification to the faith of Abraham, how they were never intended to be such at all, and how to take them as such is to preach another gospel.  When people cling to a shadow when they could embrace the substance instead, they prove that they do not adequately value the substance.  Though the Judaizers (i.e. the Messianic, Hebrew roots, and other “Israel people”) will deny this, this is what they are doing.  Why would a person be drawn to Judaism when they were not under it by God’s appointment?  Since the Jews so often abused the ceremonial law which God gave them to follow, how much more is a ceremony a danger when the requirement to do it has been lifted or the ceremony isn’t derived from the Bible at all?  So, wouldn’t reverting to Jewish ceremonies when they weren’t binding upon you any longer be subversive to faithfully worshiping God?  Most definitely!  Just consider what the Judaizers (the Israel people) talk most about.  It’s not about keeping one’s heart right before God nor about practical righteous Christian living which does good to others and demonstrates proper Christian character.  Their talk rather demonstrates preoccupation with ceremony and ritual.  And wherever there is such preoccupation, especially over ceremony and ritual which God didn’t appoint or has commanded to cease, then you will have an alternate justification system and devaluation of a living faith and practical righteousness before God.  And no one who devalues such is going to faithfully endure on the narrow way in Christ that leads to eternal life.

In addition to this, no one can faithfully keep the Jewish ceremonies now without the Levitical Priesthood in place and the Temple in Jerusalem.  We’ve seen by reading God’s instructions to Israel regarding the feasts that the Levitical Priesthood was essential in carrying out the instructions regarding the feasts.  Numbers 16:39-40, and many other Scriptures in the Law of Moses, prove that anyone who is not of the sons of Aaron could not be a Priest.  Numbers 18:7 even prescribes the death penalty for anyone who comes near to perform the priest’s office who is not of the sons of Aaron.  Also remember King Uzziah being struck with leprosy by God, and remaining a leper until he died in 2 Chronicles chapter 26, for trying to perform priestly duties while not being a descendant of Moses’ brother Aaron.  The books of Ezra and Nehemiah prove the need to be able to prove one’s descent from Aaron in order to even be a Levitical Priest.  The Jewish genealogies were destroyed when the Temple was destroyed in AD 70, causing such proof to be impossible to put forth going forward.

Deuteronomy 12:11-14 also proves that the Feasts must be kept in Canaan in the place God would choose to cause His name to dwell.  And that is why Acts 18:21 shows that Paul knew he needed to go to Jerusalem to keep the feast which he intended to keep at that particular time.  He could not do so in Ephesus (which is where he had been before he sailed to Caesarea in order to get to Jerusalem- Jerusalem was inland, not on the coast of the Mediterranean).  It is impossible then to properly keep the Jewish feasts now.  Trying to keep them now then is to offer strange fire before God in principle.  God testified His wrath against such by killing Nadab and Abihu for doing this in Leviticus chapter ten.

We know that Biblical Judaism centered around the Temple at Jerusalem.  In AD 70 this Temple was destroyed by the Romans.  The Jewish Christians had already escaped Jerusalem altogether at that point.  The destruction of the Temple obviously made the practice of Biblical Judaism as a whole impossible for anyone, as the vast majority of the Jewish ceremonies require the Tabernacle, which had become incorporated into the Temple, as well as a functioning Levitical Priesthood, to faithfully perform.  The Temple has never been rebuilt to this day, in spite of many plans to do so over the last 1,950 years.   And that is how the Jewish Christians were also practically released from keeping the Mosaic ceremonies.  To this day then, God’s rejection of the practice of Judaism, and the validity of Christianity, are both testified to by the fact that Scriptural Judaism is impossible to practice anymore while Biblical Christianity is possible to faithfully practice anywhere on earth.  

Bible believing and obeying Christianity alone prepares a person to be properly ready to stand before God.  Bible believing and obeying Christianity is the faithful, authentic continuation of Judaism- the chapter following the chapter where Judaism was ordained by God to represent His faithful worship.  That chapter ended with the Jewish nation’s hardhearted rejection of its Messiah and its accompanying forfeit of His divine favor upon it, evidenced and sealed by the destruction of its Temple in AD 70 (and this puts the Zionists who bless Israel, and who say God has a covenant with modern Israel, as siding with wickedness).  There are simply no excuses which are going to hold up on Judgment Day to not turn from sin and serve the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ, now with your whole heart, in subjection to His Word.   

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