Sunday, April 14, 2013

My Challenge To You

I have a challenge for you, those who are believers in the scriptures....

Many of you have told me, "That is nice that you observe the Sabbath, but I don't feel I have to."

Many of you have told me, "That is nice that you celebrate the Bible Feasts, but I don't feel I have to."

Many of you have told me, "We don't have to obey the law."

You admit there is nothing scripturally hindering me or anyone from celebrating and studying the Biblical Feasts.

So I have a simple challenge for you.

Let us pick ONE Holy Day from the scriptures.  Let us say Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, simply because it is the next feast coming up.  This year this Holy Day begins at sun set on May 18th, and continues to sun set on May 19th.  Until then, Jews, Messianics, and Torah Observant Christians are 'Counting the Omer' (omer: a tenth of a ephah of flour or grain that was given daily during this season) as the bible directed in anticipation of this beautiful, joyful gift from YHWH.

I challenge you to join me, or do this with your own family.  Observe, and celebrate this ONE Holy Day of the bible in ALL of it's fullness.

Read the story of the Israelites receiving the written Law on stone at Mt Sinai. - Exodus 19-20:21, 24, 32,33
Read the story of the Ruth and the Kinsman Redeemer. -
Read the story of the Disciples receiving the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit), who would write the Law on our hearts. - Ezekiel 3:1-3, Jeremiah 31:31-40, Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:14-20, Acts 2, 1 Corinthians 11, 2 Corinthians 3, Hebrews 8, 9, 12  (I bet there are more :) )
Read this great commentary that includes historical points that we might not know about, and how some of these scriptures and practices point to our beloved Messiah -

Stay up late reading the scriptures.  Rise and immediately pray and praise YHWH for the giving of His word and pray that He writes it in YOUR heart.
Eat a special meal that includes a dish made with milk and honey, in celebration of entering the promised land and the hope of entering the Kingdom of YHWH.  As you feast remember that the word of YHWH is like milk to us, and that it is sweet like honey to those who receive it.

I challenge you.

Just ONE Holy Day.

See if it does not light a fire in your soul, and spark a joyful song in your mouth.

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