Did Avraham Observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in The Appointed Times of YHVH, The Patriarchs' Saga

According to the tradition, Avraham celebrated Passover with an unleavened bread. While the term Peisach, Passover, was first used for the Passover lambs slaughtered by the Israelites in Egypt, Avraham did celebrate a feast, in which he ate an unleavened bread, hundreds of years before the Festival of the Unleavened Bread was even constituted at Sinai. So, was the law of Passover and the Festival of the Unleavened Bread given to Avraham, before it was given to Israel in...

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Passover Then and Now

Posted by on Apr 14, 2020 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

Today, 8 April 2020, in the Land of Israel, the Festival of the Unleavened Breads is about to begin at sunset. On that day 3,531 years ago, there was no festival in Egypt. That day was then known as the day of Pesach (the Passover lamb), while YHVH was passing over His people to protect them from death. It was a day of distress and fear—fear of the unknown. We were eating the Pesach with unleavened bread in haste and fear, while there was a great cry throughout all Egypt,...

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Has the Passover Lamb Died for Everyone?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2020 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

There is a common belief that the Passover Lamb has died for everyone. This is derived from the very statement Yeshua the Passover Lamb of YHVH made, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (Joh 3:16 KJV) This truthful statement, however, is believed to mean that whosoever believes is saved and will not perish. Notice the pair of words: the world and whosoever and how they...

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Prayer on Yom Teruah to the Possessor of All Mercies

Posted by on Jan 20, 2020 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

There is a very interesting prayer on Yom Teruah, the Day of the Trumpets, that mentions the name of a minister of the Face [of YHVH]. The title of this prayer is “Sar HaPanim”, which is Hebrew for “Minister of the Face”, in the Prayer Book for Rosh HaShana Machzor Raba, Nusah Ashkenaz, Publishing House of Eshkol of Jerusalem. In the rabbinical eschatology “Minister of the Face [of YHVH]” is a inner reflection of the Face of the Creator....

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The Appointed Times of YHVH in the Millennial Kingdom

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

It is believed that only one of the appointed times of the Creator will remain for observance during the Millennial Kingdom and all others will be annulled. The proof for this is taken from Zech 14:16-19 where only Chag Sukkot (the Festival of the Booths) of all appointed times of YHVH is mentioned for observance in the Millennial Kingdom that will be established with the coming of the long-awaited Messiah of Israel. The argument for this claim is that the prophecy speaks...

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Prayer on Yom Kippur — a Psalm of David

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

The primary reason of a prayer on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), the most set-apart day of the year, is the way to ask YHVH for forgiveness of sins committed against Him. The prayer on Yom Kippur is not limited, however, only to sins committed against Him, as commonly understood, but to our neighbor, as well. Prayers for forgiveness should not and are not limited to one day of the year, i.e. Yom Kippur, either. A prayer for Yom Kippur, as the name plainly says, is a...

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Counting of Omer to Shavuot

Posted by on Aug 29, 2019 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

When do we start counting of omer to have seven complete weeks to Shavuot? This question has been a great deal of debate among the observant believers who want to serve the Creator the way He wants to be served. When you come into the land which I give you, and shall reap its harvest, then you shall bring an omer of the first-fruits of your harvest to the priest. And he shall wave the omer before Yehovah, for your acceptance. On the morrow after the Sabbath the priest waves...

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The Hebrew Shavuot vs. the Greek Pentecost

Posted by on May 27, 2018 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

On the day of Pentecost, according to the Christian tradition and theology, in the upper room of apostle Peter, a new religious entity called “the Church” was born apart from Israel. The “proof text” the Christian theologians find is in Act 2:1-2, as we read from KJV translation. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it...

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Shabbat Shabbaton, Shabbat Beloved

Posted by on Dec 25, 2017 in Hebrew Study, The Appointed Times of YHVH

What does the phrase “shabbat shabbaton” mean? The Hebrew word שַׁבָּתוֹן shabbaton, is commonly translated as sabbatism, that is a Sabbath observance, as found in its Greek transliteration sabbatismos, “σαββατισμός” in Heb 4:9. It comes from the noun שַׁבָּת shabbat, meaning of cessation or “to completely end” any work. Shabbat comes from the verb שָׁבַת shavat, which means to cease what one is doing, therefore, shabbat does not mean a...

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Why to Build and Dwell in Temporary Dwellings on Sukkot

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

This article is a continuation of the article Should Only the Native Born in Israel Dwell in Booths on Sukkot? and both articles are meant to be a further development of the articles in the series The Appointed Times of YHVH: the Festival of the Booths and the Festival of the Booths and the Messiah. Should the reader need to get the whole context of Chag Sukkot, the Festival of Booths, and learn more about the appointed times of the Creator, he/she is encourage to do so....

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To Relive the Glory of YHVH on Chag Sukkot

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

To Relive the Glory of YHVH is a continuation of the articles dedicated to Chag Sukkot, the Festival of the Booths, from the series The Appointed Times of YHVH. Should the reader need to get the whole context of the Festival of Booths (Sukkot) and learn more about the appointed times of the Creator, he/she is encourage to do so. Let us read again from Leviticus 23 regarding Chag Sukkot, the Festival of the Booths, And you shall celebrate it as a festival to Yehovah for...

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Should Only the Native Born in Israel Dwell in Booths on Sukkot?

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

Many Jews who are still in exile build their sukkot. But should they build them? Or, only the native born in Israel are to dwell in booths on Chag Sukkot? Dwell in booths for seven days, all born in Israel shall dwell in booths, so that your generations know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am Yehovah your Elohim. (Lev 23:42-43) In the article The Appointed Times of YHVH—the Festival of the Booths we noted...

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