Introduction to the Appointed Times of YHVH

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

There are seventy set-apart appointed times of YHVH (holy days) in the Biblical year. There is no other calendar with so many festive days. Leviticus 23 contains a calendar of the appointed times or meetings concerning the festive times of Israel. These holy days are not “Jewish,” these holy days belong to the Creator. However, time is coming when every day will be festive: the days of the seventh millennium, the Shabbat millennium, when the Kingdom of YHVH will...

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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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The Appointed Times of YHVH—The Shabbat Part I

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

The appointed time Shabbat is universal and immemorial in its observance. It tells of the eternal Shabbat-keeping which remains for the people of God, as Apostle Shaul (Paul) has rightly said it in Hebrews. When we keep the Shabbat (Sabbath), the whole world knows who our God is and thus we know we have the sign the Creator has given us to keep: the Shabbat. In the article Introduction to the Appointed Times of YHVH we discussed the festive seasons and days which YHVH...

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The Appointed Times of YHVH—The Shabbat Part II

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

In Rabbinical Judaism, “Do not kindle a fire on Shabbat” is seen as a “concept” which is understood as do not kindle any fire on Shabbat. This verse is seen not just as a Torah command but as a concept which forbids lighting even a candle on the Shabbat. Do not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the Shabbat day. (Exo 35:3) This “concept” teaches that the fire can be kindled before the Shabbat and the fire can burn during the...

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The Appointed Times of YHVH—the Shabbat and the Messiah

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

Shabbat was the first appointed time set by YHVH from the very beginning of His creation. Here we will discuss the Shabbat and the Messiah, or how Yeshua the Messiah fulfills the Shabbat day and the role He plays in the Redemption Plan of YHVH. Also we will discuss what the Rabbinical literature says about the Messiah, and also how the Messiah’s mission has been encoded in the names of the first ten generation in the Book of Genesis. Shabbat: the first appointed time...

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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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The Appointed Times of YHVH–the Festival of the Unleavened Bread Part I

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

In the Rabbinical Judaism the Passover and the Festival of the Unleavened Bread (Chag Matzot) seem to be fused into one feast. We need to clarify that according to the Torah, the actual Appointed Time is the Feast of Unleavened Bread, while “the Passover” is not part of it; Passover is the sacrificial lamb for the feast. In the article Introduction to the Appointed Times of YHVH we discussed the festive seasons and the days which YHVH called מוֹעֲדִים...

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The Appointed Times of YHVH–the Festival of the Unleavened Bread Part II

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

Should we sacrifice lamb today and eat it for the Festival of the Unleavened Bread (Chag Matzot)? Actually, these are two separate questions which we will answer in this article. But let us recall from Part I of this series that Pesach (Passover) is not a name of feast, nor is it a name of day. Pesach is not a feast at all, but the Passover lamb for the feast of the Unleavened Bread observed for seven days: from the fifteenth until the twenty-first day of the first month of...

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The Appointed Times of YHVH—the Festival of the Unleavened Bread and the Messiah

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

The Lamb of YHVH and the unleavened bread are not to be forgotten, but to serve as a reminder from generation to generation of what YHVH did for us in Egypt. And if the Festival of the Unleavened Bread is to be remembered throughout the generations, Yeshua the Messiah is also to be remembered as the Lamb of YHVH. This article is a continuation of the articles regarding the Festival of Unleavened Bread Part I and Part II, and will focus on how Yeshua the Messiah fulfilled...

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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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The Appointed Times of YHVH—the Festival of the First-fruits

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

In Rabbinical Judaism the Festival of the First-fruits (HaBikkurim) is considered a purely agricultural holiday, in the Messianic movement this day goes almost unnoticeable under the shadow of the Passover, and in the Christianity it is simply unknown. And the reason being is that this forgotten festival is seen as a festival within the Festival of the Unleavened Bread (Chag Matzot), and sadly it has become “too little” to notice. However, the appointed time of...

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The Appointed Times of YHVH—the Festival of the First-fruits and the Messiah

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

The First-fruits is considered a purely agricultural holiday under the shadow of Passover and is virtually unknown. However, by His obedience to His Father’s will to take our punishment on the cross and with His resurrection, Yeshua made the First-fruits the greatest of all appointed times of YHVH. Without the fulfillment of the First-fruits as a day of the resurrection of the Lamb of YHVH, the Pesach, all other appointed times make little sense and our faith has no...

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