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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The Appointed Times of YHVH—the Festival of Weeks

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

It is very strange to see an offering for sin for a festival of first-fruits of the harvest — the Festival of Weeks, Chag Shavuot. Why was the need for sin and peace offerings on this solemn day when the people gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the giving of Torah to Israel? What sin could they have possibly done that would require a sin offering? Before proceeding in studying the next appointed time of the Creator—the Festival of Weeks, Chag Shavuot—the present author...

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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 Appointed Times of YHVH—the Festival of Weeks and the Messiah

Posted by on May 13, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

The work of the blood of the Covenant of YHVH is not truly explained in the Torah. Hence, the Festival of Weeks, Chag Shavuot, is not truly understood in its full context, either. And why was there any need for blood in the Covenant? What is the Covenant not called “Covenant of salt”? The answer to this question is coming out from the mouth of Yeshua the Messiah who is telling us that the cup of redemption, which represents the blood of the Passover lambs,...

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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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The Appointed Times of YHVH—the Day of Trumpets

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

The Torah does not associate the Day of Trumpets, Yom Teruah, with any particular event, nor does it give any reason why this appointed time is constituted. In the Rabbinic tradition it is known as “Rosh HaShanah”, the time of the beginning of a new year, literally “head of the year.” But truth of the matter is that the Torah makes no mentioning at all of the first day of the seventh month as being the head of the year. Is Yom Teruah, the Day of Trumpets, Rosh...

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The Appointed Times of YHVH—the Day of Trumpets and the Messiah

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

Every appointed time of YHVH is a footstep of the Messiah towards the Creator. Every appointed time of YHVH is also a set-apart rehearsal for us. And so is the Day of Trumpets. As we walk in the footsteps of the Messiah, beginning with the sacrifice of the Pesach lamb, we rehearse all appointed times of YHVH and all events that will take place in their own time. And when there is a rehearsal, a real event is coming—the Messiah of YHVH is coming. If we do not see the Messiah...

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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—the Day of the Atonement

Posted by on Jul 22, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

Ten days after the Day of the Trumpets, Yom Teruah, another appointed time of YHVH is set apart. This day known as the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur, but more properly: Yom Kippurim. It is considered in Judaism (and rightly so) the holiest, that is the most set-apart day of the year. Why this day is given such a high status by the Rabbis, we will study in this article, but first let us keep on reading from Leviticus 23. These are the appointed times of Yehovah, set-apart...

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The Appointed Times of YHVH—the Day of Atonement and the Messiah. Part I

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

We studied in the last article The Appointed Times of YHVH— Day of Atonement that when the children of Israel made the golden calf, they attempted to depict El in a tangible way using the symbol of an ox, which for them was the most natural way to refer to their Elohim, thus violating not the first commandment in the Covenant, “I am YHVH Your Elohim… You shall not have other elohim against My face”, but the second commandment: “You shall not make for yourself a carved...

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The Appointed Times of YHVH—the Day of Atonement and the Messiah. Part II

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

Some object whether Yeshua had fulfilled the law of the red heifer, or if He was the Lamb of YHVH, why did He die outside of the Temple and not inside where the Passover lambs were to be slaughtered? Also, they may object as to why did He die on Passover and not on the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur? We will answer these questions in this article. In Part I of The Appointed Times of YHVH—Day of Atonement and the Messiah, we studied that the Day of the Atonement, Yom Kippur,...

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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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