The Appointed Times of YHVH—the Eighth Day and the Messiah.

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

The baby of Yoseph and Miryam was born on the first day of the Festival of Sukkot, He was circumcised per the Torah and the name Yehoshua was given to Him on the eighth day, Yom HaShemini or Simchat Torah, the Rejoice of Torah. The Word of YHVH rejoiced as all prophecies of His coming were fulfilled in Chag Sukkot (the Festival of the Booths). This is the last article of the series The Appointed Times of YHVH and the Messiah. Every appointed time of YHVH is a footstep of...

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The Appointed Times of YHVH—the Eighth Day. The Closing Festival of All.

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

On Yom HaShemini (Shemini Atzeret) the annual reading of the Torah ends and resumes again. For this reason Yom HaShemini is known today also as “Simchat Torah” or “rejoice of Torah.” But is Yom HaShemini a part of the Festival of the Booths, Chag Sukkot, or a separate appointed time of YHVH? This will the subject of this article. These are the appointed times of Yehovah, set-apart gatherings which you are to proclaim at their appointed times. (Lev...

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The Appointed Times of YHVH—the Festival of Booths and the Messiah

Posted by on Aug 26, 2017 in The Appointed Times of YHVH

There is a widespread tradition that Yeshua the Messiah, known in the Gentile world as “Jesus Christ”, was born on December 25th celebrated today as “Christmas.” While it is not in the scope of this study to expose the influence of paganism in Christianity and how the faith did not change Rome, but Rome changed the faith, it suffices to say now that the Messiah was not born in the season of the winter solstice, but in the season of the autumnal...

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The Appointed Times of YHVH—the Festival of the Booths

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

Incorrectly Sukkot is considered the last appointed time of the year in the Rabbinical tradition and is observed for eight instead of seven days. The Torah requires we build sukkot on this appointed time, but says nothing about how to build the sukkah (the booth). And, why are we commanded to observe Chag Sukkot, the Festival of the Booths? These are the appointed times of Yehovah, set-apart gatherings which you are to proclaim at their appointed times. (Lev 23:4) Speak to...

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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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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 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 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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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 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 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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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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