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I thought I would present a few reasons to celebrate the Feasts in the Bible. But first let's look at some of the reasons given by others to not celebrate them.

Some believe these are Jewish Feasts and I'm not Jewish. But we find in Romans 11:17-19 that some of the branches were broken off so that we as Christian believers could be grafted in and become a partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree. Ephesians 2:13-16 also explains that He has made the two into one new man. It looks like the Lord's feasts are for both groups, which includes those spoken of in Leviticus 23!

Others believe they celebrated the feasts in the Old Testament and we are now in the New Testament. However even in the New Testament Paul declares, "Let us therefore celebrate the feast (Passover), not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with unleavened bread of sincerity and truth" (1 Corinthians 5:8).

There also have been arguments that the Feasts prophetically pointed to Jesus and He has already fulfilled them with His death, burial and resurrection. In Matthew 5:17 Jesus said: "Think not that I am come to destroy (misinterpret) the law and the prophets (the Old Testament), but to fulfill (fully explain and show how they work)." Even Jesus emphasized that He is not doing away with the Old Testament, even though He has fulfilled the blood covenant He made with the Father!

And finally some believe: The Bible says don't judge me whether I keep the Feasts or not! We find in Colossians 2:16-17, "Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food, or drink, or in respect to a festival or a new moon, or a Sabbath Day - things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ." Rather than use this scripture as being too legalistic to keep these Feasts, they are legitimate shadows or models of God's truth to be embraced and experienced.

I would encourage you to celebrate and participate in the three major Feasts: Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles and enjoy God's presence in the midst!

In His Covenant Love,

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