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Keeping The Sabbaths Holy

Part One

Keeping the Seventh Day Holy


(Shabbat)
by D. J. Love, Minister, TSN, SBC
Written 11/24/2003
Updated 3-20-2006
Refined 4-5-2007

Introduction

One would think that "Keeping the Sabbaths Holy" would be an easy
observation, but I can tell you, and I will tell you, that it is not. Together, you
and I, are going to share in why the Sabbaths are so loved by those who truly
love The Eternal Creator, and why the Sabbaths are so despised by those that
don't. Additionally, the Sabbaths can not be compromised in as much as no
one or no church is or was allowed or given authority by The Eternal YHVH
to change His Holy Sabbaths and still be accounted as an "Obedient Child
or Bride;" this includes YHVH's appointed Firstborn human Son, Messiah
Y'Shua.

Daniel 7:25
And [The Universal Roman Beast] shall speak great words against
the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and
think to change times (Sabbath Days) and laws (Commandments,
Traditions, Ordinances): and they shall be given into [The Universal
Roman Beast's] hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
See The Last Trumpet.
Hebrews 1:2
[YHVH] Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his [eldest] Son,
whom HE hath appointed "Firstborn (heir)" of all things, for whom
also HE made the worlds;

Hebrews 3:1
¶ Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider
the [man who is both our] Apostle and High Priest of our profession,
Messiah Y'Shua;
2 Who was faithful to [YHVH] that appointed him [Firstborn or Heir],
as also, Moses was faithful in all his house.

Note: "Firstborn" is not a statement of having been sexually


fathered, but is a statement or appointed position of
INHERITANCE. Messiah was not physically fathered by
YHVH or a Holy Ghost. Messiah was Spiritually (mentally)
Fathered by YHVH as a "Righteous (mental) Image."
Wherefore we, also, call YHVH "Abba" or "FATHER."
Messiah was physically fathered by Joseph.

This is just one more example of the things that were


unrighteously altered by the Universal Roman Beast
church.

This study will be broken down into "Keeping the Seventh Day (weekly)
Sabbath Holy", and "Keeping the Annual Sabbaths Holy." Since legalism
is not our goal, we will share in the basic concept of why The Eternal chose
the methodology and the symbolic importance of "Keeping The Eternal's
Sabbaths Holy." Please try to remember that The Eternal uses
anthropomorphisms (allegories or parallel physical examples of Spiritual Truth)
as His method of reaching out to mankind. There are varying methods and
degrees of this symbolism: The first an easiest to understand are called
parables. The second and more difficult to understand are called
prophecies. The third and less obvious are revealed through Names with
special meaning, Holy Days, Holy Traditions, Statutes, Ordinances, and
Laws (of Love),. The fourth and invisible to the eyes of common man are the
Physical to Spiritual Parallels of YHVH's Creation (The Eternal's handiwork).
Darwinism is a prime example of mankind's inability to see YHVH in His
creation(s). Read: "Parables and Parallels"

Romans 1:20
20 For the invisible things of Him since the creation of the world
are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made,
even His everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without
excuse.

And so .......

The Seventh Day Sabbath


(Shabbat)

First of all, when does The Sabbath Day or any day begin and end? All days
whether a Sabbath or not begin and end after sunset (dusk), and not at
midnight or dawn (daybreak). In Genesis chapter one, Scripture was very
carefully worded to state that a (complete) day was firstly composed of the
dark (evening) and then secondly (followed by) composed of daylight
(morning).

Genesis 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31


. . . . and the evening (H6153, ereb, dusk) and the morning were the
__#__ day.

Later in Exodus and Leviticus, we are specifically told that a Sabbath (which
may occur on any complete day of the week) begins and ends at "Even"
(EVENING, which is dusk, when the day and the night are equal in magnitude or
even). The verses below clearly indicate that all Day, Feast, and Sabbath
periods of time begin and end at even(ing) (H6153, ereb, dusk). Moreover
the symbolism is clear for it is not just days that begin in darkness, but all
periods of time (months, our lives, millenniums, the beginning of mankind).
Why? So that we may realize that darkness (unrighteousness of man) will
always give way to LIGHT (The Righteousness of YHVH).

Leviticus 23:32
It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls:
in the ninth day of the month at even(ing) (H6153, ereb, dusk), from
even(ing) (H6153, ereb, dusk) unto even(ing) (H6153, ereb, dusk),
shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.

Exodus 12:18
In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even(ing)
(H6153, ereb, dusk), ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and
twentieth day of the month at even(ing) (H6153, ereb, dusk).

Proverbs 7:8-9
8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to
her house,
9 In the twilight, in the evening (H6153, ereb, dusk), in the black
and dark night:

1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then (following now) face
to face (in Spiritual Light): now I know in part; but then (following now)
shall I know even as also I am known (fully in the Light of The Eternal
will all things be made manifest/known).

So now that we can see The Eternal's deliberate symbolism of dark before
light, it is time to move on to the next level of understanding the Sabbath(s)
of The Eternal Self-existent Creator of the universe.

Ramses, A Pharaoh of Egypt (a physical to Spiritual type of Satan), said:

Exodus 5:5
"Behold, the people of the land are now many, and you make them
rest from their burdens."

Here we can plainly see, as did Pharaoh, that we are to rest (Strong's #H7673 -
shabath, "to repose," "desist from exertion," "to suffer to be lacking," "to put
away" or "to endure the condition of being without.") on the Sabbath Day. The
Sabbath Day is a Holy Day, and therefore, requires that the sin of "Self-
centeredness" be put away and obedience to a "G-d centered" life be
emphasized.

Exodus 20:8-11
8 "Remember (don't ever forget) the Sabbath day, to keep it Holy.
9 You shall labor six days, and do all your work,
10 but the seventh day (Friday at sunset to Saturday at sunset) is a
Sabbath to YHVH your G-d. You shall not do any work in it, you,
nor your son, nor your daughter, your man-servant, nor your maid-
servant, nor your cattle (or any beast of burden. Exodus 23:12 ;
Deuteronomy 5:12-14), nor your stranger who is within your gates
('within your gates' implies "any who directly receives of your bounty while
under your area of authority.");
11 for in six days YHVH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all
that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore YHVH blessed
the Sabbath day, and made it Holy.

Again, The Sabbath Day is a Holy Day and those who are in authority must
not only "Keep it Holy," but must insist that it be kept Holy by those (who by
choice or otherwise) remain within or have contact with their areas of
responsibility (Relatives/Visitors/Employees). Those areas (permanent or
temporary) of responsibility are any personally owned, rented, leased or
borrowed property of any kind wherein another may reside, make use of,
benefit from or provide a service. This includes, but is not limited to: postal
employees, garbage or trash collectors, gas station attendants, hotel/motel
maid service, restaurant employees, grocery store personnel, relatives,
neighbors, and strangers. In other words, no one is to be working in order to
provide a "Sabbath Keeper" (or those under a "Sabbath Keeper's" care) a
service, except as a free act of love that is absolutely necessary in order to
preserve physical/Spiritual life or prevent physical/Spiritual suffering.
Exceptions would be any person or animal that provides a necessary service,
such as, emergency medical or necessary medical technicians, doctors, and
nurses; "Seeing Eye" dogs; some, but not all policemen; Ministers of YHVH
while performing Holy convocations. However, these services should be
voluntarily provided without charge, and out of the goodness of their
hearts. Otherwise, they don't meet the Spiritual requirement that is imposed
by "Love," which is G-d centered or Love Centered and not Self-centered.

Additionally, is there anything that we can do to prevent postal employees


from serving us on the Sabbath? Well, maybe. We can send our bill
payments, cards, letters, packages out on Sunday nights or Monday
mornings (no later than Tuesday evening for local type mail) and normally the
mail will be delivered to its destination before the end of the week.
However, the one thing we cannot do is protect people from themselves.
But IF there were enough of us NOT working or using services on a
Sabbath, then our combined witness would become impossible to ignore.
You might, also, find a garbage pickup service that will schedule your
garbage pickup for another day.

Mark 1:21
21 They went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath day
he entered into the synagogue and taught (not for money, but because of
their love for YHVH and mankind).
Isaiah 58:5-14 (true Affliction, true ministry, true sacrifice)
5 Is this the fast that I have chosen? A day for a man to afflict his
soul? Is it (true affliction) to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to
spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a fast, and
an acceptable day to YHVH?

Note: YHVH does not prefer a physical Fast or Affliction, but a


Spiritual one. YHVH just uses physical examples to teach
Spiritual Truth. However, if we do afflict our soul (living bodies)
by means of physical affliction or fasting, then it must be to
teach Spiritual Truth OR as a result of Spiritual affliction. This
is emphasized by the next verses.

6 Is not this the fast (deny self) that I have chosen? to loose (remove)
the bands of wickedness (sin), to undo the heavy burdens (oppression of
sin), and to let the oppressed (victims of sin) go free, and that you break
(eliminate) every yoke (bondage of sin)?

7 Is it not to deal (selflessly give) your bread to the hungry, and that
you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see
the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from
your own flesh (literally give the shirt off your own back)?

8 Then shall your light (when you can perform these acts of Righteous
Love) break forth as the morning, and your health shall spring forth
speedily: and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of
YHVH shall be your reward.

9 Then shall you call, and YHVH shall answer; you shall cry, and
He shall say, I am here. If you take away from the midst of
yourself the yoke (of selfish sin), the putting forth of the finger (as an
accuser), and speaking vanity (self-centerness);

10 And if you draw out your soul (living sacrifice or personal loss) to
the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul (at your own expense); then
shall your light (Righteous Example) rise out of obscurity, and your
darkness become as the noonday:
11 And YHVH shall guide you continually (with His Holy Spirit or
pneuma), and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones:
and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water,
whose waters fail not.

12 And they that shall be of you (follow you) shall build the old waste
places: You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and
you shall be called, "The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths
to dwell in."

13 If you turn away your foot during the sabbath from doing your
(own) pleasure on my Holy Day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the
Holy of YHVH, honorable; and shall honor Him, not doing your
own ways (self-seeking), nor finding your own pleasure (self-seeking),
nor speaking your own words (self-absorbed):

14 Then shall you delight yourself in YHVH; and I will cause you all
to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you all with the
heritage of Jacob (Israel or seed of Abraham) your father: for the mouth
of YHVH has spoken it (a done deal).

Exodus 31:12-17 (This refers to both physical and Spiritual Israel)


12 YHVH spoke to Moses, saying,
13 "Speak also to the children of Israel (physical and Spiritual seed of
Abraham), saying, 'Most assuredly you shall keep my Sabbaths: for
it is a sign (of True Faith) (Shema) between Me and you throughout
your generations; that you may know that I am YHVH who
sanctifies you.
14 You shall keep the Sabbath (not do away with, substitute or forget)
therefore; for it is Holy to you. Everyone (without exception) who
profanes it shall surely be put to death (will not receive eternal life and
will die the second death); for whoever does any work therein, that
soul shall be cut off from among his (her) people (The Children of G-
d).
15 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a
Sabbath of solemn rest, Holy to YHVH. Whoever does any
work on the Sabbath day shall surely be put to death .
16 Therefore the children of Israel (physical and Spiritual seed of
Abraham) shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath
throughout their generations (forever), for a perpetual covenant
(an eternal marriage between YHVH and His Spirit Filled Children).
17 It is a sign (Shema), between me and the children of Israel
(YHVH's Children) forever; for in six days YHVH made heaven and
earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.'"

Exodus 35:2-3 (This basically refers to cooking or burning)


2 'Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall
be a Holy Day for you, a Sabbath of solemn rest to YHVH:
whoever does any work in it shall be put to death (will not receive
eternal life and will die the second death).
3 You shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations on the
(weekly) Sabbath day.'"

Here we can see that the use of fire is prohibited. Now we can either be
satisfied with this in a literal sense, and thus, not kindle a fire or we can seek
a greater understanding. However, what is missing here is a reason we
should not kindle a fire. So what are the reasons that one might kindle a fire?
Well, I can think of seven: 1. To cook uncooked food (work) or reheat food
(not work). 2. To keep warm. (preserve life) 3. For a burnt offering (ritual of
Fire). 4. To forge metal. (work) 5. Various other forms of manufacturing. (work)
6. As a weapon (various methods) to destroy, eliminate or defend (to preserve

life and/or to take life). 7. For light (various types).

So how many of these involve work for physical gain? Answer: Cooking
food, forging metal, as an offensive weapon, and manufacturing. These
things must be accomplished in six days, but not on a Sabbath Day. So how
about keeping warm OR as a defensive weapon OR for light? These things
must be discerned with the understanding of whether or not it is lawful and
it is an act of love to do good on the Sabbath. We should however cook
our meals in advance (Friday is a Preparation Day). Even though we in
general do not use fire anymore to cook, to make burnt offerings, to provide
light, and in some cases provide warmth; we still need to understand that the
intent of the Sabbath is to take our inward thoughts from ourselves and
redirect them outwardly (first) towards YHVH and (secondly) to our
neighbors. So kindle a fire only when absolutely necessary to preserve
physical life, which is basically to provide warmth in cold climates, etc... .
Having said that, I must admonish those who place themselves
unnecessarily in a position of breaking the Sabbath, as a result of seeking
personal goals. YHVH expects us to behave in a responsible manner, and in
doing so, to take care of personal business and make preparations in
advance. Furthermore, He doesn't want us taking unnecessary chances that
might lead us into a situation where we may break YHVH's Holy Sabbath.
Keeping The Sabbath Holy actually requires us to plan and think (to act
responsibly), which is something we won't do if we don't Love The Eternal
more than we Love ourselves.

Matthew 12:12

12 How much, then, is a man (Messiah Y'Shua) of more value than


a sheep (as a sacrifice)! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the
Sabbath day."

Matthew 22:36-40
36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?"
37 Y'Shua said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your G-d with all
your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 A second likewise is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as
yourself.'
40 The whole law and the prophets depend on (are not done away
with, but are built on) these two commandments."
Annual High Sabbaths and the use of Fire

For everything there is a season and a purpose unto heaven, and it appears
that fire is prescribed for some of The Annual Sabbaths, but not necessarily
for use on The Annual Sabbaths. This will be discussed in greater detail in
later chapters. The following will give you insight as to why YHVH chose
FIRE as part of the ritual of His Annual Sabbaths. Remember YHVH chose
the physical as an example of Spritual Truth. The Annual High Sabbaths
teach YHVH's "Plan of Salvation."

Luke 3:16
16 John answered them all, "I indeed baptize you with water, but he
(Messiah) comes who is mightier than I, the latchet of whose sandals I
am not worthy to loosen. He will baptize (Spiritually Emmerse) you in
the Holy Spirit and fire,

1 Corinthians 3:11-17
11 For no one can lay any other foundation than that which has been
laid, which is Messiah Y'Shua.
12 But if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, costly
stones, wood, hay, or stubble;
13 each man's work will be revealed. For the Day will declare it,
because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself will test what sort of
work each man's work is.
14 If any man's work remains which he built on it, he will receive a
reward.
15 If any man's work is burned, he will suffer loss, but he himself will
be saved, but as through fire.
16 Don't you know that you are a temple of The Eternal, and that
The Eternal's Spirit (Righteous mentality) lives in you?
17 If anyone destroys the temple of YHVH, YHVH will destroy him;
for YHVH's temple is Holy, which you are.
Malachi 3:1-3
Behold, I send my messenger (Aggelos in Greek, and Malak in Hebrew;
Strongs #H4397; a messenger, deputy, angel, teacher, priest, ambassador,
king), and he (Messiah Y'Shua) will prepare the way before me; and the
Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to his temple; and the
messenger of the covenant (marriage supper / vow), whom you desire,
behold, he comes!" says YHVH of hosts.
2 "But who can endure the day of his coming? And who will stand
when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like launderer's
soap;
3 and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will
purify the sons of Levi (the chosen are priests or ministers; Exodus 19:5-6,
Revelation 5:9-10), and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall
offer to YHVH offerings in righteousness.

Supporting Verses
for
Keeping The Weekly Sabbath Holy

Exodus 16:22-30
22 It happened that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much
bread, two omers for each one, and all the rulers of the
congregation came and told Moses.
23 He said to them, "This is that which YHVH has spoken,
'Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a Holy Sabbath to YHVH. Bake (cook
with fire) that which you want to bake, and boil (with fire) that
which you want to boil; and all that remains over lay up for
yourselves to be kept until the morning."

24 They laid it up until the morning, as Moses asked, and it didn't


become foul, neither was there any worm in it.

25 Moses said, "Eat that (leftovers or previously prepared food) today,


for today is a Sabbath to YHVH. Today you shall not find it in the
field.
26 Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day is the
Sabbath. In it there shall be none."
27 It happened on the seventh day, that some of the people went
out to gather (or go shopping in modern terms), and they found none.
28 YHVH said to Moses, "How long do you refuse to keep my
commandments and my laws?
29 Behold, because YHVH has given you the Sabbath, therefore
he gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days. Everyone stay
in his place. Let no one go out of his place on the
seventh day (for personal gain)."

30 So the people rested on the seventh day.

Isaiah 1:Read All (especially verse 13) The Sabbath is not dead,
but does not provide favor (grace) when followed by idolators.

Ezekiel 20:10-13 (Read All)


10 So I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt (Symbolic
of Sin), and brought them into the wilderness (to Spiritually search for
their Creator).

11 I gave them My statutes, and shown them My ordinances,


which if a man do, he shall live (eternally) in them.

12 Moreover, also, I (YHVH) gave them My Sabbaths, to be a


sign (Shema) between me and them, that they might know that I
am YHVH who sanctifies them.

13 But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness:


they didn't walk in my statutes, and they rejected my ordinances,
which if a man keep, he shall live in them; and my Sabbaths they
greatly profaned. Then I (YHVH) said, I would pour out my
wrath on them in the wilderness, to consume them.

The physical children of Israel (physical seed of Abraham) suffered and still
suffer many things because of their lack of obedience and love for their
Creator, YHVH. Do not be deceived, the physical children of Israel had a
purpose, and that purpose was to serve as a Physical to Spiritual Parallel or
example in the form of a WARNING for YHVH's Spiritual Children. If you
are to be one of YHVH's Spiritual Children and receive eternal life, then you
had better be YHVH Centered and not self-centered. You will not find
Grace (favor) in YHVH's eyes if you do not love him enough to lose or deny
your self-centered life and gain your obedient G-d Centered way of life.

Matthew 16:24-27
24 Then Y'Shua said to his disciples, "If any man desires to come
after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross (figure of
speech for self sacrifice), and follow me (imitate me or believe as I believe
and do as I do).

25 For whoever desires to save his (self-centered) life will lose it,
and whoever will lose his (self-centered) life for my sake will find it
(eternal life).

26 For what will it profit a man, if he will gain the whole (physical)
world, and forfeit his (eternal) life? Or what will a man give in
exchange for his life?

27 For the Son of Man (Y'Shua) will come (return to the Earth) in
the glory of his Father (Glorified by YHVH) with His (YHVH's)
angels, and then will he (by YHVH's Authority) render to every man
according to his deeds.
Keeping The Sabbaths Holy
The Seven Annual Sabbaths
and
Which Observance Method Should The Eternal's
"Chosen Few" Follow?
by D. J. Love, Minister, TSN
Updated 7-20-2004
Refined 4-7-2007

If you thought that The Eternal only had weekly Sabbath Days then you are
mistaken. There are SEVEN Annual Holy Sabbath Days that occur once
every year in addition to the weekly Seventh Day Sabbaths. These SEVEN
days are the (1) first day and the (2) last day of the Feast of Unleavened
Bread, the (3) day of Pentecost (Shavuot) which coincides with the
beginning of The Feast of Weeks, the (4) Day of Trumpets (Yom Teruah),
the (5) Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), the first (6) day of the Feast of
Tabernacles (Succoth or Sukkat), and the (7) Last Great Day (also, Succoth).
These Holy Days are spoken of in Leviticus chapter 23; Three of these
annual Sabbaths are Feasts periods. Two of the Feast periods have been
positively identified in Scripture as being seven day long periods (a week);
The Feast of Weeks (aka Feast of First Fruits) is most probably, also, exactly
seven days long (explained later). Feasts are "Appointed Times," but are not
necessarily Holy Convocations (Sabbath Assemblies). However, four of the
Seven Annual Sabbath Days (Holy Convocations) do fall within a feast period,
and "The Last Great Day" immediately follows a seven day feast period.
Only two Annual High Holy Sabbaths positively do not fall within a feast
period (Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur). These are not Jewish laws, but The
Eternal's Laws. Read Genesis 1:14, Psalm 81:3-5, Psalm 104:19, Leviticus
23:4, Exodus 12:2, 13:4, and Isaiah 66:23.

The Beginning of Months,


and
The Sacred Calendar

In order to properly observe The Seven Annual Sabbaths (Holy Days), one
must know when the beginning of The Eternal's Sacred Year and Calendar
occurs. If you think that Satan (Human Nature) has completely missed the
opportunity to confuse this important event, then you would be wrong.
However, I am a firm believer that it is the Intent of ones Heart (Hebrews
4:12) that The Eternal judges concerning our attempts to obey these issues,
and whenever ambiguity or chaos has caused confusion over an issue, then
we are obligated to follow, as best as we can, until such a time as we receive
a greater measure of understanding. The Annual Sabbaths (Holy days) were
commanded as "Statutes Forever" (Leviticus 23:21,31,41). These Sabbaths
have not been "Nailed to The Cross" anymore than forever has already
occurred.

The "Beginning of Months" (Abib 1st or Nisan 1st) is always the first new
(dark) moon near the beginning of Spring. So The "Beginning of Months"
always falls in Spring (symbolic of the beginning of new life), and by divine
establishment (not Commandment) it almost always falls after the vernal
(Spring) Equinox; which is approximately March 20th-21st every year.
However, this needs to be verified by the length of visible day and visible
night for the calendar days in Jerusalem that surround the time of "The
Vernal Equinox". The year 2007 is (was or will be) just such a situation. In this
particular year the visible daylight and darkness are equal at least four days
prior to the equinox in Jerusalem; while the "New Moon" occurres a
couple of days prior to the calculated Vernal Equinox, but after the equal
daylight and darkness. Therefore, we go with the symbolism of "Light and
Dark". Why? Because the symbolism of "Light and Dark" (Good and Evil) is
what the Holy Days are all about in the first place.

Note: The word "Abib" (Strong's H24) does not mean young
tender GREEN ears of grain or barley corn, as many believe,
but rather incorporates this concept.
Even so, it is still the "New Moon" that determines "The Beginning of
Months."

Note: It should be noted that if "The Beginning Of Months"


were to be put off until the next new moon then that would
force Sukkat (Succoth) to occur in late October, and that just
never happens.

Note: The first time that the thin waxing (increasing light)
crescent Moon is visible after a New Moon (low in the evening
sky just after sunset) marks "The Beginning of Month" in "The
Islamic Calendar". Obviously, this would not be visible during
bad weather or heavy overcast skys.

The New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are quite close together in
the sky; The Full Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are at nearly
opposite positions in the sky, which is why a Full Moon rises about the
time of sunset, and sets about the time of sunrise, for most places on Earth.

Some believe that the Jews (Levitical Priesthood) first determined "The
Beginning of Months" solely by observation of the first crescent of a new
moon. However, observation of crescent moons alone cannot be the basis
for Yahweh's Sacred Calendar, because Yahweh's Holy Days are divine
appointments or times which Yahweh, not man, has established.

Romans 3:1-4
Then what advantage does the Jew have? Or what is the profit
of circumcision?
2 Much in every way! Because first of all, they (The Jews) were
entrusted with the oracles of Yahweh.
3 For what if some were without faith? Will their lack of faith
make of no effect the faithfulness of Yahweh?
4 Certainly not! . . . .
Oracles; (Strong's # 3051); those laws, and ordinances
(etc...) that are contained in the Tanakh, which include
The Annual Sabbaths.

So what does this mean? It means that when (so called) true worshippers get
so involved with the legality (hair splitting) of determining the Holy Day(s),
interpretating Commandments, (etc. .), that they lose sight of the symbolic
(allegorical or Spiritual) purpose, then they no longer have the Spirit that
pleases Yahweh. This in no way nullifies or voids the "Intent" of Yahweh's
Laws, ordinances, (etc. .), because it is the protected tangible (physical)
symbols that serve Yahweh Spiritual purpose (as allegories OR physical to
Spiritual parallels). This does not mean that we must trust the Jewish
interpretation of Scripture; it means that it was their job to physically protect
(hide or secure) the inspired words of Yahweh for the purpose of maintaining
their value as symbols (parables, allegories, examples, ensamples, and shadows of
things to come).

Note: The Sabbatarian Network no longer endorses the


"Hebrew Calculated Calendar", as we believe that Yahweh
deliberately chose "New Moons" and "Full Moons" for their
(Light vs Darkness) symbolic value, and we believe that altering
Yahweh's calendar destroys the Spiritual symbolism and the
intent for using dark "New Moons" (unrighteousness or sin) and
bright "Full Moons" (righteousness) in the first place.
Whenever, mankind alters anything established by Yahweh for
his own convenience, then mankind has selfishly placed himself
before and above The Eternal.

However, for those of you who are interested in knowing more about the
unscriptural "Calculated Calendar," you may find these Calculated
Calendar Rules very informative.

Please make yourself aware, if you are not already aware, that all of The
Eternal's "Annual Sabbaths" are designed by Him to teach those of us with
"Ears to Hear" and "Eyes to See" about the True "Plan of Salvation." All
Annual Sabbaths are physical examples of Spiritual Truths
(Anthropomorphisms), and are not to be followed as legalistic rules and
regulations, but are to be used as a tool to understand and teach Spiritual
Truths.

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The Calculated Calendar Rules

Rule One: Spring must have arrived on or before Abib 16.

Passover can be no earlier than two days before the spring or vernal
equinox? Because when Passover falls on a Friday and the wavesheaf
was cut the following Sunday, Abib 16, that Sunday must occur in
spring (after a molad). Otherwise, the harvest would begin in winter.
The Feast of Unleavened Bread must always be a spring Feast. Not
one of Yahweh's Holy Days falls in the winter, as winter is symbolic
of death.
Additionally, Pentecost must, also, occur in the spring. Yahweh's Holy
Days must continue to be observed "in their season."

Rule Two: In ordering the calendar, the molad of the seventh and
sacred month of Ethanim (Tishri) is of paramount importance. Though
Abib is the beginning of the Sacred New Year, Ethanim (Tishri) is the
beginning of the civil year, and is symbolic of the Coming Sacred
Sabbath Millennium, but more importantly, it is the Sacred Seventh
month, which is symbolic of the First Resurrection, the end of Satan's
rule on Earth, and the establishment of Yahweh Kingdom on Earth.
Ethanim 1st (Festival of Trumpets) rarely falls on the molad of
Ethanim because there are four obstacles, delays, or considerations
(dehiyyot) which may cause Ethanim 1st to be postponed one or even
two days.

Consideration One: The Day of Atonement may never fall on Friday


or Sunday, nor may Ethanim (Tishri) 21 (seventh or last day of the
Feast of Tabernacles) fall on a weekly Sabbath. If the Day of
Atonement were to fall on a Friday, there would be no possibility of
preparing food for the weekly Sabbath. One would have to fast for
two days instead of one. Likewise, if Atonement fell on Sunday, the
cleaning and chores following the Sabbath would have to be
postponed until Monday. Additionally, if Ethanim 21 fell on the
weekly Sabbath, the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last
Great Day would both fall on Sunday, and the Preparation for these
High Days would have to be on the weekly Sabbath, which is not
allowed. As a result, Ethanim 1st may never fall on a Sunday,
Wednesday or Friday.

Consideration Two: States that if the molad is at noon or later,


Ethanim 1st is delayed one day, or two days, if this would cause it fall
on a prohibited day as in Consideration One. Note: the 24-hour day is
figured as beginning at 6:00 P.M. at Jerusalem. Experience has shown
that if the molad takes place before noon, then the new moon can be
seen by an acute observer the same day near sunset, and that same day
became the Ethanim 1st. If the molad occurs after midday, the new
moon cannot be seen until the next day, and Ethanim 1st has to be
delayed.

Consideration Three: If the molad in a common year falls on a


Tuesday at 204 parts past 3:00 A.M. (i.e., 3:11 A.M. and 20 seconds),
Ethanim 1st is delayed by two days. Since Consideration One forbids it
from being postponed to Wednesday, it is now postponed to Thursday.

Consideration Four: States that when the molad of Ethanim (Tishri)


immediately following a leap year (not the same as the Gregorian
Calendar) occurs on Monday at 15 hours, 589 parts (9:32 A.M. and 43-
1/3 seconds), Ethanim 1st is delayed from Monday to Tuesday. See
Encyclopedia Judaica article "Calendar," page 44.

Thus, the first day of a month in Yahweh's calendar may coincide with
a new moon or it may be one or two days later. Although this may be
confusing, we must remember that calculation has precedence over
observation, and that the Holy Days must be kept in their proper
season.

Rule Three: Passover (Abib 14) can only fall on a Monday,


Wednesday, Friday or the Sabbath Day. There is a constant, fixed
number of days between Passover and the Day of Trumpets (163
intervening days). There are no variable months or intercalary months
between the first month of the Sacred New Year, and seventh month
(the Month that symbolizes The Return of the Messiah to establish
Yahweh's Kingdom on Earth). Therefore, since the Day of Trumpets
cannot fall on a Sunday, Wednesday or Friday; Passover and all the
other Holy Days (except "Pentecost" or "Feast of First Fruits") cannot
possibly occur on three unique days of the week. To put it another
way, each Holy Day other than Pentecost can occur on only four days
of the week. Pentecost itself, always falling on a Sunday.

Leviticus 23:9-16
9 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
10 Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, When you are
come into the land which I give to you, and shall reap the
harvest of it, then you shall bring the sheaf of the first-fruits of
your harvest to the priest (Presently Yahshua):
11 and he shall wave the sheaf before Yahweh, to be accepted
for you: on the next day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave
it.
12 In the day when you wave the sheaf, you shall offer a he-
lamb without blemish a year old for a burnt offering to Yahweh.
13 The meal-offering of it shall be two tenth parts of an ephah
of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire to
Yahweh for a sweet savor; and the drink-offering of it shall be
of wine, the fourth part of a hin.
14 You shall eat neither bread, nor parched grain, nor fresh ears
(corn), until this same day, until you have brought the offering
of your Yahweh: it is a statute forever throughout your
generations in all your dwellings.
15 You shall count to you from the next day after the Sabbath
(Sunday), from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave-
offering; seven Sabbaths shall there be complete (7 x 7 = 49
complete days):
16 even to the next day (49 + 1 = 50 days) after the seventh
Sabbath (49th day) shall you number fifty days (the 50th day);
and (then / Sunday) you shall offer a new meal-offering to
Yahweh.

Rule Four: The years 3, 6, 8, 11, 14, 17 and 19 of every nineteen-


year time cycle are leap years with a thirteenth month.

Keeping The Sabbaths Holy


Part Three

How to keep Passover and Unleavened Bread


by D. J. Love, Minister, TSN, SBC

Refined 4-7-2004
Refined 4-7-2007

Directly below are the proof verses, at the end of the Proof Verses is
the summation, and I think you will be surprised at the conclusion.
Additionally, a graphic "Timeline" is available for viewing on the
"Sacred Calendar" page.

Please make yourself aware, if you are not already aware, that all of
The Eternal's "Annual Sabbaths" are designed by Him to teach those
of us with "Ears to Hear" and "Eyes to See" about the True "Plan of
Salvation." All Annual Sabbaths are physical examples of Spiritual
Truths and are not to be followed as legalistic rules and regulations,
but are to be used as a tool to teach Spiritual Truths.

Unleavened Bread
and Passover
Using The Physical to Spiritual Parallel
Principle

The Physical or Tangible The Spiritual or Intangible


Example Lesson

Four Days prior to the first During the Four Day period
Passover event. prior to the instituted
Passover.
Note: Exodus teaches us how the
First Passover as an event originally Luke 22:1-2
occurred, but it does not necessarily Now the feast of unleavened bread
teach us how to observe Passover, as drew near, which is called the
it has been instituted, as a Passover.
"Remembrance;" Leviticus teaches 2 The chief priests and the scribes
us how to remember Passover sought how they might put him
according to Torah (Law). (Messiah Yahshua, The Human Passover
Lamb) to death, ...

Exodus 12:2-3 (as it originally Matthew 26:2,5


occurred)
2 "You know that after two days the
2 "This month shall be to you the Passover is coming, and the Son of
beginning of months. It shall be the Man will be delivered up to be
first month of the year to you. crucified."
3 Speak to all the congregation of
Israel, saying, 'On the tenth day of
this month, they shall take to them 5 But they said, "Not during the
every man a lamb, according to their Feast, lest a riot occur among the
fathers' houses, a lamb for a people."
household;
Note: The Instituted "Passover" is
not a scriptural part of The (seven day)
Deuteronomy 16:6 Feast of Unleavened Bread, but it
But at the place which the Eternal does occur during the preceeding
Elohiym (YHWH) shall choose to minutes just prior to sunset and may
place his name in(Spiritually speaking even continue into the night hours of
this is His Children, but physically The First Day of Unleavened Bread,
speaking it was the Temple in Jerusalem), but must be completed prior to dawn.
there thou shalt sacrifice the
passover at even (evening), at the
going down of the sun (prior to
SUNSET), at the season that thou
camest forth out of Egypt.

Exodus 12:5-6 (as it originally Luke 22:7 (the Preparation Day for
occurred) The Passover Meal came)
5 Your lamb shall be without The days (Strong's #G2250, hemera or
blemish, a male a year old. You shall The Season) of Unleavened Bread (as
take it from the sheep or from the instituted) came, during which the
goats: Passover (Lamb) must be sacrificed.
6 and you shall keep it up until the
fourteenth day of the same month; Note: Since Messiah was to be
and the whole assembly of the sacrificed on the Instituted
congregation of Israel shall kill it in "Preparation Day," (Prior to the Feast
the evening(Strong's H6153 - tereb, of UB; See Mark 14:2; Lest there be an
pronounced eh'-reb, which is dusk, uproar) he was forced to have a
evening, even tide, night. Taken from "Remembrance" meal with his
H6150 tarab, aw-rab', the idea of covering
disciples near the end of the day on
or growing dusky near sundown; toward
evening).
the 13th of Abib (Nisan); This seasonal
meal is known as a "Chagigah" and
it was strictly a peace- offering, that
Note: Traditionally, Josephus might be twofold. This first
records that during the first century
the Passover lambs were slaughtered Chagigah was traditionally offered on
"from the ninth hour (since dawn) till the 14th of Nisan (at the end of the day
the eleventh" (Book 6, chapter 9, section near a Nisan 13th sunset), the day of the
3), which corresponds closely to our Passover sacrifice (Nisan 14th), and
3:00-5:00 pm., which still allowed afterwards became part of the
time for roasting over fire at the Passover Meal. The Mishnah rule is
TEMPLE in Jerusalem (See Luke that it was only to be offered if the
23:44). Passover day fell on a week-day, not
on a Shabat, and if the Passover lamb
Note: The lamb (or goat) was alone would not have been sufficient
sacrificed near the end of the 14th to give a satisfying supper to the
day, prior to sunset. However, the company which gathered around it
first actual day of "Unleavened (Pes. vi. 4).
Bread" (as Instituted) does not occur
until after twilight is over and The second Chagigah was offered on
darkness is upon the land at the the 15th of Nisan (after sunset on Nisan
beginning of the 15th day of Abib. At 14th) or the first day of the Feast of
the beginning of this period of time, Unleavened Bread. It is this second
"The Chosen" must remove all Chagigah which the Jews were afraid
leavening agents from their they might be unable to eat, if they
property. contracted defilement in the
judgment-hall of Pilate (John 18:28).

As in the case of all other peace-


Exodus 12:15 offerings, part of this Chagigah
15 Seven days shall you eat might be kept, though not for
unleavened bread; even the first day longer than one night and two days
you shall put away yeast out of your from its sacrifice. Being a voluntary
houses, for whoever eats leavened offering (A voluntary SELF-Sacrifice in
bread from the first day until the Messiah's case), it was lawful to bring
seventh day, that soul shall be cut off it from sacred things (such as tithes of
from Israel. the flock). But the Chagigah for the
15th of Nisan was obligatory.

Exodus 29:2 Romans 12:1


2 unleavened bread, unleavened cakes I beseech you therefore, brethren, by
mixed with oil, and unleavened the mercies of YHWH, that ye present
wafers anointed with oil: you shall your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
make them of fine wheat flour. acceptable unto YHWH, which is
your reasonable service.

Leviticus 23:5-6 (as a Luke 22:11-16 (the day before the


"Remembrance") Preparation Day on Abib 13th.)
5 In the first month, on the fourteenth 11 Tell the master of the house, 'The
day of the month at even (twilight), is Teacher says to you, "Where is the
Yahweh's Passover. guest room, where I MAY( or MAY not
6 On the fifteenth day of the same ) eat the Passover (Chagigah) with my
month (less than an hour later) is the disciples?"
"Feast of Unleavened Bread" to 12 He will show you a large,
Yahweh: seven days you shall eat furnished upper room. Make
unleavened (wheat) bread. preparations(for a PASSOVER Chagigah
PEACE OFFERING Meal) there."
Note: The Passover Meal (as a 13 They went (while daylight on Nisan
Remembrance) occurs or begins on the 13th), found things as he had told
fourteenth day during twilight, just them, and they prepared (for) the
before the 14th day ends and the 15th Passover (Chagigah PEACE OFFERING
day begins. However, the fourteenth Meal).
day during the daylight hours is, also, 14 When the hour (dusk) had come, he
the "Preparation Day," when the sat down with the twelve apostles
("The Instituted Passover" meal was still
Passover meal is prepared.
a day away).
15 "And he said to them (while
observing The Chagigah Meal): 'I have
Leviticus 2:4-7, 11, 13 (the longingly desired to eat this (COMING)
standard method of "Preparation" of
Passover with you before My
Unleavened Bread)
4 When you offer an offering of a suffering;
meal-offering baked in the oven, it 16 however, I tell you that I shall not
shall be unleavened cakes of fine eat of it, until it can be administered
(made replete) in the Coming Kingdom
(wheat) flour mingled with oil, or
unleavened wafers anointed with of Yahweh'" (on Earth).
oil.
5 If your offering is a meal-offering of Note: Therefore, he did not eat the
the baking-pan, it shall be of "Passover Meal", and will not eat of it
unleavened fine (wheat) flour, until it can be administered in the
mingled with oil. Kingdom of Yahweh (on Earth).
6 You shall cut it in pieces (will be
broken prior to eating), and pour oil Note: The word "Replete" stresses
on it. It is a meal-offering. "Abundance" and not completeness,
7 If your offering be a meal-offeringunless abundance is the fullness of it!
of the frying-pan, it shall be made of
Even so, completeness would merely
fine (wheat) flour with oil. indicate the end of the FILLING or
GROWTH of it, and not the end of its
11 No meal-offering, which you shall observance. In other words, the
offer to Yahweh, shall be made with "Culmination of the Perfection of
yeast; for you shall burn no yeast, Passover" in Yahweh's Kingdom on
nor any honey, as an offering made Earth! The True Passover appears to
by fire to Yahweh. incorporate The Shema into it.
13 Every offering of your meal-
offering shall you season with salt;
neither shall you allow the salt of the
John 19:31-33
covenant of your Yahweh to be 31 Therefore the Jews, because it was
lacking from your meal-offering: with the (Instituted) Preparation (Day), so
all your offerings you shall offer salt that the bodies wouldn't remain on the
(not lacking, but abundant).
cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath
was a special (HIGH) one), asked of
Pilate that their legs might be broken,
and that they might be taken away.
32 Therefore the soldiers came, and
broke the legs of the first, and of the
other who was crucified with him;
33 but when they came to Yahshua,
and saw that he was already dead (or
they thought he was dead; either way),
they didn't break his legs.

Note: Couldn't Messiah have shed


blood, and still not died? Was
physical death a requirement of
Messiah's sacrifice OR was it death
unto SELF that was the requirement?

Did Jonah die in the belly of the


"Great Fish" or was he merely
incapacitated for 3 nights and three
daylight period of time.

SEE: The Sacrifice of Messiah

Numbers 9:10-13 (If unable to Luke 22:17-21 (Nisan 14 begins in


keep the Passover at its appointed time darkness or dusk)
due to "Uncleanness, sickness, travel.") 17 He (Messiah) received a cup, and
10 Speak to the children of Israel, when he had given thanks, he said,
saying, If any man of you or of your "Take this, and share it among
generations shall be unclean by yourselves,
reason of a dead body, or be on a 18 for I tell you, I will not drink at all
journey afar off, yet he shall keep the again from the fruit of the vine, until
Passover to Yahweh. the kingdom of Yahweh (on Earth)
11 In the second month on the comes." (A Nazarite Vow?)
fourteenth day at even (twilight) they 19 He took bread (G740, Artos, raised
shall keep it; they shall eat it with bread or leavened bread), and when he
unleavened bread and bitter herbs: had given thanks, he broke it, and
12 they shall leave none of it to the gave to them, saying, "This is my
morning, nor break a bone of it: body which is given for you. Do this
according to all the statute of the in memory (Remembrance) of me."
Passover they shall keep it.
13 But the man who is clean, and is Note: The Greek word "Artos" used
not on a journey, and forbears to keep for bread here indicates that the bread
the Passover, that soul shall be cut off of the Chagigah or "Last Supper"
from his people; because he didn't was leavened, thereby indicating that
offer the offering of Yahweh in its The Feast of UB had not yet begun.
appointed season, that man shall It, also, indicates that Messiah was
bear his sin. neither perfect nor could he be GOD.

Note: An Appointed Season is a 20 He took the cup in like manner


Moed (H4150). This will be explained after supper, saying, "This cup is the
in more detail a following message. new covenant (New Marriage, but
Original Vows) in my blood, that which
is (to be) poured out for you.
21 But behold, the hand of him who
Note: The "Blood of Yahshua"
(symbolic of personal sacrifice) makes betrays me is with me on the table.
"True Believers", whose lives have (See also, Matthew 26:19-23).
become a "Living Sacrifice," after the
example of Messiah, "Clean" in Note: It is not The Covenant
Yahweh's eyes for the purpose of (Marriage Vow) that is new, it is The
observing Yahweh's Holy Days. See People, with whom Yahweh has made
"Sacrifice of Messiah." His covenant "In Blood" (Living
Sacrifice of "Self"), that are new. Both
Covenants require us to Love and
Obey Torah (The Covenant).

Physical Purification for the John 13:2-20


Ancient Israelite was a "Copy" or Note:The Washing of one anothers
"Physical Parallel" to a "Spiritual Feet is not only the Symbolic
Truth." Purification of those who Follow in
the Footsteps of Yahshua, and a tool
This "Purification" was absolutely to teach a message of humility; but
required prior to the "Observance of also, teaches us in a subtile way that
Passover." we are our Brother's Keeper through
the tedious process of purification (1
John 5:16).
John 11:55-57
55 Now the Passover of the Jews was 2 After supper, the devil (human
at hand. Many went up to Jerusalem nature) having already put into the
out of the country before the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to
Passover, to purify themselves (to betray him (Messiah),
become "Clean"). 3 Messiah Yahshua, knowing that the
56 Then they sought for Yahshua Father had given all things into his
(Messiah) and spoke one with another, hands (authority), and that he came
as they stood in the temple, "What do forth from (was Spiritually appointed
you think? Isn't he coming to the by) Yahweh, and was (Spiritually)
feast?" going to Yahweh,
57 Now the chief priests and the 4 arose from supper, and laid aside
Pharisees had commanded that if his outer garments. He took a towel,
anyone knew where he was, he should and wrapped a towel around his waist.
report it, that they might seize him. 5 Then he (Messiah) poured water into
the basin, and began to wash the
disciples' feet, and to wipe them with
2 Chronicles 30:15-20 the towel that was wrapped around
15 Then they killed the Passover on him.
the fourteenth day of the second 6 Then he came to Simon Peter. He
month: and the priests and the said to him, "Lord (Messiah), do you
Levites were ashamed, and wash my feet?"
sanctified themselves, and brought 7 Messiah Yahshúa answered him,
burnt offerings into the house of "You don't know what I am doing
Yahweh. now, but you will understand later."
16 They stood in their place after their 8 Peter said to him, "You will never
order, according to the law of Moses wash my feet!" Yahshúa answered
the man of Yahweh: the priests him, "If I don't wash you, you have
sprinkled the blood which they no part with me."
received of the hand of the Levites. 9 Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not
17 For there were many in the my feet only, but also my hands and
assembly who had not sanctified my head!"
themselves: therefore the Levites 10 Messiah Yahshúa said to him,
had the charge of killing the "Someone who has bathed (a True
Passovers for everyone who was not Believer) only needs to have their
clean, to sanctify them to Yahweh. feet washed, but is completely clean.
18 For a multitude of the people, You (Peter) are clean, but not all of
even many of Ephraim and Manasseh, you (referring to Judas)."
Issachar and Zebulun, had not 11 For he knew him who would
cleansed themselves, yet did they eat betray him, therefore he said, "You
the Passover otherwise than it is are not all clean."
written. For Hezekiah (The High Priest 12 So when he had washed their feet,
had
& Foreshadow of Yahshua) put his outer garment back on, and sat
down again, he said to them, "Do you
prayed for them, saying, The know what I have done to you?
good Yahweh pardon 13 You call me, 'Teacher' and 'Lord
everyone (Master).' You say so correctly, for so
19 who sets his heart (through Love) to I am.
seek Yahweh, Yahweh, the Yahweh of 14 If I then, the Lord and the Teacher,
his fathers, though not cleansed have washed your feet, you also
according to the purification of the ought to wash one another's feet.
sanctuary. 15 For I have given you an example,
20 Yahweh listened to Hezekiah that you also should do as I have done
(Messiah Yahshúa), and healed the to you.
people. 16 Most assuredly I tell you, a
servant is not greater than his lord,
neither is one who is sent (Messiah
See also Ezra 6:20, Nehemiah 12:30 . Yahshúa) greater than He (Yahweh)
who sent him.
17 If you know these things, blessed
Daniel 12:9-10 are you if you do them.
9 He said, Go your way, Daniel; for 18 I speak not of you all (not Judas). I
the words are shut up and sealed know whom I have chosen. But that
until the time of the end. the scripture may be fulfilled, 'He
10 Many shall purify themselves (In who eats bread with me has lifted up
Yahshua Messiah), and make his heel against me.'
themselves white, and be refined; 19 From now on, I tell you before it
but the wicked shall do wickedly; and happens, that when it happens, you
none of the wicked shall understand; may believe that I AM ("As One" with
Yahweh or I will become the "Image of
but those who are wise shall
Yahweh.")
understand. 20 Most assuredly I tell you, he who
receives whoever I send (my servants),
Note: The Fullness of Passover receives me; and he who receives me
will not be truly appreciated until (Messiah Yahshúa), receives Him
the beginning of the Sabbath (Yahweh) who sent me (In other words,
Millennium, when our High Priest distinctly separate persons, but united
(Yahshua) shall make "Atonement" "As One" in the "Image of Yahweh").
for the sins of those who "Love See Holy Spirit.
Yahweh" and "Follow in Yahshua
Footsteps" by living as best that
they are able a life of Obedience John 15:1-3
through Love to Yahweh and His "I am the true vine, and my Father is
Commandments and Statutes. the farmer.
2 Every branch in me that doesn't
bear fruit, He takes away. Every
branch that bears fruit, He prunes, that
The following verses should be in the it may bear more fruit.
right column, but were inserted here 3 You are already pruned clean
to save space. because of the word which I have
spoken to you.
Hebrews 10:16-29
16 "This is the covenant (marriage) Note: See Acts 10:14-20 And
that I will make with them: 'After understand that it is not food that has
those days,' says the Lord, 'I will put been cleansed, but those "True
my laws on their heart, I will also Believers" who have been cleansed
write them on their mind;'" then, by their Love and Spiritual
17 "I will remember their sins and Understanding imparted by the Holy
their iniquities no more." Spirit, which in this case are the
18 Now where remission of these is, Gentiles.
there is no more offering for sin.
19 Having therefore, brothers, Acts 18:4-6 (Paul is clean and decides to
boldness to enter into the holy place be the Apostle to the Gentiles)
by the blood (Living Sacrifice) of
Yahshua,
20 by the way which he dedicated for Hebrew 9:10-23
us, a new and living way, through the 18 Therefore even the first covenant
veil, that is to say, his flesh; (marriage) has not been dedicated
21 and having a great (High) priest without blood (Note: The sheading of
(Yahshúa) over the house of Yahweh; blood does not automatically require
22 let us draw near with a true heart death, only blood).
in fullness of faith (replete), having 19 For when every commandment had
our hearts sprinkled from an evil been spoken by Moses to all the
conscience, and having our body people according to the law, he took
washed with pure water (Spiritual the blood of the calves and the goats,
Cleansing), with water and scarlet wool and
23 let us hold fast the confession of hyssop, and sprinkled both the book
our hope unyieldingly. For he who itself and all the people,
promised is faithful. 20 saying, "This is the blood of the
24 Let us consider how to provoke covenant which Yahweh
one another to love and good works, commanded toward you."
25 not forsaking our own assembling 21 Moreover he sprinkled the tent and
together, as the custom of some is, but all the vessels of the ministry in like
exhorting one another; and so much manner with the blood.
the more, as you see the Day 22 According to the law (Torah),
approaching. nearly everything is cleansed with
26 For if we sin willfully after we blood, and apart from shedding of
have received the knowledge of the blood there is no remission.
truth, there remains no more a 23 It was necessary therefore that the
sacrifice for sins, copies (tangible physical parallels) of
27 but a certain fearful expectation of the things in the heavens (intangible
judgment, and a fierceness of fire Spiritual Truths) should be cleansed
which will devour the adversaries. with these; but the heavenly things
28 A man who has set at nothing themselves with better sacrifices
Moses' law dies without compassion (Living Sacrifices) than these.
on the word of two or three witnesses.
29 How much worse punishment, do Note: In other words, Messiah's
you think, will he be judged worthy sacrifice of blood and water satisfied
of, who has trodden under foot the the physical requirement of Torah for
Son of Yahweh, and has counted the "Purification", while his Spiritual
blood of the covenant with which he Sacrifice through Love cleanses the
was sanctified an unholy thing, and "True Believer." Therefore, Being
has insulted the Spirit of grace? "Washed in the Blood" does not
mean we are no longer sinners, but
that we are merely purified or made
clean for the purpose of observing
the Holy Days in a worthy manner.
Again, I reiterate, death is not an
automatic requirement for losing
blood.

Atonement for Sin will not occur


until Messiah Yahshua returns in the
clouds of the sky and the True
Believers meet with him there after
the Resurrection. This event is
symbolized by the Day of
Atonement, and is a future event.

Leviticus 23:6-8 (NOT a part of 1 Corinthians 11:23-27 (as a


the "Remembrance") "Remembrance")
6 On the fifteenth day of the same 23 For I received from the Lord that
month is the feast of unleavened which also I delivered to you, that the
(wheat) bread to Yahweh: seven days master Messiah Yahshúa on the night
you shall eat unleavened bread. in which he was betrayed took
7 In the first day you shall have a ("Artos," raised or leavened barley)
holy convocation: you shall do no bread.
servile work. 24 When he had given thanks, he
8 But you shall offer an offering broke it, and said, "Take, eat. This
made by fire to Yahweh seven days: (leavened barley bread) is my body,
in the seventh day is a holy which is broken for you. Do this in
convocation; you shall do no servile memory of me" (a "Remembrance").
work. 25 In the same way he also took the
cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is
the new covenant (marriage) in my
blood. Do this, as often as you
drink, in memory of me" (a
"Remembrance").
26 For as often as you eat this
(leavened barley) bread, and drink this
cup, you proclaim the Master's death
(at some future date) until he comes.
27 Therefore whoever eats this
(leavened barley) bread or drinks the
Master's cup in an unworthy manner,
will be guilty of the body and the
blood of the Master.

CONFUSION ENDED !!!!

Fact One: Yahshua knowingly spoke


in parables and anthropomorphisms
so that only The Eternal's Chosen Few
would understand. For example,
"Destroy This Temple and I will raise
it up in three days. In this example he
refers to H_I_M_S_E_L_F ; So that
in hearing they would not hear, and
in seeing they would not see. Thus
some of the confusion was from a
lack of Spiritual Discernment and too
much legality (this we can blame on
Satan).

Fact Two: Yahshua IS our


PASSOVER LAMB (Spiritually
Speaking).

So here is what I Spiritually propose


to you: Yahshua was Spiritually
referring to H_I_M_S_E_L_F when
he told his disciples that they should
go into the upper chamber to prepare
THE PASSOVER Chagigah meal (I
believe the disciples knew and understood
this); And this is also why Paul
said(1Corinthians 11) that whosoever
eats THIS PASSOVER (koinonia or
communion) unworthily will be
GUILTY of eating and drinking
JUDGEMENT unto himself not
discerningTHE MASTERS
BODY !!!! (KUDOS to PAUL)

Conclusion: Messiah was not


referring to The Traditional Passover
meal, but HIMSELF (at The Chagigah -
Peace Offering) !!!!

"The
Remembrance"
and
"The Holy
Convocations"

"In Summation" Keep all


"Annual Holy Days", but
without an additional Sacrifice,
because Messiah Yahshua is
our Passover; and Messiah
gave himself on the Instituted
Passover as per Leviticus
chapter 23. Yahshua was not
sacrificed on the 13th of Abib,
but was crucified
approximately 12 noon, and
was close to death by
approximately 3PM near the
end of the 14th of Nisan
(Abib); which is the
Preparation Day on or about the
traditional ninth "work" hour.

Celebrate this joyous occasion


with other True Believers, not
as a Holy Convocation, but as a
gathering of close friends
and/or Family. Remember . . .

Matthew 18:20
20 For where two or
three are gathered
together in my name,
there I am in the midst of
them."

As for those that cannot


observe "The Remembrance"
(Chagigah "Peace Offering") at
the appointed time, due to
travel or sickness; it is
important for "True Believers"
to remember that they are not
"unclean" for observance
purposes, but if you are
legitimately prevented from the
First Observance, then you
must attempt your observance
one Sacred Calendar month
later on the same numbered
days, in the exact same manner,
even if you are alone. Yahweh
and Yahshua honor the
"Intents of the Heart."

13th Day of Abib of the


Sacred New Year:
(One Day Prior to The Instituted
Preparation Day and Prior to Twilight)

• Prepare the Special


"Koinonia"
Remembrance Meal
(Chagigah), as per
Leviticus 2:4-7, 11, 13.
Do not use honey, do not
prepare or eat food made
with grain other than fine
Barley flour, but be sure
to use kosher salt.

Note: If this day falls


on a weekly Sabbath,
then prepare this meal
and the weekly Sabbath
meals on the 12th Day of
Abib.

Note: Just as barley is


the first to produce fruit
(before wheat) Barley
symbolizes Messiah (The
First of The First Fruits),
but Wheat has always
symbolized the rest of
"The First Fruits" of
The Spring harvest. See
the Parable of the Tares
or Darnel in Matthew
13:24-30.

14th Day of Abib of the


Sacred New Year:
(After Dusk at the end of the 13th of
Nisan (Abib),
which will be the nighttime beginning of
Nisan 14th)

• Eat the Chagigah


Passover
"Remembrance" Meal
(with Raised Barley Bread)
with your family and/or
with other True Believers
(in either your home or
theirs) in Remembrance
of Messiah. This is not to
be a Holy Convocation!

• Drink a "cup" of wine


(Red Wine to symbolize
Yahshua's blood).

• Immediately after the


Chagigah Passover
"Remembrance" meal
(even if darkness has
come), wash one anothers
feet. This is symbolic of
the purification of True
Believers, as being
"Clean" in Yahweh's
eyes. It is, also, a
statement of being
humble, and brotherly
love.

14th Day of Abib of the


Sacred New Year:

The Preparation Day


(between 12 Noon and
3PM),
when Messiah Yahshua
was Crucified.

This cannot be performed on a


weekly Sabbath.
• Prepare the Passover
Meal, as per Leviticus
2:4-7, 11, 13 and Exodus
12:8-9
Do not use honey, do not
prepare or eat food made
with grain other than fine
Barley flour, but be sure
to use kosher salt. You
need not have lamb, but
if you do it should be
roasted.
• Be sure to prepare twice
as much if the 15th falls
on a weekly Sabbath.

Deuteronomy 16:6
But at the place which
the Eternal Elohiym
(YHWH) shall choose to
place his name
in(Spiritually speaking,
that is His Children), there
thou shalt sacrifice the
Passover at even
(evening), at the going
down of the sun (prior to
SUNSET), at the season
that thou camest forth out
of Egypt.

Note: Sunset occurs


prior to Twilight; and I
am sure this varies with
the latitude of the Earth.
Just remember that the
word "Even" (evening)
refers to the period of
time where light and dark
are in a near state of
balance. The actual order
is "Sunset" followed by
"Evening" followed by
"Twilight" or "Dusk"
followed by "Night."
14th Day of Abib of the
Sacred New Year:
(During Twilight - when the Rooster
Crows at the END of this day)

• Begin the "Passover


Meal" with your family
or other True Believers
(in either your home or
theirs) in Remembrance
of the Exodus from
Egypt (Sin). This is not to
be a Holy Convocation!

• Eat Leavened Barley


Bread with a regular
"Passover Meal," but
immediately following
The Passover Meal all
leavening in the home
must be sought out and
burned (destroyed). Do
not begin eating
"Unleavened Bread"
prior to the eating of
"The Passover" (sacrifice
for sin).

15th Day of Abib of the


Sacred New Year:
The First Day of Unleavened Bread

(Begins after Twilight of the 14th. day,


when Darkness has begun)

• Immediately after "The


Passover meal" remove
ALL Leavening Agents
from Home (Living
Quarters - Property). Such
as, yeast, and baking
soda. Do not give this to
someone else to keep for
you! The implications of
such is that you put your
sins on another to keep
for you. This would not
show True Faith and
Understanding.
Additionally, removing
leavening agents prior to
Yahshua's sacrifice
would symbolize that we
were already sinless and
did not need a sacrifice
for sin. Therefore do not
remove ALL leavening
agents from your house
prior to the beginning of
The First Day of
Unleavened Bread.
However, it would be
wise to not purchase
leavened food or
leavening agents for a
couple of months prior
to Passover so that there
would be time to
consume what already
exists.

Exodus 12:15
15 Seven days shall you
eat unleavened (wheat)
bread; even the first day
you shall put away
leaven out of your
houses.

• Keep all leavening


agents from the inside of
your home until after the
Last Day of Unleavened
Bread. If you discover
any after the First Day,
discard it immediately;
this is symbolic of
discarding hidden sins in
our lives.

• This Day is a Holy


Convocation; where two
or three (or more) are
gathered.
If this day is, also, a
weekly Sabbath, you
may not prepare food
this day. Food must be
prepared in advance if
this day is a weekly
Sabbath. Remember:
You are forbidden to
kindle a fire on a weekly
Sabbath, but you may
keep one going if kindled
prior to The Sabbath.

21st Day of Abib of the


Sacred New Year:
The Last Day of Unleavened Bread
(Begins after Twilight of the 20th. day,
when Darkness has begun)

• This Day is a Holy


Convocation; where two
or three (or more) are
gathered.
If this day is, also, a
weekly Sabbath, you
may not prepare food
this day. Food must be
prepared in advance if
this day is a weekly
Sabbath.

The First Fruits


Who are the "First Fruits," and how are they symbolized in Yahweh's Holy
Scripture?

Leviticus 23:10-17 (Spiritual Parallels are in parenthesis)


10 Speak to the children of Israel (The True Seed of Abraham or the "Inward
Jew"), and tell them, When you are come into the land which I give to you
(The Coming Kingdom on Earth), and shall reap the (human) harvest of it, then
you shall bring the sheaf of the First-Fruits (The Chosen Few - of mankind) of
your (human) harvest (of True Worshippers) to the priest (Yahshua, our High
Priest):
11 and he shall wave the sheaf of wheat (present them as if pure wheat) before
Yahweh, to be accepted for you: on the next day after the (annual) Sabbath
the priest shall wave it (this occurs on the morrow of The First Day of Unleavened
Bread).

Note: The Symbolism of the First-Fruits only begins here; the


complete symbolism continues through Pentecost, which culminates
with the First-Fruits having received the 'Full Measure' of Yahweh's
Holy Spirit. This is the Full Measure of Yahweh's Holy Character,
Mind, Power that is imparted after the First Resurrection. The First-
Fruits (other than Messiah) are not only symbolized by wheat, but by all
the First-Fruits of all the various harvests that occur during the Seven
Weeks that lead up to and culminate with Pentecost. These various
varieties of First-Fruits, also, symbolize the various Gentile peoples
who have become "Inward Jews" (Spiritual Jews or 'Wheat').

12 In the day when you wave the sheaf (of wheat), you shall offer a he-lamb
without blemish (This is symbolic of a living "SELF-sacrifice") a year old for a
burnt offering to Yahweh.

Note: It should be noted that this burnt offering is a personal


sacrifice that symbolizes death to SELF. However, it is a "Living
Sacrifice" in as much as it is a personal sacrifice by the owner
of the lamb; and even though the lamb dies, it is still not the
lambs sacrifice.
This sacrifice, also, symbolizes our willingness to follow the
example of Messiah.

13 The meal-offering of it shall be two tenth parts of an ephah of fine (wheat)


flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire (physically baked or fried, and
Spiritually refined by fire) to Yahweh for a sweet savor; and the drink-offering
of it shall be of wine, the fourth part of a hin.
14 You shall eat neither bread, nor parched grain, nor fresh ears (barley
corn), until this same day, until you have brought the offering of Yahweh: it is
a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

15 You shall count to you from the next day after the (7th day) Sabbath,
from the day (following The First Day of Unleavened Bread) that you brought the
sheaf of the wave-offering; seven (weekly) Sabbaths shall there be complete
(forty-nine days):
16 even to the next day (forty-nine days plus one is fifty days) after the seventh
(weekly) Sabbath shall you number fifty days; and you shall offer a new
meal-offering to Yahweh.
17 You shall bring out of your habitations two wave-loaves (no longer sheaves,
but fully prepared) of two tenth parts of an ephah: they shall be of fine (Wheat)
flour, they shall be baked with yeast (symbolizing those who have come out of sin
and have found Favor or Grace in Yahweh's eyes), for first-fruits (the small harvest
of the Chosen Few) to Yahweh.

The Feast of Weeks


Shavuot, Pentecost, Feast of First Fruits
Part Four - A Joyous Spring Harvest

by D. J. Love, Minister, TSN, SBC

Rewritten 8-7-2004
Refined 4-17-2007

This is the least understood of all of "The Feasts." By comparison to the


other "Feasts," there was/is little attention given to it details, and yet it
should be highly understood. It is (after all) The Feast period that represents
The Eternal's Chosen Few (The Eternal's Spiritual Spring Harvest). This "Feast
Period" includes The Day of Pentecost, and is closely associated with
"Shavuot" (also called Shabuoth) Historically or traditionally Shavuot was
celebrated for two days on the 6th and 7th of the month of Sivan. King
David is reported to have been born during Shavuot; Many refer to Shavuot
as "The Feast of weeks" or "The Feast of The First Fruits." The question is:
Is Shavuot or "The Feast of Weeks" actually "Pentecost" or are they related
in a way that is similar to other feast periods, wherein one or two Annual
Holy Days fall at the beginning and/or at the end of The Feast period
(season)? Let me suggest this to you: Shavuot or Shabuoth is most probably
the combination of the (Seventh Day) Weekly Sabbath (Shabbat) and the
"Annual Sabbath" of Pentecost (First Day), since these two Sabbaths are
always together anyway. Additionally, historical and Scriptural evidence
highly suggests that all Feasts are "Moeds" (Appointed Full Moon Feasts),
which are documented as lasting seven days for The Feast of Unleavened
bread, and also, for The Feast of Ingathering (Sukkot or Tabernacles); which I
might add, both always begin with a Full Moon. I suggest to you that The
Feast of Weeks or First Fruits is no different, except that it appears to end in
a Full Moon (symbolic of Light versus darkness). However, only Shavuot (The
Seventh Day Sabbath and Pentecost combined) is a Holy Convocation.

Pentecost

Scripture and Ancient Hebrew tradition teaches that "Feasts" are "Appointed
Times" (Moeds) and still are referred to as a “mikrah” (a rehearsal) of
something that The Eternal had in mind for a time in the future. In other
words, for the Ancient Hebrews it was a "Rehearsal" and glimpse into the
beginning and ending of YHVH's "Plan of Salvation."

There are several schools of thought on the timing of this/these event(s).


Some say fifty days after the resurrection of Messiah; of course there is a
disagreement as to when this occurred. Some say fifty days from the weekly
Sabbath that occurs during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, but some
scholars say this sometimes falls too close to the end of The Feast of
Unleavened Bread." So who is correct? At least you should be aware that
whenever you see the term "First Fruits," Scripture/Epistles are always
symbolically referring to "The Premillennial Spring Harvest," and when
the subject is "The Sabbath Millennium," and "The Great White Throne
Judgement," it is the "Millennial / Postmillennial Fall Harvest."

Maybe we can find some answers in another arena, but first the not so basic
"basics."

Exodus 34:22 (The Two Harvest periods)


22 You shall observe the Feast of Weeks with the First-Fruits of
(The Spring) wheat harvest, and (you shall also observe) the Feast of
(The Fall) Harvest (Succoth or Tabernacles) at the (Sacred) year's end (in
Autumn not Winter).

Matthew 9:35-38 (a Spiritual Harvest)


35 (Messiah) Yahshua went about all the cities and the villages,
teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the
(Coming) kingdom, and healing every disease and every
sickness among the people (a foretaste of things to come).

Note: This "Coming Kingdom," that The Messiah


preached and taught, is the exact same kingdom, that
"The Thief on the Cross" inquired about. This "Coming
Kingdom" (on Earth) is "The Paradise" that Messiah
mentioned; Messiah was not speaking of Heaven, but
rather "The Spiritually Promised Land," (flowing with
milk and honey) and "The New Jerusalem." See: "The
Thief On The Cross."

36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with


compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered,
as sheep without a shepherd.

37 Then he said to his disciples (also Firstfruits), "The


Harvest indeed is plentiful, but the laborers are few.

38 Pray therefore that the Master of the harvest will send


forth laborers into His (2000 Year Spiritual Spring) Harvest."

Revelation 14:14-18 (The Spiritual Spring Harvest)


14 I looked, and behold, a white cloud (first heaven or sky. There
are 3 heavens); and on the cloud one sitting like a son of man (a
human), having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a
sharp sickle.
15 Another angel (messenger of YHWH) came out from the
temple, crying with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud,
"Send forth your sickle, and reap; for the hour to reap has come;
for The Harvest of the earth is ripe!"
16 He (The Messiah by Yahweh's Authority) who sat on the cloud
(Matthew 24:30, 26:64; 1 Thess. 4:17) thrust his sickle on the
earth, and the earth was reaped.
17 Another angel came out from the temple which is in heaven.
He also had a sharp sickle.
18 Another angel came out from the altar, he who has power
over fire, and he called with a great voice to him who had the
sharp sickle, saying, "Send forth your sharp sickle, and gather
the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully
ripe!"

See Also: Matthew 13:24-30; John 4:35-38;

Leviticus 23:10-17 (Spiritual Parallels are in parenthesis)


10 Speak to the ("True Spiritual Seed of Abraham") children of Israel,
and tell them, When you are come into the land (The Coming Kingdom
on Earth) which I give to you, and shall reap the (human) harvest of it,
then you shall bring the sheaf of the First-Fruits (The Chosen Few - of
mankind) of your (human) harvest (of True Worshippers) to the priest
(Messiah, our High Nazarite Priest):
11 and he (The High Nazarite Priest) shall wave the sheaf (present them
as purified wheat) before Yahweh, to be accepted for you: on the next
day after the Sabbath (Strong's H7676) the priest shall wave it. This
particular Sabbath is most assuredly the day after "The First Day of
Unleavened Bread."

Continued

Note: Messiah was/is represented as leavened Barley Bread,


but the rest of "The First Fruits" that follow in Messiah's
footsteps are symbolized by a sheaf of Wheat.

Note: Strongs #H7676, is a word that identifies a Sabbath as


a period of time that involves the number seven. It can be
every seventh day, every seventh year or a Sabbath of the
seventh month or an annual Sabbath of which there are seven:
(1) The First Day of Unleavened Bread
(2) The Last Day of Unleavened Bread
(3) Pentecost
(4) Yom Teruah (First Day of Rosh Hashanah)
(5) Yom Kippur (Tenth Day of Rosh Hashanah)
(6) Succoth or Sukkat (First Day of Succoth)
(7) Succoth (The Last Great Day or Eighth Day of Succoth).

Note: The phrase "priest shall wave it" is also symbolically


referring to our new High Nazarite Priest, Messiah Y'shua,
while the wave sheaf, also, symbolically refers to "The Chosen
Few" (First-Fruits). Remember, not only is Messiah (Y'shua) the
"First of The First Fruits," but the Apostles, and every true
believer that ever lived has become an eternal part of The First
Fruits (Spring Harvest), because of the effort of those "First
Fruits" that came before them. Thus (in essence) "The First
Fruits" symbolically begins as a "Shadow of Things to Come"
with The Day of The Wave Sheaf on the morrow of "The First
Day of Unleavened Bread", and continues for seven weekly
Sabbaths from the weekly (7th day) Sabbath that occurs during
"The Feast of Unleavened Bread," and culminates with
Pentecost, Shavuot AND The Feast of First Fruits (Feast of
Weeks).

Leviticus 23:3 Six days shall work be done: but the


seventh day [is] the Sabbath (Strong's #H7676) of Rest, a
Holy Convocation; ye shall do no work [therein]: it [is]
the Sabbath (Strong's #H7676) of Yehowah (The Eternal,
Self-existent Creator) in all your dwellings. Also, a
"Sabbath of Rest" is always a Seventh Day Sabbath or a
Sabbath Year (every Seventh Year for the Earth).

Exodus 35:3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your


habitations upon the (weekly) Sabbath Day (This is
noteworthy).

Continuation

Leviticus 23:10-17
12 In the day (after the Annual Sabbath) when you wave the sheaf, you
shall offer a he-lamb without blemish (A symbolic SELF-Sacrifice) a
year old for a burnt offering to Yahweh. (Note: Remember! Do not
kindle a fire during a weekly 7th day Sabbath).

Note: This sacrifice is a symbolic "Self-sacrifice" indicating


the willingness of "The First Fruits" to follow Messiah's
example. Therefore, this symbolic sacrifice must immediately
follow on the morrow after "Passover" and "The First Day of
Unleavened Bread." Please be aware that this sacrifice does
not require the death of the "True Believer," it only requires
"The True Believer" to suffer physical loss (the lamb), and is
therefore a "Living Sacrifice" for he/she who sacrifices.

13 The meal-offering of it shall be two tenth parts of an ephah of fine


(Wheat) flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire (physically
baked or fried, and Spiritually refined by fire) to Yahweh for a sweet
savor; and the drink-offering of it shall be of wine, the fourth part of a
hin (H1969, Hiyn, a liquid measure, approximately equal to 5 quarts or 6
liters).
14 You shall eat neither bread, nor parched grain, nor fresh ears
(barley corn), until this same day (day after the First Annual Sabbath Day
of UB), until (after) you have brought the offering of your G-d: it is a
statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Note: The Offering referred to here is the symbolism of


having become a True Worshipper by accepting and following
the teachings of Messiah's Self-Sacrifice, which is freewill
obedience to the 'Righteous Intent of Yahweh's Laws.'
15 You shall count to you from (following) the next day after the (7th
day) Sabbath (H7676), from (that follows) the day that you brought
the sheaf of the wave-offering; seven (additional weekly) Sabbaths
(H7676) shall there be complete (These cannot be annual Sabbaths, since
this is an annual event):
16 even to the next day after the seventh (weekly) Sabbath (H7676)
shall you number fifty days (here we have confirmation of seven weekly
Sabbaths); and you shall offer a new (newly harvested) meal-offering to
Yahweh.
17 You shall bring out of your habitations two wave-loaves (no longer
sheaves, but fully prepared loaves) of two tenth parts of an ephah: they
shall be of fine (Wheat) flour, they shall be baked with yeast
(symbolizing those who are coming out of sin and have found Favor or Grace
in Yahweh's eyes), for first-fruits (the small 'Spring' harvest of the Chosen
Few) to Yahweh.

Note: The two loaves (not sheaves) represent G-d (Elohim)


prophetically gathering His children out from among the
Hebrews and the Gentiles. The two loaves, also, represent the
provision of a double portion.

Numbers 28:26-31 (Verses 27-31, what got "Nailed on the Cross"


along with "Self-centeredness")
26 Also in the day of the First-Fruits (Pentecost), when you offer a
new meal-offering to Yahweh during your Feast of Weeks, you shall
have a Holy Convocation; you shall do no servile work;
27 but you shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savor to Yahweh:
two young bulls, one ram, seven he-lambs a year old;
28 and their meal-offering, fine (wheat) flour mingled with oil, three
tenth parts for each bull, two tenth parts for the one ram,
29 a tenth part for every lamb of the seven lambs;
30 one male goat, to make atonement for you.
31 Besides the continual burnt offering, and the meal-offering of it,
you shall offer them (they shall be to you without blemish), and their
drink-offerings (Symbolic of ALL of the First Fruits, including messiah, as
being without blemish in YHVH's opinion).
Colossians 2:13-23 (The Triumph of Yahshua Messiah's
Ministry)
13 You were dead through your trespasses and the
uncircumcision of your flesh (an attitude of "Self" or a sinful
attitude). He (Yahshua) made you (taught you by example) alive
(Spiritually with an attitude of Love) together with him, having
forgiven us all our trespasses (not through his own power, but by
the authority of Yahweh that was bestowed on him);
14 having blotted out the bond written in ordinances that was
against us (the letter of the law), which was contrary to us (not
Spiritual like the Intent of the Law): and he has taken it out that
way, nailing it (the Letter of the Law and "Self") to the cross (this
is truly "Self-Sacrifice");

Note: Yahshua's Death was a sacrifice of "Self" for the


benefit of all. He gave his entire adult life (a selfless act) so
that he could teach us (by example) what was meant by the
"Spirit or Intent of the Law." Thereby becoming our
"Role Model."

See "Sacrifice of Messiah."

15 having stripped the principalities and the powers (of this


present evil Earth by his obedience to Yahweh with a Spirit of Love),
he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
16 Let no man therefore judge you in eating, or in drinking, or
with respect to a Feast Day or a New Moon or a Sabbath Day
(which you should keep according to the Spirit or Intent of the Law),
17 which are a shadow (foretaste, "Mikrah" or "Rehearsal") of
the things to come (the preferred state of existence for Yahweh's
"Coming Kingdom on Earth"); but the body (the Assembly of
Believers or First Fruits) is Yahshua's (The Messiah is the very first
of all of the "First Fruits").
18 Let no man rob you of your prize by a voluntary humility
and worshipping of the angels, dwelling in the things which he
has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
19 and not holding firmly to the Head (the leadership example of
Yahshua), from whom all the (Spiritual) body, being supplied and
knit together through the joints and ligaments, grows with G-d's
(Spiritual) growth.
20 If you died (to Self) with Yahshua from the elements of the
world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject
yourselves to ordinances (after the precepts and doctrines
of men? NOT the Spiritual ordinances of Yahweh) ,
21 "Don't handle, nor taste, nor touch" (which is what men say)
22 (all which things are to perish with the using), after the
precepts and doctrines of men?
23 Which things indeed appear like wisdom in self-imposed
worship, and humility, and severity to the body; but aren't of
any value against the indulgence of the flesh.

Note: Ever see Filipino Catholics whipping themselves


with whips of sharp objects or crawling on their knees for
miles in some man made Christo-pagan ritual?

Deuteronomy 16:9-12 (freewill offerings, charity, and rejoicing among


the brethren)
9 Seven weeks (49 days) shall you number to you: from the time you
begin to put the sickle to the standing grain (and make a "Wave
Sheaf" from it) shall you begin to number seven weeks.
10 You shall keep the Feast of Weeks to Yahweh your G-d with a
tribute of a freewill-offering of your hand (your work), which you
shall give (Charity), according as Yahweh your G-d blesses you:
11 and you shall rejoice before Yahweh your G-d, you, and your son,
and your daughter, and your man-servant, and your maid-servant,
and the Levite (Priest) who is within your gates, and the sojourner,
and the fatherless, and the widow, who are in the midst of you, in the
place which Yahweh your G-d shall choose, to cause his name to
dwell there (This is your place of Holy Convocation, and can be your home).
12 You shall remember that you were a bondservant in Egypt (a slave
to sin): and you shall observe and do these statutes.

Note: Being a Freewill Offering among the brethren or those


you encounter may present itself in many ways, so be vigilant
for the opportunity for charity to present itself. However,
remember, this is a foretaste of a Spiritual lifestyle that will
exist on a daily basis in the "Coming Kingdom on Earth,"
(Paradise) and thus, the Intent or Spirit of this Sabbath period is
to be applied to our daily lives, and not just during this time
period.

One might think that we should not be concerned with the Ordinances of
Yahweh, but then, "Where does our heart lie?" "Does it lie with The Holy
Spirit of Yahweh's Love or with the unholy attitudes or the spirit of man?"

Romans 2:25-29 (The True Seed of Abraham)


25 For circumcision indeed profits, if you are a doer of the law, but if
you are a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become
uncircumcision.
26 If therefore the uncircumcised keep the ordinances of the law,
won't his uncircumcision be accounted as circumcision?
27 Won't the uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfills the law,
judge you, who with the letter and circumcision are a transgressor of
the law?
28 For he (or she) is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that
circumcision which is outward in the flesh;
29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly (the "Inward Jew"), and
circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit not in the letter (of
the Law); whose praise is not from men, but from G-d.

So enjoy this "Harvest" FORETASTE or "Mikrah" (Rehearsal) of "Things to


Come" in the Spirit of Love and Charity, as it was always intended to be
ENJOYED.

Have a Blessed "Feast of Weeks!"

And send someone a Sabbath Greeting Card!

The Holy Sabbaths


of the Sacred Seventh Month.

Part Five
by D. J. Love, Minister, TSN, SBC

Written 8-17-2002
Revised 2-18-2003
Refined 1-17-2005

Rosh HaShanah
Yom Teruah & Yom Kippur

Rosh HaShanah (not an "Appointed Feast Day") is the first of four special
annual Sabbaths that occur during the Sacred Seventh Month on Yahweh's
Sacred Calendar, which is a direct physical parallel to the coming Spiritual
Seventh or Sabbath Millennium. Rosh HaShanah marks the beginning of
the opening of "The Seventh Seal" in The Book of Revelation in chapters 8
through 11, in 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18, and 1 Corinthians 15:All. Rosh
HaShanah is a period of time that incorporates both "Yom Teruah" and
"Yom Kippur." Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teruah both begin on the same
day, but Yom Teruah represents The Blowing of The First Six Trumpets
and First Two Woes, while "Yom Kippur" represents The Blowing of The
Seventh Trumpet and Third or Final Woe by Messiah himself. This is a
solemn (Serious not Festive), yet "Heart Felt" occasion for those who wear the
"Mark of Yahweh" or "Shema."

Note: Please make yourself aware, if you are not already aware, that
all of Yahweh's Annual "High Sabbaths" are designed by Yahweh to
teach those of us with "Ears to Hear" and "Eyes to See" about the True
"Plan of Salvation." All High Sabbaths are physical examples of
Spiritual Truths (Shadows of Things to Come" or "Rehearsals") and are
not to be followed as legalistic rules and regulations, but are to be
used as a tool to learn and teach Spiritual Truths.

By ignoring Yahweh's Holy Sabbaths, Christians (and others) have


completely separated themselves from Yahweh and from the key to
unlocking the so called mysteries of The Book of Revelation and other
prophecies.

Revelation 8:1-2, 6-13


(1) When he opened the seventh seal (Rosh HaShanah), there followed
a silence in heaven for about half an hour. I saw the seven AGGELOS
(messengers) who stand before G-d, and seven trumpets were given to
them (one each).

(6) The seven AGGELOS (messengers) who had the seven trumpets
prepared themselves to sound. The first sounded (Yom Teruah), and
there followed hail and fire, mingled with blood, and they were
thrown on the earth. One third of the earth was burnt up, and one third
of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. The
second AGGELOS (messenger) sounded (Yom Teruah), and something
like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea. One
third of the sea became blood, and one third of the creatures which
were in the sea died, those who had life. One third of the ships were
destroyed. The third AGGELOS (messenger) sounded (Yom Teruah),
and a great star fell from the sky, burning like a torch, and it fell on
one third of the rivers, and on the springs of the waters. The name of
the star is called "Wormwood." One third of the waters became
wormwood (polluted or poisonous). Many men died from the waters,
because they were made bitter (like hemlock). The fourth AGGELOS
(messenger) sounded (Yom Teruah), and one third of the sun was struck,
and one third of the moon, and one third of the stars; so that one third
of them would be darkened (reduced visibility), and the day wouldn't
shine for one third of it, and the night in the same way. I saw, and I
heard (what appeared to be) an eagle, flying in mid heaven, saying with
a loud voice, "Woe! Woe! Woe (the three woes or the next three
trumpets) for those who dwell on the earth, because of the other
voices of the trumpets of the three AGGELOS (messengers), who
are yet to sound.

Note: The Greek word AGGELOS primarily means


"Messenger." However, that messenger does not have to
be an angel. An AGGELOS may be an angel and usually
is an angel, because angels are Yahweh's primary
messengers; BUT Yahshua Messiah is, also, Yahweh's
Messenger, First Son, Ambassador, Champion, First of
the First Fruits, and more! Yahshua Messiah is not an
angel, but may appears as (like unto) a very powerful
Archangel to someone who is desperately trying to
describe a situation that is almost beyond words (as we
shall see). Additionally, YHVH's "Chosen Few" are ,
also, messengers (ministers) of YHVH's Spiritual Truths.

Revelation 9:1-6, 13-16 (The Three Woes, and the Shema)


(1)The fifth AGGELOS (messenger) sounded (Yom Teruah), and I saw a
star (asteroid?) from the sky fallen to the earth. The key to (the power to
open) the pit of the abyss (bottomless pit or a giant hole into the crust of
the Earth) was given to him. He opened the pit of the abyss, and
smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke from a great furnace. The
sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke from the pit (more
polluted air from volcanic "like" ash and dust). Then out of the smoke
came forth (what appeared to be) locusts (that which falls, lands or lights
on the head or on the tops of things) on the earth, and power was given to
them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were told that
they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing,
neither any tree, but only those men who don't have G-d's seal
(Shema) on their foreheads. They were given power not to kill
them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like
the torment of a scorpion, when it strikes a man. In those days men
will seek death, and will in no way find it. They will desire to die, and
death will flee from them.

(13) The sixth AGGELOS (messenger) sounded (Yom Teruah). I heard a


voice from the horns of the golden altar which is before G-d, saying to
the sixth AGGELOS (messenger) who had one trumpet, "Free the four
AGGELOS (messengers) who are bound at the great river Euphrates."
The four AGGELOS (messengers) were freed who had been prepared
for that hour and day and month and year, so that they would kill one
third of mankind. The number of the armies of the horsemen was
two hundred million. I heard the number of them.

Revelation 10: 1-7 (Yahshua appears in the clouds)


(1) I saw (what appeared to be) another, Mighty AGGELOS (a Mighty
Messenger, like unto an Archangel or a Rabbi), coming down out of the
sky, clothed with a cloud (see 1 Thessalonians 4:16 below).

Malachi 3:1-3
Behold, I send my messenger (Aggelos in Greek, and Malak in
Hebrew; Strongs #4397; a messenger, deputy, angel, teacher, rabbi,
ambassador, king), and he (Yahshua) will prepare the way before
me; and the lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to his
temple; and the messenger of the covenant (marriage
supper/vow), whom you desire, behold, he comes!" says Yahweh
of hosts.
2 "But who can endure the day of his coming? And who will
stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like
launderer's soap;
3 and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will
purify the sons of Levi (the chosen are priests or ministers; Exodus
19:5-6, Revelation 5:9-10), and refine them as gold and silver; and
they shall offer to Yahweh offerings in righteousness.

A rainbow was on his head. His face was like the sun, and his feet like
pillars of fire (This is obviously not a mere angel). He had in his hand a
little book open (the little book of life, as few are chosen). He set his right
foot on the sea, and his left on the land. He cried with a loud voice, as
a lion (of Judah) roars. When he cried, the seven thunders uttered their
voices. When the seven thunders sounded, I was about to write; but I
heard a voice from the sky saying, "Seal up the things which the
seven thunders said, and don't write them." The AGGELOS (Mighty
Messenger) who I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his
right hand to the sky, and swore by Him (Yahweh) who lives forever
and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth
and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it,
that there will no longer be delay, but in the days of the voice
(Trumpet) of the seventh AGGELOS (The Messiah is the Mighty
Messenger) , when he is about to sound, then the mystery of G-d is
finished, as He declared to His servants, the prophets.

Matthew 24:30-31
then the sign of the Son of Man (Messiah Yahshua) will appear in the
sky. Then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the
Son of Man (Messiah Yahshua) coming on the clouds of the sky with
power and great glory.
31 He (Messiah Yahshua) will send forth his AGGELOS (messengers)
with a great sound of a trumpet (which he will sound), and they will
gather together his elect (chosen few who are written in the little book)
from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Revelation 11:14-15 (Messiah Sounds The Last Trumpet)


14 The second woe (sixth trumpet) is past. Behold, the third woe (Last
Trumpet) comes quickly.
15 The seventh AGGELOS (Mighty Messenger or Messiah) sounded
(Yom Kippur), and there followed great voices in heaven, saying, "The
kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Kurios (He who
is the highest in authority), and of His Messiah. He will reign forever
and ever!"

Matthew 16:27
27 For the Son of Man (Messiah Yahshua) will come in the glory of his
Father with his AGGELOS (messengers) , and then will he render to
every man according to his deeds (as written in the little book of life).

Note: The Greek word "Kurios" does NOT specifically


designate G-d and Messiah as one person, but does specify that
the one (either Yahweh or Yahshua) who is "In Charge"
(according to the situation) is the one who is in authority with
Yahweh being the supreme authority, and Yahshua as His
second in command. Whether the sentence is speaking about
Yahweh or the Messiah is specified or made clear by the rest of
the sentence, paragraph or chapter. In this case the Kurios is
Yahweh, but sometimes the one "In Charge" is Messiah
Yahshua (who actually has been given Yahweh's Authority as
Yahweh's Ambassador, highest ranking messenger or Mighty
AGGELOS). "Kurios" basically means "He who is in charge at
the time." Of course, Yahweh is always "In Charge," but as his
reward Messiah Yahshua (who only does the will of Yahweh) has
been given the authority to be "In Charge" (Matthew 9:6, 28:18,
John 17:1-2) concerning his part in Yahweh's "Plan of
Salvation." The confusion over the identity between Yahweh
and Yahshua is because of the "Oneness of their Authority."
This "Oneness" (Spiritual / Mental Unity) makes Yahweh and
Yahshua appear to be the same entity; But they are not! Only
the Authority, the Will or Holy Mentality (Holy Spirit) are the
same.

John 5:25-28
25 Most assuredly, I tell you, the hour comes, and now is, when the
dead will hear the (first) Son of G-d's voice; and those who hear will
live.
26 For as the Father has (eternal) life in himself, even so He gave to
the Son also to have (eternal) life in himself.
27 He also gave him authority to execute judgment, because he is a
son of man (a human being).
28 Don't marvel at this, for the hour comes, in which all that are in the
tombs will hear his voice,

1 Corinthians 15:24, 51-52


24 Then the end comes, when he (Messiah) will deliver (give) up the
kingdom to G-d, even the Father; when he will have abolished all
(Earthly) rule and all authority and power.

51 Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we (the
Chosen or First Fruits of the Spring Harvest) will all be changed,
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet (Yom
Kippur). For the (Seventh) Trumpet will sound, and the dead will be
raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (Messiah sounds the Last Trumpet).


16 For the Kurios (One In Charge" or Messiah) himself will descend
from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel (Mighty
AGGELOS), and with G-d's (seventh) trumpet. The dead (chosen few)
in Messiah will rise first,
17 then we (chosen few) who are (still) alive, who are left, will be
caught up together with them in the clouds (see Rev. 10 above), to meet
the Kurios (One In Charge" or Messiah) in the air. So we will be with
the Kurios (One In Charge" or Messiah) forever.
18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

As for the observance of Rosh HaShanah (Yom Teruah & Yom Kippur), it is
an emotionally conservative (solemn occasion; not a Feast Day), but inwardly
joyous occasion for those "Chosen Few" who worship Yahweh in both
"Spirit and in Truth." It is a time for sounding Trumpets and praising
Yahweh for His Love, 'Plan of Salvation,' and for His Messiah.

Leviticus 23:23-25
23 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
24 Speak to the children of Israel (The Chosen Few or Spiritual Seed),
saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, shall be
a solemn (Atsarah) rest (a serious Sabbath) to you, a memorial of
blowing of trumpets, a Holy Convocation (Assembly).
25 You shall do no servile work; and you shall offer an offering made
by fire (Spiritual Fire) to Yahweh.

Note: Atsarah means "To hold back or refrain," but Spiritual


rejoicing is not limited to a party like atmosphere. When people
silently cry tears of joy, do they not still inwardly rejoice?
Believe me, it you are one of the Chosen Few, you will be
praising Yahweh and rejoicing in your heart, but you will also
be experiencing the "Glory of Yahweh," the "End of Human
Government," "Vindication of Persecutions," etc... .

Note: If this day were to fall on a weekly (Seventh Day)


Sabbath, then cooked meals must be prepared in advance.
However, the offering made by fire here does not refer to
cooked food, but YHVH's "Chosen Few," who suffered trail and
purification by "The Refiner's Fire."

Numbers 29:1-6
In the seventh (Sacred Hebrew Calendar) month, on the first day of the
month, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile
work: it is a day of blowing of trumpets (Yom Teruah & Yom Kippur)
to you.
2 You shall offer a burnt offering (Refined by Spiritual Fire) for a sweet
savor to Yahweh: one young bull, one ram, seven he-lambs a year old
without blemish;
3 and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth parts
for the bull, two tenth parts for the ram,
4 and one tenth part for every lamb of the seven lambs;
5 and one male goat for a sin-offering, to make atonement for you;
6 besides the burnt offering of the new moon, and the meal-offering of
it, and the continual burnt offering and the meal-offering of it, and
their drink-offerings, according to their ordinance, for a sweet savor,
an offering made by fire (physically cooked or grilled over flame, and
Spiritually refined by fire) to Yahweh.

Note: The Sacrifice for sin has already been made, and the
"Living Sacrifices" of True Worshippers are being made every
day, but as a personal memorial prepare a meal that symbolizes
the meaning of "The Seventh Seal," and inwardly rejoice in the
Righteousness of Yahweh. Afterall, YHVH's Children are the
offering made by fire in this Physical to Spiritual Scenario.

The Holy Sabbaths


of the Sacred Seventh Month.

Part Six

by D. J. Love, Minister, TSN, SBC


Written 9-7-2002
Updated 2-1-2003
Refined 9-24-2004

The Day of Atonement


Yom Kippur

The Day of Atonement is the second of four special annual Sabbaths that
occur during the Sacred Seventh Month on Yahweh's Sacred Calendar. This
day is, also, a solemn (serious), yet "Heart Felt" occasion for those who wear
the "Mark of Yahweh" or "Shema," and just like "The Feast of Trumpets,"
(Yom Teruah) it is a prophetic foretaste of the events that are to occur in the
latter days as recorded in the Book of Revelation in chapters 11 and 19-20.
Remember, all of Yahweh's Annual "High Sabbaths" are designed by
Yahweh to teach those of us with "Ears to Hear" and "Eyes to See" about the
True "Plan of Salvation." All Annual Sabbaths are physical examples of
Spiritual Truths and are not to be followed as legalistic rules and regulations,
but are to be maintained and used as a tool to learn and teach Spiritual
Truths.

The Days of Atonement (Yom Kippur) begins with the sound of "The Last
Trumpet," as portrayed in Revelation chapters eight and nine.

Revelation 11:15-19 (The Millennial Day of Atonement begins)


15 The seventh Aggelos (Messiah Yahshua) sounded, and there
followed great voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world
has become the kingdom of our Lord (Elohim), and of His Messiah
(Y'shua). He (Yahweh) will reign forever and ever!"
16 The twenty-four elders, who sit before Yahweh on their thrones,
fell on their faces and worshiped Yahweh,
17 saying: "We give you thanks, O' Yahweh, the Almighty (El-
Shaddai), the one who is and who was; because you have taken your
great power, and reigned.
18 The nations were angry, and your wrath came (past tense), as did the
time for the dead to be judged (NOT The Great White Throne
Judgement), and to give (during the Atonement) your servants, the
prophets, their reward, as well as the saints, and those who fear your
name, the small and the great; and to destroy those who destroy the
earth."
19 Yahweh's temple that is in heaven was opened, and the ark of
Yahweh's covenant was seen in His temple. There followed
lightnings, sounds, thunders, an earthquake, and great hail.

Please read:

"Faith, Grace, and Atonement Explained".

Revelation 19:All (The finale of The Day of Atonement)


After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great
multitude in heaven, saying, "Halleluyah! Salvation, glory, and power
belong to our G-d:
2 for true and righteous are His judgments. For He has judged the
great prostitute (false world religions and faiths of Babylon), she who
corrupted the earth with her sexual immorality (Spiritual idolatry), and
He has avenged the blood of His servants at her hand."
3 A second time they said, "Halleluyah! Her smoke goes up forever
and ever."
4 The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and
worshiped G-d (Yahweh) who sits on the throne, saying, "Amen!
Halleluyah!"
5 A voice came forth from the throne, saying, "Give praise to our G-d,
all you His servants, you who fear Him, the small and the great!"
6 I heard something like the voice of a great multitude, and like
the voice of many waters, and like the voice of mighty thunders,
saying, "Halleluyah! For the LORD our G-d, the Almighty
(Yahweh), reigns!
7 Let us rejoice and be exceedingly glad, and let us give the glory to
Him (Yahweh). For the marriage (covenant) of the Lamb has come,
and his bride (Chosen Few) has made herself ready."
8 It was given to her that she would array herself in bright, pure, fine
linen: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints (their
personal ministries).
9 He said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the
marriage supper of the Lamb.'" He said to me, "These are true words
of G-d."
10 I fell down before his feet to worship him. He said to me, "Look!
Don't do it! I am a fellow bond servant with you and with your
brothers who hold the testimony of Yahshua. Worship Yahweh, for
the testimony of Yahshua is the Spirit of Prophecy."
11 I saw the heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and he
(Messiah Yahshua), who sat on it, is called Faithful and True. In
righteousness he judges and makes war (by Yahweh's Authority).
12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on his head are many crowns. He
has names written and a name written which no one knows but he
himself.
13 He is clothed in a garment sprinkled with blood. His name is called
"The Word of G-d" (The Promised Messiah or YHVH's Ambassador or
Proxy ).
14 The armies which are in heaven followed him on white horses,
clothed in white, pure, fine linen (Righteousness).
15 Out of his mouth proceeds a (an exceedingly) sharp, two-edged
sword (Hebrews 4:12-13), that with it he should strike the nations. He
will rule them with a rod of iron (unyielding to evil). He treads the
winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of Yahweh, the Almighty (El-
Shaddai).
16 He has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, "KING OF
KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS" (that is to say, "King of human kings,
and Lord of human lords; under Yahweh's Authority).
17 I saw an Aggelos (Messenger of Yahweh) standing in the sun. He
cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the sky,
"Come! Be gathered together to the great (Marriage) supper of
Yahweh,
18 that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh
of mighty men, and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them,
and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, and small and great."
19 I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies,
gathered together to make war against him who sat on the horse, and
against his army.
20 The beast was taken, and with him the false prophet who worked
the signs in his sight, with which he deceived those who had received
the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. They two
were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
21 The rest were killed with the sword of him who sat on the
horse, the sword which came forth out of his mouth (The Word of
Yahweh). All the birds were filled with their flesh.

Hebrews 4:12-13
12 For the word of Yahweh is living, and active, and sharper
than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing
of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to
discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13 There is no creature that is hidden from his sight, but all
things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with
whom we have to do.

Revelation 20:1-4
I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of the
abyss and a great chain in his hand.
2 He seized the dragon (source of human nature), the old serpent,
which is the Devil and Satan (Azazel), and bound him for one
thousand years (The Sabbath Millennium),
3 and cast him into the abyss (Spiritual wilderness), and shut it, and
sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until
the thousand years (Sabbath Millennium) were finished. After this, he
must be freed for a short time (100 years).
4 I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to
them. I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the
testimony of Yahshua (Messiah), and for the word of Yahweh, and
such as didn't worship the beast nor his image, and didn't receive the
mark on their forehead and on their hand. They lived, and reigned
with Messiah one thousand years.

Leviticus 16:8-11 (see Atonement Symbolism)


8 Aaron shall cast lots on the two goats; one lot for Yahweh,
and the other lot for Azazel (Devil and Satan).
9 Aaron shall present the goat (Yahshua) on which the lot fell for
Yahweh, and offer him (Yahshua) for a sin-offering.
10 But the goat, on which the lot fell for Azazel, shall be set
alive before Yahweh, to make atonement for him, to send him
away for Azazel into the wilderness.
11 Aaron shall present the bull of the sin-offering, which is for
himself, and shall make atonement for himself, and for his
house, and shall kill the bull of the sin-offering which is for
himself:

1 Corinthians 15:24, 51-52


24 Then the end comes, when he (Messiah) will deliver (give)
up the kingdom to Yahweh, even the Father; when he will
have abolished all (Earthly) rule and all authority and power.

As for the observance of The Day of Atonement, it is an emotionally


conservative (solemn), but internally joyous occasion for those "Chosen
Few" who worship Yahweh in both "Spirit and in Truth." It is a time for
affliction (humility) and praising Yahweh for His 'Plan of Salvation.' But
what is True Affliction?

Note: Affliction (Hebrew word "Anah" Strong's #6032")


means humility. Humility may take many forms (no one affliction
is specifically mentioned as a requirement). Here are the scriptural
examples and the ultimate desire of Yahweh's Holy Spirit on the
subject of AFFLICTION:

1 Kings 21:25-29
25 (But there was none like Ahab, who did sell himself to do
that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, whom Jezebel his
wife stirred up.
26 He did very abominably in following idols, according to all
that the Amorites did, whom Yahweh cast out before the
children of Israel.)
27 It happened, when Ahab heard those words, that he tore his
clothes, and put sackcloth on his flesh, and fasted, and lay in
sackcloth, and went softly.
28 The word of Yahweh came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
29 See you how Ahab humbles himself before me? because
he humbles himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his
days; but in his son's days will I bring the evil on his house.

Psalms 35:13
. . . . my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with
FASTING. . . . .

Note: So then, what is a "Fast?"


Matthew 4:2
And when he (Yahshua) had fasted [G3522] forty days and
forty nights, he was afterward an hungred [G3983].

G3521 (abstinence) "nesteia" from G3522; voluntary "fast" as


on The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).

G3522 (fasted), "nesteuo" from G3523; "abstain from food."

G3523 (fast), "nestis" or "not eating," "abstinent from food."

G3983 (hungred), "peinao" or "famished;" from G3993.

G3993 (starving), "penes" or "indigent" or "seeking


subsistence."

There is no mention of drink or even a hint at thirst, as when


Messiah was on the stake (cross). Therefore, a lack of drink is
not required in a "Fast," as long as the drink is water or has no
nutritional or caloric value (no sugar, alcohol, juice, liquid food,
etc...)
Additionally, I have long found it interesting that Messiah
"Fasted" (G3522) immediately after he was baptized
(immersed) for "Remission of Sin;" Because other than
Messiah's cricifixion, this act of baptism (followed immediately by
fasting) is a supreme example to mankind that baptism by water
is an anthropomorphism for becoming immersed into YHVH's
Holy Spirit (as a new man or way of life as a seeker of righteousness).
When Messiah voluntarily fasted immediately after his baptism,
he set an example (another anthropomorphism) for his followers
to deny "SELF" (repent of or reject SELF). Thus Messiah was
telling us through his supreme example to become a "Seeker of
Righteousness" and deny "Self." Personally, I believe that The
Spiritual Seed of Abraham (Chosen Few) will possess this
Spiritual quality when "The Atonement" actually occurs just
prior to the "Sabbath Millennium" (symbolized by Rosh
HaShannah, Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot).

. . . continued

Isaiah 58:5-14
(true Affliction, true ministry, true sacrifice)
5 Is this the FAST that I have chosen? A day for a man to afflict his
soul? Is it (true affliction) to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to
spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a FAST,
and an acceptable day to Yahweh?

Note: Yahweh does not prefer a physical Fast or


Affliction, but a Spiritual one. Yahweh just uses physical
examples to teach Spiritual Truth. However, if we do
afflict our soul (living bodies) by means of physical
affliction or fasting, as during "Yom Kippur," then it
must be to teach Spiritual Truth OR as a result of
Spiritual affliction. This is emphasized by the next
verses.
CON'T
6 Is not this the fast (to deny "SELF") that I have chosen? to loose
(remove) the bands of wickedness (the sin of "SELF"), to undo the
heavy burdens (oppression of sin), and to let the oppressed (victims of
sin) go free, and that you break (eliminate) every yoke (bondage of sin)?

7 Is it not to deal (selflessly give) your bread to the hungry, and that
you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see
the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from
your own flesh (literally give the shirt off your own back)?

8 Then shall your light (when you can do these things)(Righteous Example)
break forth as the morning, and your health shall spring forth speedily:
and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Yahweh shall
be your reward.

9 Then shall you call, and Yahweh shall answer; you shall cry, and
He shall say, I am here. If you take away from the midst of
yourself the yoke (of selfish sin), the putting forth of the finger (as an
accuser), and speaking vanity (SELF-centerness);

10 And if you draw out your soul (living sacrifice or personal loss) to
the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul (at your own expense); then
shall your light (Righteous Example) rise out of obscurity, and your
darkness become as the noonday:

11 And Yahweh shall guide you continually (with His Holy Spirit or
pneuma), and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones:
and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water,
whose waters fail not.

12 And they that shall be of you (follow you) shall build the old waste
places: You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and
you shall be called, "The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths
to dwell in."

13 If you turn away your foot during the sabbath from doing your
(own) pleasure on my Holy Day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the
Holy of Yahweh, honorable; and shall honor Him, not doing your
own ways (self-centeredness), nor finding your own pleasure (self-
seeking), nor speaking your own words (vanity):

14 Then shall you delight yourself in Yahweh; and I will cause you all
to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you all with the
heritage of Jacob (Israel or seed of Abraham) your father: for the mouth
of Yahweh has spoken it (a done deal).

Leviticus 23:26-32
26 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
27 However on the tenth day of this seventh (sacred) month is the
Day of Atonement: it shall be a Holy Convocation to you, and you
shall afflict your souls; and you shall offer an offering made by fire
to Yahweh.

Note: Offering made by fire doesn't necessarily mean to


cook physical food over a physical fire, as that was the physical
parallel to the Spiritual Truth, which is to offer yourself as an
offering made by fire to Yahweh by following in the Spiritual
footsteps of Messiah Y'Shua.

Luke 3:16
16 John answered them all, "I indeed baptize you with water,
but he (Messiah) comes who is mightier than I, the latchet of
whose sandals I am not worthy to loosen. He will baptize you
in the Holy Spirit and fire,

1 Corinthians 3:11-17
11 For no one can lay any other foundation than that which has
been laid, which is Messiah Yahshua.
12 But if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver,
costly stones, wood, hay, or stubble;
13 each man's work will be revealed. For the Day will declare
it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself will test
what sort of work each man's work is.
14 If any man's work remains which he built on it, he will
receive a reward.
15 If any man's work is burned, he will suffer loss, but he
himself will be saved, but as through fire.
16 Don't you know that you are a temple of Yahweh, and
that Yahweh's Spirit (Righteous mentality) lives in you?
17 If anyone destroys the temple of Yahweh, Yahweh will
destroy him; for Yahweh's temple is holy, which you are.

Malachi 3:1-3
Behold, I send my messenger (Aggelos in Greek, and Malak in
Hebrew; Strongs #4397; a messenger, deputy, angel, teacher, priest,
ambassador, king), and he (Messiah) will prepare the way before
me; and the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to his
temple; and the messenger of the covenant (marriage
supper/vow), whom you desire, behold, he comes!" says Yahweh
of hosts.
2 "But who can endure the day of his coming? And who will
stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like
launderer's soap;
3 and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will
purify the sons of Levi (the chosen are priests or ministers; Exodus
19:5-6, Revelation 5:9-10), and refine them as gold and silver; and
they shall offer to Yahweh offerings in righteousness.

28 You shall do no manner of work in that same day; for it is a Day


of Atonement, to make atonement for you before Yahweh your G-d.
29 For whatever soul it be who shall not be afflicted in that same day;
he shall be cut off from his people.
30 Whatever soul it be who does any manner of work in that same
day, that soul will I destroy from among his people.
31 You shall do no manner of work: it is a statute forever
throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
32 It shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict
your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even(ing), from even to
even, shall you keep your Sabbath.
So what is the "End of the Matter?"

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
13 This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear G-d, and
keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.
14 For G-d will bring every work into judgment, with every
hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.

Be Humble.
Keep the Sabbaths Holy.
Follow Messiah Yahshua's example.
Offer yourself as a "Living Sacrifice."
Offer yourself as an offering made by fire.

Love the Creator, Yahweh, with all your heart, strength, and life.
Love your neighbor as yourself.

The Holy Sabbaths


of the Sacred Seventh Month.

Part Seven
by D. J. Love, Minister, TSN

updated 9-20-2002
refined 4-18-07

The Feast of Tabernacles


(Sukkot or Succoth)
and

The Last Great Day


(Judgement Day)

This message is not your standard Holy Days message. The Spiritually
revealed concept of physical to Spiritual parallels are employed here. This
message reveals prophetic, as well as, the personal meaning behind "The
Feast of Temporary Dwellings (aka Feast of Tabernacles, Booths, Succoth,
Sukkot, Fall Harvest, and Feast of Ingathering)."

Sukkot ("The Feast of Temporary Dwellings") is the third of four special


annual High Sabbaths that occur during the Sacred Seventh Month on
Yahweh's Sacred Calendar. This Sabbath Day occurs on the first day of a
seven day period, which is immediately followed by an eighth day (an
additional day) which is, also, the Last Annual Sabbath on Yahweh's Sacred
Calendar. This final High Sabbath is simply known as "The Last Great
Day." The first and eighth days of Sukkot are solemn assemblies, but the
period in between is a "Joyous" occasion for those who wear the "Mark of
Yahweh" or "Shema," and just like "The Feast of Trumpets," and "The Day
of Atonement" it is a prophetic foretaste of the events that are to occur in
the latter days as recorded primarily in the Book of Revelation in chapters
20 - 22. Remember, all of Yahweh's Annual "High Sabbaths" are designed
by Yahweh to teach those of us with "Ears to Hear" and "Eyes to See" about
the True "Plan of Salvation." All annual High Sabbaths are physical
examples or precursors of Spiritual Truths, and as such are to be used as
Yahweh established them. To say they are no longer necessary is the same as
saying they were never necessary. Don't be fooled! They serve Yahweh's
purpose for those with "Eyes to See" and "Ears to Hear."

The Precursor to Spiritual Truth


(The Physical Example)
Leviticus 23:33-36,39-43.
33 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
34 Speak to the children of (Jacob) Israel (Abraham's physical and
Spiritual Seed through Isaac and Jacob, not Ishmael), saying, On the
fifteenth day of this seventh month is the "Feast of Booths" (Succoth
or Sukkat) for seven days to Yahweh.

Note: There are two very strong Spiritual implications here


for those of us with eyes to see and ears to hear. The first is with
the use of various tree branches, and second is with the
Spiritual implication of "Temporary Dwellings," which I will
soon reveal.

Note: Traditionally the Sukkah is a three sided hut, that is


open on one side. The Messiah was born in a Sukkah (temporary
dwelling) during Sukkat (Succoth or Feast of Temporary Dwellings
or Tabernacles).
(Strongs #5521, cukkah or Sukkah, a hut made of entwined tree
branches or boughs).

35 On the first day shall be a Holy convocation: you shall do no


servile work.
36 Seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to Yahweh: on
the eighth day shall be a Holy convocation to you; and you shall offer
an offering made by fire to Yahweh: it is a solemn assembly; you shall
do no servile work.

Note: An Offering made by Fire, also, has a strong Spiritual


implication, as this offering was (and is) a physical parallel to
the Spiritual Truth, which is to offer yourself as an offering
made by fire to Yahweh by following in the Spiritual footsteps
of Messiah Yahshua (Luke 3:16, 1 Corinthians 3:11-17, Malachi 3:1-
3). However, we should, also, maintain the physical symbolism!
It is a Statute forever!

39 However, on the fifteenth day of the (Sacred) seventh month


(precursor to the Sabbath Millennium), when you have gathered in (also
called "Feast of Ingathering") the (First) fruits of the land, you shall
keep Yahweh's feast seven days: on the first day shall be a solemn
rest, and on the eighth day shall be a solemn rest.
40 You shall take on the first day the fruit of Goodly Trees,
branches of palm trees, and boughs of thick trees, and willows of
the brook; and you shall rejoice before Yahweh your G-d seven days.

Note: There is even greater symbolism on this subject in


Leviticus 23:40, as the fruit of goodly trees is a direct parallel
of the "Tree of Life" in Revelation 22:2 of which each True
Worshipper is a Spiritual Reflection (made in YHWH's Loving
Spiritual Image). The True "Tree of Life" is none other than
Yahweh Himself. Yahweh's True Worshippers are none other
than a Spiritual reflection of YHWH's Spiritual image,
therefore Yahweh's Chosen Few are represented as "Goodly
Trees;" Goodly Fruit Bearing Trees! Just the same as the
"Tree of Life," which is depicted as bearing twelve kinds of
fruit, with leaves that heal nations.

Revelation 22:1-2
He shown me a river of water of life, clear as crystal,
proceeding out of the throne of G-d and of the Lamb,
2 in the midst of its street. On this side of the river and on that
was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruits, yielding its
fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of
the nations.
Nehemiah 8:14-18
14 They found written in the law, how that Yahweh had
commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell
in booths (Strongs #5521, cukkah, temporary dwellings) in the (Full
Moon) feast of the seventh month;
15 and that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities,
and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth to the mountain, and get
olive branches (Hebrew Believers), and branches of wild olive
(Repentant Hebrew Believers), and myrtle (Gentile Believers)
branches, and palm (Gentile Believers) branches, and
branches of (various) thick trees (Gentile Believers), to make
booths, as it is written.

Romans 11:16-27
16 If the First Fruit is Holy, so is the lump. If the root is
Holy, so are the branches.
17 But if some of the (olive) branches were broken off,
and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them,
and became partaker with them of the root of the richness
of the olive tree;
18 don't boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is
not you who bear the root, but the root you.
19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off, that I
might be grafted in."
20 True; by their unbelief they were broken off, and
you stand by your faith. Don't be conceited, but fear;
21 for if G-d didn't spare the natural branches, neither
will he spare you.
22 See then the goodness and severity of G-d. Toward
those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you
continue in His goodness; otherwise you, also, will be
cut off (Obviously "Once Saved / Grafted Always Saved /
Grafted" is a lie).
23 They also, if they don't continue in their unbelief,
will be grafted in, for Yahweh is able to graft them in
again.
24 For if you were cut out of that which is by nature a
wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to (Selfish
Human) nature into a good (selfless) olive tree, how much
more will these, which are the natural branches, be
grafted into their own olive tree?
25 For I don't desire, brothers, to have you ignorant of
this mystery, so that you won't be wise in your own
conceits, that a hardening in part has happened to Israel,
until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in,
26 and so all Israel will be saved. Even as it is written,
"There will come out of Zion the Deliverer, And he will
turn away ungodliness from Jacob (Israel).
27 Thisis my covenant to them, When I will
take away their sins."

16 So the people went forth, and brought them, and made


themselves booths (Temporary Dwellings), everyone on the roof
of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the
house of G-d, and in the broad place of the water gate, and in
the broad place of the gate of Ephraim.
17 All the assembly of those who were come again out of the
captivity made booths (Sukkot), and lived in the booths (Sukkot);
for since the days of Joshua, the son of Nun, to that day the
children of Israel had not done so. There was very great
gladness.
18 Also day by day, from the first day to the last day, he read in
the book of the law of G-d. They kept the feast seven days;
and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according to
the ordinance.

(Leviticus 23 continued)
41 You shall keep it a feast to Yahweh seven days in the year
(annual): it is a statute forever throughout your generations; you
shall keep it in the seventh (Sacred Sabbath) month.
42 You shall dwell in booths (Sukkahs) seven days; all who are home-
born in Israel shall dwell in booths (Sukkot or Sukkahs);
43 that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel
to dwell in booths (temporary dwelling), when I brought them out of
the land of Egypt: I am Yahweh your G-d.
"The Temporary Dwellings"
(Sukkahs)

So what are the Spiritual implications of "The Temporary Dwellings?"

If you haven't already figured it out, it is simply this. All human beings exist
in temporary dwellings (human flesh) all of their natural lives. Those
temporary dwellings being the various physical appearances of the various
human bodies (red and yellow, black and white). And while the physical bodies
(flesh) of all human beings can be compared to the physical appearance of
the various types of trees, not all human beings can be compared to "Goodly
Trees." All Goodly Trees (True Worshippers; John 4:22-24) are the temporary
dwelling places of Yahweh's Holy Spirit. Which is just another one of
Yahweh's "Physical to Spiritual Parallels." Get used to it, YHVH speaks to
us through "Physical to Spiritual Parallels" (allegories and
anthropomorphisms) It is Yahweh's preferred method of reaching out to those
of us with "Ears to Hear, and Eyes to See" (Romans 1:20).

Physical to Spiritual parallels or Anthropomorphisms

Romans 1:20-23
20 For the invisible (Spiritual) things of Him (YHVH) since the creation
of the world are clearly seen (to those with "Eyes to See"), being
perceived through the (physical) things that are made, even His
everlasting power and divinity; that they (unbelievers/idolators) may be
without excuse,
21 Because, knowing G-d, they didn't glorify him as (a Spiritual) G-d,
neither gave thanks, but became vain in their reasoning, and their
senseless heart was darkened.

Note: They wrongly perceived the physical examples of


Spiritual Truths to be gods or legalities, when by Righteous
Design they were actually "Physical to Spiritual Parallels" or
truths. Therefore they say that the Ten Commandments were
nailed on the cross, and that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are part
of a Trinity; when Yahweh clearly states that he is ONE (a lone
G-d). Those that do not keep Yahweh's Holy Sabbaths Holy will
never truly understand physical to Spiritual Parallels.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,


23 and traded the glory of the incorruptible (Spiritual) G-d (Yahweh) for
the (physical) likeness of an (a physical) image (human and other idols) of
(physically) corruptible man (saints, gods, Jesus, etc...), and of (physical)
birds, and four-footed (physical) animals, and (physically) creeping
things.

"The Prophetic Implications"


Concerning "The Plan of Salvation" in the "Latter Days"

Revelation 20:4-6 (The Sabbath Millennium begins)


4 I saw thrones, and they (the Chosen Few or First Fruits) sat on them,
and judgment was given to them (power to judge). I saw the souls of
those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Messiah Yahshua,
and for the word of G-d, and such as didn't worship the beast nor his
image, and didn't receive the mark on their forehead and on their
hand. They lived (after the First Resurrection), and reigned with
Messiah one thousand years (Sabbath Millennium or during the Seventh
1000 years after Adam & Eve).
5 The rest of the dead didn't live until the (seventh) thousand (Sabbath
Millennium) years were finished. This is the first resurrection (prior to
the Sabbath Millennium).
6 Blessed and Holy is he (any of the Chosen Few) who has part in the
first resurrection. Over these (Chosen Few), the second death has no
power, but they will be priests of G-d and of Messiah, and will reign
with him one thousand (Sabbath Millennium) years.
Matthew 5:1-14 (The Chosen Few)
Seeing the multitudes, he went up onto a mountain.
When he had sat down, his disciples came to him.
2 He opened his mouth and taught them, saying,
3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit (Chosen Few), for theirs is
the Kingdom of Heaven (on Earth during the Sabbath
Millennium).
4 "Blessed are those (Chosen Few) who mourn, for they
shall be comforted (by Yahweh).
5 "Blessed are the humble (Chosen Few), for they shall
inherit (the Kingdom of Yahweh, which is presently in
heaven, but is coming to) The Earth.
6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after
righteousness (Chosen Few), for they shall be filled (be
righteous).
7 "Blessed are the merciful (Chosen Few), for they shall
obtain (Yahweh's) mercy.
8 "Blessed are the pure in heart (Chosen Few), for they
shall see G-d (Yahweh).
9 "Blessed are the peacemakers (Chosen Few), for they
shall be called sons of G-d (Yahweh).
10 "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for
righteousness' sake (Chosen Few), for theirs is the
Kingdom (New Jerusalem) of Heaven (on Earth during the
Sabbath Millennium).
11 "Blessed are you when people reproach you,
persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you
falsely, for my sake.
12 "Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your
reward (presently located) in heaven. For that is how they
persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13 You are the salt of The Earth (the world), but if the
salt has lost its flavor, what will it be salted with? It is
then good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden
under the feet of men.
14 You are the light of the world (the Earth). A city (New
Jerusalem) set on a hill can't be hid.
Revelation 21:1-11 (The Kingdom of Yahweh on Earth)
I saw a new heaven (atmosphere) and a new earth: for the first
heaven (atmosphere) and the first earth have passed away, and the
(first and only) sea is no more.
2 I saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem (Kingdom of Yahweh), coming
down out of heaven (the sky) from Yahweh, made ready as a bride
adorned for her husband.

Note: The New Jerusalem (the light of the world) OR Kingdom


of Yahweh is not just a physical city as depicted in symbolism,
but those True Worshippers of Yahweh, who are of "Like Mind"
(Holy Spirit) that inhabit the New Earth. Those that did not
break their covenant (marriage vows) with Yahweh, because of
their obedience through love for Yahweh and His righteousness
(to Yahweh's COMMANDMENTS of LOVE). This is not to say
they were people perfected in righteousness prior to the First
Resurrection, but people who did hunger and thirst for
righteousness (Matthew 5:6). Now they are filled!

3 I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, "Behold, G-d's


tabernacle (tent) is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they
will be his people, and G-d himself will be with them as their G-d.
4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes (Matthew 5:4). Death
will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain,
any more. The first things have passed away (Atmosphere, Earth, Sea
or gas, solid, liquid).
5 He (Yahweh) who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things
new." He said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true."
6 He said to me, "It is done! (a done deal) I am the Alpha and the
Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give freely to him who is
thirsty (for Righteousness) from the spring of the water of life.

Note: Yahweh does NOT say, "He who is already filled with
righteousness (perfection)," but he who is thirsty (Matthew 5:6).

7 He who overcomes (Matthew 10:22 ; "endures to the end"), I will give


him these things. I will be his G-d, and he will be my son (one of the
First Fruits).
8 But for the cowardly, unbelieving, sinners, abominable, murderers,
sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the
lake that burns with fire and sulfur (lava, magma), which is the second
death (a physical death for physical people)."
9 One of the seven messengers (Aggelos) who had the seven bowls,
who were laden with the seven last plagues came, and he spoke with
me, saying, "Come here. I will show you the wife, the Lamb's
bride."
10 He carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain (a
city on a hill cannot be hid), and shown me the Holy City, (New)
Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven (the sky) from Yahweh,
11 having the glory of G-d. Her light was like a most precious stone, as
if it was (similar to) a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

Revelation 22:7-14 (The Messenger speaks for Yahweh)


7 "Behold, I (Yahweh, giver of the message) come quickly. Blessed is
he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."

Note: Sometimes the Messenger (Aggelos) speaks "The


Message" for Yahweh and sometimes he speaks righteous
words according to the Holy Spirit of Yahweh. However, the
messenger is NOT Yahweh.

8 Now I, John, am the one who heard (the message) and saw these
things. When I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet
of the messenger (Aggelos) who shown me these things.
9 He (the messenger) said to me, "See you don't do it! I (the messenger)
am a fellow bondservant (not Yahweh) with you and with your
brothers, the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this
book. Worship G-d" (not me).
10 He (the messenger) said to me, "Don't seal up the words of the
prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.
11 He who acts unjustly, let him act unjustly still. He who is filthy,
let him be filthy still. He who is righteous, let him do righteousness
still. He who is Holy, let him be Holy still."
12 "Behold, I (Yahweh, not messenger) come quickly. My reward is
with me, to repay to each man according to his work.
13 I (Yahweh, giver of the message) am the Alpha and the Omega, the
First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
14 Blessed are those who do His (Yahweh's) commandments, that
they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the
gates into the city (New Jerusalem).

Isaiah 65:8-25 (The Sabbath Millennium on Earth)


8 Thus says Yahweh, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one
says, Don't destroy it, for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my
servants' sake, that I may not destroy them all.
9 I will bring forth a (Spiritual) seed out of Jacob (Israel), and out of
Judah an inheritor (The Messiah) of my mountains; and My chosen
(Few) shall inherit it, and my servants (True Worshippers) shall dwell
there (on Earth).
10 Sharon (the place) shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a
place for herds to lie down in, for my people (The First Fruits) who
have sought me.
11 But you who forsake Yahweh, who forget my Holy mountain (New
Jerusalem), who prepare a table for Fortune, and who fill up mingled
wine to Destiny;
12 I will destine you to the sword, and you shall all bow down to the
slaughter; because when I called, you did not answer; when I
spoke, you did not hear; but you did that which was evil in my eyes,
and chose that in which I didn't delight.
13 Therefore thus says the L_rd Yahweh, Behold, My servants shall
eat, but you shall be hungry; behold, My servants shall drink, but you
shall be thirsty; behold, My servants shall rejoice, but you shall be
put to shame;
14 behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry
for sorrow of heart, and shall wail for vexation of spirit.
15 You shall leave your name for a curse to My chosen (Few); and the
L_rd Yahweh will kill you; and he will call His servants by another
name:
16 so that he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the
G-d of truth; and he who swears in the earth shall swear by the G-d of
truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are
hid from my eyes.
17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the
former things shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
18 But be you glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for,
behold, I create (New) Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
19 I will rejoice in (New) Jerusalem, and joy in my people; and
there shall be heard in her no more the voice of weeping and the
voice of crying.
20 There shall be no more there an infant of days, nor an old man
who has not filled his days; for the child shall die one hundred
years old, and the sinner being one hundred years old shall be
accursed (Judged Guilty).

Note: This 100 year period at the "End of The Sabbath


Millennium" is symbolized by "The Last Great Day" of
Sukkot.

21 They shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant
vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and
another eat: for as the days of a tree shall be the days of My people,
and My chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for calamity; for they
are the seed of the blessed of Yahweh, and their offspring with them.
24 It shall happen that, before they call, I will answer; and while they
are yet speaking, I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat
straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not
hurt nor destroy in all my Holy mountain (New Jerusalem), says
Yahweh.
The Great White Throne Judgement Day
The Second Resurrection to physical life

and

The Second Physical Death

Revelation 20:7-15
7 And after the thousand years (Sabbath Millennium), Satan (Azazel)
will be freed out of his prison (The Wilderness or abyss),
8 and will come forth to deceive the nations which are in the four
corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the
war; the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 They went up over the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp
of the saints, and the beloved city (New Jerusalem the light of the world).
Fire came down out of heaven (the Sky), and devoured them.
10 The devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and
sulfur (lava or magma), where are also the beast and the false prophet.
They (only) will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
11 I saw a Great White Throne, and him who sat on it, from whose
face the earth and the heaven fled away. There was found no place for
them.
12 I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne.
Books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of
life. The (Spiritually) dead were judged out of the things which were
written in the books, according to their works.
13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it. Death and Hades (the
grave) gave up the dead who were in them. They were judged, each
one according to his works.
14 Death and Hades (The Grave) were thrown into the lake of fire. This
is the second death, the lake of fire (lava or magma).
15 If anyone was not found written in the book of life, he was cast
into the lake of fire.

So How Do We Celebrate Sukkot?

Only the first day and the last day (8th day) are commanded
convocations (assemblies). The rest of the time should be spent in an
early morning and evening prayer AND festivities. Many members
use this time for their family vacation. They give gifts (not exchange
gifts), go out to eat, purchase much needed items for the family, etc. . .
The first and last days should be treated like THE SABBATH DAYS
that they are. There should always be a parallel analogy being taught
and remembered concerning The Days of All of The Feast(s) (and
other Annual Sabbaths) and the future time that they symbolize. The
Feast of Tabernacles symbolizes The Sabbath Millennium wherein
there is only love and caring, and evil has been removed from the
Earth (temporarily). Therefore, make it fun, but keep it righteous and
good.

Remember The Sabbath Day and Keep it


Holy!