Festivals of The L-rd (Mo'edim- Mikra Kodesh) 
and other Extra-Levitical Festivals
 

I have been a believer for  30 years now.  The most exciting thing I have experienced in that time since meeting Yeshua, is learning about Him and G-d's plan for His people.  We believe that every person has a purpose in life.  We were born to come to know the L-rd and and help others to come to know Him and His will.  The festivals teach about Yeshua (Jesus) and reveal G-d's plan of redemption and restoration of all things.
 


A Short History Lesson

 

Fall Festival and Extra Biblical Dates 09

Teshuvah begins - Rosh Kodesh (1 Elul) Thurs. Aug 20
40 days of Examination

&Fall Holy Days  

 

Yom Teruah (Rosh HaShanah) - Festival of Trumpets

 *Friday, Sept 18, 6pm – Saturday, Sept 19, 6 PM

Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement   Total Fast
*Sun. Sept 27, 6 PM – Monday, Sept 28,  6 PM

Sukkot – Festival of Tabernacles
Friday Oct. 2, 6 PM – Saturday, Oct 10,  6 PM
*Moedim
(15th Tishrei) Friday, Oct 2, 6 PM – Saturday, Oct 3, 6 PM
(21st Tishrei) Thursday, Oct 8, PM – Friday, Oct. 9, 6 PM

 

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Rosh Kodesh  – Chesvan - New Moon
Sunday, Oct 18, 6 PM

 

Rosh Kodesh – Kislev – New Moon
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6 PM

 

Chanukkah –Festival of Dedication

Friday, Dec. 11 – Sat. Dec. 19

 


 

All Scripture References are by The Complete Jewish Bible, David H. Stern, (C) Jewish New Testament Publications INC.


Biblically there are set times of the Year



Shabbat - The Sabbath - Weekly - Sundown Friday - Sundown Saturday
 

Genesis 2:1-3
Genesis 2:1  Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, along with everything in them.
2  On the seventh day God was finished with his work which he had made, so he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3  God blessed the seventh day and separated it as holy; because on that day God rested from all his work which he had created, so that it itself could produce.

Exodus 20:8-11 (in Ten Commandments)
Exodus 20:8  s "Remember the day, Shabbat, to set it apart for God. 9  You have six days to labor and do all your work, 10  but the seventh day is a Shabbat for ADONAI your God. On it, you are not to do any kind of work - not you, your son or your daughter, not your male or female slave, not your livestock, and not the foreigner staying with you inside the gates to your property. 11  For in six days, ADONAI made heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested. This is why ADONAI blessed the day, Shabbat, and separated it for himself.


Leviticus 23:3
3  "‘Work is to be done on six days; but the seventh day is a Shabbat of complete rest, a holy convocation; you are not to do any kind of work; it is a Shabbat for ADONAI, even in your homes.




 

Study Your Biblical Roots - The Sabbath







Rosh Chodesh- Monthly - Beginning of the Biblical Lunar Months
 

Isaiah 66:23
"Every month on Rosh-Hodesh and every week on Shabbat, everyone living will come to worship in my presence," says ADONAI.
 





Spring (Month of Aviv or Nisan)  
Beginning of the Biblical Year
(Shemot - Exodus 12:2)

 

Passover Week -



Pesach -  Passover
- (Prophetic Picture of Messiah's Atoning Death)

 

 Leviticus 23:4-5;
  4 "‘These are the designated times of ADONAI, the holy convocations you are to proclaim at their designated times.   5  "‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, between sundown and complete darkness, comes Pesach for ADONAI.
 


Study your Biblical Roots - Learn About Passover

 


Other Biblical Festivals also during that week:


Hag HaMatzah - Unleavened Bread -
(Prophetic Picture of Messiah's Burial)
 

Leviticus 23:6-8; 
6  On the fifteenth day of the same month is the festival of matzah; for seven days you are to eat matzah. 7  On the first day you are to have a holy convocation; don't do any kind of ordinary work. 8  Bring an offering made by fire to ADONAI for seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work.’"

Study your Biblical Roots - Learn about Unleavened Bread





Bikkurim - First Fruits (of the Barley Harvest)-  (Prophetic picture of Messiah's Ressurection)
 

Leviticus 23:9-14;
 9 ADONAI said to Moshe, 10  "Tell the people of Isra’el, ‘After you enter the land I am giving you and harvest its ripe crops, you are to bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the cohen. 11  He is to wave the sheaf before ADONAI, so that you will be accepted; the cohen is to wave it on the day after the Shabbat. 12  On the day that you wave the sheaf, you are to offer a male lamb without defect, in its first year, as a burnt offering for ADONAI. 13  Its grain offering is to be one gallon of fine flour mixed with olive oil, an offering made by fire to ADONAI as a fragrant aroma; its drink offering is to be of wine, one quart. 14  You are not to eat bread, dried grain or fresh grain until the day you bring the offering for your God; this is a permanent regulation through all your generations, no matter where you live.

 



Study your Biblical Roots - Learn about
First Fruits


 

Shavuot - Pentecost  (Prophetic Picture of G-d Sending the Word on the !st Shavuot and The Holy Spirit
In The First Century on the same day)
 

Leviticus 23:15-22;
15  "‘From the day after the day of rest - that is, from the day you bring the sheaf for waving - you are to count seven full weeks,
16  until the day after the seventh week; you are to count fifty days; and then you are to present a new grain offering to ADONAI.  17  You must bring bread from your homes for waving - two loaves made with one gallon of fine flour, baked with leaven - as firstfruits for ADONAI. 18  Along with the bread, present seven lambs without defect one year old, one young bull and two rams; these will be a burnt offering for ADONAI, with their grain and drink offerings, an offering made by fire as a fragrant aroma for ADONAI.19  Offer one male goat as a sin offering and two male lambs one year old as a sacrifice of peace offerings. 20  The cohen will wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before ADONAI, with the two lambs; these will be holy for ADONAI for the cohen.21  On the same day, you are to call a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work; this is a permanent regulation through all your generations, no matter where you live.22  "‘When you harvest the ripe crops produced in your land, don't harvest all the way to the corners of your field, and don't gather the ears of grain left by the harvesters; leave them for the poor and the foreigner; I am ADONAI your God.’"

Joel:2:28-29
Joel 3:1  (2 :28) "After this, I will pour out my Spirit on all humanity. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions;2  (2 :29) and also on male and female slaves in those days I will pour out my Spirit.

Acts 1:8; 2:1-18
Acts 1:8  
But you will receive power when the Ruach HaKodesh comes upon you; you will be my witnesses both in Yerushalayim and in all Y’hudah and Shomron, indeed to the ends of the earth!"

Acts 2:1  
The festival of Shavu’ot arrived, and the believers all gathered together in one place. 2  Suddenly there came a sound from the sky like the roar of a violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3  Then they saw what looked like tongues of fire, which separated and came to rest on each one of them. 4  They were all filled with the Ruach HaKodesh and began to talk in different languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak. 5  Now there were staying in Yerushalayim religious Jews from every nation under heaven. 6  When they heard this sound, a crowd gathered; they were confused, because each one heard the believers speaking in his own language. 7  Totally amazed, they asked, "How is this possible? Aren't all these people who are speaking from the Galil? 8  How is it that we hear them speaking in our native languages? 9  We are Parthians, Medes, Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Y’hudah, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, 10  Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome; 11  Jews by birth and proselytes; Jews from Crete and from Arabia... ! How is it that we hear them speaking in our own languages about the great things God has done?" 12  Amazed and confused, they all went on asking each other, "What can this mean?" 13  But others made fun of them and said, "They’ve just had too much wine!" 14  Then Kefa stood up with the Eleven and raised his voice to address them: "You Judeans, and all of you staying here in Yerushalayim! Let me tell you what this means! Listen carefully to me! 15  "These people aren't drunk, as you suppose - it's only nine in the morning. 16  No, this is what was spoken about through the prophet Yo’el: 17  ‘ ADONAI says: "In the Last Days, I will pour out from my Spirit upon everyone. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18  Even on my slaves, both men and women, will I pour out from my Spirit in those days; and they will prophesy.

 


Study your Biblical Roots - Learn about Pentecost

Summer


 Bein Ha’m’tarim -Between the Straits -( 3 weeks (time of Prayer and Fasting) 


 

Lamentations 1:1-3   
1  How lonely lies the city that once thronged with people! Once great among the nations, now she is like a widow! Once princess among provinces, she has become a vassal. 2  Bitterly she weeps at night, tears running down her cheeks. Not one of all her lovers is there to comfort her. Her friends have all betrayed her; they have become her enemies. 3  Y’hudah has fled into exile from oppression and endless slavery. She lives among the nations, but there she finds no rest. Her pursuers have all overtaken her in the midst of her distress.
 

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 Fall and Winter



Rosh HaShanah / Yom Teruah - Festival of Trumpets
 

Leviticus 23:23-25
23  (v) ADONAI said to Moshe, 24  "Tell the people of Isra’el, ‘In the seventh month, the first of the month is to be for you a day of complete rest for remembering, a holy convocation announced with blasts on the shofar. 25  Do not do any kind of ordinary work, and bring an offering made by fire to ADONAI.’",
 

 
Study your Biblical Roots -  Rosh HaShanah / - Feast of Trumpets
 



Yom Kippur
- Day of Atonement  
(Complete Fast)

 

Leviticus 23:26-32
26  ADONAI said to Moshe,
27  "The tenth day of this seventh month is Yom-Kippur; you are to have a holy convocation, you are to deny yourselves, and you are to bring an offering made by fire to ADONAI. 28  You are not to do any kind of work on that day, because it is Yom-Kippur, to make atonement for you before ADONAI your God. 29  Anyone who does not deny himself on that day is to be cut off from his people; 30  and anyone who does any kind of work on that day, I will destroy from among his people. 31  You are not to do any kind of work; it is a permanent regulation through all your generations, no matter where you live. 32  It will be for you a Shabbat of complete rest, and you are to deny yourselves; you are to rest on your Shabbat from evening the ninth day of the month until the following evening."
 

Study your Biblical Roots - Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement

 

          
 
Sukkot
  - Festival of Tabernacles -  8 days
 

Leviticus 23:33-44
33  (vi) ADONAI said to Moshe, 34  "Tell the people of Isra’el, ‘On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the feast of Sukkot for seven days to ADONAI. 35  On the first day there is to be a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work. 36  For seven days you are to bring an offering made by fire to ADONAI; on the eighth day you are to have a holy convocation and bring an offering made by fire to ADONAI ; it is a day of public assembly; do not do any kind of ordinary work. 37  "‘These are the designated times of ADONAI that you are to proclaim as holy convocations and bring an offering made by fire to ADONAI - a burnt offering, a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, each on its own day -
38  besides the Shabbats of ADONAI, your gifts, all your vows and all your voluntary offerings that you give to ADONAI.
39  "‘But on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered the produce of the land, you are to observe the festival of ADONAI seven days; the first day is to be a complete rest and the eighth day is to be a complete rest.
40  On the first day you are to take choice fruit, palm fronds, thick branches and river-willows, and celebrate in the presence of ADONAI your God for seven days. 41  You are to observe it as a feast to ADONAI seven days in the year; it is a permanent regulation, generation after generation; keep it in the seventh month. 42  You are to live in sukkot for seven days; every citizen of Isra’el is to live in a sukkah, 43  so that generation after generation of you will know that I made the people of Isra’el live in sukkot when I brought them out of the land of Egypt; I am ADONAI your God.’" 44  Thus Moshe announced to the people of Isra’el the designated times of ADONAI.

Zechariah 14:16-19
16  Finally, everyone remaining from all the nations that came to attack Yerushalayim will go up every year to worship the king, ADONAI-Tzva’ot, and to keep the festival of Sukkot.  17  If any of the families of the earth does not go up to Yerushalayim to worship the king, ADONAI-Tzva’ot, no rain will fall on them. 18  If the family of Egypt doesn't go up, if they refuse to come, they will have no <annual> overflow <from the Nile>; moreover, there will be the plague with which ADONAI will strike the nations that don't go up to keep the festival of Sukkot. 19  This will be Egypt's punishment and the punishment of all the nations that don't go up to keep the festival of Sukkot.

John 7:37-39
37  Now on the last day of the festival, Hoshana Rabbah, Yeshua stood and cried out, "If anyone is thirsty, let him keep coming to me and drinking!  38  Whoever puts his trust in me, as the Scripture says, rivers of living water will flow from his inmost being!" 39  (Now he said this about the Spirit, whom those who trusted in him were to receive later - the Spirit had not yet been given, because Yeshua had not yet been glorified.)

Yeshua Born at Sukkot
Luke 2:8-38; *Matthew 1:18-2:2

Show me how?

Where Did Christmas Come From?

 


Study your Biblical Roots -  Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles


 

Extra Levitical Festival
Kept by Yeshua in John 10:21


Chanukkah   - 8 Days
 

While the Festival of Channukah takes place during the time between the Testaments, it still represents God's People over coming the enemies of God
Yeshua celebrated it in the Temple Courts, He even declares Himself "One with The Father."
 

John 10:22-42

22  Then came Hanukkah in Yerushalayim. It was winter, 23  and Yeshua was walking around inside the Temple area, in Shlomo's Colonnade. 24  So the Judeans surrounded him and said to him, "How much longer are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us publicly!" 25  Yeshua answered them, "I have already told you, and you don't trust me. The works I do in my Father's name testify on my behalf,
26  but the reason you don't trust is that you are not included among my sheep. 27  My sheep listen to my voice, I recognize them, they follow me, 28  and I give them eternal life. They will absolutely never be destroyed, and no one will snatch them from my hands. 29  My Father, who gave them to me, is greater than all; and no one can snatch them from the Father's hands. 30  I and the Father are one." 31  Once again the Judeans picked up rocks in order to stone him. 32  Yeshua answered them, "You have seen me do many good deeds that reflect the Father's power; for which one of these deeds are you stoning me?" 33  The Judeans replied, "We are not stoning you for any good deed, but for blasphemy - because you, who are only a man, are making yourself out to be God <Hebrew: Elohim>." 34  Yeshua answered them, "Isn't it written in your Torah, ‘You people are Elohim’? <h> 35  If he called ‘elohim’ the people to whom the word of Elohim was addressed (and the Tanakh cannot be broken), 36  then are you telling the one whom the Father set apart as holy and sent into the world, ‘You are committing blasphemy,’ just because I said, ‘I am a son of Elohim’? 37  "If I am not doing deeds that reflect my Father's power, don't trust me. 38  But if I am, then, even if you don't trust me, trust the deeds; so that you may understand once and for all that the Father is united with me, and I am united with the Father." 39  One more time they tried to arrest him, but he slipped out of their hands. 40  He went off again beyond the Yarden, where Yochanan had been immersing at first, and stayed there. 41  Many people came to him and said, "Yochanan performed no miracles, but everything Yochanan said about this man was true." 42  And many people there put their trust in him.

 

Study your Biblical Roots - Chanukkah

 

Extra Levitical Festival


Purim -  
(Commemorating the Deliverance of the Jewish people from Death) 
Book of Esther is a story about Anti-Semitism and deliverance of G-d's People

 


Esther 9:17  on the thirteenth day of the month Adar. So on the fourteenth day of Adar they rested and made it a holiday for celebrating and rejoicing. 18  However, the Jews of Shushan assembled on both the thirteenth and fourteenth days of Adar, so it was on the fifteenth that they rested and made it a holiday for celebrating and rejoicing. 19  This is why the Jews of the villages, those who live in unwalled towns, make the fourteenth day of the month of Adar a day for celebrating and rejoicing, a holiday and a time for sending each other portions <of food>. 20  Mordekhai recorded these events and sent letters to all the Jews in all the provinces of King Achashverosh, both near and far, 21  instructing them to observe the fourteenth day of the month of Adar and the fifteenth day, every year, 22  <to commemorate> the days on which the Jews obtained rest from their enemies and the month which for them was turned from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; they were to make them days of celebrating and rejoicing, sending portions <of food> to each other and giving gifts to the poor. 23  So the Jews took it upon themselves to continue what they had already begun to do, and as Mordekhai had written to them; 24  because Haman the son of Hamdata the Agagi, the enemy of the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them and had thrown pur (that is, "cast lots") to crush and destroy them; 25  but when Ester came before the king, he ordered by letters that <Haman's> wicked scheme, which he had plotted against the Jews, should recoil on his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows. 26  This is why these days have been called Purim, after the word pur. Thus, because of everything written in this letter, and what they had seen concerning this matter, and what had come upon them, 27  the Jews resolved and took upon themselves, their descendants and all who might join them that without fail they would observe these two days in accordance with what was written in <this letter> and at the appointed time, every year; 28  and that these days would be remembered and observed throughout every generation, every family, every province and every city; and that these days of Purim would never cease among the Jews or their memory be lost by their descendants. 29  Then Ester the queen, the daughter of Avichayil, and Mordekhai the Jew, gave full written authority to confirm a second letter about Purim. 30  He sent copies of it to all the Jews, to the 127 provinces of the kingdom of Achashverosh, ensuring their peace and security 31  and requiring the observance of these days of Purim at their designated times, as Mordekhai the Jew and Ester the queen had enjoined them, and as they had established for themselves and their descendants concerning the matters of fasting and lamenting.
 

Study your Biblical Roots - Purim


 

 

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