GIBI Course- Man’s Holliday’s Vs. God’s Holy Days
Have you ever considered that for every real and perfect thing God created, the enemy has acounterfeit? How can you tell the difference between the real and the counterfeit, particularlyif you are a new believer?Were you raised to celebrate some of the
religious or secular holidays
thinking that they are
? Have you allowed your own children to celebrate these
holidays?This paper is written to educate the Body of Messiah on the origination of Americas OccultHolidays. It will compare what the Word of God tells us about them. This is a subject verydear to my heart because season after season I watch children of Christian families celebratingthese
holidays. Isn’t it time that the Church and Congregations know the truth and begin educating other body members and the children on the facts? Paraphrased, the Biblesays, “Without the vision, the people perish.” “My people perish for a lack of knowledge.” Letus heed the Word of God concerning this subject and let the truth set us free!The Word of God is a detailed map or blueprint of how we are to conduct ourselves as menand women of God. The Word of God clearly shows us the Biblical Feasts and FestivalsYeshua (Jesus) celebrated while on the earth. We are commanded to obey them!! It is veryrewarding to know the significance of Yeshua (Jesus) steps while he was ministering. Whatdoes He have to say about this subject? The Bible is God’s Word to humanity and it is theonly completely reliable written communication God has given us.
The reason the Biblical Feasts and Festivals were honored has great significance to a believer today and his/her walk with the Lord. Once the discovery is made, the significance of theFeasts and Festivals will deepen the knowledge of the Word and significantly influence your relationship with God. It will bring new revelation to see things in a way you have never seenthem.There are seven holidays called “the feasts of the Lord.” That expression in itself indicates thatthese holidays are God’s holidays; they belong to Him, in contrast to man’s holidays. “Theseare the designated times of Adonai, the holy convocations you are to proclaim at their designated times”. (Leviticus 23:4) These feasts are called “holy convocations”, that is, theyare intended to be times of meeting between God and man for holy purposes. The Hebrewword translated “feasts” means appointed times. The idea is that God himself has carefullyorchestrated the sequence and timing of each of the feasts. Each is a part of a comprehensivewhole; collectively, they tell a story.
Stern, David, Stern’s Complete Jewish Bible, Jewish New Testament Publications, Inc. , Clarksville,MD> 1998, page Introduction
Howard, Kevin, Rosenthal, Marvin, The Feasts of the Lord, Zion’s Hope, Inc., Orlando, Fl. 1994, p.133