The Most High Commanded us in Leviticus 23 to observe Holy Days, which are also known as Feast Days. No where in the Bible does it command for us halt these appointed times and or replace them with worldly holidays. Actually, in the book of Mark 7:7-13 we're told;
"Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. "
"In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD'S passover." Lev 23:5
Passover (Nisan 14) always falls in the March/April time frame. This Feast celebrates deliverance for the Hebrews slaves from Egypt. Redemption was brought through the killing of the Passover Lamb whose blood was to be applied to the doorposts of their houses. This act would spare our firstborn from the Tenth Curse against Pharaoh. YAHWAH promised that the Angel of Death would "pass over" those houses with the blood of the lamb on the doorposts, sparing the first born. (Ex:12:1-13)
"And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. "
This feast is the beginning of a seven day period which eating of leavened bread is forbidden, as leaven is a symbol of sin ( 1 Cor. 5:6-8)
"Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: "
This feast also falls during March/April (Nisan 16). It celebrates the bringing of the first fruits of the winter harvest to Temple. It is also symbolic of Yahshua being the Firstfruits. ( 1 Cor. 15:23 )
Feast of Firstfruits is commonly called Pentecost because it was celebrated on the fiftieth day from the sabbath beginning the Passover. It is also know by Feast of Weeks and Feast of Harvest.
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