MMM Day 24: Designated Times / Feasts

March Mitzvot Madness Day 24

Leviticus 23 describes the designated times of Adonai.  Note that it does not say these are the festivals of the Jews or of Israel, but of Adonai!  There are seven feasts or festivals, also known as appointed times.  All believers in the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are instructed to observe these days.  They are Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Shavuot (Pentecost), the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles).  As noted yesterday, three of these are pilgrimage festivals.  But all of them are to be remembered, honored, and observed.  Sukkot is the most joyous time of the year and we are commanded to celebrate.  What a great mitzvot to have!

You are to keep the festival of Sukkot for seven days after you have gathered the produce of your threshing-floor and winepress.  Rejoice at your festival — you, your sons and daughters, your male and female slaves, the L’vi’im, and the foreigners, orphans and widows living among you.  Seven days you are to keep the festival for Adonai your God in the place Adonai your God will choose, because Adonai your God will bless you in all your crops and in all your work, so you are to be full of joy! ~~ Deuteronomy 16: 13-15


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