Remember Satan is good and evil. He will mix a little of God into his totally pagan holidays to placate the religious while appeasing the worldly. It is so sad, people professing to love God like puppets celebrate them happily. Unfortunately it angers them if you try to tell them the truth concerning the world's holidays. The Word however tells us a well cannot produce clear, pure water and brackish at the same time. And again, the Word explains to us, if something clean and sanctified touches something evil and dirty, it will not make the dirty thing clean, it will make the clean thing dirty. So trying to mix Jesus with the dark side of the supernatural is just some more of Satan's good and evil thinking and all a part of his plans to pervert man so he can elevate himself through them. Jesus and elves? Flying reindeer driven by a fat jolly man that supposedly knows what you've done all year long and brings to each the gifts they deserve? Hum – could that be the enemy cunningly taking the Father's place in the hearts of innocent children? I thought only God was omnipresent! Jesus and the prolific rabbit and easter eggs, symbolic of the fertility goddess, how does that add up? So we could rightfully call man's holidays, Satan's feasts! You see they are the counterfeit of God's feasts and prepared by the enemy with the intent to destroy humanity by maneuvering them to be at odds with the Creator. He knows this world and all that represents it will be the target of God's wrath and perish in the end. This would leave Satan and the evil hosts he controls the only beings on earth making it his. Now he can fulfill his dream to be like God. God's feasts on the other hand reveal, little by little, line upon line, precept upon precept, God's plan for the restoration of mankind and all of creation that is in their care. Man's dominion will be re-established. Is this not reason enough to study the knowledge Father has so generously served over the years at His feasts and would it not be wise to develop a taste for the end time spiritual food being offered to man today? The Word says, “you brethren will not be caught unaware”. This is because they attended and experienced God's feasts. Remember, in each course is food for man's growth, survival and restoration!
1 The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godlessare to be removed.
2 And he took up his parable and said – Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, which the angels showed me, and from themI heard everything, and from them I understood as I saw, but not for this generation, but for a remote onewhich is for to come.
King David said it this way.
15 So the nations shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth Your glory.
16 For the Lord shall build up Zion(His government); He shall appear in His glory(as woman is the glory of man, so mankind is the glory of God).
17 He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, and shall not despise their prayer(because they are born through God, Christ's brethren, God's children).
18 This will be written for the generation to come, that a peopleyet to be created may praise the Lord(the born again new creature, the new species).
7 And the earth shall be wholly rent in sunder, and all that is upon the earth shall perish, and there shall be a judgment upon all men.
8 But with the righteousHe will make peace, and will protect the elect, and mercy shall be upon them. And they shall all belong to God, and they shall be prospered, and they shall all be blessed. And He will help them all, and light shall appear unto them, and He will make peace with them.
9 And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones to execute judgment upon all, and to destroy all the ungodly: and to convict all flesh of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.
The Apostle John saw the same end in Revelation 19:11-14.
11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
12 His eyes were like a flame of fire(purging all evil), and on His head were many crowns(all authority). He had a name written that no one knew except Himself(until the veil of deception was lifted).
13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God(the Tree of Life, the very one Adam and Eve turned from!).
14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses(the pure and righteous angelic army, not a part of the rebellious ones that married into mankind!).
Now here again is the fate of the wicked.
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great God(those of this world will attend this feast!),
18 that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great.” (I do not want to be there!)
19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, (See who the beast is? Still wish to vote?) and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army(they will not re-enact the cross, He allowed it once for man's sake).
20 Then the beast was captured(the governments of man through whom Satan rules), and with him the false prophet(Babylon, the world's churches and mystery religions and secret societies) who worked signs in his presence, bywhichhe deceived those who received the mark of the beast(those who lend a hand to the systems, put their mind to helping them) and those who worshiped his image(ones that uphold the world's systems). These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone(all that Satan has accomplished will be destroyed by the Word!).
21 And the rest(those not separate of the world)were killed with the sword(judged by the truth found in the end time knowledge released by God) which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse(this is that sword, the Truth, the Word that does not come back void). And all the birds were filled with their flesh(those who refused truth, turned their back on the Word will attend the final feast of God).
See how the Word of God is intertwined with God's feasts? The above event takes place at the final feast of Simchat Torah! The lawless will attend the final great supper of God, those that love and keep the law will attend the marriage supper of Lamb. Is it not wonderful how the 7th man from Adam prophesied thousands of years ago truths that are being exposed through God's feasts today? His writings are therefore proof of what is being said. Likewise, a man that personally walked with Jesus also prophesied events the feasts today are giving us insight to. All is put before us for proof so we can have the great faith it takes to walk through the end days of the world's systems. Also, as these things take place, we can, because of the prophetic words and visions, be assured they are a part of God's plan and therefore not be frightened or fooled. You see if you study the final feast of Rosh Hashanah for instance, you will find it is Judgment Day, the end of the wicked and the harvest of the righteous. The following feast of Atonement, previously a feast of repentance for all the wrongs of mankind to be confessed and forgiven will in the end be a time of being set free, rejoicing and restoration. Then Tabernacles with Sh'mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.
Let us read of this glorious time from Enoch again.
1 And in those days a change shall take place(I Corinthians 15:52-53 fulfilled)for the holy and elect, and the light of days shall abide upon them, and glory and honour shall turn to the holy,
2 On the day of affliction(Atonement)on which evil shall have been treasured up against the sinners. And the righteous shall be victorious in the name of the Lord of Spirits(these repented on their own because they love God and do not wish to disappoint Him): and He will cause the others to witness this, that they may repent and forgo the works of their hands(enter His rest and begin to manifest His plan).
3 They shall have no honour through the name of the Lord of Spirits(because they didn't do these things on their own out of love), yet through His name they shall be saved(He is gracious), and the Lord of Spirits will have compassion on them, for His compassion is great.
The final feast of Tabernacles was also seen by John in Revelation 21:3-4.
3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Jesus said, if you love Me you will keep My commandments. The Father said if you will hear My voice and obey I will be your God and you will be My people. God says to keep His Feasts, this is a statute forever. It is for our own good that we are commanded to be at the Father's table.
In Enoch we read, Enoch 58:2-6.
2 Blessed are ye, ye righteous and elect(those that keep His laws), for glorious shall be your lot.
3 And the righteous shall be in the light of the sun, and the elect in the light of eternal life(these walk in God's knowledge): the days of their life shall be unending(death shall be defeated), and the days of the holywithout number(eternal!).
4 And they shall seek the light(seek truth) and find righteousness with the Lord of Spirits(walk in His statutes because of the truth they have absorbed): there shall be peace to the righteous in the name of the Eternal Lord.
5 And after this it shall be said to the holy in heaven(to the holy angels) that they should seek out the secrets of righteousness(look into what they have been made privy to), the heritage of faith: for it has become bright as the sun upon the earth, and the darkness is past(the law of God is re-established).
6 And there shall be light that never endeth, and to a limit (lit. 'number') of daysthey shall not come(God's knowledge and law bring life), for the darkness shall first have been destroyed(light dispels darkness), and the light established(knowledge) before the Lord of Spirits, and the light of uprightness(law)established foreverbefore the Lord of Spirits.
23 For the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light; reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
You can see why you would want to keep the final feast of God, it is Simchat Torah, meaning “rejoicing in the law”! Here is the result of hearing His voice and obeying.
4 They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads.
5 There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light.
And they shall reign forever and ever(eternity).
6 Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the holy prophetssent His angel to show His servantsthe things which must shortly take place.
The happenings in the end times will be shown or revealed to the righteous and elect by giving insight to the truth contained in the feasts of God. Those that walk in the light of truth and follow the law of God, not to be confused with the old Mosaic law, but those written on their hearts and minds will be standing when everything that belongs to this world and Satan has crumbled. Through these a new heaven and earth will be established, one where righteousness dwells and is in harmony with the sovereign laws of the universe. His children will attend His feasts, congregate at His table forever. The table talk will continue to bring life, blessings, joy, and security. Did you know the Tabernacle, constructed in the wilderness was a visual object outlining the restoration of man through the feasts? A rough illustration has been included, but perhaps you will get the idea.
In closing, let us read John 6:53-58.
53 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.
54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
55 For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.
56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My bloodabides in Me, and I in him.
57 As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me(He is the Word of God, His knowledge).
58 This is the bread which came down from heaven—not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.”
You see, Jesus is what the feasts are all about. For example He is the sacrificial Passover Lamb. His body is the Unleavened Bread and through His resurrection He became the First Fruit of the Kingdom of God. It is through Him mankind is restored! He is the Truth, the Way, He is life! A part of Him is served at every Holy convocation. To reject the feasts of God is to reject God's sacrifice! To turn our backs on His knowledge and refuse to meet at His designated time is total rebellion. The more of the Lamb we eat, the more of the Word we consume, the faster the restoration of mankind and the fulfillment of the Kingdom can come about. So humanity, we must come to God's feasts and we must eat all of the Lamb!