Should We Obey the Feasts of the Lord? 700 Club.
Grade D – Teaches others to violate the law or profane the Sabbath under the color of “Grace.”
By Gary Woodroffe
YES. The answer is YES. My short, humble explanation follows:
Since the book release of “Four Blood Moons: Leaving Babylon” and redirecting my relation with Yahweh toward the Torah, I come across a caller on the Christian Broadcasting Network, “Should We Obey the Feasts of the Lord?”; I heard on the 700 Club, Ask Pat.
I believe it was Gordon, answered, “well, we can come before God anytime so I don’t think there is any requirement to honor the Feasts.” When coming from the irrational mindset that “the law is done away with”, setting the scenario up on the slippery slope of greasy grace, perhaps another Western Christian can follow that faulty logic.
After several days of contemplation, it occurs to me the scope of the question is far wider and deeper than we realize. Consider:
- The “Feasts of the Lord” are also designated Sabbath days according to the Torah.
- The “Ten Commandments” are also designated a subset of the Torah. See Leviticus 19.
- The “Torah” is more aptly called our instruction book rather than the “law”.
- What is the “atonement?” A license to invent our own law, under the color of “grace?” NOT.
First, we must understand the command to “Keep Holy the Sabbath day” is part of the Ten Commandments, which is part of the Torah. It follows then if we fail to honor the Feasts, we also “profane” the Sabbath. The Webster definition of “profane” is to treat what is Holy as common. Israel was judged for profaning the Sabbath up to the time of the First Temple in 587 B.C.Further, the first day [Sunday] is not the Sabbath. No where in Scripture is the First day designated as the “Sabbath”. The Sabbath is the 7th day [Saturday] designated directly by Yahweh to Moses. Pope Gregory has no authority to change the Sabbath in 323 A.D. or any other time. Simply put, Western Christianity has taught us to profane the Sabbath.
- Second, what the caller is asking, “Is it ok to profane the Sabbath?”.
- Third, on a larger scope the caller is asking, “Is it ok to violate the Torah?”.
The answer from that perspective is obvious. We can ask ourselves, “which one of the Ten Commandments can we cancel?” or has Yahweh cancelled? When we understand Yahweh’s intention behind the Feasts, we discover we miss the entire purpose of the Feasts.
The “Feasts” in the Hebrew are defined as an “intermission”. Yahweh instructs us to stop with the daily grind of working and worrying about money, to reorder our homes, to spend family time together and to meet with Him. In other words… chill out! Take a break dude!
We have a free choice.
We have a free choice. We can do anything we want; however, there are consequences. We can choose to violate any of mans’ laws or God’s laws; but consequences follow. The Feasts are Yahweh’s pre arranged appointments, like Pastor Mark Biltz says, Yahweh has pre ordained in His appointment book. We have a free choice to blow off Yahweh’s pre ordained appointment and go do stupid stuff. Consider also when we blow off someone’s invite, we are likely to lose them as a friend; very rude, not recommended, invites negative reactions and consequences. Why…pray tell, would we want to blow off Yahweh’s pre ordained appointment resulting in offending Him? Yahweh has been exceedingly, abundantly, above all I could ask or think kind and benevolent to me. Risking His offense, alienation or disenfranchisement on such a frivolous consideration is a risk I’ll not take.