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Feasts of Yahweh and their Hebrew Dates
Passover – Abib 14 – A Day before the Sabbath Day
Unleavened Bread – Abib 15th (eve of 14th) The Sabbath Day
End of Unleavened Bread- Abib 22nd (eve of 21st) Sabbath Day
(also but observe at sundown)
Shabuot- Sivan 8th First Sabbath Day of Sivan
First Fruits of Wine 29th Day of 5th month Last Sabbath Day of the Month
Yom Teruah 1st Day of 7th month New Moon Day ???
Atonement 10th Day of the 7th month Is NOT a Sabbath Day – hmmmmm?
Tabernacles begin 15th Day of the 7th month A Sabbath Day
Tabernacles end 22nd Day of the 7th month A Sabbath Day
I think it is incredible that nearly all fall on what the Lunar Sabbath believers say are the Sabbath days (8th day, 15th day, 22nd day and 29th days are the continuous Sabbath Days for all months on the Hebrew Calendar, according to them).
Now, I noticed that the Day of Atonement is NOT on a Sabbath Day, I thought it should be on the 8th day but it is what it is and who am I to question Yahweh but He knows I cannot help myself, so I had to look into this and this is what I learned. Atonement is NEVER associated with "chag". As a day of fasting it was not intended to be a joyous celebration, but a very solemn one. Everyone was actually to afflict themselves (Lev 23:27, 32).
Another "mo'ed", the day of Trumpets or Shoutings is also NOT clearly a time of great rejoicing. Although trumpets were sounded on occasions of joy, they were also sounded in war. This day is generally understood to look forward to the second coming of Messiah (I Cor 15:51-52), also known as the Day of the Lord. Although the long term result will be positive, the occasion is bitter.
Well, here is a verse I found myself continually meditating upon.
Lev 23:39 "Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the LORD for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest , and on the eighth day a sabbath-rest."
Peace and Light to all.