Originally Posted by SoldierofGod
should we celebrate the old testament holidays? ive been doing research and if we were to celebrate properly according to the old testament lev. 23:4-8 then we should be celebrating on a different day each year. should we celebrate like that or should we change it. please respond with bible verses saying whether or not we should or shouldnt please.
Some will ask the question differently.
Should we celebrate the Lords appointed festivals ?
Theses who are under Mosaic covenant defiantly should. But they can't, at best they can partially do so.
The Temple nor tabernacle are no longer in Jerusalem here on earth. There are 3 Regalim - pilgrimages, required people to go to the holy city and sacrifice there.
Today the sacrifice is replaced by prayer, it is based on Psalms were it states that by lips they send as "parim" - bulls.
Basically there was a sacrifice for Sabbath, New Moon, Passover, and many other festivals.
Today we can't follow the law of Moses that tells us how to keep Lords appointed times, festivals in their fullest way. Jews for example settled for modified versions of the festivals.
Samaritans actually do sacrifice a lamb on Passover.
For the Christians the festivals are modified, Passover is Ester.
The last supper signified Jesus as Passover lamb as how Hebrews saved by blood on their doors and the death didn't touch them, new Covenant with Jesus we have the wine and the bread.
New festivals exists such as Christmas,
The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more then all the dwellings of Jacob, glorious things are spoken of thee O city of God". Psalm 87v2
" Beautiful for situation the joy of the whole earth is mount Zion, on the sides of the north. The city of the great King". Psalm 48v2
"At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the YHWH; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of YHWH, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the stubbornness of their evil heart" (Jeremiah 3.17).
17 And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, YHWH of hosts, on them there will be no rain. 18 If the family of Egypt will not come up and enter in, they shall have no rain; they shall receive the plague with which YHWH strikes the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations that do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
21 Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be Set-apartness to YHWH of hosts. Everyone who sacrifices shall come and take them and cook in them. In that day there shall no longer be a Canaanite in the House of YHWH of hosts.