The Appointed Times (Moadim) of YHUH (YHWH)


The Appointed Times (Moadim) of YHUH (YHWH) is His Command to all {who serve Him by guarding His Teachings; Instructions; Commands; Laws (Torah) and are in covenant with Him}. He commands us to observe His Appointed Times — NOT that of a church, taught by man through religion and pagan traditions!
This is YHUH/YHWH’S [Prophetic Time Plan], which was changed by satan through man (refer to Dan 7:25), replacing His commanded appointed times with [pagan] festivals like New Years, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Valentines, Thanksgiving and others! There is NO Scriptural evidence or command to observe these pagan festivals, yet we see CLEAR and PRECISE commands from Almighty Yahuah [YHUH/YHWH] regarding the observance of His Appointed Times, taught in 18 Books of Scripture!
Let it CLEARLY be NOTED that all the Messengers, Prophets and Priests of Yahuah observed His Appointed Times in the First Covenant (Old Testament) – so too did Messiah, His Taught Ones (Disciples) and the Emissaries (Apostles) in the Renewed Covenant (New Testament)!
Thus, the appointed Times of Yahuah did NOT fall away as many falsely teach and preach, as it was OBSERVED in the Renewed Covenant (New Testament) AS WELL! It was NOT nailed to a “cross”. What was nailed to the tree was the certificate of debt against us (Col 2:14), NOT the Appointed Times or the Instructions/Commands/Laws (Torah) of Yahuah!
Four (4) times in Lev, chapter 23, we are reminded that these laws pertaining to the Appointed Times are FOREVER UNTO ALL GENERATIONS (including ours) – see verses 14, 21, 31 and 41.
Let me also REMIND all reading this that the observance of Yahuah’s Sabbaths is a SIGN of His ETERNAL COVENANT with us!
Exo 31:13 “And you, speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl (includes Jew and Gentile), saying, ‘My Sabbaths you are to guard, by all means, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I, YHUH am setting you apart.
Let’s begin with the observance of the 1st Appointed Time of Almighty Yahuah.
It is His 7th-day weekly Sabbath! (Sat-day, i.e. 7th day of the week).
It is a Day of Rest and fellowship, signifying eternal rest with the Father. (Exo 20:8-11; Deu 5:12-15; Mat 12:8; Act 18:4; Heb 4:9).
The Seven (7) other [Eternal] Appointed Times of Almighty Yahuah . . .
(Let me remind you that the number 7 resembles spiritual perfection, thus signifying that all those who observe the Appointed Times of Yahuah will worship Him in Spirit and Truth (Yohn 4:23), pursuing spiritual perfection!)
SPRING FESTIVALS (4 – they are all [Fulfilled] by Messiah Yahusha)
(Please note that I will give only one or two Scriptural references pertaining to each Appointed Time, even though there are many more).
Pesach “Passover” — First of the Spring Festivals (Lev 23:4-5; Num 9:2-5; Mat 26:2) Pictures the death of the sacrificial [perfect] Lamb, Yahusha.
Festival of Matzvah “Unleavened Bread” (Lev 23:6-8; Mar 14:12; 1Cor 5:8)
No leaven is eaten for 1 week. It commemorates the deliverance of the Yisraelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It also represents the burial of our spotless, sin free Messiah.
Bikkurim “First Fruits” (Lev 23:9-14; 1Cor 15:23; Col 1:18)
Giving the first portion of your harvest or “gain” dedicated to Father Yahuah. Pictures the resurrection of Mashiach (Messiah) Yahusha and being dedicated or given to Yahuah as the first in resurrection of the dead.
Shavuot (Festival of Weeks) “Pentecost” (Lev 23:15-22; Act 2:1; 1Cor 16:8)
Counting of days till the next harvest. Remembering those in need. Marked as a marriage between Yahuah and the Hebrew people with the giving of the Torah (marriage vows) on Mount Sinai. Represented by Father Yahuah remembering the needs of man and giving His Qodesh Ruach (Set-Apart Spirit) as a gift to help and guide His people.
FALL FESTIVALS (3 – they are [Waiting] to be Fulfilled)
Yom Teruah “Feast of Trumpets” (Lev 23:23-25; Mar 13:32-33)
Blowing of the shofar to make a loud noise from the people. A day of shouting and rejoicing. Yom Teruah begins a ten-day period leading up to the most set apart day of YHUH’S calendar, Yom Kippur — the “Day Of Atonement.” The sounding of the shofar on Yom Teruah is a wake-up blast — a reminder that the time is near for the Day of Atonement. It is time to teshuvah (repent, turn back to YHUH). Traditionally, these ten days are ones of heart searching and self-examination. It also symbolizes The Messiah coming to collect His Bride after the 7th trumpet is sounded in the Book of Revelation! {Waiting to be fulfilled}.
Yom Kippur “Day of Atonement” (Lev 23:26-32; Rom 3:23-25)
A day of reflection and repentance. A complete fast. As repentance is the theme of the day, Yom Kippur is a day of “self-denial” with the goal of cleansing ourselves of sins. A time to remember the covering of the sins of man. Also symbolizing the Second Coming of Yahusha Mashiach (Messiah), Forgiving and Restoring His chosen, the people of Yisra’el (Jew and Gentile)
{Waiting to be fulfilled}.
Sukkot “Feast of Tabernacles” (Lev 23:33-43; Yoh 1:14 and 7:2)
A time to dwell with the Father. A time of Rejoicing! A time to Feast! A reminder of being brought out of bondage. It also represents the “Millennial Reign” or thousand years with Messiah Yahusha without the interference or influence of satan.
{Waiting to be fulfilled}.
What did Almighty YAHUAH Command in the 1st Covenant (Old Testament)?
Lev 18:4 Do My right-rulings and guard My laws, to walk in them. I am YHUH your Elohim. Deu 5:32 And you shall guard to do as YHUH your Elohim has commanded you – do not turn aside, to the right or to the left.
Deu 32:46 he said to them, “Set your heart on all the words with which I warn you today, so that you command your children to guard to do all the Words of this Torah”.
What did Messiah teach in the Renewed Covenant (New Testament)?
Exactly the SAME as His Father in the 1st Covenant!
Mat 5:17-18 “Do NOT think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did NOT come to DESTROY but to complete. For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by NO MEANS pass from the Torah till all be done” (CLEARLY ALL IS NOT DONE YET).
Luk 16:17 And it is easier for the heaven and the earth to pass away than for one tittle of the Torah to fall.
Mar 7:7-9 And in vain do they worship Me, teaching as teachings the commands of men. Forsaking the command of Elohim, you hold fast the tradition of men.”And He said to them, “Well do you set aside the command of Elohim, in order to guard your tradition.
Mat 7:21-23 NOT everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire (instructions and commands) of My Father in the heavens. Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’ And then I shall declare to them, ‘I NEVER KNEW YOU, DEPART from Me, you who WORK LAWLESSNESS (disobeying the Instructions and Commands of YHUH)!
Lawlessness is SIN (1Yoh 3:4)!