The Feasts of Yahuah in Acts of His Apostles
The followers of Yahusha the Messiah kept the Feasts of Yahuah and visited the Temple at Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) for the Feasts, for prayers at the set times and to teach.
The Feasts and observances they had always kept were continued and were an essential
part of their lives in serving Yahuah Elohim and His Son, Yahusha the Messiah.
To set the scene -
We take up the account in Acts which describes how they were gathered at the Temple or Set-
Acts 2: 1 -
Acts 2: 46, 47 And day by day, continuing with one mind in the Set-
Acts 3: 1 -
Acts 5: 12 -
Acts 5: 19 -
25 But one came and reported to them, saying, “Look, the men whom you put in prison are standing in the Set-
42 And daily in the Set-
Notice the courage of these disciples -
Acts 12: 1 -
Do you see a pattern here? The disciples and all those thousands who followed the Word of Yahuah were blessed with personal salvation when the gift of the Ruach haQodesh was bestowed on them at the Temple in Yerusalayim on the Day of the Festival of Weeks, Shavuot, which the people had kept for about 1400 years since the giving of the Torah on Mt Sinai. The same fire roared into the Temple as the fire of Yahuah had burned over the top of the mountain. The same commandments that were written by the hand of the Creator in stone were written on the hearts of the believers. This is happening just the same today when we follow the Word of Yahuah and do not deviate into man-
All the different denominations of Christianity agree on one thing! They all religiously observe the pagan feasts -
Easter named after the goddess Ishtar, Astarte or similar names. The main theme of this one is to do with egg-
Christmas honouring the sungod Sol Invictus Mithra at the time of the northern hemisphere’s winter solstice. Yes, this one worked a treat! When the sun almost disappeared below the horizon at midwinter, just sacrifice lots of babies to the pagan gods and voila! the sun returned.
Halloween, the day before so-
It is time for those who wish to follow the Messiah Yahusha to cast aside the pagan celebrations and do as the disciples and early followers did -
The people, known as Nazarene Israelites, who were present in the Temple on the momentous day of Shavuot for the outpouring of the Ruach haQodesh, kept the “faith once delivered to the saints”.
This pure faith, not tainted with paganism, is still available today for those who follow in the footsteps of the Messiah and His faithful followers.
Neville and June Shaw