Articles by Season of Our Joy Participants
We know that by attending Season of Our Joy, a number of
questions are raised concerning the festivals. The following messages are
intended to help you understand the festivals and why we do what we do.
These articles are submitted by various
SOOJ participants (both past an present). They represent the views of the author
and/or presenter and do not necessarily represent the view of any other
participant, including the founders and
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Teachings About YHVH's Festivals
What Are The
Feasts of the Lord? - Everett Leisure
‘Feasts’ are occasions which the Creator chooses to note on
both a weekly and on an annual basis. They are described
together in Leviticus 23. They have significance historically
as well as prophetically. The Passover (Heb. Pesach vs.4) is observed annually at the same date and time as
Israel was preparing and eating their Passover sacrifice in Egypt. This
was the same night the Death Angel killed the firstborn of Egypt.
Our 'Halacha' - Why We Do What We Do!
The New Moon and Israelite Unity
- Tim Kelley
The Hebraic / Messianic movement is dividing over many things, many
of which are not extremely relavent to the Hebraic walk. Yes
everyone wants to be scripturally correct in their walk - and that's
good! But some things just cannot be determined clearly from
the scriptures, and the timing of the New Moon is one of them.
Yes - there have been many papers and books written in an attempt to
explain this view or that, but it gets to be so difficult trying to
determine which is correct. God says that His ways are easy to
follow - we don't have to go to the heights of the heavens or the
depths of the oceans to figure them out. So why all the
confusion over the New Moon?
Is Yeshua Devine?
- Tim Kelley
For many, the "litmus test" for whether a
teacher or ministry is worth listening to is what they believe about the nature
of God and The Messiah. I tend to avoid this discussion because it appears
that most people are satisfied with what they believe about this subject and are
only concerned that you believe what they believe. Therefore, discussion
of the topic, for the most part, only serves to separate people instead of
bringing them together. This is sad. In light of the fact that most
of us in the "Hebraic Movement" have come to see that the followers of
Yeshua apparently had no problem attending the synagogue with the non-believers
(and vice-versa) during the first and early second century CE, we, nearly 2000
years later, do have a problem with it . . .