As in years past, we've put together a list of moedim and remembrance dates so you can have them all in one place. You can also look these up on our Hebrew Calendar.
As in years past, we've put together a list of moedim dates for 2013 so you can have them all in one place.
Purim- Sunday, February 24th
Pesach- Monday, March 25th
Chag HaMatzot- Tuesday, March 26th (beginning at sundown on the 25th)- Monday, April 1
Second Passover- Wednesday, April 24th (beginning at sundown on the 23rd
Shavuot- Wednesday, May 15th (beginning at sundown on the 14th)
Tish B'Av- Tuesday, July 16th (beginning at sundown on the 15th)
Yom Teruah- Thursday, September 5th (beginning at sundown on the 4th)
Yom Kippur- Saturday, September 14thth (beginning at sundown on the 13th)
Sukkot- Thursday, September 19th- Thursday September 26th. The sabbaths for Sukkot begin Wednesday the 18th and Wednesday the 25th at sundown.
Chanukah- Thursday, November 28th (Thanksgiving Day!) - Thursday, December 5th.
All of the moedim [appointed times] point to Messiah. As we greatly long for His return, so too, should we eagerly look forward to these, His appointed times, as glimpses of Him until He does return.
I was looking at my calendar this morning and noticed that Friday, February 18th was "Purim Katan".
"Purim Katan?", I thought. "Little Purim?"
Yes, indeed, it is a little Purim.
The book of Esther tells us:
Now in the twelfth month (that is, the month Adar), on the thirteenth day when the king's command and edict were about to be executed, on the day when the enemies of the Jews hoped to gain the mastery over them, it was turned to the contrary so that the Jews themselves gained the mastery over those who hated them. (Esther 9:1)
In case you need to put some time on the "vacation calendar" at work, here are the dates for the moedim in 2011 along with some other dates:
Purim- Sunday, March 20th
Pesach- Monday, April 18th
Chag HaMatzot- Tuesday, April 19th (beginning at sundown on the 18th)
Second Passover- Wednesday, May 18th (beginning at sundown on the 17th)
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The story of the Exodus from Egypt is found (not surprisingly) in the book of Exodus.
The story of Saul, the King of Israel, is found in 1 Samuel.
The story of Purim is found in the book of Esther.
These three stories are inextricably entwined in ways that may not be readily evident. Let's examine Scripture and see what we can find.
In the first part of this series we examined Scripture that referenced the "first day of the week" to see if the Sabbath day was changed to Sunday in the New Covenant. In the second part of the series we examined Scripture that referenced the "day of the Lord" or "the Lord's day". In this third part of the series we will consider a few other points to discover the answer.
In the first part of this series we examined passages from Scripture that spoke of the apostles meeting on "the first day of the week". In this second portion we will examine Scriptural references to the "day of the Lord" to see if the Sabbath day was changed in the New Covenant.
Acts 2:20 is the first reference in the writings of the Apostles to "the day of the Lord". The particular "day of the Lord" noted in this passage mentions that the sun will be turned to darkness and the moon will be turned into blood before the "great and glorious day of the Lord shall come". This passage clearly references "the last days" (verse 17) and is not speaking of any weekly event nor does it make any mention of the Sabbath.
In a previous article we discovered the myth that Sabbath observance has been abolished does not match the testimony of Scripture.
In this series we will examine the question "Did the Sabbath Day Change to Sunday in the New Covenant?" I know the opinion of some is "yes!" and the opinion of others is "no!" Let's examine Scripture and see what it has to say on the matter:
The first verse of Scripture that uses the Hebrew word for Sabbath (shabbat) is found in Genesis 2:2-3. This passage tells us that G-d sanctified the seventh day... what we know as Saturday.
The first article of this series provided some reasons for observing Torah. First and foremost among them was the reason that Messiah Yeshua was Torah-observant and as his disciples we, too, should follow Torah.
This second article (and subsequent articles) in the series intends to address the myths and misinterpretations of Scripture that might confuse believers seeking the Truth of G-d's Word. Yeshua is "the Way, the Truth, and the Life" (John 14:6) so when we seek the Truth, we seek Him... in all His Torah-observant glory and holiness.
The Sabbath day began at the end of the first week of creation (Genesis 2:2). The Word of G-d tells us that He blessed the seventh day and separated it as a holy day (Genesis 2:3). If the Sabbath was given before Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob's time and was created for them for them to observe was it also not created for us? If we are to be doers and hearers of the Word, shouldn’t we observe the Sabbath just as our Lord and Savior did?
Today I was reading through the secular news and nothing jumped out at me as particularly substantial and worthy of comment. So I turned to www.worldnetdaily.com to see what was news from a Christian perspective and this article on blood moon eclipses definitely piqued my interest.
Pastor Mark Biltz has studied solar and lunar eclipses and how they may play into end-times prophecy.
A dear brother shared this with me and I thought it definitely worth sharing! :)
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