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Sunday, February 10 2019
A Bible Journey, 113: True Holy Days or Fake Holidays - Which Do You Choose?
"That Rock was Christ ... The Feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be Holy Convocations, even these are My Feasts"
Jesus Christ was and is "the LORD God" (see The Real Jesus: The Word Of The LORD God and A Bible Journey, 56: The Sacred Name) Who the Father (see What Does God The Father Really Look Like? and God The Father In Law) sent to create all things.
When the LORD completed the physical Creation (see Creation Day 1: Let There Be Light and Creation Day 2: The Heaven Above, The Waters Below and Creation Day 3: Continents And Oceans and Creation Day 4: The Calendar and Creation Day 5: Creatures Of The Sea And Air and Creation Day 6: Animals And Mankind), He created His one and only true Sabbath Day (see Creation Day 7: The Week And The Christian Sabbath).
"1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence." (Colossians 1:14-18 KJV)
It was the LORD God, Who was and is Jesus Christ, Who delivered the Israelites out of Egypt (see A Bible Journey, 63: The Exodus Lesson and A Bible Journey, 15: The Exodus Prophecies). The Israelites were the first to formally receive Jesus Christ's Christian Ten Commandments.
"10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." (1 Corinthians 10:1-4 KJV)
The true Sabbath was created by Jesus Christ on the seventh day of Creation (again, see Creation Day 7: The Week And The Christian Sabbath).
Although many regard there to have been only six days of creation, there were two things created on and by means of the seventh day - the week, which is not directly observable in nature (unlike the day, the month and the year - if there were no God, there would be no week) and the Sabbath Day. The Fourth Commandment says to remember the Sabbath Day because it existed long before the Israelites arrived at Mount Sinai. It was again reiterated for the Book of Leviticus, as an integral part of all of the true Christian Holy Days.
The true Christian Sabbath (see Why Observe The True Sabbath?):
"23:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 23:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
All of the Biblical Holy Days are Christian. They were created and delivered by Jesus Christ for all of humanity forever.
"23:4 These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
Pentecost, also known as the Feast of Firstfruits (see The Pentecost Prophecy):
"23:9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 23:10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: 23:11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it. 23:12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD. 23:13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the LORD for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin. 23:14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
The Feast of Trumpets (see The Feast Of Trumpets: The Father's Scroll For The Messiah's Return):
"23:23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 23:24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. 23:25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD." (Leviticus 23:23-25 KJV)
The Day of Atonement (see The Day Of Atonement: Deliverance Of The Passover Blood):
"23:26 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 23:27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. 23:28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God. 23:29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. 23:30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. 23:31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 23:32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath." (Leviticus 23:26-32 KJV)
"23:33 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 23:34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD. 23:35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 23:36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.
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This Day In History, February 10
48 BC: Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus died. He was a leader of the Optimates (an ultra-conservative senatorial aristocracy) in the last years of the Roman Republic (see The Roman Republic and The Origin Of Politics and Republics; see also The Founding Of Rome: The Curious Tale Of Romulus and Remus) which was followed by Imperial Rome (see The Roman Empire) under the "Caesars" - the first of which, Caesar Augustus, is recorded in the Bible (see The Roman Emperors: Augustus).
After the powerful generals Julius Caesar (see The Roman Emperors: Julius Caesar), Gnaeus Pompey and Marcus Licinius Crassus formed an unofficial ruling triumvirate (the English-language words tribe, tribune, trinity and triumvirate originated from the same Latin word) in 60 BC, Ahenobarbus resisted them.
1162: Baldwin III died at age 31. He was the king of the "crusader state" of Jerusalem from 1143 to 1162 (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad and Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy; also Emperor Constantine's Sun Dogs).
1258: Huegu, a Mongol leader, seized Baghdad, bringing an end to the Abbasid caliphate.
1364: A treaty was signed which guaranteed that Tyrol would be kept in the families of the Luxemburgs and Hapsburgs.
1567: Lord Darnley, the husband of Roman Catholic Queen Mary Stuart, ("Mary, Queen of Scots") was murdered by her lover (and next husband) James Hepburn.
1720: Edmund Halley, the discover of the famous comet that was named after him, was appointed the second Astronomer Royal of England.
1763: Britain gained control of Canada from France with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The treaty, signed between Britain, France and Spain, ended the Seven Years War, stripped France of all its possessions north of what became the United States, except for the tiny islands of St. Pierre-Miquelon off the east coast of Canada, which remain territories of France to this day. Spain won Louisiana and Havana.
1799: Napoleon Bonaparte departed Cairo, Egypt, for Syria, with a force of 13,000 men.
1814: Napoleon personally directed strikes against enemy columns advancing toward Paris, beginning with a victory over the Russians at Champaubert (see also Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).
1837: Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet and novelist, was killed in a duel. Regarded as Russia's greatest poet, his works included Boris Godunov.
1840: Queen Victoria of England and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg (Germany), both age 21, were married. The marriage was arranged by their uncle (Victoria and Albert were cousins) King Leopold of Belgium.
1846: British general Sir Hugh Gough decisively routed Tej Singh's Sikhs in the Battle of Sobraon.
1904: Russia and Japan declared war on each other.
1906: Britain's first modern battleship, HMS Dreadnought, was launched.
1918: Abdulhhamid II died at age 76. He was the Ottoman sultan 1876-1909 (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire).
1936: Adolf Hitler's Gestapo ("ge-stat-po" is the German abbreviation of "the-state-police") were authorized to arrest and imprison without trial (see The Terrorist Attack That Enabled Hitler To Become A Dictator and Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion and The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars).
1954: U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower warned against the U.S. becoming involved in the Vietnam civil war between North and South Vietnam. The armaments industries (that Mr. Eisenhower, a former U.S. Army General, later called "the military-industrial complex") nevertheless succeeded in keeping the U.S. in a state of perpetual war against and around the world (see also Guns Versus Butter).
1962: In a ceremony on a bridge between West Berlin and East Germany, Soviet spy Rudolf Abel, who had been arrested in New York, was exchanged for shot-down U.S. U-2 spy-plane pilot Francis Gary Powers and a U.S. "student" who had been held in East Germany on spying charges.
1974: British coal miners began a national strike. The dispute caused energy shortages, a 3 day work week, and the collapse of Edward Heath's Conservative government.
1986: The largest Mafia trial in history, with 474 defendants, opened in Palermo, Italy.
1991: Lithuanians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union. Parliament had already declared independence in March 1990.
1996: An IBM computer called Deep Blue defeated world champion Garry Kasparov, the first victory of a machine under classic tournament rules (see also The Abacus - The First Computer).
2009: The communication satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collided in Earth orbit; both were destroyed.