I don’t know how many times over the years I have been asked, when I had to take off from school or work for God’s Holy Days, if I was Jewish. It never offended me at all. I have family members that are Jewish, but I just found it interesting this misconception of God’s Holy Days as being only Jewish Holy Days. I know it is at the fault of some Bible translators and scholars who have called God’s appointed times (moedims) “Jewish” Holy Days, or the Feasts “of the Jews.” Yet, is it true that God’s Feasts are only meant for the tribe of Judah?
We have been asked about this mysterious person in the book of Genesis. His name was Melchizedek. People want to know more about him. We get asked questions like, “Maybe he was Shem?”
We start to answer our question by noting that the word Melchizedek is actually a title. It’s not a name, but a designation of honor. Melchizedek is a position or office that can only be filled by the most worthy of candidates.
Believe it or not, there are Holy Days described in the Bible that, if understood, would enable mankind to understand what God is actually doing on Earth—how He’s going to accomplish His salvific plan of converting humanity from mortal to immortal and provide entrance into His Kingdom on Earth.
Specifically described by the latter half of the Holy Days, the sequence is made clear as to what and how God is going to keep man from self-destructing.
We must remember what and who we are fighting. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). The enemy is in control of this earthly realm and he manipulates our thoughts and our actions. Quit giving in to propaganda, such that the media, movies, and music provide us. We must set ourselves apart and remember that we are on the side of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We must challenge ourselves every day to overcome this world and to control our fleshly desires. Am I saying to not enjoy life? No. I am