Sabbath Your Minds: The Feasts
Did you know that there are days similar to the Sabbath? Those days are called holy convocations (gathering) just like the Sabbath. Leviticus 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.” A unknown fact is that the Sabbath is a feast of rest decreed by God, thus it is the foundation of how all are kept. Leviticus 23:3 “Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.” However there are some differences between the Sabbath and the feasts.
For instance, each feast has its own historical or prophetic significance which at times prompts the way its observed. The main difference between the weekly Sabbath and the feasts relates to cooking. On the Sabbath we are commanded not to cook, while on most feasts it is permitted. See, Exodus 35:2-3 and Tobit 2:1. If any feast coincides with the Sabbath (apart from the Passover) we cannot cook. But the base of no work from the Sabbath applies to all the feasts. The most difficult thing to learn about the feasts is when to keep them, for this purpose we have released the feast dates of 2021 in a flyer.