Those who do not keep God’s feasts such as the Sabbath and the Passover quote the following verse to justify their faith:
Your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts my soul hates. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them. (Isaiah 1:14)
Does this verse really mean that God hates such feasts as the Sabbath and the Passover? Why does He hate the feasts He appointed? There is something that is not consistent. We should see the context of before and after when reading the Bible. It’s hard to understand the exact meaning with a single verse only. Let’s see the context of before and after Isaiah 1:14.
Hear, O heavens! Listen, O earth! For the LORD has spoken: “I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me… Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded with guilt, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the LORD; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him… Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom; listen to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah!… Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations– I cannot bear your evil assemblies. Your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts my soul hates. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them. (Isaiah 1:2-14)
To whom does He say this? God said this to people who have rebelled against God and have done wickedness in the eyes of God. Will those who have committed sin against God and who are corrupters keep God’s feasts truthfully? It’s obvious that they will not. On the contrary, the prophet Isaiah wrote clearly that the Sabbath should be kept.
Blessed is the man who does this, the man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil. (Isaiah 56:2)
The fourth commandment of the Ten Commandments is about the Sabbath day. It’s written in many places of the Bible that the seven feasts should be observed as well as the Sabbath.
These are the LORD’s appointed feasts, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times: The LORD’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. On the fifteenth day of that month the LORD’s Feast of Unleavened Bread begins… “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the LORD’s Feast of Tabernacles begins, and it lasts for seven days….'” (Leviticus 23:4-5; 34)
He [Jesus Christ] went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. (Luke 4:16)
And he said to them, “I [Jesus] have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. (Luke 22:15)
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place (Acts 2:1)
But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near… Not until halfway through the Feast did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach… On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink… (John 7:2; 14; 37-39)
Those who obey the Words of God according to the Bible must keep God’s feasts such as the Sabbath day, the Passover, the Day of Pentecost and the Feast of Tabernacles. The feasts which are hated by God and are not found in the Bible are man-made feasts God did not command. These include such feasts as the Sunday service, Christmas, Thanksgiving Day and Easter which have been arbitrarily appointed by men.
The World Mission Society Church of God (Witness of Ahnsahnghong) observes the seven feasts of three times such as the Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Day of Firstfruits (Resurrection Day), the Feast of Weeks (Day of Pentecost), the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles according to the Bible.
God’s commandments are great blessing for us! I always give thanks to Elohim God, Heavenly Father and Mother, for allowing me to realise and keep them.
If you believe God, you must keep the feasts of God.
We should distinguish between man-made rule and God’s commandment to be loved by God^^.
Passover : Jesus established with his blood, eternal life, protection of God from disaster
Christmas : man’s tradition, no record in the bible, no promise of God, Idol
which one do you want to keep?
Only The bible tell us What God’s will is or What men-made things.
But there are many who cannot see and understand this.
Only Christ Ahnsahnghong who brought the Passover of the new covenant as the sign of God can let us know truth. Plz listen carefully~:)
God hates command of man which not follow God’s will. That is only evildoers!
Learn the Bible! we can realize command of God and God’s secret. 🙂
Thanks to God the Father and God the Mother 🙂
WMSCOG believes in Christ Ahnsahnghong who came to this earth according to all prophecies.
Only God can give us the eternal life and Ahnsahnghong-nim gave us the eternal life through the Passover
So, Christ Ahnsahnghong is surely our almighty God.
Now is the time show the love toward Elohim God in observing God’s feasts!
Why people do not keep the feast of God….
Those who love God also love God’s Words and keep the Commands of God.
“Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained. (1 Sa. 2:30)”
What kind of people ought you to be??
“If you love me, you will obey what I command” This is what Jesus said.
What commandments shld we obey ? It’s the New Covenant, not old covenant nor law of men such as Sunday service, Christmas, Communion…
In the eyes of God, there are two types of people in the world, “the living” who are given the laws they could live by and “the dead” who are not.
Those who love God realize and keep the law of new covenant established by Jesus, such as Sabbath,passover..etc it bc the law of new covenant given from God leads us to eternal life.
If we are children of God, we should keep the commands of God.
WMSCOG keeps the commands of God according to the bible.
It would be holy and great !! but it is terrible not observing God’s feasts such as Sabbath and the Passover
Why Bcoz God had commanded to us for our salvation !!
Not everyone will enter the eternal kingdom!
Only God’s people who love God!
Whoever does not keep the Sabbath has nothing to do with God!
As God said “Blessed is the man who does this, the man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it”, we should keep God’s feasts including the Passover. Most especially, the Sabbath is a sign between God and God’s people (Ex 31:13-.)
I don’t want to be hated by God Almighty! That’s the scariest thing that I would experience in my whole entire life. 🙁 I truly want to obey God’s will by keeping His commandments and receive blessings. We all need to be wise for deciding which church to attend. It is only the World Mission Society Church of God that truly follows God’s commandments.