Some things in life can be referred to as a ‘Given’, they can be taken for granted. Just to give a couple of examples, for instance; it’s a ‘given’ that in the evening, the sun sets, and in the morning, the sun rises. – and incidentally Brothers and Sisters, while it continues to do so and there is breath in our mortal bodies then we should not neglect to Praise יהוה Yahweh Elohim for this mercy He shows to Human-kind, on a daily basis.
It’s a ‘given’ that there are seven days in a week. That is how יהוה Yahweh Elohim created our small patch of the universe. Six days for working and the seventh day for resting.
It’s a ‘given’, that the seasons will come and they will go. It’s a ‘given’ that once born into this world, one day, sooner or later, our mortal bodies will cease to be.
In Matthew 15:8-9, “This people draw near to Me with their mouth and respect Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as teachings the commands of men.” Yahushua was reminding the Pharisees and scribes that man-made traditions and teachings were not of Elohim, so therefore, were not legitimate, therefore going against Yahweh’s Set-apart will, or desire.
The Christmas and Easter periods are man-made ‘holy’ days, so they too are going against יהוה Yahweh’s Set-apart will. But not only that – they are an abomination to יהוה, for they represent the festivals and feast days of other mighty ones (gods) who are not mighty ones – there is only one El Shaddai, and His Name is יהוה Yahweh.
Matthew 15:11 “Not that which goes into the mouth defiles the man, but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles the man.” – this verse of Scripture is one of the verses used for the argument for allowing the Christian believer to eat unclean meat. It is a shame that the Christian believer, or any believer of the Scriptures who eats unclean meat hasn’t studied the Scriptures in a little more depth. For instance, if Yahushua was an eater of pig meat in any form, you have to ask yourself; “Would He have allowed the Legionnaire demons to enter the swine in the country of the Gaderenes, see Mark 5:1-16. I think not.
The conclusion is this, my friend; it is not a ‘given’ that we should celebrate man-made traditions and festivals which are contrary to יהוה Elohim’s Torah (Law), which Yahushua backs up in His Torah (Teaching) in the Messianic Writings or Brit HaChadasha, (Re-newed covenant).
It is also not a ‘given’, that we should eat unclean meat, which is also contrary to Yahweh Elohim’s Torah (Law), and again backed up by Yahushua’s Torah (Teaching) in the same Messianic writings, Brit HaChadasha, - Re-newed Covenant.
יהוהYahweh Himself ordained the Set-apart Days for us to keep. Yahweh Himself knows what is good dietary practice for our human condition. Let us do יהוה Elohim the honour of at least trying to keep within His precepts and His commands which He gave to Mosheh (Moses) all those years ago on Mount Sinai.
This is not a “one rule for them, and one rule for us” situation. If we are blessed of Abraham, we are all covered by the one rule.
Blessed be יהוה Yahweh our Creator. Aměn
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