Festivals

The Seventh Day Church of God celebrates the Festivals of God as outlined in the Books of the Law in Scripture to draw closer to God The Father and understand His Plan for salvation.

Feast of Tabernacles 2011

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Holy Days for 2011

Passover and Unleavened Bread: April 17-23
Feast of Pentecost: June 12
Feast of Trumpets: September 28
Day of Atonement: October
Feast of Tabernacles: October 12-18
Last Great Day: October 19


The Following is from the Seventh Day Church of God 2008 calendar:


Inasmuch as we believe the law of God to be Eternal, and the seven annual Holy Days to reveal God's plan of salvation for man, we present this calendar as a witness.

Malachi 3:6, "For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed."

Isaiah 24:5,6 "The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left."

Matthew 5:17-19, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

Deuteronomy 4:5,6, "Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."

Using the new moon nearest the Spring Equinox, and the time of the new moon at Jerusalem, (the moon becomes new to the whole world at the same instant; it is therefore necessary to use a place of beginning -- if we used our local times zones around the world, there would be two calendar days used as Holy days), according to the following Scriptures we determine the first day of the Holy Year.

Exodus 12:2  "This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you."

Exodus 13:4, "This day came ye out in the month Abib."

Isaiah 2:3, "And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem."

To establish Pentecost Day, start on the weekly Sabbath during the week of Unleavened Bread. Sabbath number one, which is the end of the first week of the count, lies after the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Count seven weekly Sabbaths and add one day, which makes fifty days. The fiftieth day is the first day of the week, which is Pentecost.

God's Lunar-Solar Calendar and Salvation

God's Lunar Solar Calendar is a perpetual calendar going into the new heaven and the new earth, for God has said "From one new moon to another and from one Sabbath to another shall all flesh come to worship before Me" (Isaiah 66:22,23). In this calendar will be a record of God's "Time Table and Plan" for the salvation of man. This well laid plan and sequence of events was shown in the Bible to Israel by Moses who received it from the Lord. We find each day in its season recorded for us in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus. Because the life and death of Jesus was future at the time this was recorded, sacrifices were given as a shadow of, and to teach us of, the sacrifice not only Jesus would make, but we would have to make also, to have a part in this plan. That He fulfilled His part is a mater of historical record and well proven fact. His body was prepared for Him and He sacrificed it for us, as Paul says, "Christ is our Passover is sacrificed for us." 1 Corinthians 5:7 fulfilled the eating drinking part of these days (see margin of Colossians 2:16,17). These days were at this time still declared to be a shadow of things to come, but the body, or the sacrifice part was of Christ.

The Sabbath, which was given to show God as our Creator owner, and the denying of which was the denying of him, was given in the third verse (Leviticus 23:3). This was followed by seven yearly feast days which God wanted His people to proclaim in their respective seasons (verse 4).

Because of limited space in this article, and only to show the need of their part in this calendar, we will list them and the part of the salvation play they bear witness to.

Passover: The reconciling, of all who will believe in the blood of Jesus, to God the Father. (Romans 10:9; Revelation 1:5; Ephesians 4:13).

Last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread: A memorial of the time when all sin (leavening) is put completely (seven times) out of our lives. (1 Corinthians 5:4-8; Ephesians 4:13).

Day of Pentecost: The first harvest which started after the ascension of Jesus and is continuing till He returns, on what Joel terms "the day of the Lord." (Acts 2:16; Joel 2:28-32; Zechariah 14:4).

Feast of Trumpets: Closes the time of the first harvest and heralds the second advent of the Messiah. (Matthew 24:29-31; 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17).

Day of Atonement:All opposition to God shall be put down when Christ reigns as King of kings. The earth will be reconciled to God. (1 Corinthians 15:25; Revelation 19:11-16).

Feast of Tabernacles: The beginning of the 1,000 year reign of Christ and His saints. (Matthew 19:27-30; Revelation 20:5,6).

Last Day of the Feast (Judgment Day): The final act of Jesus in purging the world and all its people. The last act before handing creation back to the Father in a sinless condition. (1 Corinthians 15:26-28; Revelation, chapters 21 and 22).

May we proclaim these Feasts in their season, having faith in the victory that lies before us in Christ our Lord.

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." (James 1:17).

"For I am the Lord, I change not ..." (Malachi 3:6).

A Simple Formula for Figuring Holy Days

1.  Find the spring equinox.

2.  Find the new moon nearest the spring equinox (either before or after).

3.  Use Jerusalem time. (The moon is new to the whole earth at one time.)

4.  The first night the moon has completely ruled (had authority) over is counted as number one (1). This day is the Biblical new Year Day.

5.  Count to the fourteenth (14) day of that moon and you have the Passover Day. The Lord's Supper Service is to be held the evening preceding the day.

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