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(peaceful music) – Yeshua said, “If you love
me, obey my commandments.” Now, which commandments
are we talking about? Some people may tell you, well, that’s just the commandments that are explicitly restated
in the New Testament. I was once told that. But if Yeshua was the creator of the world and all things were
created by and through him, then which commandments are not his, because he was there from the beginning? All of the commandments given to Moses. If they did not come from
Yeshua, where did they come from? Hmm, now we have a problem
with Christian theology. Fortunately, there is a
practical understanding of God’s Holy Days, which
is where all this begins. It’s The Feasts Unlocked, and with us is the author
of the book, Allan Aguirre. Welcome back to Shabbat Live. – Nice to be back. – You know, I want to ask you something. – Shabbat Shalom. – Shabbat Shalom, indeed. Let’s talk about something
that’s in your book on Shabbat, the very first feast, really. I don’t know how many
people really look at that as a feast, but it really is. We talked about that in the last episode. And on page 68 of your book, you say, I highly discourage
anyone from looking online about things regarding Torah observance, either for or against, simply because the majority
of the information out there is disinformation. And then you go on to say,
I highly discourage the same regarding the truth regarding
Roman Catholicism, pro or con. – Yeah, contextually, I’m
speaking about Roman Catholicism and the roots of Sunday being the Sabbath, and if you look up anything
regarding the feasts or Torah observance online, you’re gonna find a bunch
of conflicting information, and it will contradict itself. It will be incredibly frustrating,
and that’s kind of, well, that’s really how I got to
the point of writing the book. I was actually asked if
I knew a trusted resource that could explain the feasts to them. And there isn’t really one that I trusted, that I felt good enough
to say, oh yeah, here. And that led to me writing the book. I knew I was supposed to write but who wants to write about theology and doctrine and apologetics? I never knew that was gonna be me. So I wrote the book as a
resource for people that are just, you know, maybe they’ve
received the revelation that there’s more going on or there’s supposed to be more going on, or they’re in the process
of receiving the revelation that there’s other things at
work that aren’t happening. And so I wrote it for
them, and I broke it down in a very practical way, you know. This is what the word
says, and then of course, when you do that, you have to
also explain the traditions or the apologetics. How did we get here? Why is this not part
of your everyday faith? Where was the ball dropped? And was it and how? So, going online and, if you do any sort of online searches regarding Roman Catholicism
and Sunday worship, it gets a little weird on
both sides of the aisle as well as both sides of the aisle on whether you should
be doing Torah or not. So since you can’t, it’s
not really objective. I wrote the resource, or I wrote a resource for people regarding the subject matter. – Okay, so now, one of the
things you get into there, which we do a lot of here
at Rood Awakening as well, is the calendar because you’ve got to know where you are in time, you
know, with Yeshua’s ministry and what was going on back then and even what day the
feasts happen and why and even what is a day? I mean, we touched on
that in the last episode where Shabbat started Friday sundown to Saturday sundown, and that is the day. And we’ll also talk
about a little bit later, Yeshua’s three nights or three days and three
nights in the grave which Michael has been
hammering for 20 years and finally people are
starting to wake up, but you had the same revelation which I want to get into later. So it all starts with where
do we start the month? How do we start this? We know when Shabbat starts but it starts with looking
up in the sky and the moon. – Right, so the calendar
is an agricultural calender to begin with, foundationally. And with that, it all
starts with the new moon. And so the new moon
technically or scientifically would be when it’s not visible
at all, the conjunction, and the fixed Jewish
calendar is based on that. So, but we also see in the scriptures that not only were they
aware of the conjunction, so for example, the story about Jonathan
hiding in the fields, David hiding in the fields,
and Jonathan finding out whether his dad wanted him dead or not. That was during the new moon, and it says that they feasted for three days. So they made room for the conjunction and for a visible crescent ’cause when they saw the visible crescent, that’s when they knew, right? That the new moon had begun. And so there’s also historical documents of two or three witnesses
coming to the Sanhedrin as witnesses to the new moon, and then based on their interviews, they would determine whether
or not it had been seen, and then the signal fires would be lit so all of Israel would
know that yes, indeed, the new moon had started. Now, the reason why that’s
important is because, for example, Passover is held the evening of the 14th day of the month, the first month, also known as Abib. So I need to know when that month started to know when the 14th day started. And so on an average, the new moon, visible crescent will
be seen about two days, two to three days, usually
more than not, two days, after the conjunction. So if your traditional,
fixed Hebrew Jewish calendar says today is the first day of Abib, you can move over two
days, and that’s usually, for the most part, you’ll
see a visible crescent. Based on that, now you know
where we are in the calendar. And so we’re probably
gonna be off a day or two from the fixed calendar,
sometimes they overlap. But that’s how you determine
the days of the month for the feast days, so the
14th day being Passover, for example, and then the 15th day, which would be the night
of the end of the 14th day, would be the first day of the feast, the first day of the feast, High Sabbath of the Feast
of Unleavened Bread. So Passover’s like a one or two hour thing which is before the evening,
and then when the evening hits, it’s the High Sabbath of the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. So traditionally, what we’ve
done regarding those two is we’ve just kind of mixed
them, put them together, and they’re both celebrated
or observed, a Passover Seder. It’s essentially a High Sabbath Shabbat for the first day of the
Feast of Unleavened Bread. – Yeah, you know, a lot
of Christians would say, well, why do I need to know this? But really what they don’t understand and what we’re gonna get into
later on in this series here is that it has to do
with when he is returning because he says, no man
knows the day or the hour of my return, and he is
referring to Yom Teruah, the only feast that happens
on a sighting of the new moon. – Right. – We get ready, we wait,
and then he returns, which is exactly our lot in life. We get ready, and we wait,
and we wait for his return. And so that’s why it’s important to know so that we get in the
practice of these things. We talked about the
day or the word moedim. So these are like practice rounds. – [Allan] Right, holy rehearsals. – Yeah. – And what are we rehearsing for? Well, we’re rehearsing for tomorrow. We know that at the Last Supper, Jesus said he would not be
participating in that Passover and that there was one
until we are with him again. So there is a Passover. So whether you agree with this
or believe in this or not, there is a Passover in
your future with Jesus. I suggest you be aware of what’s going on so that you’re not left
in the dark, literally, when that time comes. – With the wailing and
gnashing of teeth and so forth. – Oh, man. That would be no fun. – So now the unleavened bread, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. You just alluded to it. It’s immediately following the Passover. You have the high day there, the first day of unleavened bread and
then the seventh day, and in the middle, we have
the Feast of the Firstfruits, but we’ll talk about all that in a minute, but unleavened bread, eating the matzo. You say this is a matter of obedience. – It’s a matter of obedience, but it actually says in the
scriptures that the covenant is made by the eating of matzo. So wow, I don’t wanna
be a covenant-breaker. I wanna keep his covenants. So this is how it plays out. The Last Supper was roughly
probably a Tuesday night of that week. It wasn’t Passover because
you can’t be the Passover Lamb and have dinner with your buddies. He says he wanted to keep
Passover with them, right? So I break it down in the book. I break down the four gospel accounts, and if you go with the Last
Supper being a Passover, you’ll lose 24 hours. – I don’t know how many
people lose sight of that. I’m so glad you’re saying
that because like I said, you were quite honestly,
not really that aware of Michael Rood’s ministry. – Right. – And he has come to that conclusion. He is the only other person
I’ve ever heard say it like you’re saying it. So I just want people to
pay attention to that. So keep going. – Right, so we have to go
with the language of three of the gospels saying when it is. Okay, so if it is Passover,
then there’s a whole bunch of, so Passover happens in
the evening before sunset. At sunset would begin the High Sabbath of the first day of the
Feast of Unleavened Bread, a High Sabbath. So if Passover, if the Last Supper was Passover, there’s a whole bunch of
Sabbath-breaking being done by everybody in everything, right? ‘Cause he goes to the
garden, he’s been arrested, he’s taken to the Sanhedrin,
he’s going to Caiaphas, right? – [Scott] There’s a midnight trial. – Right, there’s all this
stuff happening at night which should be a Sabbath if it is indeed the Last Supper Passover, but it’s not, ’cause if you break it down based on three gospels, it has given the impression
that it is, but then you lose. You literally will lose
24 hours in the timeline. – But that doesn’t mean that
the gospels are inaccurate or– – Right, we’re not reading
them correctly, right. – Right, yeah, they don’t
contradict each other. – Right, because see, the
14th day which started on, so let’s take the Holy Week,
what’s called Holy Week. So Tuesday would be the Last Supper, and then if that was a Passover, then Tuesday night to Wednesday
night was the High Sabbath of the first day of the
Feast of Unleavened Bread, the day that he died, ’cause right? He would have died on a
Wednesday, the next day, right? That’s not possible for
it to be what it is, a Passover, the Last Supper, because then he is being
executed on a High Sabbath which they couldn’t do. And then to top it off, they
need to take his body off the cross before the
Sabbath started, right? This is where Roman
Catholicism purges themselves because they call it Good Friday because they had to take
his body off the cross before the Sabbath started,
and they know it’s Friday. – [Scott] They’re getting
the wrong Sabbath. – Friday night, right? So they admit that they
know the Sabbath is Friday to Saturday, sunset to sunset, so that incriminates them there. But it also incriminates them because they don’t know
their Old Testament ’cause if they did know
their Old Testament, they would know that as the Passover Lamb, it was the High Sabbath of the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread that they needed to take
his body off the cross in order to observe. If that’s true, then,
’cause it was the Sabbath, but it was the High
Sabbath of the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, then he was actually indeed on the cross during the 14th day, which doesn’t make Tuesday
night’s Last Supper the Passover. It makes the next day before the evening. – Indeed, not to mention, there’s no mention of
lambs being sacrificed. – No.
– While Yeshua is having the Last Supper with his disciples. – Right, the key is the
term day of preparation. That’s the key. What is the day of preparation? Well, that would be the 13th day. During Holy Week, as our example, Monday night to Tuesday night would be the day of preparation. That means what are they preparing for? It also could roll over into the 14th day because Passover’s towards the
end of the 14th day, right? Before sunset, which begins the 15th day. So the 13th and the 14th day would be the day of preparation. They’re preparing for the Passover and they’re preparing for the week-long Feast of Unleavened Bread which is, you have to
purge your house of leaven, for example. So that’s, they’re preparing for that. So being the day of preparation which is used a lot in the gospels will tell you that
they’re still preparing. And then it says it was the day after the day of preparation. Oh, that would be the 16th. That’s where you lose your 24 hours, and it’s all laid out in the book. So now we’re in the Feast
of Unleavened Bread. So, the Last Supper would
have been on a Tuesday night, he’s crucified on a Wednesday, Wednesday night was the
beginning of the first day, High Sabbath of Unleavened Bread, right? So then Wednesday night to
Thursday night is the Shabbat. Thursday night to Friday
night is a common day. That’s when they went and got the spices to prepare his burial. – Because the stores would
have been back open then. – Right, now it’s shut, though, because it’s Friday night at sunset. Now it’s the weekly
Sabbath, Friday to Saturday. And it was after the Sabbath,
it says in your gospels, after the Sabbath, they went
to the tomb to prepare his body and they found that it was empty. Because of the way we think, right? That would have been Sunday morning. Well no, it would have
been Saturday night, ’cause that’s when the next day started. And the other clue is
the Feast of Firstfruits. The Feast of Firstfruits
is when the high priest gives a wave sheaf
offering before the Lord, and that happens on the Saturday night after the Sabbath, following Passover, during the week of Unleavened Bread. And that’s when he rose from
the dead as First Fruits. So, right? He’s got to keep to the instruction God gave to his servant Moses. He always defers to Moses
throughout the gospels regarding everything and
he’s going to have to do that regarding this as well. So he rises on Saturday
night after Shabbat as a First Fruits
offering, and he also rises with a bunch of other people, it says. These are all First Fruits. Mary thinks he’s the gardener
until she hears his voice. Why does she think he’s the gardener? Is it possible because
he’s holding vegetation because he’s functioning as a high priest to do a wave sheaf offering? The barley.
– That’s interesting. I never thought about it that way. – Yeah. – And you know, it’s funny, people want another indication that this is really the timing
of the way things happened, ’cause I know there’s people
watching this, thinking, no, how can it not be Good Friday? This is blowing their minds. They’re gonna have to rewind
it and play this again. But when Judas left the table, the word says that some of
the disciples didn’t know what he was doing. They just assumed he was going shopping for more Passover stuff. – Right.
– Well, how’s he gonna go for shopping for Passover
stuff if it’s the High Day ’cause nothing’s gonna be open? – Right, so it does say that
they thought he may have left to go get more supplies
to prepare for the feast, which means they weren’t
actually having a feast. – Right, he was preparing for the feast. – Preparing for the feast, so that’s why it was Tuesday night ’cause he’s preparing for what? The feast which started the next day. – Right, interesting. – And so what happens is,
you also don’t get three days in the tomb if you’re put
on the cross on a Friday ’cause Friday night to
Saturday night is one day and then he rose Sunday morning, that’s a day and a half
based on their narrative. But if you look at the
actual New Testament account, he dies on Wednesday, he’s buried Wednesday
through Thursday, that’s one. Thursday to Friday evening, that’s two. Friday evening to Saturday
evening, there’s your three days. And it also talks about them getting, being able to prepare
and getting the spices. They couldn’t because it was the Sabbath. But then they can, and then
it’s the Sabbath again. – Which people seem to
just sort of skim over. And go okay, whatever,
let’s get to the point. – Well, that’s how we were taught, and we were taught that way
because we were taught that way by Romanized Catholicism
and they taught that because that was their agenda. They had to keep to their narrative, and to keep to their narrative,
they had to eliminate our understanding of what it actually says about Torah and our observance of Torah. – Where do you think? Like you mentioned in your book here where is it says that the
majority of information online is disinformation. So I’ve seen where some people try and rationalize this Good
Friday to Easter Sunday thing, where even though it’s a
day and a half, they say, well, it’s not really three
days and three nights. It’s three days and nights. So there you get the day and a half. – You still don’t get
three days or three nights. You don’t get any of that. It’s their narrative, you know. When Rome becomes the
capital of the church, that should be your first clue. For one, and then two, their position. I mean, there was actual canons. And again, this isn’t
about anti-Catholicism. It’s just history. This is church history. It’s available out there for anyone, even though you probably
shouldn’t go looking for it ’cause it’s a bit disturbing. You know, who wants to know that this kind of stuff happened? And you know, changing of
the Sabbath or whatever, or even changing the narrative. – [Scott] Or the 10
Commandments, for that matter. – Right, you can’t
eliminate the High Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which would have followed immediately after the Passover Lamb,
and he’s the Passover Lamb that was slain before the
foundation of the Earth. There’s no wiggle room,
there’s no escaping this. Once the Biblical narrative is
actually read and understood, you can only come to a couple conclusions, and that’s you were
either taught incorrectly. Now, I don’t even wanna, we don’t even have to
necessarily focus on the whys, but understanding that you
were taught incorrectly is a great way to start. And that there is another
version of this narrative and it is actually founded in your Bible. So if you go to the Gospel of John, it actually says, it wasn’t, you know, it actually tells you that it wasn’t the Passover,
and if you follow his version of the account, you don’t lose 24 hours. It jives. – Well, the scary thing is
that if we’re not following the black and white Biblical
narrative in the Bible, then we are following another gospel. – Yes.
– That’s the scary part. – Yes.
– We are following falsehood, and if you look at that one fact alone, that should be enough for someone to say, hey, if we’re not following
exactly what it says in the Bible, we’re making this up. We are down a very wrong path. – Right. Now, it is the most terrifying
thing to be approached with this information, and here’s why. You’re telling me that
everything I know to be true, everything I am basing my whole
life on, is wrong, is false? I mean, your paradigm now
is crumbling around you. The floor’s been pulled
out from under your feet. You’re free-falling. That’s a terrifying thing,
and I understand that. I absolutely understand that. But, it’s so convoluted. The narrative is so convoluted,
the one that we were taught. Christianity will tell you
any faith or group or sect that claims to believe
in Jesus and the Bible but doesn’t actually believe
the Bible is of what? Well, but we just described Christiandom because they don’t actually
believe what their Bible says, and I’ve been teaching
Christianity versus the Bible since the 80s. – You do what Yeshua does. That’s all we have to do. – Yeah, but we don’t know what
that is, so we’re going to, it’s Mount Sinai. We don’t want to actually
have a conversation with God. We’ll listen to you, Moses. You tell us what, right? It’s the same thing. We don’t actually want a
personal relationship with God. We’re gonna go with what
our pastor tells us. And these pastors don’t
know this information, so they can’t actually teach it. – Wow.
– So I understand where we’re at and why we’re
there, so I don’t judge them. It’s no fault of theirs, but hey, if you want to have the conversation, or if you think there’s something afoot, this is what it’s actually saying, and there’s a lot of Bible in the book. I mean, I didn’t make this stuff up. I didn’t write it. – And thank you for
supporting Shabbat Night Live. Because of your support,
we can bring you the truth, and the truth is what we just talked about with our guest, Allan Aguirre. Allan, just in our last segment, we were talking about
how if you don’t consider the three days and three nights from the crucifixion to
the resurrection properly, you’ve got this impossible
calculation of time, and that messes everything else up including us knowing the sequence of events
for his return, really. – It does, so he rises on
a Saturday night, right? He’s the Passover Lamb
from before the foundation of the Earth, so he’s
gonna mimic Passover. It’s like a carbon copy, right? – He has to be the lamb. – Right.
– And so be sacrificed. – Right, and so then he’s
entombed during Unleavened Bread, and then his resurrection can’t just be whenever we say it is. It has to coincide with what’s
already been established in the Old Testament in the Scriptures. And that would be a resurrection
on the Feast of Firstfruits simply because of what
First Fruits represents. It represents first fruits. He’s the firstborn of the dead. I mean, there’s all this other
language to corroborate this. He rises on Saturday
night after the Sabbath, on First Fruits, as a high
priest, with his wave offering. That’s why he’s mistaken for a
gardener until he speaks and, you know, Mary recognizes his voice. I mean, how awesome is that, right? How would you like to hear, I mean, come on. And he calls her by name. – [Scott] I’m surprised she
didn’t faint at that point. – Right, it’s him. It’s the one we just
lost, and there he is, and he’s on his way, though,
to go meet with the Father, so he can’t really tarry
and hang out with her. – [Scott] Right. – But go and tell the others, right? And so that’s why they end up showing up. So there’s a First Fruits
aspect of his resurrection. What I love about First Fruits is the scriptural
offering that’s presented. What is that? Let’s see if I can remember this. It’s in there, right? It’s in there. It’s a lamb. It’s bread, unleavened bread and wine. These are all the elements of Messiah. I mean, come on. How much more obvious, right? There’s no Sunday morning
offering that represents Messiah. There’s no Sunday
morning nothing going on. That’s the first day of the week. That’s your workday. But on Saturday night,
following the Sabbath, following Passover, during
the Feast of Unleavened Bread, there’s this total picture of
Messiah with the Old Testament with the scriptural offering
that the priests were to bring besides their wave offering. You have a lamb, you
have unleavened bread, and you have wine, all
the elements of Messiah, and besides the fact that
he’s rising from the dead with other people as a First
Fruits offering to the Father. And this begins your 49
Counting of the Omer. – Now let’s get into that. So there’s– – Isn’t that weird how we have this, like, actual progressive thing going on? Like, it’s all in order? – It’s almost like it’s on
a calendar or something. – Intelligent design. – Well yes, so the proper understanding of the Counting of the Omer. So there’s this, you know, again, it’s almost the same misunderstanding as the Catholic church had when Yeshua was crucified and they needed to get
the bodies off the cross before the Sabbath. We have this same kind of misunderstanding with the Counting of the Omer. Could you explain how that works? – So I was surprised when a
lot of my evangelical friends, years ago. So Facebook has really exposed us. I mean, I love the Internet. The Internet is one of
the most amazing things, but it’s also one of my pet peeves because now anybody has a voice whether it’s been vetted or not or trusted or tried or true, right? Anybody with a computer
and an Internet connection now is an authority on
something, you know, which just doesn’t work. Life doesn’t work that way. But I was very surprised finding out because of the Internet, how many of my evangelical
friends observed Lent. Very surprised because
in my limited, again, I wasn’t raised in any religion. I was just, you know, I was raised in a non-Christian, non-religious home. So I only knew Lent to be
connected to Catholicism. Apparently it’s not. It’s connected to other high
church type of denominations, and again, not having a
denominational background, I really probably couldn’t
tell you which ones. Maybe I should know about that. I don’t see why I would have to bother. But Lent would be a, once again,
I’ll use the word Gentile. A Gentile replacement or. – Counterfeit?
– Counterfeit. – Okay.
– To the Counting of the Omer. Now, why would I say that? Well, in our Bibles, in the Scriptures, it says that from the
Feast of Firstfruits, you begin counting seven weeks, seven Sabbaths. – [Scott] Shavuot, sevens. – Leading up to, right. Now, we have traditional Judaism, Orthodox Judaism will
tell us that it begins after the Sabbath of the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, so Shavuot will always land on Sivan 6. Well, but there’s no seven
consecutive High Sabbaths. There’s your problem there. But there are seven consecutive Sabbaths after the first Sabbath of Passover during the Feast of Unleavened
Bread is First Fruits, and that’s when you would
begin the Omer count. And you’re basically
counting up to seven weeks and then the next day, which is 50 days. – [Scott] Right. – Jesus knew this which is why
he told them on the 40th day. Right, he rose from the dead,
walked around eating fish and walking through walls, right? And showing up in different
places at the same time and disappearing and doing all
sorts of stuff for 40 days. Right, ’cause that’s when he ascended. But then he tells them to go
to Jerusalem and stay there until the Holy Spirit shows up. He knew it would be 10 days. – [Scott] It’s not a random day. – It’s not random. So, whereas Lent, Lent
is a counting of 40 days leading up to Easter, the Counting of the Omer is
49 days following Passover that will end on the 50th
day, Penecost or Shavuot, the day that Moses received
Torah on Mount Sinai. I figure if you’re gonna
do any counting at all, I’m gonna count on God’s
side of the narrative. Why do 40 days leading
up to and not the 49? And this is what I tell people. You know, if you want to do
Christmas, knock yourself out. But you should at least
be doing the feasts that God actually appointed for you to do. If you want to do Easter,
knock yourself out. But you should probably be doing what God actually instructed
you to do, not replace them. You know, if you want to do
the Lent thing, that’s great. But you should also at least be doing what God actually instructed us to do. There’s a massive disconnect with that and that’s where a line is drawn by many. I would rather do these
man-made traditions and not what God actually
instructed me to do because that’s for Jews, and
I’m a Gentile saved by grace. Wow, that’s a leap. I don’t know, you know. But that’s how convoluted
the conversation is. Anyway, so you have the
Counting of the Omer, and it leads us up to Shavuot,
the 50th day, Pentecost, the day that Moses received
Torah on Mount Sinai, and it’s so exciting. I mean, I get to sit around
the table with my grandkids. What day? Eight, you know. Week one or 12, you know. – [Scott] They are
literally counting the days as we are commanded to do. – Right, at dinner we’ll do the count. – So with the Counting of the Omer, it only makes sense too if you
sit down and think about it. We talked in the previous segment about Yeshua being
crucified on a Wednesday. You get your three days and three nights. It just happened to be the
way it came out that year. And then you’ve got your
First Fruits right there at the resurrection on the weekly Sabbath. That should be our first clue that that’s when we
should be holding this. – Personally, I see a
bunch of obvious clues that I’m not quite sure
why people aren’t seeing. Now, I do remember. I do remember when, okay,
so the argument can be made, and it’s legit. Well then, why did you
wait 20 years to do it if it was so obvious? Well, and then I explain how I didn’t have a reference experience and I didn’t have a model, right? Fly fishing, golf, I want to play golf, but I don’t know how to play golf and I don’t know any golfers. When you’re a punk rock kid, probably don’t know a lot of golfers. So I understand. That’s why there’s no judgment. I mean, there just really
isn’t any judgment, but if I am seeking out my
salvation with fear and trembling as I was, and the Holy
Spirit started going, Look, look, look, look. Then that’s why I say
obvious, obvious clues. Because if we’re seeking out
this interactive relationship with the Holy Spirit through the word, things should be popping up,
and you should be going, oh, and adjusting your lifestyle accordingly. But again, I absolutely understand that this isn’t common knowledge. This isn’t what we’re taught,
and there’s no blame there. I mean, obviously. I mean, come on, that’s not cool. God’s not like that, too. I believe there’s grace and
mercy there regarding obedience, but I also do see that he’s provided everything
we need to be walking at his level. This is choices now. Again, why I wrote the book? I know apparently there’s a need. Apparently there’s people out there that are being tapped on the shoulder that need to be informed
regarding this information. And here we are. – [Scott] And you know,
it’s like any relationship. You know, like you said, it’s given grace, and it doesn’t happen overnight. – No. – Yes, you’re asked. You know, you ask your
fiance to marry you. It’s not like you have 20 years of marital experience at that
point or you know it all. – Right. – You have to go through those 20 years then I now understand. – Yeah. – And that’s the same thing with Yeshua. He’s asked us to be his bride, and we have accepted the invitation, and the wedding is
sometime in the future here when he returns and all that happens. And until then, we are to get to know him. – Right, it’s just like every, I mean, the entire concept or idea behind our relationship with
Jesus, our walk with Jesus, is that it’s a walk. You know, it’s progressive. It’s supposed to be progressive, and we’re supposed to be
interactive and very proactive, right? It’s not, oh, thank you, Jesus, I’m done. – Right.
– Right? And the same way when it
comes to the Holy Spirit. It’s very proactive, right? Paul says it’s like an athlete
that’s working out his body. You know, it’s the same thing. We’re being transformed daily
into the likeness of Yeshua and his spirit and his
essence and his likeness. – And how do we do that but
by hanging out with him. – Right.
– And that’s about when we’re invited into, when we are adopted into the family. I mean, that’s just not a metaphor. – No. – When you come into a family, my sister has an adopted child, and when that child came into the house, he now had to live by that house’s rules. So you’re right. There should be a walk. There should be progression there. Otherwise, what is your faith for? – Right. – Yes, you did all these terrible things when you were not a believer, but now, okay, it’s time to learn
some things and smarten up. – Yeah, James makes it very clear. You have to be a doer of the word. – Amen.
– Faith without works is dead. It’s a proactive lifestyle. It’s an interactive lifestyle. And so in the same way
we’re working, you know, we start what’s baby stuff, whatever, it’s our relationship with
Jesus is constantly growing or should be constantly moving forward, further up and further in. I love that line from C.S. Lewis. I threw it in the book ’cause it’s further up and further in. And in the same way when it comes to
understanding these things regarding the feasts. I run into people, this is
my third season doing it, I mean, it took me 2 1/2
years to adjust my diet out of stubbornness, you know. He showed me, the Lord showed me myself
wearing tzitzits for two years before I submitted to that, you know. Tabernacles was the hardest
one to do successfully. There’s some time there. And so there’s, this isn’t our natural
lifestyle doing the feasts. And they are supposed to be not burdensome, but
they are supposed to be, they’re supposed to interrupt
our natural flow, right? Oh, I’m used to going 100 miles per hour. I need to stop here, right? And take this next 24 hours
and be with the Father. – [Scott] That’s one thing– – Oh. – [Scott] Yeah, that’s one thing
that was really hard for me was stopping on Shabbat. – Right, or whatever it is. Oh, okay, I have to
purge my house of leaven and now eat only matzo. You know, you would think, well, what’s the big deal about that? Well, try it. You know, and if you’re doing it right, the enemy starts being
exposed in your life. You will start manifesting by day three. – That’s great.
– ‘Cause it’s a spiritual war. – Yeah, it is, and it’s brought on by a
physical object lesson, which is great.
– Yes. – First the physical, then,
I mean, then the spiritual. It’s just a biblical concept. We only have about five minutes left, but I want to touch on something
before we end this segment and that is when you do
have that progression of learning what you need to be doing that maybe you’re not doing in your life, especially as men, we’re gonna recognize, wow, I’m supposed to be
the priest of my home. – That’s right. – The priest and the king. So if men start realizing
this, where do you suggest, where do they start? You know, how do they
come to this understanding and really grasp onto this fact that I’m the priest and
the king of my house? – Yeah. Unfortunately, we weren’t taught that. I tell every newlywed
or not even newlywed, if I meet a guy that’s
now engaged to be married, I remind them of
something they don’t know, and that’s you’ve made the choice, whether you know this or not, whether you understand this or not, here’s what the spiritual
realm is understanding. You’ve made the decision
that you’re ready to go from disciple to high priest. That’s quite the leap. And so now that you’ve got married, the enemy is looking at
you as a high priest, and he’s coming at you as such, and you don’t have no
idea what’s going on. I really think that’s
part of what’s happening with young marriages is this
spiritual level of attack because they are a high priest now. They are now responsible for another soul. That’s heavy, heavy, heavy. – [Scott] And it gets even
more so when you have kids. – Oh my gosh. – How much infidelity happens
that we see out in the world, if you stop and think about it, when the wife becomes
pregnant with the first child? How many men go astray at that point? – [Allan] Isn’t that weird? – Satan knows that that high priesthood is becoming even more
impactful in this home and he’s got to get them off track. – And as long as we never,
never understand this, he wins. We have to understand this stuff. So what’s the best way for a husband with or without children
to understand this? What’s the best way for even a single male to start preparing for that role? I always say Shabbat
because you’re going to be, if you’re a young man,
if you’re a single man, and you’re embedded in a family
where there’s a high priest functioning being modeled
by someone leading Shabbat, and you’re in that,
adopted into that family, you know, community, there you go. There’s your model. And that’s discipleship. We’re supposed to be
modeling this stuff, right? That’s the rabbi principle. They knew that everything
that Jesus said and did, they were expected to say and do because that’s the rabbi principle. So as a single male, man,
get involved with a family that’s doing Shabbat ’cause
then it will be modeled for you. And if you’re a man that’s
married with or without children, start functioning as a priest
in your home by modeling, by doing Shabbat, which is what? Well, we’re blessing our wife. We’re blessing our
children if we have them. And we’re leading our family in communion. – I really like the way
that you said find a model or just start reading
the Bible and doing it. We don’t need to be trained by someone. The Holy Spirit will train us when we go– – Ideally. – Yes, ideally, when we go into the Bible and start reading it and hopefully your book can help people, lead people through that
if they feel uncomfortable just diving in by themselves. – Sure. – But I find it very interesting. You said kind of the opposite
of what we hear in the world is that once you’re saved,
go find a good church. – Yeah. – No, you find a model family and do things intimately with them and ask questions and be with them. – One of, just one of the
many controversial things I end up saying is I don’t
hang around with Christians. I don’t hang out with Christians. I hang out with godly men and godly women, people that are gonna
actually supplement my life that bring something to the table that I’m gonna be able to
get benefit from, you know. I don’t hang out with, I mean, I don’t hang out with one talent people. I hang out with the five talent guys. That’s who I look for to hang out with because I know this
needs to be reinforced. My family unit needs to be
reinforced or whatever, right? When we were raising our children, finding like-minded believers that could sow into our children is vital, ’cause, you know, you can’t just do it, your kids need to know that it’s not just
their parents’ religion, this kick your parents
are on, but oh look, there’s other people that I think are cool that are doing it too, or you know, that can back up your play. – It’s that whole it takes a village– – Yeah, it’s called community. – Yeah, wonderful. Allan, thank you for joining us today. – Thank you for having me. – We’re gonna have you back. – Wonderful.
– Because we’ve talked about the Spring Feast, but we have not touched the Fall Feast, and that’s what we will get into next. Thank you for joining us. We’ll see you next week
on Shabbat Night Live. (calm mellow music)

8 thoughts on “Understanding the Hebrew Calendar | FULL EPISODE

  1. This is so helpful, thank you. This is my second year observing the feasts and last year was a bit confusing with the dates. Can I get a calender somewhere for 2019 according to the gregorian setup?

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