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Good Morning.

These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. (Leviticus 23:4)

It is obvious that the Creator desires that we observe these special times He established to meet with His people but why does He want us to “proclaim” these feasts? Is it that we proclaim them by observing them or is it something more? The Hebrew word translated as “proclaim” is the same word used to express “calling out” for someone in a loud voice. Its also used many times when God called unto Moses to summon Him to a meeting. In other words, God wanted His people to boldly (and loudly) announce these appointed times. Why?

Personally, I think it has something to do with the telling of the stories within these feast days. For instance, when we observe Passover we tell the story of Passover and, in so doing, speak of principles and concepts that relate to us today in our faith walk — things like redemption and protection. Not only that but we also see how the Creator painted a picture of things to come, particularly the death, burial and resurrection of the Messiah. So then, by “proclaiming” these appointed times, we are proclaiming the One they point to — the Messiah Yeshua. 

Because they are pictures that point us to Him, they should not be overlooked or relegated to the back burner of our faith walk. As witnesses of the resurrected Messiah we are to proclaim the praises of Him that has called us (in a loud voice) out of darkness into His marvelous light. We are to proclaim that He is alive and coming again. In my humble opinion, one of the ways we do that is by observing these special times. From the beginning, they are engineered to point us to Him and teach us about the relationship He has called us to partake of. Therefore, let us do as He asked — proclaim His holy Name!

Blessings and Shalom,  




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