The Lord’s Supper x Christmas Celebration - Proclaiming salvation to the Jewish people
‘In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.’
The holidays established by God for his people are described in Leviticus 23.
The established dates are 7 appointed times by God for his people to celebrate through attitudes and symbols, remembering events and prophesying future events.
We believe that through these celebrations in their appointed times the path of the Messiah was, is and will be prepared.
We also believe that people who were not part of the Jewish people but who wished to celebrate/worship God through these acts and symbols could join them.
So the Lord’s Feasts should be celebrated by those who were grafted in the olive tree (Romans 11).
The Gentiles believers in Yeshua have increasingly approached the Jewish people willing to celebrate the holidays (Zechariah 8.23)
Even so there is still a path to be trodden to what we call “the fullness of the Gentiles” in Romans 11.25.
The fullness is not about quantity but quality, i.e. the Gentiles believers may be full in the understanding and practice of the Scriptures to provoke the Jews to jealousy and all Israel shall be saved (Rm 11.11,25-26).
What we call the Lord’s Supper was established at Pessach, one of the 7 Feasts in Leviticos 23 that happened first in the Exodus from Egypt but prophesied the death of Yeshua for our sins, giving eternal life today (abundant life) and forever.
Shaul (Paul) teaches us that when we drink the wine and eat the bread, we proclaim his death until He returns.
At no time did Yeshua command us to proclaim his birth.
But what is the problem in doing so?
The point is that the date established for that by men is not a date established by God but a date that since Babylon
and through several cultures has been dedicated to the birthday celebration of pagan idols. The symbols of this holiday confirm that (tree, wreaths, Santa Claus, reindeer, etc…)
Besides that, we know from the Bible that Yeshua was not born in December.
Unfortunately a Jew can’t disconnect the Jesus proclaimed on Christmas from other symbols of this celebration. Therefore, the gentile believers who still celebrate Christmas, proclaim to our people a false messiah, masked, founder of a new religion and an anti-messiah, or Antichrist, keeping them farther away from the true Messiah Yeshua.
The word tells us about Babylon and its abominations, it is a false prophet and deceives the people with half-truths.
‘For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.” And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. ‘
The very non-acceptance of the Jewish believers in Yeshua by the traditional Jews is a consequence of the paganism created about the person of Yeshua. For them is unacceptable that a Jew would remain Jewish believing in this disfigured messiah that has been proclaimed until today.
If you grew up celebrating Christmas, please repent, talk to your relatives, take a stand and start celebrating what’s true and pure.
In this way you will speed the salvation of the Jews and the return of the Messiah Yeshua.
Date of birth of Yeshua according to the Bible:
‘There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in years.’
In 1 Chronicles 24 we read about the schedule of the priest watches on their work in the Temple. There were 24 priests, divided by lot, 15 days for each priest to minister in the Temple. The 8th division fell to Abijah, every year, according to the Jewish calendar.
‘the seventh, Hakkoz; the eighth, to Abijah; ‘
‘So it was, as soon as the days of his service were completed, that he departed to his own house. Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying, “Thus the Lord has dealt with me, in the days when He looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.” Now in the sixth month (of Elizabeth’s pregnancy) the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”’
Check the calendar below and see the approximate date of the birth of Yeshua:
-The Division of Abijah (Zechariah), eighth = Tamuz, fourth month of the Jewish calendar.
-Elizabeth conceives = Abe or Av, fifth month of the Jewish calendar.
Mary conceived through the Holy Spirit = Sabate or Shevat, eleventh month of the Jewish calendar.
-John the Baptist is born = Aviv or Nisan, first month of the Jewish calendar.
-6 months later probably Yeshua is born = Etanim or Tishrei, seventh month of the Jewish calendar, month of the fall feasts (Yom Teruah -Day of trumpets “Lv 23:24” and Succot-Tabernacles “Lv 23:34”)
‘And the Word became flesh and dwelt (tabernacled) among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.’ John 1:14