[WMSCOG] The Way to Know God, Keeping Festivals of God

Hosea 6:3  Let us acknowledge the Lord, let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that waters the earth.

Hosea says that we must have the knowledge of God and we must make every effort to have knowledge of God. When we know the time of God’s coming or his appearance, we can meet him and receive blessings from him, even the eternal life. Luckily, God comes at his appointed time just as the rise of the sun, or the coming of the spring and winter rain which comes at its appointed time. The bible teaches God is coming at his appointed time. Jesus’ coming was also a part of God’s appointed time, which was done according to the plan of God.

Therefore, we must have knowledge of God’s appointed time so that we can meet God and receive salvation. Then what are God’s appointed time? God gave his appointed times according to days and seasons. Let us see when God’s appointed times are and have knowledge of God.

First, there is a weekly appointed time of God we must keep every week, which is called Sabbath.

Leviticus 23:1  The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘These are my appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies. “‘There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a sabbath to the Lord.

The appointed day of Sabbath is Saturday, not Sunday according to the present calendar. This is the day God gave us so that we can be blessed by God.

Exodus 31:12   Then the Lord said to Moses, 13 “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the Lord, who makes you holy.

Through the Sabbath, we can have knowledge on God and be made holy by receiving blessings from God. Without keeping the Sabbath, we cannot have knowledge of God or receive blessings from God. And also there are seven annual festivals of God grouped into 3 times, which are called seven feasts of three times.

Leviticus 23:4   “‘These are the Lord’s appointed festivals, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times: 5 The Lord’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. 6 On the fifteenth day of that month the Lord’s Festival of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast. 7 On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. 8 For seven days present a food offering to the Lord. And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.’”

The very first annual festival of God is the Passover; with the Passover the yearly festivals of God begins, which includes the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Firstfruits or the Day of Resurrection, the Feast of Weeks or the Day of Pentecost, the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and finally the last festival of God the Feast of Tabernacles through which the yearly festivals of God end.

Did you know that there is a festival of God kept by blowing the trumpets? Do you then that we must also keep this festival according to the new covenant?

God gave us all these festivals through the Law of Moses and made complete through the Law of Christ. Even though we don’t have to keep these festivals by the sacrifice of animals according to the old covenant, but still we must keep these festivals according to the regulations of the new covenant which was established by the sacrifice of Father and Mother.

By keeping the festivals of God we can receive the blessings of God promised through those festivals. Even though once the festivals of God was abolished by the work of devil during the dark age, and Satan changed all the festivals of God to the manmade festivals such as Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc… But according to the prophecies of the bible it was restored by the second coming Christ Ahnsahnghong. Through the grace of God Elohim, Our Father Ahnsahnghong and Our Mother New Jerusalem, the appointed times of God are allowed again to God’s people so that they can meet God and receive abundant blessings from God. Let us keep the festival of God at its appointed time at God’s appointed place Zion.

Isaiah 33:20  Look on Zion, the city of our festivals;
your eyes will see Jerusalem,
a peaceful abode, a tent that will not be moved;
its stakes will never be pulled up,
nor any of its ropes broken.

There the Lord will be our Mighty One.
It will be like a place of broad rivers and streams.
No galley with oars will ride them,
no mighty ship will sail them.

For the Lord is our judge,
the Lord is our lawgiver,
the Lord is our king;
it is he who will save us.

Let us give praise to God Ahnsahnghong for restoring us the festivals of God and keeps the festivals of God with thankful mind!!