So we, being many, are one body in Christ,
and every one members one of another.
Leviticus 23:2 “Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.”
Exodus 20:8 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.”
The Heavenly Father gave the followers of Christ commandments to follow. One of them was to “remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” This commandment includes keeping all of his holy days, which are Sabbaths (Holy Convocations), as they are written in the Bible with the understanding that Jesus Christ taught.
Mark 7:9 “And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.”
In today’s world, many people claim that they follow Christ but have rejected the commandments of the Lord by keeping the holidays and traditions of America and the other countries where they reside. By observing these celebrations, they are breaking the commandments of the Heavenly Father and are committing the sin of idolatry.
Exodus 20:3-5 “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (4) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: (5) Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:”
The history of Thanksgiving as it is taught today in the United States and other countries is a lie. The true origins of Thanksgiving date back to the Greek harvest festival called Thesmophoria, in which they worshipped the Greek god of agriculture called Demeter. It does not matter how they try to conceal it in these “modern” times. Those who are celebrating Thanksgiving, are serving other gods, committing idolatry, and not following the teachings of Christ.
Psalms 96:5 “For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.”
I Corinthians 10:20-21 “But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. (21) Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s Table, and of the table of devils.”
Matthew 6:24 “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
The Bible teaches that by keeping the wicked traditions of men, you reject the commandments of the Lord. In other words, keep the commandments and serve the Lord or reject the commandments and observe pagan holidays like Thanksgiving. You cannot do both!
Acts 5:29 “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”
Leviticus 23:33-34 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, (34) Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.”
Leviticus 23:39-44 “Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath. (40) And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days. (41) And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. (42) Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: (43) That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. (44) And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.”
The Heavenly Father commanded the followers of Christ to keep the Feast of Ingathering and this was the only High Holy Day that the Heavenly Father ordered us to keep concerning the harvest. When reading the scriptures you will find that the Feast of Ingathering was also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. During this time the Israelites were to commemorate how the Lord delivered the Children of Israel from the Egyptians and led them through the wilderness to the Promised Land. By keeping this feast, we are obeying God rather than man.
Exodus 13:21-22 “And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: (22) He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.”
I Corinthians 10:1-4 “Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; (2) And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; (3) And did all eat the same spiritual meat; (4) And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”
This feast was symbolic of how Christ led us to the Promised Land then and how he is leading us to the Kingdom now, if we keep the commandments. By keeping the Feast of Tabernacles, we are honoring the Heavenly Father. When we keep Thanksgiving and other pagan holidays we are breaking the commandments of the Most High and he is not pleased with us.
The duty of the Children of Israel that have been scattered throughout this Earth is to repent and follow the commandments as Jesus Christ instructed us.
Jeremiah 10:2 “Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen…”
Acts 17:29-30 “Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:”