Q. My husband has become quite enthralled with the Messianic movement. I enjoy the services and love to read how the different feasts relate to the Christ.
My husband has been observing the feasts listed in Lev. 23. Since it says 4 times in that chapter regarding the feasts that “It is to be a perpetual statue in throughout your generations” he claim that God has meant for us to observe these feasts as well. The “throughout your generations” is what is emphasized.
Would you explain this to me, please? I can’t argue with the Scriptures but I thought Jesus fulfilled the Law.
A. When reading any part of the Bible, it’s important to determine who the passage you’re reading was intended for. The Book of Leviticus was obviously intended for Israel as part of their Old Covenant relationship with the Lord, and was not meant for the New Covenant church.
This can be confirmed in two ways. In Romans 14:5 Paul wrote that one man considers one day more sacred than another while another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. In Colossians 2:16-17 He said we should not let anyone judge us by what we eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These were a shadow of the things what were to come. The reality, however, is found in Christ.
By these statements Paul meant the observance of Levitical feasts and Holy Days are optional for Christians, and we are not required to observe them.