“Even as Abraham BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS. 7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the Gospel unto Abraham, saying, IN THEE SHALL ALL NATIONS BE BLESSED. 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. 10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, CURSED IS EVERY ONE THAT CONTINUETH NOT IN ALL THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW TO DO THEM. 11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.” Galatians 3:6-11
The Sacrificial system was the only answer to our failure of the Mosaic Law. “For whosoever shall keep the whole Law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. ” James 2:10. So if we don’t keep the whole law but only partake in the ceremonial law, are we not guilty of all? Does the Bible not say we are “cursed” if we don’t continue in all things which are written in the Law? Once failure is then met of the Mosaic Law, what Sacrifice is offered to God for reconciliation? Jesus, you say?
So to make sure I understand this Hebraic Movement train of thought, one practices a portion of the Mosaic Law, fails it and then uses Jesus as their Sacrifice to reconcile them to God? Please don’t misunderstand, I know I fail the Mosaic Law and I guess I could have a ceremonial “feast” but tell me again what it profits me? Would you not prefer to praise the Lord for fulfilling the Law and being the Sacrifice that reconciled us to God? After all, Jesus IS the ONLY Sacrifice God will accept for our sins.
I certainly don’t mean to hurt or offend my friends who observe these feasts, it just saddens me. There is so much more the Lord has for us to do in this day and time than study on traditions of man. At one time they were the Law of God but now they are the traditions of the Jewish people who do not believe their Messiah has yet to come. Don’t we really need to be studying the actual Word of God? I mean, like literally open the Bible and study what it says. God’s great plan of Salvation through Jesus Christ is not about the feast but about the Man the feast symbolized – Jesus.
“I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.” Galatians 2:21. Jesus did not die in vain. He fulfilled the Law that sentenced us to death. It is our faith in Him, Jesus Christ, who He is and what He did, that grafts us into the Abrahamic Covenant – that justifies us by our faith. Abraham wasn’t Jewish, he was just a gentile who trusted in God. I may not be faithful Abraham but I do just simply trust in my God, no matter what the world tries to say – He always makes a way. – Donna Clark Warren