The New Covenant Feasts of God
The World Mission Society Church of God keeps all seven annual feasts of God, as well as the weekly feast of the Sabbath. God established these feasts for our blessing and salvation. According to the Bible, all this is integral to faith in God.
The Feasts of God for Forgiveness of Sin
Look at Zion, the city where we celebrate our religious festivals.
Isaiah 33:20 (GNT)
God chose Zion to be His eternal dwelling (Ps 132:13) and distinguishes Zion through His feasts. The seven feasts of God include: the Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Day of Firstfruits (Resurrection Day), the Feast of Weeks (Day of Pentecost), the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles (Lev 23).
By keeping these feasts in Zion, God promises to be with us, forgive our sins and grant us eternal life.
There [Zion] the LORD will be our Mighty One . . . For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us. . . . No one living in Zion will say, “I am ill”; and the sins of those who dwell there will be forgiven.
These verses in Isaiah emphasize the necessity of keeping the feasts. Without celebrating the feast of God in Zion, we cannot receive all the blessings God has in store for us.
Celebrating the Feasts of God in the New Testament
The teaching to keep God’s laws and command continue in the New Testament.
“Not everyone who calls out to me [Jesus], ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’”
Matthew 7:21 (NLT)
Jesus clearly stated the way to enter heaven: doing the will of God. And Jesus referred to those who couldn’t enter heaven as those to “break God’s laws.” God’s laws include the feasts of God, so they must be kept—even in our age—so we can enter heaven. Clearly, the laws were given to us for eternal life and salvation.
Faith Means Keeping the Feasts of God
Faith is also integral to entering heaven. And the Bible shows us over and over that the correct faith is the one shown through action. Abraham, known as the forefather of faith, set a prime example. Through his faith, he and his descendants were blessed. By following in Abraham’s footsteps, we, too, can receive the blessings of God.
“I will do this because Abraham listened to me and obeyed all my requirements, commands, decrees, and instructions.”
Genesis 26:5 (NLT)
Abraham was complimented by God for having the greatest faith because of his obedience to God’s laws and commands. For us to also be complimented by God and enter the kingdom of heaven, we must have obedient faith and keep all of the feasts of God: the Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Day of Firstfruits (Resurrection Day), the Feast of Weeks (Day of Pentecost), the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles.
God even gave Apostle John a vision of those who receive salvation in the last days.
This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.
Those who go to heaven with Christ are described as those who keep God’s commands, in other words, the feasts of God.
We Keep the Law Because We Have Faith in God
Jesus Christ set the example of keeping all the feasts of God (Mt 26:17-28, Acts 2:1-41, Jn 7:1-39), and Apostle Paul, who promoted faith, kept them too.
Well then if we emphasize faith, does this mean that we can forget about the law? Of course not! In fact, only when we have faith do we truly fulfill the law.
Romans 3:31 (NLT)
The World Mission Society Church of God celebrates the feasts of God because God established them for our blessing.
And the LORD our God commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear him so he can continue to bless us and preserve our lives, and he has done to this day.
Deuteronomy 6:24 (NLT)
Visit your nearest Church of God and learn about all the blessings God has reserved for you through the feasts of God.