Articles by Season of Our Joy Participants
We know that by attending Season of Our Joy, a number of
questions are raised concerning the festivals. The following messages are
intended to help you understand the festivals and why we do what we do.
These articles are submitted by various
SOOJ participants (both past an present). They represent the views of the author
and/or presenter and do not necessarily represent the view of any other
participant, including the founders and
Click on Title of Message for a Brief Synopsis
Teachings About YHVH's Festivals
What Are The
Feasts of the Lord? - Everett Leisure
‘Feasts’ are occasions which the Creator chooses to note on
both a weekly and on an annual basis. They are described
together in Leviticus 23. They have significance historically
as well as prophetically. The Passover (Heb. Pesach vs.4) is observed annually at the same date and time as
Israel was preparing and eating their Passover sacrifice in Egypt. This
was the same night the Death Angel killed the firstborn of Egypt.
Our 'Halacha' - Why We Do What We Do!
The New Moon and Israelite Unity
- Tim Kelley
The Hebraic / Messianic movement is dividing over many things, many
of which are not extremely relavent to the Hebraic walk. Yes
everyone wants to be scripturally correct in their walk - and that's
good! But some things just cannot be determined clearly from
the scriptures, and the timing of the New Moon is one of them.
Yes - there have been many papers and books written in an attempt to
explain this view or that, but it gets to be so difficult trying to
determine which is correct. God says that His ways are easy to
follow - we don't have to go to the heights of the heavens or the
depths of the oceans to figure them out. So why all the
confusion over the New Moon?
Sukkot and Private Meetings
- Tim Kelley
The leaders of Season of Our Joy has put a tremendous number of
hours into the festival for the purpose of bringing you teachers
and messages that we believe will provide encouragement and hope to
those who are new to this walk as well as those who are seasoned in
the walk. From the beginning, this has been the hope and
purpose of SOOJ. But some believe it's OK to bring their own
speakers "into the camp". Why does SOOJ consider this
improper and disrespectful?