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YHWH's Moadim Days



There are eight Moadim (Festivals of God) that are commanded (see Leviticus 23) to be observed.  One is repeated weekly, called Shabbat, while the other seven are annual.

During the course of the year beginning in spring and extending into fall, we observe these Biblical feasts.

1. Pesach (Passover), commemorates the final judgment upon Egypt and the beginning of our freedom from slavery.  As New Covenant believers, we also see our Messiah Yeshua as the fulfillment of being the Passover Lamb, passing us from death to eternal life.

2. Hag HaMatzot (Unleavened bread) is, in conjunction with and following Passover, a seven-day Moadim, when we do NOT eat any leavened bread or leavened by-products, only unleavened bread.  Leavening is a symbol for malice and wickedness. We are to remove leaven from our lives.

3. Bikkurim (Feast of First Fruits) is the first day of the week (Sunday) following the first weekly Sabbath after the Passover. It commemorates the resurrection of life from the ground (both seeds that are planted, and The Messiah Yeshua). Yeshua was the first fruit of many brethren.

4. Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) is the day following the seventh weekly Sabbath from the Feast of First Fruits, and on this day we observe Shavuot (also called Pentecost).

5. Rosh HaShanah (Feast of Trumpets – also called Yom Teruah) is in late summer.  This is the day we blow shofars (trumpets).  It is a day of reminding and warning us that judgment is coming, and that we must prepare ourselves.   The first day of the Hebrew month Tishrei is considered to be the agricultural new year.

6. Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) falls ten Days after Rosh HaShananh. This is a day that the Lord commanded for fasting, humbling oneself, and praying.

7. Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) is an eight-day Moadim.   This is a time of joy and celebration.  Spiritually, we are reminded of Yeshua and the coming harvest at the end of the age!
This final festival concludes the annual teaching cycle of the Torah and is observed by dwelling in temporary booths (or tents, or campers.)

We also observe two nationalistic festivals, which also have deep meaning and reference pointing to Yeshua HaMashiach:

Hannukah (Feast of Dedication, Festival of Lights)
Mentioned in John 10:22-23, and Psalm 30:1-12.  Also, the Apocrypha – I Maccabees chapter 4; II Maccabees chapter 10.


The Feast of Dedication is a Hebrew/ Jewish festival observed for eight days from the 25th of the Hebrew month Kislev (about mid-December) in commemoration of the reconsecration (165 BC) of the Temple in Jerusalem.  We are also reminded that Yeshua the ‘greater light’ has come and will return.


Purim (Feast of Lots), observed in early Spring, is about Queen Esther who saved the Jews from annihilation in Persia by fasting and intercession for her people.  Like Esther, people from every nation have been hidden, now their true identity is being revealed.  We are Ephraim, we are a part of Israel.  Yeshua Messiah, our King, has extended his scepter to us … ‘for such a time as this’.  See the Book of Esther; and the Apocrypha – Esther chapters 14,15,16.


Our Shabbat services start at 11:00 am Saturday a.m. with Psalms, Praise, and Prayer.  We enthusiastically sing unto the Lord with Messianic songs of worship, and Davidic praise dance, culminating in hearing our Saviour’s voice from His Word, the Torah.

We bless each other at the beginning of each Hebrew/Jewish month with blessings and thanks for the new month.
We welcome you to join us as we celebrate the Most High's weekly rest.

Scriptures of Feast Days

SCRIPTURE affirms that the Passover memorial begins at dusk at the start of the 14th day of Abib (month of green ears of barley), Exodus 12:6; Leviticus 23:5; Numbers 28:16; Deuteronomy 16:1. The Passover represents two significant events—the death of the firstborn of Egypt and the passing of the death Malak, and the impalement of our Savior on the torture stake, Exodus 12; John 18-19. YAHSHUA partook of the Passover at twilight on the fourteenth day of Abib with His Apostles, Matthew 26:17-29; Mark 14:12-25, thus fulfilling the TORAH. We no longer sacrifice a lamb at Passover but partake of the prescribed emblems, which represent YAHSHUA’S body (unleavened bread, matzoth) and blood (unfermented grape juice, the pure blood of the grape, Deut. 32:14), Luke 22:12-23, 1Corinthians 11:23-26.


Feast of Unleavened Bread
SCRIPTURE affirms The Feast of Unleavened Bread begins on the 15th day of the month of Abib and extends through the 21st day of that same month, Exodus 12:15-18, Leviticus 23:6; Numbers 28:17. The first and last days of the seven-day observance are observed as high Shabbat Days, Exodus 12:16, Leviticus23:7-8, Numbers 28:18, 25. During this time we are to {shaw-khaw} YHWH and examine ourselves, removing any pride, sin, falsity, or false doctrine from our lives, Exodus 5:1, 1Corinthians 5:8. We are to remove all leaven products from our property and eat unleavened bread with our meals for all seven days of the Feast, Exodus 12:15, 18, Leviticus 23:6.


Feast of Weeks
SCRIPTURE affirms that the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost is the third of the seven annual observances. This Feast is to be calculated from within the Feast of Unleavened Bread. We are to start the count from the day after the weekly Shabbat that falls within the Feast of Unleavened Bread and count seven complete weeks, Leviticus 23:15-16. On this day the Re-Newed Covenant Assembly received the outpouring of Ha Kodesh Ruach, Acts 2.


Feast of Trumpets
SCRIPTURE affirms that the Feast of Trumpets is a High Shabbat, a memorial of blowing trumpets, that falls on the first day of the seventh Hebrew month, Leviticus 23:23-25, Numbers 29:1-6.


Day of Atonement
SCRIPTURE affirms that the Day of Atonement comes on the 10th day of the month of Tishri. On this day no manner of work is to be done, it is a strict Shabbat to YHWH. On this High Shabbat, we are to afflict ourselves by abstaining from food and drink, Leviticus 16; 23:26-32; Numbers 29:7-11.


Feast of Tabernacles
SCRIPTURE affirms that the Feast of Tabernacles or the Feast of Ingathering starts on the 15th day of the seventh scriptural month and advances through the 21st day of the month. The Feast of Tabernacles is a seven-day Feast, which has a High Shabbat Day on the 15th day of Tishri, Exodus 23:16; 34:22; Leviticus 23:33-36, 39-43; Numbers 29:12-34; Deuteronomy 16:13-15. YAHSHUA set an example for all mankind by observing the Feast in the Re-Newed Covenant. Further, we are told that all people in the Millennium will observe the Feast of Tabernacles, Zechariah 14:16-19; John 7:2, 37.


Last Great Day
SCRIPTURE affirms that the Last Great Day immediately follows the Feast of Tabernacles and comes on the 22nd day of  Tishri as a High Shabbat. On this day no manner of work is to be done. This special day commemorates the closing of the yearly feast cycle, Leviticus 23:36; Numbers 29:35-38.


“These are the feasts of YAHWEH, even kodesh convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.” Wayyiora/Leviticus 23:4

Come be with us here at Butafleye Ministry and celebrate YAHWEH’s Feasts in true Ruach and Emet.

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