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    Harvestime Books

    BY

    VANCE FERRELL

    TheTheTheTheThe

    FFFFFeast Dayseast Dayseast Dayseast Dayseast DaysThe most complete coverage of the

    subject available anywhere.

    386 Bible and Spirit of Prophecy

    quotations or references.

    The Statutes, Feast Days, and other

    ceremonies: Which ones are still

    valid?

    Here is the information you have been

    looking for!

    What are we permitted to do? What are

    we required to do? What are we

    forbidden to do?

    The answers are in this book.

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    HB907

    The Feast Days

    by Vance FerrellPublished by Harvestime Books

    Altamont, TN 37301 USA

    Printed in the United States of America

    Cover: Joe Maniscalco

    Cover and Text Copyright 2006

    About the cover:A major event occurred at the mo-

    ment that Christ died on the cross.Jesus, when He had cried again with a loud voice,

    yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple

    was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth

    did quake, and the rocks rent.Matthew 27:50-51 (Mark

    15:38, Luke 23:45).

    The entire ceremonial system of types had suddenly,

    dramatically ended. God Himself drew near and clearly

    showed His decision in the matter.

    In the midst of the week He shall cause the sacrifice

    and the oblation to cease. Dan. 9:27. In the spring of A.D.31, Christ the true sacrifice was offered on Calvary. Then

    the veil of the temple was rent in twain, showing that the

    sacredness and significance of the sacrificial service had

    departed.Desire of Ages, 233.

    When Christ upon the cross cried out, It is finished

    (John 19:30), and the veil of the temple was rent in twain,

    the Holy Watcher declared that the Jewish people had re-

    jected Him who was the antitype of all their types, the sub-

    stance of all their shadows.Desire of Ages, 709.

    No longer was the earthly ceremonial ordinances

    needed, for now there is a living way into the holy place, in

    heaven where Jesus is (Hebrews 10:20).

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    3

    --- PART ONE ---

    LAWS GIVEN THROUGH MOSES

    WHICH ARE REQUIRED TODAY

    The Ten Commandments 5The Moral Statutes and Judgments 7

    The Tithe Law 13

    The Health Laws 14

    The Agriculture Laws 16

    Our Covenant with God 18

    --- PART TWO ---

    ATTENDANCE AT

    CAMP MEETINGS

    OF REJOICING

    A Recommendation 22

    --- PART THREE ---

    LAWS GIVEN THROUGH MOSES

    WHICH WERE ABOLISHED

    AT THE CROSS

    The Sacrificial Services Ended

    at Calvary 28

    The Feast Days: 21 Facts 29

    The Ceremonies Abolished

    at the Cross 38

    The Civil Laws 49Other Jewish Ordinances 50

    The Whole System 51

    Circumcision 52

    Contents

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    4 The Feast Days

    --- PART FOUR ---

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    The Council at Jerusalem 55

    Can We Keep the Ceremonial Laws Spiri-

    tually? 60

    Can We Keep the Feast Days

    Spiritually? 62Preparing to Keep the Feast Days 63

    A Basic Requirement at Each Feast 64

    The Importance of Exact Obedience 65

    25 Errors Which Are Being Taught ! 67

    The Feasts in Type and Antitype 87

    Identity of the 144,000 91

    Beware of Speculation 98

    The Rituals Replaced

    by the Lords Supper 99

    Ceremonial Laws Were National Laws 100

    Which Laws Are Mosaic? 102

    Paul Speaks to the Galatians 103

    Judaizing Christians 104

    Ceremonialism 114

    Paul and the Ceremonial Law 116

    This is Our Feast Today 120

    Conclusion 121

    Postscript: Under Attack 124

    For Further Study 127

    It was therefore necessary that the patterns of

    things in the heavens should be purified with

    these; but the heavenly things themselves with

    better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not

    entered into the holy places made with hands,

    which are the figures of the true; but into heaven

    itself, now to appear in the presence of God for

    us. Hebrews 9:23-24

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    6 The Feast Days

    Adam and Eve, at their creation, had a knowl-

    edge of the law of God. It was printed on theirhearts, and they understood its claims uponthem.1 Bible Commentary, 1104.

    The law of God existed before man was cre-ated. It was adapted to the condition of holy beings;even angels were governed by it. After the fall, theprinciples of righteousness were unchanged. Noth-ing was taken from the law; not one of its holy

    precepts could be improved. And as it has ex-isted from the beginning, so will it continue toexist throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity.Concerning thy testimonies, says the psalmist, Ihave known of old that Thou hast founded themforever. 1 Bible Commentary, 1104.

    The ten commandments, Thou shalt, and Thoushalt not, are ten promises, assured to us if we

    render obedience to the law governing the universe.If ye love Me, keep My commandments. Here is thesum and substance of the law of God. The terms ofsalvation for every son and daughter of Adam arehere outlined.1 Bible Commentary, 1105.

    The ten holy precepts spoken by Christ uponSinais mount were the revelation of the charac-ter of God, and made known to the world the fact

    that He had jurisdiction over the whole human heri-tage. That law of ten precepts ofthe greatest lovethat can be presented to man is the voice of Godfrom heaven speaking to the soul in promise, Thisdo, and you will not come under the dominion andcontrol of Satan. There is not a negative in that law,although it may appear thus. It is DO, and Live.1Bible Commentary, 1105.

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    THE MORAL STATUTES

    AND JUDGMENTS

    There are very, very few instances in whichthe Spirit of Prophecy says we should obey otherlaws given through Moses. But there are somewhich we must obey. We will try to quote most of

    these statements here.The Statutes and Judgments are special

    moral rules of conduct, which explain in moredetail some of the principles of the Ten Command-ments. Most of these regulations concern our re-lations with one another.

    They are also called judgments because the

    judge was to decide the punishment for offenses ofthis sort.

    These laws were called judgments, both becausethey were framed in infinite wisdom and equityandbecause the magistrates were to give judgmentaccording to them. Unlike the Ten Commandments,they were delivered privately to Moses, who was tocommunicate them to the people.Patriarchs and

    Prophets, 310.In the following passage, we are told exactly

    what kind of regulations these are.Notice that the following statements are about

    moral conduct statutes. None of them are com-mandments requiring the observance of feast

    days.

    In consequence of continual transgression, themoral law [the Ten Commandments] was repeatedin awful grandeur from Sinai.

    Laws Required Today

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    Christ[also] gave to Moses religious precepts

    which were to govern the everyday life. These stat-utes were explicitly given to guard the Ten Com-mandments. They were not shadowy types to passaway with the death of Christ. They were to be bind-ing upon men in every age as long as time shouldlast. These commands were enforced by the powerof the moral law, and they clearly and definitelyexplained that law . .

    The statutes and judgments specifying theduty of man to his fellow men were full of impor-tant instruction, defining and simplifying the prin-ciples of the moral law, for the purpose of increas-ing religious knowledge, and of preserving Godschosen people distinct and separate from idolatrousnations. The statutes concerning marriage, inher-itance, and strict justice in dealing with one an-

    other were peculiar and contrary to the customsand manners of other nations, and were designedof God to keep His people separate from other na-tions.

    The necessity of this, to preserve the peopleof God from becoming like the nations who hadnot the love and fear of God, is the same in this[present] corrupt age, when the transgression of

    Gods law prevails and idolatry exists to a fearfulextent. If ancient Israel needed such security, weneed it more, to keep us from being utterly con-founded with the transgressors of Gods law. Thehearts of men are so prone to depart from God thatthere is a necessity for restraint and discipline.Review and Herald, May 6, 1875.

    In the complete article from which the above

    excerpt is taken, the first two paragraphs are aboutthe importance of the moral law of Ten Command-ments. Next is introduced the ceremonial laws

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    of sacrifices, and it is pointed out that this is

    separate from the moral law. (Elsewhere, the Sp

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