Simcha (All Articles)

“Celebrating” Yeshua

The  Hebrew words in Isaiah 53:12,  manifest how Yeshua fulfills the Day of Atonement.

A Sabbath or THE Sabbath?

Greetings to you on this Lord's Day. I'm writing this in my office where all is quiet as I'm...

At the Wall on Yom Kippur

THE SABBATH OF YOM KIPPUR 2010 Imagine a city completely silent, void of the swoosh of...

Can Christians Celebrate, Part 1

Celebrating the Jesus through the Feasts of the Lord would begin to repair the breach between Jewish and Gentile followers of Jesus. God gave them to His children to celebrate Him!

Can Christians Celebrate? (Part 1 video)

Which holidays we celebrate need not separate Jewish and Gentile Believers when we are celebrating Yeshua! WHO we celebrate is more important than "how" we celebrate.

Celebrate The Feasts of the Lord – Revisited

Sadly this issue continues to be a watershed issue bringing division instead of the potential joy and unity if Christians, both Jews and Gentiles, would celebrate Yeshua, Jesus, as the One New Man.

For This Purpose

Although Purim is not a Levitcal feast of the Lord, it’s significance to the Jewish people and to the church is critical, especially in these challenging days. As with the other feasts, I suggest that Purim be considered from five perspectives:

How to Celebrate the Feasts of the Lord?

“How should we celebrate the feasts of the Lord?” is a question I am constantly asked.  Are you wondering how to Celebrate the Feasts of the Lord? The answer is simple...."BE YOURSELF!"

I Hate Christmas!

“I hate this time of year!” “Me, too,” her friend replied as they walked into the synagogue. “I hate having Christmas shoved down my throat.” I

Jesus Claims to be God

During the celebration of Hanukkah (John 10:22-42) Jesus made His last and most clear declaration of His Deity.  Sadly there are many today, both Jews and Gentiles, and even some Christians, who say that Jesus never claimed to be God. My response, “O YES He did!” 

Judaizing the church?

Who not how we celebrate is most important. If we're not celebrating Yeshua, we might be hurting the heart of God.

Lighting the Menorah

Hanukkah is an excellent time to remember that YOU are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. Your body is His dwelling place. Hanukkah gives us a unique opportunity to “present our bodies as a living sacrifice” and “to lay aside every sin and weight.”

Milk & Cheese for Shavuot

Traditionally dairy (milk and cheese) are the mainstay of Shavuot cooking.  Starting from the...

Modern Religious Observances

For many years I dreaded the holidays of Rosh HaShanna and Yom Kippur, especially when the latter fell on a Shabbat.  The services were long, fasting difficult and at the end I never knew if my sins were forgiven!

Passover Testimony

From good friends, Jina & Jerry Ezell and family Using your material gave my husband and...

Points of reflection on Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur was the most somber of all God's holy days and reminds us all of the importance of being sanctified and holy before the Lord.

Pressured to Celebrate the Feasts of the Lord

Friends pressure friends to celebrate or not to celebrate the feasts of the Lord.  Sadly rather than celebrating Jesus in the feasts with the freedom of the Holy Spirit, there is a growing tendency to make observance of the feasts more of a burden than a celebration.

Remembering the Journey – Overview

Whether it was two days or a month or a year, their movements were ordained by God.  That means that they might stop, unpack, set up camp and then do the reverse within 48 hours!

Rosh Hashanah & The Days of Awe

The ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) are traditionally designated as a time of preparation for judgment. It is believed that on the first day, God opens three books:

Rosh Hashanah and the Incarnation

The Incarnation is the most important and least understood event in history.  While Israel ignores it, the Church celebrates it on the wrong day!  


Every other Feast of the Lord, is just that…a feast.  Yom Kippur (literally “day of covering”) is a fast. Actually God didn't call a fast, He said, "Afflict your soul," but over the years it's become a day to afflict the body.

The Importance of Memories

Creating memories is important.  As we enter the final cycle of the annual feasts, let us remind ourselves why God gave us His feasts, the Feasts of the Lord.

The Incarnation on Rosh Hashanah?

Yes, indeed I suggest that the second greatest miracle ever (the first being His Resurrection) is the Incarnation, God becoming a man.  But did it happen in December?

The Parable of the Sea Shells

Remembering, rejoicing and resting are what the biblical feasts are all about. Celebrating Jesus through the biblical feasts are anchors for our souls

When Was the Incarnation?

My intention here is NOT to argue, debate, judge or to try to change anyone’s mind.  Personally I love the celebratory atomosphere and the fact that the name of Jesus is on so many lips. My intention here is to give you information.

Why I celebrate the Incarnation

20 years ago the Lord melted my heart from anger and resentment toward the Gentiles, feelings I didn't know were there.  

Yom Kippur (Part 2) – Fulfillment in Yeshua

Atonement has been made, not just for a year but forever; not just for Israel but for all who will believe.  We have been and will always be forgiven by God’s grace through faith.

Yom Kippur 2010 (Part 1)

The most holy and solemn of all the feasts of the Lord is the Day of Atonement, (Yom Kippur in Hebrew).   “Feast” is definitely a misnomer because the Jewish people fast from sundown to sundown. 

Pin It on Pinterest