Should we celebrate Holy Days?
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”If any man be in christ he is a new Creature behold all things have become new (2Cor 5;17).
I was having a discussion with a brother over Christmas, he was of the opinion that we should celebrate the Old testament days and Old Testament sabbath and holy Days.?
The physical was perfected by the law, just read about the law of offerings in Leviticus, it was perfected. If the law at its best could not save man they why would you think that you could save yourself by repeating just a little of what the Old Testament saints done and be right with God? Do we think that we can do better than Moses the law giver? religious works in never ending because its a life without faith. you cannot fast enough you cannot pray enough or go to the temple and observe enough holy days to earn your peace with God. Ask a muslim he lists his mosque five times a day and still knowns not the peace fo God.
Hebrews reveals the key “better.” ad that works is always in reference to Christ. Do you think you can be a better sacrifice than Christ, or a better Hebrew than Moses or a better Jew than the pharisee? The days, offerings and feats, find their fulfilment in Christ, Christ who was the better sacrifice, which means that no matter how Good man is or how good you and I are at celebrating the holy days and special days we can never measure up to Christ. Christ was so much better than Moses, Christ so much more better sacrifice than that given by Abel. that’s why you don’t have to be the sacrifice, Christ has taken your place.
To go back to the law is to crucify the son of God afresh. If you want to sacrifice anything continually then do what Paul tells us in hebrews, “let us offer the sacrifice of praise continually that is the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name” (Hebrews 13;15).Other than that realise this you are not a Jew, you are a new man in Christ “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things (laws celebrations of holy days, observances, types and shadows) are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Cor 5;17).