Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.[/color]
Notice that the previous verse tells us the reason
He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
the first few words in verse 16 should tell you something, let no man judge you,
no man is judging actually you are obeying the words of God.
Lets read it again
1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
5In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's passover.
6And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.
7In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
8But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
14And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
notice the words highlighted forever and generation
this lets all of know that the passover is nt fulfilled, because forever is not hear and a generation is born when a child is born
This means one thing...simply put....
The passover is fulfilled in Christ!
when was it fulfilled?
It was celebrated by those who did not have the fulness of God's Gospel
where is this written or is this your opinion?
But we do
In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, Hebrews 1:1
The various ways included feasts, new moons, sabbaths, incense, etc etc all of which were signs, types and shadows pointing to Jesus. Basically God use these things to preach the Gospel in the Old Testament
are you saying we have two words of God?
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.[/color]
Gospel who do you think instructed the Prophets?
Everything God said before Jesus was actually about Jesus
Now Jesus is the only way God speaks to us
He does not speak to us through the same ways He spoke to the Patriarchs and the people of the Old Testament
He speaks to us through Jesus!
in what method do God speak to us today?
A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him."
Moses was speaking of Jesus
Elijah was speaking of Jesus
The Law spoke of Jesus
The Prophets spoke of Jesus
But now God wants us to HEAR JESUS...LISTEN TO JESUS!
how is this done?
you said all the prophets spoke of Jesus who told them about Jesus?
We have the Blood of Jesus that covers us
We have passed from death to Life because of the Blood of Jesus
do you participate in the passover as the Lord instructed?
Our sins are forgiven and we have been accepted in the Beloved and made the Righteousness of God in Christ
what sins are forgiven?
The Feasts were types and shadows of the Truth that is only found in Christ
meaning they are to be kept
The feasts have been fulfilled in Jesus!
Luke 22:18-20 (King James Version)
18For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
19And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
20Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
its not fulfilled
the Lord said do in remembrance of him, if you are doing something to remember meaning it must go on after the person is gone.