Here in the Ohio River Valley we are in- gathering our crops and harvests, looking over the flocks and herds for the animals to be slaughtered for winter and the other agricultural things this time of the year bring us in its intrinsic nature. Grains are being harvested, fruits are being preserved, wine and cider is being made, root crops are being checked for future harvest, nuts are starting to fall and be collected, hay is being stored for winter provender for cattle. It is soon to be a time where the home will be tightened up for warmth as the heat of a fire replaces the suns affects at the years end.
And so for us who worship the LORD YHWH for all that he has given us to be thankful for, both in our lands and in the lands of others that come to us by grocers and markets, we are looking to celebrate with family and friends according the principles of God’s Holy Law in keeping the Feast of In-gathering and Tabernacles in the spirit of Thanksgiving.
It is no coincidence that when you align the 1st Moonth of the year to be reckoned with the presentation Abib or Green ears of Barley grain, as is the biblical example, that we in North America and Europe find that the 7th moon thereafter corresponds nearly to the times kept by our Puritan forbearers as ‘A time of Thanksgiving’ in the end of October and start of November according to the Gregorian calendar system. Our Christian ancestors held times of worship by holy convocation and fasting in high regard, and while most due to traditional teaching concerning the Law of God did not keep biblical festivals as the Scripture teaches them, thy did nevertheless in their zeal of regulating life to the love of God often find them selves at times of harvest and planting calling for ‘extra’ worship beside the day they considered the sabbath unto the LORD, that they might be prayerful and thankful in spirit to the God and Father that blesses us with all things which sustains us. Therefore it is often time that we who keep the Feasts of the LORD in the spirit of reformation in love, homage and obedience find our selves at near the same place in agricultural time as our fathers only by a more direct and paralleling standard to biblical Israel under Moses.
While it is understood and acknowledged that we are a very small minority who practice a biblical reality in our festival worship in calibration with the agricultural truth of nature and by the warrant of Scripture, we believe, it is the right method to teach our heart, mind and soul the beauty of the provisions of Providence which flows from the bounty of God’s goodness and grace to the just and the unjust in His mercy and long suffering.
Therefore it is by this ‘blog post’ I wish to announce the dates to those who receive our emails and peruse our website or find our online presents wherever it may be found of the dates which we will be keeping in celebration for this up and coming 7th Moonth of our agricultural calendar.
If you are a brother and kindred spirit and are desiring to Worship the Father in spirit and in truth with others this Ingather season of Thanksgiving, please contact us after reading through our ABOUT US page.
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We keep all 8 days of the feast as days of worship while only the first and last days are weekly Sabbaths for high Holy Convocation (Church), however on every day of the feast we bring the morning and evening sacrifice of praise Psalms, and a reading of the book of the Law and a health dose of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
This is the scheduled dates for the Holy Convocations and Worship for the 7th Month
On friday November 5th is The Day of Trumps which is the New Moon Day & 1st day of the Month
On sunday Nov. 14th is Atonements Day
From friday Nov. 19th unto friday Nov. 26th is the Feast of Ingathering, the Feast of Tabernacles