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I am Complete

We are Complete in our Messiah.


The Shabbat: (Sabbath)

The Sabbath is Complete. We are complete in the Sabbath. We can rest our minds and be at peace, knowing that, what Jesus accomplished on the cross, through his death and resurrection, is enough. More than enough really, it’s enough for all of us. For God so loved the World…

Matthew 12:8 - For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath

The Shabbat is complete because we all can rest in Him and his promises.

The New Moon: (Rosh Chodesh)

The New Moon (Rosh Chodesh) Celebration is Complete. Often, the New Moon was seen as a reminder of creation. When visually seen by a human witness as a New Moon, word would be sent that it was here and an offering would be made. The New Moon also meant new beginnings.

Our Messiah was around during the creation of the original first moon. He was the Words that were spoken to create. He is the Word. In Him, we have a chance to be a new creation, just as the moon appears new once a month.

2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if anyone is in Christ, this person is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

Rosh Hashanah: (New Years)

We are complete in Rosh HaShana. As the new civil year begins, we try to remember things like God’s Kingship and Moses receiving the written law at Mt. Sinai. We think about creation, our creator and his majesty. The sound of the shofar…our call to faithful action.

Our Messiah brings this holiday to completion, when we think about the shofar sounds, and creation. The sounding of the shofar can point us towards the trumpet sound we will all hear when Jesus returns.

1 Corinthians 15:52 - in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

Jesus brings this holiday to its completion when we recognize that he was around during the creation process.

John 1:3 - All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him not even one thing came into being…

We are complete when we focus on his Kingship and his authority. He is the rightful heir to King David’s throne.

Matthew 28:18 - And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.

The 10 Days Of Awe:

10 Days of Awe are Complete. We are complete in the 10 days of awe. Traditionally, the 10 days in-between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, were used as a time for reflection on our spiritual walk and sin in our lives.

We no longer use just these 10 days for reflection, but each day of the year now becomes a chance to reflect on our spiritual walk. On who we are as a new creation in Christ.

We use to have to wonder…would we be written in the Book of Life on day 10, which is the Day of Atonement?

As believers in Messiah, we know that we will be written in the Book of life. Not because of what we have done, but because of what Jesus did for us.

Philippians 3:20 - For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;

messianic Seal -1 -medYom Kippur: (The Day Of Atonement)

The Day of Atonement is Complete. As believers in our Messiah, our individual atonement is done…it is finished. Through our faith, Jesus our Messiah has become our substitute sacrifice. He paid the price for all our sins…past, present and future.

Originally, the High Priest would lay his hands on the head of a scapegoat and symbolically transfer Israels sins to the goat. Then the goat would go off into the wilderness carrying the sins away. A second goat would become the blood sacrifice.

Our Messiah is found in both applications. He completes forever, the things that the holiday was symbolic for and pointed towards. Jesus is the scapegoat who takes away our sin. He is also the blood of the sacrificial goat that atones for believers on the Mercy Seat.

Jesus, is also a High Priest. Not like Aaron but like Melchizedek. He is both Priest and King. As our High Priest, he entered into the Heavenly Holy of Holies, on our behalf. With his resurrection and ascension into heaven, He lives forever. So his High Priesthood lives forever. It is a better priesthood, that uses a better sacrifice. This is where our Messiah died for our sins. One sacrifice to cover all sin…past, present and future…for all who believe.

Isaiah 53:5 - But He was pierced for our offenses, He was crushed for our wrongdoings; The punishment for our well-being was laid upon Him, And by His wounds we are healed.

Sukkot: (The Feast Of Tabernacles)

The Feast of Tabernacles is Complete. It is because God’s dwells with us. He is in our thoughts. He is the receiver of our prayers. He has sent the Holy Spirit to live inside of us. To tabernacle with us. Jesus, as God in the flesh, also dwelt with us.

Colossians 2:9 - For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,

The temporary shelter that the sukkah represents, reminds us that things here on earth are only temporary as well. We will have a permanent home in Heaven.

There is a good reason to believe that Messiah May Have Been Born During the Feast Of Tabernacles.

Hoshana Rabba:

Hoshanna Rabbah is Complete. The final day of the Feast of Tabernacles is known as Hosanna Rabbah. It was day seven and a special ceremony was held. The Priest would get water from the Pool of Siloam. This water, was known for its miraculous healing powers.The priest would then, pour out this dedicated vessel of water, symbolizing God pouring out his spirit of grace and healing. The water symbolized the pouring out of God’s Holy Spirit.

Jesus spoke at the Water Libation Ceremony. He used this day, to teach about the true “Living Water” that God makes available to all of us. Jesus spoke at the festival, offering everyone a chance to receive. Offering everyone who is thirsty…thirsty for salvation and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit…to come and understand and accept that he is the Messiah and our substitute sacrifice. The Living Water reminded others of what the prophet Isiah foretold about.

Isaiah 12:3 Therefore you will joyously draw water From the springs of salvation.

Then, when we drink…when we accept Jesus as our Messiah…we can think of the words that Jeremiah spoke about in Jeremiah 31:31…of a promise of a New Covenant. Then we will receive that living water…the Holy Spirit!

John 7:37-38. Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. The one who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”

Shimini Atzeret:

Shemini Atzeret is Complete. The following day after Hoshanna Rabbah, is Shemini Atzeret. Some connected it to the Feast of Tabernacles while others considered it a stand alone holiday by itself. On this day, the focus was on water. Israel would pray for rain for the coming year. Israel needed rain for the crops and prayed for God to provide it every year at this time.

Jesus provides our nourishment now. He has planted the Holy Spirit inside of us for us so we can grow in the direction God wants. We, as believers in Jesus as our Messiah, are able to bear fruit, produced by the spiritual water provided by the Spirit he sent.

John 15:4-5. Remain in Me, and I in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself but must remain in the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; the one who remains in Me, and I in him bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.

See what Messiah did symbolically during the Sukkah holiday by using the Water Libation Ceremony to declare His Messiahship.

Simchat Torah:

Simchat Torah is Complete. This holiday brings to an end the annual reading cycle of the Torah and restarts the process all over again as Genesis 1:1 is read also. On this day we celebrate God’s word. The Torah.

Our Messiah completes this holiday because he himself is the Word. God’s Word, in the flesh.

John 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Jesus came to preach the word, teach the word and fulfill many of the messianic prophecies. He knew the word perfectly, and lived by it.

God not only gives us the Old Testament, but because of our Messiah’s actions…his death and resurrection and ascension into Heaven…we also have a New Covenant to read…to celebrate…to follow and embrace. But that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Jeremiah foretold of the day when God would make a New Covenant.

Jeremiah 31:31 - “Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah,

Hanukkah: (Feast Of Dedication)

Hanukkah is Complete. We won’t find the story of Hanukkah in the Old Testament. The miracle took place in-between the timeline when the final book of the Old Testament (Malachi) was written and the New Covenant was written. But we do find the Feast of Dedication being celebrated at the temple in the New Testament.

Jesus completes this holiday, known for the light that the Hanukkah candles represent. Israel knew the light coming from the candles, represented God’s provision, to regain control over the Second Temple, so that biblical sacrifices could once again be continued. The light represents God’s willingness to sustain Israel, when Israel was unable to sustain itself.

The light represents the hope in God and His goodness, that can penetrate even the darkest darkness. It represents the light of the world.

It was during this festival, on the day of Hanukkah, that our Messiah went to the temple to once again teach. He was asked if he was the Messiah. He taught that he was like a shepherd and those that listens to him were like his sheep. They would receive the promise of eternal life that no-one could take away from them. Then He declared his divinity when he said the he and the Father are one. Jesus is the light of the world and when we see the light of the candles burning during Hanukkah, we are complete, in knowing that our Messiah Jesus lights up the pathway we are to take, by guiding us daily, through the power of the Holy Spirit,

John 10:25-30. Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep. My sheep listen to My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

Tu B'Shvat:

Tu B'Shvat is complete. This day was originally used to help determine how old a tree would be for the purpose of when the fruit it produced should be tithed to the temple and eaten. Now, with the temple in Jerusalem gone, focus on the holiday surrounds things like ecology and the planting of trees. Sometimes there is a seder meal, that includes several different biblical fruits to try, like figs and oranges, and nuts like walnuts and almonds.

We are complete in this holiday, not because of what we do or what we eat. We are complete because of what Jesus has already done. After he died, was resurrected and ascended up into Heaven, Jesus sent something back to us. He sent the Holy Spirit. It is this spirit, that truly produces good fruit.

While it’s fun and good to think about the physical biblical fruits we can eat… we find completeness in our Messiah through the spiritual fruit that the Holy Spirit can produce in our lives.

Galatians 5:22-23. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

While the Jewish National Fund is the main organization that plants trees in Israel, there is a forest being built by a combination of Messianic Jews and Gentile Christians. These two groups, both adopted into one family as part of the body of Christ, are building this forest to bring honor and glory to their Messiah. For those who wish to plant a tree in a forest dedicated to Messianic Judaism this can be done. Please contact the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America, P.O.Box 274, Springfield, Pa. 19064. Phone 1-800-225-MJAA. There is already a forest planted and trees can be added to it.


Purim is Complete. Purim is complete in Jesus. Even though God’s name is not mentioned in the book of Esther, we can find the Messiah’s message. One that says…I will always make a way. I will redeem you…I will provide.

The Persian Kings ordered the death of the Jews. Esther went to talk to the king and then another order was given. In the second order, Jews were allowed to fight back agains the first order, so it basically made the first order unenforceable.

God provided a way for Israel to continue even as slaves living in Babylon.

God always provides a way. He sent our Messiah, providing a way to reconcile us to Himself. He sent our Messiah to redeem us, to rescue us from the captivity that can come, when we feel like we are helpless. He can change what others meant as evil for us, and can change that into good. After being in captivity for 70 years, the Lord once again allowed Israel to be free and worship at the temple after it was rebuilt.

We can’t always see from the beginning how God is working to change a situation to make it better for us. God is working in the Book of Esther. We find God bringing freedom to the nation of Israel, instead of allowing further bondage. Israel's slavery was only temporary. Our slavery to sin and this world is only temporary also. The things which we can’t see today are eternal. Without God ending Israel’s bondage to Babylon, how would the Messiah have been born in Bethlehem and taught at the temple. How would he have become our final sacrifice without a place to make the sacrifice from? (Jerusalem)

Just because God’s name isn’t found in the Book of Esther doesn’t mean God isn’t there, taking an active part in Israel's punishment and redemption. Clearly, His hand of salvation…saving the Jews from extinction by softening the kings heart through the words of Esther, is present. God’s perfect timing, to preserve the bloodline necessary for the Messiah to be born, can be seen.

Just because we don’t find Jesus as part of the story, doesn’t mean our Messiah wasn’t involved. Everything he stands for is there. Mercy and grace and forgiveness for Israel…and the World…even though it is underserved. A way for Israel to be once again be reconciled to God through the rebuilding of the temple. This allows our Messiah to be a substitute sacrifice. We find in God’s love, that He makes a way when no way existed. For God so loved the World…

2 Corinthians 4:18 - while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Pesach: (Passover)

Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread are Complete. Passover is made complete through Jesus. He is our Passover Lamb, the final sacrifice ever needed. He fulfilled prophecies. In Jesus, we find redemption, just like Israel did when they were slaves in Egypt.

Ephesians 1:7 - In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our wrongdoings, according to the riches of His grace.

We are covered by the blood of the Lamb, just like Israel covered their doorpost by the blood of the lamb at the first Passover. Jesus was sinless just like the Passover sacrifice had to be blemish free.

When we take communion, we are reminded of the most important part of how Jesus completes Passover. The bread and wine used at the last supper, considered to be a passover seder by most, began the institution of the New Covenant. Jesus used the Passover holiday, to complete the old and usher in the new. What began in Egypt ends in Jerusalem. What began with Isaiah’s prophecy about the Messiah…ends with Jesus.

Isaiah 53:7 - He was oppressed and afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth.

John 1:36 - and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!”

Passover is complete because Messiah became the eternal Passover lamb offering. His blood now covers the doorpost of the believers heart and spiritual death now passes over us. We are reminded of this every time we take communion. Since the death and resurrection of Messiah surrounded this holiday an understanding of this completeness is greatly encouraged. For more on this please read Christ In The Passover, Connection Between John The Baptist And Elijah and The Last Supper.

First Fruits is Complete:

First Fruits is Complete. First Fruits is completed through the death, resurrection and ascension of our Messiah into Heaven. Jesus is the first fruit in this way. He is the first resurrection of many to follow. It is his resurrected body, that is the first fruit. He is the first to go from death back into life, made possible by his own sacrifice. Jesus is the first to ascend up into heaven…from a resurrected body…in front of other witnesses.

Since Jesus died on Passover, the 14th of Nissan, and arose three days later, we can say that the Messiah rose from the dead on the 16-17th of Nissan (First Fruits). That is why He is called the First Fruits of those who rise from the dead.

1 Corinthians 15:20 - But the fact is, Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.

The resurrection of Jesus represents God’s acceptance of His Son as the final atoning sacrifice for everyone…for all who believe in him as their Messiah. For God so loved the World…

Believers in Jesus are completed with the promise of a future resurrection.

Because Jesus was resurrected and went on up into Heaven, we know that the same thing will happen to us. The resurrection of the dead is talked about in Daniel 12 and it is prophetically expected. It is reconfirmed in the New Testament.

Romans 6:5 - For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection.

We don’t have to wait until we die, and then are resurrected, to share in the first fruit blessings that believing in our Messiah provides. There is another first fruit that believers receive. When we put our faith in Jesus, we receive the immediate blessing of the Holy Spirit, coming to live inside of us. This was the first fruit believers received, a few days after Jesus went up to Heaven. The first fruit of the Holy Spirit, for believers, brings with it power for a new life in Christ…The First Fruit of the Holy Spirit completes us.

Romans 8:23 - …but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit,

Counting The Omer:

Counting the Omer is Complete. The Counting of the Omer occurs in-between Passover and Pentecost. It represented a time when a first fruits crop wave offering occurred. Jesus completes these days. He is now that First Fruit offering. The counting of the Omer days are complete in other ways as well.

Jesus compared himself to a kernel of wheat (traditional Omer offering) in the Book of John:

"I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds" (John 12:24).

Jesus completed his in person earthly ministry during these days. His time when he walked the earth, as a resurrected living testimony, was during this 49 day period which ends on Pentecost.

He ascended up into Heaven during the final days of the counting of the Omer. He completes the counting of the Omer days with final instruction for his followers and a promise that he is with us always.

Matthew 28:18-20 - …Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”… (BSB)

Yom Hazikkaron: (Israel's Remembrance Day)

Israel's Remembrance Day is complete. While Israel mostly focuses on soldiers who died since 1948 (Israel became a state that year), there is one death that is the most important to remember. Our Messiah died so all of Israel could be saved.

We, as his followers also become soldiers for him.
2 Timothy 2:3 - Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

Jesus goes on to continue the battle from heaven. He is there now, as our High Priest and our advocate. Prophetically, Jesus returns to earth, to fight for Israel…bringing the time of Jacob’s Trouble to an end. This victory leads to a true peace.

Isaiah 2:4 - Nation will not lift up a sword against nation, And never again will they learn war.

Yom HaAtzmaut: (Israels Independence Day)

Israels Independence Day (Yom HaAtzmaut) is Complete. We might wonder where we find Jesus in Israel’s Independence Day. The answer has to do with Israel as a nation. Israel was first recognized as a nation in the Bible, after their redemption from slavery in Egypt (Exodus 19:6). The door posts of Israels slave homes, were marked with the blood of the first Passover Lamb sacrifice. This blood, allowed the Angel of Death to pass over those homes the night before Israels redemption occurred…creating the first Passover.

Then they were able to enjoy the land of milk and honey God gave them. But only at certain times did God allow them to posses their land. Sometimes, Israels disobedience caused them to be temporarily removed from their land. But, through God’s grace… they are back in their own land now.

Israel was recognized by the United Nations as a State on May 14th 1948. Since then, prophecy has been being fulfilled, as Jews from the four corners of the world are gathering together there once again.

Our Messiah also completes this holiday this way. Israel is independent of the rest of the nations in the world. They stand alone as the nation that received God’s law and became the apple of his eye. Israels total survival comes through God, so certainly its blessing of independence does as well. Eventually…Israels true independence and freedom comes through our Messiah Jesus.

2 Corinthians 3:17 - Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Yom Yerushalayim: (Jerusalem Day)

Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim) is Complete. Jerusalem and the temple mount can seem like ground zero sometimes. Battles have been fought over it. With God’s help, Israel took back control of Jerusalem in 1967, allowing for more bible prophecy to be fulfilled. This is another sign that end time prophecy is being fulfilled and that we are getting closer to the second coming of our Messiah.

Jeremiah 3:17 - At that time they will call Jerusalem ‘The Throne of the LORD,’ and all the nations will assemble at it, at Jerusalem, for the name of the LORD; and they will no longer follow the stubbornness of their evil heart.

Jesus walked the temple area. He taught from inside the temple itself. He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey fulfilling prophecy pointing towards his Messianic Kingship (John 12:13). He wept at the way the city had become, compared to what God had originally designed. Jesus completes Jerusalem because he died on the cross there, so that the world could have a path to salvation. He is coming back there as well. When he does…Jerusalem will live in peace, the peace Psalm 122 talks about, becoming a Messianic Kingdom led by our Messiah himself.

Psalm 122:6 - Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you.

Lag B'Omer: (33rd Day Of Counting The Omer)

Lag B'Omer is complete. We know that Jesus was crucified as the Passover Lamb on Passover. The second day of Passover is the first day of counting the omer. We also know that the sending of the Holy Spirit came on day 50 of the counting of the omer, also known as Pentecost. Jesus walked the earth in a resurrected body sometime during the counting of the omer. We cannot say for sure exactly where he was on day 33. We do know, however, that this was 17 days before God sent the Holy Spirit.

Celebrating the 33rd day of the counting of the omer is easy as a believer in Messiah. Faith in Christ allows one to rejoice knowing that through His resurrected body, the sacrifice was acceptable to the Father. One could easily celebrate all 50 days of the counting of the omer for this same reason.

Shavuot: (Pentecost/First Fruits)

Pentecost is Complete. Jesus completes this holiday as well. It was during the days of the Counting of the Omer, that Jesus walked the Earth in his resurrected body. Jesus ascended up into Heaven a few days before Pentecost. Jesus told the disciples to stand by in Jerusalem and wait for something being sent to them. The waiting was over on Pentecost.

It was on this day, Pentecost, Shavuot, that God chose to send the Holy Spirit. He sent the Spirit to live inside all believers in Jesus. The Holy Spirit empowers us to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord. The Spirit gives us the strength and wisdom necessary to serve God in his kingdom here on Earth. It empowers those who wish to fulfill the Great Commission.

This holiday is also complete in Jesus, because this is the day that is celebrated as the day God gave the law to Moses on Mt. Sinai. On that day, because of the Golden Calf incident, 3,000 men were killed, when Moses ordered the tribe of Levi to kill those who wouldn’t repent.

Exodus 32:28 - So the sons of Levi did as Moses instructed, and about three thousand men of the people fell that day. (Nasb 2020)

On the day the Holy Spirit arrived, Pentecost, the Spirit brought with it life. We can now live by the spirit of the law as opposed to dying by the letter of the law. It was on this day, that Peter shared the Gospel message with thousands, who had come to Jerusalem to celebrate the holiday. To celebrate the giving of the law and the end to the Counting of the Omer. Many of those Peter shared the message with, went back to their home towns and shared the good news of the gospel with others. This is one way the message about Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, went out into the rest of the world outside of Jerusalem.

Acts 2:41 - So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. (Nasb 2020)

So what began on Shavuot, more than 1,000 years earlier, was completed on Pentecost in Jerusalem. What began as living and dying by the letter of the law, is completed by our ability to live by the spirit of the law. What began as a temporary visit by the Holy Spirit, is completed with the permanent indwelling of the Holy Spirit for all believers.

1 Corinthians 3:16 - Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

Tu B'Av:

Tu B’Av is Complete. This holiday is an older holiday that seems to be coming back to life. In biblical days, wood would be cut for the temple altar. Single girls would go out together and dance in the fields. Single men, who were looking for a bride, would look to see who is dancing, because it usually meant they were available for a wedding. The focus was on love…marriage.

We find this holiday complete in Jesus, because there is no other greater gift of love, than God sending his Son to offer salvation. God’s love is offered to all of us, along with his grace and mercy. For God so LOVED the World. That love…God’s love…is strong enough so that NOTHING can separate us from it.

Romans 8:38-39. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Tisha B'av:

Tisha B'av is Complete. Our Messiah brings this holiday to its completion. This holiday focuses on the destruction of the first and second temples. In both cases, the date of the temples destruction are the same…the ninth day of Av. Certainly a sad date in Jewish history. Possibly, the saddest day of all.

With the destruction of the temple can come some interesting questions.

How are we to do things that can only be done inside of a temple? If we wanted to…where could we even bring a substitute sacrifice to today?

• Would our sovereign God, really allow the Second Temple to be destroyed and remain that way for 2000 years, without providing a fulfillment of the sacrificial system that made atonement possible in the first place?

Since God has sovereign control over everything, then we can be sure, that at the very least, He has decided to allow the destruction of the temple to occur.

Tisha B'av is complete in Messiah, because God has made it clear that the old temple sacrificial system is obsolete. He is sending a message. God is saying, that the old way of atonement (using substitute animals) I will no longer accept, as proof, I will allow this destruction.

This points the world toward His Son, Jesus, our Messiah, who died on the cross, as an eternal sacrifice for all who have faith. For God so loved the World!

Jesus also completes this holiday this way. He becomes our temple. He is the light represented by the menorah…the sacrifice on the altar. His blood is sprinkled inside of the heavenly Holy of Holies. And in addition to that, believers have the Holy Spirit dwell in them individually, making each of our human bodies a temple where the Holy Spirit lives.

Tisha B'av doesn’t have to be a sad holiday when you have become a temple where the Holy Spirit lives.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought for a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

For confirmation from the Talmud that the Second Temple sacrifices became obsolete the same year Messiah was sacrificed on the cross, please read Crimson Wool.

Fast Days:

Fast Days are Complete. Jesus fasted for 40 days. He knows what it’s like to give up something. Not only did Jesus fast from food, but he went without other things as well. One of those things was the honor and privilege of being in Heaven with our Heavenly Father. Jesus fasted from that, in order to come down here and be with mankind. When he was done... he returned to Heaven.

Philippians 2:7 - but emptied Himself by taking the form of a bond-servant and being born in the likeness of men.

Holocaust Day (Yom HaShoah) is Complete - During the Holocaust many people lost their lives including over six million Jews. Their crime? Being Jewish or hiding a Jewish person. May their souls rest in peace.

Jesus, being born Jewish, knew what it was like to have someone hate you…enough to try and kill you. He knew what it was like to have his body tortured, beaten until bloody and then laughed at. Jesus knew what it was like to be homeless. Most of all, Jesus also knew what it was like to be persecuted for his faith…to the point of death…even though innocent.

Jesus gave his life for everyone of the Holocaust survivors, along with every person who has ever lived, is living now, or will live in the future. He gave his life for all sins to be forgiven…past, present and future. All that is required from us is faith. Faith that in him and through him…the Messiah…the King of the Jews…comes forgiveness and salvation.

Psalm 34:22 - The LORD redeems the souls of His servants, And none of those who take refuge in Him will suffer for their guilt.


Really, enjoying all of these holidays even though they are complete in Messiah, can bring blessings. The intent should be to gain a better understanding and appreciation for the way each holiday pointed towards the coming of the Messiah and His ability to fill each holiday full of fulfillment and completeness.

The Messiah came to fulfill the law. Sometimes fulfill means to "fill full of." Our Messiah certainly filled these holidays full of meaning.


1). Jews for Jesus newsletter Sept. 2008.

2). The MacArthur Study Bible (NASB) p.1563.

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