I had put a box on the sidebar of my blog announcing the upcoming feast days. I thought it would be helpful. The next feast day is the new moon for the 6th biblical month. I was going to put a link in with the box, to a post I thought I had written last year on what the Scriptures say about celebrating new moons. But then I couldn’t find that post, so this is it. 🙂
1. Rededicate ourselves – spirit, soul and body — in love to YHVH, since we are to offer a whole burnt offering on the new moon; Num 28:11-15;
2. Remember Yeshua our sin offering with the bread and the wine of communion; Num 28:11-15;
3. Joyful feasting! 1 Sam 20;
4. Learn the word of God; 2 Ki 4:22-23;
5. Sing praise and give thanks morning and evening to YHVH; 1 Chr 23:30-31; Ps 81:2-3;
6. Worship YHVH; Isa 66:22-23.
Now Col 2:16-17 says, “Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.”
Here we learn that the feast days, new moons, and Sabbaths are a foreshadow of Messiah Yeshua who is their substance. One possible way this might be, for new moons, is that Messiah Yeshua is called the Sun of Righteousness in Mal 4:2. The moon does not produce light, but reflects the light of the sun. And the body of Christ does not produce light either, but we are to reflect His light!!
Another way the new moon foreshadows Messiah, is that the old moon “dies” at the end of each month, is “buried” for three days (when there is the dark of the moon), and then is “resurrected” at the new moon! It is a giant reminder every single month of what Jesus has done for us!