Yahowah's Called-Out Assemblies:
His Seven Step Plan of Salvation
Yahowah's seven Called-Out Assemblies, also known as the Feasts of Yahowah, present us with an exact picture of His seven steps to salvation. This little document is offered to share that picture with you as simply as I can.
Yahowah instituted this plan of salvation immediately following His rescue of His people from the crucible of Egypt (Mizrayim in Hebrew), where they had been slaves to extreme cruelty in the forms of religious and political oppression for 400 years.
The first of His Feasts, Passover (Pesach in Hebrew), takes place in the spring, on the fourteenth day of the first month of His year, and the seventh feast, Shelters (or Sukah in Hebrew) takes place in the fall. The way Yahowah references time as opposed to the way we do now is beyond the scope of this article, so suffice it to say that His year begins in either March or April, depending on the growth of barley in Isra'el.
The first step towards salvation is represented by the first Called-Out Assembly (Mow’ed Miqra’ in Hebrew), Passover. Passover commemorates our redemption from the penalty of sin—the death of our soul—which was accomplished by Yahowsha on the Roman torture stake. That is immediately followed on the next day with the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Matzah in Hebrew), testifying of the removal of our sins. The third Feast is First Fruits (Bikurym in Hebrew) and it occurs on the very next day following the first day of Unleavened Bread. First Fruits celebrates our homecoming: our names have been written in the Lamb's Book of Life and our souls are reserved for Yahowsha. We will be "harvested" from this world to spend eternity in Heaven with Yahowah. The children of Isra'el celebrated First Fruits for the first time when they entered into the Promised Land; we celebrate it to commemorate our own future homecoming into Heaven.
Seven Sabbaths plus one Sabbath later, or fifty days later, at the Called-Out Assembly of Sevens (Shabua in Hebrew), a party takes place to which everyone is invited, without regard to age, gender, race, location, social status, or religion. Those of us who answer the summons, and who have benefited from the first three assemblies (Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits), are empowered by Yahowah's Set-Apart Spirit to share His beneficial and healing message with the other attendees and the rest of the world.
In the fall, we celebrate the final three Called-Out Assemblies of Yahowah.
First, there is the Feast of Trumpets (Taruw’ah in Hebrew), when we are called to sound a warning and to shout for joy. Our warning goes out to those around us who might be unaware of the assemblies, to alert them that the Day of Reconcilliations (Yowm Kippurym in Hebrew) is coming up, at which our attendance is compulsory. The penalty for not attending is eternal separation from Yahowah. Our shouts of joy are in anticipation that many will turn to Yahowah and answer the summons.
Ten days after the assembly of Trumpets, on the Day of Reconcilliations, every human being alive is given a choice. We can choose to answer Yahowah's summons to come into the presence of our Spiritual Mother, the Set Apart Spirit, to be reconciled to Yahowah, or we can choose to ignore the summons to present ourselves to Her. According to Yahowah, whoever refuses to present themselves before our adoptive Mother, the Set-Apart Spirit, on that day will be cut off and separated from His Family. In other words, when their body dies, their soul, their consciousness, will be diminished to the point of non-existence. (See Leviticus 23:26-29 below.) That is actually a fair consequence when you think about it. If you do not value Yahowah enough to answer His call to everlasting life, then He will not value you enough to give you that everlasting life. Death will be the end of your existence. Perhaps the severity of that consequence will add some urgency to our sounding the warning during the preceeding Feast of Trumpets.
The seventh and final step in Yahowah's plan of salvation takes place five days later when we participate in the Called Out Assembly of Shelters (aka Tents, Booths, and Tabernacles). During this assembly we get to camp out with our Heavenly Father, symbolizing our living with Him in the new Heaven throughout eternity.
And that's pretty much it. Beautiful, isn't it? Below is a list of the seven steps in Yahowah's plan of salvation and each step's corresponding Called-Out Assembly, or Feast.
- He redeems us from death, which is the consequence of our sin—Passover / Pesach
- He removes our sins from us—Unleavened Bread / Matsah
- He has our names written in the Lamb's Book of Life—First Fruits / Bikurim
- He gives us the gift of His Set Apart Spirit so that we can share His beneficial and healing message—Sevens / Shabuah
- We sound a warning and shout for joy—Trumpets / Taruah
- We present ourselves individually to Yahowah, receiving His personal pardon and forgiveness—Reconciliations / Kippurim
- We spend eternity with Yahowah as a member of His Family—Shelters / Sukah
I have noticed that others have been posting my article verbatim on their own sites as though they had written it themselves. The motive for their dishonesty eludes me. May Yahowah judge between me and them. It is a very good thing that Yahowah's truth is being shared, but does it make sense to share the truth dishonestly?
= יהוה = ee-ah-oh-ah = Yahowah /'iɑ∙o∙wɑ /
Song / Mizmor / Psalm 19:7
Yahowah's Towrah is complete and entirely perfect, returning and restoring the soul. Yahowah's testimony is trustworthy and reliable, making understanding and obtaining wisdom simple for the open-minded and receptive.
Yahowah's () Towrah (torah – teaching, guidance, direction, and instruction) is complete and entirely perfect (tamym – without defect, lacking nothing, correct, genuine, right, helpful, beneficial, and true), returning and restoring (suwb – transforming) the soul (nepesh – consciousness). Yahowah's testimony ('eduwth – restoring and eternal witness) is trustworthy and reliable ('aman – verifiable, confirming, supportive, and establishing), making understanding and obtaining wisdom (hakam – educating and enlightening oneself to the point of comprehension) simple for the open-minded and receptive (pethy – easy for those who are receptive).
Then Yahowah declared the Word to Moshe, saying, "On the tenth of the seventh month is the Day of Reconciliations. This exists as a set-apart and cleansing Called-Out Assembly for you. And your soul shall respond, appearing before and approaching the adoptive Mother Who purifies, enlightens, and elevates unto Yahowah.
"Do not perform any of the service of the heavenly messenger on this life-sustaining and empowering day. Indeed, this is the Day of Reconciliations, for you to be pardoned and forgiven in the presence of Yahowah, your God.
"Because any soul, who by way of relationship does not respond to the summons and answer on this life-sustaining, corporeal, and empowering day, shall be cut off and separated from the Family."