The First Holiday Observance
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The Holiday Observances were given to us by Jesus through the mediumship of Dr. Daniel G. Samuels between the years of 1955 and 1965.
Many blessings await those who attend these special Observance services which are often attended by Celestial Angels. Prayer circle groups are especially encouraged to celebrate the holidays together, but individuals will also be blessed in abundance during their own private celebration.
We have a compilation of Jesus' lengthy description of the meaning of each Holiday. Regarding the First Observance, (Yom Kippur, Repentance Day, John the Baptist), his description begins:
The question of holidays to be observed by the Church of the New Birth is not one of instituting new festival days, but of clarifying the significance of those we do possess and reinterpreting in the light of the Divine Love those we wish to retain for celebration. There is also a question of dates, upon which I propose to express my thoughts and desires.
Four major Hebrew holidays take place in the month of Tishri, (September-October) the beginning of the civil New Year; Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simhot Torah, and that is the reason I have decided to begin my sermons on the holidays with your Autumn Season. The Rosh Hashanah was observed from antiquity, as seen by Exodus, Chapter 23, verses 16-33, with gladness of heart and a feast, in that a New Year had been bestowed upon man, by the grace of God, the creator of the Universe. The comings and goings of the months and the seasons could never be viewed by the Jews as a mere physical event; the hand of God was behind, and represented, the moving force in the succession of days. After the Yom Kippur, which I shall treat in detail at the end, came Sukkot, or Tabernacles, or even the Feast of Booths, as it was also called, making its advent in your late September or early October, and representing the in-gathering of the harvest, especially the oil and wine, so that the Jews rejoiced in the assurance of God's bounty and the shelter He provided against the days of the more inclement season to come.
The Repentence of Yom Kippur and John, for the Hebrew, the annual fast day and day of expiation for the sins....... [the remainder of this text is available in the Holiday Observances, which are 8 1/2 by 11 inch folded glossy colored paper].
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