Let no one judge you in Colossians 2 (shadows of Christ) – UNLEARN the lies

Let no one judge you in Colossians 2 (shadows of Christ) – UNLEARN the lies

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Why does Paul say, let no one judge you in
food, feast days, or Sabbaths? Lets start by looking at the text in question,
which is Colossians 2:16-17. It’s important to keep in mind that Colossians was written
to Greek converts who were living in a pagan culture. “Let no man therefore judge you in meat,
or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Messiah.” (Colossians 2:16-17) This is an interesting visual aid that Paul
uses here to describe these things. He says they are a shadow of the Messiah. A person’s
shadow always goes with you. Sometimes it follows you, and sometimes it precedes you,
but it is always right there with you. You can’t go anywhere without your shadow, and
likewise your shadow can’t go anywhere without you. Also, Paul says they are a shadow of things
to come. This means the shadow precedes the Messiah. They are prophetic shadows that help
to reveal the plans of Yahweh. The shadow of Messiah helps us know what Messiah is going
to do next. If you are in someone’s shadow, then you
are near that person. So, if we want to be near to Messiah, then we must walk in His
shadow. If we want to know what he is going to do next, then we must keep our eyes on
His shadow. That’s why it’s important for us to practice the Feasts, so that we
will be near our Messiah. If you are not familiar with this concept,
the please consider the following: Messiah died as the Passover Lamb on Passover.
Was buried sinless (without yeast) the beginning of Unleavened bread.
He was resurrected on FirstFruits as the FirstFruits of the resurrection.
And he poured out the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, to write the Law in our hearts. His first coming was directly connected to
the Spring Feasts, and likewise his Second coming will be directly connected to the Fall
Feasts. He will return “at the last trump” on
the Feast of Trumpets. He will judge the world on the day of Atonement.
And the Feast of Tabernacles is the wedding feast. Paul also says that the Sabbath is a shadow
of the Messiah. This is because the Sabbath is a shadow of the Kingdom reign of the Messiah.
Think about it, there are six days of work and the seventh day is the Sabbath. Well,
the earth is almost 6,000 years old, and when Messiah returns He will reign on the earth
for 1,000 years. Remember what Peter says, “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one
thing, that one day is with Yahweh as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
(2Peter 3:8) The Sabbath is a prophetic shadow of the 1,000
year reign of the Messiah. Yahweh gave us His set apart Feast days to make us aware
of His calendar. He didm’t give them so that we could have a family dinner, He was
revealing His future plans to us. He was telling us to mark our calendars, because he has something
special planed on these days. Now, with that in mind, lets read Colossians
again: “Let no man therefore judge you in meat,
or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Messiah.” (Colossians 2:16-17) Paul says, let no man judge you in these things.
I have heard many people claim that Paul was saying, “don’t let anyone judge you for
NOT keeping the feasts and Sabbath”. However, that doesn’t make any sense. If the Feasts
and Sabbath are prophetic shadows of the Messiah, then it is important for us to keep practicing
them so that we can remain close to our Messiah. So, why would Paul be telling them not to
keep them if they are directly connected to the Messiah? Also, consider the fact Paul was writing to
Gentile converts living in Colossae. It’s important to know that Colossae was very near
Laodicea, and both cities were known for their paganism. There were very few Jews living
in that area, so who would be judging these new converts? The only people who might be
judging them are their pagan friends and neighbors who think their new religion and lifestyle
changes are unusual. Paul was basically telling these new converts,
“now that you are keeping the Feasts and Sabbath, don’t let your pagan friends and
family judge you for being different. Now that you are eating differently, keeping different
Holydays, and resting on the Sabbath, don’t let your pagan neighbors judge you for being
different. Instead, realize that these things are prophetic shadows of the Messiah, so let
that encourage you to keep doing what is right.” Thank you for taking time to watch this video.
I hope it has challenged you to seek the truth, and UNLEARN the lies we have inherited. For more information, please visit my blog
at LexMeyer.com And you can also follow me on Facebook

100 thoughts on “Let no one judge you in Colossians 2 (shadows of Christ) – UNLEARN the lies

  • Juniper Lemuel Jingco Post author

    Wait so when is Sabbath? Saturday or Sunday?

  • fuck off Post author

    Hubbard, Scientology, add, horrible.

  • Lil Bible Bug Post author

    That verse is talking about the feast days we don't keep them anymore the law of ordinances or the Torah was done away with because those didn't come until Moses but the Ten Commandments which is God's moral law which has always existed and always will exist will last forever and yes I do keep the Sabbath weekly but not the feast days

  • RisingDawn Post author

    "but the substance belongs to Christ."

  • Luke Zuzga Post author

    UNLEARN the lies, new here and I have 2 questions… Do you follow a particular denomination and Does is say anywhere in the Bible that the Bible is the only Authority on rules and regulations, if you like?

  • Mar Eduave Post author

    im sure Paul did not wrote it.. and i dont believe some scripture from the bible.. we have sense to feel and understand every text, together take a look with the background of the Roman.. life of Paul is grounded by monan impire which presecuted more early christians. im sure that someone wrote that and Paul just made them an author..

  • Mar Eduave Post author

    the real words of God which i believes is the Old testament but its already close fulfilled by Jesus.. and from new testament i just believe Mattew, mark, luke and John which is prety sure words from Jesus.. but some other chapters i believe but not at all.. because some scriptures from paul was contradiction.

  • Joe Bach Post author

    INTELLECTUALISING THIS VERSE WILL GET YOU NOWHERE.. ITS NO GOOD LIVING AND CLINGING TO THE PAST YOU HAVE TO LET GO.
    COME TO THE REAL YESHUAH HAMASHIACH THEN YOU WILL LET GO.

  • Rob Fox Post author

    Thanks for that clarification, Lex. I seem to agree with you on most things. This may be where we differ.

    I myself do not see a problem with celebrating the festivals and sabbaths. But I don't see them as necessary and will not be judged by them. They are to me "shadows of things to come, but the body is of Christ". The use of the word "but" is important. I see it as saying "that is our focus". Reading on to chapter 3, Paul then explains this in detail when he writes of putting on the new self. This is where the body of Christ is.

    And this is why I think the festivals and sabbaths are unnecessary. I do not look to be in the shadow, but to be in the body.

    I understand that this argument will continue until the return of Christ. At which time, we should make a point of finding Paul and asking him directly what exactly he meant.

  • Jacob Doster Post author

    Thank you for your videos friend. God bless

  • Steve Laubach Post author

    He was saying let no man judge you for whether or not you keep these feasts. In Romans 14 he said that it doesn't matter.

    Stop leading people to live under the law. Galatians 3 is a clear rebuke of doing that. Galatians 1:8-9 is a curse to those who do that. You really need to stop leading people astray.

  • matthew brooks Post author

    I get a weird suspicion that you take a lot of scripture out of context to make your points. I haven't been able to prove it(because im a novice right now) so I wont comment to much on that- I could be wrong. HOWEVER, the earth is NOT 6000 years old. and believing in Yahweh does not require you to believe it is 6000 years old. Science and Yahweh go hand in hand because science is His law for the universe.

  • Joe Bach Post author

    2 Corinthians 3:5-6 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
    5 It is not that we are competent in ourselves to count anything as having come from us; on the contrary, our competence is from God. 6 He has even made us competent to be workers serving a New Covenant, the essence of which is not a written text but the Spirit. For the written text brings death, but the Spirit gives life.

  • Jose Bhrayn Colina Post author

    Hi, Lex. What if I rebuke/judge righteously the Prosperity Gospel preacher on sabbath days? Many are been misled by that false preacher

  • Life of Eli Post author

    Do you believe we should still wear tassels?

  • K Jay Post author

    Maybe the existence of people are 6,000 years old but not the planet right?

  • Shokumba Yim Post author

    U r rit sir greatly accepted !!! Tku.

  • Thomas Wright Post author

    Jesus said, "If you love me you will keep my commandments". He also said, "It is finished". What are his commandments? To love the Lord your God with all your heart your mind and your strength; AND love your neighbor as yourself". The message is all about LOVE. You and your ilk all want to throw in extra "stuff" to do in addition to His simple commands. God has written His commandments on our hearts and placed them in our minds; when we love as He does, then we obey all ten commandments through our new nature. He does want us to keep the Sabbath, as it is the 4th commandment. Lex, I like much of what you teach, but we disagree on this topic.

  • Michael Ray Post author

    Well said brother! It is crystal clear to me now. I am appreciating your teachings more and more. Shalom and blessings from brother Michael in Mexico.

  • Dawn McCree Post author

    I think the problem is people are trying to interpret the Bible based on our time and not what was going on back then.The entire Bible is OFTEN taken out of context and what has meaning back then would not necessarily have the same meaning today.Oh and all of the days of the week are based on Pagan gods So to debate which day is the day of rest is futile.I think we are to take the general meaning from the Bible as best as we can so we can apply it to our time.

  • JrVargas13 Post author

    I like how you left out verse 14 where it says the ritual laws where nailed to the cross lol why? because all the rituals where shadows of things to come which was Christ and he became the final sacrifice the perfect lamb

  • carl browning Post author

    Please elaberate more on NOT being judged for eating meat or
    drink???

  • Nic Donovich Post author

    A’mein !

  • Robert Ricker Post author

    Read about 10 to 15 comments and you will see why Americans give up on Christianity the pious arguing over every single word.

  • King David Post author

    Sorry Lex. I've watched a lot of your videos and I think you have good discernment on most topics, but you believe the Earth is 6,000 years old, give or take? I don't understand how any logical person could believe that. Please, don't take that as an insult or me thinking I'm superior – I'm not trying to act like that. I am being serious. Science did not exist for thousands of years, I do not see the Bible as a scientific journal. Similarly, I don't think anything resembling history happened until Abraham.

    The Bible is way more important than a science or history book. Science is always open to being updated and altered – God's word is not. We can use a scientific text book to learn how to build rocket engines, or find a cure for a disease, but not the Bible. That is not a discredit to the Bible, it's just a non-sequitur to even imply that. In the grand scheme of things, the Bible – Christianity in particular – created science! At least modern science, the enlightenment! All of these men were raised in Christian societies who valued truth, Descarte came up with "I think therefor I am" – we start to look at the world more objectively, science expands.

    Given enough time, science is indistinguishable from magic. Seriously think about it – the devices you used to record this video, to edit it – all the devices we used to watch your audio & video. Medicine. Airplanes. Hearing aids and GPS! “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." We can move mountains! Literally! With dynamite we carved Mount Rushmore.

    I do admire your dedication and consistency. And honestly I'm open to having my mind changed, but I just don't see it. The universe is billions of years old, the theory of evolution (natural selection) is provable. I don't see how this has to contradict scripture in any way. I would be very interested in a video, or even a series, of you tackling these topics. I wouldn't downvote or leave troll comments either – I respect you.

    I understand these hypothetical videos might bring unwanted negative attention, but if you believe these things to be true, I believe you should be open about it. What do you have to fear? You might have some trolls, sure, but you'll have people like me who stand by you, even when we disagree. I'm very happy to be subscribed to you! Either way, this is your channel and I'm sure you already know what you're doing. You don't need my two cents! = P

  • Blessed Grandpap Post author

    Many, today, use the NIV as their choice of Bible translation. And, though we admit there is no perfect translation, the NIV truly does a horrible job translating these particular verses, namely verse 17 where it says, “were to come.”

    The Greek does not say, “were to come,” but rather “that which is lingering.” This is the Greek word “mellonton.” It carries the meaning “to be about to, or to linger.”

    The ASV, along with others, actually does a good job in translating it. Verse 17 in the ASV reads:

    Colossians 2:17

    which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ’s.

    This truly changes everything. Seriously. Think about it. One translation says, “were to come,” and the other translation says, “to come.” From past tense to future tense. Big difference. Night and day type of difference.

    Many use this verse from the NIV to say, “See? You don’t have to let someone judge you because you’re not following the Sabbath or the feast days now. Now, it’s all about following Christ.” But this verse is actually where Paul is encouraging the believers to not let people judge them because they ARE observing the right day as found in the instructions of YHWH.

    To understand this, we must not forget the instructions of Paul just 8 verses before:
    Colossians 2:8

    See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.

    He just said, “…rather than on Christ.” Who or what is Christ? He was and is the living Word of God. All of it. This includes the law of God, the Torah the instructions that the Father has given us.

    The instructions of YHWH found in the Torah are not even close to being hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world as Paul refers to here in verse 8.

    The context is very clear as to what Paul is opposing, and he is NOT opposing the eternal Word of God. Along those same lines, compare what he says in verses 20-22:

    Colossians 2:20-22

    Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world (note that he doesn’t say, “basic principles of God”), why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.

    “Human commands and teachings.” The Torah is NOT “human commands and teachings.” The Torah is the instructions of the Father.

    Many study Bibles give the context to what Paul was addressing here in Colossians. It was the Gnostics that came in and started polluting the doctrine of the Colossians. The Gnostics directed the Colossians away from what Paul originally taught and practiced, that being the Law of God; doing Bible things in Bible ways.

    They even began imposing severe self-discipline Gnostic beliefs and man-made commands that had to do with bodily sensory pleasures, neglecting the body and the like. (Do not handle, do not touch, things like that)

    YHWH’s feast days are a big problem for the Gnostics because these days are all about eating and

    celebrating. That’s why they are called feasts. The Gnostics were in to worshipping angels and pursuing secret knowledge. They hated God’s feast days because they thought anything of physical pleasure, including food, was evil.

    Thus, it is easily concluded by most that it was the Gnostics who were telling the Colossians to NOT keep the feast days. This is why Paul was saying they should not let themselves be judged for keeping them.

    Again, some study Bibles give side notes that expounds on the Gnostics, like that of the Zondervan Life Application Bible.

    Paul was railing the whole time against these traditions of man-made beliefs. Paul even states that these are commandments and doctrines originating from men, not God, letting us know that this is not about God’s law, but men’s religious traditions.
    We must understand the law is not human commands and teachings. The law is God’s commands. It’s HIS instructions to us in teaching us how to live. Thus, the encouragement of verse 16 is regarding their obedience to that which was established in the law.

    Verse 17 doesn’t say that these (the feast days), are done away with in Yeshua. It actually shows that they are a foreshadow of the things to come regarding Yeshua. Meaning that they are to be followed as reminders of that which is still yet to happen.

    Think about it for a moment. The Spring feast of Passover and First Fruits of Unleavened Bread, and Pentecost, were holy days that represented the past BUT the reality was actually found in Christ. Thus, meaning that those holy days were prophetically pointing to Yeshua all along. And, NOW they point back to Him as a memorial to all He did.

    Thus, here Paul mentions the festivals, the new moon celebration and the Sabbath day as prophetic pointers as well. He’s referencing the Fall holy days. These are the Day of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles. The new moon celebration is the Day of Trumpets. The only day given to us, by YHWH, that falls on a new moon. This represents the day of Yeshua’s return.

    He also mentions the Sabbath day. So what is the Sabbath day a foreshadow of? This obviously represents the 1,000 years of rest in the millennium.

  • Joe Wamsley Post author

    Thank you. I feel rested and renewed.

  • Hercules mac Post author

    No Paul is saying that Christ is the substance or the reality. If Christ is the reality or substance then the shadows are not necessary.

  • Mangaran WoW Post author

    Maybe it is better to discuss the whole chapter 2 of Colossians instead of just taking one part out of it. Can i ask you to make video's that lead people to Jesus instead of making video's that create unnessary discussions?
    This is also part of the 2nd chapter of Colossians, maybe it is pointing to you sir:

    My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.

  • Evelyn M. Young Post author

    Wow.
    Look, y'all.
    If you're not going to keep the Feasts, at least put in some time to study the shadows which ARE pointing to the substance who is Christ. Most times, people call the Feasts shadows with no idea as to HOW they ARE pointing to messiah, but just feel comfortable in their idea of fulfillment. That's spiritually, mentally, and academically lazy hogwash.
    Besides, the birth of Jesus was fulfilled with His incarnation in Bethlehem, but I see y'all are still flocking to the mall to 'celebrate' what has already been fulfilled.
    Epitome of hypocrisy. We need to repent, and pray for clarity and obedience. This is crackers.
    I speak context into your bible studies! 😂😂😂

  • ak6781fan Post author

    Thank you for this video. I see it has been a while so I would be curious to see you revisit it just to see if you still hold the same opinions.

  • P. c p Post author

    Before and after the giving of the God's spirit the Christians kept pentecost, Paul also did and we still keep it pentecost day. But it is a holy day. Paul believed alcolism was bad, like he taught many times. … What would he mean if he said, let no one judge in drink. Paul never preached eating pork and…..The best way to avoid being judged of a required thing is to keep it as expected. The sabbath still applies today…. The prophecy said so

  • vjay11435 Post author

    I am not going 2 say weather I agree or not. What I will say is Satan has ruin so many relationship with Christians due 2 some stand 4 the Sabbath and some dont. At the end of the day do u believe in jesus. Do u promise 2 try 2 your ability 2 luv your neighbor like yourself. Is he #1 in your life. And I can go on. God did not put us here to convince people no matter what side you stand on. He put us here to plant the seed and let him do the rest. No matter what u believe in and there is convincing scripture for both sides his greatest comand is love people. We forget that when we get rap up in our agenda in trying 2 be right and we end up just loving our egos more. (Greatest Command)

  • Enock Kofi Osei Post author

    Have never thought of this saved today
    Thank you

  • Boi Boi Post author

    !!!!!! So we keep Saturday or what!!!!??!!

  • White Robe Post author

    Keep in mind that, Paul, Peter, and other apostles were observing and keeping The Law… that is why he said it in that verse because he knew the antiChrists already showed up..and deceived many….

  • Nathan Watt Post author

    Why was not the preaching of the sabbaths, feast days, circumcision preached then and always spoken against? Pretty certain we are all gentiles and no longer must be under the yoke that Christ took for us.. You sir seem to be twisting the scriptures to fit your need for self rightous desire…

  • Kathy Anaya Post author

    I enjoy your videos; however, I must say I disagree with your viewpoint here. If you keep the feasts, then you MUST do the sacrifices because the very purpose of those annual feasts was TO SACRIFICE. Remove the purpose … and you have no need of feasts. But if you do the sacrifices, think of the implications! You would be denying the Messiah who came to put an end to that system. When God told Moses to institute these ceremonial sabbaths, He explicitly said "to sacrifice." Any time you find a preposition "to" that is followed by an infinitive "sacrifice" it simply means in Hebrew "for the purpose of." But now that Jesus (the substance) has come, the old sacrificial system (the shadow) has met its purpose and is no longer required. Yes, it was a shadow, but it is not the real thing. I think your analogy of shadow and substance is not a good one here. I think the point here is real and not real.

    Some folks think the ceremonial system will be kept in the new earth because of Isaiah chapter 66 where it speaks of the "new moon." And their reasoning is that if we keep the new moons in the new earth then the ceremonial system must continue on. But the KJV mistranslated monthly to "new moons." Month to month is not the same as "from one new moon to the next." The word for new moon is neomenia (?). But neomenia is not used in Isaiah chapter 66. "Neomenia" is what Paul used in Colossians chapter 2, but nowhere else in the NT did he use it. In Revelations where it speaks of gathering monthly, "neomenia" is not used either.

    Also, on the Sabbath issue that so many people stumble over, the 7th day Sabbath was instituted at creation BEFORE sin by God, as a reminder of Creation, and has nothing to do with the ceremonial sabbaths which were instituted AFTER sin and pointed to the cross of Christ. The KJV also incorrectly translated "the Sabbaths" in Colossians 2:16 instead of correctly translating it "the sabbaths," (with 'the' in italics), but the newer translations have corrected that error. The sabbaths being spoken of in this chapter refer to the ceremonial sabbaths which were intertwined always with sacrifices, not the Seventh Day Sabbath.

    There were sacrifices done daily even on the 7th day Sabbath, but we're not the purpose of the 7th day Sabbath. It's purpose was to rest, cease from labor, and take time with God, and reflect back on Creation. The purpose of the ceremonial sabbaths was to sacrifice, instituted AFTER sin, and pointed to the true Lamb of God. Sadly, the Jewish nation as a whole rejected the True and most still do.

  • Carmen McMurtrey Post author

    Thank you

  • Amazing Truth Ministry Post author

    How come you said jesus would reign 1000 yrs on earth????

  • VG Kreed Post author

    Correct!!!!
    For you other guys, Gentiles was the Jews that was scattered. When they worship idols they were being called Gentiles. Gentiles definition in the Bible compact is-USUALLY NON JEWISH. USUALLY MEANS mostly not All.
    👇
    Acts 11:18-19
    [18]When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.
    [19]Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.
    👆
    Why wasn't the word preached to every one?
    👇
    The Jews that was scattered was being called Gentiles. Being strangers to their own land.
    👇
    1 Corinthians 12:2
    [2]Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
    👇
    Hosea 4:16-17
    [16]For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.
    [17]Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.
    👇
    Ephraim was the northern kingdom of israel.

  • VG Kreed Post author

    Also for you other guys, Paul kept sabbath days and feast. So I fully agree with this man.

  • Emmanuel Namagonya Post author

    Woww wow oooh my, brother seek wisdom, this is out light twist and misleading, which I doubt that you are doing because of not knowing but there could be another agenda here,
    The conclusion of this one has thrown me our,
    The redeemed of the Lord like myself to start going back and practice rituals of the shadow of Christ will be so out of order more especially on the fact that Christ now leaves inside me.
    My brother come back and stop advocating what is not glorifying God. Christ restore that which Adam lost, he didn't die to get us the redeemed so that we can start practicing rituals of those who lives before grace was here,
    Please understand the time which we are in, it's all about the finished works of Calvary.
    Realise people are happy to follow the word, but if you jump in and present untruth like this, the potential of you misleading many is high.
    Diet, Sabbath, etc were present before Christ but he still had to come and die for us meaning those rules couldn't save man, now you are publicising that to be saved it's going to take believing in Christ plus observing these rituals?? Sorry brother you are wrong and I believe you already know it, but you are satisfying an agenda,
    I pray that your eyes open and learn from the holy spirit that you cannot add on what Christ has done in regards to salvation, we only have to recieve as it is.
    Please learn and share gospel truth than this, coz this is devilish doctrine

  • Truth Defender Post author

    well explained thanks

  • Bassman Post author

    The new moon calendar does not establish the weekly Sabbath. For God made a weekly cycle independent of a monthly cycle in the first week of creation. For the moon stars and the sun was made on the 4th day of creation. And three Days Later came the first Sabbath. This is clear evidence that you do not count 6 days after the new moon, for a Sabbath day. The monthly moon cycle was made for the finding of God's feast days. While the weekly cycle was made to find the Sabbath. Both Cycles are independent of each other. To say otherwise, is Satan's attempt to fool us into missing God's Sabbath.

  • D Hopson Post author

    There is no temple, no sacrifice no sacrifice to eat. How can you keep the biblical holidays?

  • Juan Rodriguez Post author

    Wrong on this one. Keep on studying.
    Thanks for the perspective.

  • Olive Drab Patriot Post author

    This video is anti- christ. The bible verse says Christ, not messiah

  • Emmanuel MENOJI Post author

    With due respect, this your teaching is rather misleading. Paul actually talks about dispora Jews (Christian Jews especially) having the tendency to criticize and judge these new converts, and nudging them to keep the laws and stop eating what they were used to in their own culture. We have a vivid senario in Galatians 2 where Paul challenges Peter for quitting to eat with the Gentiles after some other Jews arrived Galatia from Jerusalem.

    Dispora Jews wanted to make Jews out of the new converts instead of simply allowing Christ be their role model.

  • J. Chuck Wycoff Post author

    You'll have to be careful about that. "Kingdom reign"; is part of Col. 2:16-17.

  • J. Chuck Wycoff Post author

    Adventists have 6 or 8 different interpretations. Why should I take YOUR word?

  • J. Chuck Wycoff Post author

    If you're right; then that should read; "FOR keeping Sabbath", not "Or of Sabbath".

  • Solomon Persaud Post author

    i really have to stop watching this channel its bad for your faith i you dont know your word

  • Farlin Morel Post author

    I want to keep the holy feast and the sabbath. What church do I go to please respond I would appreciated???

  • mannyonelover1 Post author

    Not gonna lie this message is a little unstable however reading through all the comments they’re extremely valid points from everyone and And lean more to the side of putting yourself back under the law is setting yourself up for failure however we should all respect each other no matter how we interpret this message and not disparage any brother from encouragement i’m not be a stumbling block.

  • AAaron Post author

    Great video thank you

  • Rigger Logik Post author

    Anyone who can read English can see the good brother Lex veered off the road and on to faulty reasoning.

    I get it however…and I am praying for guidance: how does Paul manage to strike the 4th commandment from the tablets.

    And no, Jesus did not break the Sabbath. And we all know what God said from the beginning. But here is Paul telling us God's fourth commandment is not important?

    Hard to accept. Paul might call me one of weak faith, but something inside tells me to be carefull. I may not be "in the land" but the other 9 commandments are location neutral. I.e. only applicable to the 12 tribes that crossed the Jordan.

  • Brook DesHarnais Post author

    Brother, ye do greatly err teaching that Jesus will reign on earth a thousand years when He returns. The saved meet the Lord King Jesus in the air AFTER the tribulation and plagues. The devil is bound on earth a thousand years and Jesus takes His bride home to the Father for the wedding feast. After the thousand years, the devil is loosed for a season, then fire rains down from God out of heaven to end the judgment. Its only then that we enjoy the earth created new with no curse.

  • Brook DesHarnais Post author

    Colossians 2:14-17
    What was ‘against us’? What was taken out of the way, and nailed to His cross?
    Who took it out of the way? (see vs. 12-13)
     
    Deuteronomy 31:24-26
    How was this ‘book of the law’ brought into existence? Where was it kept? For what specific reason does God command that Moses’ handwritten book of the law was to be kept on the outside of the ark, and not on the inside?
     
    Exodus 12:17, Numbers 9:14, 15:13-15, 18:8, 19:2, Joshua 24:25-27, 2Chronicles 2:4, 33:8, Ezekiel 43:18, Hebrews 9:1-10
    What are these ordinances of the “handwriting of ordinances”?
     
    Deuteronomy 4:13, Exodus 24:3
    What is the Old Covenant? (a covenant is a two-way promise) (see also: Psalm 103:18)
    Who wrote the Ten Commandments? How much more permanent is stone than paper?
    Where do you think we get the expression ‘written in stone’ from? What does this expression mean?
     
    Deuteronomy 10:2
    Where were the Ten Commandments kept?
     
    Colossians 2:14 (re-read), Ephesians 2:14-16
    What was blotted out (obliterated) at the cross?
    Moses’ hand-written book of the law, containing the ordinances of feasts and sacrifices of the earthly sanctuary, was ‘against us’, was ‘taken out of the way’, ‘blotted out’, and nailed to Jesus’ cross.
     
    Note: The health principles in Leviticus don’t specifically point to Jesus; they are not shadows of things to come.
    The Ten Commandments were written in blue sapphire stone, not paper. The Ten Commandments were written by the finger of God, not Moses’ hand. The Ten Commandments were kept inside the Ark of the Covenant, not next to it. The Ten Commandments were written in the same material as God’s very throne.
    The ordinances were stepping stones leading to Jesus, but the Ten Commandments describe the character of Jesus.

    Colossians 2:16-17 
    Hebrews 10:1 –  For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
    So many are hasty, zealous, and stubbornly determined to take one look at these verses and wipe their hands clean of any obligation to God’s Ten Commandment moral law, which God Himself wrote in blue sapphire stone with His own finger, but does this stand the test of Holy Scripture?
     
    Ezekiel 45:17, Nehemiah 10:31-33 (See also: Exodus 29:41, 1Chronicles 23:31, 2Chronicles 31:3)
    Food/meat and drink offerings, sabbath days, and holy days were all specifically to do with the sacrificial system and the feasts. The seventh day sabbath (Nehemiah 10:31) – is clearly different/separate from feast Sabbaths. The ‘new moons’ were used by the Israelites to get the correct timing of the sacrificial ordinances and feasts. (Psalm 81:3)
     
    Leviticus 23:39, 23-24, 2Chronicles 8:12-13
    Since these Sabbath days occurred on the same numerical day of the month every year,
    (ie. the fifteenth day of the seventh month), were they every 7th day as the 7th day Sabbath was?
    These ‘sabbath days’ are not ‘the seventh day Sabbath’ of the fourth Commandment.
     
    Hosea 2:11
    What did God prophesy would happen to Israel’s feasts, new moons, and Sabbaths?
    Exodus 31:13 …Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep…  (notice the difference between my sabbaths and her sabbaths)

    Finally, Jesus Himself left us the example of breaking the feasts in order to demonstrate the will and truth of God:

    John 11:56 Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that he will not come to the feast?

    Jesus said: If you love me, keep My commandments. We need the Spirit and word of Jesus to tell us what commandments new testament Christians are to keep according to our Father. Jesus clearly taught and lived in harmony with all ten of the ten commandments. Follow Jesus; not the traditions of men.

  • Zebadiah Immanuel Post author

    Wrong

  • leonard bramhill Post author

    Nice try , Mr. Pharisee. I prefer to believe what the passage said not what you’re trying to read into it , to justify other false teaching of yours

  • Wort Verbreiter Post author

    Why should we following the shadow (holding the old feasts and sabbats), to be near him, when we have him in us through the holy spirit?
    And at what "meat" rule should the Gentiles have had judged the believers? Abstain from something? That goes against the acts 15, where it is clear, that they only had to abstain from blood and things strangled.
    But the term which is used in this verse is similar is in the Old Testament referenced in Hes 45:17

    "And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel."

    I read here that it is about sin offering. But Christ is our sin offering, so we don't need this anymore (Christian basics, I know)
    And if we read Colossians 2:20f and bring it in context to the verse of col 2:16, then there were judged for eating and doing things – but I have to say this isn't really clear for me because the old ceremonial law was not "doctrines of men"

  • Constant Gardener Post author

    NO, it is obvious that "shadow" CANNOT be interested the way you're interpreting it. Shadow is replace with a reality, which is faith in Messiah.

  • Robert Hayward Post author

    When should a Christian keep the 7th day sabbeth is it on the the creation calendar or a Roman pagan Pope gregorian calendar what I carnt understand is when God creates the new heaven and earth he states from one new moon to the another and from one sabbeth to another we will worship
    What's the new moon got to do with it if we are supposed to be keeping it know

  • Robert Hayward Post author

    Joshua T
    He wasn't writing the letter to gentiles who live amongst gentiles Paul was writing to newly converted Christians with gentile friends and family who were worshipping gnostic pagan Gods who were condemning the Christians for keeping the Most Highs commandments as the saying is if I'm wroung about keeping the Sabbeth then I have nothing to lose but if your wroung the you will face Gods wrath Amen

  • Robert Hayward Post author

    Why carnt believers see God worked for six days and then rested on the seventh day and made it holy therefore he would have wanted Man that he called perfect to do the same until satan came the deceiver of this world and tricked Adam into eating from the tree of knowledge bringing confusion into the world ever since God had been trying to remind Man about is Sabbeth day and to keep it holy Jesus said if you love me keep my commandments Amen

  • Mike Tourangeau Post author

    Your a Judaizer. The apostle Paul would repudiate this and so should Christians.

  • Scott Cook Post author

    I see so many comments, and so many bring the words of our Lord and Savior back to remembrance. I have not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it. I did not stop eating pork because I do not like it or that I believe it will save me. I stopped because I want to please my God, This week will be the first time in my life that I am going to attempt to keep the sabbath to the best of my ability, It is not because I want bondage or believe it will save me but because I want to please my savior. Our Lord had said in Mathew 5:17-19: “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.   .“Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. I look forward to the day that he will look upon us and not see division or strife, anger or contentment, judgement or condemnation, but well done good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. I want to enter into the Joy of the Lord with all of you. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, There is no other way unto heaven but through Him. He who has come in the flesh. If we Repent and Believe in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we will be saved.

  • Justin Bowling Post author

    I've wondered about 3 scenarios.
    1. I was taught long ago that this scripture implies we no longer need to keep Sabbath.
    2. Then I saw that no "man" should judge you if you do keep Sabbath.
    3. Then I saw how worldwide the Sabbath was in the 1st century according to Josephus & Philo,
    And thought maybe the Jews following man made Oral law shouldn't judge New believers according to the Talmud.

  • Justin Bowling Post author

    I'm going to guess that when Constantine was coming around the corner, nobody saw his shadow and said "Oh look, it's Moses!!"

  • Christian Gutierrez Post author

    Wow!!! Thanks man.

  • William Klimek Post author

    Colossians @ LET NO MAN THEREFORE JUDGE YOU:
    in food or in drink, or in respect of a mo'ed (appointed time), or of the chodesh (renewal, new moon),
    or of the sabbaths; 17 which are shadows of things to come BUT THE BODY * OF MESSIAH.
     
    * The word 'is' was added by the translators and is nowhere to be found
    in the original documents. Read the CAPITALS to get the original sense
    of the verses. "Let no man therefore judge you in (these things) BUT the
    body of Messiah."

    It is the body of Messiah who is to judge in these matters, NOT unregenerate spiritually dead religious men.

  • Stephanie Post author

    Yahweh has clearly blessed in your study and reading of the bible. Thanks for sharing Lex. All GLORY to GOD!

  • Textos Difíceis da Bíblia Post author

    You forgot to explore the context to have more light

  • True Colors Post author

    Gosh that was a Great answer

  • mynameisirrelevant ! Post author

    What do you say about ppl who say the earth has been around for millions of yrs..not 6,000 dinasars..etc..

  • שי אביב Post author

    “We should keep practicing the feast days to remember the Messiah”
    No! Keeping them will actually seem like we are still waiting for the Messiah. Watch Bible Flock Box’ video “Should CHRISTIANS keep the FEAST DAYS?” And you will understand!

  • fake_Future Post author

    God is not human, god cannot be interacted through humanity. It is the apex of conceit, height of delusion to make up all these ancient jew lies. Humanity is just a waste of earth's resources.
    God has been hijacked by madmen selling us snake oil.

  • S Robert Post author

    Very clear for those who want to follow God.

  • Shaun Vitek Post author

    Colossians 2:16-23 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

    16 [Let no man, therefore, condemn you in meat and drink, or in respect of a holy day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days,

    17 Which are BUT a shadow of things to come: but the body is in Christ…
    the BUT seems to minimize the importance of a "shadow" to my interpretation warning them about legalism.

  • Thank You Lord Post author

    How can Christian messianic woman do mikva ?

  • S Barger Post author

    Now, re-read the verse 17 without the added semicolon and the added word [is]…WHICH ARE SHADOWS OF THINGS TO
    COME [Future Tense] BUT THE BODY OF CHRIST [himself].

    And, Apostle Sha’ul/Saul (aka Paul) DID NOT instruct the believers in Colossae to avoid nor to not observe the list [holydays/new moons/sabbaths] he gives in verse 16.

  • Mark Richard Post author

    Shouldn't we have our eyes on Christ Himself and not His shadow? Why would Christ reveal Himself if all we needed was the shadow of the old covenant to keep our eyes upon?

  • Mark Richard Post author

    …by this logic we would have no need for the new covenant.

  • Defending the faith. Post author

    You were going good for awhile. Then you went way off in left field.

  • Revoque Chegmester Post author

    How do we know it was being written to Greek converts?

  • Jess looking4truth Post author

    Can you make calenders for us please and give them to the people so we can learn and how to count the days please

  • Rey Torres Post author

    Unfortunately, you actually contradict what the passage means, by emphasizing on the "shadow" instead of the producer of the shadow. We don't follow the shadow, we follow the one who cast the shadow… the shadow is irrelevant and of no use. The shadow stays "behind" us. "Therefore let no one judge you in regard to food and drink or in regard to [the observance of] a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day. 17 Such things are only a shadow of what is to come and they have only symbolic value; but the substance [the reality of what is foreshadowed] belongs to Christ." Colossians 2:16-17 Amplified Bible (AMP)

  • Michael Benjamin Post author

    "It's important to keep practicing them so we remain close to the Messiah." — It's a personal choice and not a necessity. One person cannot tell another to obey the feasts. Likewise, no one can say stop to those that do. If you feel closer to God then wonderful but you have no greater value just because you keep the feasts.

  • Jared Dreamer Post author

    I totally agree. Thank you for the message.

  • J Cassy Post author

    We no longer wait for the Messiah to come.He came already so we need to put on Christ (ROM 13:14, Gal:3:27) get the substance not the shadow anymore

  • Yudo NeidaNo Post author

    so what do you guys do about the required burnt sacrifices of bulls, rams, lambs, and goats that are required in keeping these feast days?

  • Jonathan Hughes Post author

    Not to judge you in meat and drink, [means] meat and drink. What else would it mean? The words that a person says will defile them or not defile them. God has no shadow in turning.

  • Stuart Klotz Post author

    i dont judge ever i would be terrible.

  • B Green Post author

    I believe you are out of context in your teaching on this subject. The context is those festivals that consist of food and drink offerings and sabbaths which are a shadow (at that time in the past) of Christ (things to come). Nowhere does it ever mention any contention with pagan worshipers over their own festivals. You have made an assumption here to support what you want to believe. The subject matter is the ceremonial system that God put in place through Moses also called feasts. These feasts included blood sacrifices, which we no longer need to perform because Christ is now our sacrifice. We belittle our Savior when we revert back to animal sacrifices. In Hebrews, His blood sacrifice was the sacrifice to end all sacrifices. We are not saved by the blood of goats and bulls, but by the blood of the Son of man (and the Son of God).

    There were many of the past in Paul’s audience that kept the Passover, and they continued to keep it, but Paul was telling them not to judge those who no longer found any purpose in keeping it. And he never instructed with the Gentile believers that they must keep Passover.

    I see no admonition one way or the other to keep any of the other non-Passover feasts.

  • Ivan Post author

    You are a seventh day adventist and a Big Liar !!! The seventh day sabbath was also a feast …

    Lev 23:
    2. Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

    3. Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.

    It was also done away by christ and to the people who are watching him I say that seventh day adventist is a cult founded by Mrs .Ellen G White

  • JJ Sam Post author

    OK, this guy is either Jewish or Seventh Day Adventist. So beware.

  • Bryan Allen Post author

    Context will tell you what tell you what he meant verse 14 says blotting out the handwriting of ordinances. Vs 13 says Having forgiven all trespasses. Now it's a shadow because it foretold of a rest that would come Jesus said come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I'll give you rest.

    Because of Jesus the body I can have a rest every day spiritually whereas the the shadow only set aside one day. Make it clear Jesus is the Christians rest not a single day

  • Ellen DE WINNAAR Post author

    If you study shadow in Hebrew it actually means rehearsal….

  • Williamv Godfrey Post author

    I have been a believer for about a year now. I have read the Bible several times now and I wondered why Churches were not keeping the Sabbath. It is in the New Testament in Hebrews chapter 4. I fear God on this because the only Church that goes on Saturday around here is the Seventh Day Eventist. They compare God's word with some woman named Ellen White. I can't do that so I am forced to go to Church on Sunday. What can I do?

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