Colosians 1:13-20 The Incomparable Christ
 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,  in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.  For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been created through Him and for Him.  He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.  He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.  For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 0] and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.
NOTE: Do we need to do more after we have been rescued from the kingdom of darkness and transferred into the kingdom of His beloved Son? Through placing our faith in Jesus the Son of God, He redeemed us and forgave all of our sins. Through Jesus, all things were created; in heavens and on earth; thrones or dominions; good rulers, as well as tyrannical, despotic or cruel ones (the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Nero, Caligula, Pol Pot, etc., etc.). Jesus is the head of the church or bodies of believers, the beginning of all things, the first one raised from the dead.
Now, there are those who question how do we go about to get redeemed and all of our sins forgiven?
Paul said: “Through the word of faith.”
Romans 10: The Word of Faith Brings Salvation
 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”–that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,  that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;  for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.  For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.”  For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;  for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Once again I ask this question: “Do we need to do more to assure our salvation?” No! However, common sense should guide us that after we have been forgiven of our sins, it follows that we have to repent by trying to faithfully abide by the God’s Law or Commandments. These Commandments are summarized as the Great Law and is recorded in the book of Matthews chapter 22 verses 35-40:  One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”  And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’  “This is the great and foremost commandment.  “The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  “On these two commandments hang the whole Law and the Prophets.”
Having said that, what we think as easy commands to obey, these are not what they seem. On top of that, we are constantly attacked by our enemy, the devil, into submitting to his plan to destruct. The devil is quite a formidable enemy of mankind. He uses the age old tactics of using subterfuge and camouflage to seduce.
Let us turn to the book of Mark chapter 13:
 “And then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ’; or, ‘Behold, He is there’; do not believe him;  for false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect.  “But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance.
The Rise of False Christs?
But what you have watched in the video above, to most believers, those false Christs are too obviously apparent as false!
But how can we be sure we are not sucked into camouflaged false doctrine?
Even though the book of Romans chapter 10 verse 12 says: “There is no distinction between Jew and Greek” we are still seduced into believing that since Jesus came into this world as a Jew, we therefore should go back to the so called Hebrew Root. That back to the Hebrew root movement gain a tremendous following in, of all places, Indonesia, the country which boasts as having the largest Muslim population. Practicing one’s faith without trying to look Jewish in Muslim country carries certain risks. But, displaying oneself absurdly as a Jew, invite ridicules and even danger.
We did join an assembly purporting to be teaching the Hebrew root of the Christian faith in our city here in Canada. We thought we found the real McCoy; at last we found a Messianic assembly. However, upon close examination, we realized that we were led into a different gospel; in that we were taught that we have to keep the torah of Moses as much as possible. And we also have to celebrate the Jewish feasts according to the rabbinic traditions; meaning Judaism.
Jesus did warn us about the way to test a false prophet or false servant of God, which conversely speaking, is a true servant of gods, if you get the drift!
Matthews 7: A Tree and Its Fruit
 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
 “You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes or figs from thistles, are they?
 “So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.
 “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
 “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
 “So then, you will know them by their fruits.
Paul complimented the Lord Jesus’ warning with the following traits to look out for in some one, the leader or fellow members, even as a checklist towards oneself:
Paul said in 2 Timothy 3: “Difficult Times Will Come”
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.  For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,  unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,  treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,  holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these…
 But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
We are still reeling from the effects of false doctrine and false teacher. We have seen and experienced those traits and some of us have not dug themselves out of these false doctrines. Here we are talking about transference of the spirit. They follow the traits of the deposed leader in that; they severed relationship with one who does not agree with their theological aspiration or who left the assembly.
Let us watch the following video:
Paul continued with the following verses to the Colossians’ assembly.
Colossians 2:6-8, 13-17 You Are Built Up in Christ
 Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,  having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.  See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ…
 When you were dead in your transgressions and the un-circumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,  having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.  When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.
 Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day—
 things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.
What I am going to concentrate on are verses 16 and 17 above.
In regard to food and drink:
When Paul mentioned food and drink, he rebutted the keeping of clean meats (kosher). However in the meat department, apostle Yacob (James) by the approval of the Holy Spirit, had re-directed gentiles believers to abide by a Four Golden Rules, namely: 1. not to eat blood, 2. and meat offered to idols 3. and meat from strangled animals 4. from fornication (Acts 15:29).
In respect to a festival:
Let us review the meaning of the four Spring festivals: 1. Passover 2. Unleavened Bread 3. Feast of First Fruit and 4. Feast of Weeks (Shavuot).
1. Passover was the day when Jesus was sacrificed as sin offering for mankind. [Jesus had fulfilled that].
2. Unleavened bread symbolizes sin free (unblemished Lamb of God) sacrificed for the redemption of mankind; all who believe in Him, are made sin free as well. [Jesus had fulfilled that]
3. First Fruit; Colossians 1:18c above says: Jesus is “the firstborn from the dead” [Jesus had fulfilled that]
4. ‘You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall present a new grain offering to the LORD. (Leviticus 23:16) It is called the Festival of Weeks or Pentecost in the Greek translation.
What does “a new grain offering” represent? Let us look at the event occurring on the fiftieth day after Lord Jesus rose up from the dead:
Acts 2: The Day of Pentecost
 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.
NOTE: Who were the people known as “they”? They were the newly freed or redeemed apostles and other believers who were then declared to be “Unleavened” or “sin free” or “a new grain.”
So, by all counts, all the four Spring time feasts had all been fulfilled by the Lord Jesus Christ just slightly over two thousand years ago, with one important point. At the feast of Passover, Lord Jesus, as a Jew, celebrated it with a difference. During the meal, He did the following:
Luke 22: The Lord’s Supper
 When the hour had come, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him.
 And He said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
 for I say to you, I shall never again eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”
 And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves;
 for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes.”
 And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
 And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.
Jesus instituted the model on how to celebrate Passover under the New Covenant in His blood. Paul, the expert Judaizer teaches us likewise.
1 Corinthians 11: The Lord’s Supper
 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread;  and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”  In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”  For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.
Some bible scholars think that the Holy Communion should only be done once a year, at the same time when Jews celebrate Passover (Pesach). But, Jesus directed us to do this whenever we want to remember His gift of eternal lives through His broken body and His shed blood. Out of the four Spring time feasts instructed in the Torah of Moses, the newly established Holy Communion is the only feast left to be celebrated as a remembrance of Jesus’ death.
Paul teaches us that “as often as you eat…and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”
Since all Spring festivals had already been fulfilled and a new one, the Holy Communion, had been instituted to be celebrated as often as we wish to proclaim the Lord’s death “until He comes,” it goes without saying, that we are now living in anticipation of His Second Coming.
That being the case, it is wise for us to put our spiritual affairs in order and according with God’s commandment. Never mind about Fall festivals, some of us will be raptured and we all will attend the White throne judgment (actual Yom Kippur) for our rewards and subsequently will reign with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Millennial Kingdom in New Jerusalem. Therefore let us prayerfully wait and praise God along with His angels who are telling us that Jesus and His Children are coming soon. They sang at His Birth, and they are singing for about to happen Second Coming.
HalleluYAH, HalleluYAH, HalleluYAH.
Please watch the following video:
Angelic Host Singing Hallelujah (caught on tape) in Kansas