One of the questions that I am asked from time to time, is why we do not celebrate communion on a weekly or regular basis. I thought it would be helpful if I put up my reply to this question from a brother in another messianic fellowship.
I do understand that most messianic groups and their followers come out of various Christian denominations as they begin to be drawn out of “Babylon” by the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit). But in coming out of the Christian Church system, there is still a lot of unbiblical Christian doctrine that comes out with them.
This is also what happened with Luther in the Reformation, when he brought a lot of Catholic traditions and unbiblical doctrines with him and it became a normal part of Protestant Evangelical and Pentecostal traditions and doctrines.
Why does Christianity celebrate Christmas, and place so much emphasis on the birth of Yeshua (Jesus) and the nativity scene? Then you have all the gift giving, money spending, Santa Claus, Christmas trees and decorations about which the Scriptures say nothing.
The prophet Isaiah wrote:
“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us, and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of Y’Hovah (the LORD) of hosts will accomplish this."
Is 9:6-7 NASB
The emphasis here is not on the celebration of Yeshua’s birth, but that the importance of His coming the first time was to point to His coming the second time. The emphasis is on who the Messiah is, and who He will come as, and His millennial kingdom reign on the throne of David forever.Add a comment