Colossians 2:16-17 says “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 Christ.”
Paul says let no one judge you in that you do not observe these Feasts because they are only a shadow of the real image to come, Christ! But there is even a more deceptive theme at work in the celebrating of the Old Covenant festivals which I will also begin with a question: Will there be a third Jewish temple that the Antichrist is supposed to desolate? If there is a temple built, it would be for delusional purposes only, because Jesus is building the third temple with the stones of people, and then finally, the 144,000, ethnic Jews will join them when Christ Jesus returns. This temple which would already be desolate in the sight of God, (because God didn’t want that anymore) would be desolate before the Antichrist would even enter it to supposedly desolate it. The sad thing is that many people are forcing the scriptures to say that the Antichrist will come and desolate it. Many today are looking for a rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem to be desecrated with the same defilement as that under Antiochus or Titus. But, if a Jewish Temple was built in this era, how could it be made desolate by taking away a sacrifice, when that sacrifice would be an abomination to God? Wouldn’t Satan just love that? Or why would the Antichrist stop a sacrifice that’s not pleasing to God? Because traditional Christian belief is that the Antichrist in the middle of 3 1/2 years of a 7 year tribulation is supposed to stop the Jewish sacrifices. It would make more sense if he would try and stop the daily sacrifice of the preaching of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus who is and was the sacrifice. Hitler tried that and failed. Isaiah 66:1-2, says, “Thus saith the Lord, the heaven is my throne, and the earth is my foot stool: where is the house that ye build unto me? And where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to THIS MAN WILL I LOOK, EVEN TO HIM THAT IS POOR, AND OF A CONTRITE SPIRIT AND TREMBLETH AT MY WORD.” Remember Jesus was the temple of God when he was here on the earth; and now through his Spirit we to become the temple of God. Isaiah 66:3-4, says, “He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb as if he cut off a dogs neck; he that offered an oblation, as if he offered swines blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighted in their abominations. I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not”. So, it is possible that a temple would be built, but to deceive many.
-Anthony D. Booker