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Galatians 4:8 "You observe days, and months, and times, and years, I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain"


Another misconception of Paul which is similar to a few others, is at Galatians 4:8 many modern Christians look at the verse through the twisted western gentile view they have been taught to use and say Paul is telling people to not observe the commandments from YHWH of keeping certain days, months, times, and years.

To those who know the truth, it is obvious that such a claim is great blasphemy, and Paul would be a false teacher if he said such to us, but he did not say such!
 Here is the verse;


Paul;
Galatians 4:8 "However, then, when you did not know Elohim, you did service to them which by nature are not elohim. But now, after that you have known Elohim, or rather are known of Elohim, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire again to be in bondage? You observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain"



Paul is talking to pagan gentiles, "Galatians" is a letter to the Galatians, if they go back to an old way and ignore Paul's wisdom then they're not going back to the Law of YAH, they're going back to another law of the false elohim and men.
 It even says to us that they did not know the true Elohim before.

Modern Christians jump to the false conclusion that Paul was getting frustrated at people for keeping the festivals of
YHWH, and obeying his commandments to observe his holy set times, and that makes no sense in any way, even more it makes no sense because Paul himself kept the holy days(Acts 18:21), and told us to keep them multiple times and in multiple ways, here are some examples;

"let us therefore celebrate the festival...";

Paul;

1 Corinthians 5:8 "Let us therefore celebrate the festival not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth"

Paul;
Hebrews 4:9 "So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of Elohim
"




Paul himself kept YHWH's holy times, why would he do something and then get mad at others for doing what he was doing?


The Messiah as well kept all of these holy times, why would Paul tell us to not imitate the Messiah?

Paul;
1 Corinthians 11:1 "Imitate me, just as I also imitate Messiah"



If you read the context you can clearly see Paul is talking about the pagan religious days months times and years.

Paul was getting upset because the people he was spending his time on and teaching about
YHWH was apparently some still keeping the pagan traditions of their society, and this sounds much like modern Christian traditions of keeping things like "halloween", "christmas", etc.., and other pagan times and festivals when they're supposed to be in the truth now!

 

This is a rebuke to paganism and not being purely in the truth, a rebuke to observing and honoring lies and ignorance, it is not a rebuke to the eternal and perfect Law of
YHWH.




To return to the Law of YHWH, to return to his words for us, is not to return to bondage!

James 1:25 "But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing"





2 Peter 3:15 "Even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written to you, as also in all of his letters, speaking in them of these things which are some hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable twist as they do also the other scriptures to their own destruction.
You therefore beloved seeing you know these things before hand, beware for fear you also are led away with the error of the lawless and fall from your own steadfastness"