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FEAST DAYS OF THE LORD!!!
FALL FEAST DAYS
Many Christians have been taught growing up that these Feast Days of the Lord are only for our "Jewish" brothers and sisters. NOT SO!!! EVERY Christian should also be celebrating these Feast Days for MANY great reasons!
ONE: Our Lord & Savior celebrated these Holy Days every single year and so did the earliest Christians! God gave EVERYBODY who believes on Him, these Holy Days to celebrate with Him every year and they're a pure blessing!
TWO: They're ALL PROPHETIC!!! Yahshua (Jesus) fulfilled the first four of the yearly seven Holy Days during His first coming! AND, He will fulfill the final three in just the same way when He returns! Things that EVERY Christian NEEDS to know! Click on the picture, "The Feasts of the Lord", to find out how precisely Yeshua fulfilled these prophetic Holy Days when He came the first time; and how He will fulfill the last three in the very same way! Clicking this picture will take you to the entire list of video teachings on all of these Holy Days and give you in-depth teachings on them!
THREE: Last, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, we should celebrate these Feast Days simply because "GOD TOLD US TO DO SO!!!"
Parts 1 and 2 covers the first 4 Feast Days of The Lord and Parts 3 and 4 cover the last 3 Holy Days! Parts 1 and 2 will tell you how Yeshua (Jesus) fulfilled the first four Holy Days when He came the first time! Parts 3 & 4 will teach you how the New Testament describes Yahshua (Jesus) fulfilling the last 3! Just click on the picture below to go to these videos & Enjoy!
Feast Of Trumpets
Day of Atonement
Feast of Tabernacles
Feast of Tabernacles----------------------------------------------------------------------------
"The Feast of Tabernacles"
Also Known As "Sukkot"
Eve of September 18-26, 2013 (Biblically Observed from Sunset to Sunset of each day)
Camping Out with God
Thought for the Week:
The Feast of Tabernacles is the culmination of all the appointed times. It is to the other festivals what the Sabbath is to the other six days of the week. It is a prophetic picture of the coming kingdom!!! It foreshadows the great celebration when the entire world will live in peace and brotherhood under the reign and rule of the righteous Messiah King Yahshua/Jesus Christ our Lord & Savior!!!
"The Prophetic Message of Sukkot"
Sukkot: A Gathering of Messiah's Harvest
Five days after the Day of Atonement comes Sukkot-the Feast of Ingathering or the Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:33-43). "Tabernacles" refers to the temporary dwellings that the Jewish people were commanded to inhabit during this holiday. Today, we can also view it as the temporary body we live in until Messiah Yahshua returns and tells us we will be "transformed"!
1st Corinthians 15:51-58: 51 Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die,m but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54 When this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled:
“Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved,n be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Sukkot is also called the "Season of our Rejoicing" - and for good reason!!!
Sukkot, like many Jewish feasts, has different levels of meaning. The first is agricultural, as the tabernacles remind us of how the farm laborers in ancient days lived as they worked to bring in the harvest. The second level of meaning is historical, as the holiday commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters.
Yet another meaning, however, is fulfilled in Messiah, for there is a wonderful connection between Jesus the Messiah and the Feast of Tabernacles. It is the Kingdom promise associated with Sukkot. The prophet Zechariah proclaims,
"And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles" (Zechariah 14:16).
Understanding the Messianic connection of Jesus to the Feast of Tabernacles even helps us grasp something of the mystery of His Incarnation:
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:14).
The word "dwelt" here in the Greek means "tabernacled." When He became flesh, Jesus inhabited the temporary shelter of an earthly body, knowing He soon would be required to leave it. Why did He do it? So that we might find a home in Him - not a temporary shelter in the wilderness, but an eternal home in a Kingdom that abides forever!
•Families live in booths - temporary shelters constructed of boughs and leafy branches - to remind us of God's protection during the wilderness wandering after the Exodus.
•Arbat HaMinim (the Four Species): the Etrog (citron, a citrus fruit native to Israel), Lulav (palm branch), Hadas (myrtle branch) and Arava (willow branch) are used in worship and to bless the booth. With the citron in the left hand, and the others held together in the right, a blessing is recited inside the sukkah (booth) and the items are waved east, south, west, north, up and down as a symbol that God's presence is everywhere. This practice is based on Leviticus 23:40.
•Ushpizin (Aramaic for "guests") - Hospitality is a Sukkot tradition, with people visiting each other in the sukkah and eating together.
WHY "ALL" CHRISTIANS SHOULD ALSO OBSERVE YHVH OUR GOD'S APPOINTED FESTIVAL
First and foremost, we should observe these days because God "commanded" us to! Most people have been raised to believe that these are only "Jewish" holy days. Not so according to Scripture! God commanded that ALL His children observe these days as we can see in Leviticus 23:
Leviticus 23:1-2: The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: These are the appointed festivals of the LORD that you shall proclaim as holy convocations, my appointed festivals".
You may be thinking, "This says it's only to the children of Israel that God is speaking to here". I tell you that ALL Christians ARE, by default, now part of the children of Israel as Paul explains to us in Romans 11:17-24: "17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the rich rootf of the olive tree, 18 do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember that it is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you. 19 You will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” 20 That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand only through faith. So do not become proud, but stand in awe. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, perhaps he will not spare you.g 22 Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness toward you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. 23 And even those of Israel,h if they do not persist in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again. 24 For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree."
So, you see, Christians "are" children of Israel through Yeshua (Jesus)!
The “Feasts” or “Appointments” of God are mentioned 1st, not in Leviticus, but in Genesis.
Genesis 1:14: And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
The word “Seasons” in Genesis 1:14 and “Feasts” in Leviticus 23:2 is the same word in the Original Hebrew Manuscripts, “H4150 – Moed – meaning: Appointment”. When Genesis 1:14 talks about seasons, we would automatically think of “Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter”. But God is actually talking about His Appointments.
It would be vastly different if we read this verse translated as it was written in Hebrew:
Genesis 1:14: And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for “appointments“, and for days, and years.
To find our more about these wonderful "appointments with God" that He set up for us to spend time with Him, go to: "Understanding the Feasts (Appointed Times) of God" by scrolling down until you see that title at: http://biblethingsinbibleways.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/pentecost-and-the-feastsappointed-times-of-god/
•Leviticus 23:33-36, 39-43
•John 7 and 8 take place on Sukkot.
•Sukkot's emphasis on ingathering is unmistakably bound to the fulfillment of Messiah's Kingdom promises (Zechariah 14:16-19). Moreover, the theme of God's sheltering tabernacle is most fully expressed in Revelation 21:3: "...Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men and He will dwell (tabernacle) with them..."