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FEAST OF TABERNACLES - dwell

The previous feasts dealt with those are trapped, stagnant.... guilty, ashamed… This feast deals with the worried, anxious, helpless, or empty.
The Feast of Tabernacles in Hebrew is Sukkot and means dwelling place.
The Feast of Tabernacles in Hebrew is Sukkot and means dwelling place.
It is the last Holy day in and it lasts 8 days (new beginnings)
Which is perfect because the Feast of Tabernacles is prophetic to the new beginning we look forward when we dwell with God for eternity....
NKJVNow I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
Revelation 21:1–3 NKJV
Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
So this feast is prophetically fulfilled when all who belong to Him are finally dwelling with Him for eternity!
!All the Feasts of the Lord have their own particular lessons to teach....But because of its end times fulfillment, The feast of Tabernacles seems to be the highest point of all the other appointed times of God… because the goal of God’s plan is to set up His kingdom on Earth.All the other feasts lead up to this point:Passover/unleavened bread - death of Christ - for redemptionFirstfruits of Barley - resurrection of Christ - for everlasting lifeFirstfruits of Wheat -harvesting souls for the Kingdom of GodFeast of Trumpets - Rapture (repentance)Day of Atonement - Glorification (salvation)All these things needed to take place in order to dwell with God in the Kingdom Because it was the last feast that spoke of new beginnings it was also a time of thanks to God.In fact the first American thanksgiving was based on this feast. The main purpose was spending time with God.... it was a time to dwell with God.I believe John had this feast and its purpose in mind when he wrote
All the Feasts of the Lord have their own particular lessons to teach....
But because of its end times fulfillment, The feast of Tabernacles seems to be the highest point of all the other appointed times of God…
because the goal of God’s plan is to set up His kingdom on Earth.
All the other feasts lead up to this point:
Passover/unleavened bread - death of Christ - for redemption
Firstfruits of Barley - resurrection of Christ - for everlasting life
Firstfruits of Wheat -harvesting souls for the Kingdom of God
Feast of Trumpets - Rapture (repentance)
Day of Atonement - Glorification (salvation)
All these things needed to take place in order to dwell with God in the Kingdom
Because it was the last feast that spoke of new beginnings it was also a time of thanks to God.
In fact the first American thanksgiving was based on this feast.
The main purpose was spending time with God.... it was a time to dwell with God.I believe John had this feast and its purpose in mind when he wrote
John 1:14 NKJV
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.
In this feast the Jews build tents outside... to remember when God dwelled with them
Many synagogues build community Sukkah’s (tents) so all worshippers can participate
so all worshippers can participatet
this would remind them that God dwelled with them then and He dwells with them now.
This feast is why this feast is known as Zman Simkhatenu (The Time of Our Rejoicing).
Because God provided for them, and dwelled with them
This feast is why this feast is known as Zman Simkhatenu (The Time of Our Rejoicing).Because God provided for them, and dwelled with them What also is unique about this feast is that the Sabbath is on first and eighth day of this feast () so holy day services are held on the first and eighth days....... Since this is a time of joy there are many processionals where the people march around the aisles waving lulavs (palm tree frond) and chanting from Ana Adonai Hoshiana! (Save us Lord!).”That sounds familiar, in
What also is unique about this feast is that the Sabbath is on first and eighth day of this feast () so holy day services are held on the first and eighth days....
Since this is a time of joy there are many processionals where the people march around the aisles waving lulavs (palm tree frond) and chanting from Ana Adonai Hoshiana! (Save us Lord!).”
That sounds familiar, in
John 12:12–13 NKJV
The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ The King of Israel!”
Now understanding this feast you better understand the NT.... and can see that the people were acknowledging at the time that God was dwelling with them as Jesus!
Now there is many other traditions for this feast but theres one last one I want to share with you!
In each day of this feast of Tabernacles the Talmud (Jewish teachings) tells of a custom that developed in the Second Temple period (in the time of Jesus)....
During the Feast of Tabernacles a priest would take a water pitcher down to the Pool of Shiloach (Siloam), dip it in the water and carry it back to the Temple.
Crowds of people would form a huge processional behind the priest, dancing, singing and chanting the Hallel Psalms (113–118) as they entered the Temple mount.
For the first 6 days the processional would circle the Temple alter one time.
On the seventh day the processional would circle the alter 7 times to magnify the joy (7 number completion)
But the highlight of the ceremony came when the priest dramatically poured the water at the altar of the Temple.
The response of the multitudes was so immense that the Talmud says “whoever has not been in Jerusalem for this ceremony has not even experienced real joy” (Sukkah 5)!
So, this ceremony became known as Simcha Bet Ha-sho-evah (the Rejoicing of the House of Drawing Water).
So why all the rejoicing for this water pouring ceremony? it wasn't just because of their hope for future rain but Rabbis refer to in regard to this ceremony:
Isaiah 12:3 NKJV
Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation.
Point out how the Heb. word for salvation is yeshua, which is the Heb. name for Jesus)
Point out how the Heb. word for salvation is yeshua, which is the Heb. name for Jesus)
So this ceremony was to prophetically illustrate the days of the Messiah when the water of the Holy Spirit would be poured out upon all Israel (Sukkot 55).
With this historical background, you can fully appreciate the events recorded on one particular Feast of Tabernacle celebration in the New Testament
turn there....dont read it.... just go there we will read it together… (have faith put the verse after we read.
John 7:37–38 NKJV
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
Imagine the setting!
The Feast of Tabernacles is in full swing.
Imagine the setting! The Feast of Tabernacles is in full swing. The joy of the first six days was filled with energy.On the great final day, at the very time of the water drawing ceremony, Jesus stands up and cries out “if anyone thirsts come to Me and drink!” That was a radical statement; and it created quite a stir in the Temple . … we read in
The joy of the first six days was filled with energy.
On the great final day, at the very time of the water drawing ceremony, Jesus stands up and cries out “if anyone thirsts come to Me and drink!”
That was a radical statement; and it created quite a stir in the Temple . …
we read in
John 7:40–41 NKJV
Therefore many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, “Truly this is the Prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Will the Christ come out of Galilee?
So some at that point believed immediately but some doubted...
Today you can experience the living waters of the Spirit from the wells of Salvation as described in the holy day Sukkot. But we are slaves to sin.... and are enemies to ourselves ....
and the circumstances you face whether big or small have caused you to worry, be anxious, or feel helpless.
God does not promise you Heaven on Earth…
What He does promise is that you can come to Jesus and drink from the living water!
And when we drink from that water of eternal life our circumstance may not leave at that point but we will know that it is temporary!
And when we live in eternity we wont care about how long we suffered or how bad it was all we will care about is how did I handle my pain…
Did I let that temporary circumstance destroy me.... or did I give God the glory?
Did God’s will cause me to complain or did I let God’s will reign.
You see ...when you worry and feel anxious you are keeping your mind on earth
Did God’s will cause me to complain or did I let God’s will reign. You see ...when you worry and feel anxious you are keeping your mind on earth but because of Salvation we can place our minds on Heaven When our mind is on eternal life, our circumstances seem, short, small, and temporary..
but because of Salvation we can place our minds on Heaven When our mind is on eternal life, our circumstances seem, short, small, and temporary..
and temporary..
Colossians 3:2 NKJV
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
Worry & anxiety, often come from when we’re thinking a little ahead… but if we were thinking even further we would lack anxiety or worry…
because there is nothing to fear in His kingdom
When we see how big God and His plans are ....our problems will get smaller!
Remember the feast of Tabernacles is all about dwelling with God in His kingdom...
What suffering comes close to comparing to the perfect, peaceful joy of His kingdom?
Romans 8:18 NKJV
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
2 Corinthians 4:17 NKJV
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
So look up toward Heaven!
When the attacks come look up!
When the worry comes look up!
When we see how big God and His plan is our problems will get smaller!
We may not understand His will and why we have these circumstances....
but when we get our eyes off the circumstances and onto Him we will see that He is bigger

CONCLUSION

the feast of trumpets - get your eyes off sin, and the world
the day of atonement - get your eyes on the victory of Jesus
the feast of Tabernacles - Look up!
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