The Nazarene's Way
(((CHAG SAMEACH SUKKOT!)))
(((HAPPY FEAST OF TABERNACLES!))) to ALL MANKIND and especially to those precious few who keep "THE SCRIPTURAL METHOD" utilizing the 'signs' of THE TWO GREAT LIGHTS for determining the appointed times, days and years of 'THE MASTER'S CLOCK!'
Lev 23:33 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
Lev 23:34 “Speak to the children of Yisra’ěl, saying, ‘On the fifteenth day of this seventh new moon is the Festival of Sukkote for seven days to יהוה.
Lev 23:35 ‘On the first day is a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.
Lev 23:36 ‘For seven days you bring an offering made by fire to יהוה. On the eighth day there shall be a set-apart gathering for you, and you shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה. It is a closing festival, you do no servile work.
Lev 23:37 ‘These are the appointed times of יהוה which you proclaim as set-apart gatherings, to bring an offering made by fire to יהוה, an ascending offering and a grain offering, a slaughtering and drink offerings, as commanded for every day –
Lev 23:38 besides the Sabbaths of יהוה, and besides your gifts, and besides all your vows, and besides all your voluntary offerings which you give to יהוה.
Lev 23:39 ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh new moon, when you gather in the fruit of the land, celebrate the festival of יהוה for seven days. On the first day is a rest, and on the eighth day a rest.
Lev 23:40 ‘And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of good trees, branches of palm trees, twigs of leafy trees, and willows of the stream, and shall rejoice before יהוה your Elohim for seven days.
Lev 23:41 ‘And you shall celebrate it as a festival to יהוה for seven days in the year – a law forever in your generations. Celebrate it in the seventh new moon.
Lev 23:42 ‘Dwell in booths for seven days; all who are native born in Yisra’ěl dwell in booths,
Lev 23:43 so that your generations know that I made the children of Yisra’ěl dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim. I am יהוה your Elohim.’ ”
"According to 'THE SCRIPTURAL METHOD' for determining Full Moon Rosh Chodesh today, the 5th of October, is actually the 15th Day of the 7th New Moon of Scripture and therefore the 1st Day of Sukkot, i.e. The Feast of Tabernacles.
I am blessed to be out at one of my favorite places on planet Earth… Grove Lake Wildlife Management Area. It’s a primitive campsite area where tranquility lends itself to contemplative moments. Today’s weather is absolutely perfect and the forecast for the remainder of my time here is more of the same… thank you Father! That’s not always the case and I’ll be taking full advantage of it!
In Leviticus 23:42-43 we’re told why we’re to observe Sukkot, it’s to keep in the front of our minds that YHWH led Israel out of Egypt via The Exodus. It also tells us that it is the “native born” of Israel who are to keep Sukkot. Well… I’m not “native born” so why am I out here at Grove Lake living in a tent for 8 days?
Maybe because actions speak louder than words. It is one thing to acknowledge Sukkot as something I’ve read in Scripture, it is another thing entirely to devote the time and energy to keeping the Festival of Sukkot, not in legitimacy but rather as a remembrance firmly etched in my mind by the experience I’ll encounter out here at Grove Lake living in my tent for eight days.
But is a remembrance of history past the whole purpose of the Festival of Sukkot? Hardly! We must view all of the Annual Festivals, including Sukkot, with one eye in the mirror and the other eye down the road. All of the Feasts of YHWH have prophetic applications… the Spring Feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits have already been fulfilled by Messiah Yahusha, as well as the Summer Feast of Shavuot. But the Fall Festivals of Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot remain down the road in our not too distant future!
So what are the prophetic implications of these unfulfilled Fall Festivals? Let’s take a brief moment to consider them.
At Yom Teruah the arrival of the King is announced with the blowing of Trumpets! It is the day when Messiah Yahusha returns for His Bride, the day that the ‘dead in Messiah’ rise from their graves to meet Him in the air!
At Yom Kippur those who have returned to The Promised Land are judged and separated. There will still remain rebels in the camp after the 3.5 year trek back to The Promised Land during The Greater Exodus. The rebels will be divorced from the marriage covenant of Messiah Yahusha and driven out into the wilderness, they will not be allowed to enter into The Promised Land even though they’ve spent the last 3.5 years with that in mind! They will have squandered their opportunity to become The Wife of Messiah Yahusha!
The judgement of Yom Kippur is representative of the ‘consummation’ of the betrothal phase of the marriage covenant… and ’yes’ the ‘consummation’ comes BEFORE the wedding ceremony!
But there will be those who do pass under the rod of judgement having truly bent the knee and confessed Messiah Yahusha as their Master and Redeemer. These precious few will enter into the bond of the marriage covenant and become The Wife of Messiah Yahusha!
So how is that done? How does The Bride of Messiah become The Wife of Messiah?
It happens during Sukkot!
At Sukkot Messiah Yahusha takes His Bride to be His Wife during a 7-Day marriage ceremony! During The Marriage Supper of The Lamb, Messiah Yahusha will drink from the cup of the marriage covenant, just as the Bride did when she accepted His marriage proposal by drinking from the cup of the marriage covenant at The Master’s Table (The Lord’s Supper). The moment Messiah Yahusha drinks from that cup of the marriage covenant His Bride becomes His Wife, forever and always!
If we don’t know the prophetic significance of the Annual Festivals we’re unlikely to be prepared for when Messiah Yahusha comes