The Appointed Times: Jesus in the Feasts of Israel. “Accordingly, the Torah functioned as a custodian until the Messiah came, so that we might be declared righteous on the ground of trusting and being faithful. But now that the time for this trusting faithfulness has come, we are no longer under a custodian.” For in union with the Messiah, you are all children of God through this trusting faithfulness; because as many of you as were immersed into the Messiah have clothed yourselves with the Messiah, in whom there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor freeman, neither male nor female; for in union with the Messiah Yeshua, you are all one. Galatians 3:24-28 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB). This passage relates to the spiritual state that all of us acquire once we have been born again.
Messianic Jewish Reflections on the Feast of Tabernacles. Excerpts from Day of Discovery’s, “The Appointed Times, Jesus in the Feasts of Israel, Part IV.” In this video teaching three Jewish-born men, whom are now born again believers in Christ, discuss the Feast Of Tabernacles which will begin at sunset on September 23, and will continue through sunset on September 30, 2018 (Sunday through Sunday).
In the following video a Rabbi discusses Sukkot, which is also known as the Feast Of Tabernacles and the Feast of Booths. Notice that a sukkah is a booth, and is a walled structure covered with organic material. On the holiday of Sukkot, Jewish people spend time in the sukkah, treating it like their home-away-from-home. See the last link for additional information.
September 19, 2018 Sukkot Thought From B’nai Jaocb Synagogue
This week’s Sabbath will precede Sukkot. Sabbath will begin at Sunset on Friday, September 21, 2018, and will last until sunset on Saturday, September 22, 2018. As stated above, Sukkot begins at sunset on Sunday, September 23, 2018, and will last until sunset on Sunday, September 30, 2018.
Women Light The Shabbat Candles.
Jewish Women Lighting Shabbat Candles. A woman (Mary) brought the Light of the world (Christ), “into the world” (Luke 2:7; John 1:9).
Consider the two links of information that come from Chabad.org, which is a Jewish website.
Sukkot 2018 (September 23-30, 2018)
Sukkot is a weeklong Jewish holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection G‑d provided for the children of Israel when they left Egypt. We celebrate Sukkot by dwelling in a foliage-covered booth (known as a sukkah) and by taking the “Four Kinds” (arba minim), four special species of vegetation.
The sukkah is a walled structure covered with organic material. On the holiday of Sukkot, Jewish people spend time in the sukkah, treating it like their home-away-from-home. As described in the Torah, the sukkah evokes the temporary dwellings the Israelites inhabited on their way out of Egypt.
Consider the following verses that illustrate the Feast of Tabernacles.
Jews Celebrating The Feast Of Booths
Deuteronomy 16:13-16 New American Standard Bible (NASB) (Lev 23:33-43; Num 29:12-38
Jews To Celebrate The Feast Of Booths
13 “You shall celebrate the Feast of Booths seven days after you have gathered in from your threshing floor and your wine vat; 14 and you shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are in your towns. 15 Seven days you shall celebrate a feast to the Lord your God in the place which the Lord chooses, because the Lord your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful.
Male Jews were required to go to Jerusalem each year to celebrate the Feast of Booths. Notice that male Jews were also required to go to the Feast of Unleavened Bread and Feast Of Weeks/Pentecost each year. Consider the Jews that were present in Jerusalem in Acts 2:1-6.
16 “Three times in a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God in the place which He chooses, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed.
Christ celebrates the Feast Of Tabernacles.
John 7:2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
2 Now the feast of the Jews, the Feast of Booths, was near
Christ invites Jews to believe in Him for salvation.
John 7:37-39 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
The Feast Of Tabernacles relates to the forty-year period that the Jews were in the wilderness on their way to the promised land. During that time, the Spiritual Presence of God was with the Jews, and sustained them. As it relates to the end times, during the millennium/Kingdom of God, Christ/Messiah, whom is God with us (Isaiah 7:14/Matthew 1:23-25), and “King of Kings, and Lord of Lords” (Revelation 19:16) will rule and reign over all of the born again people of all times, from Jerusalem, for the thousand-year millennium (Revelation 20:4-6), and will sustain them. During the time of the Jewish wilderness experience, God spiritually “tabernacled” with the Jews. During the millennium, Christ will physically “tabernacle” with all of the redeemed of all ages.
Christ invites all whom do not know Him as their Lord and Savior to invite Him to tabernacle within their spirit, now! All that is needed is to accept His call to believe in Him as Lord and Savior.
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