Sukkot: What’s the Big Deal Anyway?

Tonight at sundown closes out the final major annual feast of Israel: Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). I've written often about the feasts, explaining that Jesus the Messiah is the fulfillment of every single one of the seven feasts. (Here, for example) Sukkot is a time of rejoicing, and it correlates to the Millennial Kingdom, when …

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How did the Feast of Trumpets become Rosh Hashanah?

Before we answer the question above, let's lay the groundwork. In Leviticus 23, God revealed details of His "appointed times," also known as the 7 major Jewish feasts. Three were to be commemorated in short order in the spring. (Feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits) The fourth was Penecost. Then, three fall feasts …

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Israel Prepares for Yom HaZikaron (Day of Remembrance)

In Israel, commemorative days often bunch closely together, partly because Israel commemorates lots of things, and partly because God has designed it that way! Consider the Biblical feasts of Israel. There are seven in all, but three (Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread and Feast of First Fruits) are bunched closely together in the spring and …

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Tour Rewind: Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives Ok friends, as I indicated yesterday, there is method to my madness. As we head toward the weekend, I want to transport you to a weekend over 2,000 years ago. That weekend changed history...and I hope this weekend blesses you immensely as we finish our tour rewind by focusing on that weekend. …

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