Yeshua (Jesus) in the Feast of Tabernacles

Jesus is the Water of Life, and that is clearly seen in the Feast of Tabernacles!  The feast is done for another year, but let’s enjoy one last, exciting tidbit before we say goodbye!

This is a very interesting article.  I hope you will take 2 minutes to read Yeshua and the Sukkot Water Drawing Festival.

Enjoy!

Israel: Proof that God Exists!

More than 300 years ago, King Louis XIV, the ruler of France, asked the famous philosopher, mathematician, Blaise Pascal, to prove the existence of God. Pascal replied: “Well, Your Majesty, the Jews! The Jews!”

God’s Word can be trusted from cover to cover; and in it, God made promise after promise to the Jewish people.  Then, He commenced fulfilling those promises, which He still does today!

Eitan Bar of One for Israel wrote a fantastic article (and posted an accompanying video) entitled Does the Existence of Israel Prove the Existence of God?  In a walk through Scripture, Bar reviews Israel’s history, including the regathering and restoration that we see taking place today.

In the end, he admits Israel’s failure to follow God, but God’s faithfulness to His promises nonetheless.  Then he reminds us:

He is the same God, yesterday, today and forever. The God of Israel keeps his promises! If he has done all this for Israel, you can count on his faithfulness to you too.

Amen!  Israel is our insurance policy!  Praise God for His faithfulness in the midst of our failure, too!

Take a few minute to read the article (linked above) and perhaps view the video.  You will be encouraged!

BTW – I happened to catch an interview between Jan Markell (Olive Tree Ministries) and Pastor Jack Hibbs and Pastor JD Farag in which they also proclaimed the same thing: Israel is proof of the existence of God!  Here is that interview.  (This was recorded prior to the Understanding the Times Conference last weekend.  If you missed that conference, look for archived videos at Olive Tree Ministries.)

Feast of Tabernacles: A Time of Joyful Fellowship

“Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold, I come and I will dwell [tabernacle] in your midst, declares the Lord. And many nations shall join themselves to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people. And I will dwell in your midst, and you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you.”
~Zechariah 2:10-11

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) is the most joyous feast of the year, and one that focuses on fellowship with family and friends, as well as fellowship with God.

One for Israel, a Jewish evangelical ministry, describes details of the feast and how it is celebrated.  Enjoy their informative article, The Meaning of the Feast of Tabernacles.

Elul: A Time to Turn

Dear friends, the fall feasts of Israel are right around the corner and, in case you don’t know, those feasts are:

  • Feast of Trumpets, known in Hebrew as Rosh HaShanah (Israel’s civil New Year)
  • Day of Atonement, known in Hebrew as Yom Kippur
  • Feast of Tabernacles, known in Hebrew as Sukkot

We studied these feasts (as well as the 4 spring feasts) before, but I will remind you that each feast points to Jesus the Messiah!  Here’s a rundown:

  • Passover: Jesus is the Passover Lamb who died for our sins
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    Unleavened Bread

    Feast of Unleavened Bread: Jesus was broken and bruised for us, and was pierced for our transgressions.  (We see those signs in unleavened bread.)

  • Feast of First Fruits: Jesus rose from the dead, becoming the “first fruits,” as we will follow Him in resurrection life
  • Pentecost: When Jesus ascended to heaven, He sent us the Holy Spirit
  • Feast of Trumpets: as believers, we must sound the trumpet, warning others of what is coming.  Also, the trumpet will sound at the rapture (1 Corinthians 15:52).
  • Yom Kippur: Time to turn!  On the Day of Atonement, Jewish eyes will be open to see the Messiah and they will mourn (Zechariah 12:10) and repent…and all Israel will be saved (Romans 11:26)!
  • Feast of Tabernacles: Jesus will gather all believers (Jew and Gentile) to Jerusalem to worship the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

So, you see that the spring feasts are already fulfilled and the fall feasts point toward Jesus’ second coming!  These are really exciting times!

But the Jews spend a month (Elul) preparing for the fall feasts, and Elul started last Sunday!  Even today, Jews are fasting, praying and repenting ahead of the Feast of Trumpets (or Rosh HaShanah – the Jewish civil New Year).

Read about Elul and the preparation for Rosh HaShanah here. Enjoy!

BTW – Why not join us for a special 2-week experience of The Fall Feasts in a Jewish Home: Unveiling the Wonder.  Just in time for the feasts, special friends, Stan and Jacqui Meyer (Jews for Jesus) will share with us on September 2 and 9 at the Central Campus of CalvaryPHX, 11:00am in the Fellowship Hall.  It will be interactive and very enjoyable as we celebrate Jesus the Messiah in the feasts!  (Directions and more info here.)