Night of the Feast of Sukkot or Tabernacles!
This is the third great harvest feast listed in the Book of the Covenant in which Yahweh asked the Israelites to gather together in Jerusalem to worship and praise Him. During this seven-day feast, believers are encouraged to sit outdoors in open-air booths or Sukkahs and to sleep beneath the stars. This is done in acknowledgement that, though this existence is temporary, we look forward to the time when we will live and never die and God will dwell with us forever.
Today, a friend at facebook shared a really powerful Scripture with me that I wanted to pass along to all of you. It is the third chapter from the book of Zechariah, and it captures the mood of Sukkot perfectly:
Zechariah 3:1-10 -
“Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD (Malak Yahweh/ the Preincarnate Yahshua), and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him. And the LORD (Yahweh) said to Satan, ‘The LORD (Yahweh) rebuke you, Satan! The LORD (Yahweh) who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?’ Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.
Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, ‘Take away the filthy garments from him.’ And to him He said, ‘See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.’ And I said, ‘Let them put a clean turban on his head.’ So they put a clean turban on his head, and they put the clothes on him. And the Angel of the LORD (Yahweh) stood by.
Then the Angel of the LORD (Malak Yahweh/ the Preincarnate Yahshua) admonished Joshua, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts (Yahweh Tsavout): “If you will walk in My ways, and if you will keep My command, then you shall also judge My house, and likewise have charge of My courts; I will give you places to walk among these who stand here. Hear, O Joshua, the high priest, you and your companions who sit before you, for they are a wondrous sign; for behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH (Obed Tzemach/Messiah Yahshua).
For behold, the stone (e-ben/son) that I have laid before Joshua: upon the stone (e-ben/son) are seven eyes (seven periods of time or 7000 years). Behold, I will engrave its inscription,” says the LORD of hosts (Yahweh Tsavout), “And I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day (i.e. on the Last Day or the Millennium!). In that day,” says the LORD of hosts (Yahweh Tsavout), “Everyone will invite his neighbor under his vine and under his fig tree.” (NKJ)
This Scripture is a prophecy that pertains to the Feast of Tabernacles directly in its relationship to Yahshua’s Millennial Kingdom on Earth, with the reference to neighbors inviting each other to rest under their vines and fig trees as a reference to the festive garden atmosphere of the sukkahs or booths of the Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot. This joyous week-long harvest festival is an allusion to the unprecedented time of peace, tranquility, joy and pleasure that the Kingdom of God on Earth will provide.
This will be after the Tribulation, when the Earth will be restored to its Pre-Flood splendor and all mankind will finally be living in peace and with the increased longevity and physical health that their righteous antediluvian ancestors enjoyed. What a happy time that will be! :-)
The Signs in the Heavens on this first night of Sukkot also carry a powerful testimony of the coming Rapture of the Saints and Wedding of the Lamb in Heaven, as shown in the following illustration:
September 22nd, 2010:
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Happy Sukkot and Much Shalom to You!
Your Sister in Yahshua,
Pillar of Enoch Ministry