Let’s go celebrate our King!
Here it is! Yahweh’s Feast of Tabernacles, Sukkot in Hebrew – known as “The Season of our joy”. Let’s celebrate our KING! Indeed. It pictures a time ahead of us when our Beloved King Yeshua (you may know him as Jesus) - - son of David, son of the Most High -- has returned in majesty and power with His Bride to reclaim the Land from the false ruler of this earth, Satan. The Fall season of 4 divine appointments starts off pretty dark with the “day of clouds and gloominess of the Day of the LORD (YHVH)” – as Yeshua comes back on the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah). It’s a day of joy for those of us on His side. It’s a day of war and worldwide catastrophes for those assembled to fight us. Finally, rebellion will be put down.
Then Yeshua will accept His people as He calls them from the four corners of the world to which they’ve been scattered. They will come back as “one stick” (Ezekiel 37:15-28), weeping and repenting as our dear Abba Father gives each of them a new heart and YHVH’s Ruach HaKodesh – His Holy Spirit (Ezek 36:24-32). There will also be an innumerable number of Gentiles from all nations and tribes who will stand up for truth (Rev. 7:9-17). Many repentant Gentiles will be part of the Bride of our Messiah and spiritual Israel and inheritors of the covenant with Abraham (hear my recent sermons on Gentiles). Those from Israel and the nations who repent will be forgiven and their sins covered, pictured by Yom Kippur -- the day of covering, the Day of Atonement.
But before the celebrations can begin in earnest, the one who caused so much trouble – Satan (which means “adversary”) has to be neutralized. And he will be! We can’t have an end to dissension and trouble until the cause of that trouble is removed. “Cast out the scoffer and strife shall cease” (Prov. 22:10). That old Slanderer (that’s what “Devil” means) has his mouth shut for a while, along with his demons and the rest of the fallen angels – for 1,000 years.
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.
Now the Feast of Tabernacles can begin! Be sure to be checking our website for messages, even from previous years in 2004-2007 you’ll find some messages in the months of September-October of those years. And by the way: ask Yeshua to bind Satan now in YOUR life, to neutralize his filthy temptations by the power of the Holy Spirit working mightily in us.
So what does Sukkot – Feast of Tabernacles—picture? It pictures our KING, our beloved KING Yeshua finally taking reigns as the Lion of Judah, as the King of Kings, as the righteous Judge of all the earth. Finally a time of blessings, a time of peace, and a time of joy – as each part of the world comes under His rule. Those who won’t submit will just have to take a little longer to experience the joy, peace and blessings and prosperity that the other places who have submitted are enjoying.
It won’t happen overnight. The earth will start off as a total mess from all the earthquakes, wars, volcanic eruptions, plagues, tsunamis and meteorite hits. It will take time to rebuild. But that’s why we will read so much in the prophets about a time of rebuilding, repairing the breaches, replanting the fields, repairing the mess that Satan’s way caused.
There were 70 bulls sacrificed during Sukkot. They weren’t all sacrificed in one day, but a certain number each day of the 7 days of the Feast. This corresponds to the 70 nations of Genesis 10 -- and it pictures how it takes time before all the Gentiles come around to the Way. But it will be a wondrous time to watch nation after nation finally repent, finally join us in the most joyous celebration – all of us as one, coming together, worshiping together, as one.
Believers – even those who keep Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles – visit your brothers and sisters in other fellowships. Don’t let your pastor keep you just in his fold. Visit your kin in other groups. Yeshua said there is coming a time when there shall be just ONE fold, just ONE flock (John 10:16). That’s the goal: oneness. Total unity.
And what a joy that will be, when the family of man becomes one as the family of God. That’s what the Feast is all about. Rejoice. Enjoy. Worship. Sing with all your might. Praise with all your heart and soul. Lift up your hands in worship.
Remember to help those who have less money and means. Take them out to restaurants or invite them to your dinner. Remember those who are new to this way and welcome them. Many are coming from all walks and backgrounds. This is not about whether everyone – or no one – wears tzit-tzit or not, or covers their head in prayer, or says “the Eternal, or Yahweh, or the Lord, Yehovah or HaShem or Adonai.” It’s a time to look past all that and see what Yeshua is doing in people’s lives! Our Beloved is calling people from all over the world. It will take time for us to all be worshipping Him exactly the way HE wants it. We all are learning - - including me. There’s always so much to learn! Father primarily wants our heart, our whole heart. He wants to be worshipped in spirit and truth. But neither does Father want kids who are all yellow pencils. HE made our personalities. HE wants the variety in his children that HE created.
So come, children of the Most High, come to His Feasts, His divine appointments – and let’s worship together. Let’s praise Him together. Come, Yeshua, come. Abba – please send our King.