Nuggets : September 2015
Jewish Roots: The feast of tabernacles is an eight day holiday:
Throughout the week of Sukkot: meals are eaten outside, and men sometimes sleep outside also.
After the solemn assembly this is the joyous celebration of high praises, prayers of thanksgiving, worship (its the main thing).
Building the sukkot outside (which is like a gazebo) but the roof must be open to the sky, then you invite all your friends and neighbours to come outside and eat together each night and give thanks to God for His protection under the cloud of glory, celebrating his faithfulness, loving kindness and goodness...
In Jerusalem Jesus always attended this feast.
I and welcome to (feast of Tabernacles)
Notes : by MadeleineKerznerLiving under the supernatural hand of God - God Tabernacled with us !
the feast of light and water and great celebration and joy.
In the temple worship during this feast there was a ceremony of pouring out the water on the altar to remember the water that came out of the Rock in the wilderness ! Can you imagine the surprise of everyone when Jesus came to the Feast of tabernacles and stood up and said: John 7:37 If any man is thirsty ! Let Him come to me and drink ! 38 and He that believes in me out of His belly shall flow rivers of living waters
yes Jesus was declaring himself as the Rock that would be smitten where the water of eternal life would freely flow for all who believed !
1. We see that Jesus is the rock in which the living waters of life flow freely for all to drink, for on the cross he was struck in his side and out flowed water and blood for all.
3. While the Israelites were in the wilderness they were very thirsty and God provided a rock which would supply them with water.
2. I believe Because of the Fullness of this revelation we can see why God was so angry with Moses for striking the Rock Himself ! As it represented the Messiah Jesus and only God's hand would be allowed to strike Him - not man ! And we see that God brought a very heavy judgement on Moses for this by not letting him enter the promised land as a sign to us of that mistake - since this was such an important sign to the Messianic Mandate ! (But because God loves us so much - he let Moses meet Jesus direct on earth at the mount of transfiguration) the promised land
Yes Jesus is the rock that was smitten by Our Father to bring all his children back to Himself - and to he who believes will get to drink of the rivers of living waters -
Is anybody thirsty ? Come to Jesus and drink of the waters of eternal eternal life .
Messianic scripture reference:
John 4:14 but whosoever drinks of this water that i shall give him shall never thirst: and the water I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
John 7:38 He that believes in me, out of His heart shall flow rivers of living water.
Rev 21:6 .... I am Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end, I will give to you that are thirsty the fountain of the water of life freely.
Isaiah 55:1 He that that is thirsty, let Him come to me and drink, he who has no money come and buy, eat and buy wine and milk without money without a price.
John 1:14 and the Word was made flesh and Tabernacled amongst us, and we behold His glory the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Ezekiel 37:26-28 27... My tabernacle also shall be with them yes I will be their God and they shall be my people
There are 3 main feasts where all of Israel are meant to gathering in Jerusalem - passover - Pentecost - and Feast of Tabernacles
It's time when Yahweh told them to build an outside booth or tent and dwell outside for 8 days to remind them of the days he brought them through the wilderness for 40 years.
Being ready for Feast of Tabernacle (Sukkot) over the 8 days
1. Outside booth
2. Be Happy - a time to rejoice
3. time of great thanksgiving
4. Parties, fellowship and meals together
5. Read the Word
Dwelling outside in in a flimsy tent during this time ( though now people just usually eat a meals in the Sukkot ) reminds us that although the place where we are May be weak and vulnerable - we have The Lord with us - being our strength and shield and place of safety ! It is a great reminder to us of our dependence and trust in God in all our lives and journey ahead. We also remember that there was a pillar of fire by night and a cloud by day for the protection of Israel as they travelled through the wilderness. With God providing daily bread (manna) every day , their clothes did not wear out and a rock followed them supplying fresh water every day.
Yes living under the the supernatural hand of God -
Yahweh Tabernacled with us !
May you have times of great joy, may you drink from the fountains of living waters and may you fully depend and Trust in the Lord And may you Arise and Shine for your light has come.
by: Madeleine Kerzner 8th October 2014