Have a Blessed and Happy Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)…

Understanding and observing
the Seven Festivals of the Lord our Messiah:

All Seven Festivals are connected with each other…
And they begin in March/April
The Passover – March/April – the Passover, day
before the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Held the day before the Feast of Unleavened Bread and Pentecost (first fruits).

Feast of Unleavened Bread – March/April AKA Feast of Unleavened Bread and First Fruits Celebrated for 7 days.

Feast of First Fruits and Pentecost AKA Latter First Fruits of the Wheat Harvest

The Fall Feasts

Feast of Trumpetsthis year on September 27 – Rosh Hash Anah A day of blowing trumpets which were traditionally used to call people together (Numbers 10). In Matthew 24:31 we learn that Yahshuah will gather His elect from the four winds of the earth at His return.

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.” (Lev 23:23-25)

Day of Atonement
(Yom Kippur) – October 6, – This feast the Day of Atonement corresponds to the establishment of Yahshua as our High Priest come to earth from the heavenly Holy of Holies where He has been for the past 2000 years. This day is to remind us of the great price Yahshua paid for our sins by His death on the cross.

Feast of Tabernacles
October 11 – October 18 – Points to the Millennial Reign of Yahshua on earth following His return. It is a Feast of seven days spent learning what that Kingdom will be like. For the moment, the present earth and world is forgotten and one learns what the one coming will be like, what Yahweh’s standards of righteousness are and compliance to those standards.

The Last Great Day A feast where Yahshua finishes His work and turns all authority and power on earth over to His Father. It is a picture of post-millennial earth and a time when Yahweh will bring His own throne to the planet in the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21).

It is said that the New Testament is infolded in the Old (in the Tanakh), and the Old Testament unfolds in the New; and when we begin to study the scriptures we find that the center of the entire Bible (form Genesis to the Book of Revelation) is Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Jesus, the Christ — which translated means Saviour, the Messiah or Anointed One).

In fact we find that the entire Bible is a love letter from God, written to his beloved and estranged children.

It is also prophetic, and in fact it is the only book ever written that accurately (without error) gives the future as history; which is and of itself is a sure sign to the skeptical (if only one would would take the time to read it) that the Bible is in fact of extra terrestrial origin, and is not of this world!

There is only one person on the stage of history who accurately fulfills the over 300 prophecies that are given in the Bible regarding the coming Messiah; and Daniel’s prophecy, given in Daniel 9:25-27, is irrefutable proof that Yeshua (Jesus) is the only one who fulfils those prophecies.

And the reason is, Daniel’s prophecy gives us a mathematical prophecy, as to the exact day that the Messiah would be revealed, as you will see in the video below.

In effect, Gabriel told Daniel that after the commandment to rebuild Jerusalem, there would be…

“A period of seventy sets of seven has been decreed for your people and your holy city to finish their rebellion, to put an end to their sin, to atone for their guilt, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to confirm the prophetic vision, and to anoint the Most Holy Place.

Now listen and understand! Seven sets of seven plus sixty-two sets of seven will pass from the time the command is given to rebuild Jerusalem until a ruler—the Anointed One—comes.

Jerusalem will be rebuilt with streets and strong defenses, despite the perilous times.”

“After this period of sixty-two sets of seven, the Anointed One (Messiah) will be killed, appearing to have accomplished nothing; and a ruler will arise whose armies will destroy the city and the Temple.

The end will come with a flood, and war and its miseries are decreed from that time to the very end. The ruler will make a treaty with the people for a period of one set of seven, but after half this time, he will put an end to the sacrifices and offerings. And as a climax to all his terrible deeds, he will set up a sacrilegious object that causes desecration, until the fate decreed for this defiler is finally poured out on him.” Daniel 9:24-27

This clearly says that after the decree is made to rebuild Jerusalem, and before the temple is destroyed a second time, which happened in 70 AD, when the Roman Emperor Titus Flavius Vespasianus (30 December 39 – 13 September 81) attacted and destroyed Jersualem, that the Messiah would be killed, or cut off.

It also gives the number of days form the time the degree is first given, until the very day when the Messiah would be revealed, and that number is 173,880 days.

Do the math and check it out for yourself:


The Bible also contains an accurate account of all that God has had to do throughout history in order to reconciled his lost children back unto Himself; and to fulfill the promise He gave regarding the Seed of the Woman, which was the first promise of the coming Messiah that was given to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, right after the fall.

Genesis 3:14-15

14 So the LORD God said to the serpent:
Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.

15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.

This whole issue of Salvation and Restoration back into God’s family, and the atonement for our sins is very important; and so God has left us a roadmap in the Bible so that when the Messiah would appear, His coming would not be missed, but that He would come exactly as it has been foretold through Biblical prophecy.

Also as covered above, God has instituted a total of Seven Festivals, or holy convocations, and Yeshua (Jesus) is also the center focus of each one of these as well.

We are now entering into the Feast of Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles.

And so with that, I would like to wish you all a very Blessed and Happy Feast of Tabernacles!

Shalom,

Skip Barland


Rejoice — the celebration awaits us!

Zechariah 14:16-17 And it shall come to pass that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. And it shall be, that whichever of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there will be no rain on them.

The God-ordained Feast of Tabernacles is a prophetic feast, and one which will be kept by all the people of the world in the coming age. In resurrected bodies, we will be celebrating this feast, year to year in Jerusalem during the millennial reign of Yeshua (Jesus)!
Can you imagine it — celebrating with the King of Kings! If that’s not something to anticipate, I’m not sure what is!

Right now, there’s quite a bit of turmoil in the world, which is producing a level of uncertainty and anxiety that I’ve not witnessed as a believer. Yet despite all of these scary situations, we have something wonderful to look forward to — and if you’re like me, you can’t wait!

Don’t let the times we’re living in control your life; instead, use these turbulent times as an opportunity to display the goodness and grace of God in your life! As Yeshua (Jesus) said, when you see these things begin to take place — lift your heads high because your redemption draws near!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love,

George, Rivka, Elianna & Obadiah
Negev Desert, Israel

Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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One thought on “Have a Blessed and Happy Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)…”

  1. From: Brother N.Sekhar Babu
    Door Number: 6/115, Aravinda Nagar,
    Morampudi Road, Hukumpeta Post
    RAJAHMUNDRY – 533 103,
    E.G.DT, A P, SOUTH INDIA.

    SHALOM! Dear most Honorable Elders in YAHWEH,

    Warmest Greetings are to you in the almighty name of our Yahweh and our Yahshua Ha Messiah.

    I introduce my self to the first time to you, I N.SEKHAR BABU; have been carrying on service of our Yahweh I in Andhra Pradesh state in INDIA. The Great call of our Father YAHVEH, I have been carrying on His service since last 14 years. In the beginning we are not Messianic faith believers, but since four years back we were Accepted the Truth of Saturday Sabbath, True Sacred Names, Holy Feasts, Torah and all the Messianic Faith. Yahshua opened our Spiritual Eyes for the truth of Torah Observation For to use the correct Hebrew names and for the Hebrew roots to obedient Yahweh’s Law and joyfully celebrate Yah’s Biblical Feasts and Saturday Sabbath (Friday sun set to Saturday sun set). Now we are all Stand and doing the Messianic Faith very strongly faithfully. Whenever we were changed our faith into Messianic Faith, we were all much blessed with the Hebrew roots of our Messianic Faith.

    By the grace of Yahshua I was seen yours Address through the messianic web site browsing. We are having 7congregations. Some young persons have also been working with us with the High Call of our Father Yahweh. I wish to draw a few lines for your kind feet as a Servant of Yahweh. We are poor servants of Elohim doing the service of our Father Yahweh through the Yahshua Ha Messiah since 14 years in India. We have five co-workers and seven congregations. Our co-workers, and I are distributing, tracts, books, bibles from door to door and street to street every nook and every corner of the village and towns. We are distributing the tracts in bus stands and in railway stations and trains. Many Hindus are receiving these tracts, books, and bibles and knowing about our Father Yahweh and His Highness and agree with us “YAHSHUA IS ONLY OUR SAVIOUR IN THE WORLD”. Please co-operate with us and send some gospel literature i.e., Bibles, cassettes, tracts and used cloths for my free distribution. Many Hindus are coming to our meetings and knowing about Yahshua as their personal savior and taking baptism. Nearly 300 souls are saved. Please pray for them

    We are coming across several orphan HIV Effected children, destitute children, physically handicapped and poor patients suffering from several kinds of diseases and who cannot go to any hospital or doctor for treatment and needed of proper clothing and hunger. Especially we are concentrated for HIV effected Adults and Children. Even though we have utmost sympathy towards such helpless people, we are not able to help them in any manner as we ourselves are facing starvation. We are very eager to render our bit of service by running orphanage for HIV effected Children, adults and widow homes provided any generous organization comes forward and extend their helping hand
    Financially on regular basis. Hitherto the whole of the above services are being carried out independently without any outside help. While the maintaining our family and extending bit of help to our co-workers.

    In the absence of Permanent buildings for the Assembly’s in all my 7 congregations, we have raised thatched sheds and have been carrying on His Service. AS our believers are all Daily wageworkers with scanty incomes, the offerings we get from them are too meager and insufficient to meet our expenditure. To add to this the prices of all essential Commodities have gone abnormally high and they are not within easy reach of people below poverty line. We have spent all our belongings for the service of the Yahweh.
    We had to raise loans to meet my expenses. Though the work expanded considerably due to our best efforts since all these years, now our position is far from satisfactory. We are facing untold hardships to meet my day-to-day expenses and for the maintenance of my family. Please show sympathy upon us and send your kind Financial Help to all of us. Please remember us at your dining table and throw your remaining pieces of bread at your dining table. Once I request your honor and do at least one time gift and save us. “HUNGER IS SHARPER THAN THESWORD”.

    I am very eager to hand over our work to you, so that we carry out our work under your Banner and your able guidance, co-operation and help. If our father Yahweh moves you, please visit our area see our work personally. Here we are praying for you and your Family and your ministry. If you want to see my family and ministry Photos I will send you immediately. Please pray for us. Here we are praying for you and your Family and your ministry. If you want to see my family and ministry Photos I will send you immediately. Please pray for us. A Waiting for your prayerful reply, Proverbs: 25:25
    SHALOM

    Yours in Yahshua love

    Brother N.Sekhar Babu
    Servant of YHWH

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