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A little more on the Feast of Tabernacles and a boost for those who feel like giving up hope…
I have been doing some more searching of the scriptures about the timing of the Lord’s return and I believe the Feast of Tabernacles is a treasure trove of information once you begin to study this! I wish there was more time to make a video on this, but as the time is so short, this write-up will have to do and even then it will only touch the surface of what I believe we could discover here if we really did an in-depth study!
I would like to show you some of the parallels between the Feast of Tabernacles and some other events which I have touched on previously, but also some new information that has come to light in the past few days.
As always – I offer you what I have found and we know that we only see through a glass darkly, while we exist in our corruptible bodies, so expect me to be wrong on some or even everything that is said here!
What happens on the Feast of Tabernacles?
The following are excerpts from chabad.org about this feast:
“Sukkot is a weeklong Jewish holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection G d provided for the children of Israel when they left Egypt. We celebrate Sukkot by dwelling in a foliage-covered booth (known as a sukkah) and by taking the “Four Kinds” (arba minim), four special species of vegetation.
The first two days (sundown on October 4 until nightfall on October 6 in 2017) of the holiday (one day in Israel) are yom tov, when work is forbidden, candles are lit in the evening, and festive meals are preceded by Kiddush and include challah dipped in honey.
The intermediate days (nightfall on October 6 until sundown on October 11 in 2017) are quasi holidays, known as Chol Hamoed. We dwell in the sukkah and take the Four Kinds every day of Sukkot (except for Shabbat, when we do not take the Four Kinds).
The final two days (sundown on October 11 until nightfall on October 13 in 2017) are a separate holiday (one day in Israel): Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah.”
What are some of the things that are done during this feast? Please see the following:
“On each day of the Sukkot festival, after the recitation of hallel or after musaf – each congregation according to its custom – a Torahscroll is removed from the ark and brought to the bimah (where the Torah is read). The chazan and congregation say the first four Hoshanot responsively. THEY THEN CIRCLE THE BIMAH holding the lulav and esrog and recite the longer Hoshana prayer for the respective day of the Festival, as they appear in the Siddur.
These prayers for redemption are referred to as Hoshanot because each stanza of the prayer is accompanied by the word hoshana – a combination form of the words hosha and na (BRING US SALVATION, PLEASE).
ON THE FIRST SIX DAYS OF THE FESTIVAL, THE BIMAH IS CIRCLED ONCE. ON HOSHANAH RABBAH, THE LAST DAY OF THE FESTIVAL, SEVEN CIRCLES ARE MADE. This custom commemorates the service in the Bet ha-Mikdash during which the kohanim would circle the altar once daily and seven times on Hoshana Rabbah.”
Please note the sections in BOLD script. Where have we seen this pattern before? It is clearly a repeat of what we are shown in the Book of Joshua, where we see the following events described:
Jos 6:12-16 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD. And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rereward came after the ark of the LORD, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets. And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days. And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times. And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city.
This is clearly a pattern of something that is also associated with the Feast of Tabernacles, but we also receive more information when we study the events surrounding the fall of Jericho. Please consider the following instructions that were given and look at the detail:
Jos 6:3-5 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.
This passage describes trumpets being sounded with a long blast on the seventh day and the people shouting with a great shout. The city’s wall is also described as going to fall down when these events occur and that the people will “ascend up every man straight before him” when the last trumpet is sounded and accompanied with “a great shout”.
Now look at some of the following passages considering that this is connected to the Feast of Tabernacles and that a trumpet and shout is associated with the seventh day of the Feast:
1Co 15:51-52 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, AT THE LAST TRUMP: FOR THE TRUMPET SHALL SOUND, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1Th 4:16-17 For THE LORD HIMSELF SHALL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT, with the voice of the archangel, AND WITH THE TRUMP OF GOD: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
When it comes to the walls of Jericho being destroyed – consider the following passage:
1Th 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
“They” have already said “peace and safety” at the UN’s general assembly this year and at the time when this article was posted the sixth day’s circle was already underway!
Heb 11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
Even “the Lord descending from heaven himself” is also described to us in the encounter that Joshua had at Jericho, before the walls of Jericho fell:
Jos 5:13-15 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant? And the captain of the LORD’S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.
Note that this “man” that Joshua worshiped did not tell Joshua not to worship him as in the case of Daniel or John, where they were told that they were in the presence of a fellow servant. Joshua’s case is similar to that of Moses when He encountered God in the burning bush and both were told to remove their shoes because they were in the presence of God himself.
Now coming back to Jesus’s transfiguration on the mountain:
We read the following in Mark 9:
Mar 9:2-5 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
This passage gives us some timing without telling us what the timing refers to: It only states “After six days.” However, I believe the answer is hidden later in the same passage:
After six days, Jesus took his disciples with Him to a high mountain and was transfigured before them. But this was six days after what?
Peter fortunately, comes to our rescue by asking the Lord if he could build three tabernacles for the Lord, Elijah and Moses. Note that Peter did not offer to build additional tabernacles for himself and the other two disciples, which would suggest that theirs were already built and this was now the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles. Regardless, the timing of Jesus’s transfiguration is certainly associated with the Feast of Tabernacles, given the suggestion by Peter to build Tabernacles.
This, in my opinion, provides another pattern, pointing out to us what happens on the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles when the “Last Trump” which is explained through Israel’s actions at Jericho, is sounded and when the dead will be raised incorruptible and those who are alive will ascend up together with those who were dead in glorified bodies.
So when could this happen?
The Lord clearly marked September 23rd with the Revelation 12 sign and from what is written in Genesis 1:14, we know that the signs are given to mark His appointed Feasts. As such, it is possible that the calendar, as kept by Israel, may be out by one day. It would mean that the first of Tishri would be on the 23rd and not on the 22nd as shown on torahcalendar.com.
Considering both possibilities, it would mean that the seventh day of the Feast of Trumpets could start, from Israel’s position on the globe at sunset, October 11th and continue until sunset October 12th, or if we consider the Revelation 12 sign to mark the completion of the Feast of Trumpets, the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles would then start at sunset, October 12th and complete at sunset October 13th.
This still leaves enough time to get the Antichrist onto the scene and establishing the “Covenant with many” or the Mark of the Beast on the 15th or 16th of October which is also explained to us as Israel’s separation and the day in which they establish a “strong covenant” – their covenant with death as described in Nehemiah 9.
Once again, just something I would like to share with you and especially with those who feel that they are close to losing hope. Keep your faith and keep your extra oil ready! The Bridegroom is coming!