Vayikra 22:26 - 23:44; Bamidbar 29:12 - 16; Zekaryah 14; 1 Melakim 8:2 - 21
Read Vayikra 23 online
Feast of ingathering 5762 was held on
1 October 2001 sundown / 15 in Tishrei,5762
"Three times in a year shall all
thy males appear before the Adonay thy YHWH Elohim in the place which he shall choose; in
the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of
tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the Adonay empty:"
We thank 荣譽的名”(HA-SHEM) that the Feast of Tabernacle @ St. Andrews Cathedral ground was successful held and in the midst of the service we receive the Shower of blessing. It was worship that is open space on roof and no wall which was subjected weather condition. This is a lesson to learn to trust and look to YHWH Elohim in the manner of worship and praise; His provision, His comfort and His protection. There was also the 3 days Mount Carmel Conference. Our Guest Worship leader was Karen Davis of Kehilat HaCarmel Assembly Yisra EL during the Feast of ingathering. Singapore has celebrated the 2 Pilgrimage Feasts (Passover and Pentecost) and we are looking toward the last Pilgrimage Feast (Sukkot). This is the first time in the history of Singapore that the 3 Pilgrimage Feasts are celebrated. We hope to open up the Biblical calendar over our nation so that a revival will begin in our nation - beginning with us and spreading outwards to the pre-believers.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (Yochanan 1:14 )
Messiah Yeshua took upon Himself complete human nature. YHWH is personal manifestation of flesh. The word translated "dwelt among us" (mishkan) means literally "pitched His tent" or "tabernacled among us." Yohanan could therefore speak of hearing, seeing, and touching Him . Just as the Hebrew shekinah ("glory"), the bright cloud of YHWH Elohim's glorious Person, settled upon the tabernacle (Ex. 24:16; 40:35), even so is the Messiah, YHWH Elohim's glorious Person dwelt among men.
Let us be reassured, take comfort and looking forward to YHWH Elohim's promises.
I heard a loud VOICE from the throne. The VOICE said" Now YHWH Elohim's home is with men. He will live with them, and they will be people. YHWH Elohim Himself will be with them and will be their YHWH Elohim. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, sadness, crying or pain All the old ways are gone.
Water Liberation at the end of the feast
The ONE on the throne said to me: "It is finished! I
am the Alpha and the Omega," the Begining and
the End. I will give free water from the Spring of
the water of life to anyone who is thirsty! Anyone who wins the victory
will receive this and I will be his YHWH Elohim and he will be
(These verses applies to those have believe in Messiah Yeshua and live a life that is pleasing to Him. The condition are spell out at verse 8 those who are cowards, those who refuse to believe, those who do evil things, those who KILL those who sin sexually, those who do evil magic, worship idols and those who lies. These group are those who refuse to repent despise of many chances given during their life time. Revelation 21: vs 3-4; 6-8 also refer on John 7 vs 37-39; Mat 7:14 quoted from New Century Version - also hear a hymn "Gathering out of tears")
The Feast of Tabernacle is the foreshadows of the New Yerusalayim that is to come. YHWH Elohim told the people they should live in booths for seven days so that the generations would know that His people lived in booths when He brought them out of Egypt. Each Sukkoth, the Jews build and dwell or eat in booths or temporary dwellings for seven days. Today we believer patiently awaiting for His return to celebrate this joyful occasion! During the feast usually offer fruits, the best fruit we can give to the Adonay is the Fruit of Spirit. There are altogether 4 major incidents that YHWH Elohim literally live among us.
"One thing have I desired of the Adonay, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Adonay all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Adonay, and to inquire in his temple." (Psa 27:4)
Sukkot - known as feast of Booths, feasts of Tabernacle or Feast ingathering, The Feast of Tabernacle is also known as the following
. The Season of our Joy
. The Festival of Ingathering
. The Feast of the Nations
. The Festival of Dedication
. The Festival of Lights
it is celebrating the forty years when the people of YYisra EL live singular sukkah in the desert between Egypt and Eretz-YYisra EL. It is one of three pilgrims festival when Jews were expected to go up to Yerushalayim in Y'udah Yn 7:2. The Tabernacle or Sukkoth is central of the Feast of Tabernacles. It s a temporaty structure covered with branches of leafy tree in which the Jewish family will share meals and fellowship during the week of Sukkoth. In particular this feast celebrates YHWH Elohim's faithful provision and abiding Presence. Yeshua was born in Tishri 15, 3952 + or - 33 years ie Feast of Tabernacle. Read more about The Biblical Dates for Messiah's Conception and Birth
During the Sukkoth week, there were 3 group of Kohenim
1st group of priest goes to Beit Lechem (house of bread bethlehem) to bring the sacrifice (a place sheep, lamb are found) (Messiah Yeshua came from Beit Lechem)
2nd group of priest goes out to the Eastern Gate cut down willow branches walking in procession waving the branch which gives the sound of swishing
3rd group of priest goes out to the pool siloam draws water
The spice for Sukkoth
Information of Sukkoth construction some
The Sukkoth Arba Minim
On Sukkot it is a mitzvah to take the Arba Minim (Four Species).
'Now on the יום ראשׁן first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage פּרי of beautiful trees, palm תּמרbranches and boughsענף of leafy trees and willows ערב of the brook, and you shall rejoice before your Elohim for seven days. Vayikra 23:40
The Four Species (Hebrew: ארבעת המינים, Arba'at Ha-Minim, also called Arba Minim) are three types of branches and one type of fruit which are held together and waved in a special ceremony during the Biblical holiday of Sukkot. The waving of the Four Species is a mitzvah prescribed by the Torah, and contains symbolic allusions to a Yehudim's service of Hashem.
The Four Species are:
אֶתְרֹג In Hebrew, the citron is transliterately known as the etrog meaning love and attraction in Talmudical Aramic, The Arabic name for the fruit itranj اترنج is also cognate with the Hebrew; the itranj is mentioned favorably in the Hadith. It is one of the Four Species used during the holiday of Sukkot each fall. The role of the citron in that holiday was portrayed in the Israeli movie Ushpizin. Citrons that have been bred with lemon (in order to increase output per tree and make the tree less fragile) are not kosher for use as part of the Four Species. An etrog that still has a pitam at its tip (a pitam is composite of a style called in Hebrew "dad", and the stigma which is called shoshanta, usually falling off during the growing process) is considered especially valuable. However, those varieties that shed off their Pitam during growth just like the other citrus species, are also kosher. Even when the stigma break off post harvest, it could still be considered kosher as long as part of the style is remained attached. Etrog has medical healing property. See the video presentation website Estrog World.com
The citron tree blooms nearly all year, but mostly in spring and the spring blooms produce the major part of the crop. The fruit is dark-green when young, takes 3 months to turn yellow. The citron (Citrus medica) is a species of citrus fruit. The citron is slow growing about 2-4 year and mostly grown near the Mediterranean, parts of India, and in Central and South America.
The symbolism is as follows:
A second explanation finds the four species alluding to parts of the human body. Each of the species or its leaves is similar in shape to the following organs:
By binding them together for a mitzvah, the Yehudah shows his desire to consecrate his entire being to service of Hashem.
The spiritual understanding of Feast of Tabernacle
On the Day of Sukkoth these Jewish male seen carrying Arba Minim consist of Lulav (unopen Palm leaf), Hadassim (myrtle twigs) and Arovot(willow) on the left hand and then Etrog (citron) on the right hand. Then they will wave to North, south East, West, down and Up, declare that YHWH Elohim is the King of Universe, He is Omnipresent, every where and giving glory which is due to Him. Speak unto the Bnei Yisrael(children of Israel), saying, The fifteenth day(15th Tishrei) of this seventh month shall be the Chag HaSukkot (Feast of Tabernacle) for shivat (seven) yamim(days) unto YHWH.. Vayikra 23:34
Barukh ata Adonai, Eloheinu melekh haolam, shehecheyanu, v’kiy’manu, v’higiyanu laz’man hazeh
Blessed are you YHWH, our Eloheinu, King of the universe, who has given us life, and sustained us, and brought us to this day”.
Blessing over the Waving Lulav
Barukh ata Adonai, Eloheinu melekh haolam, asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav, v’tzivanu al n’tilat lulav
Blessed are you Lord, our God, king of the universe, who has commanded us to lift up the lulav.
Blessing for sitting in the sukkah (booth ):
Barukh ata Adonai, Eloheinu melekh haolam, asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav, v’tzivanu leisheiv basukkah.
Blessed are you YHWH, our Elohim, king of the universe, who has commanded us to sit in the sukkah.
Erev Shabbat / **Havdalah that fall in between Sukkoth
Barukh ata Adonai, Eloheinu melekh haolam, borei m'orei ha'eish. (women only)
Blessed are you YHWH, our Eloheinu, king of the universe, who creates the lights of fire.
**Barukh ata Adonai, Eloheinu melekh haolam, hamavdil bein kodesh l'chol, bein or l’choshech, bein Yisrael la’amim, bein yom hash'vi'i l’sheishet y’mei hama’aseh.
Blessed are you YHWH, our Eloheinu, king of the universe, who distinguishes between holy and profane, between light and dark, between Yisrael and the other nations, between the seventh day and the six days of Creation.
In both Jewish and Non-jews believer teaching, the Messiah's coming is connected to Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpet, the first of the autumn feasts associated with Tabernacles. This is the "Last Trumpet" described in Revelation:
The seventh angel sounded, and great voices in heaven followed, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Adonay, and of his Messiah. He will reign forever and ever!"
Announced by that trumpet, Messiah Yeshua will come as a bridegroom with His entourage in the Procession of Fire
For the Adonay himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the chief angel, and with YHWH Elohim's shofar.
to give relief to you that are afflicted with us,
when the Adonay Yeshua is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming
1 Thessalonians 4:16 ; 2 Thessalonians 1:7
Following is the day of Yom Kippur (day of Atonement) Cleansing, purification Rewards and Readjustment
Messiah also, having been once offered to bear the sins of many, will appear a
second time, without sin, to those who are eagerly waiting for him for
We the Bride (Believer) will be invited to join Yeshua under the cloud of His wedding canopy. We will be "lifted up" with our bridegroom in celebration of a marriage now complete!
The dead in Messiah will rise first, then we who are alive, who are left, will be
caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Adonay in the air. So we will be with the Adonay forever.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
The celebration will continue with the wedding feast. This marks the Feast of Tabernacle where He will reign in Glory. (Rev 19-6-9; Rev 21:1-4; Rev 21:5)
In the midst of this rejoicing, one can almost hear our Bridegroom, Yeshua break the glass under His foot as He emphatically declares a new beginning:
He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new!” Revelation 21:5
The Feast of Tabernacle held in Singapore on the 14th and 15th October has ended with about 8000 Singaporean and Foreign National at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The Jewish wedding procession and pouring of water was presented in these two day. The program has been captured on VCD by Integrity Music is available for order at email@example.com or call (65) 295 5510. This is the First time in Singapore History to held a Messianic Feast of Tabernacle involving Both Jews and Non-Jews. The Asian believer here responded the message positively are receptive the Messianic Perspective. The Adonay has blessed this memorable night. Below are some the items we have learn so far prepared by Joel Baker
The Feast of the Adonay commanded by YHWH Elohim in Leviticus 23 are gifts of YHWH Elohim to all His People (Jews & Non-Jews), to the Jew first, but also to the Non-Jews. As biblical feasts, they can be appreciated by every believer with liberty and joy. The three major festivals of Pesach (Passover), Shavuot (Pentecost) and Sukkot (Tabernacles/booth) and their associated feast days gratefully acknowledge the good things YHWH Elohim has done and continues to do for Yisra EL. More profoundly, they celebrate YHWH Elohim's glorious character and his amazing plan for world redemption.
Woven into these feasts is one of the most beautiful and powerful images of redemption in the Scripture. YHWH Elohim declares Himself to be the bridegroom in a wedding ceremony that began at Mt.Sinai nearly 3.500 years ago and will only end when Messiah Yeshua comes to take His Bride (Believer). At Sinai we see the Adonay as a heavenly bridegroom inviting Yisra EL, His bride, to join Him under the canopy of the cloud of His presence. "Ten Thousand Holy ones" (Dt 33:2) surround him and there are lightning flashes (Ex 19:16) all around Yisra EL is betrothed to Adonay consecrated to Him (Ex 19:10) and two days later the Adonay "comes down on the mountain" to read his wedding covenant out to Moshe. Yisra EL is married to the Adonay and for next 40 years, YHWH Elohim visibly "tabernacles" with Yisra EL, protecting and providing for His "wife" in every way.
Throughout Yisra EL's generations YHWH Elohim continually renewed His "wedding vows" to His chosen people. In the Prophets and Writings of the Scripture, YHWH Elohim calls Himself "Husband" and promises the canopy of his protection.
your Maker is your husband - the Adonay Almightily is
his name the Holy One of Yisra EL is your Redeemer; He is called the YHWH Elohim of all the
Adonay will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by
day and a glow of flaming fires by night; over all the glory will be a canopy.
It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding
place from the storm and rain
Spiritually (sod/deeper meaning), everybody who accepts Yeshua as the Jewish Messiah (Mashiach) and asks Him into their heart and life by repenting (teshuvah) of their sins and by trusting (emunah) in His shed blood on the tree for the forgiveness of their sins is betrothed to Him.
The ketubah (marriage contract ) for all believers in Yeshua as the Jewish Messiah (Mashiach) is the Torah written upon our heart. This is the New Covenant (Jeremiah [Yermiyahu] 31:33, Hebrews 10:15-16). The fullness of the marriage will be when we live and dwell with the Jewish Messiah (Mashiach) Yeshua during the Messianic Age (Athid Lavo).
This is the consecration, the kiddushin. The veiled bride circles the groom seven times, reflecting the seven-fold betrothal of YHWH Elohim in Hoshea:
Procedure of Betrothal - a type of Caught up (Rapture)
Here is one example a married Jewish couple wedding photo -
betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in
love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will
acknowledge the Adonay.
The first of two cups of win, the Cup of Joy, is shared and joy is "Doubled". The groom places a ring on the Bride's finger just as YHWH Elohim adorns His Bride in Ezekiel. In Jewish Tradition the bride is a queen, and the groom a King:
"...I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of My garment over you and covered your nakedness. I gave you My Solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign Adonay and you became Mine.. I adorned you with jewellery... You became very beautiful and rose to be a queen.” Ezekiel 16:8-13
Here, the word translated the "corner" of the garment, which the Adonay spread over His bride is Kanaph from which comes the English "canopy" the same word used in Number 15:38 referring to the border of the garment that has become the modern Jewish prayer Shawl.
On the Second day was a reenactment of the ancient water pouring ceremonythat took place in the temple during Succot (Tabernacles). "Now on the last and greatest day of the feast, Yeshua stood and cried out, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink! He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers of living water."
Focus on Yochanan 7 vs 37-39
Now on the last day of the festival, *Hoshana Rabbah, Yeshua stood and cried out . "If anyone is thirsty, let him keep coming to me and drinking!. Whoever put his trust in Me (Yeshua), as the Scripture says rivers of living water will flow from his inmost being!" (Now he said this about the Ruah HaKodesh, whom those who trusted in him were to received later - the Spirit had not yet been given, because Yeshua had not yet been gloried.
*hoshana Rabbah - literally means the "great Hosanna" or the "great save us please".
About The Pool of Siloam ( Shelach sent or sending also appears in Tehillim 43 (vs. 3 ) ( Yochanan 9:7-11) "Pool of Shelah" YeshaYahu 8:6
Historial backgroundAt the foot of Mount Moriah , in the City of David, there is a natural spring call the Pool of Siloam. Melech Hezekiah had a tunnel constructed from the city to the pool, to secure a supply of fresh water in the event of military challenge. The tunnel remains, complete with an inscription, and emerges near where the previous picture was taken. The Scripture Encyclodaepia describe that the water which flows into this pool intermittingly by a subterranean channel springs from the "Fountain of the Virgin" (q.v.). The length of this channel, which has several windings, is 1,750 feet, though the direct distance is only 1,100 feet. The pool is 53 feet in length from north to south, 18 feet wide, and 19 deep. The water passes from it by a channel cut in the rock into the gardens below. (See EN-ROGEL.)
Many years ago (1880) a youth, while wading up the conduit by which the water enters the pool, accidentally discovered an inscription cut in the rock, on the eastern side, about 19 feet from the pool. This is the oldest extant Hebrew record of the kind. It has with great care been deciphered by scholars, and has been found to be an account of the manner in which the tunnel was constructed. Its whole length is said to be "twelve hundred cubits;" and the inscription further notes that the workmen, like the excavators of the Mont Cenis Tunnel, excavated from both ends, meeting in the middle.
Some have argued that the inscription was cut in the time of Solomon; others, with more probability, refer it to the reign of Hezekiah. A more ancient tunnel was discovered in 1889 some 20 feet below the ground. It is of smaller dimensions, but more direct in its course. It is to this tunnel that YeshaYahu (8:6) probably refers.
The Siloam inscription above referred to was surreptitiously cut from the wall of the tunnel in 1891 and broken into fragments. These were, however, recovered by the efforts of the British Consul at Jerusalem, and have been restored to their original place.
Each day of the festival, the Kohanim went down to Siloam, accompanied by all the congregation assembled in the Temple. There they filled a golden flask with 3 lug (½ liter) of the pure living water and returned to the Temple through the Water Gate, on the southern side of the Court. As they entered the gate their steps were greeted by the sound of Silver trumpet and Shofar blast in fufillment of the Neviim words "Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation (Isa 12:3)
In the days of the Second Temple, the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles *Hoshana Rabbah, was reserved for an especially joyous ceremony call the Water Drawing, Nissuch HaMayim. Yeshua was in the temple on that day, but seven times singing "Save now, Hoshianah, I pray, O Adonay" (Tehillim 118:25). It was the seventh day of the feast, Hoshianah Rabbah, which literally means "the Great Hosana," and was called the great day of the feast. Later, to the accompaniment of Levitical musicians and Long blasts of the Shofar, the priest brought up precious water drawn from the pool of Siloam to the Temple court. Under the watchful gaze of 1000's pilgrims, he poured it out into a silver bowl on the altar, in faith that rain would come once again after Yisra EL's long dry season. At that profound moment Yeshua proclaimed: "If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink... From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water" Yochanan 7:37-38.
"It is done! I am the Alef and the Tav, the Beginning and the End. I will give freely to him who is thirsty from the spring of the water of life.
Pastor Ofer Amitai, a Messianic Jew who lives in Jerusalem, and Pastor Peter Tsukahira, a gentile Asian Christian who lives on Mt Carmel, where the speakers. Ofer and Peter lead all 8,000 people in a prayer of unity that called Jew and gentile together as ONE NEW MAN in Messiah Yeshua. After a prayer Pastor Norm Franz Blew the Shofar and he proclaimed "it is Seal!"
Sharing the prophetic connection between Yisra EL and the Assembly. (Eph 2:19-20)
"So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones, and of the household of Elohim, being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Messiah Yeshua himself being the chief cornerstone;"
Simchat Torah - Rejoice of the Torah
Torah Transliteration Scripture
An eighth day, in Jewish tradition, speaks of a week that never ends, or etrnity. Simchat Torah suggest not only rejoicing in the Word of YHWH Elohim, but the Word of YHWH Elohim Himself, rejoicing! Here we have a picture of Yeshua, Himself, rejoicing at the end of the Time and the begining of Eternity. He celebrates the successful conclusion of Redemption.
This is a celebration of the gift of YHWH Elohim's Word, both living and written, to all men, anticipating the joyful conclusion of Redemption, and the begining of something unimaginably new.
Immanuel in Chinese ancient writing
Rejoice greatly, daughter of Tziyon!
Shout, daughter of Yerushalayim!
Behold, your king comes to you! He is righteous, and having salvation; Lowly, and riding on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
The above studies are prepare by Program Director Joel Baker who is Dean of the School of Ministry at Tung Ling (Eastern Mountain) Scripture College (Singapore). He regualrly conducts an enactment of the Passover Feast to help believer understand the deeper maning and background to the Adonay's Supper. He also teaches a course "Re-discovering our Hebraic Heritage" during the 3 month. The person who blow the shofar at the feast of Tabernacle was Pastor Norm Franz, 1st night speaker Pastor Ofer B. Amitai and the 2nd Night was Peter Tsukahira
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