The Eighth Day (called Shemini Atzeret in Hebrew) after the seven days of the Feast of Tabernacles or Booths (Sukkot) is celebrated as a wedding banquet. It looks forward to a time when there will be a celebration of the wedding of the people of God and Messiah, the Lamb. To be ready, we need to admit how unready those God is calling to that banquet are until God cleans us up.
The Eighth Day after the seven days of Sukkot is celebrated as a wedding banquet. It looks forward to a time when there will be a celebration of the wedding of the people of God and Messiah, the Lamb. To be ready, we need to admit how unready those God is calling to that banquet are until God cleans us up.
The Shabbat of the seventh day of each week is a memorial that God is the Creator [Gen. 2:2–3; Ex. 20:11] and Redeemer from bondage [Deut. 5:15] and Sanctifier [Exod. 31:13–15], or the One Who sets apart His people from the ignorant or rebellious world. One of the great last messages to the whole world is to “worship Him Who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters” (Revelation 14). Yet today, most children are learning — in school and/or from popular culture — to doubt God because His people are increasingly more afraid of appearing intellectually backward by accepting His testimony of being the Creator than being strong and standing by the only testimony that makes intellectualism possible.
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During the Feast of Tabernacles or Booths (Sukkot in Hebrew), a long-standing ceremony has been the waving of a bundle of plants and a citrus fruit toward the four points of the compass. There is an important message for all times in what those plants symbolize.
We learn by hearing, sometimes several times before it “clicks.” When a person has an issue with a “lack of control” they may need to hear the message 53 times before they finally make a positive change in your life. We should not ignore these gifts, but become familiar with the gifts of the Spirit and to desire and use them for His people.
The language of a marriage contract, groom and bride are connected in the Bible to God’s deals with Abraham and Israel, Messiah and God’s people (believers), respectively.
The completion of the palace of king Shlomo (Solomon) and the dedication of the temple on the first day of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) teaches us about the connection between the symbols of king and priest in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus).