Feast of Tabernacles

SUKKOT OR FEAST OF BOOTHS

English: Palm trees in Kitchener Island botani...

English: Palm trees  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the produce of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of the Lord seven days. On the first day shall be a solemn rest, and on the eighth day shall be a solemn rest. And you shall take on the first day the fruit of splendid trees, branches of palm trees and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days. You shall celebrate it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It is a statute forever throughout your generations; you shall celebrate it in the seventh month. You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All native Israelite’s shall dwell in booths, that your generations may know that I made the people of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. – Leviticus 23:39-43

It is hard to imagine the lifestyle they lived then with all the scorpions and snakes in the desert . Pitching a tent in your yard is a good idea but here I have fire ants all over the place and love to eat me for dinner.  Getting away from home is hard when you have 6 Pomeranian’s and a bunch of chickens. Most people do not have money to even go let alone a vacation.  So I still don’t know what I am going to do for the next week besides sleep in my recliner or a hammock.

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Watch men on the Wall…

This is one of the hardest jobs to do for the LORD. When we are given a word to speak, we are to speak it out and not keep it to our selves. These words are given to us directly from the LORD and often times they are not always words of Love, but, words of harshness, warning and sometimes judgement. We can’t always speak flowery words to the brethren, words that you want to hear, cause we are all sinners and fall short of the Glory of God. 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
Ezekiel 33:4-6 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

So you see we cannot sit on the fence in la la land. It wasn’t easy for the prophets and images (3)watchmen in the day of the Old Testament either, many were mocked and slandered. Is that not what is going on in this modern world? There are many false teachers and prophets out there, twisting the Word. Woe to them that lead the sheep astray, for their judgement will be harsh.

The Word I received this morning was helplessness. What did Yeshua do when a storm was upon the Apostles in the boat? Waves of water were coming up over the top of the boat and He was sleeping. The Apostles were fretting and woke Yeshua saying that they were going to all be killed.

He lifted His hand and the waves became still. They had no faith and no authority because they were filled with doubt and helplessness. So the next time a storm comes to your neighborhood, invoke His mighty name and command the storm. He gave us the power to move mountains. Use your authority and do not be helpless. All things will be given to us if we only ask.

Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

Luke 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

Mark 1:27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.