There were four Old Blood-Covenant Books which especially deal with the restoration of Israel in relation to the Feast of Tabernacles. These are the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah and Haggai and Zechariah. Each deal with the restoration of the House of Judah from Babylon, both from the historical and prophetical point of view. They provide instructive material historically for the Jews and prophetically for the Bridal Fellowship. Our consideration includes that which took place historically and the supernatural / moral lessons we may learn in the Assembly today.
BOOKS OF EZRA & NEHEMIAH — HISTORICAL
Under Solomon Israel built the Temple of Yahuah and saw the Esteem of Yahuah fill the same. There the 120 trumpeters and singers were of one accord, making one sound in the time of dedication. So in the early Bridal Fellowship, The Book of Acts shows the 120 Disciples in one place, of one accord, as the Esteem of Yahusha filled the New Covenant Temples, of the Fellowship. During Israel's history and the successive leadership, the Temple of Yahuah became defiled by sin and idolatry. In due time the Esteem of Yahuah departed. And so it was in the history of the Assembly, over the years, sin, backsliding and apostasy crept in under its successive leadership, and finally the Esteem of Yahusha left - bringing the dark ages!
In due time, the captivity ended and Yahuah sent a message to Babylon that He wanted His people to come out of Babylon and return to the city of Yahuah. It was a message of restoration. Not everyone responded but there was a remnant that believed the message of restoration.
When the remnant returned to Jerusalem, they began the work of restoration. They restored the altar of Yahuah, the foundation of the Temple, as well as the city and its walls. Much opposition was experienced but in due time the work was completed. So from the period of the Reformation, the work of restoration has been progressing in the Bridal Fellowship. The foundational principles have been recovered and Yahusha's Bodily Temples are being restored amidst opposition from foes within and out.
The foundational principles of Yahusha’s Teachings are still being re-discovered and abstractly laid properly (away from men and women’s religious agendas of cultural tradition) as the work of restoration progresses. At the same time the people of Yahusha can enjoy the Feasts of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. In Yahusha's appointed time the Temple is being completed (all the lively stones are being shaped and polished) and shall be filled more and more with His Esteem .
Once the Esteem of Yahuah departed from Solomon's Temple, it came under judgment. If any defile the Temple of Yahuah they would be destroyed. Thus Yahuah permitted His Temple to be destroyed under Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon. He allowed His people to be carried captive to Babylon for 70 years. The Assembly (in the period known as The Dark Ages) was also in its Babylonian Captivity. The Esteem of the early Bridal Fellowship was gone. The Temple was defiled and thus destroyed (I Cor 3:16-17).
Likewise the call has come to Yahusha's Bride , to come out of Babylon (i.e. Religious Idolatry and Confusion) and accept the message of deliverance. Yahusha wants to restore His House, His Temple, His Body/Assembly. Not all believe the message but there are those who do today and respond to it.
Vitally connected with the restoration of the Temple was the keeping of the Feasts of Yahuah again; in particular the Feast of Tabernacles. The main points worthy of attention in these chapters are:
All those of the returned remnant came out of their cities and gathered "as one man" to Jerusalem. There was great unity amongst the people.
They all gathered as one before "the water gate." Water speaks of the washing of water by the Word. The water gate was the gate where they brought the water from the pool of Siloam in the outpouring of water at the altar in the Feast of Tabernacles.
It is at this period of time under Ezra and Nehemiah that we see the ministry of the Prophets, Haggai and Zechariah. They also work with the people in the restoration of the Temple and in connection with the Feasts of Yahuah, especially the Feast of Tabernacles.
BOOKS OF HAGGAI & ZECHARIAH— Prophetical
1. The Prophet Haggai
Now a significant prophecy of Haggai is found in Chapter 2:1-9. The time element is remarkable and links Haggai with the Feast of Tabernacles, as well as with the significance in his name. Haggai in his prophecy told the remnant that Yahuah was going to shake all things: the Heavens, the Earth, the sea, the dry land and all nations. He also said that "the desire of all nationswould come and fill the restored House with the Esteem of Yahuah". The great prophecy was that "the Esteem of the Latter House shall be greater than the former". As we read Haggai 2:1 we discover that this prophecy was given on the twenty-first day of the seventh month.
That is, the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles proper. Remembering that the Feast of Booths lasted from the 15th to the 21st day of the seventh month we see how the 21st day was the final day of this Feast. The 22nd or the day following was to be the Solemn Assembly. Thus the Esteem of the latter house is associated with the Feast of the seventh month, the Feast of Tabernacles. The Jews would remember the Esteem of "the Former House", Solomon's Temple, and how the Esteem of Yahuah filled that house in the Feast of Tabernacles, the Feast of the seventh month. So the Esteem of "the Latter House" would come in this seventh month. So both Solomon's Temple and the restored Temple are linked with the Esteem of Yahuah in the Feast of Tabernacles.
A most remarkable link-up is seen in John 7 when Yahusha spoke out in Herod's Temple at the Feast of Tabernacles. On the last day of the Feast Yahusha spoke of 'rivers of living water which were to flow from the innermost being of all who believed in Him'. This was around the same day that Haggai had ministered in the restored Temple years before! (John 7:37-39).
The application to the New Bridal Assembly should be evident for she is Yahusha's New House. She is still under restoration as yet also. Yahusha's people are not to be concerned about building their own "ceiled houses" or organizations but to be concerned about the building of Yahusha's House. As we look at the early Bridal Fellowship — the former house, we see the early Esteem, but the last day Bridal Fellowship (the last house) is to have the greatest Esteem, revealed through EXPERIENCING THE FEASTS.
AS SOLOMON'S TEMPLE WAS FILLED WITH ESTEEM IN THIS FEAST OF TABERNACLES AND AS HAGGAI SPOKE OF THE ESTEEM OF THE LATTER HOUSE IN THIS FEAST OF TABERNACLES, SO BOTH BECOME SHADOWS AND PROPHETIC OF THE ESTEEM OF THE BRIDAL ASSEMBLY, THE NEW COVENANT TEMPLE AND THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES EXPERIENCE (MATURITY OF BEHAVIOUR).
2. The Prophet Zechariah
Zechariah began his ministry about two months after Haggai. Both prophets were involved in the work of restoration, historically and prophetically (Ezra 5:1-2). We have seen how Haggai ministered in conjunction with the Feast of Tabernacles. The prophet Zechariah also speaks of this same Feast. The passage under consideration is found in ZECHARIAH 14:16-21. For natural Israel under the Old Blood-Covenant times there was the literal fulfilment, having a literal Temple, Priesthood, animal sacrifices, and altars in the literal city of Jerusalem. But since Yahusha’s ultimate blood sacrifice, the Old Covenant 'literalness' is swallowed up in the New Covenant supernatural and abstract reality. Old Blood-Covenant language is now abstractly discerned and interpreted through the Torture Stake of Yahusha through New Blood-Covenant language. Therefore, we draw some of the main spiritual lessons from this passage in Zechariah, looking at, first the natural, then the supernatural.
a. All nations were called upon to go up to Jerusalem to worship Yahuah from year to year. Yahuah was King in Jerusalem, the city of righteousness and peace (Zechariah 14:9, 16). The believers out of every kindred, tongue, tribe and nation now go into the spiritual and Heavenly Jerusalem through a Divine Portal on the Ark of their hearts. It is here that true worship takes place; worship in spirit and in truth, and it’s manifested behaviours of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trusting, gentleness, self-control. Yahusha Himself rejected worship at the earthly Jerusalem, with it's external forms. THE ONLY WORSHIP THAT IS ACCEPTABLE TO YAHUSHA NOW IS THAT WHICH IS IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH THROUGH RIGHTEOUS, CLEAN BEHAVIOUR (24/7 NOT JUST ON FEAST-DAYS).Yahusha Messiah is the King in Heavenly Zion, Heavenly Jerusalem (John 4:20-24; Acts 8:7; 24:12; Hebrews 12:22-24). Earthly Jerusalem where Yahusha was impaled is spiritually Sodom and Egypt and is in bondage with her children, never to be of any use again (Revelation 11:8; Galatians 4:24-26).
b. All nations are called to keep the Feast of Tabernacles at Jerusalem as they worship the King. In order to do this, Israel had to follow Yahuah's Instruction, keeping Passover first, then Pentecost and then Tabernacles in the first, third and seventh months. Now in Yahusha’s New Blood-Covenant, the Feasts are supernatural and can only be experienced and enjoyed "in Messiah".THERE ARE NO FEASTS OUTSIDE OF HIM, even though Jewry (and her messianic/natsarim daughters) keep a form of the Feasts today through it’s many lifeless, spiritless shadows.
c. The nations who failed to respond and keep the Feast of Tabernacles have the rains of blessing withheld from their land. The rains were the seal of Yahuah's blessings as they kept the Feasts. This has been considered under the Feast of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles relative to rain and the harvest times (Zechariah 14:17-18). The supernatural truth of this can be seen in the fact that the Assemblies and Believers who fail to keep the Feasts of Yahusha do not receive the rains of blessing and understanding, and (even though immersed in Yahusha's Name), will remain worldly, untrained, unprepared and unwise and foolish (without oil) when Yahusha returns. It is true that Yahusha rains His spiritual blessing on one city and not another, even as He did in Israel (Amos 4:6-12). The Feast of Tabernacles shows the outpouring of the Set-Apart Spirit on all flesh in these last days. Yahusha's people who are not entering into the process of experiencing the Feasts are not receiving supernatural blessing and maturity. There is spiritual dryness, barrenness and lack (or loss) of harvest, for Yahusha comes to His people as the rain as they follow on to know Him through His Redemptive Feasts.
d. All nations and all the heathen were to be smitten with the plague if they refused to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. This plague was to be the punishment of Yahuah on all nations (according to Zechariah). Plagues were the result of the broken law/word. PLAGUES CAME WHEN THERE WAS NO ATONEMENT TO COVER THE PEOPLE! When ever Israel was to be numbered before Yahuah, all had to bring the ransom money of a shekel (silver coin). This atonement money was to prevent the plague. No atonement money opened the way to the plagues of judgment. The true atonement or ransom, since Yahusha, is not in silver or gold though, but in the precious blood of Messiah (I Peter 1:18-20). Yahusha is the One who alone can prevent the plague of Divine Judgment on His Bride. Outside of Yahusha all mankind will come under His wrath and judgments. As the Bride keeps the Feasts of Yahusha: Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles, no plague shall come near their dwelling (Psalm 91:1-10).
e. The distinguishing characteristic upon the bells of the horses was to be “Set-Apart unto Yahuah"(Zechariah 14:20). This was the engraving upon the golden mitre of the High Priests (Exodus 28:36-38). Those who sacrificed to Yahuah at His altar would do so out of the pots or bowls. All would be stamped with this inscription "Set-Apart unto Yahuah." No Canaanite would be there in Yahuah's House. The language here would be very meaningful to the Israelites under the Old Blood-Covenant economy. What supernatural behavioural reality can the believer learn from these things under the Old Covenant economy?
The Bridal Fellowship is now Yahusha's Covenant House, blood-sprinkled and cleansed by water where He rests His Name and fills with His esteem (Hebrews 3:6; 1 Timothy 3:15; Isaiah 2:1-5; I Peter 2:5-9). The only sacrifices which Yahusha accepts now are spiritual slaughterings made acceptable by Yahusha Messiah, our great High Priest (1 Peter 2:5-9; Hebrews 13:15-16). Animal sacrifices will never again be acceptable to Him. The Torture Stake was His Brazen Altar and now it’s our altar where we offer up our fleshly lives (and bad habits) and burn them up as living sacrifices, well pleasing to Yahusha. (Hebrews 13:10-16). The vessels in Yahusha's House are the people of Yahusha also. There are vessels of honour and vessels of dishonour (2 Timothy 2:19-21). The Priesthood is that of the Royal Priesthood of Melchizedek. As the High Priest had the engraving on his mitre “Set-apart unto Yahuah", so the New Bride is to have the mind of Yahusha and be Set-Apart in thought, word and behaviour.
THE CHARACTERISTIC OF THOSE WHO EXPERIENCE THE FEASTS OF YAHUSHA SHOULD INDEED BE SET-APARTNESS AND MATURITY. AT THE SECOND COMING OF MESSIAH WITH HIS ARMIES, ALL ARE CLOTHED WITH FINE WHITE LINEN, WHICH IS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE BRIDE(Rev 19). The name "Canaanite" means "trafficker" and it signifies that all unSet-Apart and filthy traffic (like a highway or marketplace) will cease in the House of Yahusha as the Feast of Tabernacles is kept in sincerity, spirit and in truth.
CARPET-BAGGER MUST BE DRIVEN OUT AS YAHUSHA DID !
Hence the shadows which were literal under the Old Blood-Covenant Israel now finds BLESSED FULFILMENT AND DIVINE TRANSFORMATION THROUGH THE SPIRIT under the New Covenant Bridal Fellowship.
The Feast of Tabernacles is the Feast of the Esteem in the Temple.
The Feast of Tabernacles is the Feast of the Restoration of the Temple.
The Feast of Tabernacles is the Feast of Set-Apartness unto Yahuah.
When we look at Yahusha's 3.5 year ministry: In the first Passover He is the Temple-cleanser. In the second Passover, He is the Healer of body and Spirit, and in the third Passover He is revealed as the Bread of Life. In the fourth Passover, He is the Lamb which takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29,36). He is the fulfiller and transformer of all typical Passover sacrifices and ceremony.
When Moses was 120 years of age and about to pass from the scene of life's responsibilities, Yahuah commanded him to raise up the Blood-Covenant once again with the new 2nd Generation+ in Israel, who were to arise and enter into the land of promise under Joshua. The former generation had died in the wilderness because of unbelief. Yahuah told Moses to write the “Second Law" in a Book and deliver it to the Levites, the Priests of Yahuah. They were to take this Book of the Law, or 'Book of the Blood-Covenant', and place it in the side of the Ark of the Blood-Covenant Witness as a witness to them and a warning against Israel's rebellion.
The ordinances of Yahuah were written therein and the grounds of Israel's approach to Yahuah as well as the grounds on which His Presence could dwell with them. In this Book were the blessings of obedience and the curses of disobedience to the Divine Law of Yahuah. It also declared Yahuah's purpose for the chosen nation which was to bless all other nations. Ultimately the Messiah Yahusha would come from this race and make deliverance available for all mankind. The Priests, the Levites were to teach the Tribes of Israel the Divine Laws of Yahuah.
This Book of the Law was especially the first five books of the Scripture as written by Moses under the inspiration of the Set-Apart Spirit. It contained the revelation of the beginnings of the human race, the chosen Hebrew nation and the dispersing of the Gentile nations. It contained the account of Israel's miraculous deliverance from Egypt and the failure of that first generation to enter into Canaan land. The Book declared all the Living Words of the Blood-Covenant with its Moral, Civil and Ceremonial Laws.
Now the significant thing about this 2nd Book of the Divine Law was this: At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the Feast of Tabernacles, the Levites were to take the Book of the Blood-Covenant out of the Ark and read it to the people. This was to take place in the land of Israel, in the appointed place where Yahuah chose to rest His Name. How the Book of Torah was placed in the side of the Ark is not specifically stated. But the significant thing is that the Book of the Divine Law was to be opened, read and explained to the people in the Feast of Tabernacles (not in Passover, not in Pentecost but in Tabernacles the Book was to be read.) It was the responsibility of the Levites and Priests to teach the people Yahuah's Word (2 Chron 17:7-9; Malachi 2:1-10). So although there was the general teaching of the Law there was a SPECIAL EMPHASIS in the year of release, in the Feast of Tabernacles.
SO ALREADY WE SEE A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES AND THE ESSENTIAL VITALITY OF YAHUSHA'S LIVING WORDS WITHIN THE BRIDE !
In connection with all this, may be added the instruction given for Kings as written in DEUT 17:14-20. When the new King sat on his Throne, he was to write for himself a copy of the Book of the Divine Law out of that which was before the Priests (the Levites). This Torah-Book was to be in the Throne of his Kingdom and he was commanded to read it, and meditate in it day and night, and then do it - behave it!! Thus there was the Book of the Divine Law in the side of the Ark of the Blood-Covenant, the Throne of Divine King Yahuah in the earth. Then there was a Book of the Law in the Throne of Israel's Earthly King. The King was to read his copy of the Book continually. The Levites were to read the copy of the Book which was in the side of the Ark every seven years in a special Assembly to all Israel IN THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES!
In applying this to Yahusha's New Blood-Covenant Bridal Fellowship today we have the account of John's vision in Revelation 4-5, where he was caught up in the Spirit and saw a Throne set in Heaven. One was seated upon the Throne and in His hand there was a seven-sealed Book. John wept much because none was found worthy to open the Book, and loose the seven seals thereof. However, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Lamb was found worthy. He took the Book out of the hand of Him who sat on the Throne and broke the seals thereof. This Book is the Book of redemption, the Book that only the Kinsman Redeemer can open. In it we behold the consummation of Yahusha's purposes in the earth and in the completion of all time, this Book of Yahusha will be opened to the Bride as they mature and come into their full inheritance with their Deliverer.
This Book which John saw was in the Throne of the King of the universe. He who is the King of Kings and Master of Masters brings revelation and illumination to John, who shadows the ministry to the people of Yahusha. Thus we may say that, as the Bridal Fellowship experiences the Feast of Tabernacles and comes to maturity, increased light and understanding will be her portion. Thank Yahusha for the truths of Passover, and Pentecost, but in the Feast of Tabernacles, full and complete truth will break forth on the Bridal Assembly. THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES IS THE FEAST OF THE OPEN BOOK! The Bride must teach the Living Word of Yahusha to the people of Yahusha, to feed His sheep. And although there's a general teaching of His Word, it's evident that Tabernacles will bring a special emphasis and illumination in the opened Book ... ie the Living Word!
SO THE TIME OF TABERNACLES (AND EVERY FEAST OR GATHERING REALLY) IS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO OPEN THE BOOK OF YAHUSHA'S LIVING WORDS (ONCE INCOMPLETE IN DANIEL, BUT FINISHED BY JOHN IN REVELATION) AND TEACH HIS PEOPLE HOW THEY SHOULD LIVE AND BEHAVE TODAY !
YAHUSHA'S WORD IS THE TREE OF LIFE!
The Feast of Tabernacles was commanded by Yahuah under the Law of Moses. However, in the times of Yahusha there were some extra traditional Jewish Festivals added. With regards to the Feast of Tabernacles there were certain additions like the 'Feast of the Outpouring of the Waters', which centre around the Feast of the Seventh Month: Tabernacles. The behaviour of Yahusha at this Feast surely has some great significance for the Bridal Fellowship today.
The tabernale/tents had been made on roofs, in the courtyards, in the streets and in public squares, as well as along the roads and in the gardens. All this was done within a Sabbath Day's journey. Now all were prepared to commence the week of festivities. It seems as if the branches cut down at the entry of Messiah into Jerusalem alludes to this Feast also (Matthew 21:8-9; John 12:12-13). Now we come to one of the most exciting parts of the Feast as far as the Jews were concerned. Although not commanded under the Law of Moses, the Jews had other ceremonials added to the Feast.
The rest of the ceremony involved the outpouring of wine, and the outpouring of the waters of Siloam. The Temple music began and Psalms 113-118 were sung. In the course of the singing the worshippers shook their branches towards the altar.
It is at this significant moment, as the people were watching the outpouring of the waters and all it symbolised in the Jewish mind (amidst great anticipation you could probably hear a pin drop!) ... that Yahusha stood and cried out the word of John 7 "ANYONE WHO BELIVES IN ME AS THE SCRIPTURE HAS SAID ... THEN OUT OF HIS BELLY SHALL GUSH RIVERS OF LIVING WATER". "In the last day, that great day of the Feast" Yahusha stood and cried this out. This day was the 21st day, "The Day of the great Hosanna" or "The Day of the Willows." He spoke of the rivers of the Spirit that would flow from the innermost being of those who would believe on Him. The symbol is interpreted for us by Yahusha Himself.
How many Jews saw that the Feast of Tabernacles with its ceremonies, sacrifices, festivities, and outpouring was all to be fulfilled in and by Messiah Himself who stood in their midst? He was the true Siloam — "The Sent One"(John 9:7). He was the sacrifice for sin and the Torture Stake would be His altar. Upon the basis of His shed blood, the waters of the Spirit would be poured out, even as it was upon the basis of a smitten rock that the waters flowed for Israel to drink. The believing and the thirsting would come to Him and drink. Ordinarily Yahusha should have been arrested by the Temple officers for breaking into the service like this but "never a man spoke like this" and the officers feared to do anything about Him.
On the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, according to the Law of Moses, the people were to take branches of trees and rejoice before Yahuah. Then they were to build booths/tents out of them and dwell in them for the seven days of the Feast. This was in commemoration of the time when they dwelt in booths after the exodus of the nation from Egypt. They were not to live in houses during this period of time. On the 14th day, the pilgrims had arrived at Jerusalem.
On the first day of the Feast there was the custom of "The Drawing out of the Water." The custom was that the altar was cleansed in the night-watches. Then the gates of the Temple were thrown open at midnight. While the morning sacrifice was being prepared, a Priest, accompanied by a joyous procession with music, went down to the Pool of Siloam where he drew water into a golden pitcher. At the same time that the procession started for Siloam, another went to a place at the Kedron valley . . . where they brought branches, which amidst the blasts of the Priests trumpets, were stuck in either side of the altar of the burnt offering, bending them over towards it, so as to form a canopy.
This apparently was done over the seven days of the Feast. Then on the seventh day or the last day of the Feast, the Priests circuited the altar seven times, remembering the fall of the walls of Jericho after the seven times march amidst trumpet blasts and poured out the waters from Siloam for the last time.
The rivers of water symbolised the Set-Apart Spirit which was to be poured out when Yahusha was risen and esteemed. The Jews counted the outpouring of the wine and the outpouring of the waters of Siloam as symbolic of the coming outpouring of the Spirit when Messiah came. The Feast of Tabernacles was also the outpouring of rain. The Jews counted this as symbolic of the Set-Apart Spirit being outpoured under Messiah upon Israel and the Gentile nations.
So it may be asked:
It is worthy to note that Yahusha spoke these things concerning the rivers of the Spirit DURING THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES, not the Feast of Passover, and not the Feast of Pentecost! Although the passage is often used relative to the Spirit-filling experience at Pentecost, it finds its ultimate fullness in the Tabernacles outpouring fulness of the Spirit, the "Living Rain" of Yahuah on His Bride.
SO IN SUMMARY WE SEE:
—Yahusha going to the Feast of Tabernacles in secret, not openly. It speaks of the secret coming of Messiah to His Temple in this Feast. ABSTRACT PARABLES!
—Yahusha going into the Temple about the midst of the Feast and teaching the Divine Words. "Those that do the Father's will shall know the mind and words whether it is of Yahuah or of man".
—Yahusha prophesying of the rivers of the Spirit to be outpoured as He taught on the last day of the Feast. It should be remembered that this was the very same day which Haggai had spoken his prophecy concerning the "Esteem of the Latter House being greater than the former”, as He also stood in the Temple.
As the newly formed Bridal Fellowship corporately experiences this Feast, Yahusha will come to His people in a NEW SUPERNATURAL WAY ... there will be increased insight into His teachings and there will be a mighty flow of the river of His Spirit from the Bridal Fellowship, His Living Temple.
(John 14:15-23; Hosea 6:1-3; Heb 5:12-14; 6:1-2; Deut 32:1-2; Is 55:8-11; Zec 10:1; Ez 47:1-12; Ps 46:4; Rev 22:1-3).
Now considering the modern Jewish Festivals. All may be summarised by two observations. First, ceremonies and all that pertains to the letter and ritual of the Divine Laws, are empty and vain apart from the heart-transformative freshly abstract and beautiful reality in Messiah Yahusha. Jewish history becomes a real warning and example of that which has happened in Bridal Fellowship history. It shows how ONE MAY HOLD TO AND OBSERVE THE SHADOW, THE TYPE, THE PROMISE AND THE PROPHECY AND NEVER COME TO THE LIFE, THE SUBSTANCE AND THE SUPERNATURAL FULFILMENT OF MATURITY. It is (sadly) very possible to know the letter of the Law and that which kills and miss the Spirit which gives the life and breathes the life into those very same laws and instructions, giving us the love and desire to want to obey them all through the New Covenant reality of LOVE!
The second major observation is that Yahusha desires all of His people to enter in and enjoy the abstract fresh supernatural realities in all three Feasts. In Solomon's reign Israel kept the three Feasts in the year. The three Feasts speak of the fulness of Yahusha in His Bridal Assembly which all believers may enjoy. The Bridal Fellowship is living in the last of the last days when the Feasts will be entered into properly andnot through dead ritual programming and lifeless murmurings and shofar-blasts from a crowd that do not enter the Throneroom or even know the One Who sits therein.
NONE NEED STAY AT ANY ONE FEAST BUT ALL MAY (IF THEY WILL) FOLLOW YAHUSHA'S EXAMPLE AND EXPERIENCE ALL THE REDEMPTIVE FEASTS THROUGH THE PRIVILEDGE, BLESSING AND VICTORY OF OUR WONDERFUL KING - GATHERING IN ANTICIPATION AT EACH APPOINTED TIME IN SINCERITY AND TRUTH - WITH NO REHEARSED PLAN OR LITURGY OR SHADOW-PROPS ... BUT WITH FOOD, WINE AND PLENTY OF LOV’IN!
Therefore "LET US KEEP THE FEASTS" in the behaviour of sincerity and truth!
THE FEASTS ARE PART OF OUR REDEMPTION TRAINING SO THE APPOINTED TIME MUST BE OBSERVED (JUST LIKE THE WEEKLY SABBATH) - HOWEVER WE MUST NOT SIMPLY & BLINDLY DO THE SHADOW-TEACHINGS BUT WE MUST STUDY, LISTEN AND ASK YAHUSHA TO REVEAL TO US PERSONALLY WHAT EACH SHADOW-EXPERIENCE OF HIS REDEMPTIVE FEASTS WAS TO ACHIEVE AND WHAT TRUTH IT TEACHES US TODAY IN THE REALITY OF OUR OWN FAMILY FELLOWSHIP, SO WE CAN FOLLOW HIM AND BE MATURED (METAMORPHED) THROUGH EACH FEAST TO BECOME A TRUSTWORTHY & FAITHFUL SERVANT, WITNESS AND IMAGE OF HIM !!