HOW DOES GOD REDEEM EVIL OR DEMONIC THINGS?

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There is a missing ingredient for many believers these days. Mixture grieves God’s Heart, and He is NOT going to redeem anything whose origins are demonic or evil. The redemption of demonic and evil things is them being judged, no longer existing, and us returning to our pristine primordial state that resonates at the same frequency as the Word of God.

 
Halloween is a work of darkness. Being one of the highest demonic celebration days of the year, it is about worship, which by the way will affect a person’s eternal reward (one way or the other). “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11).

 

I believe that churches hosting “Harvest Festivals “on Halloween (or in lieu of Halloween) re-enforce the institutions of evil being celebrated in our children. Anton LeVay, the founder of the Church of Satan, says about Halloween: “I’m glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year.” I have personally seen where these Christian Fall Festivals that are set up as alternatives to Halloween, later makes an easy transition for participants to dress up and celebrate this Satanic Holiday when they get older.

 

Wouldn’t it be better if God’s holy and set apart people celebrated His Fall Festival articulated in His Word? God’s Fall Festival is called Sukkot in Hebrew and is known as The Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacle is among the feasts that the Lord calls “My feasts” in Leviticus 23:2. If you look at the root of the word “feast” in 2 Chronicles 8:13 is the Hebrew word ya-ad. It’s the same word used when Adam intimately knew Eve.

 

If you further mine the concept of ya’ad, you see that the Biblical Feasts are when God calls His people to a certain place at a specific time in order to be married (i.e., wed, combined, joined as one). Not only would it greatly please the Lord our God if His people celebrates His feasts; but it would eliminate any confusion as well as point everyone to the truth in God’s Word and His Kingdom instead of a demonic celebration. If you are interested, here’s a good article about some roots and fruits of Halloween – https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/nothing-hallow-about-halloween/.

 
As sons of light and His kingdom, we should all stand up and take authority over all evil and its celebration. We should manifest and celebrate light period … privately and publicly. The purpose of light is to overtake the darkness, not cower in the dark.

 

Someone asked me: “What about when God places you somewhere, like a job in a store that celebrates Halloween? What do you do then? Do I quit my job? That seems drastic since working there is God’s provision for me.” Here’s my response: “In most any job, there are various challenges. My advice is to hear God in any, and every, situation, then simply obey. God knows and understands that selling Halloween wares is part of your job. It is best for all (including myself), if we embrace great grace, as we come out of agreement with darkness. Know that He might have chosen you to manifest His light in the midst of the darkness. If nothing else, you will be learning to love people where they are at while not coming into agreement with darkness.” That’s a praiseworthy talent that pleases the King of Kings.

 

NOTE : If you are thinking of replacing the celebration of Halloween with All Saint’s Day, please do your research into its origins. It is no better than Halloween. It is the Day of the Dead. Does Yeshua (Jesus) ever tell us to celebrate death or the dead? We are to join Yeshua on the cross by dying daily to our carnal or sin nature, but that is not a festival. It’s a sacrifice that burns up all that is not like Him. Sacrificial elements are part of Biblical Feasts, but they are never the redemptive point. Freedom, deliverance, resurrection, habitation, atonement, et cetera are.

 

“But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to DISCERN BOTH GOOD AND EVIL” (Hebrews 5:14 KJV).

 

“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good” (Romans 12:9 NKJV).

 

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness! (Isaiah 5:20 NASB).

 

~ Robin Main

www.sapphirethroneministries.com

 

Originally published on October 19, 2014 via Facebook => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/764942326911597/?type=3&theater with modifications.
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RESONATING AT THE FREQUENCY OF JOY

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Woo Hoo!!! The after affects of the Festival of Joy (Feast of Tabernacles) keeps on coming! The day after the eighth day opportunity to corporately linger longer in a time beyond time remaining in God’s Presence seems to be one of the most joyous days of all – Simchat Torah – Rejoicing in God’s Word.

The Torah is the first five book of the Bible. These are the books that Yeshua (Jesus) told us that if we would believe what Moses wrote, we would believe Him: “For had you believed Moses, you would have believed Me; for he wrote of Me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe My words?” (John 5:46-47).

Each week Bible-believing Jews throughout the world chant a portion of the Torah called the parashat. Through the ages, they have divided up the first five books of the Bible into 54 weekly portions, so that within the course of a year the entire Torah has been recited and sung during corporate worship services.

Since the Middle Ages, the annual reading cycle of God’s Word has been predominant. Not only is Simchat Torah the end of the reading/meditation cycle with its own festival day, but it’s also the beginning. God’s people start again immediately from the beginning. It’s very significant that God’s nation Is-real study the same passage of God’s Word simultaneously. I’m challenging myself and others grafted into the commonwealth of Israel to do the same. Can you image the power of one in doing this? Can you image the joy of our Heavenly Father’s Heart when all His people get on the same page – Messiah Yeshua?

Like God Himself, His Word stands forever. “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, on jot or one tittle shall no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” (Matthew 5:17-18 KJV). 

“But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for JOY, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be JOYFUL in You” (Psalm 5:11 NKJV).

~ Robin Main

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TABERNACLES – TIME BEYOND TIME

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Sometimes you will hear that the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) is an eight day feast. Technically, the last day of Sukkot is Hosanna Rabbah, which is the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles. Please refer to https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/tabernacles-the-great-salvation/. However, there is an eighth day of assembly called Shemini Atzeret.

“On the eighth day you shall hold a solemn gathering (atzeret); you shall not work at your occupation” (Numbers 29:35). The rabbis interpret this verse to mean that God asks all who make a pilgrimage for the Feast of Tabernacles (go up to Jerusalem either physically or spiritually) to tarry (atzeret) with Him one additional day. That’s how much the Lord our God loves to spend time with His people.

Therefore, Shemini Atzeret is the day after seven or the eighth day. Seven measures a complete unit of time; thus, the eighth day is the day after time. It represents both the promise of redemption and the actual moment of it.

Can you hear Him? Is He telling us: Come away My Beloved. Remain with Me (atzeret) an extra day – a time beyond time.

~ Robin Main

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TABERNACLES – THE GREAT SALVATION

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The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) completes the sacred festivals of the seventh Biblical month. As mentioned earlier, Sukkot is called the “Season of Our Joy” after a season of repentance (teshuvah) and redemption (Yom Kippur). The joy of Sukkot was so great that it became known simply as “The Feast.”

If you want to wish someone a Happy Sukkot in Hebrew, simply say “Chag Sameach!” (Happy Holiday). The Hebrew word “chag” comes from the Hebrew root “chagag,” which means to move in a circle, to march in a sacred procession, to celebrate, or to dance. Earlier we spoke of the water pouring ceremony, and the priests circling God’s Altar in a procession singing Psalm 118:25 for six consecutive days. Please refer to https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/celebration-of-water-pouring-feast-of-tabernacles/ for more information.

On the seventh day of Sukkot, instead of the priests circling God’s Altar, the people circled the Altar seven times. As all of God’s people circled the Altar, they cried out: “Save now!” seven times. This is why the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles is called Hoshanah Rabbah – The Great Salvation or The Great Hosanna.

When Yeshua (Jesus) was on earth, the water drawing/pouring ceremony experienced a quantum leap. The name Jesus went by, as He walked the earth, was the Aramaic name “Yeshua.” Yeshua in Hebrew means salvation. So when Isaiah 12:3 was quoted: “As it is written, ‘Therefore with joy shall you draw water out of the wells of salvation,” its literal fulfillment stood before Is-real’s eyes. Then Yeshua spoke John 7:37-38 on Hoshana Rabbah – “If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believes on Me, as the Scriptures has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”

In this Kingdom Day, the Great Hosanna is taking another quantum leap. Not only is the Head of the Body of Christ pouring out the jewels of the rivers of living waters, so is Christ’s Mature Body. It’s time for the springs of the great deep to burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens be opened.

Chag Sameach!

~ Robin Main

http://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/

 

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Originally published on October 4, 2015 via Facebook => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/967673313305163/?type=3&theater

 

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ALL WHO ARE THIRSTY COME! Hoshanah Rabbah (The Great Salvation)

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The seventh day of Sukkot (i.e. The Feast of Tabernacles) is called “Hoshana Rabbah” in Hebrew, which literally means the great hosanna or great salvation or numerous praise.

During the Feast of Tabernacles, Isaiah 12:3 was often quoted, as it is written, “Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” Sukkot is known for being “the season of our joy.”
I’d like to first point out that Jesus had an Aramaic name when He literally walked the earth. This Aramaic name was Yeshua. In Hebrew, Yeshua means “salvation.” Second, I’d like us to examine the water pouring ceremony related to this festival. Even though the water pouring ceremony is not in the Torah (first five books of the Bible that Yeshua says if we believe in Moses and what he wrote about the Messiah, then we would believe in Salvation (Yeshua) – John 5:46-47), I bring it up because Yeshua stood on the day of Hoshana Rabbah during Sukkot and said, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being [heart] will flow rivers of living water.’ ” (John 7:37-38 NAS).

When Yeshua proclaimed, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink,” the water pouring ceremony was different than the previous six days. The previous six days the priests circled God’s Altar in a procession singing Psalm 118:25 “Save now, I pray, O Lord; O Lord, I pray, send now prosperity.” But on the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles, it was the people, not the priests, which circled the Altar seven times, as they cried, “Save now!” seven times. This is why the day is called Hoshanah Rabbah – the Great Salvation. Spiritually speaking, there’s a link between water and the pouring out of His Holy Spirit. Remember when Yeshua told the woman at the well to drink of living water (John 4:7-14)? When Is-real circles His Altar today, we return to the ancient place of Isaiah 44:1-3: “Yet hear now, O Jacob My servant, And Israel whom I have chosen. Thus says the Lord who made you And formed you from the womb, who will help you: ‘Fear not, O Jacob My servant; And you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen. For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, And floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, And My blessing on your offspring.”

So… literally on this day God’s people circled His Altar and cried out “Save now! Send prosperity now!” seven times. Therefore, rise up today and cry out for your spiritual breakthrough! Rise up Spirit of the Living God! Be poured out beyond measure! Rise up His people turn your hearts fully to HIM! And receive His goodness flowing…

~ Robin Main

Originally published October 16, 2014 via Facebook => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/763370693735427/?type=1&theater with some slight modifications.
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TABERNACLES – HAPPINESS OF THE HOUSE OF THE WATER-DRAWING

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In our previous article, we journeyed to the place of the daily water-drawing ceremony that used to take place in Jerusalem when the Temple existed. Please refer to => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/celebration-of-water-pouring-feast-of-tabernacles/ 

Water is a major theme for the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot), and so is light. In fact, people who celebrate Sukkot experience a glorious convergence of these two elements during this Feast of our Joy.

After the daily water-drawing ceremony, there was an incredibly special evening ceremony called the “Happiness of the House of the Water-Drawing” (Simchat Bet Ha’Shoevah). The priests of the Lord put on a Light Show by literally dancing, like David danced, among four towering menorahs. Simchat Bet Ha’Shoevah As the Levites sang and played music, these priests got lost in their euphoric Torch Dances. This wild worshiping went on every evening during Sukkot. It was so spectacular that the Hebrew Sages proclaim: “He who has not seen the rejoicing at the Simchat Ben Ha’Shoevah, has never seen rejoicing in his life” (Sukkah 5:1).


These Torch Dances literally lead us to the next Biblical Feast – The Feast of Lights Hanukkah – during which time Yeshua (Jesus) proclaimed: “I am the Light of the World” (John 8:12). Also during Hanukkah, Yeshua used the water from the Pool of Siloam to heal a man born blind (John 9). In this Kingdom Day, Yeshua will once again heal a man – One New Man of Jew and Gentile in the Messiah – that have been born blind, so “the work of God should be manifest in Him” (John 9:3). If you are interested in knowing more about the Biblical Feast of Hanukkah and how it’s about the Church becoming the Bride of Christ. I wrote about it extensively here => https://www.amazon.com/Blazing-Wine-Hanukkah-Bridal-Restoration/dp/1634430026. 
 It’s available for free on Kindle.

Blessings! Let there be light!!! And may the happiness of the House of the Water- Drawing be yours!!!

~ Robin Main
http://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/

ART: Menorah by Carmen Cohen

 

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Originally published on September 29, 2015 via Facebook => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/pb.436004819805351.-2207520000.1443693864./965248776880950/?type=3&theater

 

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CELEBRATION OF WATER POURING – FEAST OF TABERNACLES

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The Hebrews have been told: “He who has not seen the rejoicing at the place of the water-drawing has never seen rejoicing in his life.”

Did you know that Yeshua (Jesus) declared John 7:37-38 on the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) during the water pouring ceremony? “In the last day of the, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believes on Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37-38).

The water pouring became a focus of the joy that the Torah commands for Sukkot. On no other festival were the people literally commanded to be joyful, and as a result Sukkot became known as “the season of our joy,” just as Passover is “the season of our freedom.

The water pouring ceremony at the Feast of Tabernacles was the only water poured out onto God’s altar. This water was literally called “Yeshua” – the waters of salvation. Jesus proclaimed “If anyone drinks of Me” in God’s Temple, which demonstrated that He was (and still is) these waters of salvation. When Yeshua did this, He literally spoke the greatest teaching of Moses. To get to heaven, you must go through these waters to get there. This was the very place where Peter preached on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2). It was also the place where the Rabbis used to teach of the coming Messiah.

When the Temple of God stood in Jerusalem, the water pouring ceremony was performed every day of the Feast of Tabernacles. The priests of the Most High God were divided into three divisions during this daily special ceremony for Sukkot. One division for the Altar, one for the willows, and one for the waters.

The first division was the priests on duty for that festival. They would slay the sacrifices found in Numbers 29. Prior to the first group’s ascension of the Altar, a second group of priests went out the Eastern Gate of the Temple and went to the Motzah Valley (where the ashes of the red heifer were dumped at the beginning of the Sabbath). There they would cut willows. The willows had to be 25 feet in length. After this, they would form a line with all the priests holding a willow. About 25 or 30 feet behind this row of priests, allowing room for the willows, would be another row of priests with willows. So, there would be row after row of the willows.

The whole road back to the temple … was lined with pilgrims as they went to Jerusalem to celebrate the festival as they were commanded by God to do. Sukkot (Tabernacles), along with Shavuot (Pentecost) and Pesach (Passover), were known as the pilgrimage festivals (Deuteronomy 16:16).

There would be a signal and the priests would step out with their left foot, and then step to the right [cadence], swinging the willows back and forth. Meanwhile a third group of priests, headed by the High Priest, went out the gate known as the Water Gate. They had gone to the pool known as “Siloam” (John 9:7, 11), which means “gently flowing waters.” There the High Priest had a golden vase and drew the water known as the living water and held it in the vase. His assistant held a silver vase containing wine. Just as the priests in the valley of Motzah began to march toward Jerusalem, the willows made a swishing sound in the wind as they approached the city. The word wind and spirit in Hebrew are both Ruach. Therefore, this ceremony was symbolic or representative of the Holy Spirit of God coming upon the city of Jerusalem.

As each of the party reached their respective gates, a trumpet (shofar) was blown. Then one man would stand up and play the flute. The flute represents the Messiah. The flute player is called “the pierced one.” The flute is pierced, and Yeshua was pierced during the crucifixion.

The flute player led the procession. The pierced one blows the call for the wind and the water to enter the temple. The priests from Motzah walked in a cadence swishing the willows in order to come into the temple. This group then circled the altar seven times. The priests that were slaying the sacrifices are now ascending the altar, and they begin to lay the sacrifices on the fires. The High Priest and his assistant ascend the altar and all the people of Israel are gathered into the courts around there. The people start singing, “With joy we will draw water out of the well of salvation” (Isaiah 12:3). The High Priest takes his golden vase and pours it contents on one of the corners of the altar where the horns are. There are two bowls built into the altar. Each bowl has a hole in it. The water and the wine are poured out over the altar, as the priests who had the willow start laying the willows against the altar, making a sukkah. They set the willows upright on the side of the altar, forming a wedding canopy or chupah, which is a picture of the Mature Body of Christ coming together who are made up of organic matter. These individuals lay down their lives as living sacrifices of fire to form one body – the dwelling place of God. The ceremony of the water drawing points to that day when, according to the prophet Joel, God will pour out His Spirit upon all flesh (Joel 2:28-29).

As mentioned earlier, the water drawing ceremony took on a new dimension of meaning when Yeshua attended the Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles). On the seventh day of the feast – Hoshana Rabbah, which literally means, “the great hosanna, the great salvation” – the festival activities were different from those of each of the six previous days when the priests circled the altar in a procession, singing Psalm 118:25. On the seventh day of the feast, the people circled the altar seven times. That is why the day is called Hoshana Rabbah, as all the people cried, “Save now!” seven times.

This is when the man who was sent – Yeshua – stood up “and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scriptures has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water”(John 7:37-38 NKJV) on Hoshana Rabbah.

May the rivers of living water flow uninhibited in and through you!!!

~ Robin Main

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