YESHUA OUR SUKKAH

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“In that day I will raise up Tabernacle of David that is fallen and close up its breaches, and I will raise up its ruins and I will build it as in the days of old” (Amos 9:11 Lamsa’s Aramaic).

The Hebrew word for “tabernacle” in Amos 9:11 is sukkah. In this Kingdom Day, God Himself is raising up the Sukkah Tabernacle of David.

When Moses brought God’s people out of Egypt, they appeared to be vulnerable and weak in the natural, like the frail appearance of a sukkah (booth, tent). However, their secret (hidden weapon) was that they enjoyed the safety and security of the Holy One of Israel. God Himself was their refuge.

God included this reminder in a couple of His Biblical Feast – notably, the Feast of Tabernacles (Booths), which is also called Sukkot (plural form of sukkah).  Not only is the Feast of Tabernacles a rehearsal for the Messiah’s Second Coming, but the booths that He asks His people to dwell in for seven days are a tangible picture of freedom from bondage as well as true impenetrable security in God.

Sukkah means “to cover,” as in protection. Our security, our protection, our sufficiency, our shelter, our refuge is found in the One who “in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word was made flesh and dwelt [tabernacled] among us” (John 1:1,14). Yeshua is our sukkah. In Him alone we are safe and secure.

In this Kingdom Day, “the Branch of the Lord” who is Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) will protect His people and reign from Mount Zion: “In that day shall the glory and honor of the LORD shine forth … And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of Mount Zion, round about, a cloud by day, and the smoke and shining of a flaming fire by night; for the glory of the LORD shall be a shelter over all. And there shall be a shelter for a shade in the day time from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from the storm and from the rain” (Isaiah 4:2-6 Lamsa’s Aramaic ).

If you’d like to explore more about restoring the Tabernacle of David, please join us for the School of the Firmament Class #4 on Monday, April 13. For more information => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress shelter.com/2020/03/12/school-of-the-firmament-4/

Give em heaven!!!

Robin Main

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Written March 17, 2020 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

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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

www.sapphirethroneministries.com
www.santa-tizing.com
www.mysticmentoring.com

Written September 28, 2015 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

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TABERNACLES – HIS DWELLING PLACE

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The temporary dwelling places (sukkot) built during the Feast of Tabernacles remind God’s people of the clouds of glory that surrounded Is-real during their wanderings through the desert on their way to the Promised Land: “And the Lord was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night” (Exodus 13:21 NAS). 

It was a miraculous life. As His people journeyed through the wilderness, their clothes never ever wore out. Image that for a moment. Forty years of walking in a hot and dry land, and your shoes look and feel perfect. It sounds like a heavenly foreshadow of “who is this that comes up from the wilderness, leaning on her Beloved?” (SS 8:5).

Everyone who desires to be part of His Pure and Spotless Bride has wilderness experiences. Everyone. Notice how there is a fairly quick transition from the High Holy Days – Days of Awe – with their somber mood of repentance and judgment to one of rejoicing and celebration. Tabernacles with its command to build a sukkah (plural sukkot) and make it their home is not called “The Season of Our Joy” for nothing. Rejoicing and joy is intimately connected to the Bride of Christ: “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels” (Isaiah 61:10 NKJV).

It is not a coincidence that the period between the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) and the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) is the same period that marks the beginning of the construction of God’s Tabernacle – the Mishkan – sanctuary in the desert (Exodus 25:8-9). According to Hebraic Tradition, Moses ascended Mount Sinai the second time for 40 days and nights to receive the second set of tablets. He carried them down the mountain as a sign of God’s forgiveness for the sin of the Golden Calf on Yom Kippur. These Ten Commandments were in actuality a marriage contract with Is-real. The following day Moses told the people about God’s instructions for building a Dwelling Place (Exodus 35-36:1-7).

Therefore, the various iterations of God’s Dwelling Place are connected to His marriage contract. What was promised at Sinai is being realized in our day. In this Kingdom Day, we as His Living Stones, are being built into the greatest Dwelling Place of all – the New Jerusalem where: “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be their God… Come here, I will show you the Bride, the Lamb’s wife” (Revelation 21:3,9b).

~ Robin Main

www.sapphirethroneministries.com
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Written October 2, 2015 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

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 MEL GEL Study Guide book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188538/

• MEL GEL Study Guide: Volume 2 book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998598232/

• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/

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