Monday, October 6, 2014
The Feast of Tabernacles is not a Jewish festival, but rather, a Hebrew festival, for it was given to all the Israelite tribes, not just Judah. Today, it would be observed by all of God's people since " . . . if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."
"One of the main reasons that believers don’t study, appreciate and apply the fullness of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) in the same way that they do the Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament) is because they cannot see their place as part of God’s chosen people: Israel."
The feast's are continued throughout time until all seven have been fulfilled. Four of the seven have been fulfilled so far so that's even MORE reason to celebrate and the others are still to come.
I think about it like this, when I leave my children to go and do something I leave them instructions. If they were listening they know what to do and what is happening and they don't or won't freak out. God did the same thing with his lunar calendar (clock) and Bible (note)
What’s not to love about that?
I want you to think about this scenario - Imagine being adopted and not eating at the family table - crazy right? Pretend you adopt a child and every time you have dinner they go eat in their bedroom or somewhere else because they think they aren’t part of the original family. It happens all the time and is still happening today.
Are YOU adopted but do not eat at the table of your family? The feasts were given by God for his children, also known as Israelites. They are a blend of Jews and Gentiles alike.
No, I am not Jewish BUT neither are the feasts. They are predominately celebrated by Jews but I have been grafted IN - a Gentile. For that matter how do you know you are not a descendant from one of the ten tribes that broke away from the original 12? For many years I have still been living like an orphan when the truth is that I was adopted years ago.
I see my place at this table.
Also the day of rest, the Sabbath given to the first of his children - Adam and Eve. He (God) did not make them Jewish Adam and Jewish Eve they were his children. I appreciate that once he had things all set up that he would hang out with his kids to enjoy it and declare it a weekly thing. Again I say twist my arm - what's not to love about that?
I now not only realize I wasn’t eating at the table – MAN I wasn’t even living in the right house!