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Sukkot, Pt 1

Leviticus 23:33-36 Adonai spoke to Moses saying: “Speak to Bnei-Yisrael, and say, On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Feast of Sukkot, for seven days to Adonai. On the first day there is to be a holy convocation—you are to do no laborious work. For seven days you are to bring an offering by fire to Adonai. The eighth day will be a holy convocation to you, and you are to bring an offering by fire to Adonai. It is a solemn assembly—you shall do no laborious work.

Leviticus 23:39-43 “So on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruits of the land, you are to keep the Feast of Adonai for seven days. The first day is to be a Shabbat rest, and the eighth day will also be a Shabbat rest. On the first day you are to take choice fruit of trees, branches of palm trees, boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook, and rejoice before Adonai your God for seven days. You are to celebrate it as a festival to Adonai for seven days in the year. It is a statute forever throughout your generations—you are to celebrate it in the seventh month. You are to live in sukkot for seven days. All the native-born in Israel are to live in sukkot, so that your generations may know that I had Bnei-Yisrael to dwell in sukkot when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am Adonai your God.”

Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, is the culmination of the High Holy Days. It is the most Messianic of all of the Fall Feasts. It is also the most significant for the non-Jewish people of the world.

We are instructed to celebrate in the sukkah for seven days. And God added an eighth day for us to continue celebrating with Him.

During this festival, if you don’t have a sukkah in your backyard, there will be one at the Synagogue for you to use. Take the opportunity to “dwell in a Sukkah” during this time.

This is my favorite time of year. It is a great opportunity to draw closer to God. It will not add to your salvation or cause God to love you more. I hope you find, as I do, celebrating the Feast of Sukkot will draw you closer in intimacy with God.

It is all about God and all about our Messiah.
He is the All!