God’s people have been meeting on Shabbat for centuries. We are in the month of Elul and preparing for the 7th month Tishrei. As God set apart the 7th day and the 7th year, He also set apart the 7th month.
When this 7th new moon passes, then we spend the next ‘The 10 days of Awe’ in personal reflection preparing for the Day of Atonement – a worldwide day of repentance held in prayer for forgiveness for the coming year ahead. Then three days later, we all celebrate the Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), the great pilgrimage feast headquartered in Jerusalem for all to come and worship the God of Israel. This is the great feast that Yeshua offered us living water and the same appointed time prophesied in Zechariah chapter 14 and the same appointed time spoken of by John in Revelation.
Just remember, this is a yearly feast of expectation, and consummation – which is why we are all breathlessly waiting to hear ‘what will come of us now, LORD?’ amidst this season of such waiting and wondering.
For my part, let me speak shalom to you.
Yeshua said, “Shalom I leave you, My shalom I give to you; but not as the world gives! Do not let your heart be troubled or afraid.” (John 14:27 TLV)