News Letter 5857-028
The 5th Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 26th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 12th day of the 7th month 5857 years after the creation of Adam
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence
1849 Days until the Two Witnesses
443 Days into the 2300 Days Started May 31st, 2020
August 21, 2021
Pastor Dennis of Mindanao has come down with COVID. HE collapsed last Sabbath and was put on oxygen. He is now off oxygen and improving.
The brethren in Ilocos also were shut down from doing any more conferences due to a COVID outbreak amongst them.
Brethren, we are about to keep Feast of Tabernacles. Do not tempt Yehovah our God.
Deut 6:16 You shall not tempt Jehovah your God as you tempted in Massah.
Exercise caution and protection. Do not assume everyone is being as cautious as you are. Be super vigilant about hygiene and the people you allow into your space.
We are aware of at least a dozen brethren who have come down with COVID. So far all of them are recovering.
I want to remind you all of something that took place when COVID first started out.
In 2020 when COVID was first starting out there was a certain church from South Korea. They thought they were above being sick. And ended up spreading it everywhere and they were subsequently sued for damages by the Government.
Lee Man-hee, the leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, got on his knees and bowed at a news conference.
Members of the fringe Christian group are believed to have infected one another and then travelled around the country, apparently undetected, in February.
About 60% of the country’s more than 4,000 confirmed cases are sect members. Deaths nationwide now stand at 28.
Mr Lee claims he is the second coming of Jesus Christ and identifies as “the promised pastor” mentioned in the Bible who will take 144,000 people to heaven with him.
The Shincheonji Church is labelled as a cult within South Korea and also in the Christian community, which results in the group often being discriminated against, persecuted or criticised, Mr Kim told the BBC.
The city of Daegu, once the epicenter of South Korea’s coronavirus epidemic, has filed a civil lawsuit aimed at forcing a fringe religious sect to pay more than $80 million for allegedly allowing the disease to spread. The suit claims the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a cult-like group with more than 193,000 followers across South Korea, became an incubator for the virus in Daegu by ignoring the city’s quarantine efforts.
I do not care what your views are about getting the Vaccine or wearing the mask. I do not want to hear about brethren who die from catching COVID because they ignored the warnings or thought they were protected by Yehovah. Do not tempt Yehovah. Be careful as you keep the Feast this year.
When David had placed the Ark in the Ten he sung this song of praise and in that song, he said these words.
1Ch 16:21 He did not allow any man to do them wrong. Yea, He reproved kings for their sakes,
1Ch 16:22 saying, Touch not My anointed, and do My prophets no harm.
1Ch 16:23 Sing to Jehovah, all the earth. Show forth from day to day His salvation.
1Ch 16:24 Declare His glory among the heathen, His marvelous works among all nations.
We can also read in Psalms this other promise.
My Refuge and My Fortress
Psa 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall rest under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psa 91:2 I will say of Jehovah, my refuge and my fortress; my God; in Him I will trust.
Psa 91:3 Surely He will deliver you from the fowler’s trap and from the destroying plague.
Psa 91:4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall trust. His truth shall be your shield, and buckler.
Psa 91:5 You shall not fear the terror by night; nor because of the arrow that flies by day;
Psa 91:6 nor for the plague that walks in darkness, of the destruction laying waste at noonday.
Psa 91:7 A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; it shall not come near you.
Psa 91:8 Only with your eyes you shall look and see the reward of the wicked.
Psa 91:9 Because You, O Jehovah, are My refuge; if You have made the Most High Your dwelling-place,
Psa 91:10 no evil shall befall You, nor shall any plague come near Your dwelling.
Psa 91:11 For He shall give His angels charge over You, to keep You in all Your ways.
Psa 91:12 They shall bear You up in their hands, lest You dash your foot against a stone.
Psa 91:13 You shall tread on the lion and adder; the young lion and the jackal You shall trample underfoot.
Psa 91:14 Because He has set His love on Me, therefore I will deliver Him; I will set Him on high, because He has known My name.
Psa 91:15 He shall call on Me, and I will answer Him; I will be with Him in trouble; I will deliver Him, and honor Him.
Psa 91:16 With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.
This was the Psalm Satan gave to Yehshua and here is Yehshua’s response.
Mat 4:5 Then the Devil took Him up into the holy city and set Him upon a pinnacle of the Temple.
Mat 4:6 And he said to Him, If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down. For it is written, “He shall give His angels charge concerning You, and in their hands they shall bear You up, lest at any time You dash Your foot against a stone.”
Mat 4:7 Jesus said to him, It is written again, “You shall not tempt the Lord your God.”
May you have a blessed and safe Sukkot where ever you go. Chag Sameach.
Shabbat Zoom Meeting
There are many people in need of fellowship and who are sitting at home on the Sabbath with no one to talk to or debate with. I want to encourage all of you to join us on Shabbat, and to invite others to come and join us as well. If the time is not convenient then you can listen to the teaching and the midrash after on our youtube channel.
What are we doing and why do we teach this way?
We are going to discuss both sides of an issue and then let you choose. It is the work of the Ruach (Spirit) to direct and to teach you.
The medieval commentator Rashi wrote that the Hebrew word for wrestle (avek) implies that Jacob was “tied”, for the same word is used to describe knotted fringes in a Jewish prayer shawl, the tzitzityot. Rashi says, “thus is the manner of two people who struggle to overthrow each other, that one embraces the other and knots him with his arms”.
Our intellectual wrestling has been replaced by a different kind of struggle. We are Wrestling with Yehovah as we grapple with His Word. It is an intimate act, symbolizing a relationship in which Yehovah and I and you are bound together. My wrestling is a struggle to discover what Yehovah expects of us, and we are “tied” to the One who assists us in that struggle.
Today, many say Israel means “Champion of God”, or better — the “Wrestler of God”.
Our Torah sessions each Shabbat teach you and encouraged you to constantly challenge, question, argue against, as well as view alternative views and explanations of the Word. In other words, we are to “wrestle with the Word” to get to the truth. Jews worldwide believe that you need to wrestle with the Word and constantly challenge Dogma, Theology, and views or else you will never get to the Truth.
We are not like most churches where “The preacher talks and everyone listens.” We encourage everyone to participate, to question and to contribute what they know on the subject being discussed. We want you to be a champion wrestler of the Word of Yehovah. We want you to wear the title of Israel, knowing that you not only know but are capable to explain why you know the Torah to be true with logic and facts.
We have a few rules though. Let others talk and listen. There is no discussion about UFO’s Nephilim, Vaccines or conspiracy-type subjects. We have people from around the world with different world views. Not everyone cares who is the President of any particular country. Treat each other with respect as Fellow wrestlers of the word. Some of our subjects are hard to understand and require you to be mature and if you do not know, then listen to gain knowledge and understanding and hopefully wisdom. The very things you are commanded to ask Yehovah for and He gives to those who ask.
Jas 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and with no reproach, and it shall be given to him.
We hope you can invite those who want to keep Torah to come and join us by hitting the link below. It is almost like a Torah teaching fellowship talk show with people from around the world taking part and sharing their insights and understandings.
We start off with some music and then some prayers and it’s as though you were sitting around the kitchen back in Newfoundland having a cup of coffee and all of us enjoying each other’s company. I hope you will grace us with your company someday.
Sabbath August 21, 2021, the room will be open at 12:30 PM Eastern with singing and prayers until about 1:15 PM. You are all welcome to join and watch. It is not recorded. We will have our afternoon service after this. You are welcome to come and join us before during and after we are off the air.
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Septennial Torah Portion
If you go to Torah Portion at our archived section, you can then go to the 5th year which is the 5th year of the Sabbatical Cycle, the one we are in now, as we state at the top of every News Letter. There you can scroll down to August 14, 2021, and see that this Shabbat we could very well be midrashing about
1 Kings 2
If you missed last week’s exciting discoveries as we studied that section you can go and watch past Shabbats on our media section.
We will be hosting Zoom meetings using this link on the High Holy Days at 10 AM and 2 PM Eastern Time zone.
The Fall Feast Dates 2021
The Holy Days have begun. The Holy Day begins at Sunset the day before for each date given.
August 24th will be the first day of the Feast of Sukkot for 7 days.
And August 31, 2021, will be the 8th Day Feast.
ALL HOLY DAYS BEGIN THE EVENING BEFORE AT SUNSET!
You can check all Festival dates by clicking this link.
The End of the USA Power
It is not with joy or malice that I say this. It is with heart-wrenching sadness that I state what I see happening.
August 15, 2021, Afghanistan Falls to the Taliban. 20 years after 9/11 the USA and her allies left the house of cards in the middle of the night. They reported that Kandahar had 3 months before the Taliban would be there and then just two days after saying that on public TV the Taliban walked in unopposed. Those who helped the USA and her allies left to fend for themselves.
The message from this is simple. You cannot trust the USA to back you. Mind you the Afghan people did not have the will to fight either. The Longest war the USA has been involved in is ended with the USA and her allies with the shame of face.
American service members killed in Afghanistan through April: 2,448.
U.S. contractors: 3,846.
Afghan national military and police: 66,000.
Other allied service members, including from other NATO member states: 1,144.
Afghan civilians: 47,245.
Taliban and other opposition fighters: 51,191.
Estimated amount of direct Afghanistan and Iraq war costs that the United States has debt-financed as of 2020: $2 trillion.
Estimated interest costs by 2050: Up to $6.5 trillion.
THE WARS END. THE COSTS DON’T:
Amount Bilmes estimates the United States has committed to pay in health care, disability, burial and other costs for roughly 4 million Afghanistan and Iraq veterans: more than $2 trillion.
Period those costs will peak: after 2048.
Deu 28:43 The stranger within you shall get up above you very high, and you shall come down very low.
Deu 28:44 He shall loan to you, and you shall not loan to him. He shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.
Deu 28:45 And all these curses shall come on you, and shall pursue you and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not listen to the voice of Jehovah your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you.
Deu 28:46 And they shall be on you for a sign and for a wonder, and on your seed forever.
Deu 28:47 Because you did not serve Jehovah your God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart for the abundance of all things;
Deu 28:48 therefore you shall serve your enemies which Jehovah shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in the lack of all things. And he shall put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you.
Deu 28:49 Jehovah shall bring a nation against you from far, from the end of the earth, as the eagle flies; a nation whose tongue you shall not understand,
Deu 28:50 a nation fierce of face who shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young.
Deu 28:51 And he shall eat the fruit of your cattle and the fruit of your land, until you are destroyed. He shall not leave you grain, wine, or oil, the increase of your livestock, or flocks of your sheep, until he has destroyed you.
Deu 28:52 And he shall besiege you in all your gates until your high and fortified walls in which you trusted come down, throughout all the land. And he shall besiege you in all your gates throughout all your land which Jehovah your God has given you.
Deu 28:53 And you shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters, which Jehovah your God has given you, in the siege and in the anguish with which your enemies shall distress you.
The Chinese are mocking the USA.
The outspoken editor of a Chinese state media tabloid mocked the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan on Sunday, comparing the government’s foreign policy blunder to the presidential transition from former President Donald Trump to President Joe Biden.
“Chinese netizens joked that the power transition in Afghanistan is even more smooth than presidential transition in the US,” tweeted Hu Xijin, who heads the Chinese Communist Party’s Global Times.
This disaster is going to embolden all enemies of the USA to go forward with their plans because they know the USA will not and does not have the will to fight. 20 years and they could not defeat the remnants of Al Qaeda.
It also tells others they cannot rely on the USA as an allie.
While the whole world is shaken by the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, one region is particularly concerned: Europe. Another refugee crisis is looming; more terrorism can be expected. Many Europeans wonder if the Middle East will ever be safe without major military intervention. Germany, most of all, feels directly betrayed by America’s withdrawal.
Afghanistan had been Germany’s longest, most extensive military mission since World War ii. In February, the German government authorized the mission in Afghanistan to continue through Jan. 31, 2022, with up to 1,300 troops. But after Joe Biden announced in April that the United States military would vacate by September 11, Germany pulled out all of its troops.
Over the almost 20-year mission, Germany lost 60 soldiers in Afghanistan. Now Germany is watching as America’s weak leadership throws its efforts away. Chairman of the Bundeswehr Association André Wüstner called the situation in Afghanistan “shameful” and claimed that veterans would be “enormously furious.”
“The American president’s decision to allow Afghanistan to collapse into the arms of the Taliban has European officials worried he has unwittingly accelerated what his predecessor Donald Trump started: the degradation of the Western alliance and everything it is supposed to stand for in the world,” Politico noted on August 17.
France 24 reported: “European leaders said Monday they will press for a unified international approach to dealing with a Taliban government in Afghanistan, as they looked on with dismay at the rapid collapse of two decades of a U.S.-led Western campaign in the country.”
Individual European nations don’t have the capacity to pull off major military missions without the help of the United States. But the U.S. withdrawal is causing Europe to band together in an effort to take the Middle East into its own hands.
Behind closed doors, German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the withdrawal ordered by Joe Biden. Politico summarized the feelings in Europe, writing: “Across Europe, officials have reacted with a mix of disbelief and a sense of betrayal. Even those who cheered Biden’s election and believed he could ease the recent tensions in the trans-Atlantic relationship said they regarded the withdrawal from Afghanistan as nothing short of a mistake of historic magnitude.”
“I say this with a heavy heart and with horror over what is happening, but the early withdrawal was a serious and far-reaching miscalculation by the current administration,” Norbert Röttgen, chairman of the German parliament’s foreign relations committee, said. “This does fundamental damage to the political and moral credibility of the West.”
Leader of the Christian Democratic Union and most likely successor of Merkel, Armin Laschet, called Afghanistan “the biggest fiasco” since the founding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Laschet also lamented the European Union’s inability to run the mission without the U.S.: “We see that Europe’s ability to act is not a given without the United States at our side” (Trumpet translation throughout). This means that the U.S.’s decision to withdraw entailed “direct consequences for German and European policy and the German armed forces.”
Germany pulled out its last troops in June. Leaving the war zone has been greatly criticized. On July 28, Deutschlandfunk commented: “NATO Leaves a Country Alone in War.”
Laschet called for “a rapid European and trans-Atlantic response” and advocated that the EU foreign ministers meet for a special council “to analyze the situation.” He also warned of a repeat of the 2015 refugee crisis.
French President Emmanuel Macron warned: “We must anticipate and protect ourselves against significant irregular migratory flows.”
Politico wrote: “At a time when some European leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, have been pushing for the bloc to pursue a security policy less dependent on America, Afghanistan is bound to be used as evidence for why ‘strategic autonomy’ is necessary. ‘Naturally this has damaged American credibility, along with that of the intelligence services and of the military,’ said Rüdiger Lentz, the former head of the Aspen Institute in Berlin. ‘One can only hope that the damage to America’s foreign-policy leadership can be quickly contained.’”
The foreign-policy spokesperson of the center-right European People’s Party, Daniel Caspary, and David McAllister wrote in a statement that Europe “must now do everything we can to ensure that those fleeing get protection close to home.” In other words, Europe wants to exert great efforts to prevent them from coming to their shores. To accomplish this, Europe would need to act together, even militarily.
This past Day of Atonement we were relating the events that help us to understand the significance of the Day of Atonement.
We noted that the Lamb for Passover could also be a goat. And we noted the Goat that was to die as a sin offering in Lev 16 represented Yehovah.
We then noted that the current world crisis, the USA panicked withdrawal from Afghanistan was very much like they did from Saigon on, April 30, 1975. But we noted that this current crisis or angst was coming during these 10 Days of Awe. We did not know what to make of that.
Then we noted that the lamb chosen on the 10th day of Nisan for Passover, which could also be a goat lined up with the 10th day of the 7th Month which was Atonement when the goat was sacrificed.
And still, after this, we then noted the following;
Afghan conflict: US and Taliban sign deal to end 18-year war
Published 29 February 2020
The US and the Taliban have signed an “agreement for bringing peace” to Afghanistan after more than 18 years of conflict.
The US and Nato allies have agreed to withdraw all troops within 14 months if the militants uphold the deal.
President Trump said it had been a “long and hard journey” in Afghanistan. “It’s time after all these years to bring our people back home,” he said.
When the USA made this unilateral agreement of withdrawal, or surrender, they did so without consulting their allies. That February 29, 2020, was the 4th day of the 1st month. We kept Passover March 11, 2020, and W.H.O. declared a pandemic on that very same day. COVID was now taking over the world. This event in 2020 would have taken place during the Nisan 10 days. And now in 2021, we are seeing the Afghanistan crisis take place again during the fall 10 Days of Awe. Are they connected? We now have something to pay attention to going forward and check. There was a great deal of anxiety both times during those 10 days.
We do not know what this means right now. But have noticed something we are going to watch going forward.
You are commanded to be Joyful during this week of Sukkot.
Duet 16:13-15 “You shall observe the Feast of Tabernacles seven days, when you have gathered from your threshing floor and from your winepress. And you shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant and the Levite, the stranger and the fatherless and the widow, who are within your gates. Seven days you shall keep a sacred feast to the Lord your God in the place which the Lord chooses, because the Lord your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you surely rejoice.
2 Chronicles 7:8-10 At that time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great assembly from the entrance of Hamath to the Brook of Egypt. And on the eighth day they held a sacred assembly, for they observed the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days. On the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their tents, joyful and glad of heart for the good that the Lord had done for David, for Solomon, and for His people Israel.
Psalm 81:1-4 Sing aloud to God our strength;
Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob.
Raise a song and strike the timbrel,
The pleasant harp with the lute.
Blow the trumpet at the time of the New Moon,
At the full moon, on our solemn feast day.
For this is a statute for Israel,
A law of the God of Jacob.
Do not stay in your home and be miserable this week. You are commanded to save a tithe of your income and to then spend that Tithe on yourself for this week. You are commanded by Yehovah to take these 8 days and have a holiday at a place He has set up. What religion tells you to tithe to yourself? And to spend the money on yourself. Only Yehovah does.
Deut 14:22-27 “You shall truly tithe all the increase of your grain that the field produces year by year. And you shall eat before the Lord your God, in the place where He chooses to make His name abide, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, of the firstborn of your herds and your flocks, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always. But if the journey is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry the tithe, or if the place where the Lord your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, when the Lord your God has blessed you, then you shall exchange it for money, take the money in your hand, and go to the place which the Lord your God chooses. And you shall spend that money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen or sheep, for wine or similar drink, for whatever your heart desires; you shall eat there before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household. You shall not forsake the Levite who is within your gates, for he has no part nor inheritance with you.
Yehovah wants you to take 10% of your income and spend it on yourself. To spend it on whatever your heart desires. He wants you to rejoice with Him. How AWESOME IS THAT!!!?
I want to focus once again on the meaning of this, the Feast of Sukkot, just like we have been doing for Trumpets, being the birth of Yehshua and the day He is to come back on and Atonement being the day when Satan is locked away and our judgment day.
The Feast of Sukkot is for seven days and it represents the wedding feast of Israel to Yehovah and this is why we are to rejoice. It is OUR WEDDING WEEK to Yehovah. This is the conclusion to the covenant made at Mount Sinai. Mount Sinai was the betrothal or engagement of Israel to Yehovah which took place on Shavuot or the Feast of Pentecost. Israel said they will do all that Yehovah has commanded five times.
Many Christians quote Hebrews about entering into that rest with God. But do they ever stop and actually read this part of the bible? Let us now read it and understand it.
Hebrews 4:1-13 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:
“So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest,’ ” although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.”
This rest that Christians want to enter is stated right here as being the Seventh Day Sabbath. Yet they will not keep it.
Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said:
“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts.”
For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
Each week we rest on the Sabbath not working or doing our own business or employing anyone else to do work for us. Each week we enter that rest spoken of in Hebrews. But Yehovah was not talking just about the weekly Sabbath rest. Most people know that this is speaking of the millennial rest that we are to enter. That is the seventh Millennium.
If the seventh Millennium is likened to the weekly Sabbath then why do Christians abhor it so much? Why will they not practice each week what they say they want to do for the seventh Millennium? That is as Hebrews says, to enter into His rest.
In the chart below we have used the Gregorian years to reckon by and counted each Jubilee Cycle by 49 years. We are currently at the end of the 6th Millennium and about to enter the 7th Millennium of His Rest. We are in the year 2021 right now at this writing and the 7th Millennium begins with the 120th Jubilee year in 2045. That is just 24 years from now.
Sukkot is a seven-day celebration of the wedding. Let’s take a look again at what Yehshua said during this time.
In John 7:2 we are told this is the Feast of Tabernacles also known as Sukkot. Then in John 7:37-39 Yehshua said on the last day, the seventh day of the Feast;
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Where have the scriptures said this?
Isaiah 12:1-6 And in that day you will say:
“O Yehovah, I will praise You;
Though You were angry with me,
Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me.
Behold, God is my salvation, (Yehshua)
I will trust and not be afraid;
‘For the Lord Yehovah, is my strength and song;
He also has become my salvation.’ ” (Yehovah has become my Yehshua)
Therefore with JOY you will draw water
From the wells of salvation. (Yehshua)
And in that day you will say:
“Praise Yehovah, call upon His name;
Declare His deeds among the peoples,
Make mention that His name is exalted.
Sing to Yehovah,
For He has done excellent things;
This is known in all the earth.
Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion,
For great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst!”
These words of Isaiah were sung on this day. They sang these words and were so ecstatic with joy during this ceremony, which was accompanied by trumpets, that it was said, “Whoever had not witnessed it had never seen Rejoicing at all.”
On the last day of the feast of tabernacles, the Jews used to bring water in a golden pitcher from the fountain of Siloam, and pour it, mingled with wine, on the sacrifice on the altar, with great rejoicing. This is the allusion in Yehshuas’ words on “the last day of the feast”. The pouring out of water indicated repentance as shown to us in 1 Samuel.
1 Samuel 7:5-6 And Samuel said, “Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray to the Lord for you.” So they gathered together at Mizpah, drew water, and poured it out before the Lord. And they fasted that day, and said there, “We have sinned against the Lord.” And Samuel judged the children of Israel at Mizpah.
Now compare this to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the last days.
Zechariah 12:10-14, 13:1 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. And the land shall mourn, every family by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves; all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.
“In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness.
There shall be a latter outpouring of the Spirit like the former one on Pentecost.
Joel 2:28-29 “And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.
And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
This outpouring of the Holy Spirit takes place just before the end of the 6th Millennium as we enter into the 7th Millennium. It is taking place right now, today and the fact that you’re understanding these Holy Days and what they mean is proof that His Spirit has been poured out on you. Just a few years ago you would have nothing to do with any of this.
Revelation 7:13-17 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?”
And I said to him, “Sir, you know.”
So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
Again we are talking about the Feast of Sukkot and how it represents the marriage celebrations. They party for 7 days and it is during this time that the bride has made herself ready. We read about this in Revelation 19:1-9
After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God! For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.” Again they said, “Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!” And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, “Amen! Alleluia!” Then a voice came from the throne, saying, “Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!”
And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”
The Last Great Days of the Feast is represented or it represents the 7th Millennium. The one the book of Hebrews says we are to strive to enter into. It is the time when we have put away our sinful ways and repented by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, by the pouring out of the water libation on this day as our sins are washed away. Do you get this? Does it register with you what is going on here?
I want you to look at the chart again and notice that the Temple of Yehovah built by Solomon was finished at the end of the 3rd Millennial day in the year 967 BC. It was then destroyed in 70 C.E. which is almost at the end of the 4th Millennial Day. Yehshua also was compared to the Temple.
John 2:17-22 Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.”
So the Jews answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?”
Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?”
But He was speaking of the temple of His body. Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.
Just as the Temple was destroyed on the 4th Millennial day, Yehshua was also killed on the 4th day of the week and placed in the tomb just before the 5th day was to begin. He was in the grave for 3 days and 3 nights and came out just at the end of the 7th Day of rest. The women came to anoint the body at the start of the first day while it was still dark.
Yehshua is not going to come back until when? The end of the seventh Millennium just before the 8th Millennium begins. Why?
We are told that at the end of the seventh Millennial rest, Satan is going to be set loose. He is bound just like we are shown with the two goats on the Day of Atonement and bound for 1000 years. You can read this in Lev 16 and you should, so you can compare it to what we are about to read in Revelation. It is the same thing.
Revelation 20:1-15 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.
The Saints Reign with Christ 1000 Years
And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
Satanic Rebellion Crushed
Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
The Great White Throne Judgment
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
Yehovah is not going to rule over this earth while Satan is still around. It is only once Satan has finally been put away once and for all that the marriage can then take place. That only happens at the end of the 7th Millennium. That only happens at the time when Yehshua said “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But until Satan is destroyed, just like Yehshua being in the grave for 3 days and 3 nights, Yehovah will not come back to this earth until the end of the 7th Millennium.
So who is to rule during this Millennial day of rest.
Hosea 3:4-5 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without ephod or teraphim.
God’s Charge Against Israel
Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the latter days.
Ezekiel 37:21-28 “Then say to them, “Thus says the Lord God: ‘Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again. They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their God.
“David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them. Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children’s children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever. Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My people. The nations also will know that I, the Lord, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.” ’ ”
Jermiah 30:3, 8-9 For behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,’ says the Lord. ‘And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.’ ”
‘For it shall come to pass in that day,’
Says the Lord of hosts,
‘That I will break his yoke from your neck,
And will burst your bonds;
Foreigners shall no more enslave them.
But they shall serve the Lord their God,
And David their king,
Whom I will raise up for them.
It will be King David who Yehovah is going to raise up and reign over us that will teach us the proper way to worship Yehovah during this 7th Millennial day of rest. Just like we all learn on the Sabbath by studying His word, King David will teach us and make us ready for the wedding at the end of the 7th Millennium after Satan is destroyed forever.
We read in John 7 on the Last Great Day, the 7th day of the Feast, Yehshua made His statement about living waters, and it was during this time that they made the water libation ceremony from the pool of Siloam. This would have been for the afternoon service at 3 PM. All the sacrifices were done at 9 AM and 3 PM each day.
As we read the rest of Chapter 7 and then chapter 8 we see that Yehshua spent the evening after the 7th day on the Mount of Olives.
After the sunset of the 7th day is the start of the 8th Day Feast. It is also known as Shemini Atzeret. In Israel today they sing and dance and REJOICE as they dance with the Torah scroll this evening. That Torah Scroll is Yehovah.
John 1:1, 14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Let me write this so you can see it clearer.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Yehovah, and the Word was Yehovah.
And the Word-Yehovah became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. It was Yehovah that we crucified.
When you dance with the Torah Scroll it is as if you are dancing with your Groom Yehovah. This is the same day that in John 10:22 has called the Feast of Dedication. It was the 8th Day Feast also known as the day of dedication as this was the day Solomon dedicated the Temple and Yehovah came down and filled the Temple with so much smoke that the priests had to leave the temple area. This is not speaking of the Jewish Chanukah in December. Absolutely not!!!
John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
In “the treasury” where it was spoken (see on Joh_8:20) stood two colossal golden lamp-stands, on which hung a multitude of lamps, lighted after the 3 PM sacrifice, diffusing their brilliancy, it is said, over all the city. Around these, the people danced with great rejoicing.
It is under these conditions that Yehshua cried out, , “I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD”
It was John who spoke of this light.
John 1:8-9 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
Isa 42:6 “I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness,
And will hold Your hand;
I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people,
As a light to the Gentiles, Mal_4:2, etc.).
Yehovah was that Pillar of Light that they followed in the wilderness for 40 years.
Again the 8th Day is the 8th Millennium. It is at this time when Yehovah will appear to us after Satan is done away, at the end of the 7th Millennium.
Now read the gift to us from Yehovah on our wedding day of the 8th Day.
Rev 21:1-27 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
The New Jerusalem
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.
Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal. Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
The Glory of the New Jerusalem
But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
The River of Life
And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.
Here again, is that river of life. Flowing waters.
The Feast of Sukkot is a celebration of the marriage that is about to take place to our Groom Yehovah. This takes place after Satan is thrown into the lake of fire. Our Sins are washed away and we Israel and all those who have joined themselves to Israel have made ourselves ready during the Last Great Day, the 7th Millennium of rest under the leadership of the resurrected King David. Then on the 8th day or the 8th Millennium Yehovah then dwells with us on earth and gives the New Jerusalem as we have just read.
We just read how there would be no more night there. Yehovah is the light. If there is no more night then the days never end and time as we know it ends. There is no ninth millennium. Yehovah now dwells with His bride on earth. He now dwells with us on earth.
This Last Great Day of the Feast and the 8th Day Feast are so exciting to understand and to be a part of.
This is why we rejoice during these week-long celebrations. So REJOICE and be merry in anticipation of our wedding to the Creator.