Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Succot and the Messianic Jewish Lifestyle

Succot and the Messianic Jewish Lifestyle.

Succot is the most joyous feast of the year. This feast remembers the 40 years in the wilderness when Adonai dwelt with His people and cared for them. It celebrates the Harvest and our Thanksgiving for all that G-d has provided. Succot also celebrates the Shekinah of G-d, Yeshua, coming to dwell with man. Finally, Succot celebrates G-d's final redemption of Man, and His coming to dwell with His people in the New Jerusalem.

As important as this Holy Day is; it is amazing that most believers in the Church will never celebrate it (during this lifetime).

What is more amazing, and frankly disturbing, is that many Messianics do not make attending Synagogue a priority during this time. If we as Messianic & Messianic Jewish Believers do not make keeping G-d's Appointed times (Mo'edim) a priority, how are we any different than other non-Messianic believers.

Keeping G-d's Mo'edim must be a priority in our walk, as it is commanded by G-d, were kept by the Master (Yeshua), were kept by His Talmidim, and are a sign of who we are.

Please pray about this and determine today to make G-d's Appointed Times a priority in our lives.

"L'shanah tovah tikatev v'taihatem" (or to women, "L'shanah tovah tikatevi v'taihatemi"), which means "May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year." Rabbi Gavri'el

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