Grace In The Desert
Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles) in the Old Testament was firstly a reminder of the times when Israel wondered in the desert for 40 years and YHWH provided everything they needed every day without fail even in the midst of Israel’s sins. They lived in tents (tabernacles) this entire time, and so it is written and commanded by Adonai, “You shall live in booths (temporary shelters) for seven days; all native-born in Israel shall live in booths, so that your generations may know that I had the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.’” Even as Israel was saved, they continued to go through times of rebellion.
All of us have had those times of rebellion and dryness. Perhaps times are tough right now. Even after having gone through the desert, when we look back on those times in each of our lives whether we were saved, backslidden or none of the above in that moment, we see the unbelievable grace of God and how it was the path leading us into our destiny straight into the arms of Yeshua.
Sukkot is the time to rejoice for the price He paid for us and for His relentless and perfect love that never fails and never gives up on us. Do we have to pitch tents and have a week of worship, rejoicing, and fellowship, No. However it is still a permanent statute, and still a moed (appointed time) of the Most High, and will even be celebrated by both Jew and gentile alike in Yeshua’s millennial reign.
So do we have to celebrate Sukkot? No. But is it beneficial? Yes, as long as it is not celebrated based on lifeless tradition, but instead as the Holy Spirit leads. Sukkot is the entire story from Egypt until the millennial Kingdom of Yeshua, and it is more than just a story to recount, but one we are living in this very moment. Just know that you will be blessed and receive from the great I Am as you celebrate it according to the Father’s heart.
Church Building With Legs
The time of wandering in the desert was also the time of the Tabernacle in the wilderness when Israel did not move unless the cloud of Adonai moved. “Throughout all their journeys, whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the people of Israel would set out. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out till the day that it was taken up” (Exodus 40:36-37).
The Holy Spirit is calling those baptised in fire to move this way today. Are we moving when Abba Father says move, and waiting when He says wait? Are we not tabernacles of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19) with legs that move us where the Spirit takes us? Hallelujah! What a gift we have to be able to worship wherever we like! Yeshua told the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well, “Woman, believe Me, a time is coming [when God’s kingdom comes] when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem” (John 4:21). And Yeshua told Nicodemus about those born of the Spirit, “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it is coming from and where it is going; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” .
Now more than ever, the global Body of Messiah is being called to move with the cloud as if our very lives depend on it, because they do. We are walking talking time bombs of the Holy Spirit that the enemy has been trying to suppress and bury for two millennia, and it’s about time we rise from the dirt to be the head and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13). It’s time our church building grew legs, or wheels, but if it can’t move with the Spirit we have some thinking to do.
2020 years ago Yeshua stood with the great crowd assembled in Jerusalem on the 8th and final day of Sukkot, the feast itself prophesying His coming. As the priests brought the water from the Pool of Siloam up to the Temple with the multitudes around them to pour out the water as on offering to the Most High, destiny was spoken. “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! He who believes in Me [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Me], as the Scripture has said, ‘From his innermost being will flow continually rivers of living water.’” But He was speaking of the [Holy] Spirit, whom those who believed in Him [as Savior] were to receive afterward” (John 7:37-39).
At the feast prophesying Yeshua, He prophesied the Holy Spirit, the One Who we need, to be prepared as His Bride without spot or blemish. People once worshipped the King of kings with physical water, now we worship with the Living Water. Yeshua spoke of both our destiny and His that night, and He continues to speak it over you. As we connect with the Holy Spirit during this eight days of open heavens, we pray that the Holy Spirit reveals to you your destiny in the Father.
If you know it already, we pray He nurtures and makes it grow within you. Nothing is new under the sun except for you, you are unique, one of a kind tasked with a special mission for the glory of Adonai. May you be filled to overflow, may you worship from overflow, speak from overflow, profess and proclaim from overflow, heal, preach, teach, live from the overflow so that those around you would get full of the Holy Spirit wherever you go.
Maranatha Lord Yeshua
After Yeshua’s return and the destruction of His enemies, “Everyone who is left of all the nations that went against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles” (Zechariah 14:16).
This Feast of the Old Testament, New Testament, and the Millennium to come is also a time when we say in one accord, Marantha Lord Yeshua! The Spirit and the Bride say, Maranatha Lord Yeshua! Notice, the Spirit and the Bride say it together, because without the Spirit there is no Bride of Yeshua.
The prophetic journey of Sukkot brings us through the Biblical timeline directly into the future, revealing treasures and mysteries and teaching us every step of the way. Sukkot is not just another feast to be brushed aside and treated as just another week and day, it is a sacred Moed, appointed time, set aside by YHWH Himself for rejoicing, celebration, and to prophecy the Victory that was, is, and is to come. Do not be silenced, get louder. Do not be afraid, rejoice. Don’t slow down, speed up! Do not hold back, be free! The enemy wants you to abstain from these things, so let’s crank up the volume and bring the worship of heaven down to drown out the raucous lies switching those for the glory of the Most High. Adonai bless you and keep you kingdom family!