The Last Blood Moon; Sukkot the 7th and the Last Feast

Blessed are you Lord, our God, Sovereign of the Universe, Who has kept us alive, sustained us and enabled us to reach this season- Amen.

by: Pastor Ranjee Salvacion

The final blood moon is on September 28 and three things are going to take place:

   1.  Blood will be shed in Israel. It will be divided in two.

   2.  A shaking will come to Europe.

   3.  CHURCH WILL GO INTO TRANSITION TRANSFORMATION.

Pay attention to the third topic. Sheep and goat are all mixed together. But God will separate them-the foolish and the wise virgins”. –(Prophet Saddhu-Come Lord Jesus, End Time Prophetic Conference)

 The Last Blood Moon falls exactly on the 1st day of Sukkot- 09/28. It will actually be visible in the City of Jerusalem and USA simultaneously. A similar pattern of eclipses happened just before and after the destruction of the Jewish temple in 70 A.D.

TRANSITION: movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to  another; change

TRANSFORMATION: the act or process of transforming; the state of being transformed;  change in form, appearance, nature, or character.

 As the Day is fast approaching, we should have been TRANSFORMED into the image and likeness of CHRIST! Because that is our main purpose-Him in us, we living for Him and in Him!  We have entered the FINAL DISPENSATION- the divine ordering of the affairs of the world-as appointed, arranged or favored by God.

Matthew 25:32-33 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

God is putting His house to order- judgment begins with the family of God! (1 Peter 4:17) The final signs are here to awaken the TRUE CHURCH!

CHURCH in SARDIS:

Revelation 3:2-3  1“To the angela of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits b of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God. 3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.

WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND HIS SEASONS!

What is Sukkot?
Sukkot is the final or the 7th Feast of the Lord, also known as “The Feast of Tabernacles”. It is observed in the fall from the 15th to the 22nd of Tishri. It is one of the three pilgrimage feast.  "Feast of Ingathering” at the year's end (Exodus 34:22) it marks the end of the harvest time and thus of the agricultural year in the Land of Israel. It commemorates the Exodus and the dependence of the People of Israel on the will of God (Leviticus 23:42-43). The Hebrew word sukkōt is the plural of sukkah, "booth" or "tabernacle", which is a walled structure covered with plant material such as overgrowth or palm leaves).

 A sukkah is the name of the temporary dwelling in which farmers would live during harvesting, a fact connecting to the agricultural significance of the holiday stressed by the Book of Exodus.  As stated in Leviticus, it is also intended as a reminiscence of the type of fragile dwellings in which the Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of travel in the desert after the Exodus from slavery in Egypt. Throughout the holiday, meals are eaten inside the sukkah and many people sleep there as well.

HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE:


 
Moses stayed on Mt. Sinai for 40 days which ended on the Day of Atonement, after that period of fasting and repentance, he went down the mountain with the new stone tablets and also gave instructions about the building of God’s tabernacle.

Exodus 24:18 Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

Exodus 25:8-9  8“Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.9Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you.

TABERNACLE is the Hebrew word “mishkan” which means a dwelling place. Moses finished collecting all the materials needed for the Tabernacle just before Sukkot. (Exodus 39:32-43, 40:1-2). It is also believed that Solomon’s temple was dedicated on Sukkot.

1 Kings 8:2,65a 2All the Israelites came together to King Solomon at the time of the festival in the month of Ethanim, the seventh month.  65aSo Solomon observed the festival at that time, and all Israel with him—a vast assembly,

Sukkot immediately follows after the “Days of Awe” and Yom Kippur. Sukkot represents the time of restored relationship with the Lord.  It stands for God’s presence dwelling among His redeemed people!

Exodus 29:44-45 44“So I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar and will consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve me as priests. 45Then I will dwell among the Israelites and be their God. 

IN THE NOW


 
This feast, this season (“mo’ed”) is also an appointed time for us to remember all that the Lord has done for us and is therefore a time of celebration! And in the future days, the Sukkot(the 7th Feast) symbolizes the Millennial Reign of Christ (1000 years : 1 day in the Lord)--Revelation 20. Since the word feast or “mo’ed” also means rehearsal, the rehearsal started when we accepted Jesus in our lives. He has chosen our hearts as the place where He should dwell! REHEARSALS are done to perfect, to give us time to fully understand and be ready for the Day itself! The feasts are here to give us time to prepare!

Time is running out, we should have been ready by now!

John 1:14 14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Our body is the tabernacle, the place of dwelling for our Lord Jesus Christ! For the Holy Spirit! We as God’s temple should prepare for our future- the time when Yeshua will once again tabernacle with us not just in these temporary bodies but where He would dwell together with us forever! The sukkah or the tents symbolizes temporary shelters. Our bodies should have accustomed to the rehearsals we have here on earth!  We live to please the Lord so that He may dwell in us! Because only when we have made room for Him now can we have a room in His dwelling place!

1 Corinthians 6:19 9Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

The word temple here means a divine dwelling-place, or the PLACE OF DIVINE MANIFESTATION. That’s how we should live our lives now! That is how we prepare for our future! We are on this earth, we live on this world but we are not of this world! We live as if we are living in our permanent residence- the Kingdom of God!

SUKKOT OBSERVANCES ACCORDING TO THE TORAH
 

1. To gather the “four species” (Leviticus 23:40).

2. Rejoice before the Lord (Deut. 16:13-14, Lev. 23:40).

3. To live in Sukkah (Leviticus 23:42).


1. TO GATHER THE “FOUR SPECIES”
Leviticus 23:40(KJV) And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.

 These four items pertain to the produce of the land of Israel, they prepare this the afternoon before the Sukkot.  They assemble these into a bouquet which they wave each day.

1. Etrog- the product of the goodly trees

It symbolizes the heart. The place of understanding and wisdom.They believe etrog is an acronym for faith, repentance, healing and redemption.

 2. Lulav- branches of the palm trees

The word is from the two words “to him” and “heart”’. A person who loves the Lord “with all his heart” will be given a “spiritual backbone”or uprightness- real conviction and true strength.

 3. Hadas- Myrtle branch or the boughs of thick trees

Myrtle leaves resembles the shape of the eyes- it symbolizes the sight or vision or enlightenment.

 4. Aravah- leafy branch of a willow tree

This plant was chosen based on the scripture:

Psalm 68:4 Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him--his name is the LORD.

It also represents the acts of the lips or prayer and praise.

 On the last day of Sukkot, there is a ceremony that willow branches are beaten against the ground until the leaves fall out (Beating of the Willows) which symbolizes ultimate victory over all our enemies! (Rev.20). They are waved together three times in six directions proclaiming God’s omnipresence. Each of this four represents the Tetragrammaton. The gematria of this four species is equivalent to 613 which means Father of Abundance! Victory can only be made complete when we lift YAHWEH in our lives! The Millennial Reign is for the victors! (Shaken during Hallel Service, singing Hosanna!)

John 4:13-14  13Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

John 7:37-38  37On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”c 

 Revelation 21:3, 6    3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 6He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.

2. REJOICE BEFORE THE LORD - (Deut. 16:13-14, Lev. 23:40).
3. TO LIVE IN SUKKAH - (Lev.23:42).
 

To us rejoicing in the Lord and living in His presence happens when we enter through the gate that Jesus offered--Himself (John 14:6). We access it through worship in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:23-24). The Sukkah is made a temporary dwelling made where meals are eaten, a place where an area of the roof is open for them to see the stars (the promises of God).

THE WATER OF LIFE

Also for seven days, a sacrificial pouring of water is performed in the temple. It was the High Priest who led this and gets water using a golden pitcher from the Pool of Siloam. When he pours the water the people will waive their luvav and sing “Save now, I pray, O Lord; O Lord, I pray, send now prosperity.” In the evening, they will have a celebration called “Happiness of the House of the Water-Drawing” and a light show. Unbeknownst to the Jews, this Celebration in all its parts is the Celebration of Jesus- the Jesus who reigns forever!

Jeremiah 2:13 "My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.

JESUS IS OUR ONLY SOURCE, FOR HE IS THE SPRING OF LIVING WATER! NOTHING WOULD LAST WITHOUT HIM!

Deuteronomy 16:13-15 The Festival of Tabernacles

13Celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles for seven days after you have gathered the produce of your threshing floor and your winepress. 14Be joyful at your festival—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites, the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns.15For seven days celebrate the festival to the Lord your God at the place the Lord will choose. For the Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete.

The Feast of Tabernacles is also known as “Z’man Simchateinu” or “The Season of our Joy”. From among the three pilgrimage festivals the word joy or the Hebrew word “simchah” or “samach” appeared most in Sukkot! It is the season when all the best produce of the land are harvested! Total joy comes when you know that you have harvested all your crops! It is the harvest that shows that provision for the coming year has already been made available!

 THE PILGRIMAGE FEASTS AND THE HARVEST
 
Pesach (Passover)………Planting Season(Jesus, the Seed)

Shavuot (Pentecost)…..Grain Harvest (Harvest of the World)

Sukkot (Tabernacles)…..Fruit Harvest (Millennial Reign of Christ)

 We should therefore rejoice for we have been forgiven, redeemed and restored! Our God is our provider both now and forever! He is the King of Kings! We are awaiting His return! When this promise will be fulfilled:
 

Zechariah 14:6-9  6On that day there will be neither sunlight nor cold, frosty darkness. 7It will be a unique day—a day known only to the Lord—with no distinction between day and night. When evening comes, there will be light. 8On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it east to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in summer and in winter. 9The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his Name the only Name.

 Hebrews 4:14-16 Jesus the Great High Priest

14Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, f Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.16Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Let us not fall short! Jesus our High Priest has guaranteed our access to the Throne of Grace, to God’s tabernacle!

 Hebrews 4:1 A Sabbath-Rest for the People of God

1Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.

All the signs are here- let us not fall short! We are nearing our Sabbath Rest, the Season of our Joy!

SUKKAH BLESSING (FIRST NIGHT)

Blessed are you Lord, our God, Sovereign of the Universe, Who has kept us alive, sustained us and enabled us to reach this season- Amen.