Jesus specifically was resurrection on "First Fruits" fulfilling the rehearsal and appointment set in place in Leviticus 23...the fabulous chapter where the Lord details for us which Holidays we ARE supposed to celebrate in contrast to the pagan ones that now get celebrated.
1Co 15:20 But now Christ has risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruit of those who slept. 21 For since death is through man, the resurrection of the dead also is through a Man. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the first-fruit, and afterward they who are Christ's at His coming;
As for His birth on Sukkot (also fulfilling Lev 23 appointment), we see that referenced in several places. Sukkot is named after the "succah" --the temporary tabernacle that the people are told to dwell in for 7 days (picture of complete--just as Messiah completed His time in His temporary dwelling human body). Recognize that the word translated as "Manger" is actually a reference to a stall, or booth--just as Jacob made in the wilderness during this time. During the Feast of Sukkot, God required that all male Jews come to Jerusalem (see Deuteronomy16:16). That is why the city was overcrowded with people and would explain why Mary and Joseph couldn't find lodging in or around Jerusalem.
A Sukkah is also a tabernacle--called the feast of tabernacles. John 1:14 tells us in the Greek that "The Word (Yeshua) became flesh and tabernacled among us" (dwelt in the king james). Heb 9:11 But when Christ had become a high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building 12 nor by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered once for all into the Holies, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
It's all there for our learning, but first we have to learn to understand the feasts (rehearsals and appointments) of the Lord in order to understand His picture of things. You will Never get to know the True Messiah by practicing rituals that point to paganism while pretending to honor the Lord. That's like blaming a compass for pointing north while you pretend points west.
The sukkah (a mishkan = a dwelling place, tent, or booth) is to remind us that we are but strangers and pilgrims on the earth and that this is a temporary dwelling place. The sukkah was a type of covering for the Israelites; the cloud by day and the fire by night was seen as a chupah, a wedding canopy.
Exodus 25:8 - "Let them make Me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them." To establish the relationship between God and Israel, God instructed the people to build the mishkan/sukkah so He could dwell with His people.
Jesus was of course the ultimate purpose of that picture as well...the He would be able to dwell in a tabernacle of flesh in order to be re-united with His created humans after the fall.
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 10:35 PM
Subject: another morsel from the vault
|here is an anomoly. we (Christ-ians) have two primary holidays (sort of) that
are about Messiah. many call them christmas and easter. two is the number of
witness in The Word.. keep this in mind as we look at 1 John 1:
5This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you,
that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and
do not the truth:
7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one
with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in
between these two holidays we attempt to glorify the entire life of Messiah. we
teach His birth, death, burial, and resurrection out of these two celebrations.
we are teaching the world about His entire life.. are we being His witnesses and
is it Biblical?
we use names as if they only have meaning to us. why is it that The Word takes
every name with absolute meaningful detail? maybe words are meaningful. look at
36But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall
give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be
take a look at the name "easter". this is a transliteration of the name "ishtar"
(among others). she is a so-called goddess of fertility to the pagans. among
many symbols and traditions of this heresy are the egg and the rabbit. someone
please tell me what this abominable scenario has to do with the resurrected
Messiah? even more, tell me why we teach it's practices, names, and symbols in
our place of worship.. and to innocent little children? read your bible and you
will see that passover was the time of crucifiction. this year hits on the
correct time, but it is not a pagan festival.. it is The Gospel News! read John
what about "christmas" or "x-mas"? if you search The Word, you will find that
john (the baptist)was concieved 6 months before Messiah, and announced by
gabriel. we know based on several events when john was born, and Messiah
followed. this would have put it at sukkot, also called the feast of
tabernacles. see John 1.. not the pagan feast of saturnalia with the tree and
all it's heresies that comes at the winter solstice around december 25th.
so will we keep teaching a lie? or will we let our yes be yes and say no to
this resurrection day is in line with both calendars this year. leave out the
eggs and rabbits.. and the sun worship. repent and read 1 John 1:5-8 again.
teach The Truth for once.. for The Glorious YHWH and His Messiah! He Loves you..
and i do too. shalom
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