A TABERNACLES BLESSING
First time Succot /Tabernacles is mentioned in the Bible.
And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made booths (sukkah) for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.
Sukkah: booth, temporary dwelling, tent, tabernacle
A Sukkah (booth) is made with branches and leaves that are interwoven together for a temporary dwelling and shelter
Psalm 27:5 NKJV
For in the time of trouble (bad, evil, distress) he shall hide me in his pavilion: (booth) in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
Leviticus 23:42-43 TLV
42 You are to live in sukkot for seven days. All the native-born in Israel are to live in sukkot, 43 so that your generations may know that I had Bnei-Yisrael to dwell in sukkot when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am Adonai (Yahweh-Elohim) your God.”
Yahweh: “I AM everything you need Me to be whenever you need Me to be it!”
Elohim: TheCreator and Sustainer of life, The strong one,
The Root Word of Sukkah in the Hebrew means: To protect, To defend, To screen or To cover by a weave or interweaving
Psalm 139:13 NAS
For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb.
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.
Psalm 91:1, 4 NHEB
1He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of Shaddai. 4He will cover you with his feathers. Under his wings you will take refuge. His faithfulness is a shield and a wall.
Psalm 140:7 NKJV
O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle (weapons, armed men).
It is during this appointed time on God’s calendar He wants to remind us that He is your protector, defender and covering.
What man builds is temporary, what God builds is eternal.
Your body is a temporary booth for your spirit and God’s spirit to dwell in.
2 Corinthians 5:1-5 TLV
For we know that if the tent, our earthly home, is torn down, we have a building from God—a home not made with human hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling— 3 if indeed, after we have put it on, we will not be found naked. 4 For we groan while we are in this tent—burdened because we don’t want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now the One who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the
· Tabernacles remind God’s covenant people not to be consumed with the temporary and the cares of life, but to remember the Eternal God who is the source of all blessing.
1 Timothy 6:17 ISV
Tell those who are rich in this age not to be arrogant and not to place their confidence in anything as uncertain as riches. Instead, let them place their confidence in God, who lavishly provides us with everything for our enjoyment
10 When you have eaten your fill, bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. 11 “But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you don’t forget the Lord your God and begin to disobey him. 12-13 For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and when your flocks and herds have become very large, and your silver and gold have multiplied, 14 that is the time to watch out that you don’t become proud and forget the Lord your God who brought you out of your slavery in the land of Egypt. 15 Beware that you don’t forget the God who led you through the great and terrible wilderness with the dangerous snakes and scorpions, where it was so hot and dry. He gave you water from the rock! 16 He fed you with manna in the wilderness (it was a kind of bread unknown before) so that you would become humble and so that your trust in him would grow, and he could do you good. 17 He did it so that you would never feel that it was your own power and might that made you wealthy. 18 Always remember that it is the Lord your God who gives you power to become rich, and he does it to fulfill his promise to your ancestors.
· God put into His calendar special appointed times for His people to remember who they are! Special times to honor Yahweh Elohim so they would continue in their purpose to be a light to the Nations.
Jesus was in Jerusalem during this appointed time of Succot. He had spent three years teaching, preaching, healing and demonstrating the love of the Father.
The people praised Jesus but the religious leaders and system of control was being threatened.
John 7:19 NLT
19 Moses gave you the law, but none of you obeys it! In fact, you are trying to kill me.”
The kingdom of God is not another system of control.
Jesus did not come to bring to man more slavery or bondage, for Satan and Sin had been doing that since the fall of Adam.
Jesus came to restore the relationship and fellowship God had with man before the fall, where God was with us.
Mathew 1:21-23 TLV
21 She will give birth to a son; and you shall call His name Yeshua, for He will save His people from their sins.”
22 Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by Adonai through the prophet, saying, 23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and give birth to a son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which means “God with us.
For 6 days the priests circled the altar singing Psalm 118:25 – Save now, I pray, O LORD; O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.
On the 7th day, People come in Temple with the “4 Species” -3 branches (willow, palm, myrtle) in left hand and a citron in the right.
The people would wave them 6 directions because there is No Limit from where God brings His blessing.
6 is the number of man
7 is the number of completion and man is empty without the Ruach(Spririt)
· We are empty vessels until filled with the Holy Spirit.
Keep your eyes on God…DON’T FORGET YOUR CREATOR AND SUSTAINER, YOUR PROTECTOR & COVERING
On the last, the Great Day of the Feast,' this procession of Priests made the circuit of the altar seven times!
ISAIAH 12:2-3 TLV
2 Behold, God is my salvation( YESHUA)!I will trust and will not be afraid.For the Lord Adonai is my strengthand my song. He also has become my salvation (YESHUA).”3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
JESUS CRIES OUT ON THE 7TH DAY OF TABERNACLES, I AM YOUR SALVATION, COME AND DRINK FROM THE SPRING OF ETERNAL LIVING WATER.
Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me,as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; forthe Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
· SALVATION HAS COME
· PROSPERITY HAS COME
GOD IS WITH YOU!
GOD IS IN YOU!
GOD IS FOR YOU!
GOD MOVES THROUGH YOU!