Feast of Tabernacles Sukkot
We at FZS are currently celebrating the week long Feast of Tabernacles –Sukkot as commanded by the Lord in Lev. 23. We are told to, “rejoice before the Lord” as we celebrate this holiday which commemorates the Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt and God’s complete provision for us in the wilderness.
Our fathers wandered in the desert for 40 years before reaching the Promised Land of Israel. During this time God’s people had to live in small temporary tents called Sukkas. Perhaps the Lord wanted us to remember that like the Sukka, life in our physical body is temporary as well…
Another custom of Sukkot is the Water Libation Ceremony, and a time of prayer for rain in Israel. During the second Temple period a Priest would take a water pitcher down to the pool of Shiloach (today called Siloam in the city of David) and he would carry it back to the Temple in an elaborate ceremony. Crowds of people would follow him dancing and singing “The Hellel songs” (Psalms 113-118) The highlight of this ceremony was when the High Priest would pour out this water onto the altar of the Temple. It became known as “Simcha Bet-Ha-sho-evah” (The rejoicing of the House of Drawing Water).
The Temple Water libation
Sukkah in Jerusalem
Now we can appreciate the Scripture that was recorded on the day Yeshua was teaching in Jerusalem on Sukkot.
“In the last day, that great day of the feast, Yeshua stood and cried, saying, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But this spoke he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given: because Yeshua was not yet glorified.” (John 7:37-39)
Just at the moment of the pouring out of water, Yeshua made this bold proclamation, “I am the Messiah, do you truly want the living water of the Spirit of God? Believe in me…
“Therefore with joy shall you draw water out of the wells of Salvation” ( Is. 12:3 )
Salvation in Hebrew is Yeshua, the name of our Messiah
Next Aid container ready to ship in Oct.
This will be our fifth aid container we will have received from Sweden. As mentioned previously, the clothing is new and a mode that really fits in with Israel’s style. It is a true blessing to be able to give such good quality clothing to the needy, in Yeshua’s name!
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Thank you so much for partnering with us to bless Israel or such a time as this… Hag Samayach (Joyous Feast)!!!
Bradley, Marianna and FZS staff