The reason why, from antiquity until today, Adonai’s Jewish people have looked forward to Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles (Feast of Booths, Festival of Ingathering, or the Feast) with great anticipation is because on the Day of Atonement they not only have received Adonai’s forgiveness and cleansing of all of their preceding year’s sins, but also He has judged them worthy to receive life, health, and happiness for the new year. Therefore, the 15th of Tishri festival is marked for its time of extraordinary joy—the joy that comes from having the closest possible relationship with Adonai.
The fact that this idolatrous worship of the moon-god Sin still permeates the Middle East, and the truth that this last fact is verified today by countless Islamic images of the crescent moon and star, undoubtedly point to the future masses of people who will continue to reject Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior all the way up until the second He returns!
For Messianic Jews and Christians, Yom Teruah or the Feast of Trumpets, which is the first of the three Fall feasts, takes place during the Fall harvest season. The time of this feast is why Yom Teruah or the Feast of Trumpets also symbolizes the need for Messianic Jews and Christians to be prepared for Yeshua, who is coming on a cloud to resurrect those believers who are dead in Him, and to Rapture (snatch out of this world) His living Bride.
Who would have thought that the contemporary gadgets that stimulate our senses also could make us deaf to our Good Shepherd’s voice? Our Good Shepherd has positioned Himself between danger and us, His sheep, but if our nifty technological gadgets are drowning out His voice, then we won’t be able to avoid the sure enough dangers that lie ahead of us, especially the dangers that exist in this world at such a time as this.
From that day until this present day, this intact crossbeam that first appeared in the middle of the crater beneath 6 WTC’s rubble has been more than pieces of steel coincidentally shaped into an identifiable Christian icon. This Ground Zero Cross also is a symbol of joyous hope, enduring faith, phenomenal healing, and inalienable freedom. Therefore, Americans should let this symbol be a reminder that the Lord indeed is watching “between me and thee, while we are absent, one from another.”
Hatred for born again, saved (justified), and progressively sanctified full of the Holy Spirit Resurrection-Rapture believers is ever so evident these days. There are so many mass and social media contributors, and even Christian pulpit preachers and classroom teachers who not only are denying the concept of a Resurrection-Rapture but also these deniers are bashing those true believers who have given their total trust (faith) to God and, as a result, earnestly do believe that the Resurrection-Rapture is indeed imminent. Thus, it wouldn’t hurt to pray to God, asking Him not only to prepare the unsaved but also the saved hearers’ hearts so that the sown Seed will fall in “fertile” ground.