Sukkot

Today, October 1, 2012, is Sukkot!!!!! Woohoo! Now you say why are you happy about Sukkot, when it’s a Jewish Holiday. Let’s shine the light shall we. When the Jews were coming out of Egypt they also brought along with them some gentiles, who obviously saw that it was probably time to leave as well. You know they were thinking ‘something is going down and I don’t want to stay here’, so they decided it was time to go. Something like that I suppose.

Any-who, those who went, the gentiles who went all had to take part because it was what Moses told the people to do and yes, Jesus dying on the cross made the sure way to victory for his brave and victorious deed of shedding his blood for us, but sometimes it is amazing to still do the old things that made us feel closer to God. That kept us grounded.

Though you see, we don’t have all those animals…
I know we don’t that’s why the celebration of the act and completing the simplest of task that the scripture asks, is another way to sacrifice. Like time for one, your heart, maybe even dinner with the family, or a nice family time studying the bible.

You can make up for what you lack, nothing is too hard.

The Festival of Tabernacles

12 “ ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. Celebrate a festival to the Lord for seven days. 13 Present as an aroma pleasing to the Lord a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of thirteen young bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 14 With each of the thirteen bulls offer a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with each of the two rams, two-tenths; 15 and with each of the fourteen lambs, one-tenth. 16 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.

17 “‘On the second day offer twelve young bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 18 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offeringsaccording to the number specified. 19 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings.

20 “‘On the third day offer eleven bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 21 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 22 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.

23 “‘On the fourth day offer ten bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 24 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 25 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.

26 “‘On the fifth day offer nine bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.27 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 28 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.

29 “‘On the sixth day offer eight bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 30 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 31 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.

32 “‘On the seventh day offer seven bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 33 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 34 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.

35 “‘On the eighth day hold a closing special assembly and do no regular work. 36 Present as an aroma pleasing to the Lord a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of one bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect. 37 With the bull, the ram and the lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 38 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.

39 “‘In addition to what you vow and your freewill offerings, offer these to the Lord at your appointed festivals: your burnt offerings, grain offerings, drink offerings and fellowship offerings.’”

40 Moses told the Israelites all that the Lord commanded him.[f

So How about we just spend seven/ eight days just finding a special place with God for 5 minutes progressing to an hour. You could even think about changing the animal sacrifices to actual scriptures and laying down an actual burden. Speak to God on how to go about this if you aren’t sure. God knows when you are trying your hardest just to get closer to him.

We are studying all the holidays/celebrations in the Old Testament in Numbers, particularly easier, we will be getting to Sukkot next Sunday coming. I can’t wait to tell you of the teachings.

Sincerely excited for Sukkot,

Annie ^_^

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