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Episode: “Days of Remembrance: The Fall Feasts of The Lord”
Myles and Katharine explain the origin and significance of Rosh Hashanah (New Year, Feast of Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), while providing insight for believers in Yeshua.

Caption transcript for “Days of Remembrance: The Fall Feasts of The Lord”

  • 00:05 Yeshua is revealed in the Feasts of the LORD.
  • 00:08 Join us as we listen for the shofar
  • 00:10 announcing His arrival.
  • 00:12 Learn from the past and look into the future
  • 00:15 as we study the Fall Feasts.
  • 00:17 Prepare for the coming King, the Lion of Judah
  • 00:20 and His millennial Kingdom.
  • 00:26 Shalom and Welcome to our program.
  • 00:27 I'm Myles Weiss.
  • 00:28 And I'm Katharine Weiss
  • 00:30 And we're bringing you a program
  • 00:31 on the Fall Feasts of the LORD.
  • 00:34 They're not of the Jews or of Israel.
  • 00:36 They're of the LORD.
  • 00:37 That's really important.
  • 00:39 He's kept the first ones, The first four,
  • 00:41 The Spring Feasts.
  • 00:43 And He will keep the Fall Feasts
  • 00:46 to the " moed ", to the "appointed time".
  • 00:48 The Fall Feasts are the ones that
  • 00:50 finish the cycle of the 7 Feasts of the LORD
  • 00:52 which take place in three time periods.
  • 00:55 The first time period, in the Spring -
  • 00:57 Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits,
  • 00:59 around the Passover season.
  • 01:01 50 days later - S havuot or Pentecost
  • 01:04 is when the Church was birthed.
  • 01:05 So those have been kept by Messiah Himself.
  • 01:08 And now we're looking forward to the Fall Feast:
  • 01:17 Now taken together
  • 01:18 they're the seasons of Tabernacles.
  • 01:21 But here's the wonderful thing.
  • 01:22 We're now looking towards the next one
  • 01:24 which is "The Sound of the Trumpets"
  • 01:26 So keep your ears open because Messiah is coming.
  • 01:29 Let's go to Israel and pickup in a Sukkah,
  • 01:32 the traditional tent in which the Feast of Tabernacles is held.
  • 01:38 Myles-Well our Sukkah is looking good
  • 01:41 it's coming along.
  • 01:42 Katharine - It's beautiful!
  • 01:43 Myles - and if you can put that here
  • 01:45 I'm going to hang this up.
  • 01:47 We'll keep working on it.
  • 01:48 Katharine - I'll be back.
  • 01:49 Myles - Alright.
  • 01:54 As you know there are 3 major feast periods.
  • 01:57 The Fall Feasts represent something
  • 02:00 that has not fully taken place in the earth yet.
  • 02:02 If God keeps to His pattern,
  • 02:04 which we expect Him to do,
  • 02:06 then just as Yeshua was sacrificed
  • 02:09 on Passover - the blood of the Lamb,
  • 02:11 the Church was birthed at Pentecost - Shavuot .
  • 02:14 We're in this long, hot summer
  • 02:16 leading up to the Fall Feasts
  • 02:18 when God will fulfill the Fall Feasts picture
  • 02:21 by coming with the sound of a trumpet.
  • 02:24 The shofar represents this first Fall Feast.
  • 02:29 Rosh Hashanah
  • 02:30 You've heard it called Rosh Hashanah .
  • 02:32 But really its biblical name from Leviticus 23:24
  • 02:36 is " Yom Teruah "
  • 02:38 "The Day of Blowing". Why?
  • 02:40 Because it's a time when
  • 02:42 God is pouring out of His Spirit
  • 02:44 and we're hearing the " Ruach HaKodesh "
  • 02:46 We seeing the blowing of the wind,
  • 02:47 and we hear the sound of shofar
  • 02:50 as God prepares His return.
  • 02:53 Now for the Jewish people, we remember
  • 02:56 that Leviticus 23:24 says,
  • 03:04 "convocation"-What is that word?
  • 03:06 Holy convocation is a " Mikrah ".
  • 03:08 It's a "Moed", an "Appointed time".
  • 03:10 But more importantly its a rehearsal.
  • 03:12 Not only are we to meet with the LORD
  • 03:15 on the holiday, on this Feast Day,
  • 03:17 But it's a rehearsal of what God wants to do in the entire earth.
  • 03:22 " Rosh Hashanah " - " Yom Teruah "
  • 03:24 is full of the blowing of the Shofar
  • 03:26 and the announcing of the appointment we have with God.
  • 03:30 It's a time of repentance.
  • 03:32 It's a time of remembrance.
  • 03:33 In fact,
  • 03:34 Genesis 22 - the binding of Isaac
  • 03:37 the " Akedah "
  • 03:39 is the signature verse and the
  • 03:41 signature passage that is spoken of
  • 03:43 during this season.
  • 03:45 On this holiday, on this Feast Day
  • 03:46 we speak about the binding of Isaac.
  • 03:48 Why? Because Isaac pictures the Promised Son to come.
  • 03:52 Remember Abraham was past child bearing.
  • 03:54 He and his wife could not have children
  • 03:56 and yet God brought this supernatural, promised son,
  • 04:00 a picture of the Promised Son to come,
  • 04:04 Yeshua HaMashiach , Jesus known as
  • 04:07 "The Christ" in Greek and in English,
  • 04:09 but Hebrew "HaMashiach", "The Anointed One".
  • 04:12 " Yeshua " means "Salvation".
  • 04:14 So when this King came born as a baby
  • 04:17 his Mom, Mariam , not Mary, called him Yeshua , not Jesus.
  • 04:21 She didn't speak English.
  • 04:23 She didn't speak the language of our day.
  • 04:24 She called him " Yeshua "
  • 04:26 because it means "Salvation".
  • 04:27 And the Scripture tells us that she said,
  • 04:30 "Salvation is come".
  • 04:32 And when he was presented in the Temple
  • 04:35 Simeon said,
  • 04:35 "Behold, the Salvation
  • 04:37 that is coming to Israel."
  • 04:38 This is a reminder.
  • 04:40 This holiday, this Feast Day,
  • 04:41 Rosh Hashanah, Yom Teruah
  • 04:43 the "Day of Blowing"
  • 04:44 is a reminder of His mercy.
  • 04:46 And we're to remind God of His mercy.
  • 04:49 In fact, this entire period begins in the month of Elul,
  • 04:52 way back in the summer.
  • 04:54 It begins a 40 day period leading up to Yom Kippur .
  • 04:56 And "Elul", the month of Elul
  • 04:58 is an acronym " Ani L'dodi V'dodi Li "
  • 05:02 "I am my Beloved's and my Beloved is mine"
  • 05:04 from the Song of Solomon.
  • 05:06 This is about coming back to the LORD
  • 05:09 in mercy and in repentance.
  • 05:11 It's a love picture.
  • 05:13 It's a picture of union with God.
  • 05:16 Rosh Hashanah - Yom Teruah.
  • 05:18 We have wonderful cultural items we take care of.
  • 05:21 Even the celebration of the crowning of the King.
  • 05:24 It's supposedly the birthday of the world.
  • 05:26 The coronation day of the King.
  • 05:28 A time of " Teshuvah " a "returning and repenting".
  • 05:31 It's a " Yom haDin ", a "day of judgment".
  • 05:34 One of the practices " Tashlik "
  • 05:36 where we "cast" our bread upon the waters,
  • 05:39 we cast our sin, because Micah 7:19 says,
  • 05:48 This is the season of coming to the LORD.
  • 05:51 A season of introspection of looking to the LORD,
  • 05:54 of asking him for our names to be written
  • 05:57 in the Lamb's Book of Life.
  • 05:58 Now I have good news for you.
  • 06:00 If you're a believer in Yeshua your name
  • 06:02 is written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
  • 06:04 We don't have to worry year from year
  • 06:06 whether we will make it into that book.
  • 06:08 When we accepted Yeshua we accepted Him.
  • 06:10 But this also looks forward to the coming of the King.
  • 06:14 And that's the prophetic picture
  • 06:16 that " Yom Teruah " has for us
  • 06:19 which is not only a rehearsal
  • 06:21 but a looking forward to the King.
  • 06:23 We will hear the sound of the shofar from heaven and
  • 06:26 the King will go up with a shout.
  • 06:28 We see that in I Corinthians.
  • 06:30 We see it in Psalm 98.
  • 06:32 And we will see it soon, perhaps in our lifetime.
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  • 07:13 There are 7 Feasts of the LORD.
  • 07:14 Remember they are not the Feasts of the Jewish people.
  • 07:17 They're the Feasts of the LORD.
  • 07:18 They belong to Him.
  • 07:20 One of them, the 6th, Yom Kippur
  • 07:22 is a day of fasting.
  • 07:24 It's a solemn day.
  • 07:25 It's the most holy day of the year.
  • 07:27 It's the day in which in the old country,
  • 07:29 in New York City when I was a child
  • 07:31 we would go to Hebrew School, we would fast.
  • 07:33 My friends and I would compete with each other
  • 07:37 to see how long during the day
  • 07:39 we could go before we would give in
  • 07:41 and eat that forbidden jelly bean or some kind of treat.
  • 07:46 But for the Jewish people as a whole it is the most Holy Day.
  • 07:50 The entire nation of Israel was shut down.
  • 07:52 And in place where there's a Jewish contingent
  • 07:55 in any city, in any part of the world
  • 07:57 it is the quietest day,
  • 07:59 it is the day of fasting.
  • 08:00 Its the day when if the books are opened and looked at,
  • 08:04 the Book of Life is looked at
  • 08:06 on Rosh Hashanah on Yom Teruah
  • 08:08 the book is closed, it's settled,
  • 08:09 its sealed on Yom Kippur .
  • 08:11 The word "Kippur" comes from " Kaphar " meaning "to cover".
  • 08:16 And so our sins as a people would be covered
  • 08:19 by the holiest man, the High Priest, going into
  • 08:21 the holiest place within the Tabernacle or the Temple
  • 08:24 and offering a sacrifice of blood for the people.
  • 08:28 But I have good news for you.
  • 08:30 If you're a follower of Yeshua ,
  • 08:32 if you believe that He is Mashiach
  • 08:34 then your sins are not only covered from year to year
  • 08:37 but they are taken away.
  • 08:39 And that's why in John 1
  • 08:41 We see the words,
  • 08:44 "Behold! The Lamb of God"
  • 08:46 "who takes away the sin of the world.
  • 08:49 This covering, this taking away, this redeeming
  • 08:53 can only take place by the perfect sacrifice,
  • 08:57 the One with perfect blood who came from God.
  • 09:01 The oldest book in the Bible, the book of Job.
  • 09:04 In that book in chapter 9
  • 09:06 Job asked the question,
  • 09:08 I am here and God is here.
  • 09:10 How can I get connected to Him?
  • 09:11 I'm paraphrasing, but he says,
  • 09:13 I'm looking for a daysman.
  • 09:15 I'm looking for a mediator.
  • 09:16 Is there anyone who can
  • 09:18 connect me with this Holy God?
  • 09:20 Because I am am just a man.
  • 09:22 He was looking for a mediator,
  • 09:23 a daysman, one who could
  • 09:25 stand between himself
  • 09:27 and the most Holy God.
  • 09:29 That is the work that Yeshua did
  • 09:31 when he came to become
  • 09:33 our " kafar ", our "covering".
  • 09:34 The One who takes away the sin of the world.
  • 09:37 Imagine the Fall Feasts speaking of the harvest time,
  • 09:40 the reaping of the grapes,
  • 09:42 the season of looking for that
  • 09:46 which has been produced to be
  • 09:48 judged as to whether it is worthy or not worthy.
  • 09:50 If we are found in Him, then we are found worthy
  • 09:54 only because of His pure blood,
  • 09:56 because of His sacrifice.
  • 09:58 Now remember these 40 days that leads up to this Yom Kippur
  • 10:03 begins in this month of Elul , on Elul day one.
  • 10:07 40 days actually mirror the 40 days that the
  • 10:10 12 spies were in the land,
  • 10:13 searching out the land.
  • 10:15 And only 2 came back with the good report.
  • 10:17 It mirrors the 40 days that Moses
  • 10:19 went up on to the mountain top.
  • 10:21 In fact, Moses on the mountain top,
  • 10:23 when he saw the sin that Israel was in
  • 10:25 he offered to be a substitute.
  • 10:27 He said, blot my name out of the Book of Life,
  • 10:30 blot my name out and forgive the people.
  • 10:33 Because he did say in Deuteronomy 18
  • 10:36 That we are to be looking for one that
  • 10:38 God would raise up like Himself.
  • 10:40 God would raise up someone like Moses
  • 10:42 from among the people of Israel.
  • 10:44 Who fulfills that?
  • 10:46 Only Yeshua, only Jesus
  • 10:48 fulfills that identity
  • 10:51 of the One who could be
  • 10:52 that much like Moses.
  • 10:54 And in fact, became our substitute.
  • 10:56 One of the most beautiful pictures of Messiah
  • 10:58 throughout the Old Testament
  • 11:00 is the patriarch Joseph.
  • 11:02 And there's an amazing story.
  • 11:03 Part of the story of Joseph is that
  • 11:05 his people did not recognize him.
  • 11:07 His brothers did not recognize him
  • 11:10 as the one who would save them
  • 11:12 from the famine, from the difficulty.
  • 11:14 As a picture of Yeshua
  • 11:16 you could say that the first time
  • 11:18 that Joseph was reunited with his brothers
  • 11:19 they did not recognize him.
  • 11:21 When Yeshua came the first time
  • 11:22 My people did not recognize Him as Mashiach .
  • 11:25 We missed the day of our "appointment" with Him, our " moed ".
  • 11:30 In Joseph's story when Judah, his brother,
  • 11:34 when Judah repented, then he recognized
  • 11:37 this one who looked like an Egyptian
  • 11:40 was one of the Jewish people.
  • 11:42 In fact, his own brother.
  • 11:44 In that way it's a picture of Messiah.
  • 11:46 It's a picture of Yeshua.
  • 11:48 There is a day coming when Judah repents,
  • 11:51 when my Jewish people,
  • 11:52 when we repent,
  • 11:53 when we say we need you God,
  • 11:55 Baruch Haba B'Shem Adonai
  • 11:56 Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the LORD.
  • 11:59 When we say that we will recognize Him
  • 12:02 and we will be with Him.
  • 12:04 The day is coming when all of Israel shall all be saved.
  • 12:18 Our offer on this program,
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  • 12:22 "The Seven Feasts of Israel"
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  • 12:27 A complete explanation
  • 12:28 of the Holy Days God gave Moses on Mount Sinai.
  • 12:32 And how each was fulfilled by our LORD in...
  • 12:44 These celebrations comprise one of the most
  • 12:46 fascinating studies of the biblical types and shadows.
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  • 12:57 Myles the Sukkah looks so amazing!
  • 12:59 I know, this is coming out really great.
  • 13:01 You know I love the settling in
  • 13:03 for a 7 day time.
  • 13:05 This is the only Feast that takes place
  • 13:08 for an entire 7 days of living inside this booth.
  • 13:11 A picture of the impermanence of life
  • 13:14 and the tabernacling that God wants to do with us.
  • 13:17 And that we're just passing through this life.
  • 13:19 There was to be openness because we remember
  • 13:22 that the LORD is over us.
  • 13:24 And the stars are watching
  • 13:26 even as they watched over the people of Israel
  • 13:28 when they went through the wilderness.
  • 13:30 You know, "Trumpets" is the time of repentance.
  • 13:33 The "Day of Atonement" is a time of redemption.
  • 13:36 And "Tabernacles" is the time of rejoicing.
  • 13:40 So this is the Feast, the 7th Feast,
  • 13:42 the completed Feast of rejoicing.
  • 13:45 In fact, it was at this Feast that we read
  • 13:47 that Yeshua came during the libation ceremony -
  • 13:50 the pouring out of the water.
  • 13:52 That's when he said, if anyone thirst come to me.
  • 13:54 It was on the 8th.
  • 13:56 It was on the final day, the day after today.
  • 13:58 It's called " Simchat Torah ", "The Joy of the Word",
  • 14:01 The thanking God for the Bible that takes place.
  • 14:04 You know, Yeshua came as a prophet.
  • 14:06 The first time he came to the earth as a prophet.
  • 14:09 He resurrected as a Priest and he ever lives to make
  • 14:11 intercession for you and me before the Father in heaven.
  • 14:15 But He's returning as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.
  • 14:19 He's returning as the "King of Kings" " Melech Ha-M'lachim "
  • 14:24 This represents the coming together
  • 14:26 of the Jews and the Gentiles to worship the LORD.
  • 14:29 Every time the LORD always brings
  • 14:31 the Jews and the Gentiles together.
  • 14:33 Even in these species, even in this " Lulav "
  • 14:36 that it talks about this wild olive branch that is brought in
  • 14:40 representing that the LORD foresaw and foreknew
  • 14:44 that the Jews and the Gentiles would be one in the Sukkah.
  • 14:47 That's great.
  • 14:48 Even going back as far as the time of Nehemiah.
  • 14:50 Remember that was the time of restoration.
  • 14:52 Whenever God restores his intention is to
  • 14:54 bring Jews and Gentiles together.
  • 14:56 Listen to this.
  • 14:57 This is Nehemiah Chapter 8, verse 15.
  • 15:10 To make Sukkot , the plural.
  • 15:14 Think about this.
  • 15:15 This is a holiday that will be celebrated
  • 15:18 when the King returns.
  • 15:19 When there is a 1,000 year reign of
  • 15:22 Yeshua HaMashiach
  • 15:23 from a Jewish Jerusalem.
  • 15:25 The nations will come up to worship
  • 15:27 along side the Jewish people.
  • 15:29 This Lulav is waved east and west, north and south.
  • 15:32 It's a picture of the authority and the righteousness of God.
  • 15:36 The "Etrog" is a picture
  • 15:38 of the beauty of Messiah, the beauty of Mashiach.
  • 15:41 The day is coming when the nations will come up
  • 15:44 to celebrate this Festival, this Feast, this Sukkot ,
  • 15:49 Tabernacles with the Jewish people.
  • 15:51 In Fact, in Zechariah 14 it says,
  • 15:53 That if the nations do not go up to celebrate
  • 15:56 they will have no rain.
  • 15:58 So it's very important that
  • 16:00 this holiday which is a time of thanksgiving,
  • 16:02 a time of rejoicing.
  • 16:03 In fact, I believe the American Thanksgiving
  • 16:05 is patterned upon Sukkot .
  • 16:08 It's interesting that the nations -
  • 16:10 God says in Deuteronomy 32:8
  • 16:13 that He numbered the nations according to the sons of Israel.
  • 16:17 And in Exodus 1:5 the Scripture tells us
  • 16:19 That there were 70 souls
  • 16:21 that came out of Egypt with Jacob - with Israel.
  • 16:25 Remember - Israel is Jacob
  • 16:27 and Jacob is Israel.
  • 16:29 There were 70 souls.
  • 16:30 And so at the time of the Temple
  • 16:32 there were 70 bulls sacrificed,
  • 16:34 one for each of the nations.
  • 16:36 It's so ironic that the nations would
  • 16:38 come and destroy the Temple,
  • 16:41 the very place that would
  • 16:42 bring redemption to them,
  • 16:43 and stand against the Jewish people,
  • 16:45 the very people through whom
  • 16:47 redemption is coming to the nations.
  • 16:49 It's ironic, it's tragic,
  • 16:51 but the day is coming
  • 16:53 before that millennial resting with the LORD,
  • 16:56 "tabernacling with God".
  • 16:58 There is a day coming when God will judge
  • 17:00 the nations according to how they treat Israel.
  • 17:04 In Matthew 25 it says,
  • 17:06 It says that He will judge the nations as sheep and goats
  • 17:09 and separate them according the way that they treat His people.
  • 17:15 So that's why we pray for America.
  • 17:17 That's why we pray for the nations surrounding Israel
  • 17:20 to get the picture that God is coming back
  • 17:24 and He's always going to bring Israel to Himself.
  • 17:47Sha'a'lu shalom Yerushalayim
  • 17:51Sha'a'lu sha'a'lu shalom
  • 17:55 ♪ In the Holy City of Jerusalem ♪
  • 18:02 ♪ We will pray for peace, Sha'a'lu shalom . ♪♪
  • 18:15 You know it's often been said
  • 18:17 that there's a bucket list that we all have,
  • 18:19 things that we want to do
  • 18:20 before we go and we meet our Maker.
  • 18:22 And I really believe that
  • 18:24 each Christian should make
  • 18:25 a pilgrimage to the Holy Land
  • 18:27 and see the Land where
  • 18:28 Yeshua was born,
  • 18:30 where He walked and did his ministry
  • 18:31 and where He will return.
  • 18:33 And it will add to your journey in the LORD.
  • 18:36 And you will add your faith to the people of the Book.
  • 18:40 That's really true.
  • 18:41 It's such a blessing
  • 18:42 for you to come to Israel.
  • 18:44 We would love to host you there.
  • 18:45 When the Israelis see
  • 18:47 Christians come these days
  • 18:48 they celebrate in their hearts.
  • 18:49 It's so uplifting
  • 18:51 because they know that they're not alone.
  • 18:52 So we would love to be that bridge
  • 18:54 and bring you to Israel with us.
  • 18:56 You will never be the same.
  • 18:58 The Feast period, the Fall Feasts especially
  • 19:00 have this sense of culmination
  • 19:03 and it's amazing, the end of the Feasts the Tabernacles
  • 19:06 actually is the one that speaks most clearly about the nations
  • 19:10 being drawn in to the commonwealth of Israel.
  • 19:13 And sometimes when we are there in Israel
  • 19:15 during the Feast of Tabernacles
  • 19:17 you actually see the nations dressed in white
  • 19:19 flooding into Jerusalem.
  • 19:21 It's the picture of the future.
  • 19:23 Because Zechariah tells us in Zechariah 14
  • 19:25 That all the nations will come up
  • 19:27 and worship the LORD in the Feast of Tabernacles.
  • 19:29 But they want the rain
  • 19:31 and they want the blessing of the LORD.
  • 19:32 And so many nations are receiving this prophetic instruction to go
  • 19:37 and to do the dress rehearsal, the " mikrah ".
  • 19:41 that God has intended for us to do.
  • 19:43 It's really a beautiful picture of the future
  • 19:45 that we have together as God knits together
  • 19:48 Jew and Gentile to worship Him according
  • 19:50 to His calendar and His plan.
  • 19:52 Well, we have a wonderful interview
  • 19:54 with our dear friend, Ron Cantor.
  • 19:56 He's one of our favorite spiritual leaders in Tel Aviv.
  • 19:59 He's with us in the Sukkah, in Israel.
  • 20:02 Let's go to that interview right now.
  • 20:06 So Ron, growing up in New York, the Old Country,
  • 20:08 We called it " Rosh Hashanah "
  • 20:10 but in the Bible it's " Yom Teruah ".
  • 20:12 What's the deal with 2 different names?
  • 20:14 Well, its interesting
  • 20:15 because if you look in the Bible
  • 20:16 in Leviticus 23 it says
  • 20:18 on the 1st day of the 7th month
  • 20:20 you are to do this
  • 20:21 commemoration holiday and
  • 20:23 blow the shofars
  • 20:24 and that's all it says.
  • 20:26 And not to work that day.
  • 20:28 It's very unclear about
  • 20:29 what its about.
  • 20:31 And so we have to ask ourselves,
  • 20:33 what is God trying to say then?
  • 20:34 The Rabbis, they did ask themselves that.
  • 20:36 And I think they said, we don't know what it means.
  • 20:39 So let's...ummm...
  • 20:41 Let's make it a New Year
  • 20:42 cause it has to have meaning to it.
  • 20:44 And so for a long time now
  • 20:46 we've called it "The New Year" " Rosh Hashana "
  • 20:48 But really biblically it's a day of memorial
  • 20:50 where we blast the shofars.
  • 20:52 Now as New Testament believers those Jewish people who have found
  • 20:56 Yeshua , the Jewish Messiah,
  • 20:58 we could see that its a memorial
  • 21:00 that probably points forward
  • 21:02 to the great trumpet blast
  • 21:04 when Yeshua will appear in the clouds.
  • 21:06 He's going to come back to Jerusalem
  • 21:08 and set up His Kingdom.
  • 21:10 So in light of the New Covenant,
  • 21:11 " Yom Teruah " the "Day of the blasting of Shofars"
  • 21:14 in our congregation here in Tel Aviv,
  • 21:16 or about 30 minutes away in Tel Aviv,
  • 21:18 we blast the shofars on Yom Teruah and
  • 21:22 we look forward to the coming of Yeshua .
  • 21:24 Hallelujah, that's the good word.
  • 21:26 So what about Yom Kippur ,
  • 21:27 the Day of Atonement?
  • 21:29 It's the holiest day of the year
  • 21:30 and the whole country is getting quiet.
  • 21:32 Tell us about that.
  • 21:33 Sure- well, the whole country shuts down.
  • 21:34 There's not a car on the road,
  • 21:36 kids literally ride their bikes on the highways.
  • 21:38 It's a phenomenon to see.
  • 21:40 But if we go back 2,000 years ago
  • 21:42 something very interesting happened.
  • 21:44 The Talmud, the Jewish Holy Book
  • 21:47 says that the 40 years prior to the
  • 21:49 destruction of the Temple which was in 70 A.D.
  • 21:52 that God rejected the
  • 21:54 Yom Kippur sacrifices every year.
  • 21:56 Amazing.
  • 21:57 So for 40 years the Jewish people were not forgiven
  • 21:59 And there were 4 different signs.
  • 22:01 We don't have time to go into each sign but
  • 22:03 these signs would tell them
  • 22:05 whether or not God forgave the people.
  • 22:07 And those 40 years God did not.
  • 22:09 Now, you have to ask yourself
  • 22:11 What happened 40 years before 70 AD?
  • 22:14 Yeshua died as the ultimate,
  • 22:17 once for all sin and for all time sacrifice.
  • 22:21 He died, gave His life as the ultimate Yom Kippur sacrifice.
  • 22:24 Incredible.
  • 22:26 So that's why we're praying
  • 22:28 that as people are going to synagogue,
  • 22:30 going to Yeshua,
  • 22:31 that they will have a personal
  • 22:32 encounter with Mashiach on this most holy day.
  • 22:35 You know, growing up in New York we
  • 22:36 built a communal Sukkah at the synagogue and
  • 22:39 we would spend some time there.
  • 22:41 What about Sukkot here in the Land?
  • 22:44 I know it's the place -
  • 22:45 It's the holiday that the Gentiles are invited to.
  • 22:47 Right.
  • 22:48 Well, Sukkot in Israel, it's fun, it's exciting.
  • 22:52 People eat their meal, some more orthodox, sleep in the Sukkot .
  • 22:56 But God is very much into signs.
  • 22:59 And the actual building of a Sukkah , it's a,
  • 23:02 in Hebrew we would say it's a " mitzvah" ,
  • 23:04 it's a "good deed".
  • 23:05 But it has prophetic significance.
  • 23:07 It's saying, the God of Israel is alive.
  • 23:09 He actually is the One who brought us up out of Egypt,
  • 23:11 took care of us in the wilderness
  • 23:13 and brought us into our own country.
  • 23:15 I remember when I was a young father
  • 23:18 my daughter Sharon was just a couple years old
  • 23:20 and I was building the Sukkah for her,
  • 23:22 to say, Sharon God is alive, He's rescued us.
  • 23:26 And I remember that my neighbors,
  • 23:28 this is in Maryland,
  • 23:30 they were Palestinian.
  • 23:31 Now we got along okay.
  • 23:33 But he was sitting on his porch
  • 23:35 smoking a hookah with his Palestinian friend.
  • 23:38 As a Jew, a Jewish believer in Jesus,
  • 23:40 I'm building the Sukkah and I realize I am
  • 23:44 not violently, not angrily,
  • 23:46 but I'm testifying to them
  • 23:47 that the God of Israel is alive.
  • 23:49 That's great.
  • 23:50 The history of the Jewish people in the Land is real.
  • 23:54 And always contested
  • 23:56 but always having these signs to point to the reality.
  • 23:59 I'd say that the headlines
  • 24:01 are catching up to the Bible.
  • 24:03 Absolutely.
  • 24:03 Thank you.
  • 24:06 You know the Feasts of the LORD are not
  • 24:08 just an Old Testament fact.
  • 24:09 They are present in our lives today
  • 24:12 and they are speaking to people.
  • 24:13 Just like Ron was saying by
  • 24:15 him building a Sukkah he was testifying that
  • 24:18 not only did God bring them out of Egypt,
  • 24:20 but they are still remembering the deliverance
  • 24:22 and that they're passing through this earth.
  • 24:25 We're not, to like, put all of our eggs in one basket, so to say.
  • 24:30 Right, our faith in this world because our faith is in Him
  • 24:33 and in the world to come as well.
  • 24:35 " Olam Hazeh : "this world"
  • 24:37 " Olam Ha-Ba ": "the world to come"
  • 24:39 And this Sukkah really points to the temporal nature of our life here.
  • 24:43 Some people don't understand that there's a spiritual calendar
  • 24:46 that begins with Passover
  • 24:48 but a civil calendar that begins with Rosh Hashanah ,
  • 24:50 the head of the year.
  • 24:52 And one of the beautiful things about Rosh Hashanah
  • 24:54 is the foods that we eat and the way
  • 24:57 we celebrate hope for the next year.
  • 24:59 And so let's go to Katharine's interview with Roni in Israel
  • 25:02 about the cultural aspects of Rosh Hashanah .
  • 25:07 Roni thank you for coming and telling us
  • 25:09 about the holiday foods that we eat.
  • 25:11 Now we're at Rosh Hashanah.
  • 25:13 This is the head of the year.
  • 25:15 This is the beginning
  • 25:16 of the Jewish Calendar.
  • 25:18 Tell me a little bit
  • 25:19 why the Jewish people
  • 25:21 have the honey.
  • 25:23 Well, because this is the
  • 25:24 beginning of the year,
  • 25:25 one of the things we want to wish people
  • 25:27 is a happy sweet year.
  • 25:29 And that is why we have
  • 25:30 both the apples and the honey.
  • 25:31 They're are assigned for sweetness
  • 25:33 obviously because they are sweet.
  • 25:34 And that is why we always say,
  • 25:36 [ Speaking Hebrew ]
  • 25:38 That the year would be sweet
  • 25:39 like apples and honey.
  • 25:41 Wonderful!
  • 25:42 Well I wish you
  • 25:43 a happy New Year.
  • 25:45 Happy New Year.
  • 25:52 It's such a joy to be with Roni
  • 25:54 and to learn the foods.
  • 25:56 Well, we know the foods.
  • 25:57 But to celebrate the sweetness of the New Year
  • 26:00 and to remember to pray for our loved ones
  • 26:02 that their names would be written in the Book of Life.
  • 26:04 Really, it's very true.
  • 26:06 Sometimes it can be a be a little confusing
  • 26:07 the different names for the holidays.
  • 26:09 So just by the way of review,
  • 26:10 " Rosh Hashanah ", the "Head of the Year"
  • 26:12 is " Yom Teruah ", the "Day of Blowing".
  • 26:14 That's the Shofar holiday.
  • 26:16 " Yom Kippur " is the "Day of Atonement"
  • 26:18 That's the day of Judgment,
  • 26:20 but the day that God's mercy will be shown
  • 26:22 because the judgment was taken by Yeshua Ha Mashiach .
  • 26:25 And "Tabernacles" is the same word as "Booths" or " Sukkot "
  • 26:28 " Sukkot " is the plural
  • 26:31 " Sukkah " is the booth that we were in,
  • 26:33 Katharine and I and with Ron.
  • 26:35 So there are different names for the holidays
  • 26:37 but taken together they express the
  • 26:39 next phase in the history of the planet
  • 26:41 which is that we are looking up
  • 26:44 because Yeshua is coming soon.
  • 26:47 I love seeing that God has
  • 26:49 a multi-level plan in this earth
  • 26:53 and we are part of it
  • 26:55 if we just simply call on His Name.
  • 26:57 And we just invite you to do that
  • 26:59 even today if the Lord is
  • 27:01 drawing you by His love
  • 27:02 would you just make that
  • 27:04 fresh surrender to Him today?
  • 27:06 The greatest thing you'll ever do.
  • 27:08 The greatest adventure you'll ever embark upon
  • 27:10 to walk with Yeshua here
  • 27:12 and when we see Him face to face.
  • 27:14 So with that we always want to remind you,
  • 27:16 it says in Psalm 122:6
  • 27:19 Sha'a'lu Shalom Yerushalayim
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