114:1) When Yisra’el went forth out of Mitzrayim,
The house of Ya`akov from a people of foreign language;
114:2) Yehudah became His sanctuary,
Yisra’el His dominion.
114:3) The sea saw it, and fled.
The Yarden was driven back.
114:4) The mountains skipped like rams,
The little hills like lambs.
114:5) What was it, you sea, that you fled?
You Yarden, that you turned back?
114:6) You mountains, that you skipped like rams;
You little hills, like lambs?
114:7) Tremble, you earth, at the presence of Yahuah,
At the presence of the `Eloah of Ya`akov,
114:8) Who turned the rock into a pool of water,
The flint into a spring of waters.
Oh what a glorious day!
The first day of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). Sukkot is a reminder of the time the Yisra`elites spent in the wilderness where they had no permanent dwelling. Traditionally, Jews celebrate this week by constructing temporary shelters out of branches and leaves. It was this day that the very presence of Yahuah can down to dwell (tabernacle) with His people and took up residence in the sanctuary of the tabernacle (Exod. 40:34).
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son. They shall call His name ‘Immanu`el’ which is being translated as, ‘`El with us’. (Matt. 1:23). This verse tells us of the birth of Messiah Yahshua. There is no account of Yahusha ever answering to the name Immanu`el. It was not His name, but who He was; `El with us. There are many websites that describe in detail the exact timing of the Master’s birth. It takes into account the birth details of Yochanan the Immerser (John the Baptiser) and the shepherds being in the fields. Sukkot is also called The Time of Our Joy. What can give us greater joy than to celebrate the birth of our Saviour!
HIS BIRTH DAY IS NOT IN DECEMBER. THIS IS A PAGAN FESTIVAL THAT EMPEROR CONSTANTINE USED TO AMMALGUMATE CHRISTIAN AND PAGAN CELEBRATIONS.
On many occasions Yahuah uses the anniversaries of events to foreshadow other great events, and it is so with this first day of Sukkot. The day is a memorial of the first day Yahuah as His Ruach came to dwell amongst His people and a memorial of the birth of Yahusha when Yahuah came to dwell amongst His people in the flesh. It is the belief of ATC that some time in the future, Yahuah as Messiah Yahusha will once again come to dwell on earth with His people. Seven years prior to His return to earth, He will return in the clouds to snatch away all Believers, ushering in the final events of this age.
Beloved, we have not been snatched away today (although there is still time!), so we may look forward to another year in His service. Imagine if you knew that Messiah will return exactly this day next year. How would you spend the time? If you knew for sure, would you not spend the time with unsaved family, friends, colleagues, neighbours telling them of the urgency and explain the Good News to them? Of course you would. Everything else is totally insignificant.
Beloved, you or your family friends, colleagues and neighbours may not see next week, let alone next year. The urgency is that no time at all should be wasted but that the Good News is given to those that do not know and have accepted Yahuah’s salvation, through His Son. Messiah Yahusha.
When Messiah returns to earth, all those who have not accepted the offer of salvation will perish; both physically on this earth and pass away into an eternal perishing of body, soul and spirit. Once He returns, here will be no second chance. Do not put off you seeking His mercy for tomorrow may be too late.
Father, we thank you for the power of your Word and that Word was made flesh in Messiah Yahusha so that in believing in His Life, Death and Resurrection we may have eternal life with you.
If you want to accept Father’s offer of salvation through Messiah Yahusha, you need to ask Him in prayer along these lines. Use your own words but they must be genuine as Father knows our very hearts and nothing is hidden from Him.
“Father, I am a sinner who needs forgiveness through your Son, Messiah Yahusha. Please forgive me of all my past sins as I accept that, Messiah Yahusha my Saviour, has taken upon Himself my punishment. By your Spirit, help me to live a life worthy of His sacrifice. Thank you, Father, for making this way back to you.”
Remember, the Judge looks into your heart, mind and future.
In other words, when you say a Believer’s prayer you had better mean it.
If you have honestly said such a prayer as these, and truly renounced the sin in your life and accepted Father’s salvation through Messiah Yahusha, then please drop us an e-mail at ATC to let us know. This not only builds up our faith, it offers an opportunity to prayfully support you. Even if you have Believing friends or family, we at ATC would be privileged to pray for you. Please contact us at email@example.com.
“Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil,
But joy comes to the promoters of shalom.” (Prov. 12:20).
Our Saviour welcomes all His Family to join in this memorial. If you have accepted Messiah Yahusha as your Master and Saviour please take the next few moments to seek Father and to ensure that all is right between Him and you and between you and your Brothers and Sisters. If not, please put this right before continuing.
If you have not yet accepted Him into your life, then we encourage you to seek Him while it is still possible, as time is running out. When He returns or if you pass away then it will be too late. Please do not partake of the matzah and wine as in doing so, it gives thanks for the broken body (matzah) and shed blood (wine) for and a witness of salvation.
On the night of the Master’s betrayal, He took the matzah, blessed it and broke it saying ‘This is my Body broken for you; take and eat it as a memorial to Me.’
Bless the matzah saying: Blessed are you, O Yahuah our `Elohiym, King of the universe, who brings forth matzah from the earth.
Break and eat the matzah (sharing it if within a group setting):
After the meal He took the Cup of Blessing, blessed it saying ‘This is my Blood poured out for you for the remission of sins; take and drink it as a memorial to me.’
Bless the wine saying: Blessed are you, O Yahuah our `Elohiym, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.
Drink the wine (sharing it if within a group setting):
Thanksgiving prayer: Blessed are you, O Yahuah our `Elohiym, King of the universe, who gives us, in Yahusha, all that we will ever need. In your lovingkindness and mercy, you rebuild broken lives. You bless us, in Yahusha, with a perfect blessing. Ameyn.
Please note the up-and-coming special days.
8th. New Moon – 10/10/2018
Shemeni Atzaret – 02/10/2018
Father willing, we will meet again next Shabbat.
“Y’varekh’kha Yahuah v’yishmerekha, (May Yahuah bless you and keep you), Ya’er Yahuah panav eleikha vichunekka, (May Yahuah make His face to shine upon you show you favour), Yissa Yahuah panav eleikha v’yasem l’kha (May Yahuah lift up His face toward you and shalom v’yasem l’kha shalom.” give you peace.)