BY RICHARD SISON | 2016
The Appointed Times or Biblical Feasts of YHWH are commanded by Him to be observed and celebrated. It is a test and the first reason is obedience.
Each Biblical Feast stresses on attributes and actions of YHWH. It is an introspection. Sukkot focuses on handful of attributes: YHWH as provider and refuge, our anticipation of His coming kingdom, and the joy we have in being His children.
Sukkot is known in Judaism by a few other names as well:
The Season of Our Joy
The Festival of Ingathering
The Feast of the Nations
Sukkot became the appropriate time for important state ceremonies, as it was seen in Yeshua's time when all families had to go their town of origin for the yearly census.
During this important time, Moshe instructed the children of Israel to gather for a reading of the Torah (Law) during Sukkot every seventh year in Deut 31:10-11.
King Solomon dedicated the Temple in Jerusalem on Sukkot. In 1 Kings 8; 2 Chronicles 7.
Sukkot was the first sacred occasion observed after all the resumption of sacrifices in Jerusalem following the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 3:2-4).
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