THE SEVEN ASSEMBLIES OF
REVELATION
PASSOVER • UNLEAVENED BREAD • FIRST FRUITS
PENTECOST • TRUMPETS • ATONEMENTS • TABERNACLES
“…repent or I will remove your
lampstand…”
• In Scripture, a clear difference is made between “your feasts”
and “My feasts.” The heart determines if our moedim are His
or ours. If the moedim are fueled by the lamp of the Holy
Spirit, what lamp fuels “our” feasts? Job 21:17 "How often is
the lamp of the wicked put out, Or does their calamity fall on
them?
• Putting out the lamp of a man is his death. Proverbs 21:4
Haughty eyes and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is
sin.
• The wicked have another menorah at work in their bodies, the
sinful work and influence of evil spirits. Reference this
passage in Proverbs 6:16-19 There are six things which the
LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent
blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly
to evil, A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads
strife among brothers.
Yeshua is the King and
Lamp of the Holy Moedim!
Rev. 21:23
And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine
on it,
for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the
Lamb.
• Yeshua, the one in the midst of the menorah in Revelation,
is coming to extinguish the false light of The Wicked Lamp
on Earth. The message to the seven assemblies of
Revelation is the final wake-up call to mankind to recognize
HIM as the King of the moedim and to turn from syncretized
worship AND celebrations of the moedim ruled by The
Wicked Lamp. Adonai will first send The Wrath of the Lamb
to clean His own House with calamity!
To:
Ephesus Passover – Adat Pesach
From: The One who holds the seven stars in His right
hand,
the One who walks among the seven golden
lampstands
Creative Clean Works of the Spirit of Wisdom:
I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that
you cannot endure evil men, and you put to the test those
who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you
found them to be false; and you have perseverance and
have endured for My name's sake, and have not grown
weary. Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the
Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Unclean Works of Death: But I have this against you, that
you have left your first love.
Commands: Remember therefore from where you have
fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I
am coming to you, and will remove your lampstand out of its
place-- unless you repent.
Exhortation: He who has an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes, I will
grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of
Study Text Exodus 1:1-14
What was the condition of
the Hebrews before
Passover?
How does this relate to the
"toil and perseverance" of
the Ephesians?
TOIL AND PERSEVERANCE IN EGYPT
Study Text Exodus 8:119
When did Pharaoh's
magicians fail the test?
How does this text relate
to the Ephesians' ability
to "test" apostles?
TESTING THE APOSTLES AND MAGICIANS
Study Text Exodus 10:812:28
What would Pharaoh not
permit Israel to do?
What did Adonai NOT permit
the Death Angel to do?
What DID Adonai permit the
Death Angel to do?
Ephesus means
“permitted.” This
corresponds to the
“season of our freedom,”
or Passover, the season
of freedom from slavery,
not only from a cruel
Egyptian slavemaster, but
from sin.
An interesting fact about
Ephesus is that from
c.100 BC to c.AD 100
Ephesus was the world
capital of the slave trade.
Study Text Exodus 11:7
If Egypt represents darkness, and Israel
light, how does this recall the First Day
of Creation?
How did Egypt feel about the Hebrews
when Joseph still lived?
Should Egypt repent and return to those
"first works" of love?
How does Egypt represent
unrepentance?
Hebrews had light in
Goshen while Egyptians
had thick darkness
because of their
unrepentance: “…repent
and do the deeds you did
at first; or else I am
coming to you, and will
remove your lampstand
out
of its place.” The Spirit of
Wisdom is also
associated with light:
Ecclesiastes 2:13
And I saw that wisdom
excels folly as light excels
darkness
Study text Jeremiah 2:2-3
What kind of love was
experienced after the
Passover?
With which Spring and Fall
Feasts is Passover connected
by "first of his harvest"?
Jeremiah 2:2-3
"Go and proclaim in the
ears of Jerusalem,
saying, 'Thus says the
LORD, "I remember
concerning you the
devotion
of your youth, The love of
your betrothals, Your
following after Me in the
wilderness, Through a
land not sown. "Israel
was holy to the LORD,
The first of His harvest.
All who ate of it became
guilty; Evil came upon
them," declares the
LORD.'"
Leaving First Love
The Passover was the first festival (other than the Sabbath) to be
replaced by the Roman Church with a pagan festival in name,
customs, and date. This can be verified in a variety of Church history
books. Can this be defined as leaving one’s “first love”?
“Constantine’s Creed: …a Jew ‘Must confess and denounce verbally,
the whole of Hebrew people, forthwith declare that with a whole heart
and sincere faith he desires to be received among the Christians.
Then he must renounce openly in the church…replying in these
words: I renounce all customs, rites, legalisms, unleavened breads
and sacrifices of the lambs of the Hebrews, all of the other feasts of
the Hebrews, sacrifices, prayers, aspersions, purifications,
sanctifications, propitiations, and fasts and new moons, and
Sabbaths, and superstitions, and hymns and chants, and
observances of the synagogues, and the food and drink of the
Hebrews; (Stefano Assemani, Acta Sanctorium Martyrum Orientalium at Occidentalium, Vol. 1, Rome 1748, page
105).
The Nicolaitans
ISBE Bible Dictionary
“The problem underlying the Nicolaitan controversy, though so little
direct mention is made of it in Scripture, was in reality most
important,
and concerned the whole relation of Christianity to paganism and its
usages. The Nicolaitans disobeyed the command issued to the
Gentile churches, by the apostolic council held at Jerusalem in 49-50
AD, that
they should refrain from the eating of "things sacrificed to idols" (Acts
15:29).
Such a restriction, though seemingly hard, in that it prevented the
Christian communities from joining in public festivals, and so brought
upon them suspicion and dislike, was yet necessary to prevent a
return
to a pagan laxity of morals.
To: Smyrna Unleavened Bread-Adat Chag HaMatzot
From: The First and Last who was dead and has come to life
Creative Clean Works of the Spirit of Understanding: I
know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and
the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not,
but are a synagogue of Satan.
Unclean Works: None mentioned
Commands: Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold,
the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that you may
be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful
until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Exhortation: He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit
says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by
the second death.
SMYRNA
Matzah and Maror
The myrrh from which the city Smyrna takes its name is an
integral ingredient of burial spices. Think of the related word,
“maror,” which are the bitter herbs eaten with Unleavened Bread
at Passover to remind Israel of their suffering in Egypt. As the
family consumes the Passover meal each year, the Creation
Gospel of the Lamb is re-told and lived anew personally in each
family. From the bitterness of Smyrna is both the remembrance of
suffering and the perfume of Yeshua’s vicarious death and burial
sacrifice .
Study Text
Mark 15:22-24
Study text
John 12:1-8
The Matzah
• What was offered to Yeshua as an anesthetic for his suffering and tribulation?
How does this and unleavened bread relate to Egypt (Mitzraim)?
• Why did he refuse?
• Why is Yeshua the anesthetic to our suffering?
• What what was the purpose of the perfume poured on Yeshua?
• How was Yeshua buried as one meek and poor, yet rich?
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Examine the picture of Matzah below. Who else was “poor man’s bread”:
Striped
Bruised
Pierced
SMYRNA = MYRRH, A BURIAL SPICE AND ANESTHETIC
Affliction, poverty, and multiplication of
seed
• Exodus 1:11-12 So they appointed taskmasters over them to
afflict them with hard labor. And they built for Pharaoh storage
cities, Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them,
the more they multiplied and the more they spread out, so that
they were in dread of the sons of Israel.
•The Hebrew word for afflict and humble is anah. The more
humbling affliction, the more Israel’s seed multiplied. This connects
Unleavened Bread to Firstfruits. Yeshua’s death brought forth much
seed. The dry tree of crucifixion judgment became a fruitful green
tree, a Tree of Life. Dry, unleavened bread brings forth the Bread
of Life.
UNLEAVENED BREAD
Death of the Carnal Flesh
Deuteronomy 8:2-3 You shall remember all the way which the LORD
your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He
might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart,
whether you would keep His commandments or not. He
humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna
which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He
might make you understand that man does not live by bread
alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the
mouth of the LORD.
If the assembly of Smyrna sees the wisdom and understanding of
testing during the days of Unleavened Bread, then what is that
assembly to understand is the purpose of this test?
Prepare for testing from the 10th of Nisan until the conclusion of
Unleavened Bread. Live humbly and simply during these chiastic
Terrible Days.
Pergamum Firstfruits of the Barley –
Adat Yom HaBikkurim
From: The One who has the sharp two-edged sword
To:
Creative Works of the Spirit of Counsel: I know
where you dwell, where Satan's throne is; and you hold
fast My name, and did not deny My faith, even in the
days of Antipas (like the father), My witness, My faithful
one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
Unclean Works of Death: You have there some who
hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to
put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat
things sacrificed to idols, and to commit acts of
immorality. You have some who hold the teaching of the
Nicolaitans.
Commands: Repent or else I am coming to you quickly,
and I will make war against them with the sword of My
mouth.
Exhortation: He who has an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to
him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give
him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone
which no one knows but he who receives it.'
PERGAMUM
Height, Elevation
• The scorching of barley symbolizes fires of Death and Hell, the first
death. The waving, or elevation of the sheaves represents spirit
of resurrection and resurrection of Mashiach. Chiastically, the
elevation or “rising” of barley is also the rising of the saints on Yom
Teruah. Yom Teruah is the “stem-mate” of Firstfruits of the Barley.
Both deal with a type of elevation and raising of the righteous from
the ground.
• The Pergamum assembly is promised hidden manna for overcoming.
Pergamum is connected to Sardis (Firstfruits to Yom Teruah)
chiastically. They are stem-mates on the menorah. Yom Teruah is
known as the “hidden day” in Judaism. Overcoming through
obedience at this stage of the moedim carries a promise of hiding “in
the clouds” during the covered and hidden days of the Fall Feasts.
To:
Thyatira Pentecost – Adat Shavuot
From: The Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His
feet are like burnished bronze
Creative Clean Works of the Spirit of Adonai: Your deeds, and your
love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of
late are greater than at first.
Unclean Works: You tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a
prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray, so
that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.
'And I gave her time to repent; and she does not want to repent of her
immorality. 'Behold, I will cast her upon a bed of sickness, and those
who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent
of her deeds. 'And I will kill her children with pestilence; and all the
churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts;
and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.
Commands: 'But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do
not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan,
as they call them-- I place no other burden on you. 'Nevertheless what
you have, hold fast until I come.
Exhortation: He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until
the end, to him I will give authority over the nations; and he shall rule
them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to
pieces, as I also have received authority from My Father; and I will
give him the morning star. 'He who has an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit says to the churches.'
Seat of the Sun-god
ISBE Bible Dictionary: Thyatira was a wealthy town in the northern part of
Lydia. It was a small, insignificant town. It stood on none of the Greek trade
routes, but upon the lesser road between Pergamos and Sardis, and derived
its wealth from the Lycus Valley in which it rapidly became a commercial
center, but never a metropolis. The name “Thyatira” means “the Castle of
Thya.” Before the time of Nicator the place was regarded as a holy city, for
there stood the temple of the ancient Lydian sun-god, Tyrimmos; about it
games were held in his honor. Upon early coins of Thyatira this Asiatic god is
represented as a horseman, bearing a double-headed battle-ax.
Another temple at Thyatira was dedicated to Sambethe, and at this shrine was
a prophetess, by some supposed to represent the Jezebel of Rev 2:20, who
uttered the sayings which this deity would impart to the worshippers.
Thyatira was specially noted for the trade guilds which were probably more
completely organized there than in any other ancient city. Every artisan
belonged to the guild. Powerful among them was the guild of coppersmiths;
another was the guild of the dyers, who it is believed, made use of the
madder-root instead of shell fish for making purple dyestuffs.
Hitchcock’s Bible Names Dictionary: Thyatira, a perfume, sacrifice of labor.
SHAVUOT
Tongues of Fire
The Son of God has eyes “like flames of fire.” In Acts 2
“tongues of fire” were manifest at Shavuot. An eye in
Hebrew is an ayin, which also means a well of water, and
is used as a symbol of the Spirit of Adonai. The Son of
God has eyes (wells, spirits) of fire as well as water. This
represents the heavens, which are called the shamayim.
This alludes to the mayim (water) with the Hebrew letter
shin as a prefix. The shin represents fire, esh. Heaven
can symbolically be viewed as “fire-water.” Yeshua’s
eyes, or seven spirits, are filled with heavenly fire.
Book of Ruth
Teaches Shavuot Labor and Sacrifice
Shavuot is associated with the hard work of the
mid-summer and the full barley harvest of Ruth and
Boaz. The Book of Ruth is read in the synagogues
at Shavuot because the book covers the period
between the Firstfruits of the Barley Harvest, the
Third Festival, and Shavuot, the Firstfruits of the
Wheat Harvest, the Fourth Festival. Ruth’s hard
work for mature barley relate to Yeshua’s
recognition of the Thyatira’s “deeds.” Shavuot
requires deeds greater than at first, a maturity of
wheat when the wheat in Israel ripens between
early-summer Shavuot and the Fall Feasts.
Ruth bore Boaz a son Oved, servant. Ruth
was the symbol of the righteous Gentiles
gathered in from the nations. Boaz’ blessing
on Ruth is that her deeds be recompensed of
Adonai. Ruth’s faithfulness to glean only in
Boaz’ field until the fullness of the barley and
wheat harvest and her reward is contrasted
to the adultery of the Thyatirans. Jewish
Boaz’ willingness to welcome, comfort, and
marry a righteous Moabitess relates to the
Fourth Day of Creation, the Spirit of Adonai,
and Acts 2:1-8.
Shavuot at
Sinai and Thyatira
The Thyatiran acts of immorality and idolatry recall the Israelites’ false feast to
Adonai after Shavuot while Moshe was on the mountain. If he had known what
the Israelites would do, these could well have been Moshe’s words as he
prepared to climb the mountain: 'But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira,
who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as
they call them-- I place no other burden on you. 'Nevertheless what you have,
hold fast until I come. 'And he who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until
the end, to him I will give authority over the nations; and he shall rule them with a
rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to pieces.
Moses passed on the same authority of eternal priesthood and judgment to the
Levites for defending the sanctity of the Name against apostate Israelites and the
mixed multitude from the nations when Moses returned from Sinai and
demanded that the Israelites take sides. The Levites responded to Moses, killing
their own brethren for wicked deeds.
To:
Sardis Day of Trumpets – Yom Teruah
From: He who has the seven Spirits of God, and the
seven stars
Creative Clean Works of the Spirit of Power: You have
a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments;
and they will walk with Me in white; for they are worthy. He
who overcomes shall thus be clothed in white garments;
and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will
confess his name before My Father, and before His angels.
Unclean Works: I have not found your deeds completed
in the sight of My God.
Commands: Wake up, and strengthen the things that
remain, which were about to die. Remember therefore
what you have received and heard; and keep it, and
repent. If therefore you will not wake up, I will come like a
thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come upon
you.
Exhortation: He who has an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit says to the churches
SARDIS
Red Ones
Sardis means Red Ones. It is a red alarm that the Days of
Awe
(10 days between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippurim) will either
gather righteous men with the Yom Teruah trumpet tekia blast
or scatter wicked man to judgment of Yom Kippur with the
trumpet teruah. Red is the color of Adonai’s wrath and the
color of sin that will be judged in the Book of Remembrance. It
is also the root of the Hebrew name of mankind, adam. The
names of men are inscribed with deeds that will either be
permanently remembered or blotted out from the Presence of
Heaven. Yom Teruah judges the deeds of mature believers,
The Bride, and those who have refused to come to perfection.
SARDIS
Coverings of Red or White?
From Yom Teruah to Yom Kippur, the standard blessing in
Judaism is “may your name be inscribed in the Book of Life.”
Because of the uncertainty of the sighting of the New Moon on
Yom Teruah, even in Israel the festival is celebrated for two days
as The Hidden Day. In Judaism, Yom Teruah is known as Rosh
HaShanah or Yom HaKeseh. Yom HaKeseh is “The Hidden Day,”
from a Hebrew root meaning to conceal, cover, or hide.
The central theme of the Fall Feasts is coverings: clouds, blood,
incense, white robes, oil, tabernacles. For those who refuse this
season of repentance, the Lamb will come as one hidden, like a
thief.
Preparation for Yom Kippur
It is traditional to wear white at Yom Kippur. Yom Teruah’s theme
in Judaism is The Kingdom of Adonai, and it is a call to repent
and prepare for truly white spiritual garments.
Some who suffer will overcome and receive white garments ten
days before Yom Kippur. In synagogues, the traditional ark
curtains and bimah covers are replaced with white and left in
place for the duration of the High Holy Days.
Those who give the Torah a final resting place in their bodies will
receive the white garments also at Yom Teruah. They are the
“red ones” covered with the blood of The Lamb.
Wake Up and Strengthen!
Yom Teruah is the Day of the Awakening Blast.
The message carried by the “birds”of the Fifth
Day to mankind is to wake up, for judgment is
coming.
It corresponds to the Spirit of Power, or Gvurah,
which is strength. The Sardinians are
commanded to move in this spirit of Yom Teruah.
To: Philadelphia Day of Atonement – Adat Yom HaKippurim
From: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David,
who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one
opens
Creative Clean Works of the Spirit of Knowledge: I know
your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which
no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have
kept My word, and have not denied My name. 'Behold, I will
cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are
Jews, and are not, but lie-- behold, I will make them to come
and bow down at your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will
keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to
come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell upon the
earth.
Unclean Works: None mentioned
Commands: I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in
order that no one take your crown.
Exhortation: He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the
temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I
will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the
city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of
heaven from My God, and My new name. 'He who has an ear,
let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'
A Pillar in the Temple…
• A “pillar” dmu in the Hebrew sense is something that continues
standing. The root of moed, or festival, in Hebrew, is the word for
eternity “ad” du. The same letters make moed and amud.
• The memo to Philadelphia describes the experience of the
overcomer as one who will no more go out of the Temple for
eternity, like a moed:
“Psalm 75:2-3 When I select an appointed time (moed), It is I who
judge with equity. The earth and all who dwell in it melt; It is I who
have firmly set its pillars. Selah.
The Psalm makes it clear that one pillar of the moedim is
judgment. On Yom Kippur, which corresponds to Philadelphia, the
judgment is made. The blood of “Holiness to Adonai” is accepted,
and the scapegoat is driven to a desolate place.
PHILADELPHIA
Brotherly Love is the Spirit of
Knowledge
I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no
one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word,
and have not denied My name. 'Behold, I will cause those of the
synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews, and are not, but lie-behold, I will make them to come and bow down at your feet, and to know
that I have loved you.
Ruach Daat, The Spirit of Knowledge, is intimate relationship, whether of
Adam and Eve who were created as one on the 6th Day of Yom Kippur, or
brothers in unity, yachad. The 6th Day is the vav “w” , or connectedness.
Because Philadelphia has “a little power” the Spirit of Gvurah from Yom
Teruah, and have been faithful to the Word and the Name (deeds and
authority over the Earth), the door to Heaven and the Holy of Holies is
open to receive and protect them during the hour of testing. The faithful
will be marked by Adonai’s “love” so all will know He and His Bride are
one in the Ruach Daat.
A Name Written
On Yom Kippur, the High Priest could enter the Holy of Holies. With
the Spirit of Knowledge, which is love, our High Priest Messiah
Yeshua opens the way for his Bride to dwell in the Temple. The Bride
no more has to depart from the Presence and receives a new name
that is written.
Consider people or sacrifices of Scripture who received
distinguishing marks for a lack of moed loving knowledge that
separated them from the Presence.
Kayin had a mark, and he couldn’t come back to the assembly
because he hated his brother; he did not live in Philadelphia, or in the
Spirit of Knowledge.
On Yom Kippur, the scapegoat’s name was “L’Azazel,” and he was
separated with the sins of Israel.
To:
Laodicea Tabernacles – Adat Shabbat/Sukkot
From: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning
of
the creation of God
Creative Clean Works of the Spirit of Reverence: None
mentioned
Unclean Works: I know your deeds, that you are neither cold
nor hot; I would that you were cold or hot. So because you are
lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My
mouth.
Commands: Because you say, "I am rich, and have become
wealthy, and have need of nothing," and you do not know that
you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,
I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire, that you may
become rich, and white garments, that you may clothe yourself,
and that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed;
and eye salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see. Those
whom I love, I reprove and discipline; be zealous therefore, and
repent.
Exhortation: Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone
hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and
will dine with him, and he with Me. He who overcomes, I will
grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also
…sit down with me on my throne
• The symbol of the throne is strong in relation to Sukkot.
• The root of sukkah is also related to the word (1492)(sokek), which
is a covered structure. The cherubim's wings were to cover (sakak)
the mercy seat, or throne, in the tabernacle (Exo 37:9) and the
temple (1Chr 28:18).
• Found in 2 Kings 16:18 is the passage where it describes "the
covered way for the sabbath" which was removed by wicked King
Ahaz. There is another possible translation of this verse, which is
that shabbat is to be read as "throne,”: Achaz removed the "the
covered place of the throne" after he removed the precious silver
and gold vessels of the Temple, gave them to the king of Assyria,
and set another altar, a pagan altar beside the altar of Adonai.
• Regardless of how the verse is translated, whether as the covered
way for the Sabbath or the covered place of the throne, anyone who
removes the covering of Sukkot is in a confederacy with the King of
Assyria, a type of anti-christ. An anti-christ is one who is against the
Messiah, the Living Word. By removing Israel’s covering of
Sabbath, the anti-Messiah attempts to subvert the throne and
Kingdom of Messiah, our rest in Messiah Yeshua. This is the
danger at Sukkot, or Laodicea. The Sabbath “clothes” us for our
Messiah Yeshua.
The covered throne of the Sabbath…
• At the Council of Laodicea in 363, the Church of Rome declared
• Canon 29: "Christians must not judaize by resting on the
Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honoring the
Lord's Day [Sunday]; and, if they can, resting then as
Christians. But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them
be anathema from Christ.
• Canons 37-39: It is not lawful to receive portions sent from the
feasts of Jews or heretics, nor to feast together with them.
• Light hath no communion with darkness. Therefore no Christian
should celebrate a feast with heretics or Jews, neither should he
receive anything connected with these feasts such as unleavened
bread and the like.
The Beginning of the Creation of God
• The Church of Laodicea was clearly warned by our Yeshua the
Messiah, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the
Creation of God, to be careful. The Beginning, Passover and
Unleavened Bread, chiastically, is the End, Sukkot on the
menorah. As the Seventh Assembly, Laodicea should have been
on their guard for deceptions concerning the Sabbath, Passover,
and Sukkot, the culmination of all seven festivals. Instead, they
inherited lies separating them from brothers, a wicked spirit. They
lost their sense of time, the eternal moedim, and the Holy Spirit
that moves through them.
• Non-Jewish Christians believed themselves superior to their
Jewish brothers and their Creator’s appointed Holy Sabbath. The
faithful who tried to keep the seventh day Sabbath were
persecuted and killed by the Church. Are we today feeling
superior to our Jewish brothers in respect to the moedim?
Draw Near With a New Name
On the other hand, here are examples of the name allowing the
wearer or marked person/sacrifice to draw near:
On Yom Kippur, the sacrifice goat’s lot/name was “L’Adonai;”
his blood was brought near the Holy of Holies.
The name written on the high priest’s turban was “Kadosh
l’Adonai; the high priest drew near the Holy of Holies on Yom
Kippur.
The mark and name of the Bride on Yom Kippur is “Holiness to
Adonai”, and instead of separating, the mark and name draws
near the Presence
I will come in and dine…
• The Feast of Sukkot requires that the firstfruits ingathering
of the produce of the Land (from winevats, threshing floors,
fruits and oil of goodly trees, clean livestock) be eaten
before YHVH, with Levites, family, stranger, widow, orphan,
and alien.
• It is a dining experience such as Yeshua describes in his
exhortation, and no one in Israel who desires to celebrate
Sukkot is denied a share.
• The Lamb is knocking at the door of any person or nation
who desires to open the door to moed of Sabbath and
Sukkot.
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