Feasts of Yahuah Elohim
Did you know that Tabernacles is one of the main feasts of Yahuah Elohim? In fact it is also known as The Feast. It is the main harvest festival, which takes place each year in early autumn, and lasts for seven days.
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Join us in celebrating Tabernacles 2019
Join us in celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles this year and discover more about the true season of Yahusha’s birth and why this season is as powerful and relevant today as when Yahuah first instituted it thousands of years ago.
Our Tabernacles 2019 celebration begins Sunday 13 October and ends Sunday 20 October 2019.
Sunday 13 October (18:30-20:30) - Worship Service & Teaching - Woodlawns, 16 Leigham Court Road, Streatham, SW16 2PJ
Monday 14 October (18:30-20:30) - Worship Service & Teaching - Woodlawns, 16 Leigham Court Road, Streatham, SW16 2PJ
Tuesday 15 October (19:00-20:30) - Worship Service & Teaching - Spurgeon’s College, South Norwood Hill, SE25 6DJ
Wednesday 16 October (19:00-20:30) - Worship Service & Teaching - Virgo Fidelis, 147 Central Hill, Upper Norwood, SE19 1RS
Friday 18 October (07:00-09:00) - Prayer Breakfast - POSTPONED (further information will be emailed & posted here)
Saturday 19 October (14:00 service, Meal begins 15:00) - Fellowship Meal (£10 adults, under 12 years free) - Woodlawns, 16 Leigham Court Road, Streatham, SW16 2PJ
Sunday 20 October (16:00-TBC) - Simcat Torah celebration - Woodlawns, 16 Leigham Court Road, Streatham, SW16 2PJ
What is Tabernacles about?
The birth of Yahusha Messiah
Tabernacles is a significant and unique feast for many reasons: firstly because studies have shown that the season of Tabernacles was the time of the birth of Yahusha (Christ the Messiah); secondly it is the only feast in the Bible in which we are commanded to rejoice (Deuteronomy 16:13-15); and the prophet Zechariah foretold of the time when all nations would go to Jerusalem to celebrate this great feast.
Season of our joy
Tabernacles is also known by many other names, such as: ‘The Season of our Joy’, the ‘Feast of Dedication’, the ‘Feast of the Nations’ or simply ‘The Feast’ and ‘Sukkot’. It is also known as the ‘Festival of Ingathering’, as it marks the time of the harvest, the final ingathering of produce (produce of the field, orchard, vineyard) before the incoming winter ; for us, in ALMs, the harvest refers to people who choose to accept the Messiah into their hearts and lives.
Culmination of Autumn festivals
The Feast of Tabernacles is a time of great rejoicing and celebration, as it follows the season of repentance and redemption to Rosh HaShanah, which heralds readiness for . Yom Kippur - the ‘Day of Atonement’- 10 days later, where we celebrate Yahusha’s atonement for our sins. His atonement affords us the possibility to be cleansed, so that we are able to come to Tabernacles and be ‘ingathered’ to our Lord and Saviour.
Strangers and pilgrims
Traditionally, during this feast, people build a structure, called a Sukkah, as a temporary dwelling and make it their home for the length of the feast. Historically it was to remind them of their exodus from Egypt. Prophetically it points us towards the future - to the Messianic Age; and spiritually it reminds us that we are but strangers and pilgrims, living in a temporary dwelling, here on earth.
The physical Sukkah (Tabernacle) is given to teach us that Yahuah desires to live and dwell with, and in, His people by means of the Holy Spirit.
The joy of this feast flows through into the celebration of ‘Simchat Torah’, which gives reverence to God for His Word - initially the Torah (first five books of the Old Testament), but now we celebrate both Old and New Testament.
Today, the Feast of Tabernacles is especially important, because it is the time to remember the birth of Yahusha Messiah, who made the rest of Salvation’s journey possible.
More information can be found in Leviticus 23:33-43 where Elohim instituted the feasts, as well as in John 7:2-39 where Yahusha Messiah, Himself attended the Feast of Tabernacles.
John 7:37-38 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.