The first Passover and the commemoration of it
It is almost time for Passover or Pesach, the first festival of the new biblical year. We find it necessary to re-read all the instructions before every feast. This ensures that we celebrate the festival according to the commandments given by YHVH. We tend to sometimes forget some of the detail… There are many different ideas on how we are to celebrate this feast. Some teach that we are to slaughter a lamb and put the blood on the doorposts and lintel. We believe that we must differentiate between the first Passover and the commemoration thereof. We will supply you with scriptural proof to show you why we are not to slaughter a lamb, in our dwellings, as part of our celebration of the Passover.
Sukkot – the Eighth Day
Have you ever wondered what the significance is of the 8th day of Sukkot? When we read the instructions for the feast of Sukkot in the book of Leviticus, there seems to be some distinction between the first seven days and the 8th day. Why is this so? Is there a special meaning to this day? We have come to understand that this day is indeed different and has a very special prophetic significance. Read here to learn more about this. It will bless you and give you something to look forward to!
Sukkot – restoring the Kingdom one sukkah at a time
This may sound strange to you. How can the Kingdom be restored, one sukkah at a time? What does this mean? We have come to understand the main purpose of the Tabernacle through a previous study. The foremost, but not the only, purpose of the tabernacle was to be a set apart place for YHVH to dwell with His people. We want to show you how the feast of Sukkot, also known as the feast of Booths or the feast of Tabernacles, is not only connected with the tabernacle, but also a picture of YHVH dwelling, once again, among His people. We will also show you how this feast is part of YHVH’s restoration.
We are living temples… really?
We have recently written two articles about the topic of assembling together. The tabernacle and Temple were central in both these studies. This time we are going to look at the Temple from a different, more spiritual, point of view. We have been taught that we are living temples of the Holy Spirit, but are we really? Does His Set apart Spirit dwell in us?
Assembling together…how did we get from a tabernacle to a church or synagogue?
In this study, we will investigate what we know, in our time, as an assembly and how this compares with what was done in Biblical times. We shall also study how and when this originated. We shall look at the purpose of the tabernacle and the Temple and if this was indeed the forerunners of what we know today as church or synagogue. We shall also investigate how the words “ekklesia” and “synagogue” were translated and why. Prepare to be challenged…
Uncleanness and separation…are these commandments still for us?
In our previous post, we wrote on the law of Niddah and some other relevant commandments. We have learned how uncleanness brought about by normal physiological functions or illness can cause separation. This compelled us to question the spiritual implications of this. We know there is a physical and a spiritual side to everything. Sometimes, what we perceive as negative in the fleshy realm can actually be beneficial or positive on either a physical or spiritual level. Is this the same with uncleanness? Furthermore, knowing that there is a physical and a spiritual realm, how does physical uncleanness affect us spiritually, if at all?