Psalms 133:1-3 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! (2) It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; (3) As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
The testimonies of the brethren at these meetings can be seen in some of the videos. What a blessing it was to be part of, and to share in the love and outflow of blessings that were had by coming up at the appointed time. Some who have kept feasts for many years testified that this was the best camp or feast that they had ever attended. Some who had never been to one claimed the blessing. There were true spiritual blessings all around. 24 souls were “baptized by one spirit into one body” 1 Cor. 12:24. The body of Christ, the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven.
Hebrews 12:22-23 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, (23) To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Spiritual sacrifices were offered at this feast of unleavened bread as men recognized the value of the blood of the Lamb, and the price that had been paid to relieve us of our burden of debt and to free us from that slavery to sin.
Clear messages were presented, calls to repentance made, and hearts were given to the Lord. The leaven of sin was purged, and children fed on the unleavened bread of life offered to them through the cross of calvary.
It had seemed that a heavy storm was coming during the baptism, with dark clouds of thunder rolling in. In prayers of faith, we asked God to stay the storm, to which prayer we beheld the sun almost instantly pierce through the clouds, and the clouds were stayed from their march until each soul was buried, and risen from the watery grave. As the last soul was baptized, and came forth, the clouds quickly commenced their movement across the face of the waters.
History was made in this week, similar to the history of the Jews when they left Babylon and made the long trek back to Israel in the time of the rebuilding of Jerusalem. Once scattered through a great apostasy, they gathered together to keep the feast, crying out to God in confession of sins, and they began to rebuild that which had been fallen down.
Another feast has been planned for the fall, the feast of tabernacles. We are told in the word of God, that the blessings of the spirit would be poured out at the appointed time. This was true in the time of the apostles when they came together at Pentecost. Should we expect anything less from God in the present time?
With many prophetic events coming to pass right now, including the Pope speaking before congress on the Day of Atonement this year, we pray to see everyone come to the next feast. Though we should all know and understand that time is coming to a close, and these closing scenes are rapid ones.
Zechariah 14:16-17 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. (17) And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
Zechariah 10:1 Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.
Knowing that this is the time, let us put aside our differences so that we will be among those who receive the blessing at the next meeting, and that we are prepared for the trying times before us. If the people of Israel needed the benefit of these holy convocations in their time for their spiritual life, how much more do we need them today as we see the day of Christ’s return approaching?
Our Father is willing to give good gifts. We have tested His promises, we have found that He is more willing to give good gifts to His children, then we are to our own. Exceedingly above all that we think or ask. Believest thou this?
Luke 14:13-14 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed;
Do you want the blessing? There is a blessing to be had for all, especially when kept in spirit and truth. Let us lastly learn a lesson. The Sabbath is blessed the Bible says, but if we fail to come together on the Sabbath, can we receive that blessing? If we say that we are busy, or we need to work, is it possible that we might miss out on that blessing that may have been necessary for our eternal life? Jesus continues in Luke 14 by giving a parable regarding making a feast:
Luke 14:16-20 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: (17) And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. (18) And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. (19) And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. (20) And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
It is interesting how when the feast was made, many said they needed to work. One had a field to work, another, to work his oxen. They missed the blessing and the feast because they did not want to rest from their labors. The final one said he married a wife. Perhaps some are concerned about their church association? Maybe they are fearful that some may get the wrong impression.
Father’s blessing is on those who come up to the feast to receive it, for those who earnestly seek for it, as Jacob sought for blessing of Christ. The latter rain will fall, and if we should not come up for any of the reasons Christ set forth, we’d miss the blessing of the feast which is to fit us for that Great marriage feast just before us.
Luke 14:21-24 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. (22) And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. (23) And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. (24) For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
The last prophetic events are passing. A second tithe is being put away by many who attended this last feast to help those who may have financial issues. The next feast is less than 6 months from now. Speak faith, and say you will be there trusting that your Father will provide. And be sure to let us know if we can in anyway help. So the poor are called, and many more will be. Those who are blind, we are to call as well. Regarding the last of the 7 churches of Revelation we read:
Laodicea, you are invited up to the feast. God bless.
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