Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) the last fall feast has come and gone. It was celebrated more spiritually this year than physically. Not because we wanted it it this way, but because we were led in this direction by the Ruach (spirit) Which is nice, because last year, our first year, we honored the feast of Sukkot in a more physical, traditional way because we had just come into the understanding and that really was all we could grasp. While we did the physical for Sukkot we honored the spiritual by literally studying out “what is Sukkot?” This year knowing the basics helped us to better dig in spiritually for the Holy Days.
Part of Sukkot is the end and beginning again. The one verse that “sums it up,” if you had to “sum it up,” is found in Ecclesiastes 1:9
What exists now is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done;
there is nothing truly new on earth. (NET)
This verse is so profound. There is nothing truly new! What has been done is what will be done. On a “Torah trail” here for a second, this is where the “Sunday Sabbath” theory breaks down. What has been done is what will be done. There is nothing truly new!
Back to Sukkot. Cycles. Beginning, ending, beginning again. Sukkot is the ending of our year-long studies and the beginning again of that study. It is tradition to read the last chapter and begin again at the first chapter. “What has been done is what will be done. There is nothing truly new!”
And so we begin again. Genesis 1:1-6:8 to be exact. I am led by the Ruach to study with the goal of Scripture specifically to focus and find Yeshua (Jesus) in Torah.
I know that Yeshua is the Word made flesh:
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his majesty, the majesty as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
I know that Yeshua was with God in the beginning:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. The same was in the beginning with Elohim.
And I am cheating a little bit because as I studied over this past year I SAW Yeshua personally, in every piece of Scripture I studied. I realized that the Renewed Covenant (NT) is simply a witness to the Tanakh (OT)
“There is nothing truly new!”
If Messiah was there in the beginning, how beautiful the beginning is! And if we are to know the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10) then I will go there and find Him!
Please accept this invitation to join me over the coming weeks to seek and find our Redeemer where He is waiting to be found!