Sukkot Day Five – All across the world people celebrated The Feast of Tabernacles known as Sukkot. This double catastrophe of 7.5 earthquake and then tsunami of 20 ft high of wall of water shows the result of not following the instructions given by the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
In 2004 230,000 Indonesian people were removed by an earthquake. Fourteen (14) years later (2 7-year Shemittah cycles), this country still lives in idolatry.
As of update October 2, 2018: 1347 dead – “More than 65,000 homes have been damaged and at least 60,000 people have been displaced and are in need of emergency help. About 1,700 homes in one Palu neighbourhood were swallowed up, with hundreds of people believed buried, the national disaster agency said. Among those killed in the area were 34 children at a Christian bible study camp, a Red Cross official said. There was also mounting concern over Donggala, a region of 300,000 people north of Palu a combined population of about 1.4 million.”
Sukkot teaches the lesson of coming out of our “Egypts”. To come ‘out of the world’ and fellowship with those that desire to fellowship more intimately with God.
The Israelites lived in tents in the wilderness for 40 years. Thus, we are instructed to live outside of our dwelling. Living away from the hustle and bustle of life brings a type of ‘wilderness’ experience in which we can see God working in lives.
The stranger is also to be welcomed under Jacob’s tent. This country follows a strange god created no earlier than 600-700 AD. This god is a stranger to Jacob’s living God which is first described in Adam’s account in the Bible, The Book of Genesis. We best go back to the beginning to see the end…or changing world as we know it. There we see The Living God whose spirit moved across the earth that He assembled in six days. We are just about 6000 years from that account…Thus we can say we are living…in, The Sixth Day!
This ‘living and acting God’ knows every hair on your head. He also schedules His creation to cry out.
‘Vengeance is mine,’ says The Lord. “Why do you take your grievances to the stranger when you can judge what is right and wrong among yourselves?” (my paraphrase) His children are to judge within their own community. It is Elohim that judges the outside world. We are to live Godly lives representing God’s ways and thus that stranger will then also seek out to live in God’s righteousness…found in Torah…who is Yeshua…the one prophesied to be slain from the foundation of the earth.
God judges idolatry and false worship. He will not be mocked as we see the mockery represented in the domes shaken to the ground in this picture! Many were on their way ‘to prayer.’
He even turns away from hearing prayer as in ‘His silence’ discipline is displayed. When man is in distress they either draw near or draw further away from Him. Now, in their distress, Adonai can hear their sincere heart prayers. Will they continue to seek their false gods of whom teach them that these disasters bring them to higher spiritual awareness? Or, will they learn about the One Living God who created them to live into eternity with Him in His PEACE with no more tears and torment.
Our Creator desires that NO soul is lost. We are in human form as we work through spiritual battles.