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Sukkot - The Feast of Tabernacles

         The options for attending the Feast of Tabernacles are greatly increasing. The following is only a partial list of Festival sites available. A more complete list can be found in the latest issue of Servant’s News, P0 Box 6516, Springdale, AR 72766-6516, phone: 501-872-1003. The sites listed below are those which are designated Non-Aligned. They are Festivals that are a result of cooperative efforts between multiple groups. Many other Festival sites are being sponsored by single organizations. Space does not permit a full listing.

Sis-Q-Meadows, Ore.
         John Beattie
         P0 Box 1472
         Rogue River, OR 97537
         541-855-7220
Sun River, Ore.
         Al Murrey
         210 NW 14th
         Pendleton, OR 97801
         541-276-1400

Victoria, British Columbia
         Fred McGovarin
         RR 2
         Hastings, Ontario KOL 1YO
         705-696-3111

Lake Tahoe, Calif.
         Norman Brumm
         510 Gillespie St.
         Locust Grove, OK 74352
         918-479-8111

Grand Lake of the Cherokees, Okla.
         Norman Edwards
         501-872-1003

Snowshoe, W. Virginia
         Jim Rector
         3802 Olive Street
         Texarkana, TX 75503
         903-792-1352

Panama City, Florida
         David Owen
         4213 Owen Rd
         Dalton, GA 39729
         706-277-3433

Panama City Beach, Florida
         Charles Kimbrough
         P0 Box 547
         Crystal River, FL 34423
         352-382-0877


A Note About Pentecost

         God works in remarkable ways. Following the giving of the Torah on Shavu’ot(Pentecost) Moses went up Mt. Sinai to meet with God and receive the Ten Conunandments written on two tablets of stone. When he returned forty days later he found the children of Israel dancing naked around the golden calf.

         “Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said, Who is on the LORD’s side? let him come unto me. and all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him. ...
         “And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.”
(Ex. 32:26,28)

         Now, change the scene to the same day many centuries later.

         “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come,...
         “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added
unto them about three thousand souls.”
(Acts 2:1,41)

         The three thousand that were lost on that frrst day of Pentecost were replaced by the three thousand that were saved on the latter day of Pentecost.


The Red Moon

         A friend sent us a color copy of the cover from the May/June issue of a magazine called A Word from Jerusalem. It shows three different photographic views, taken through a telescope, of the “red moon” lnnar eclipse on the eve of Passover in Jerusalem. The largest of the three photos shows a bright red moon. The red color appears during the time of the complete blackout of the moon during a total lunar eclipse and is caused by a faint red light that is refracted by the earth’s atmosphere, which filters out the blue rays.

         A lunar eclipse only appears when the moon is full. The Passover eclipse was not visible in the United States but could be seen over much of Asia and the Middle East. Another full lunar eclipse will occur the eve of the first day of Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles). It too, will be visible from Jerusalem.
         Is there any significance to the fact that two full lunar eclipses will be seen this year in Jerusalem on two very special Holydays? We cannot say for sure, but it should cause all of us to pause and contemplate where we might be in the history of the earth.
         The scriptures do mention a ‘red moon;

         “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;”
(Rev. 6:12)

         “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.”
(Joel 2:31)

         This passage from Joel was quoted by Peter when he gave his first sermon on the Day of Pentecost.
         It seems apparent that the ‘red moon mentioned in these scriptures will be visible to the naked eye by most, if not all, people on the earth. Its fulfillment will not require telescopes to see the ‘red’ color. Nevertheless, it would seem prudent that all of us continue to watch and, be like Yeshua’s mother Miriam (Mary):

         “But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.”
(Luke 2:19)


 

“The LORD bless thee, and keep thee,
The LORD make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
The LORD lift up His Countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
(Num. 6:24-26)

~ Shalom ~

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