ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 3 Issue 19 October 1, 2009
Topic # 1 Feast of Tabernacles!
Israel is now in the midst of celebrating the great feast of ingathering, called the Feast of Tabernacles. Christians look to this season as the probable time of the Messiah Yeshua returning. And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, Yahweh of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. Zech.14:16
The Sounding of the Shofar or trumpet signals the start to the fall feasts. The trumpet historically only sounded when the High Priest saw the new moon. If it was cloudy that night it was delayed daily until the moon was seen. Jews called it “the day that no man knows the day or the hour”. So when Jesus answered the question about his return with that phrase, he was not speaking obscurely. He was actually being very specific to say He would return during the Feast of Tabernacles! Paul speaks of “the last trumpet” in 1 Cor. 15. Go to http://www.visionheaven.com for live video streaming of the Christian Feast of Tabernacles in Israel from the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem Oct. 4-7. Enjoy!
Topic # 2 Three Overlooked Facts
ONE — Israel became a nation in 1312 BC, two thousand years before the rise of Islam.
TWO — Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel.
THREE — Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BC, the Jews have had dominion over the land for one thousand years with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years.
And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, Yahweh of hosts, on them there will be no rain. If the family of Egypt will not come up and enter in, they shall have no rain; they shall receive the plague with which Yahweh strikes the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. Zechariah 14:17-18