Do all worship the child born?
Matthew 2:8 -
And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
I had put in my previous post about the Birth of Jesus Christ being in September and this was celebrated by the shadow feast the Lord had asked us to celebrate so as to understand and honour the Lord for what He had done by coming as man.
All the feasts the Israelites celebrated were shadows of things connected with Jesus Christ. The feast that shadows the coming of Jesus Christ as man is the Feast of the Tabernacle also called the Feast of Booths / Tents. It is a feast that is celebrated over a period of a week. This year it is celebrated from 19th September to 25th September. During this feast people leave their houses and dwell in tents with their families for the Lord came as man and dwelled in a temporary body of flesh as a man.
I knew some years back with confirmations that ChristMass was not to do with the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ but had no idea of the actual date. It was only after a period the Lord confirmed this through the understanding of scriptures. This year the Lord desires we start to celebrate the Lord's coming as man so that the Jews also know the Truth. This feast is a grand event for them but they are ignorant of what they are celebrating. Then there are the Catholics who celebrate a pagan feast [the birth of the Sun god] as the Lord's Birthdate and the blind people of this world join them justifying their ignorance.
In today's message we see Herod also stated a desire to worship / honour the great child King. But his real intentions were not to honour the child Jesus but to do away with Him. This is exactly what Christians do when they celebrate ChristMass. They give great justification for celebrating it in the name of Jesus Christ but all they do, has nothing to do with Christ but to gratify their carnal desires of worldly fun, shopping, partying, merry making, materialistic gratification, the very opposite the Feast of Tents that celebrates the birth of Jesus, stands for.
The Lord is asking us are we going to be like the magi who went by the sign given by the Lord and thus truly honoured the infant Jesus, or be like Herod who went by asking man/signs of man with wrong intentions. Let us stop being Herod.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we pray that the blindfolds that are bond on the eyes of your people fall. We pray that their eyes open and they come of the deceit. Lord, through the feast You desire your people learn and understand the things connected with it. We pray that your sacrifice of humbling and coming of man be known to man through the celebration of the Feast of Tents...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.
35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.
37 These are the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:
38 Beside the sabbaths of the LORD, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the LORD.
39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.
40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.
41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:
43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.
13 Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine:
14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.
15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.
16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:
17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.
9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel.
10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,
11 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.
Hosea 12:9 - And I that am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast.
Hosea 2:16 - And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call me Ishi [man]; and shalt call me no more Baali [unknown God]. [People did not know God until Jesus revealed the Father]
John 14:7 - If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
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