FALL FEAST DAYS
Fall brings the change in the color of the leaves on the trees and a reminder that winter is just around the corner. Flowers start dying off and the grass doesn't grow as much. Leaves fall and raking starts. For many folks, Yahweh's Seventh Month which comes in the fall is very much looked forward to. It is a time we are commanded to live in temporary dwellings for a whole week. This could be a motel or a camper or a tent and it is an entire week of celebration in His Word. If your family goes away to a place with other Believers, you will find there are fun things going on all week. Of course, there is a very serious side to all His Days and the most solemn (serious) day of the entire year is called the Day of Atonement. This is a day when you are not to eat any food all day--it can be difficult until you learn how to do it. There are four special times during this month, but two of them comprise a WHOLE WEEK! Here are some verses that deal with His Seventh month:
Leviticus 23:23-28 (NIV): Yahweh said to Moses, 'Say to the Israelites: 'On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts. Do no regular work, but present an offering made to Yahweh by fire.'
Yahweh said to Moses, 'The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves, ... Do no work on that day, because it is the Day of Atonement, when atonement is made for you before Yahweh.'
Leviticus 23:39-43: 'So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you have gathered the crops of the land, celebrate the festival to Yahweh for seven days; the first day is a day of rest, and the eighth day also is a day of rest. On the first day you are to take choice fruit from the trees, and palm fronds, leafy branches and poplars, and rejoice before Yahweh you Elohim for seven days. Celebrate this as a festival to Yahweh for seven days each year. This is to be a lasting ordinance by the generations to come; celebrate it in the seventh month. Live in booths for seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in booths so your descendants will know that I had the Israelites lie in booths when I brought then out of Egypt. I am Yahweh your Elohim.'