“O Lord, I will praise You;
Though You were angry with me,
Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me.
Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song;
He also has become my salvation.’"
Therefore with joy you will draw water
From the wells of salvation.
|The priests at the pool of Siloam for the Sukkot water ceremony|
The Feast of Tabernacles is the seventh and greatest Biblical appointed time. It completes the plan of God. Sukkot looks back to the time in the wilderness when God dwelt with His people in a tent.
I want to make one more comment on Isaiah 12:3.
The lyrics for the modern Israeli song, Mayim Mayim (water, water) come straight from this scripture. It was written on a kibbutz in Israel in the 1930s, after the kibbutzniks dug a well and finally hit water. Israeli dance is a modern phenomenon that arose when Jews from all over the world began moving to Israel during the last century, bringing all their cultural folk dances with them.
Anyway, I digress. Isaiah 12 continues with this:
And in that day you will say:
“Praise the Lord, call upon His name;
Declare His deeds among the peoples,
Make mention that His name is exalted.
Sing to the Lord,
For He has done excellent things;
This is known in all the earth.
Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion,
For great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst!”
In that day, many will finally get it. Even the church! The church won’t be anti-semitic anymore. There will be no more replacement theology. There are many groups that claim to BE Israel; for example - the Catholics, the Lutherans, the Mormons, the Jehovah Witnesses, the Identity Movement, the Black Hebrew Movement, the Ephraimites, the British-Israeli Movement - sigh, the list goes on and on.
|Replaced?? Oy vey!|
The coming kingdom will be thoroughly Israeli, with Yeshua our Jewish Messiah, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, ruling and reigning from His temple in the center of the world - Jerusalem! Can't wait!