A Gathering.

In Nehemiah ch.8, Nehemiah had the entire congregation gather at the water gate on the first day of the 7th month, Jewish New Year. Ezra opened the word of God and began to read. For many people, this was the first time they heard the word of God. They all began to wept before the Lord. The levites and priests taught the people what it meant. Nehemiah sent everyone home and told them to stop crying. He said this a day to rejoice. Go home and cook food and share with your neighbors. For the joy of the Lord is our strength. Then the celebrated the feast of tabernacles. There are 3 feast that Israel must celebrate every year. Those feast are Tabernacles, Passover and Pentecost. Jesus’s life revolved around those 3 feast. When He was 12 years old, He went with His parents to Jerusalem for the feast of Tabernacles. He was crucified on Passover. And rose into heaven on Pentecost. That the word of God be fulfilled.

Crain Blanchard.


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