Travelling to the Three Feasts by TsephanYah
Scriptures about travelling in a pilgrimage to the Feast of Tabernacles:
Exodus 23:17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before YaHVaH Elohim
Deuteronomy 12:5 But unto the place which YaHVaH your Elohim shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come:
Deuteronomy 14:24-27 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which YaHVaH thy Elohim shall choose to set his name there, when YaHVaH thy Elohim hath blessed thee: 25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt GO unto the place which YaHVaH thy Elohim shall choose: 26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before YaHVaH thy Elohim, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household, 27 And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee.
Deuteronomy 16:13-17 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 YaHVaH thy Elohim in the place which YaHVaH shall choose: because YaHVaH thy Elohim shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.
16Three times in a year shall all thy males APPEAR before YAHVAH thy Elohim 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 YaHVaH empty:
17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of YaHVaH thy Elohim which he hath given thee.
Exodus 34:24 For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou shalt GO UP to appear before YAHVAH thy Elohim thrice in the year.Nu 28:9
Then the blessings: I begin to confess "This IS an adventure. I DO like it after all. These people really do appear to love YaHVaH. I have already helped several people in their walk. Several have helped me already.
Wait! I don't want to leave; I don't want to go home."
YaHVaH might say to us, "This is only a taste of the heavenly here, My son, you cannot stay here, and you MUST go back home. What I gave you, take home with you."
It is better than the old Pentecostal camp meetings we used to attend.
This one is in Truth. And we are directly appointed to obey YaHVaH and meet with others.
They may not agree with you. Maybe you believe in short hair/ long hair; short -sleeves, long sleeves; This calendar, that calendar. Even our names and words might be different.
Then there are those who are too decrepit. They have saved no second tithe to travel to the feast because they had to use all their income to just exist. They may not be able to go-up.
We hope to find ways for those who cannot afford to go, with the surplus we have.
Paul said, "I must, by all means, GO UP to this feast, which cometh at Jerusalem" Acts 18:21 regarding Firstfruits.
Once at our home here, due to health, we are at our house for the Feast.
We built the sukkot in the front yard; we waved branches before
YaHOSHA. Much is lacking from the challenge and adventure of the pilgrimage feast YaHVaH wants us to enjoy.
If we say, "I will not travel, I will Sukkot here; my home here.
Everyone must come to my abode for the Feast". Then we cannot all gather in courtesy, harmony and love in a pure convocation.
The fact is when we do not go up then we lose many blessings.
As we “go-up to the Feast” we pry ourselves from our familiar atmosphere, and have some new, unknown experience with others. We think "This is a new adventure, I don't like it. The people around me don't fit in. The unknown about this area: How do I eat, sleep? What about my dog? We are older and may not adapt as quickly as young people here.
In our hearts YaHVaHOSHA dwells and tabernacles with us. He does not cancel the command to physically travel, males and their families, three times per year, to the Feasts. Exodus 23:17 “Three times in the year, all thy males shall appear before YaHVaH The Eternal.”
Deuteronomy 12:15; 16:13 say ALL of us shall appear before YaHVaH. ZechariYah 14.
Shalom for now TsephanYah Eber Email TsephanYaH@Yahvahyahweh.Name
Below are Hebrew words from Nehemia 8:15-18 "Everyone built a sukkot on his own house". It was not like some staying at their
apartment, sticking a little tent or sukkot out on the balcony, nor dwelling in it.
"So the people went forth, and brought (branches) and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of "his" house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of YaHVaH, and in the street of the water gate, and in the street of the gate of Ephraim." See below also.
It was the roof of "a" house. they were all in convocation together in one place to praise YaHVaH like
ZecharYah 14 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, YaHVaH of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. 17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, YaHVaH of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
Nehemyah 8:1 And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which YaHVaH had commanded to Israel. :2 And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month. 3 And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.
verse 4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood..
16 So the people went forth, and brought them, and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of Elohim, and in the street of the water gate, and in the street of the gate of Ephraim.
17 And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under the booths: for since the days of Jeshua (Yasha) the son of Nun unto that day had not the children of Israel done so. And there was very great gladness. 18 Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of Elohim. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.”
Word study on Pilgrimage, Roof and Sukkot
“H” equals “Hebrew word number”
Roof H1406 gag, gawg
Not "Roof of HIS house" but it is “A house"
Probably by reduplication from H1342; a roof; by analogy the top of an
altar:—roof (of the house), (house) top (of the house).
Courts - H2691 Hebrew chatser, khaw-tsare'
From H2690 in its original sense; a yard (as enclosed by a fence); also a
hamlet (as similarly surrounded with walls):—court, tower, village.
Booths, Succot Strong's No. H 5521
Transliterated: Sukkah; Pronounced: sook-kaw' 5521
from 5520; TWOT 1492d;
Trans. & freq. in the AV— tabernacle 12 times, booth 11 times, pavilion 5
times, cottage 1 time, covert 1 time, tents 1 time; 31 occurrences of
Hebrew word in AV
1. thicket, covert, booth
b. booth (rude or temporary shelter)
Message to Protestants and Roman Catholics from TsephanYah
My first RETREAT was at high school. At Jesuit High School at this time of year, they explained holidays vaguely; we came dressed to relax,and no class, just time for prayer, reading pamphlets about heaven.
So, we assembled in class, quietly for one week (or _ days?) and were allowed to discuss spiritual matters at an appointed time.
I enjoyed those retreats very much, and especially my friend, Howard Morrison the physics/radio club leader. He had a science lab, and aircraft transmitter W7ESM. I talked to the world from W7 and the group there.
Note: In this diary, I do not hope to convey the message that the RCC is YaHVaH’s pure assembly. A word to the wise is sufficient. Come out of her that you do not partake of her plagues. You might be in the wrong place when those plagues overtake this old world.
But now, we know the Way, The Truth and the Life. We had enjoyed man’s holidays. Now we agree with YaHVaH and we disagree with Satan. “The Feasts are for today, yesterday and tomorrow, as YaHVaH is the same yesterday, today and forever.”