Good evening and welcome to our recording from this morning’s service. Today we celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles as well as remembering the Lord’s death and resurrection by breaking bread together.
Andy’s message is below, but first a couple of video’s relevant to today, The King is Coming by the Gaither Vocal Band and Yet Not I by City Alight.
Every blessing, Andy.
Good afternoon! Welcome to our recordings from this morning’s service. We pray you will be blessed, inspired and challenged. Dawn led our service today, and her introduction leads our audio, followed by Andy’s message related to the Feast of Trumpets, namely the glorious appearing of the Lord Jesus when He returns.
Firstly we have a video (with an amazing picture frame!) of There is a Day by Lou Fellingham.
Good evening. Firstly, apologies for the delay in getting this post onto the website this week.
Jeff was our speaker yesterday, the audio recording of his message is below. Before that is a worship video of Robin Mark’s version of We are a Moment.
God bless you,
Listen to Andy’s message on the fulfillment of the Feast of Trumpets, the Rapture, here:
1 Cor.15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1Thes.4:16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
Today is Israel’s 70th birthday, 70 years since the modern State of Israel was reborn in the land of their fathers and the land of the Biblical promises. It’s an amazing achievement! Just consider the likelihood of the fledging State that declared independence just after the Holocaust, surrounded by enemies on all sides vowing her imminent destruction, still surviving until today. Not only surviving but thriving in her historical homeland, according to the Biblical record.
It’s not due to Jewish ingenuity or ability, nor the benefaction of the USA, nor the amazing ability of the IDF to defend the nation, that Israel is still with us today. All those things have played their part, but primarily it’s the hand of God Himself, sovereignly intervening in history to restore and defend the nation according to all His promises to do so! He is doing this to show the world He is the God of the Bible and that He keeps His promises!
So today I praise God for Israel celebrating her 70th birthday! It is an amazing testimony that, not only do the people of Israel live, ‘Am Yisrael Hai’, but that the God of Israel is alive and well and keeps His promises. And one day the people of Israel will look upon their Messiah and so enjoy the fulness of all He has prepared for them!
Psalm 121 (NKJV)
I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.
Zechariah 12:10 (NKJV)
“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
Romans 11:25 (NKJV)
For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.”
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God clearly describes the feasts, set in the yearly calendar of Israel in Leviticus 23, as His feasts, His celebrations. They are special events full of significance. They are called holy convocations, in Hebrew “miqra”, which also means rehearsals. By instituting the feasts, God was painting a picture of the various prophetic milestones of His entire plan of salvation! And by rehearsing them every year throughout the yearly calendar, His people would be able to recognise the fulfilments when they occurred as being the work of God. Jesus said all things from the Law and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled concerning Him, Luke 24:44.