Month 7:19, Week 3:4 (Revee/Shav'ot), Year:Day 5940:195 AM|
2Exodus 3/40, Yovel - Year 50/50
Gregorian Calendar: Wednesday 19 October 2016
Sukkot 2016 V
The Coronation and the Summonse
Continued from Part 4
Chag sameach Sukkot kol beit Yisra'el and Mishpachah Lev-Tsiyon and welcome to the fifth day of the Festival of Tabernacles which corresponds in the spiritual recapitulation to Yom Teruah (Trumpets, Shouting) and the Ruach haChamashee or the fifth Ruach (Spirit).
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb
Yom Teruah is the day the Bride has yeared for and awaited for so very, very long. Depicting, as it does, the post-tribulation regathering of the faithful believers (the Bride) at the sound of the trumpet (1 Thess. 4:16-18; Rev.19), Yom Teruah is both the day of the Second Coming as well as the coronation of the King of kings over the whole world. This is a most happy event because ot means that the long anticipated Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Rev.19:9), which is represented by Sukkot, is about to take place, and just before it, the judgment of ther wicked ones who have made the Bride and the whole world suffer in misery. The long wait between Shavu'ot (Weeks, 'Pentecost') and this day is finally over and the procession of the Bridegroom has finally arrived!
The Grim Meal
At around the time the Bridegroom and Bride are celebrating, our Heavenly Father is participating in another supper - this one a very grim meal, about which we will be talking more about tomorrow when we take a closer look at Yom haKippurim. For we must not forget that Yahweh must have His satisfaction and revenge against all those who did evil and abused His Son's Bride, His own children:
The Great Supper of Elohim
"And I saw a malak (angel) standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, 'Come, gather together for the great Supper of Elohim (God), so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great'" (Rev.19:17-18, NIV).
Yes, blessed indeed "are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb" (Rev.2:19, NIV) but it must never be forgotten that this Ahavah or Agapé Feast is paralleled by the "Great Supper of Elohim (God)" where justice is done to Satan's human agents who, whilst their flesh is being devoured by the birds, are themselves receiving their just reward for a time in hell until the Cosmic Jubilee finally once they have served their sentence. Thereafter Satan and all his fallen malakim (angels), the demons, are castb into the Abyss for a thousand years (Rev.20:1-3).
When I was a boy growing up in Malaysia and latterly in England, a Chinese gong would be sounded by our cook or by my mother calling us to the dinner table accompanied by the shout (in Malay), "Makan se'ap!" or "Food is ready!". I suppose I imagine that the final Yom Teruah (Trumpets, Shouting) will be something like that since it is a combination of shofar-blowing and shouting, a summonse first to attend the Coronation of our Cosmic Bridegroom, Yah'shua (Jesus); second, to the Judgment of Mankind and the malakim (angels); and finally, the summonse to Bridegroom's Marriage Supper, fulfilling the original promise:
The Two Suppers Juxtaposed
"I will betroth you to Me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice", in ahavah (love) and compassion" (Hos.2:19, NIV).
Please note how integral justice is to righteousness, ahavah (love) and compassion. That is why thetre must be a Great Supper of Elohim (God) too - for justice's sake. That is part of the function of power, for the King bears the seal of toqef (authority) which on one side is Justice and on the other, Ahavah (Love). You cannot separate the two.
"For your Maker is your husband - Yahweh-Elohim is His name - the Qadosh (Holy, Set-Apart) One of Israel is your Redeemer; He is called the Elohim (God) of all the earth" (Isa.54:5, NIV).
Continued in Part 6