The Fall Feasts and the Believer | FULL EPISODE

(calming instrumental music) – In the gospel account,
we all know Yeshua’s words, no man knows the day or
the hour of my return. Well, a lot of people take that to mean that nobody knows when
Yeshua’s coming back. He could be back at any moment. Those who have looked into it know that’s not quite what he’s saying, it’s a little more exacting than that. He’s referring to a Feast of the Lord. No man knows the day or
the hour of his return, but we do know the season. We know that times and what to look for. And someone who has helped
to explain all of this is Allan Aguirre, he is the
author of the Feasts Unlocked, Allan, welcome to Shabbat Night Live. (audience applause)
– Thank you very much. Shabbat shalom.
– Shabbat shalom. We have talked about
a couple of things now about the Shabbat. In the last episode we talked
about the spring feast. We’d like to move into
those fall feasts now. And the Feast of Trumpets, is what we were talking about there, where Yeshua says no man
knows the day or the hour. Can you explain what
I’m talking about there? – So we have a feast that is actually on the new moon. So because it’s on the new moon, we have to wait and see when it comes. – And we have to see it. We have to actually.
– Right. So we know that it’s
going to be happening, let’s say right here, but
until it’s actually visible, that’s when we know for a
fact, okay, it has arrived. The ancient Israel knew
of the conjunction, the new moon conjunction, when
the moon is completely black, but they feasted for three days leading up to a visible Crescent. At that point they were able to announce, yes, the new moon has come,
the new month has started, now we know where we are so
that we can count the days for that month. So when you have a high
feast day on a new moon, for example, Yom Teruah, trumpets, they had to wait and see. They had an idea but now they were waiting and they were anticipant
to the visible Crescent. – So now for Christians, who are we’re all looking
forward to Yeshua’s return, we kind of have to know this. We have to understand this concept, otherwise we’ll never
understand the prerequisites to his return. – Right, so part of the narrative that we’ve been taught as Christians is that we don’t know
when Jesus is coming, we have no idea, no clue, and he can show up at any given moment. I mean, they’ve made movies
about that (chuckles). But in reality the biblical
narrative is totally different. It does say that we do know
the signs of his return. We have to be aware of
the season of his return. It also says that he comes
as a thief in the night to those in the dark, but
those of us in the light, are aware of the season of his return. That’s a whole completely
exact opposite narrative. And so in the same way, and where does it say
to look for his return? The skies. That’s the last place we’re
told to look for anything. You don’t look at the sky for anything, but that’s where he has his signs. And it says that, that’s why they were placed
there for signs and seasons. So that being the case, that fits in very well with the feast, because that would be the
season but the signs as well. So knowing the season of his
return, when he’s coming, the ten virgins knew when and
where to be for his return. They only missed out 1/2 of them, simply because they ran out of oil, but they were at the right place and at the right time
awaiting for his return, and it says he delayed, he tarried, but they knew when and where. So that’s another sign, or another clue, that we are indeed capable
of knowing when and where, we just need to know the signs. But if were being told the exact opposite, we won’t be looking for signs because we don’t know there
are signs, see what I’m saying? So it’s almost a self-fulfilling prophecy that we’re gonna miss him if
we don’t know these things and we’re told that we
can’t know these things wherein it says we are
to know these things. – Right and in knowing these things, it’s quite a simple thing, if no one’s ever heard this before Yeshua’s first coming
was all the spring feast. His second coming is all the fall feast. And it’s really quite that simple. All we need to do is just
know how this plays out. – Right. So I agree with the idea that the fall feasts are speaking
of his second coming. So we have a blast of the shofar but here’s the really important thing about the Feast of Trumpets, okay? So in my research, it’s amazing to see the Christian thumbprint
or the Christian fingerprint all over the spring feasts,
they’re all over the place, but then after Pentecost you
see a rabbinical fingerprint, or a thumbprint, and very little
to no Christian fingerprint or thumbprint. – [Host] What do yo mean by that? – I found that very interesting. So we have very little Christian– – Understanding?
– Understanding, or even emphasis, or
even there’s very little Christians fingerprint, or any sort of like hint of Christianity, regarding the fall feast,
if you do any research but they’re all over the spring. I think that’s because they
don’t keep these things. So they don’t know what to
do with the information. But there’s a lot of a rabbinical regarding the leading up to atonement with the 40 days of repentance,
based on Moses 40 days and then he came, they believe that he came down from the
mountain and it was Yom Kippur, there’s that. But what I did find very interesting was the rabbinical research. A lot of the rabbinical research regarding yomteurah was, okay, it’s a day of remembrance right? So scripturally it says that it’s a day that Feast of Trumpets,
it’s a Memorial Day, a day of remembrance celebrated with the blowing of the shofar. And then the question
is we’re not quite sure, ’cause it doesn’t really say what it is we’re supposed to remember. And I’m like, really isn’t it obvious? Put yourself in that timeline. What significance could the memorial day with the blasting of shofars
could be reminding you of? When was the last time you heard
a significant shofar blast? How about four months prior when a nonhuman was blowing the
shofar to call you to Sinai? And a grew louder and
louder and louder, right? That’s what’s we’re
supposed to be remembering. We’re supposed to be remembering
the blasts of the shofar at Sinai at Shavuot, four months prior. I have an idea of why
they would forget that, because they responded well,
they reacted incorrectly. They didn’t respond correctly,
they reacted incorrectly. They barked at the wedding vows. They’ve been barked at this covenant God wanted to make with us. That would be something I
wouldn’t wanna remember. Right? So it’s a memorial day commemorated
with a blast of a shofar that we have to wait on for
a visible Crescent to see. And so then, a very common perspective is that blast of the shofar
is to alert us or to warn us, or to get us in place, right? And yes, I do see that because the biblical
scriptural narrative is, remember this blast of the
shofar, Shavuot, on this day, because I’m coming for
Tabernacles and gathering, right? Here he is, God’s trying to do again what he’s been trying to
do from the very beginning. So we’re gonna blast the shofar
to remember this covenant and read to remember
this desire for covenant and then five days later you’re going to, or 10 days later, excuse me, you’re going to prepare
yourself with atonement at one minute, atonement we’re
going to cleanse ourselves because in five days
he’s going to gather us and meet with us yet again. And so it’s like a
two-week period of time. So it’s just this amazing, I
mean this is a whole reason why this whole thing is happening, is to bring us to this
ingathering, the Sabbath rest. And when you look at it, if you look at it in Revelation,
the Revelation of John and the wedding feast of The Lamb, and what is it, Revelation 19 and 21, it uses almost the same
language you find in Exodus 6, which is, I believe it’s Exodus 6, where he says I’m doing this, where I’m gonna delivery you from hijab, the Exodus is so that I can
set you aside as my people, I will be your God, you will be my people. And it’s almost the same exact language you find regarding the revelation that John had with the bride in the New Jerusalem and all that. So essentially our future,
our future Tabernacles with Jesus Messiah, out
of the revelation of John, started in the exodus of Egypt. This whole thing is like tied together. – I often tell people that, if they’re confused about what I’m doing, with this whole Hebrew roots thing, or whatever you wanna call it, I often say well, if
you wanna understand it, read exodus from front to back, then read revelation from front to back. Have your spiritual eyes
open and you’ll get it. You’ll see it. – It does correlate. I mean, that that is a timeline there. He’s delivering us from your Egypt, he’s delivering you from your Egypt because he wants to bring
you to the ingathering, wedding feast of the Lamb
and here’s the rhythm of it and here’s the cadence, here’s the cycle. And I’m gonna meet you and there’s this whole
cycle of first fruits, involving all of it. And we’re coming together, we’re bringing, whether it’s Passover, unleavened bread, counting of the Omer, Pentecost Shavuot, now we’re at the fall feasts,
he’s preparing us right, ’cause with the watchman on
the wall would blow shofar, there’s a shofar being
blown there’s a warning, or an equipping, or a get ready, we’re gonna concentrate
ourselves at Yom Kippur because he’s coming to ingather us. He’s bringing it, right,
like like a mother hen, like Jesus said. It’s absolutely fascinating. – And yet the veil is
there, where we celebrate. when we come to the knowledge of knowing what is this Feast of Trumpets? We relate it back to our Christian faith and go oh, that’s what this is? This is when Yeshua says I am coming back. And yet because our Jewish
friends don’t get that, they cheapen it and call well,
we don’t know what it’s for so it’s Rosh Hashanah,
the head of the year, and that causes a lot of confusion. – Especially when it’s two weeks
before the end of the year. – (laughing) Yeah, exactly. – Which is actually what it says. – Yeah, it’s crazy. So this has caused a lot of confusion. That’s often what happens here. I mean, you have your own
story of that kind of confusion where we’ve related how you
were saved, quote unquote, in the Jesus Movement, and then you worked in,
or you went to Guatemala. – Right, I got saved in Guatemala, spent a little time in
Nicaragua few years later, before actually being on
a church planting team to Quito, Ecuador.
– And then you were in Ecuador and then you came back to the States and a friend, knowing
you were now a Christian, invited you to a men’s Bible study. And what happened there? – Yeah, so you said story, I have stories. – Oh, sorry, all right, the men’s Bible study is another one. – Right. But I’ve got multiple stories
that all looked the same. – Oh yeah, tell us what happened
while back in Nicaragua. – Yeah, my involvement. So you know when you’re in the, let’s say you’re Special
Forces or whatever, and you’re doing ops,
black ops or whatever, before you come back to the States, or back into civilization or society, you go through this deprogramming process. I was never deprogrammed. I had no reference to Christianity in the United States of America. I’m in this extreme demonstrative
version of Christendom in Central and South
America, with miracles, and I mean like bonafide
miracles, and I mean. – What kind of thing you’d
see happen down there? – Eyes opened, and limbs
and almost raising the dead, you know all this kind of stuff, right? – Yeah.
– Like Bible stuff. And then I show up to the States and I have no reference on
what it looks like here. I had no idea that the spiritual
gifts weren’t for today. Love is the greater gift, as
out of context as that is, it’s really part of their,
this is what they believe. And so I would be invited
to these Bible studies, or men’s groups and stuff, and I’m coming from
this paradigm over here, where you worship
demonstratively, God shows up, there’s a tangible
Holy-Spirit-happens thing and there’s the prophetic, and you know. And then I go to these Bible
studies and it’s like kumbaya and then snacks and it’s like
nothing, nobody showed up, nothing happened, nothing was transformed, I mean, (sighs) it’s
so difficult to explain ’cause I’m not trying to sound, I don’t know arrogant or whatever, but I was used to, it looked a certain way and was a different experience. It was a different type of relationship, and then I’m exposed to this
and there’s no relationship. It was very one-dimensional, very shallow, very well, some people use
the word dead religion. And it would take literally, that was, I got back to the states in 1983, I would not see that expression,
or a proper expression, or an expression that I was used to in the United States again
until 2004, and that was rough. ‘Cause I spent literally
20 years trying to, and being in a touring
Christian rock band, I was exposed to every
denominational slant possible and I was always looking for
this version of Christendom that I knew to be true and effective and absolutely completely transformative. Not only humans, but whole
cities and countries, right? I mean, that’s what I’m used to. And then to get involved
with a form of Christianity that denied the power a form of godliness, I wouldn’t find it again until 2004, when the Lord finally led my wife and I to a particular church in
Dallas that was amazing. – And doing what you
you’ve been looking for. – Right, and I remember walking in there and going, I remember this, I remember this is what it
looked like, I remember this. And so that was awesome, to finally find it here in the States and to have to once again
be plugged into a place that is actually transforming
lives and cities, ’cause that’s what this is
about, it’s about transformation. Christianity is not a morality
play, and it’s become that. A lot of the people in the
occult are backslidden Christians because they never saw power
or authority in Christendom. So they went to the dark side because they will give you
power and authority there. So it’s strange fire,
right, you know the term? – [Host] Mm-hmm. – So it’s a disservice. We’re not doing what
we’re supposed to be doing in so many ways, Torah or no Torah, and I actually think it’s because we’re not involved with Torah that it’s happened. – So did you see a lot of that
down in in those countries, where I almost think it’s like a bit of a
Western American arrogance to think oh well–
– We don’t believe in a spiritual realm. – That’s just it. I mean, down there, it’s like
well that’s for simpletons, for a whole city or whole
country to be changed, they have to be some really simple people. They don’t think up here like we do. You think that’s part of the problem? – Yes, absolutely but
the real difference is, in the third world they do
believe in a spiritual realm and it’s obvious and
it’s evidence, the dark, and so when they’re exposed to the light, to the the power of the Holy Spirit. It’s not that far-fetched for them. It’s not like they don’t
have to do all the jumping in their mind. It’s like, oh well, this makes sense ’cause we know it’s bad. We know there’s black magic, we know there’s black voodoo or whatever, we know there’s voodoo or witchcraft, or whatever spiritualism, so obviously, there’s
there’s the offset of that. Here we don’t believe in any of that. Witches are something
you do for Halloween, it’s not necessarily a real thing. There aren’t real witches. – It’s funny you say that, there are people who believes
in the spiritual realm. I find that, I’m from Canada, but I see the same thing down
here with the native people who are really into their culture and they understand the spirit, the Great Spirit who
created the earth and all and their narrative, as you would put it, when they see the truth of
Yeshua and the Torah, wow, they are some of the
most powerful Christians you will ever see because
they know the difference, and they know the power
of the spiritual realm and they go, wow the pinnacle. – Right. Earlier we talked about, or
I mentioned, in Revelation, it talks about the endtime Church, how they have a balance
of having their faith and trust in Jesus and keeping
his Commandments, right? It’s not one or the other. I know a lot of, I mean, I personally know a lot of Christians are incredibly powerful in the Holy Spirit that are legitimate, that are still figuring
out this Torah stuff right but they’re, they have legit, I mean this is legitimate stuff that’s going on in their ministries. Now, when I, but then I also know, they’re starting to become
more and more frequent though, ministries that are incredibly
powerful in the Holy Spirit. We’re talking like the supernatural stuff we’re talking about,
miracles, and whatever, that are figuring this Torah stuff out, now we’re talking the
whole enchilada, right, ’cause now we’re talking this is the church that Jesus
started and left in Acts. I know we don’t understand that. The vast majority of Christendom doesn’t even buy into the
charismatic aspect of our faith, right, the spiritual
gifts, speaking in tongues, prophecy, whatever, so they’re not even functioning
with a whole New Testament let alone this whole massive
chunk called Torah right, whereas every disciple in the book of Acts was a Torah observant, believer
that functioned in the, I mean, when your shadow
is healing people, and look at the results
that they got, right, thousands daily, they were. – And no wonder with all
those things happening. You know it’s funny when you say, you need one for the other, otherwise it’s like not
having a driver’s license and being strapped into an IndyCar. You won’t know what to do with it and that’s why the abuse happens
with the charismatic church and it just goes off the rails. – And in the Torah Church.
– Exactly. – ‘Cause, right, Paul says
the Torah is spiritual. Jesus is out there doing
incredible spiritual things, healing the sick, casting
out unclean spirits, casting out demons, raising the dead, and then he gives the same
authority to his disciples and what do they do? They go and do the same exact thing, well, as Torah observant believers. There is your whole picture, there is your full emphasis there. You gotta have both. You can’t have like we’re
talking about, parts of it. – Thank you for your
support of this program. Because of you, we are
able to bring things like The Feasts Unlocked: A Practical Understanding
of God’s Holy Days with author Allan Aguirre. Allan, welcome back.
– Thank you. – We left off talking about
the Feast of Trumpets, and one thing I wanted to ask you, we didn’t get to that was,
why not Rosh Hashanah? What’s wrong with just
calling the Feast of Trumpets, Yom Teruah, Rosh Hashanah? – Well, in the same way that the enemy has been
ransacking Christianity, for last 2, 000 years, he’s
been doing the same to Judaism. And an example of that is
bringing Babylonian month names into the calendar,
bringing in Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah was their
version of the Babylonian, I believe Akitu ceremony,
which was the barley harvest, and they had to separate New Year’s, actually on the same months. So when they went to Babylon,
they really went to Babylon and they brought some home with them. And they brought the months of the year and they brought their New
Year version of Babylon, which was, they’d called it Rosh Hashanah, head of the year, in the Babylonian one, was actually head of the year as well, they had to change the name. – That’s akin to the Christmas and Easter and Passover thing
– It’s exactly the same thing. And that’s why I tell people
we are exactly like Israel. – Wow. It’s a Constantine to mix
the Christianity with that, same thing happened there. – Same thing. So that’s why Rosh Hashana
exists, it’s a new year, not two weeks before the biblical word, says it actually is the end of the year, so instead of starting at
the first of the month right, now, so you have your civil calendar and you have your
religious calendar, right? And that’s how they do that, and so the civil calendar
actually starts in the fall, with Rosh Hashanah, so what
we’re 5779 now, I believe. And then the religious calendar starts with the first month of Abib. – [Host] Yep, talk about confusion. – Yeah. – Why don’t we just start
when we’re supposed to start, at Abib one?
– At one, yeah? (both laughing) – Let’s start counting at one.
– Let’s start at seven. – Yes. Now, speaking of numbers,
10 days after Yom Teruah, we have Yom Kippur. – Yes. – The holiest day of the
year, you have a story about, I believe your wife and
you going to Manhattan and Yom Kippur was in that
vacation, whatever it was. – So our wedding
anniversary is in October, and so we try to get to
Manhattan, I’m a city boy, so I actually go to Manhattan on vacation. (both laughing) I love that city. And so a couple years ago we were there So we have a Rosh Chodesh conference, they call the head of the year but we’re a part of that organization. I understand it and I know why and it’s one of the greatest conferences we go to in the year. So it’s yeah. – Chew on the meat spit out the bones. – Yeah, I guess, yeah, I
guess you could say that. But I mean there’s a lot of information. I mean, you’re gonna get
what does the year mean? I mean, if we’re at 5779, what is the Hebrew
significance of the numbers? ‘Cause that is the year they’re going by. And the last thing I wanna
do is alienate myself from my Jewish brethren. Obviously, I wanna
provoke them to jealousy just to Messiah. So again, any understanding of the stuff, there’s gray areas. David eight to showbread,
you know come on. So we left that conference and then went to Manhattan
for our anniversary and we left the hotel and we
were going somewhere uptown and I’m like, wait a second, I realize, not that I didn’t realize, but it was really impressed
on me wow, it’s Yom Kippur. We need to go back to
the hotel and just chill, do the god thing. And there’s no Jews out here, even though it’s Manhattan right? I’m like the only guy with
Zeit seats on the street because everyone’s doing
Kippur, Yom Kippur. This is a bad witness. Should we run into somebody that’s gonna know about tassels, they’re gonna wonder why we’re, oh see, see they don’t really
know what’s going on. But the spirit really
convicted us and said, look, cause we were actually
just walking around. And it was really impressed on me, we need to go back to the hotel
and just kind of chill out. And so we did. But to say that, I also wanna say, there’s nothing legalistic about doing what we’re talking about. This isn’t a legalistic
observance of Torah commands, that’s not what this is about. This is freedom in
life, it’s not legalism. Otherwise, is it legalistic for me to be faithful to my wife? That’s what that train of thought and we’ll have to end up somewhere? Is it legalistic for
me not to lie or steal. – And really–
– Which is ridiculous? – It is ridiculous, and you know as much as nobody wants to
admit it, it’s what people want. They want parameters. As children, I mean research
shows kids want parameters, they need parameters to know when am I stepping over the line and what’s okay and what’s not okay? They need to have that foundation. And I mean, that’s the whole reason why well, in a lot of ways,
modern Christianity has failed. And people especially evident in prisons, where a man will be sucked into Islam because there is structure. You do pray three times a day and there’s no detracting from that, and we’ve pushed the Torah
aside with our so-called bad law that we don’t have that structure that people just really need. – Right, we’ve eliminated
Torah from the equation because of Jesus, which is. – We’re really making him the
scapegoat there, aren’t we? – Well, it’s a demonic concept. – Yeah. – And to say we’re not under
the law is literally saying, I’m not God’s covenants. I mean, that’s what it means. So it’s very dangerous. But yeah, we do need parameter. I mean, unless Abba our Father
God doesn’t know any better that his children need parameters, and we’re smarter to reason ourselves out of that type of
relationship or framework. You have to remember, this
is all about one thing and one thing only, obedience, and we messed that up in the garden. And we’re continually messing it up, ’cause that’s all it
is, it’s just obedience. You’re not the boss of me. – Mm-hmm, and if we wanna obey the word, the word is Yeshua and Yeshua is the word and therefore Yeshua is the Torah. – I believe that. I believe he is the Torah–
– We call him the living Torah – And you know what, and if you
read Jesus and Paul properly you’ll find that it was not
just the five books of Moses that they called the Torah. They called the Minor Prophets Torah, they called Psalms, Torah. So essentially, the Old Testament
is your instruction manual and we’ve decided that doesn’t apply to us as
Gentile Christians under grace because of Jesus. – Unreal. – Okay, how’s that working out for you? It’s not. We have no power, no authority,
we’re not leading anybody. – That’s why nothing’s happening. Why come we don’t see miracles today, oh well, God must be dead. Well, yeah, because we
killed him in our minds. – Yeah, I’ve been saved 38 years and because of my length
of time as a Christian, the sheer numbers of the
percentages of people that are no longer walking,
is enough to show anybody that this thing is broken. Where’s the longevity? Why is there no longevity? Well, I know. Because we’re not doing
what he says to do, how he says to do it. There are rules of engagement. – Yeah, rules of engagement. That’s a great way to put it. – And he’s very methodical and he’s very clear about
his rules of engagement. If you love me, you will
keep my commandments. I love him, it’s John 15. I wanna abide in him. And to abide in him, he
says to keep my commandments and if you do this,
you’ll bear a good fruit and that’s the Father’s will
is for me to bear good fruit. – Right. Well, it only makes common sense. Let’s bring down to human level. If we love our parents, as children, – Or our spuose.
– We will. – Anybody.
– Or whatever, yeah. We will obey the rules of
engagement with that relationship. That’s the way it works. – Right, it really is. So somebody explained it to
me this way, here’s the law. The law is so you’re going 50
in a 35-mile-per-hour zone. You get pulled over by
a cop, that’s the law. And he goes, you know I’m
gonna let ya off on this one, that’s called grace. Now, because of that grace, are you gonna go and break the law again? That’s Paul’s argument in Romans. Well, no. – That’s a great analogy.
– Yeah. – With Yom Kippur, circling
back to this, afflict our souls. There’s many views on that
and I’m just curious now, not that you have the the absolute right, or wrong, or whatever note,
that you’re even saying that, but what does your family do,
what is your congregation do? – Okay, well, some of us
traditionally afflict means, has been interpreted to be fasting, so a lot of people fast on Yom Kippur. I mean, I fast regularly. Fasting on Yom Kippur is an issue. I already fast a couple
days a week or whatever. And so traditionally it’s fasting, not all of us fast on Yom
Kippur, a lot of us do and within our community. It could be fasting, it
doesn’t have to be fasting, but it is definitely most
definitely us setting it aside and making this day really
special as far as positioning, aligning, at one mint
atonement, at one mint, just allowing this, it’s
almost like marinating right, ’cause you’re supposed to be
doing this all the time anyway, right, and we are. We’re proactively pursuing
the father on a daily basis. So it’s like it’s marinating in the Lord, it’s marinating in your positioning of repentance and your heart, putting your heart in
alignment at one mint. And that can be done with fasting. It could be done, I’m
gonna say extreme Shabbat, ’cause it is a high Sabbath,
but it’s even more extreme, because it’s not just don’t
do your ordinary work, it’s afflict yourself. And that word affliction could mean, to some it means fasting, to others it means
really denying yourself. – I think people really
get the gravity of that once they get the first fall
feast, and that was Yom Teruah. The shofar has been blown. Here he comes, you better get ready because the Day of Atonement,
Judgment Day, is coming. – Right, and not just that,
but blowing the shofar in remembrance of this
shofar blasts of Sinai, I mean you’re already not in a good place, you’re grumbling, you’re complaining. I mean, you’re already on the outs, right? Now prepare the people ’cause in three days I’m
gonna meet ’em right? Bathe, clean your clothes,
make yourself presentable. And so they do that, and then there’s don’t
get near the mountain, or you’re gonna die, and then all sudden
they hear a shofar blast and it’s not a human blowing it. That alone, I mean, I
don’t know about you, but the blast of the shofar moves me. It does something to me, okay? It just does. Now, this is a supernatural
blowing of the shofar. This is a supernatural
blowing of the shofar. How much more is that going to
make you quake in your boots? And it’s God calling you
to meet him at Sinai, like a real meeting. And it’s getting louder
and louder and louder. That alone, and remembering
that on Yom Teruah, that alone should be
altering, life-changing. – Yes, yeah. Coming into alignment, as
you just alluded to there. – So remember, align, atone, why? ‘Cause he’s gonna ingather
us, he wants to meet with us. And that’s what this whole things about. He wants to Tabernacle with us. – And when people understand that, I think will have the same reaction as the folks did in Nehemiah 8. As you say on page 191 of your
book, The Feasts Unlocked, that all of Israel gathered as one man. – Yeah (whooshes).
– Yeah, can you imagine? – Yeah, that chapter, that’s
one of my favorite chapters simply because here you
have Israel after years of not exercising, observing,
practicing any of this. They’ve come back from Babylon and they’ve gathered to
listen to Ezra, the priest, read the Torah to them. And well, I mentioned this
in this section of the book, while I was writing this
book there’s two prophecies that came out about how we
were in the days of Ezra. And I’m like whoa, you
know what that means right? The days of Ezra means
re-establishing the temple, building of the walls with
Nehemiah and a return to Torah to his word. I mean, we’ve been praying
as Christians for revival for a long time and in my opinion, the last real revival
was the Jesus Movement. And they’ve been praying for a revival that I don’t think is possible because we don’t have an
infrastructure to accommodate LGBTQ or to accommodate
prostitutes, or drug addicts, or whatever it is, we
don’t, we really don’t. We’re not set up for the lost
to come into within our walls and for us to properly minister to them. So why is God gonna
squander that harvest on us? He’s not. I don’t think. So, what I actually believe
is about 12 years ago, this revival did come and it
was a return to his Scripture, a return to his word, a return to Torah. Personally, that’s what
I think has happened. – Well, but.
– And so with that, (laughs) what were we talking about? (both laughing) – The ingathering, the one
in Nehemiah, Nehemiah 8. – Right. So if these are the days of
Ezra and it’s to do that, and I’m writing this book, I was like man, how exciting is this to be, ’cause I love it when God does
God and he includes me right? That’s exciting. But Israel is standing as one man and Ezra reading the Torah
to them and it’s Yom Teurah. I mean, they’re balling. They bow, they prostrate, they repent, I mean it’s just this massive
revival in their heart towards the the Father and his word. And it’s just amazing,
amazing, amazing, amazing. And there’s Levites among
them, helping them understand and then telling them hey,
you don’t have to cry, this is a day of rejoicing
and then go home and party. And we’re gonna come back and they do and they we’ve discovered that we’re supposed to be
doing this Tabernacles thing, and so they decreed for
all throughout the land that well they’re going to do this, and every one is setting
up booths everywhere, souqs everywhere, in this town squares and in their home, I
mean, it’s everywhere. It’s like they all kick in
’cause they heard the Word of God that they hadn’t been
hearing for a long time with the instructions on
how to properly worship him and they submitted to it. And, I mean, that’s what we need. – And all it took was
just hearing the word. – Imagine that. – Gathering to hear a guy speak the word and all this happened. You know what I find funny
is a almost a little joke that God’s playing, or
maybe just a little– – One?
– A hint. – Well, yeah, maybe not many. Whenever, especially here in the South, whenever there is a revival at a church, they often set up a tent. – Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. – It’s almost like God saying, okay, I want you to do Tabernacles and this is how it’s done. – It’s always these
little accidents, right? – (laughing) I love that. – Yeah, and then it says that they observed Tabernacles
for the first time, in I don’t know how
long, at least 70 years, and they did it in such a
manner of like exuberance that they hadn’t celebrated
Tabernacles to that level since the days of Joshua of Nun. And I think that was what 700, 900 years, at least at least 700 years.
– Almost a millennia. – Can you believe that?
– Unbelievable. – Man, that’s what needs to happen to us. – [Host] Yeah, and that’s why we need. – A return.
– Yeah. We need to literally just do Tabernacles. Now, Michael Rood always jokes, that in Israel they’ll do Tabernacles with the typical structures,
the three-sided structures, but here in America we just go camping. – Right, right.
(both laughing) We actually do that too, we do both. – Yeah, well at least we’re doing right? So what does your congregation do? – So well, the first thing I do is I post this amazing picture,
from Google or whatever, of these booths from Israel,
they’re all over the porches, they’re on just all over the place, and I just throw it up
there and all my Christians, what the heck is that? It’s awesome. I like to tease them. And so each home, each
house within our community, will actually have one of
their own, souk of their own, and then we will gather. Within that week, that
eight-day time frame, we’ll gather like on a three-day weekend. We’ll go camping, we’ll
do a whole camp thing, whether it’s maybe at a
campground or on church property, or we’ve done it in our
house, at our property, but we all get together like that. So we’re doing it individually and then we do it as a community. – [Host] It’s a good practice. – It’s like a little conference. – It’s great for community too, I think, because see we all work
at our different jobs, we all come together,
maybe on the weekends and that kind of thing, but for all of us to just live together, for a week or whatever it’s going to be, and depend on one another and begin to understand each
other’s strengths and use it, I think that’s the most
powerful thing about Sukkot. – It is, and I’ve lived in community the vast majority of my Christian life, whether I was in a commune, or we’ve had people living
under one roof together. It’s probably part of my first-gen
Jesus movement upbringing but community life is
a very difficult one. There’s nowhere to hide,
everything’s exposed, everything’s in the open and
if you’re having a bad day, we all know it. What’s up? What’s going on, what’s
wrong with you, you know? – And that’s how the Israelites, go ahead. – Right. And then this is part of the process. I mean, there’s again,
rules of engagement, there’s a method to all of this, and it’s for your betterment because I mean when you’re
living with, I mean, they lived in community
in the book of Acts. But even if you don’t
live in the same house, it’s this aspect of community. It’s very scriptural. I mean think of Israel, all
of them going to Jerusalem on the pilgrimage, on the
three pilgrimage feasts. And then being a kid,
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, every year you’re with
your buddies, this pack, this group thing, right, and they’re going Jerusalem to observe passover feast
of unleavened bread, or Shavuot or Tabernacles. And you may not have seen
your little buddy Ariella, since last year, but now there
he is hey, what’s going on? You know this communal
thing, this community, it’s like when you were a kid and your parents went
to a party or whatever, and you were running around with friends or people you don’t see all the time. – Exactly.
– Same thing. It’s this very communal thing. It’s everything to me. I’m a social kind of guy, I’m
not an introvert (chuckles) so to me, it’s perfect for
me, my wife, not so much. (both laughing) – Well, that’s beauty of the feasts! So thank you Allan. We’ve talked about the spring feasts, talked about the fall feast,
and we’ve got one more episode. And we’re gonna be back next week with more of Shabbat Night
Live and with Allan Aguirre. We’re gonna talk about
the spirituality of music. Come back and see us next
week on Shabbat Night Live. We’ll see you then. (calming instrumental music)

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