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News - October 6, 2009

Shalom to all.   “The grace of the Adonai Yeshua HaMeshiach, and the love of Elohim, and the fellowship of the Ruach HaKodesh, be with you all.”


Good News:


Hineh matov umahnaim, shevet akhim gahm yahchad.

Behold how good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity.  [Psalms 133.1]


I pray that all is well with you all.  G-d is so good.  He is blessing us all the time.



Sukkot - Succos


In the Torah, it is written:


Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles (Chag ha’Sukkot) for seven days unto the L-rd.  [Leviticus (Vayikra) 23:34]


Sukkot is a holiday rich in tradition and meaning. From the holding of the lulav and etrog to sitting in a Sukkah, the holiday is filled with symbolism to express the L-rd's relationship with us and our worship of Him.   We seek to dwell with the L-rd forever and ever.  Sukkot is a time of dwelling with the L-rd, a spiritual service of worship.  This is a time of encouragement as we remember that the L-rd is our true shelter.  He is our supply and our salvation.


Sukkot comes just five short days following Yom Kippur. The timing is not accidental. Only when we understand that Yeshua (G-d in man) was the Sacrifice Lamb, an atonement on Yom Kippur, can we then be truly joyous on Sukkot.  There is a special Mitzvah of Simcha, happiness, on Sukkot.


In the Torah, it is written:


But on the fifteenth day of the Seventh Month, when you harvest the produce of the Land, celebrate the Holiday of Hashem for seven days... You shall stay in "Sukkot" for seven days; every resident of Israel shall stay in "Sukkot." In order that your generations shall know that I housed the Children of Israel in "Sukkot" when I took them out of the Land of Egypt. [Leviticus (Vayikra) 39:42-43]

Several of our affiliated ministries are actively involved in celebration the Feast of Sukkot.  For example, one is BETH EL SHADDAI Messianic Synagogue, 3921 Parkwood Road, Bessemer Al 35022, 205-424-8865.  Many of the members of this congregation camp out in the rear lot of the synagogue during Sukkot.  They have studies in the Word, prayer and worship each day and evening. They eat together and live together in booths ( a temporary dwelling place). 

Please look at the list of affiliated ministries for further information about their Chag Sukkot gatherings. 

Click here to see a list of some SBMF affiliated ministries

Sample Studies for Sukkot


Sukkot I - סכות יום א׳


Torah Portion: Leviticus 22:26 - 23:44 & Numbers 29:12 - 29:16

1: Leviticus 22:26-23:3
2: Leviticus 23:4-14
3: Leviticus 23:15-22
4: Leviticus 23:23-32
5: Leviticus 23:33-44
maf: Numbers 29:12-16 (5 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Zechariah 14:1-21


Sukkot I (on Shabbat) - סכות יום א׳ (בשבת)


Torah Portion: Leviticus 22:26 - 23:44 & Numbers 29:12 - 29:16

1: Leviticus 22:26-33
2: Leviticus 23:1-3
3: Leviticus 23:4-8
4: Leviticus 23:9-14
5: Leviticus 23:15-22
6: Leviticus 23:23-32
7: Leviticus 23:33-44
maf: Numbers 29:12-16 (5 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Zechariah 14:1-21


Sukkot II - סכות יום ב׳


Torah Portion: Leviticus 22:26 - 23:44 & Numbers 29:12 - 29:16

1: Leviticus 22:26-23:3
2: Leviticus 23:4-14
3: Leviticus 23:15-22
4: Leviticus 23:23-32
5: Leviticus 23:33-44
maf: Numbers 29:12-16 (5 p'sukim)

Haftarah: I Kings 8:2 - 8:21


Sukkot Chol ha-Moed Day 1 - סכות יום ג׳ (חל המועד)


Torah Portion: Numbers 29:17 - 29:22

1: Numbers 29:17-19
2: Numbers 29:20-22
3: Numbers 29:23-25
4: Numbers 29:17-22


Sukkot Chol ha-Moed Day 2 - סכות יום ד׳ (חל המועד)


Torah Portion: Numbers 29:20 - 29:25

1: Numbers 29:20-22
2: Numbers 29:23-25
3: Numbers 29:26-28
4: Numbers 29:20-25


Sukkot Chol ha-Moed Day 3 - סכות יום ה׳ (חל המועד)


Torah Portion: Numbers 29:23 - 29:28

1: Numbers 29:23-25
2: Numbers 29:26-28
3: Numbers 29:29-31
4: Numbers 29:23-28


Sukkot Chol ha-Moed Day 4 - סכות יום ו׳ (חל המועד)


Torah Portion: Numbers 29:26 - 29:31

1: Numbers 29:26-28
2: Numbers 29:29-31
3: Numbers 29:32-34
4: Numbers 29:26-31


Sukkot Shabbat Chol ha-Moed - סכות שבת חל המועד


Torah Portion: Exodus 33:12 - 34:26 & Numbers 29:x - 29:x

1: Exodus 33:12-16
2: Exodus 33:17-19
3: Exodus 33:20-23
4: Exodus 34:1-3
5: Exodus 34:4-10
6: Exodus 34:11-17
7: Exodus 34:18-26
maf: Numbers 29:x-x (x p'sukim)

Haftarah: Ezekiel 38:18 - 39:16


Sukkot Chol ha-Moed Day 5 (Hoshana Raba) - סכות יום ז׳ (הושנא רבה)


Torah Portion: Numbers 29:26 - 29:34

1: Numbers 29:26-28
2: Numbers 29:29-31
3: Numbers 29:32-34
4: Numbers 29:29-34


A Special Note:


ICEJ Special Report – Saturday, 3 October 2009

Greeting from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
To the 30th annual Feast of Tabernacles
Sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets the FeastLadies and Gentlemen, delegates from around the world… Welcome all of you to Jerusalem, the eternal, undivided capital of Israel and the Jewish people.


Last week I spoke at the UN. I spoke about many things, but I really spoke about one thing – moral clarity. I asked people to take a clear stand; a clear stand against or for the denial of the Holocaust. Against or for a person who promises to wipe out the Jewish state. Against or for the terrorists, the terrorists who hide behind civilians, while firing on civilians. Against or for a democratic state of Israel that defends itself as any country would and in fact, sets a standard for fighting terrorists in a clean, legitimate way.


I asked people to take all those stands. And I said also to take a stand for us, for all of us. Take a stand for the rights of the Jewish people to a state of their own in their ancestral homeland, Israel – the land of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. That’s what I asked people to do in the UN. Which is not easy to do in the UN. Because sometimes the simplest things become obfuscated and what is a clear moral case or a clear fact becomes befuddled and sometimes things are turned on their head — truth is turned on its head and morality is turned on its head.


But that is not the case with the people who are now assembled in this hall. You have crystal clear answers that are based on justice and based on truth. And that’s been the case for many, many decades. Thirty years ago, you decided to form the Christian Embassy in Israel. Why? Because all the other embassies were leaving Jerusalem. And that’s when this act, this statement of truth and justice was made.


And ever since you have been with us in the streets of Jerusalem. In the worst of times, you’ve always stood up for Israel. And you’ve communicated something very clear to us. You said to the people of Israel, “You are not alone. We are with you.”


Well, we say to you today, the people of Israel are with you. We’re together. And we’re together in a great, great adventure that stretches back thousands of years. The dreams and prayers of the Jewish people to come back to this land. To re-establish our life here in a free, independent Jewish state with a united Jerusalem as our capital. I know you share this vision. I know the strength of your faith. And G-d willing with our common efforts, and our great friendship we shall explain and make clear to all of mankind, even to the United Nations, that we’re here to stay.


Thank you and G-d bless you.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

International Christian Embassy Jerusalem - Special Report


Be blessed, be healthy, be safe.  Be found in Yeshua. (Ref: Phil. 3:7-11)


"Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in G-d, believe also in Me.   "In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.  "If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.  "And you know the way where I am going." [John 14:1-5  NASU]


But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so G-d will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.  For this we say to you by the word of the L-rd, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the L-rd, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.  For the L-rd Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of G-d, and the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the L-rd in the air, and so we shall always be with the L-rd.  Therefore comfort one another with these words. [1 Thessalonians 4:13-18  NASU]


Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice,


"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing."


And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying,


"To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever."


And the four living creatures kept saying, "Amen." And the elders fell down and worshiped.  [Revelation (Hitzion – Hebrew & Apokalupsis - Greek) 5:11-14 NASU]


The L-rd is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the L-rd for ever. [Psalms (Tehillim) 23 KJV]


To all a Chag Semaich Sukkot


The L-RD bless you, and watch over you; The L-RD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you;  The L-RD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.   [NASU  Numbers 6:24-26]




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