Feast Offering

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Dear friends,

“‘… on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the LORD for seven days; …” (Lev. 23:39)

The Feast of Tabernacles is one of the great harvest feasts of Israel. It celebrates the greatest, most precious harvest of the year: grapes, olives, pomegranates and other tree fruits. During this time, the harvest comes to an end and the people of Israel gather in Jerusalem to give thanks for another year of God’s faithfulness and provision. Israel remembers how the Lord lead them like a father through the desert and took care of every detail in their lives. Their shoes and clothes did not wear out and none was sick among them, because God was their good provider!

As a sign of thankfulness, Israel brought special sacrifices to Jerusalem to express their gratitude. This year again, we look forward to thousands of Christians from around the world not only coming to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles but also to leave something behind. First of all, they leave their powerful prayers, but many also bring a special offering from their nations to give thanks here in Jerusalem to the Lord for his goodness.

If you come to the Feast this year, I want to encourage you to consider bringing a special gift from your home group, church or family. Even if you cannot join us this year you might still consider sending a special gift to Jerusalem at Sukkot and express your gratitude to God for another season of God’s faithfulness towards you.

Also, please feel free to send us your prayer requests for the Feast, which we will pray for in our special prayer Sukka (Tabernacle) right outside the Pais Arena. On the last day of the Feast, we will lift up all prayer requests before the Lord at David’s Tower in the Old city, fully trusting God to answer each of these prayers. We have seen many prayers answered over the years, and we believe that God will surely touch your life in a powerful way this year!

I look forward to hearing from you. Many blessings from Jerusalem,

Dr. Jürgen Bühler

ICEJ President


 

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