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  • Writer's pictureMargit Kresin

The revelations of the seventh month

The seventh month (Tishri) is the most intense and holiest month in the Hebrew and also in the Enoch calendar. It contains the mystery of the age and perhaps even the mystery of the end of God's Word, namely the revelation through the apostle John.

The number seven is the number of completion. In this month not only the festival of trumpets (Rosh Hashana / Yom Teruah), but also Yom Kippur (Hebrew יוֹם כִּפּוּר, Day of Atonement ‘or day of atonement) and later in the month of Sukkot, the so-called Feast of Tabernacles, is celebrated. Sukkot ends with the Shemini Azeret.

1. The Feast of Trumpets reminds us of the seven trumpets given to the seven angels in Revelation. It falls on the first Wednesday of the seventh month. (Enoch calendar)

2. Yom Kippur is also known as Judgment Day and falls on the tenth of the seventh month. “For the hour of his judgment has come” (Revelation 14: 7). Yom Kippur is God's highest holiday. Yom Kippur is the strictest day of rest and fast. Yom Kippur is the culmination and conclusion of the ten days of repentance and conversion.

In Leviticus, this day is best and most extensively explained: “On the tenth day of the seventh month you are to fast and not to no work, whether you are a native or a stranger. For on this day your atonement takes place, that you will be purified; you will be cleansed of all your sins before the Lord” (Leviticus 16: 29-30, as well as Leviticus 23: 26-44 and Numbers 29: 7-11) Moses asks forgiveness from God for God’s People.

On the day of the final judgment, all people will stand before God's face. Jesus will have a name on his robe and on his waist with the inscription: "King of kings and Lord of lords." (Rev 19, 16)

3. Sukkot concludes the celebrations this month. Sukkot (Hebrew סֻכּוֹת, plural of סֻכָּה Sukkah) or the Feast of Tabernacles is one of God's feasts. The feast is celebrated five days after the Day of Atonement, and lasts for seven days, from the 15th to the 21st of the seventh month. The Feast of Tabernacles still reminds us of the time, the trip through the desert, where one did not have a permanent residence. Just as at the time of the Exodus when God lived in the midst of His people, so will: “The tent of God (be) with the people! And He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and He himself, God with them, will be their God”(Rev 21: 3).

At the time of the second temple, particular attention was paid to the water drawing ceremony and the processions with fruits and tree and palm branches. Various psalms were sung, which are associated with rain. We can also see this in the Gospel of John (John 7: 2) when Jesus calls those who are thirsty to him on the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles (John 7:37). At that time, too, God provided water for the Exodus and Miriam, the sister of Moses, regularly drew water until she died (Numbers 20: 1).

The historian Flavius ​​Josephus describes the festival as an eight-day celebration, during which people live in huts and sacrifice in the temple. Philo of Alexandria describes it as a seven-day harvest festival, to which an eighth day is added as a coronation, in the sign of equality and justice.

After the destruction of the temple, the seven-day festival of Sukkot, Azeret on the eighth day, the sukkah, and the request for rain on the eighth day remained.

4. The Feast of Tabernacles is immediately followed by Shemini Azeret, “the eighth day of the meeting”, and Simchat Torah, “the festival of the joy of the Torah”. This day is a mysterious day. It speaks of the day of eternity. Revelation ends on the same day, the day of eternity: "They will rule for ever and ever" (Rev 22: 5).

The book of Revelation concludes that God's kingdom will be on earth. There will be celebrations and God will take up residence among His people in the Holy City: "And He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and He himself, God with them, will be their God" (Rev 21: 3).

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