Posts Tagged ‘zechariah 14:16’

Place of Rejoicing

February 5, 2009

Hi Pastor Alma

The following is what I ‘heard’ from this morning. This blessed me!

I’ve also included 3 related articles that I wrote in the past. If you click on the bible verses you should be able to read them in an online bible.




Pentecost  {Acts 2} was an outpouring of the Holy Spirit baptizing many, enabling them to speak in tongues. It was a ‘call’ to repent, be baptized and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 Acts 2:38-39    Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

The Feast of Tabernacles is also identified with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It is an invitation to the thirsty to come and drink of the living water.

John 7:37-39    On the last day, that great day of the Feast{Tabernacles}, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart{belly} will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

This invitation, like Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Revelation 22:17    The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.

It is an invitation to come to the wells of salvation and draw water with joy. The living water is drawn from the wells for drinking by singing praises to the LORD.

Isaiah 12:2-3     Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

Numbers 21:16-18    From there they continued on to Beer, the well where the LORD said to Moses, “Gather the people together and I will give them water.”
Then Israel sang this song:
   “Spring up, O well! Sing about it, about the well that the princes dug,
   that the nobles of the people sank—
   the nobles with scepters and staffs.”

As the Lord’s people gather and sing to the well of salvation, they drink deeply of the water of the Holy Spirit. This causes rivers of living water to flow out of their ‘bellies’ allowing the Spirit and the Bride to say “Come!” “Come and Drink!”. What a sweet sacrifice of praise!

Psalm 40:3    He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.

Hebrews 13:15    Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess His name.

In the last days there will be an outpouring of the Holy Spirit like no other (Zech 12:10; Isa 44:3; Eze 39:29; Joel 2:28-29) . The last day of the Feast of Tabernacles symbolizes not only the invitation to come and drink, but also this last great outpouring of the Holy Spirit to come with the restoration of David’s tabernacle and the 1000 year reign of The Messiah (Rev 20).

Amos 9:11-12    “In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David, and wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old; That they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by My name,”  declares the LORD who does this.

Zechariah 14:16    Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.


The Place of Rejoicing
{Describes the significance of the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles}

Sing to the Well!
{Describes the significance of gathering and singing to the well}

Well of Living Waters
{Describes the well as a place where the Bride is recognized drawing water}