“The purpose of light is to reveal. It enables us to see clearly that which it shines upon.”
Today is the 9th day of the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot).
The 9th day is called in Hebrew, “Simchat Torah” meaning the Rejoicing of the Torah.
Isaiah 46:9-10, “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure“
The number of finality or judgment is committed unto Jesus as the “Son of man” (John 5:27; Acts 17:31).
“9” marks the completeness, the end and issue of all things as to man—the judgment of man and all his works.
Psalms 119:162, “I rejoice at thy word, as one that finds great spoil.”
As we heed the shofar of Rosh Hoshanah “A Spiritual Re-Birth“, and return to the LORD and as far as the east is from the west, He removes all our sins on Yom Kippur, “The Day of Atonement.”
After that, we are ready to freely bring the LORD the first fruits of our new life in Him.
For seven days we have remembered that like our spiritual forebears, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that this is passing through until we reach “Jordan’s Shore” in the heavenly Promised Land. On the 8th day we gathered together in unity as commanded in Psalm 133 that just as the anointing oil flowed down from the head of the High Priest unto every member of the body’s garments unto the feet shod prepared to deliver the Good News – the Gospel of His Peace, we are grafted in together with the physical children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through Jesus Messiah, rooted and grounded in the love of God that is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.
Today, the 9th day represents the “Season of Rejoicing”
“When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”