Sermonette: Going Up to the Mountain of the Lord

Learning to Rejoice

Given 18-Sep-21; 19 minutes

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348 days after leaving the 2020 Feast of Tabernacles God's people have experienced good days, bad days, and horrendous days of pain and loss, prompting many to cry out, "How Long Lord until Your righteous Kingdom arrives. In three short days, the commanded assembly- the Feast of Tabernacles, depicting a joyous time when all sickness, disease, pain, misery, and evil will no longer ravish the earth as it is at this present time. Even though rejoicing from a state of quarantine or from a hospital bed can be quite problematic, God commands His chosen saints to rejoice for the Feast of Booths depicts the creation of new heavens and a new earth bringing in a glorious time when weeping will no longer be heard ( Isaiah 65: 17) We, as God's people make a journey to where He has placed His name, prefiguring a time when the entire earth will be under God's government ( Isaiah 2:1-4. Zechariah 14: 16-19, Micah 4:1-2) keeping God's holy laws will regularly summoned to the Mountain of the Lord to be taught directly by God Almighty. Even though it is difficult to rejoice in the midst of current trials and horrendous loss, God's people are instructed to look up, over the sun to a joyous time Christ returns, when there will be no more tears and suffering. In the meantime, we as the Israel of God are mandated to be anxious for nothing, seeking the blessed peace that passes understanding ( Philippians 4: 4-7) keeping the Feast of Tabernacles with rejoicing, imitating the joy God continually experiences.