(Job 19: 25-27)
I know that my Redeemer and Vindicator lives, and at
last He will stand upon the earth; and after my skin, even this body, has been
destroyed, then from my flesh or without it I shall see God, whom I, even I,
shall see for myself and on my side! And my eyes shall behold Him, and not as a
These words which came from Job have indeed
resounded throughout the ages, echoing hope and peace to men. Although Job did not have the written Word in
his days, he had a relationship with God in some form or another. He believed
in the resurrection of the dead and the hope that sprang from it for the
righteous person. His integrity, honesty and devotion for God showed in the way
he lived. “I know that my Redeemer and Vindicator lives” overcomes all fear of
death; we can confront death with the enthusiasm of hope and faith, with
certainty that we will see God on the other side with our own eyes. Death is by
no means the end of life, but the beginning of a new life for the believer in
Christ. When we shall see Him, as He is, we shall become like Him. The Apostle
John says, Beloved, we are now God’s children; it is not yet disclosed what we
shall be [hereafter], but we know that when He comes and is manifested, we
shall resemble and be like Him, for we shall see Him just as He is (I John 3:
2). Eternity awaits all of us. For many, eternity has brought surprise; but for
the believer, it has brought the fulfillment of the hope we have in the
promises of God.
The Feast of Tabernacles points to the future restoration of the Jewish nation. The meaning of the Feast of Tabernacle is of great importance in its fulfillment. According to A.E. Ware, the Lord YAHSHUA was born on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, which was on the 29th of October (The Restored Vision). One might doubt the date and disregard the point on that occasion, but YAHWEH established His feasts with a future in His mind. It was as if He was indirectly telling the world through Israel that those feasts were a shadow of what were to come in His prophetic plans for the world. They were not just ordinances to be observed, they were pictures of the true fulfillment embed in YAHWEH’S future. When YAHSHUA was born on the first day of this feast, Israel was unaware of the Light being shone that day through Him as the incarnate God. This was the most important feast of that year, signaling God’s faithfulness and love for all mankind. That feast would have been fulfilled completely if the Jewish nation had accepted YAHSHUA as their Messiah. However, they didn’t and therefore, the Feast of Tabernacle’s fulfillment was set for another time in history.
Corinthians 15: 52; I Thessalonians 4:15-18; Joshua 6)
When you make a long blast with the ram’s horn and you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the enclosure shall fall down in its place and the people shall go up, every man straight before him (Josh. 6: 5). “When you make a long blast with the ram’s horn… the people shall go up.” The destruction of Jericho is a picture of the rapture preceding the tribulation.