Friday, May 11, 2018

His Hour Had Not Yet Come

After His transfiguration, Yeshua began to explain the suffering and type of death He would face. He began an extensive tour throughout Israel preaching the good news of the kingdom and teaching His disciples about the time to come. The controversy about Yeshua’s identity, goals, and purpose continued to grow. Some people sought Yeshua out eager to be His disciples while others sought to kill Him. At the time of the fall feast of Sukkot or Tabernacles, Yeshua was in the Galilee carefully avoiding Judea because the Jewish authorities wanted to kill Him.
The Torah requires that all males go up to Jerusalem three times a year to worship the LORD during the pilgrimage fests. Sukkot is one of those three pilgrimage feasts. How could Yeshua fulfill the command to go up to Jerusalem while at the same time staying out of the hands of those who wanted to kill Him?

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