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Lesson 20 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course 7

But Jeroboam did not repent of 7. Had the pitifully small remnant of
counterfeit religion (verse 33) and he suffered Judeans who returned from Babylon under Ezra
the penalty (verse 34) and Nehemiah learned that He is the Lord?
6. Why did YEHOVAH God finally Nehemiah 8:1.
cause Israel and Judah to be summarily deported COMMENT: After 70 years of
to foreign lands? Ezekiel 20:13, 16, 20, 21, 24, captivity, YEHOVAH God had become real to
34. Notice that “sabbaths” is plural, speaking of these few Judeans. They now knew He was
annual Sabbaths as well as the weekly Sabbath. REALLY YEHOVAH God who had promised
The Bible always speaks of the weekly Sabbath happiness, abundance and continual rejoicing
in the singular. for obedience, and had vividly pictured for them
COMMENT: For long-continued in the same Book of the Law curses and
disobedience -- chiefly their utter disregard of wretchedness to follow disobedience
YEHOVAH’s weekly and annual Sabbaths -- (Deuteronomy 28).
they were transported into slavery. 8. Did they immediately begin to keep
It is these days that point the way to YEHOVAH’s Holy Days? Nehemiah 8: 2, 14,
salvation. Those who refuse to keep 18. And did they immediately set about learning
YEHOVAH’s Holy Days soon forget the TRUE the laws of YEHOVAH God which, if kept,
GOD! would bring about peace, happiness and
At length, YEHOVAH God swore in His prosperity? Nehemiah 8:18. Compare
wrath, “With a stretched out arm, and with fury Deuteronomy 31:10, 11.
Throne platform in Tell Dan Because of personal
experience, the Holy
Days now held graphic
meaning for the few
thousand Judeans who
returned from captivity.
Their eyes were open --
symbolic of the world’s
people after the second
appearance of the

Yeshua Kept the Feast

1. During Yeshua
the Messiah’s life some
of the descendants of the
returned Judeans still
poured out, will I rule over you: and I will bring faithfully keeping the Feast of Tabernacles?
you out from the people, and will gather you out John 7:2.
of the countries wherein ye are SCATTERED ... COMMENT: John called it the “Jews”
And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I feast because he wrote mainly for the
shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the Gentile-born. Before conversion, the Gentiles
country for the which I lifted up mine hand to saw the feasts only as a part of the “different”
give it to your fathers" (Ezekiel 20:33-34, 42). religion of the Judeans. Israel had lost

Feast of Tabernacles -- THE WORLD TOMORROW
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