Right now, we are in one of the most amazing seasons on God’s divine calendar. Each of these celebrations is unique and ordained by God, filled with the promise of blessings and breakthroughs. In His wisdom and grace, the Lord is preparing your reward for the coming year. And as Jesus taught, this blessing is based on the blessing you have been to others. This is the reason you must understand the importance of this season.
The Shofar’s Call: A Divine Wake-Up
At the heart of this appointed time lies a key symbol—the shofar. The Lord has set aside a special 40-day season for one of heaven’s main instruments to sound. It’s the time to blow the trumpet in Zion. It’s God’s wake-up call, ensuring we don’t miss out on the work he is doing. In Hebrew, this season is known as teshuvah—a call to return to the Lord. It’s a call to return in every facet of our lives: spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, and financial. It’s a return to God’s priorities and purposes and the timeless values and ideals found in the Bible.
The Joys of Sukkot: A Celebration of Atonement
Leading up to Sukkot, we embarked on a spiritual journey of repentance, forgiveness, and atonement. The shofar’s call, fasting, and prayer pave the way for a fresh wave of blessings. This feast activates the promises foretold in Malachi, ushering in open windows of heaven and rebuking the devourer.
Sukkot’s Message: Overflowing Abundance and Restoration
The prophet Joel teaches this will activate another round of miracles called ‘the early and latter rain.
’Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you—The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month. 24 The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. 25 “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. 26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the Lord your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame. 27 Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the Lord your God And there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame.—Joel 2:23-27
Sukkot paints a vivid picture of overflowing abundance and the restoration of stolen blessings. It’s a time when we experience the early and latter rain—a season of God’s gracious provision, both spiritually and materially. This is why many Jewish prayers during these 7 days are centered on physical needs and our quality of life. Abundance and prosperity bring great joy, yes?
Not coincidently, this is the backdrop for when spoke those immortal words: ‘The joy of the Lord is our strength,’ Nehemiah 8:10. All of chapter 8 describes how during this exact time Ezra reconnected the people with the Torah and God’s promises.
It occurred as Israel had just come out of exile and returned to Israel to rebuild Jerusalem. Then on the first day of the seventh month, Tishrei, the month of Tabernacles – they rediscover the covenant promises in the Bible. As they read and heard the Torah again for the first time, their hearts are moved and they celebrate this great feast of the Lord
Sukkot Promises: A Season of Completion and Fulfillment
Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, marks the grand finale among the Lord’s appointed feasts. The number 7 signifies completion and fulfillment, aligning perfectly with God’s redemptive plan for His people. It’s a season of promise and blessings, a time to expect an outpouring of God’s grace.
Here are 7 major promises we’ve been given as part of sowing our Sukkot First Fruits Offering.
- Overflowing Rain: When God promises rain it represents the giving of abundant life. During the fall holidays and especially at Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles), the Lord promises both an early rain and the latter rain. This symbolizes His desire to bring you a great spiritual and financial harvest.
- Overflowing Restoration: God’s plan to bless you includes restoring what has been lost or stolen from you. During this appointed time, you need to begin reclaiming what the enemy took from you, your parents, and your grandparents. Begin now to praise the Lord for divine restitution and a divine refreshing coming into your life.
- Overflowing Joy: Proverbs says the blessing of the Lord makes a person rich and adds no sorrow to it. In this season, you are going to experience such an outpouring of blessing that the joy of the Lord will overflow in you as never before.
- Overflowing Financial Blessing: Your Sukkot First Fruits offering is one of the most important offerings of the year. It’s how you activate the miracle promise God gave us in Proverbs 3:9: “Honor the LORD with your possessions, and with the first fruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty.” This speaks to the physical blessing of financial abundance increasing in your life.
- Overflowing Spiritual Blessing: In addition to the financial blessing promised in Proverbs 3, your Sukkot First Fruits offering will also produce an overflow of spiritual blessings. “Honor the LORD with your possessions, and with the first fruits of all your increase . . . and your vats will overflow with new wine.” This promise speaks to the spiritual blessing of God being increased in your life.
- Opening Windows of Heaven: God promises in Malachi 3 that as you give this First Fruits “offerings of old” the Lord will open the windows of heaven and pour out upon you an overflowing abundance of blessing. In exchange for trusting in the Lord with your First Fruits, the Lord of the Harvest, who is also Jehovah Jireh your Provider, and El Shaddai your All-Sufficient One, will manifest overflowing blessings in your life.
- Rebuking the Devourer: God’s promise in Malachi 3 goes even beyond an outpouring of blessing. It includes the promise to rebuke the devourer. 1 Peter 5:8 says, “Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” As you sow your Sukkot First Fruits offering, God will rebuke the devil from your life, your health, your finances, and your family.
Seizing Divine Opportunities: A Call to Action
The Apostle Paul spoke of this very thing when he wrote about “redeeming the time” in Ephesians:
“So be very careful how you live, not being like those with no understanding, but live honorably with true wisdom, for we are living in evil times. Take full advantage of every day as you spend your life for his purposes. And don’t live foolishly for then you will have the discernment to fully understand God’s will.”–Ephesians 5:15-17 Passion Translation
This is the season to take full advantage of God’s divine plan for your life. As we respond to the shofar’s call, promises of spiritual and financial abundance await us. Anointing, wisdom, favor, healing, financial blessing, and debt cancellation—all passing by, ready to be claimed.
Generosity: A Key to God’s Abundance
In the Kingdom of God, our blessings are intertwined with our generosity. As Luke 6:38 teaches, our level of generosity determines the measure of our return.
Jesus taught us when He said:
Give generously and generous gifts will be given back to you, shaken down to make room for more. Abundant gifts will pour out upon you with such an overflowing measure that it will run over the top! The measurement of your generosity becomes the measurement of your return.”— Luke 6:38 Passion Translation
Giving generously leads to an abundance of blessings in return. It’s a financial plan ordained by God, rooted in our willingness to be a blessing to others.
Sukkot: Bringing Jews and Gentiles Together
Sukkot is the only Feast of the Lord that openly aims to bring Jews and Gentiles together. It’s unique from Passover and Pentecost in that Gentile believers in Jehovah are also invited. (see Zechariah 14) God’s people are rediscovering their Jewish roots and all the inheritance and heritage that comes with it! There is a great discovery being made within the church and synagogue to rebuild friendship and unity…and it will bring great joy as we do!
As we embrace this divine season of Sukkot, let our hearts be filled with gratitude and vision. We encourage you to celebrate the fall biblical holiday season. Respond to God’s call of the shofar. Let’s not merely be spectators but active participants. Your Sukkot First Fruits offering holds the power to make a tangible difference. Through your compassion and generosity, lives are being touched and transformed in Israel.
Your gift is a seed of blessing, expressing thanks to the Lord for all He has done and anticipating all that He will do. It is destined to yield a great harvest. Together, let’s stand in agreement, believing for the very best God has promised—a season of unparalleled joy, boundless blessings, and a harvest of miracles.
Your Best Is Yet To Come
Larry Huch Ministries