Yeshua, on the last day of the feast of Sukkot, declared these words (pictured above) from the Gospel of John, Chapter 7. As I studied more about the water libation ceremony on the Temple Institute's website (pictured below in this post from http://www.templeinstitute.org/sukkot.htm), I was so overjoyed to understand this ceremonial water came directly from the "foothills of Mount Moriah" and was the "original" source of water for the city of David. This was the place where Abraham offered up his son Isaac, but YHVH instead provided the sacrifice that spared Isaac's life. (Bereshit/Genesis 22:8)
So too YHVH provided His Son like the ram caught in the thicket, or "sabak," samech/bet/kaf, which has a similar Hebrew root to "sukkah," samech/yod/kaf/hey, in that they are both linked by their woven attributes: the thicket or woven bushes and the sukkah or woven/entwined boughs. Also, pictographically speaking, "sabak" portrays a leading (samech/staff) in (bet/house) by an open hand (kaf/open palm) while "sukkah" reveals a leading (samech/staff) by an arm (yod/work or deed) open (kaf/open palm of a hand) to behold (hey/surrender reverently). Doesn't that hint to a shepherd leading his flock by his open hand? Perhaps in deed by nail pierced hands?) As the ram was caught by the horns in the thicket and was YHVH's provision to spare Isaac's life, Yeshua dwelt in a sukkah of flesh (He was "woven" or "sakak" in His mother's womb, Psalm 139:13) and became our sacrifice to save our lives! And through this act of sacrifice, with Yeshua's outstretched hands, worked out our salvation and led us out of death and condemnation. HalleluYah!
The prophet Isaiah (12:3) testifies to the waters of salvation (Yeshua), the Word raining down on this very mountain of provision (and collected for the water libation ceremony at its base). MoriYah (or "seen of Yah") provides testimony through this Temple ceremony to the living water of salvation but reminds us also of this account in the Torah. Praise to YHVH and Yeshua for the continued source of life for us, the Mayim Chayim (Living Waters)!
I pray you, the Temple of the Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit, overflow with YHVH's Living Water this feast season as well as with everlasting joy! Yeshua is the ORIGINAL source of living water for Jerusalem that pours out to the four corners of the earth. YHVH has seen to it, as the mount's renaming by Abraham proclaims: YHVH joyfully beholds (YHVH Yirah)!!! (Bereshit/Genesis 22:14) Perfectly named for this feast where we are commanded to be joyful:
"Perform the Festival of Booths for seven days after the ingathering from your threshing-floor and from your winepress, and you shall rejoice in your festival, you and your son and your daughter, and your male servant and your female servant, and the Lewite (Levite), and the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are within your gates. For seven days you shall observe a festival to YHVH your Elohim in the place which YHVH chooses, because YHVH your Elohim does bless you in all your increase and in all the work of your hands, and you shall be only rejoicing!" Devarim/Deuteronomy 13-15 (ISR98)