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Christian Pilgrim

 

144. Solemn Assembly



True outward religion should be a solemn occasion:


Solemn Assembly:

Leviticus 23:36 – “Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.”

Numbers 29:35 – “On the eighth day ye shall have a solemn assembly: ye shall do no servile work therein

Deuteronomy 16:8 – “Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.”

2 Kings 10:20 – “And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal. And they proclaimed it.”

2 Chronicles 7:9 – “And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

Nehemiah 8:18 – “Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.

Joel 1:14 – “Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD

Joel 2:15 – “Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly

Amos 5:21 – “I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.”

Zephaniah 3:18 – “I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.”


Solemn Feast:

Lamentations 2:7 – “The Lord hath cast off his altar, he hath abhorred his sanctuary, he hath given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they have made a noise in the house of the LORD, as in the day of a solemn feast.”

Ezekiel 36:38 – “As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 46:9 – “But when the people of the land shall come before the LORD in the solemn feasts, he that entereth in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that entereth by the way of the south gate shall go forth by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go forth over against it.”

Hosea 2:11 – “I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.”

Hosea 12:9 – “And I that am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast.

Nahum 1:15 – “Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.

Malachi 2:3 – “Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.


Solemn Day:

Numbers 10:10 – “Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.”

Lamentations 2:22 – “Thou hast called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so that in the day of the LORD’S anger none escaped nor remained: those that I have swaddled and brought up hath mine enemy consumed.

Hosea 9:5 – “What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the LORD?