The Water Libation Ceremony
This ceremony is quite possibly one of the most powerful and incredibly prophetic ceremonies in all of biblical times: the water libation ceremony. It happened during the Feast of Sukkot and was unquestionably the most popular part of the week-long celebration. As a matter of fact, the ancient Jewish sages emphatically stated, “Whoever has never seen the celebrations of the Festival of the water libation has never experienced true joy in his life” (ibid.5,1). It was said that the lights from the celebration at the Temple were so bright that they caused shadows in villages six miles away! What was it about this celebration within a celebration that made it so surreal, so fantastic, that someone could actually say that if you hadn’t participated in it you had never experienced true joy? What on earth is a water libation anyway, and why is it so significant for us today? Well, that is exactly what we are about to find out.