I have heard it said on many occasions that I am too poor to make it to Jerusalem one time a years never mind the three feast that God commanded us to go to. What about me does that mean I am going to hell and I lost my salvation? According to scripture God had gave us provision even though the cost is so great who afford to go and spend 8 to 12 days depending on when they fall during the week. None the less He did command us to go. So do I do? I want to go and been seen by Him to show that I am faithful to His word? What I suggest requires the whole community to get involved in what His word says not the way it has been interrupted to mean over the years and that is that we can celebrate the feast anywhere we choose, I challenge you to find that anywhere in the scripture. I know that modern day Judaism say that you can do what seems right in your own eyes, where the scripture clearly says where of the place I choose to put my name on. Exo 20:24 ‘Make a slaughter-place of earth for Me, and you shall slaughter on it your ascending offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I cause My Name to be remembered I shall come to you and bless you.
Where is that? According to Kings and Chronicles it reads that Jerusalem is where He placed His name forever.
1Ki 8:29 “For Your eyes to be open toward this House night and day, toward the place of which You said, ‘My Name is there,’ to listen to the prayer which Your servant makes toward this place.
Further some say well the Temple is not standing so we do not have show up at the appointed times.
Neh 1:4-11 And it came to be, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days. And I was fasting and praying before the Elohim of the heavens, (5) and I said, “I pray, יהוה Elohim of the heavens, O great and awesome Ěl, guarding the covenant and loving-commitment with those who love You, and with those guarding Your commands, (6) please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open, to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You now, day and night, for the children of Yisra’ěl Your servants, and confess the sins of the children of Yisra’ěl which we have sinned against You. Both my father’s house and I have sinned. (7) “We have acted very corruptly against You, and have not guarded the commands, nor the laws, nor the right-rulings which You commanded Your servant Mosheh. (8) “Please remember the word that You commanded Your servant Mosheh, saying, ‘If you trespass, I shall scatter you among the peoples, (9) but if you shall turn back to Me, and guard My commands and do them, though you were cast out to the end of the heavens, I shall gather them from there, and bring them to the place which I have chosen, to make My Name dwell there.’ (10) “And they are Your servants and Your people, whom You have ransomed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand. (11) “O יהוה, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who delight to fear Your Name. And let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him compassion in the presence of this man.” For I was cupbearer to the sovereign.
Eze 43:7-11 And He said to me, “Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, when I dwell in the midst of the children of Yisra’ěl forever, and the house of Yisra’ěl shall no longer defile My set-apart Name, they nor their sovereigns, by their whoring and by the corpses of their sovereigns on their high places. (8) “When they placed their threshold by My threshold, and their doorpost by My doorpost, with a wall between them and Me, they defiled My set-apart Name by the abominations which they have done. So I consumed them in My displeasure. (9) “Now let them put their whoring and the corpses of their sovereigns far away from Me, and I shall dwell in their midst forever. (10) “Son of man, explain the House to the house of Yisra’ěl, and when they are ashamed of their crookednesses, they shall measure the measurements. (11) “And since they shall be ashamed of all that they did, make known to them the design of the House and its structure, and its exits and its entrances, its entire design and all its laws, and all its forms and all its Torot. And write it down before their eyes, so that they observe its entire design and all its laws, and shall do them.
1Ch 22:6-19 He also called for his son Shelomoh, and commanded him to build a house for יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ěl. (7) And Dawiḏ said to Shelomoh, “My son, as for me, it has been in my heart to build a house to the Name of יהוה my Elohim, (8) but the word of יהוה came to me, saying, ‘You have shed much blood and have fought great battles. You do not build a house for My Name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in My presence. (9) See, a son is to be born to you, who is a man of rest. And I shall give him rest from all his enemies all around, for Shelomoh is his name, and peace and rest I give to Yisra’ěl in his days. (10) He does build a house for My Name, and he is to be My son, and I am to be his Father. And I shall establish the throne of his reign over Yisra’ěl forever.’ (11) “Now, my son, יהוה be with you, then you shall prosper and build the House of יהוה your Elohim, as He has said to you. (12) “Only, let יהוה give you wisdom and understanding, and command you concerning Yisra’ěl, so that you guard the Torah of יהוה your Elohim, (13) then you shall prosper, if you guard to do the laws and right-rulings with which יהוה commanded Mosheh concerning Yisra’ěl. Be strong and brave, do not fear nor be discouraged. (14) “See, in my affliction I have prepared for the House of יהוה one hundred thousand talents of gold and one million talents of silver, and bronze and iron beyond measure, for it is plenty. And I have prepared timber and stone, and you shall add to them. (15) “And with you there are many workmen: hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all types of skilled men for every kind of work. (16) “Of gold and silver and bronze and iron there is no limit. Rise up and do, and יהוה is with you.” (17) And Dawiḏ commanded all the rulers of Yisra’ěl to help Shelomoh his son, saying, (18) “Is not יהוה your Elohim with you? And has He not given you rest all around? For He has given the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land has been subdued before יהוה and before His people. (19) “Now, give your heart and your being to seek יהוה your Elohim. And rise up and build the set-apart place of יהוה Elohim, to bring the ark of the covenant of יהוה and the set-apart vessels of Elohim into the house that is to be built for the Name of יהוה.”
If you read in Era and Nemaha, all they needed was build the alter, in fact only sacrifice that priest had to go in with the sacrifice into the temple is during Yom Kippur where he had to go into the most set apart place once a year.
Saying that how do I get to feast since my income is just enough to get by? Like I said it will take the whole house to believe and do what He had Moses write down for us to do in these cases. We are required to do a third year tithe and with this tithe we to bring everyone with us so all can celebrate at least one in three years.
Deu 14:22-29 “You shall tithe without fail all the yield of your grain that the field brings forth year by year. (23) “And you shall eat before יהוה your Elohim, in the place where He chooses to make His Name dwell, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, and of the firstlings of your herds and your sheep, so that you learn to fear יהוה your Elohim always. (24) “But when the way is too long for you, so that you are not able to bring the tithe, or when the place where יהוה your Elohim chooses to put His Name is too far from you, when יהוה your Elohim is blessing you, (25) then you shall give it in silver, and shall take the silver in your hand and go to the place which יהוה your Elohim chooses. (26) “And you shall use the silver for whatever your being desires: for cattle or sheep, for wine or strong drink, for whatever your being desires. And you shall eat there before יהוה your Elohim, and you shall rejoice, you and your household. (27) “And do not forsake the Lěwite who is within your gates, for he has no part nor inheritance with you. (28) “At the end of every third year you bring out all the tithe of your increase of that year and store it up within your gates. (29) “And the Lěwite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the sojourner and the fatherless and the widow who are within your gates, shall come and eat and be satisfied, so that יהוה your Elohim does bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
Deu 26:10-13 And now, see, I have brought the first-fruits of the land which You, O יהוה, have given me.’ Then you shall place it before יהוה your Elohim, and bow down before יהוה your Elohim, (11) and shall rejoice in all the good which יהוה your Elohim has given to you and your house, you and the Lěwite and the stranger who is among you. (12) “When you have completed tithing all the tithe of your increase in the third year, which is the year of tithing, and have given it to the Lěwite, to the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, and they have eaten within your gates and have been satisfied, (13) then you shall say before יהוה your Elohim, ‘I have put away the set-apart portion from my house, and also have given it to the Lěwite, and to the stranger, and to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all Your command which You have commanded me. I have not transgressed Your commands, nor have I forgotten.
So I propose every congregation across the globe to construct a box for such an event so anyone who wants to go will be able to go and joyous time in Jerusalem. Be creative make sure it is secured, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES is the money received to be used for any purpose other than for sole purpose to get people to Jerusalem for the feast days.
I do not what your box may look like but here is an idea what it could look like.
As you may see it is modest yet yours make anyway you choose. What do you think I should charge for such a box? I am not sure if anyone would be interested let me know what think.
Well I have given much to think about may the Father grant to you His loving-kindness.