Let's Celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles
If you are having a Feast of Tabernacles dinner here is a nice message to relay before, during or after.
Shalom chevarim ve baruch haba (Hello friends and welcome),
Today is Tishi xx (1stday of the feast is Tishri 15), the x day of the Feast of Tabernacles. This feast is also known as the feast of booths or in Hebrew as Sukkot or Sukkoth. The feast of Tabernacles is a grand celebration, a time of great joy and happiness.
This time of year is the conclusion of the olives, dates and figs harvest; the last harvest of the year in Israel. The ancient Israelites celebrated this feast with great praise for the crops they received during the year. It was also a time to pray for the winter rains to soften the ground for next year's harvest.
The Israelite's built booths, huts, or temporary dwelling places to live for the seven day feast. These booths were purposely built with gaps in the roof so that the stars could be looked at.
The Feast of Tabernacles is much more than just these physical elements though. The feast pictured the first coming of Jesus and it also pictures His second coming. As a person studies into the symbolism of the Feast of Booths it is amazing how much is fulfilled in Jesus.
During the last Feast that Jesus celebrated on earth, it was on the seventh day, "the last and greatest day of the feast (John 7:37) that Jesus boldly proclaimed that He was the light of the world and that streams of living water would flow form whoever believes in Him. We are also told in the book of Zechariah that all will keep the Feast of Tabernacles after Jesus' return (Zech. 14:16).
And we cannot forget that our Saviour, Yeshua Hamashiach, our Lord and Master, the great Adon Olam was most likely born during the fall feast season and very possibly during the Feast of Tabernacles itself.
Let's all celebrate this day, this feast, Jesus, God the Father and the Holy Spirit.
Baruch Ha Shem ve Yavorek Adonai (Praise the Lord and God bless you).
There are many writing that explain the symbolism of the Feast of Tabernacles and how they point directly to Jesus. One that we recommend is titled "The Wonder and Majesty of God's Festivals and Holy Days."
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