Friday, October 2, 2009

The Feast of Tabernacles-Sukkot

This is the final high holiday of the Jews. It begins on the fifteenth of Tishri (Sept/October) which is Israel's seventh month, and ends on the 21st day of Tishri. It was to be an everlasting memorial of the wanderings of the Israelites in the wilderness, when God brought them out of Egypt.

In Leviticus 23:43  It says: That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

One of the things I found significant when researching about this particular holiday, is that it is thought to be the month when Yeshua was born.  Scholars who study the times, point to Hanukka, the Festival of Lights in December, as the time when Mary conceived Jesus of the Holy Spirit. Nine months later brings us to Sukkot, or the Feasts of Tabernacles.  It is significant that this feast is a time when observing Jews realize God is with them, just as He was with their ancestors.

1. Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold a virgin will 
be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Emmanuel. 
(God With Us) 
2. Leviticus 26: 11,12 
Moreover, I will make My dwelling among you, and My soul will 
not reject you. I will also walk among you and be your God, and 
you shall be My people
3. John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We
 have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, Who came 
from the Father, full of grace and truth..
4. Revelation 21:3
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold the  
Tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, 
and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with 
them and be their God.
Sounds like a pretty significant festival to me... perhaps one 
we should keep our eyes on as Christians, after all, God made
 provision for us to celebrate with His people in Exodus 12:49: 
"One law shall be to him that is homeborn and unto the 
stranger that sojourns among you."
Aren't we grafted in to the root?  Chag Sameach Sukkot!!

Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

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