Yeshua (Jesus) kept the festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles), but the only record of that is His keeping the latter part of it (John 6:26-7:41). During the Feast of Tabernacles, the people were looking for the Prophet like Moshe (Moses), but did they recognize the Prophet? Do we recognize the Prophet when we memorialize the past, present and future of God “tabernacling” with mankind (Lev. 26:11–12; Num. 35:34; Zech. 2:11; 8:3; Jn. 1:14; Zech. 14:16; Rev. 21:2–4)?
שמיני עצרת Shmeni Atzeret (Convocation of the Eighth Day) pictures a just God beyond human understanding. His goal is that all of mankind be with Him.
Sukkot day 7 — The three great pilgrimage festivals of Israel — Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles — are prophetic of the Day of the LORD harvest of souls, when the divine command goes forth for mankind to stand before God.
Sukkot day 3 — The annual seven-day festival of Tabernacles, סֻכּוֹת Sukkot in Hebrew, is the feast all about the final, great ingathering of people into the Kingdom of God.
In the modern world we are living in, there are certain things that Messiah said that are targeted to us and our time.
Sukkot day 1 — Symbolism of the various offerings for God’s appointed time of סֻכֹּת Sukkot (Tabernacles) reveals the changes of heart each person and ultimately all nations will bring to God on the Day of the LORD.
Sukkot is a harvest festival, and harvesting involves cutting plant material, separating it from its previous environment on a branch or stalk and starting its journey of transformation to something else. That something else could be decorations for a sukkah, which looks forward to God’s setting up a permanent home for the Kingdom of God on Earth. Today’s we’ll explore two weddings and a funeral found in Scripture.
Moses’ final words about the “statutes and judgements” have a particular significance for us during Sukkot. There are no amendments to the statutes of God. And we aren’t allowed change or alter God’s judgements. We should read them not to challenge them but to understand them, wrestle with them and apply them to our lives.