A few notes on the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) (Booths) to answer some frequently asked questions on why our family observes this Biblical holiday every year.
The Hebrew word sukkah (singular) and Sukkot (plural) means booth or tabernacle (Gen. 33:17).
Many scholars believe Jesus was born in a Sukkah, Booth or Tabernacle during the Feast of Tabernacles.In John 1:14, the word “dwelt” is literally “tabernacled” in the Greek (Strong’s 4637 below). He came to tabernacle with us!
Feast of Tabernacles (Lev 23, Deut 16) is a week-long annual “appointed time” and is a Biblical festival commemorating the 40-year journey of the Israelites in the wilderness and also pointing to the second coming of Christ where we will Tabernacle together in the millennial reign with Jesus as the King of Kings.
It is neat to read how His people “rediscovered” the Feast days and experienced a revival and thirst for His Word and desire to obey!
“And all the assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths and lived in the booths, for from the days of Jeshua the son of Nun to that day the people of Israel had not done so. And there was very great rejoicing. And day by day, from the first day to the last day, he read from the Book of the Law of God. They kept the feast seven days, and on the eighth day there was a solemn assembly, according to the rule.”
This festival is described in Leviticus 23:41 as a statute “FOREVER”; (Strong’s number 5769) and a feast to the LORD (no, not a Jewish only feast) that all believers (including those who are grafted in- Romans 11) will observe even in the end times. (Zechariah 14).
“Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Booths.” Zechariah 14:16
Why wait for the End Times?
Let’s start rehearsing for His return today!!
Let’s get fired up for rediscovering and living out His Word!
Psst… Pass the Word.
Steve King- Printable version including sources
- Genesis 33:17
- John 1:14
- Leviticus 23:33-44
- Deuteronomy 16:13,16
- Nehemiah 8:13-18
- Romans 11:11-24
- Zechariah 14:16