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Succot: a Festival of the Past, Present & Future

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Posted Oct. 8, 2014

…And even the skies are also preaching a message tonight! Not here in Israel, but elsewhere in many places of the world, will be seen the second Blood Moon of a highly unusual tetrad that began at Passover earlier this year and that will continue with two more eerie rusty red eclipses in 2015.

God is surely speaking to the nations and trying to catch the attention of the world with his billboard in the sky in these momentous prophetic days prior to the Second Coming of Jesus/Yeshua.

And we must be like the children of Issachar in the Bible who understood the times and seasons and what Israel should do.

The Feast of Tabernacles, when Jewish families live for one week family camping style outdoors in booths, teaches us many things about the fagility of life. To live outdoors one week out of 52 is a picture of a nation’s absolute dependence upon the Almighty.

Although for 50 days many Israelis in the south nearest to Gaza were forced to live in their bomb shelters, there can be no such thing as a bomb shelter in a flimsy tabernacle! The succa teaches us to dwell in Psalm 91, in the presence of the Almighty and in the shadow of his protective wings.

The holiday commemorates the past, present and future.

The holiday looks back at the Exodus when the Israelites lived in the wilderness in tents on the way to the Promised Land.

The present puts emphasis upon staying under the protection of the Almighty and families rejoicing together in spiritual communion with the famous patriarchs of the Bible. There are no televisions and computer stations in succas.

But also Succot is futuristic–this appointed season looks forward to the future when King Messiah will tabernacle and rule in the City of the Great King (Zechariah 14: 16). That chapter tells us in verse 17 that every nation that will not keep the Feast of Tabernacles during the millennial rule of Messiah will be cursed with drought!

The Booths of the “Feast of Tabernacles” (Succot) are temporary dwellings—because, as an old spiritual goes, “this world is not my home, I’m just a-passin’ thru”—that “if our earthly house, this tent-this sukkah-is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavenlies!”

The Feast of Tabernacles is also the real season to celebrate the coming into the world of the Holy One, Yeshua, in Beit Lehem (“House of Bread”—Bethlehem). As the Gospel of John attests, He took on human flesh to “tabernacle” among us! Scholars have worked out that Jesus was conceived around the time of Hannukah and December 25 but that he was actually born during Tabernacles.

Leviticus 23:39-43 describes the commandments of this appointed season.

Christians for nearly 2,000 years have camped out spiritually at Passover and Shavuot (Pentecost) but now, in the fullness of time, we are learning to appreciate all of the Levitical appointed seasons of Yehovah and their prophetic significance.

The Feast of Tabernacles in many ways is a picture of the world to come. Hallelu-Yah!

Please read the entire uplifting article here.

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