The Glorious (and mandatory) Jewish and future Messianic Celebration of Tabernacles starts at sundown on Wednesday October 8, 2014! Glory to HaShem the Great and His Son, Yeshua! Blessings to our Jewish brothers as we celebrate the next week of the great Feast of the Tabernacles (Sukkot). Amein! (Tabernacles ends on October 15 at sundown, in the year 5775 from Creation, and the Jewish month of Tishrei).
Sukkot is the last of the big Fall Feasts, right after the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) - the Holiest Day in the Jewish Calendar. But what does this Harvest Feast have to do with the LORD Jesus Christ and the 1000 year reign, which is getting closer by the day? Well, glad you asked!
Instituted by the LORD in the Desert Exodus, Sukkot is based on the rememberance of the "Sukkah" or huts, tents etc..." which the Israelites lived in during their 40 Year Journey in the Wilderness. Later on, it became the Fall Harvest it is today. This celebration has eternal implications for every child of the Kingdom of the Soon Coming King!
It is a time to reflect on God's blessings, God's provision and God's care for His people.
It is a time for the people of God to be charitable and share this goodness with others.
It is a time for renewed fellowship with the Father Abba, through the Son Adonai.
It is a time of rejoicing at the Master, coming to live among us, first in Spirit and then in Person.
This last one is the Great Hope of the Millenial Kingdom!
First of all, this 1000 Kingdom Reign by Jesus from literally Jerusalem, will occur after the Rapture. Read here: Revelation 20:1-10 about this. Then read here: Daniel 12, about the first resurrection of the Old Testament saints, who will reign with Jesus and us Christians, for these 1000 years.
Jerusalem will be a Kingdom of Priests who minister to all the Gentile nations, led by the High Priest of the Universe - Jesus! It is here we see the Feast of the Tabernacles re-introduced by Jesus Himself! Two major prophets have spoken of this coming Event! Whereas Tabernacles was once only for the Jews, ALL NATIONS will be expect to not just rejoice and celebrate with Jesus, but to come up to Jerusalem ANNUALLY, to worship the King - JESUS CHRIST, the LORD!
Here is the confirmation of Tabernacles in the 1000 year reign from Zechariah 14. Again, this will occur after all the Wrath of God is reigned down on antichrist, the United Nations and all the pagan kings of the world. We pick up at verse 16: And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 17 And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, on them there will be no rain. 18 If the family of Egypt will not come up and enter in, they shall have no rain;they shall receive the plague with which the LORD strikes the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
Note the section of Bible prophesy in Blue! Even with Jesus on the Throne, many will still rebel against Him! This means that while Abraham, Isaac, Jeremiah, Paul, Stephen, Martin Luther, Wilberforce, Spurgeon, Moody and AW Tozer will return resurrected, people will still be born in your local hospital - full of their sinful nature! The 1000 year reign of Jesus will be occurring LIVE in actual time, during real daily life! But this is another topic.
For us today, let us resolve to observe the next 6 days with our Jewish brothers because one day in Paradise, we who are Christians, will all be grafted into the Tree of Israel as sons and daughters of the Holy One of Israel!
Let us wave our flags, blow our shofars and praise the Great God of Heaven, Who prophesied this in Ezekiel 43:7-9: And He said to me, “Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever. No more shall the house of Israel defile My holy name, they nor their kings, by their harlotry or with the carcasses of their kings on their high places. 8 When they set their threshold by My threshold, and their doorpost by My doorpost, with a wall between them and Me, they defiled My holy name by the abominations which they committed; therefore I have consumed them in My anger. 9 Now let them put their harlotry and the carcasses of their kings far away from Me, and I will dwell in their midst forever.