The Seven Mayor Jewish Feasts and Jesus Part Seven The Seven Mayor Jewish Feasts and Jesus Part Seven

 Sukkot or The Feast of Booths  


The Festival of Booths to the Lord begins on the fifteenth day of this seventh month and continues for seven days. 35 There is to be a sacred assembly on the first day; you are not to do any daily work. 36 You are to present a fire offering to the Lord for seven days. On the eighth day, you are to hold a sacred assembly and present a fire offering to the Lord. It is a solemn gathering; you are not to do any daily –

Leviticus 23; 34-36


 According to Josephus, this feast was the most popular of the 3 principal Jewish feasts.The Festival of Sukkot meaning booth begins on Tishri 15, the fifth day after Yom Kippur. Sukkot commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters. Agriculturally, Sukkot is a harvest festival and is sometimes referred to as Chag Ha-Asif, the Festival of Ingathering. Sukkot commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters. Agriculturally, Sukkot is a harvest festival and is sometimes referred to as Chag Ha-Asif, the Festival of Ingathering. The Hebrew word “sukkah” (plural: “sukkot”) refers to the temporary booths that people lived in, not to the Tabernacle, No work is permitted on the first and second days of the holiday. define it: a booth or hut roofed with branches, built against or near a house or synagogue and used during the Jewish festival of Sukkoth as a temporary dining or living area. 

 In honor of the holiday’s historical significance, we are commanded to dwell in temporary shelters, as our ancestors did in the wilderness. It is one of the three great pilgrimage feasts recorded in the Bible when all Jewish males were required to appear before the Lord in the Temple in Jerusalem. This joyous celebration is a reminder of God’s protection, provision, and faithfulness. 

The Bible reveals dual significance in the Feast of Tabernacles. Agriculturally, Sukkot is Israel’s “Thanksgiving,” a joyous harvest festival to celebrate the gathering of grain and wine. 

The tradition of the Jews is that they were to express their joy by dancing, and singing hymns of praise to God, with musical instruments: and not the common people only, but the wise men of Israel, and their elders, were to do it in the court of the sanctuary: for (say they) the joy with which a man rejoices in doing a commandment is really a great service. The feast was known for water-drawing and lamp-lighting rites. 

The punishment is; Then it will come about that any who are left of all the nations that went against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to celebrate the Feast of Booths. And it will be that whichever of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there will be no rain on them. If the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no rain will fall on them; it will be the plague with which the LORD smites the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths. This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths. 

 What does feast booth or Tabernacle has do with Jesus and what does role play Christ life ?

Let us consider three choices one Jesus birth two Jesus pitching tent or tabernacle among His people. Lastly His Jesus second coming. Could it have a threefold meaning His birth dwelling among His people and second His coming   

  Many scholars believe Jesus was born during the Feast of Tabernacles. The Hebrew word “stable” is called a sukkoth Gen. 33:17. The Bible does not specifically say the date of Jesus’ birth. We know it was not during the winter months because the sheep were in the pasture Luke 2:8. A study of the time of the conception of John the Baptist reveals he was conceived about Sivan 30, the eleventh week.

Matthew Henry Commentaries wrote, “ It was a typical feast. It is supposed by many that our blessed Saviour was born much about the time of this feast; then he left his mansions of light above to tabernacle among us Jn. 1:14, and he dwelt in booths. And the worship of God under The New Testament is prophesied of under the notion of keeping the feast of tabernacles, Zec. 14:16.  The gospel of Christ teaches us to dwell in tabernacles, to sit loose to this world, as those that have here no continuing city, but by faith, and hope and holy contempt of present things, to go out to Christ without the camp, Heb. 13:13-14. It teaches us to rejoice before the Lord our God. Those are the circumcision, Israelites indeed that always rejoice in Christ Jesus, Phil. 3:3. And the more we are taken off from this world the less liable we are to the interruption of our joys.

 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;”1 Peter 2:11

Williams Brothers sang a song Heaven Is Waiting phase This old world is not my home I’m just a stranger I’m a stranger passing through Peter, and Paul referred to our physical bodies as tabernacles, or temporary dwellings 2 Corinthians 5:1-4, 2 Peter 2:13-14.

John MacArthur bibles study 7:38 living water. The water-pouring rite was also associated within Jewish tradition as a foreshadowing of the eschatological rivers of living water foreseen in Ezek. 47:1–9 and Zech. 13:1. The significance of Jesus’ invitation centers in the fact that He was the fulfillment of all the Feast of Tabernacles anticipated, i.e., He was the One who provided the living water that gives eternal life to a man (cf. 4:10, 11). 

Furthermore, he states; The OT indicates that the coming age of Messiah would be a time when the Lord would be a light for His people (Is. 60:19–22; cf. Rev. 21:23, 24) as well as for the whole earth (Is. 42:6; 49:6). Zechariah 14:5b–8 has an emphasis on God as the light of the world who gives living waters to His people. This latter passage probably formed the liturgical readings for the Feast of Tabernacles.

Jesus Christ who would deliver His people from the bondage of sin. This feast, like all of the feasts of Israel, consistently reminded the Jews and should remind Christians as well that God has promised to deliver His people from the bondage of sin and deliver them from their enemies. Part of God’s deliverance for the Israelites was His provision and protection of them for the 40 years they wandered in the wilderness, cut off from the Promised Land. The same holds true for Christians today. God protects us and provides for us as we go through life in the wilderness of this world. While our hearts long for the Promised Land (heaven) and to be in the presence of God, He preserves us in this world as we await the world to come and the redemption that will come when Jesus Christ returns again. 

As scriptures declare, “After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands. Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 

New King James Study Buke 7:9, 10 The great multitude, in addition to praising God and the Lamb for providing salvation, will later glorify God for judging Babylon (19:1–3) and will proclaim “the marriage of the Lamb” (19:6, 7). White robes may be the garments of overcoming believers (3:5, 18) or of martyrs (6:11). Palm branches were typically waved by crowds at victory celebrations (see John 12:13).

Since Christ bridged the gap between mankind and His Father, and those who believe in Christ atoning work on the cross. Now have access to His Father kingdom. As Scriptures declare, “For through Him {Christ} we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. When we die we will be part vast number worshipping God!topic/



  1. Passover indicated when the Father sees His Son blood He will Passover those who are redeemed by His blood. That person will no longer bear His Father nor judgement. As Jesus declares,” this is My blood that establishes the covenant; [it is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins
  2. The Day of Atonement where the Father required a perfect sacrifice since sheep and goats unable to the Father requirement mankind needed another substitute 
  3. Unleavened bread indicated that Jesus committed no sin and no sin was found in Him, As scripture declares,” He made the One who did not know sin to be sin.” 
  4. Since Jesus Christ was the only one able to perform a perfect atonement., The Atonement of Christ is the sacrificial work of Jesus for sinners. In his death on the cross, Christ atoned mankind for their sins and God is satisfied with the payment. The obedience and death of Christ on behalf of sinners are the ground of redemption. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Further more it states,” Every priest stands day after day ministering and offering the same sacrifices continually, which can never take away sins.  But this man, after offering one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God. For by one, offering He has perfected forever those who are sanctified.  
  5. First, Fruits indicated when believer dies they will be buried, however, at the end of this age they will be resurrected from the grave, and presented with a new body. Since Christ arose from the grave and never return to it. Ensuring the believer in Christ will be resurrected as Christ did.
  6. Pentecostal is when Holy Spirit descended upon 120 starting birth of the church, and the Holy Spirit is gathering the harvest. Jesus utters these words,” “Open your eyes, and look at the fields, for they are readyfor harvest. Furthermore He stated, “ In My Father’s house are many dwelling places.”
  7. The Feast of Trumpets indicated Jesus is coming back as he promise to His follower. As scripture declares,” in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.” Furthermore, its states, For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout [ with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God. The sound of the trumpets is a sign of His coming.10.The Feasts of Booth indicated that our earthly body temporary while here on earth, and just stranger passing through. It reminder to sit loose to this world, and we have no continuing city, but by faith, and teaches us to rejoice before the Lord our God. The Feast of Booth is time of rejoicing as saints will do in heaven 


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