Feast of Tabernacles - Sukkot

The Feast of Tabernacles, also known as Sukkot or the Feast of Booths, is a week-long Jewish festival that commemorates the time when the Israelites dwelt in temporary booths or shelters during their 40-year journey in the wilderness after the exodus from Egypt. It is also a harvest festival, celebrating the end of the agricultural year and the gathering of crops. From a Messianic perspective, the Feast of Tabernacles is significant as it foreshadows the coming of the Messiah and the establishment of His kingdom on earth. The temporary dwellings or booths that are built during the festival represent the temporary nature of our earthly existence and point to the promise of a future eternal dwelling in the presence of God. Yeshua (Jesus) is believed to have celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles during His ministry on earth. In the Gospel of John, He is recorded as attending the festival and teaching in the temple courts (John 7:2-14). Some also see the events described in John 7-8 as a prophetic foreshadowing of the future outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the coming of the Messiah's kingdom. Today, many Messianic Jews and Christians celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles as a way to connect with their Jewish roots and to anticipate the future fulfillment of God's promises through Yeshua the Messiah. It is a time of rejoicing, feasting, and fellowship, as well as a time of reflection on our temporary existence in this world and our hope for eternal life in the kingdom of God”