October 06, 2006

Jews from around the world and thousands of Christians gathered in Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles

The last of the seven Jewish feast days, the Feast of Tabernacles, has attracted hundreds and thousands of Jews and Christians to Jerusalem for the annual celebration of this Jewish feast day which is one of the three pilgrim feast days for the Jewish people when they are required to return to Jerusalem to observe the days of the feast.

This is a very joyous holiday for the Jewish people marking the harvest of the dates, the olives, and the grapes and remembering the wanderings in the wilderness as the children of Israel made their way to the Promised Land living in a succoth, a thatched hut, during their travels. Jews will eat their meals, visit friends and family, and some even live in their succoth for the seven days for the Feast of Tabernacles.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

As Jews and Christians gather in Jerusalem today for the Feast of Tabernacles celebration, it is a reminder that in the future, everybody on earth will do the same each year, that is according to Bible prophecy.

For the last several days Jewish families around the world, and especially in Israel, have been preparing their family succoth, their thatched hut, for the purpose of using it as the Bible dictates as a reminder of how the Lord protected the children of Israel during their forty years of wandering in the wilderness after the Exodus and before their entrance into the Promised Land. The succoth, a transportable housing for the Jews in the past, becomes a place of remembrance for Jews today, but also a reminder that in the future the whole world will join the Jews in celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles.

The ancient Jewish prophet, Zechariah reveals that after the Return of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, back to the Mount of Olives, that's Zechariah 14:4, and when Jesus has rebuilt His Temple, Zechariah 6:12, then on a yearly basis the population of the earth, all of humankind will travel to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, that's Zechariah 14:16.

Jews celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles today is evidence that Jesus is coming to build His Temple and setup His Kingdom for a future celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles.