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The Feast of Tabernacles is a pilgrim feast day when Jews are to come to the Temple Mount area in Jerusalem. There are major plans for Jews to enter the Temple Mount during the seven day Feast of Tabernacles. My broadcast partner Yoel Keren has more on that story.
Rabbi Yoel Keren: Pretty much every holiday, specifically Passover and Sukkot because those days are seven day holidays so they are those intermediate days when people are off work and a lot of people have the opportunity to come to Jerusalem and they do, they come and thousands of people come wanting to go up to the Temple Mount. The Muslims know this and they figure that all they have to do is throw a few rocks and the government will close down the Temple Mount to Jews and they won't have to see these thousands of Jews coming up to try to reclaim the place where God put His name forever.
That's what they do and that's what they're up to this time. They're even more frightened this year because of what the Temple Institute is planning. I don't know if you've seen but there's an absolute media blitz. There's advertising everywhere, "Come, come up to the Temple Mount", beautiful photographs and everything, they've really done a nice campaign and I guarantee you thousands and thousands of people are going to come. It's all going to come down to whether the government says enough is enough and they are going to implement and enforce Jewish sovereignty on that Temple Mount and let people come or they're going to give in to the threats and the violence again.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
Jews wanting to enter the Temple Mount during the Feast of Tabernacles has a historic significance, but it also is a part of the prophetic scenario for the future.
God told the Jewish people through the prophet Moses that three times a year all male Jews were to go up to the Temple to worship there in Jerusalem, Deuteronomy 16:16. This command was to be fulfilled on the three pilgrim feast days: Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles.
The Temple Institute, those people preparing to build the next Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem have put together a plan for all Jews to be obedient to this Jewish law to visit the Temple Mount and especially during the Feast of Tabernacles. However, there will be a move by the Muslims to stop the Jews from entering the Temple Mount. Nobody knows yet, but the Muslims may well win and stop the Jews from entering the Temple Mount this time, but in the future Kingdom Period when Jesus Christ will rule and reign from a Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, everybody in the world will go up to Jerusalem at the Feast of Tabernacles, Zechariah 14:16-19.
Whatever happens at the Temple Mount at the Feast of Tabernacles this year, in the future, Bible prophecy will indeed be fulfilled.