October 14, 2019

Jews around the world will live in a thatched hut for a seven day period

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JD: Actually you begin preparing for Tabernacles right away do you not?

WM: Just before Yom Kippur my oldest son came to help me put up the sukkah, the booth or the Tabernacle in which we eat our meals over the up coming holidays. So that was ready. As was written in the Bible we take four elements of agriculture the palm frond, the myrtle, we call it the citron fruit the Etrog, and the leafs that are willow leafs from the river bank. So we’re already set for the upcoming holiday in which we will use those four species in a short part of the service as is written in the Bible of what was done in the Temple.

As I’ve said many times on your program and you have also reminded me all of Jewish worship in the Orthodox community reflects what was done at some form or other what was done in the Temple.

JD: You then will start using that sukkah or that Tabernacle that thatched hut there at your home to have your meals in, to spend time with your friends, talk to your business partners, whatever may be going on. Your children or grandchildren come and play there. That’s a wonderful time of sweet fellowship isn’t it?

WM: Well yes, basically we are instructed to move out of the house into the sukkah which is a reflection of our beliefs that God will protect us and take care of us. And so it’s a reflection on again trust in the divine providence in God that we envelop ourselves in this remembrance of what was many many years ago in the desert and at first and second Temple period.

JD: Winkie Medad explaining why Jews will live in a thatched hut for seven days.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Winkie Medad is an Orthodox Jew living in a very historic Biblical site in Shiloh the center part of the Jewish state of Israel. The Feast of Tabernacles looks forward and backward at the same time. It looks back to the 40 years of wondering in the wilderness by the Jewish people who would live in a thatched hut during that 40 years. It was called a sukkah in Hebrew or a Tabernacle in English.

Remember Matthew 17, Peter asked the Lord should he put up three Tabernacles. One for Jesus, one for Moses and one for Elijah. Jesus had told Peter that he would not die before he saw Jesus in his kingdom. And in that kingdom it’s a look into the future which is what the Feast of Tabernacles is all about as foretold in the book of Leviticus 23:39-44. By the way that Feast will be celebrated forever, that’s Zechariah 14:16.