Following in the steps of Yeshua our Messiah, we keep His fun, rewarding and meaningful seven day Festival of Sukkot (John 7:2-14). This Feast foreshadows and teaches us of God’s desire and plan to Tabernacle (dwell) with us (Ex 25:8-9, Ezek.37:27, John 1:14, Rev.21:3) – which is finally fulfilled in the coming Kingdom of God. Just like a booth is a temporary dwelling, this Festival also pictures our temporary fleshly status and sojourn on this earth (Lev.23:43, Heb.11:8-16).
Indeed, Yeshua (Jesus) came and was born in a booth – a temporary dwelling, sukkah or manger - and Biblical events place His birth during the Feast of Booths(Feast of Sukkot). The lessons of this Feast teach us to rejoice before God (Neh.8:9-18) in anticipation of the millennial abundance of God’s awesome City (New Jerusalem) in His wonderful world to come. Yeshua kept this Feast and taught his brothers to do the same (John 7:2-14). The Festival of Sukkot is the sixth of God’s annual Holy Feasts, and is usually a favorite, for its celebratory and millennial focus!