Feast of Tabernacles: Let us go up & worship

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Shalom, friends.

This evening, at sunset, marks the beginning of the Feast of Tabernacles. It is the last of the fall feasts. We talked about Feast of Trumpets. I dropped the ball and missed telling you about Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement. Click to have Chuck Missler fill you in).

The Feast of Booths (a better translation than tabernacles) was ordained by God Himself. It is a remembrance of His saving the Israel from Egypt, which in turn is a picture of Yeshua saving all sinners (who accept) from Satan’s bondage.

“Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD… Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.” – Leviticus 23:34, 42-43

Feast of Tabernacles is the one feast we know will be celebrated once Messiah conquers the nations and rules on earth. The nations will be required to worship the King or face drought.

Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, they will have no rain. – Zechariah 14

In anticipation of the gentile nations worshiping Messiah in the age to come, the International Christan Embassy in Jerusalem hosts what may be the largest annual tourist event in Israel. As many as 6,000 believers in Yeshua from 80 nations attend the gathering each year. You can watch this week’s events live at ICEJ.org beginning tomorrow.

The following video from Maoz Israel gives a glimpse into what’s happening in Israel now as the Jewish people prepare for the feast and explains some of the traditions. Enjoy.