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Feasts of the Lord (see Lev 23) outline 3 mandatory pilgrimage (all males 20 years & older were required to travel to Jerusalem) Harvest Festivals/Feasts, which highlight 7 special appointed day's.

The Feasts of the Lord are part of the foundation upon which ALL Scripture is built.

1)Passover, 2)Unleavened Bread, 3)Firstfruits, 4)Pentecost, 5)Rosh Hashanah/Trumpets 6)Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement 7)Tabernacles/Sukkot

The OT physical agricultural harvests are a spiritual picture/foreshadow of soul harvests to come.
Passover barley (done/happened here Matt 27:52-53), Pentecost wheat the main/largest harvest (will happen on a coming Pentecost ) & Tabernacles fruits of the trees, olives/pomegranates/figs etc (the final resurrection/soul gathering).

Jesus died on Passover, was buried during Unleavened Bread & rose on Firstfruits. Jesus sent His indwelling Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Trumpets, Day of Atonement & Tabernacles point to the Lords 2nd coming.

Although all scripture is written for the Church/Body of Christ, not all scripture is written to us.

Example: Is today's Body of Christ believer required to bring an animal sacrifice to the Temple?

Feast Of Tabernacles - Sukkot begins Mon, Sept 20 at sunset & ends Mon, Sept 27 at nightfall

The Feast of Tabernacles takes place 5 days after the Day of Atonement, on the 15th day of the Hebrew month Tishri

Tabernacles/Sukkot is 1 of 3 mandatory pilgrimage festivals (Lev 23).

Every native born male Jew (20 yrs & up) had to travel to Jerusalem for this festival. Also, his was the time when they brought their tithes & offerings to the Temple (Deut 16:16).

This festival goes by a number of other names:

Feast of Tabernacles, Feast of Booths, Sukkot (Hebrew for booths), Feast of Ingathering, Feast of the Nations, Autumn of Life, The Season of Our Joy!

Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest (late Sept to mid Oct) of summer fruits of trees, like olives, pomegranates, figs, dates, citrons etc. Solomon’s Temple was dedicated to the Lord (1 Kings 8:2). Ezra proclaim the Word of God (Neh 8). The time a daily water-drawing ceremony - Pool of Siloam. A foreshadow of Christ pouring out His Holy Spirit (Isa 12:3, Joel 2:28-29, Jn 7:37-39)

During this festival the Israelites would DWELL in booths or TABERNACLES, made from the branches of trees (Lev 23:40–42). Jn 1:14 He became flesh & DWELT = (TABERNACLED) among us!

A harvest time of joy & celebration of God’s continued provisions & protection during the 40 years in the Sinai wilderness. One year for every day they disobeyed God's order to take the promise land. Also, a reminder to all generations, of the Lords delivering from Egyptian slavery & a foreshadow of the coming Messiah's works.

During the 40 yr wilderness experience, the Presence of God dwelt in their midst. He covered them daily with His cloud & at night warmed them with His fiery presence & all needs were taken care of. Neither their shoes nor their clothes wore out (Deut 29:5)

The Feast of Tabernacles also looks forward to the 1000 year Messianic Kingdom when Jesus will be dwelling in & ruling from Jerusalem.

Zec. 14:
16 It shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem. Shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts. To keep the Feast of tabernacles.
(NOTE: It will come to pass = millennium kingdom & all nations will be required to come to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts)

17 It shall be, that who will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain”

Jn 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
(NOTE: The vs 37 words: "In the last day". Means that this event occurred on the last day (day 8) of the Feast of Tabernacles. Day 8 also means: A New Beginning. Jesus began His earthly ministry during day 8 of Feast of tabernacles (vs 37). Christ rose/was glorified on the 8th day & brought in new a spiritual beginning. On the last Feast day 8, at the end of Christ's 1000 yr millennium kingdom reign. Our Great God & Savior, who rested on day 7 of His creation. On day 8 will once again begin to create anew.

The Wilderness Tabernacle was the forerunner of the 1st & 2nd Temples in Jerusalem. Its design, proportions & functions were a miniature portable version of the future Temple built by Solomon in 964 B.C.

The children of Israel brought the Wilderness Tabernacle with them into Canaan, it was erected for the last time in Shiloh. It remained & became a fixed Sanctuary where the people worshipped the Lord their God until Solomon's Temple was built (Jos 18.1)

Shiloh was a city in the mountain territory of Ephraim aprox 20 miles north of Jerusalem. The Tabernacle remained there for 369 years until Solomon's Temple was built. Shiloh means tranquility & rest. Shiloh is also a term used to describe Messiah (Gen 49:10, 1 Sam 1:1-3)

The Tabernacle was set up, ordained & established 1 year after the Exodus from Egypt, on the 1st day of the 1st month/Nisan (March or April) 13 days before the 2nd Passover.

The Glory of The LORD appeared in the form of a Cloud. The Lords Shekinah Glory Presence covered the Tent of the Congregation inside & outside. And Moses was unable to enter into the Tent as a result (Ex 40.1-2, 33-35). Chag Sameach, JJ