Lev 23:39-42a Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall
keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.
And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees,
and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days. And ye shall keep it a feast unto the
LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
Ye shall dwell in booths seven days;
God has always wanted to “tabernacle” among us from the very beginning as we see in these verses:
Ex 25:8,9 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all that I show thee, after the
pattern of the tabernacle,
Jn1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
The word “dwelt” is actually “tabernacled” and ultimately we see at the end of time in the
book of Revelations:
Rev 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will
dwell with them,
We also see that this is the goal at the Lord’s second coming in the book of Zechariah when He arrives:
Zech 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the
mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west….
Zech 14: 16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall
even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
So we see this Feast is so important to God He demands mankind keep it during His 1,000 yr. reign and then it goes on to
say whichever nation refuses they shall be greatly punished.
The purpose for this Feast was for us to realize the earth and this earthen body in particular is not our final home:
2Cor 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house
not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2Pe 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.
Heb 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations whose builder and maker is God.
It was also known as the:
Ex 23:16b and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out
of the field.
This is the harvest at the end of their agricultural year and is known as the final harvest. Our Thanksgiving holiday is
modeled after it. This Feast usually falls in September/ October. This is the fruit harvest particularly grapes.
Now look at what we find:
Rev 14:15b,18b Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is
ripe. Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress
of the wrath of God.
This reveals the end time events will happen in the fall during this season just as His 1st coming brought in the Spring
We find Yeshua knew the significance of this Feast when He celebrates this Feast in the Gospel of John:
Jn 7:2,37,38 Now the Jews’ feast of tabernacles was at hand. 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. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath
said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Why was He declaring this? Because every year at this Feast the Jews would be reciting Isaiah:
Is. 12:2–6 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song;
he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. And in that day
shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is
exalted. Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. Cry out and shout, thou
inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
Remember every time they said “salvation” they were calling upon His Name “Yeshua” which is
the Hebrew translation and there He is, the Holy one of Israel, in their midst! And they are declaring with joy they
are drawing water from the wells of Yeshua!!
Did you know the Father even picked the happy birthday songs to be sung over a thousand years before Yeshua’s birth and
even had Israel practice them as a dress rehearsal every year unbeknownst to them!
Every year at this Feast they would sing Psalm 118 and look what we find there:
Ps 118:14,15 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is
in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
“Salvation” is Yeshua in Hebrew!!
We find in Luke 1:3,4 “It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first,
to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein
thou hast been instructed.”
Lk 1:5,8,9 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia:
And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course, According to the
custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
We find the course of Abijah was the 8th course:
1Chr 24:10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,
Since the religious year began the 1st day of the month Nisan (our April) and each course served one week the 8th course
would be the eighth week. That puts it into the first week of June.
Here we find:
Lk 1:10,11 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense. And there appeared unto him
an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
We see the first week of June is typically the Feast of Pentecost which is why the whole multitude was there!
Lk 1:23,24 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own
house. And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months,
He not only served His week but had to stay and serve another week for the feast of Pentecost when the multitudes
were there. We are now at the end of June when his wife conceives.
Lk 1:26,27 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a
virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
So Mary conceives in her 6th month which is the end of December, giving birth 9 months later at the end of September
where we find the Feast of Tabernacles!
There would be no shepherds in the fields at night during the winter rains and snow in the mountains. The reason there
was no room in the inn was because there were over 2.5 million Jews there from all nations to keep the Feast as God
required them. If you were going to conduct a census or tax people wouldn’t you do it right after the final harvest
when they have the money and they are all coming to one place? Or would you rather send tax collectors or census takers
out on camels in the middle of winter to roam the mountains in the snow hoping to find where they might have hidden
their assets after they’ve had 3 months to hide it?
So in conclusion: The first Fall Feast is Trumpets, when the tribulation begins. The second Fall Feast is Yom Kippur
when Israel as a nation realizes Yeshua is their Salvation and they declare, “Blessed is He who comes in the Name of
the Lord!” Then at the final harvest at the end is the Feast of Tabernacles when after Israel as a nation has repented
Yeshua returns to earth. His feet land on the Mt of Olives and now all nations must come up to Jerusalem and keep the
Feast of Tabernacles. Yeshua then begins His reign on this very day planned out as a Divine Appointment from the
beginning of the ages!