Yeshua was born on the Feast of Succoth, the greatest of the 7 Feasts of the LORD, on the 15th day of the seventh month, on the first day of the seven days of Succoth, on God’s Feast Day for Joy and Rejoicing!
Christmas is celebrated by millions of Christians as Yeshua’s Birthday. But it is time to Celebrate the real Truth! Yeshua was born on the 7th biblical Feast, the Feast of Succoth, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles.
Since Yeshua’s conception was nine months prior to His birthday on Succoth, did God also prophesy in His Word the exact day of His conception? Yes!
We can find this in Haggai 2:18, “Consider now from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of the LORD’s Temple was laid, consider it. 2:19 … But from this day I will bless you.”
The great Miracle of Yeshua’s Conception happened in the womb of the virgin Miriam late in the winter month of Kislev. Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign, ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanu El (God with us).’”
What did Yeshua accomplish for us when He was born onto the earth from the womb of virgin Miriam? Yeshua restored to mankind who we are as true sons of God, our lost identity as God’s children was then restored to us. Luke 3:38 “Adam, son of God.” With Yeshua’s death, He then purchased our lost sonship!
What is stopping us from Celebrating Yeshua’s Birthday? It is because not all Messianic and Church scholars and leaders are in agreement about Yeshua’s true Birthday being the Feast of Succoth. There are a few other opinions. Yes, there may be different opinions, but Succoth is Yeshua’s true Birthday! Yeshua wants His true Birthday to be Celebrated!
Before we look at 13 different points of proofs of Yeshua’s true Birthday being on Succoth, let’s first address the three major objections, with the proofs given to me by the Holy Spirit for why each of these three objections is incorrect …
A) All the men of Israel were commanded by God in the Torah that during the three major Feasts of the LORD, Passover, Shavuot, and Succoth, they had to come to the place where God would place His name, which later became the Temple in Jerusalem. And this was especially true during the seven days of the Feast of Succoth.
So how was it possible then for Joseph to have not violated the Torah, since Joseph was in Bethlehem and not in Jerusalem for those seven days of Succoth with His betrothed wife Miriam and her new born baby Yeshua. The answer: Joseph was truly in the Place where God had placed His name; he was there in the Presence of the Son of God, in the baby Yeshua, the very Temple where God had chosen to place His Holy name, those seven days of Succoth.
B) Addressing the second major argument against Yeshua’s Birthday being on Succoth: a book by a friend, a leading Messianic rabbi, states that Yeshua was born in the spring the 1st day of the first month, on which the 14th day of that month is Passover.
Yeshua could not have been born on the 1st day of the first month, the month of Passover, as has been taught, and as many have believed. For if this were true, then His cousin Yochanan (John), who was born six months earlier, would have been born during the time of the fall feasts. And therefore he would have begun his ministry thirty years later during the fall feasts as God’s prophet, out at the Jordan river.
The major problem with this theory is what that would mean. For how was it possible for all of Israel to go out to Yochanan at the Jordan River, and be baptized by him during those cold and rainy winter months in Israel, from October to March? Can’t you see them going into that cold Jordan for baptism?
Also remember how Yochanan was dressed, wearing his summer’s best camel’s hair robes.
C) The third theory is that Yeshua was born on the eve of the Feast of Chanukkah, on the 24th of the month of Kislev.
Yeshua could not have been born during that time of Chanukah either, in December (the 24th of the 9th Hebrew month of Kislev), during the winter as has been taught. For at that time the shepherds would not have been out in the fields of Bethlehem watching over and protecting their flocks of sheep and baby lambs by night. Also in Haggai 2:18, the 24th of the ninth month falls on the eve of Chanukkah every year. This is around Christmas time, when so many Christians have celebrated the Lord’s birthday.
I believe the reason Christmas time is so very special worldwide is because this was the time when the great miracle of Yeshua’s conception in the virgin Miriam had actually happened on the earth!
But historically Chanukkah was when the Maccabees an Aaronic priest family, threw out the Zadokite high priest and the rest of the Zadokite priesthood from the Jerusalem Temple, thus corrupting all the Temple sacrifices for the next 165 years, in violation to the Word of God, found in Ezekiel 43:18,19 & 44:15,16.
Now that we have ruled out the three main objections against this Truth of Yeshua being born on Succoth, let’s focus on the 13 points of proof, showing that Yeshua was indeed born on Succoth.
Yeshua came to earth for God things on God days!
1) “Behold, I bring you Good News of Great Joy, which shall be to all people.” (Luke 2:10)
Succoth is the main feast where we are commanded to Rejoice. “… and you shall rejoice for seven days before the LORD your God.” see Leviticus 23:40 and Deuteronomy 16:14 Succoth is also known as the Feast of Joy, the Feast of Rejoicing!
Yeshua was born on the Greatest of the LORD’s 7 Feast Days! That specific Day would be a God Sign, for it had to be held both on a Feast Day of the LORD and also a Day of Great Joy! That Day could only be the Feast of Succoth!
2) Yeshua was born on a very specific Day,
(Luke 2:11), “Today, in the city of David, there has been born to you a Savior, who is Messiah (Yeshua), the Lord!” Succoth is the Greatest of all the seven Feast Days of God, in Leviticus 23.
Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of Time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 4:5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. 2:8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 2:9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the Glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 2:10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you Good News of Great Joy which will be to all people. 2:11 For there is born to you this Day in the city of David a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord. 2:12 And this will be the sign to you, you will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly host praising God saying, 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth Peace, goodwill toward men!”
3) The reason why there was no room in the inn in Bethlehem was because all of Israel was traveling to get to Jerusalem, to keep the Feast of Succoth, and the roads were very crowded with travelers.
4) On the second night of the Feast of Succoth in Jerusalem, the special annual candlestick lighting ceremony of illuminating the Jerusalem Temple would begin. Four 75 foot golden candlesticks were set up in ‘the court of the women’, each having four golden bowls at their top, each containing over seven gallons of oil. The priests would use their worn-out priest swaddling under garments for the candle wicks in these giant candlesticks for the nightly ceremonies. The light from this special candle lighting ceremony was so great, that it could be seen all over Jerusalem.
So while this great light show was going on to light up the Temple five miles north in Jerusalem, God was putting on His own great Light show in the heavens over the shepherds who were in the fields of Bethlehem that night, to give Glory to Yeshua, His only begotten Son, the Light of the world, (John 8:12) who truly was born on that first day of Succoth in a most humble succah, in a manger in Bethlehem.
5) and 6) “And this will be the sign to you, you shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger (a stahl, a crib, or a succah).” One major belief is that swaddling clothes were the Aaronic priests linen undergarments. But whose swaddling clothes was baby Yeshua wrapped in? They could only have been those from His own family, His close relative, His priest uncle Zechariah, who was really the mystery Zadok high priest of Aaron. Yeshua was wrapped in the swaddling clothes of the Aaronic Zadokite high priest!
Swaddling clothes was also believed to have been what the legs of the baby lambs were wrapped in to protect them from injury, especially those baby lambs which were chosen for temple sacrifice on the feast days. ‘The Temple’, a book by Alfred Edersheim.
6) A succah was baby Yeshua’s dwelling place for those seven days in Bethlehem just after His birth; Bethlehem is only five miles south of Jerusalem.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Succoth (Tabernacles), for seven days to the LORD.’ “You shall dwell in booths (English word for ‘succahs’ in Hebrew) for seven days; all that are native Israelites shall dwell in booths (succahs); that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in succahs when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 23:33-43
7) The prophesy of Yeshua’s conception on the 24th of the ninth month … when the foundation of the LORD’s Temple was laid, (Haggai 2:18) was nine months prior to His Birthday on the Feast of Succoth.
The 24th day of the ninth month happens every year around a most special time of year, Christmas time. Why is this so important? Because this was the same time that the greatest miracle of all happened on earth, the Son God, Yeshua came into the womb of virgin Miriam at His conception. That’s why this time of year (Christmas time) is always so special.
This date is also on the eve of Chanukkah. But the feast of Chanukkah was also when the Maccabees kicked out the Zadok high priest and the all the other Zadokite priests from the Jerusalem Temple, around 165 B.C., corrupting all the Temple practices of the Aaronic priesthood for the next 165 years.
8) The two greatest Feast Days of the LORD will be celebrated during the Millennial Reign of Yeshua, the days of Succoth and Passover. Succoth was when Yeshua was born from the virgin, and Passover was when Yeshua died for us on the Cross for all of our sins, giving His life to redeem the sins of mankind and also the sins of the earth. See Ezekiel 45:21, 25
9) The Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us. John 1:14
10) By studying the priest division or order of priest Zechariah, who was of Abijah, the 8th order of 24 divisions of the Aaronic priesthood, listed in 1st Chronicles 24 (and also in Luke 1:5), if Zechariah was serving in the Jerusalem Temple in the first obligatory time, then it is easy to prove that his son Yochanan would be born at the time of Passover. Therefore, since these two cousins were six months apart, Yeshua would then be born at Succoth.
11) Miriam would soon birth her Son Yeshua. The Spiritual Temple of God, Yeshua, the Son of God, was about to be birthed on to the earth.
On what biblical Feast was the first physical Temple of God, the Temple that king Solomon, David’s son, built in Jerusalem? When was it finished, fully completed, and then also dedicated to God with the Ark of the Covenant, the Presence of God, placed inside of it?
The Answer: Succoth; on the Feast of Tabernacles!
Thus Solomon finished the House of the LORD…’ [2nd Chronicles 5:1,3,12-14; 7:8,11; 1st Kings 8:10, 65, 66]
12) God will Pour out His Spirit on all flesh … that’s what Yeshua announced in Jerusalem about the Living Waters, almost 2000 years ago, on the last day of that great day of the Feast of Succoth.
On the last day, that great day of the Feast, Yeshua stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of Living Water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Yeshua was not yet glorified … John 7:37-39
13) Succoth is also when the Marriage Supper of the Lamb will be held in Jerusalem, after Yeshua returns from Heaven with His Bride. And Succoth will be Celebrated each year, and for 1000 years! This Celebration will be held every year on Yeshua’s Birthday! Zechariah 14:16 ‘And it shall come to pass that everyone who 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 (our King and Great High Priest Yeshua), and keep the Feast of Succoth, the Feast of Tabernacles.’ Succoth will be the time of the fulfillment of God’s Word to Abram: “In you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” Genesis 12:3.
Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain (Zion) the LORD of hosts will make for all people a feast of choice pieces, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of well-refined wines on the lees. 25:7 And He will destroy on this Mountain the surface of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations. 25:8 He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces; the rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; for the LORD has spoken. 25:9 And it will be said in that Day, Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for Him; we will be glad and Rejoice in His Salvation.” 25:10 For on this Mountain (Zion, in Jerusalem) the Hand of the LORD will rest …
Yeshua has placed all these Truths in His Word.
“You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free!” John 8:32
John 18:37 “Are You a king then?” Yeshua answered, “You say rightly that I am a King. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the Truth!”
Yeshua was asked by His disciples about the End Times, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the Age?” Yeshua answered and said to them, “Take heed that no one deceives you!” Matthew 24:3, 4
Yeshua came to earth not only to save and forgive us, but also to restore the Truths from God’s Word of all that He is, and all that He has accomplished for us by His death and Resurrection. He came to restore God’s image and likeness back into mankind. We have failed to honor our Messiah, Savior, and Lord Yeshua, by not celebrating His true Birthday, proven from the Scriptures, the Feast of Succoth!
Succoth is Yeshua’s seven day Birthday Party!
It’s Time to Celebrate Yeshua’s True Birthday, on the Greatest Biblical Feast of all, Succoth!
Happy Birthday, Yeshua!