The prophetic picture of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles)

Sukkah in the desert in Israel (Photo: Zachi Dvira Pikiwiki Israel)

We are now in the time of Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles. Sukkot is a wonderful time of rejoicing before the LORD. We read of how Yeshua was in the area of the Temple during Sukkot in John 7:37. The Jewish custom is that on the last day of Sukkot water, which is usually in short supply by the end of the long dry summer season, is poured out as a prophetic sign of the rains that are hopefully about to come. The key point of the passage is that Yeshua is the living water.

We often hear today that the LORD is about to raise up the Tabernacle of David. It seems that the people who make that statement think that the word tabernacle describes is a very majestic thing, however, the word tabernacle is the translation of the Hebrew word sukkah, which was meant to be a simple booth, or temporary dwelling, or a flimsy shack.

We believe that Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles is a prophetic picture or foreshadow of the 1000 year millenium reign of Yeshua in Jerusalem, which leads to the new Heavens and Earth, when those who “pass the test” will dwell in the New Jerusalem with YHVH and Yeshua forever.

We should also have the attitude that this tent we live in now (our body) is also a temporary dwelling and that if we run the race that is set before us, we will receive new and eternal bodies, which do not age, get diseases or dies.

Therefore let us live our lives with that perspective in mind, which means we need to give the eternal priority over the now.

And let us rejoice with the Jewish people this Sukkot