The Fall Feasts are a time of reflection and celebration. They are specific moeds (appointed times) for all Believers to experience God in a richer and more fulfilling way. The climactic conclusion to the Fall Feasts this year is Sukkot 5780/2019.
Sukkot is a celebration of God's provision—for what is happening both in the present and that which is to come in the future. When you begin to understand the significance of observing Sukkot 5780/2019, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, you develop insight into a rich history that foreshadows biblical prophecy.
We encourage you to pull up a seat at the Father’s table this Sukkot 5780/2019 and experience a celebration of God’s provision in a new and profound way.
What Are the Fall Feasts?
The biblical Fall Feasts begin with Rosh Hashanah, one of the High Holy Days that is also known as the Feast of Trumpets. It begins on the first day of the month of Tishrei on the Hebrew lunar calendar and is referred to as the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is a time of blowing the shofar, repenting, and coming into alignment with God for the year ahead.
With Rosh Hashanah begins the 10 Days of Awe. This is a somber period to reflect on times at which you have not been in alignment with God’s anointing. This is a time of sincere repentance. The Days of Awe conclude on Yom Kippur (the 10th day of Tishrei), another High Holy Day.
Yom Kippur is known as the Day of Atonement. On this day, the high priest would enter the Holy of Holies and offer an atoning sacrifice for the sins of all the Israelites. The high priest would wash and cleanse them for the previous year’s sin, which would restore hope for the year to come.
The Fall Feast season then concludes with Sukkot—a 7-day celebration that begins at sunset prior to the 15th day of Tishrei and ends at sunset on the 21st day of Tishrei. Sukkot serves as a reminder of the Lord’s faithfulness. This ignites a celebration of God’s provision that is alive and active in our lives as Believers.
How Sukkot Was Observed in Ancient Israel
Before the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD, there were three common rituals that would accompany the Sukkot celebration:
- A water-drawing celebration—Water was drawn from the Siloam in Jerusalem every day of Sukkot, then brought to the Temple. There, the high priests would make a libation of the water and wine during the Nisuch ha-Mayim (the pouring of water).
- The Illumination of the Temple—Great candelabra pillars were erected and lit during the Illumination of the Temple ceremony. Because the Temple stood atop a hill, the blazing candles lit up the city below, creating a glorious blaze.
- The building of the Sukkah—A sukkah is a temporary dwelling made of natural materials meant to represent the temporary structures both for living and for worship. “Booths” were for dwelling, and “tabernacles” were for worship.
What Does Sukkot 5780/2019 Represent for Israel?
During the 7-day period of Sukkot 5780/2019, Jewish people around the world will construct temporary dwellings as a celebration of God’s provision. These dwellings serve as a visual and physical reminder to depend on Him fully.
Many will follow the instruction of God by constructing and waving the lulav,which is made up of 4 types of branches and believed to be a conduit of God’s peace, provision, and presence.
“And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.”—Leviticus 23:40
Sukkot still serves as a celebration of God’s provision for the Jewish people. They take this time to remember His faithfulness in providing freedom from bondage and slavery and in meeting all of their needs during their time in the desert.
It is still relevant to our faith today. Come and partake in a celebration of God’s provision during this appointed time on His calendar. Look forward to a season of restoration!
Sukkot 5780/2019 Promises for Believers
Just as generations of Israelites use the Festival of Sukkot to remember their ancestors who were brought through the desert wilderness and to celebrate God’s provision of…
- A permanent, promised homeland
… followers of Yeshua have the same promise of provision through the Messiah.
Yeshua reminds those who believe in Him that…
1. He is living water. “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.’”—John 7:37
2. He is the light. “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.’”—John 8:12
3. He is the way back home. “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”—John 14:6
Let the words of the Messiah bring the hope of restoration to you during the Fall Feasts. It is an appointed time set aside for Believers to reflect on the temporary status of their living conditions.
Just as our Jewish brothers understand a sukkah is a temporary dwelling that does not provide all the comforts of home, followers of Christ recognize this earth is not home. The Feast of Tabernacles is an annual reminder that all Believers are seeking their promised homeland.
“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland.”—Hebrews 11:13-14
The Prophetic Symbolism of Sukkot 5780/2019
Sukkot 5780/2019 symbolizes the restoration process—the restoration of the Promised Land and Jerusalem—and the return and reign of Yeshua.
“Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.”—Revelation 20:6
Therefore, Sukkot 5780/2019 is a time of celebration of God’s provision and all that He will do in the year to come, as we get closer and closer to Christ’s return. It is a time for Jews and Gentiles alike to immerse themselves in the truth of God’s promises.
Make no mistake—prophetic fulfillment is taking place right before your eyes!
“I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; they shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them; they shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them.”—Amos 9:14
Prepare and Declare Your Place at God’s Table
God’s plan for mankind involves restoration, and Sukkot 5780/2019 symbolizes a part of that restoration process. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with God during this moed so you may participate in the celebration of God’s provision and promises for the year to come.
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