This year my church has decided to celebrate all the Jewish Festivals and today is the Feast of Tabernacles. Our pastor has studied the different signs of the times and found the recent red moons (two in 2014 and two in 2015) fall on significant Jewish festivals like today’s Feast of Tabernacles. This morning you could see a red moon at 3:30 a.m. on the Pacific Coast. There is so much significance to these signs that pastor Ray has written a whole book about it called the Holy Land Keys.
The Hebrew name for the Feast of Tabernacles is Sukkot. According to the website hebrew4christians.com, the event is to celebrate the time Israel lived in huts while living in the desert for 40 years after leaving Egypt. It goes on to say that after Israel moved into the promised land Sukkot was like a Fall Festival. It is a time to celebrate and rejoice in God’s blessings and provisions for our lives.
It is also a time for restoration, according to ucg.org. The site maintains that “The Feast of Tabernacles symbolizes the restoration process, which will start with the return of Jesus Christ, pictured by the Feast of Trumpets, and the banishment of Satan, depicted by the Day of Atonement. Once these events have taken place, as represented by the previous Holy Days, the foundation is in place for the restoration of the creation to peace and harmony with God.”
I have found it interesting that as our church body celebrates these events my own walk has aligned with them. Last Saturday on Yom Kippur I naturally rested all day only realizing later that it was meant to be a day of rest. Then, today I changed my internet service provider and had them install a wireless device someone had given me which was aptly named Paradise. I kept the name. It seems like just the right fit to start celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles. Now, whenever I choose my wireless service I can remember that God does promise us Paradise.