Today (September 27, 2015) the Feast of Tabernacles begins.
The seventh (and final) feast given to Israel is called Sukkot (סכות) or the "Feast of Tabernacles."
During this time, many Jewish families construct a Sukkah (סכה), a small hastily built hut in which meals are eaten throughout the festival. The Sukkah is used to remember the huts [plural: sukkot] Israel lived in during their 40 years of sojourn in the desert after the Exodus from Egypt.
During that time, the people could see the Presence of God dwelling in their midst, all their needs were taken care of, neither their shoes nor their clothes wore out, and they had righteous judges in the persons of Moses and the judges.
The Feast of Tabernacles is one of the festivals listed in Leviticus 23. Besides 'Feast of Tabernacles', the festival goes by a number of names - Feast of Booths, Sukkot (Hebrew for 'booths'), Feast of the Nations, and of course The Season of Our Joy!
The festival also looks forward to the 1000-year Messianic Kingdom when Yeshua will be dwelling in and ruling from Jerusalem. It will be a time when all the nations learn of the great things that happen when people follow the ways of the God of Israel. As a consequence, shalom (peace) will spread out from the Great City and eventually encompass the whole world.
God's people are called to observe the festivals each year. By doing so, you learn that God's festivals teach of the joy of walking in His ways and His plan of salvation for all mankind through Messiah Yeshua.
"But Yeshua the Messiah came as a High Priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect TABERNACLE, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation." (Hebrews 9:11)
We would like to wish you and your family a year of Harvest, Blessings and Happy Sukkot (The Feast Of Tabernacles)!!!