FEAST OF TABERNACLES 2017
Thank you so much for considering joining our TAP family during this special celebration. From September 29 through October 6th we'll be celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot). The first 3 days the TAP family will be gathering at the beautiful Odetah Camping Resort.
The Feast of Tabernacles, also called the Feast of Booths, Sukkot (Hebrew for booths), is a Season of Joy, is one of the three "pilgrimage" festivals listed in Leviticus 23, along with the Feast of Unleavened Bread (with Passover), and Sha'vuot (Greek: Pentecost), that believers in the first and second century continued to observe as part of the walking out of their faith in the Messiah Yeshua. This festival commences on the 15th day of the 7th month on the Biblical calendar and lasts for 7 days. It looks back to the "wanderings of Israel" before they entered the "promised land" and looks forward to the "8th Day", that is, the Kingdom of Yeshua, where we the desciples of our Master celebrate intimate relationship with our Creator.
Lev 23:39 ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you gather in the fruit of the land, observe the festival of יהוה for seven days. On the first day is a rest, and on the eighth day a rest.
This is what the prophet Isaiah spoke about where the people of all nations will learn how to walk out our Heavenly Father's instructions and experience the resulting blessings (Isaiah 2:3).
After the seven days, there is the final festival of the Biblical calendar year, one day long, called Sh'mini Atzeret, the 8th Day, that teaches us what life will be like in the era beyond our physical death at the moment of our resurrection, where we will experience the New Heavens and the New Earth (2 Peter 3:13).
But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
Concerning the Feast of Tabernacles, it is interesting that our Heavenly Father "commands" that when we gather, we are to rejoice! And when we do gather, there will be families, singles, kids, and adults, all rejoicing together. What a wonderful time for Celebration, Praise and Worship, Dancing, Blowing the Shofar, Fellowship, Breaking Bread, and Learning from different teachers about what Paul taught us in Colossians 2:17 when he said: "The Festivals, New Month, and Sabbaths contain a foreshadowing of things to come..." And this was 30 years after the resurrection!