"Symbolisms Underlying the Feast of Tabernacles

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Jesus fulfills the symbolism underlying the Feast of Tabernacles” The feast of the tabernacles is known as the fall festival, celebrating the abundance harvest of God’s bountiful blessing (Leviticus 23-24) Walker 2004. Christ fulfilled the symbolism of the great religious feast of the Jews. Passover was one of the three feasts a Jewish man was required to travel to Jerusalem to celebrate (Deuteronomy 16:16). This would explain the reason five thousand men and little to no children that were present. Passover may have been to provide the background stage and connect the Jesus’s Sermon on the Bread of Life. The Passover season was also one rich in the symbolism of the unleavened bread (Exodus 12:8-15) Towns 2002. God instituted the feast of ingathering as a special fall harvest for the ancient nation of Israel (Exodus 23:16; 34:22). The Israelites were instructed to bring a tenth of their harvest along with all firstborn animals of their herds and flocks to a specific location for celebration with other families by feasting and sharing their harvest with the needy and less fortunate (Deuteronomy 14:22-27) Walker 2004 Jesus kept the feast of the tabernacles (John 7:2-8, 34-40). Jews still observe this feast today it’s known as the “Sukkot” which derives its name from the Sukkah or temporary dwelling. Jesus tells us in (John 7:37-38) that he is the living water in combination as a reminder (John 8:12) 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.” We find our Lord declaring the significance that he is Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end. The seven feast of the Lord are “A shadow of the things to come,” and Jesus Christ came to make the ultimate fulfillment, that is soon at hand eternal life. In addition to this historical event, these holy days offer only
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