Feast of Tabernacles

10/10/2009
We began our keeping of the Feast of Tabernacles this week. It is during this festival that we think Jesus-Yeshua may have been born. If you want to know more about the birth of our Savior, I recommend:

When Was Jesus Born? ~ a wonderful audio that answers the following questions:
"Have you ever wondered when Jesus was really born? Was he really born on Christmas day? This teaching starts off by first finding out if it really matters at all when the Messiah was born and whether or not the Father cares when and how we worship Him. From there, we will take a walk through the scriptures to see if we can determine exactly the month, day and year of the birth of our Savior."
The 1st day and 8th day of this feast are holy days that are set apart for worship and fellowship.

During the Feast, a tabernacle or temporary dwelling, called a sukkah in Hebrew, or booth is built to remind us of our ancestors who dwelt in booths (tents) in the wilderness. So,  for fun we made edible sukkahs with butter cookies, wafer cookies, and homemade frosting.



We each built our own and then we had hot chocolate or a glass of milk to go with and read together about the Feast in the Bible. 

We enjoyed the next day by baking challah bread and cinnamon rolls, reading the Scriptures and then we had a couple families over for fellowship.

We also worked in our Grapevine Biblical Feasts and Holy Days notebook and completed the lesson for the Feast of Tabernacles.








Highlights from the study:
  • The Feast of Tabernacles is to be observed from the 15th to the 21st of the 7th Biblical month, plus an Eighth Day. (Lev. 23:33-44)
  • Throughout the Feast, offerings were made to the Father. (Numbers 29:12-40)
  • All males were required to appear before the Lord as it was a time of giving thanks and remembering God's blessings. (Deut. 16:13-17)
  • The law was to be read to all the people on this feast every 7 years. (Deut. 31:9-13)
  • The exiles of Judah celebrated the FOT when they returned from their captivity in Babylon. (Ezra 31:1-4)
  • Ezra read the law as commanded and they celebrated the feast with joy. (Nehemiah 8:13-18)
  • Jesus-Yeshua kept this feast and taught in the temple during the Feast. (John 7:1-14)
  • That God's (YHWH's) desire to dwell/tabernacle among His people is found all throughout Scripture and one day He will return to tabernacle with His people forever.
This is our 4th year remembering the feast, and each year we learn more about our Savior. :) 

If you want to learn more, I reccommend:

Sukkot and Shemini Aretz (The Feast of Tabernacles and the Eighth Day)
Truth or Tradition (Do not listen to this if you do not want to know the truth)

9 comments:

Wholesome Learning said...

That is so cute- the cookie sukkah- yum fun!

Tovah said...

Tabernacle Shalom!
For the past 5 years or so, we have been making gingerbread Sukkahs during Tabernacles. The children look forward to it all year.

Beth

Kathy said...

Sounds wonderful Michelle. I wish I could figure out how to fit in all the things we love to study and learn about!

Tara said...

Cute sukkah cookies! That's a sad deal about the cake. :-( I'm ready to get some pumpkins to make pumpkin pie. I always freeze several bags of pumpkin pulp so that we'll get plenty of pies out of the deal. I just got back from the FOT and 8th Day today. It was great, and I got a nice break, too...but, it's nice to be home.

Andi said...

Thanks for linking to me! What a great way to celebrate Yah's Feasts....

Ginnie said...

great Sukkah cookies! :-)

Miss Jocelyn Tzahala said...

That is so cute!

Cote Family said...

We just arrived home last week and I have been wondering how you are doing. So fun to see what you are up to. We made these when our older kids were young. Can't wait to do it again with the younger one(s)...

Amanda said...

I found your site as I was looking through the nominees of this year's blog awards. I am so blessed to know that there are other families out there who are seeking the Truth when it comes to Jesus' birth! Sometimes we feel we are the only ones! :) God bless you!

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