In Genesis we see that Adam and Eve were created and placed under the Sukkah, or Canopy of the the sky. Under Yahuah’s covering, his wing if you will.
Abraham was a priest and king who was also a dweller in booths. He was under the covering of the sky and living in tents. He was not bound to the constraints of the world. He was free to go where the Father told him to go.
The Bride has come, He has stood at the door and knocked, the Bride has invited him in and shared a meal with Him to seal the deal. (Passover) The Groom has returned to His fathers house to prepare a room for his Bride. He is awaiting His father to say “It’s time, go get the Bride!” This day as not happened. Sukkot is a dress rehearsal for us. It helps us remember that we are under His cover and protection. That we don’t need to rely on our own hands but be ready for his return at his perfect timing.
May you and I be found prepared with oil and clothed in the right garments.
See Matthew 22.
Succoth as a place
17 But Jacob moved on to Succoth, where he built a house for himself and made shelters for his livestock. That is why the place is named Succoth [Shelters].Genesis 33:17
Succoth as a Holiday
33 Yahweh spoke to Moses, 34 “Tell the Israelites: The fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Booths to Yahweh. It will last seven days. 35 On the first day there will be a holy assembly. Don’t do any regular work. 36 For seven consecutive days bring a sacrifice by fire to Yahweh. On the eighth day there will be a holy assembly. Bring Yahweh a sacrifice by fire. This is the last festival of the year. Don’t do any regular work.Leviticus 23:33-36
The Father’s Shelter
I have asked one thing from Yahweh.
This I will seek:
to remain in Yahweh’s house all the days of my life
in order to gaze at Yahweh’s beauty
and to search for an answer in his temple.
5 He hides me in his shelter when there is trouble.
He keeps me hidden in his tent.
He sets me high on a rock.
6 Now my head will be raised above my enemies who surround me.
I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy in his tent.
I will sing and make music to praise Yahweh.Psalms 27:4-6
Under His Wings
4. I would like to be a guest in your tent forever
and to take refuge under the protection of your wings. SelahPsalms 61:4
Restoration of the Tent
11. On that day I will set up David’s fallen tent.
I will repair the holes in it.
I will restore its ruined places.
I will rebuild them as they were a long time ago.Amos 9:11
Yeshua is the Banner, the Covering
10 At that time the root of Jesse will stand as a banner
for the people to gather around.
The nations will come to him.
His resting place will be glorious.
11 At that time Adonay will use his power againIsaiah 11:10-12
to recover what remains of his people
in Assyria, Upper and Lower Egypt,
Sudan, Elam, Babylonia, Hamath,
and the islands of the sea.
12 He will raise a banner for the nations to gather around.
He will gather the outcasts of Israel
and bring together the scattered people of Judah
from the four corners of the earth.
The Forgotten Holiday
13 On the second day the leaders of the families of all the people, including the priests and the Levites, met with Ezra the scribe to study the words of God’s Teachings. 14 They found written in the Teachings that Yahweh had given an order through Moses that the people of Israel should live in booths during a festival in the seventh month. 15 They should announce this command and send this message throughout all their cities and Jerusalem: “Go to the mountains, and get branches—olive and wild olive, myrtle, palm, and other thick-leaved branches—to make booths as it is written.”
16 So the people went to get branches to make booths for themselves. Some made booths on their roofs, others in their courtyards, in the courtyards of Elohim’s temple, in the open area by Water Gate, or in the open area at Ephraim Gate.
17 The whole assembly that had come back from exile made booths and lived in them. From the time of Jeshua (son of Nun) to that day, the people of Israel had not done this. There was a big, joyful celebration. 18 Day by day, from the first day of the festival to the last day, Ezra continued to read from the Book of Elohim’s Teachings. The people celebrated the festival for seven days, and on the eighth day, they had a closing festival assembly in accordance with the regulations.
We are finding it for the first time, just like the Days of Hezekiah
The Like in the days of Hezekiah we are once again discovering that we should be doing this. All around the world people are waking up to this reality.
We will all do this in the future. See the following scripture.
16 Everyone who is left from all the nations that attacked Jerusalem will come every year to worship the Melek, Yahweh Tsebaoth, and to celebrate the Festival of Booths. 17 If any of the families on the earth won’t go to Jerusalem to worship the Melek, Yahweh Tsebaoth, then rain won’t fall on them. 18 If the people of Egypt won’t go or enter Jerusalem, then rain won’t fall on them. The plague Yahweh uses to strike the nations will affect those who won’t come to celebrate the Festival of Booths. 19 This will be the punishment for Egypt’s sin and for the sin of all the nations that won’t go to celebrate the Festival of Booths.Zechariah 14:16-19
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