Why should Christians celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles?

Jesus Christ celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles, even at great risk to His life. What does this festival mean for Christians today?


After the Day of Atonement, the next festival is the Feast of Tabernacles, which lasts for seven days. Immediately following this festival is the final, one-day festival we call the eighth day . These two festivals combined last for eight consecutive days (Leviticus:23:33-39) and picture the final steps in God's master plan to bring all of humanity into His eternal family.

The Feast of Tabernacles is also known as the Feast of Ingathering (Leviticus:23:34; Exodus:23:16) and is called Sukkoth by the Jews today. This festival pictures the 1,000-year rule of Jesus Christ on this earth, known as the Millennium (Revelation:20:4-6). This follows after the binding of Satan pictured by the Holy Day of Atonement (Revelation:20:1-3).

Christ will set up the Kingdom of God following His return to the earth. Isaiah describes this future period as a time of peace when God's law will go forth to all nations from Jerusalem (Isaiah:2:2-4). The fierce nature of some animals will change (Isaiah:11:6; 65:25), the earth will become highly productive (Isaiah:35:1), and, most important, "the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah:11:9). With Satan's evil influence removed, all of humanity will at last learn God's ways.

This perfect environment will be designed to offer all people the opportunity to repent of their sins and come to God the Father through Jesus Christ. The Bible shows that Jesus attended this important festival even when His life was threatened (John:7:2-14, 25).

This seven-day festival is followed by another, final festival called the eighth day .

For more information, please read our booklet God's Holy Day Plan: The Promise of Hope for All Mankind.


rosenberg's picture

The most important reason Christians should celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles is found in Zechariah 14: 16-20

Read it and pass it on!!!


Godrules06's picture

Thank you MR. Rosenberg that is a wonderful answer! I am a messianic beleiver and forgot about this scripture.


Godrules06's picture

Thank you what a great answer.

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