The Millennium Pictured by the Feast of Tabernacles

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Of the seven festivals, the highlight of each year is when God's people enjoy the seven-day Feast of Tabernacles that pictures the coming Millennium.

The Millennium Pictured by the Feast of Tabernacles
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The seven annual sacred festivals commanded in the Bible portray the great sequential events in God's master plan for mankind's salvation. They all are thoroughly explained in two important booklets that we offer free of charge: Holidays or Holy Days: Does It Matter Which Days We Observe? and God's Holy Day Plan: The Promise of Hope for All Mankind .

Of the seven festivals, the highlight of each year is when God's people enjoy the seven-day Feast of Tabernacles that pictures the coming Millennium.

"You shall observe the Feast of Tabernacles seven days...And you shall rejoice in your feast . . . Seven days you shall keep a sacred feast to the Lord" (Deuteronomy:16:13-15).

In Exodus:23:16 it is called "the Feast of Ingathering" because it celebrates each year's autumn harvest (in the northern hemisphere). More importantly, it celebrates the great spiritual harvest that will take place during the Millennium as millions upon millions of people come to understand God's truth and have the opportunity to receive His gift of salvation!

During the Millennium there will be great emphasis on keeping the Feast of Tabernacles and using that time to come to Jerusalem to worship: "And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles" (Zechariah:14:16).

Next is a description of "the punishment of all the nations that do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles" (verses 17-19). Christ will insist that everyone keeps this all-important Feast! It will be a wonderful time of learning as well as a joyful celebration. GN


duane's picture

I would like to see any references in the Bible that prove the F.O.Tabernacles pictures the Millennium. Thanks

Malachi 3_16-18

Malachi 3_16-18's picture

Duane, if you read the context of Zechariah:14:16-19 (the verses quoted in the article above), you will find evidence of the time setting referred to. The earlier verses in this chapter show the return of Jesus Christ to this earth, and the monumental battle that will take place before He finally conquers the nations and sets up His kingdom of peace on this earth.

The Feast of Tabernacles was and is observed to point to, and give us a foretaste of, the millennial period - the 1000-year period of peace, cooperation, and physical health and abundance (Isa:25:6-9; Rev:20:6) in addition to spiritual harmony and walking with our Creator (Isa:2:1-5).

People will still be keeping this and all God's Feast days in the Millennium (Isa:66:23). The difference is that what was once a prophecy/foretaste will actually be reality during this time.


Elizabeth9's picture

I love that! We are almost finished reading the OLd Testament together as a family and I wondered if the fulfillment of the Tabernacle was fulfilled in the millennial reign of Jesus and there we read it this morning in Zechariah. So cool! Thanks for the post.

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