Israelis and Jews celebrate Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem

Israelis and Jews globally, this week, are celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles. It is called “Sukkot” in Hebrew. The gathering of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ), has seen thousands of Christians gathered for the first time in two years.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Feast was suspended. However, two years later, over 2,000 Christian pilgrims in about 70 countries were present to participate in the Feast.

In an interview with CBN News, the Vice President of ICEJ, David Parsons said, “The Feast of Tabernacles is a fall harvest feast on the biblical calendar that also has a prophetic purpose hidden within it and that is the second coming of the Lord. So, we are here celebrating every year in anticipation of the coming of Jesus here to Jerusalem and it’s always this glorious celebration of Christians, the Body of Christ from all over the world.”

The pilgrims were welcomed by a member of Israel’s parliament, Sharren Haskel. She also spoke about the spiritual symbolic meaning of the Feast.

She said, “The Jewish people throughout history didn’t have many friends. They had a few but not many. And to see thousands of people, Christian leaders and believers that are coming here to celebrate with us – people who are advocating for Israel – who are bringing that message that Israel is a light in the Middle East. How we bring those shared Judeo-Christian values of freedom and liberty and equality. And it’s important to me to show them that it’s not taken for granted.

“The prophet Zechariah spoke of a future time when all the nations would come to Jerusalem to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot. Look around you now. We are the living proof of the accuracy of the Bible and the truth of the Word of God.

“The prophecy speaks about bringing people from all around countries, from different religions and celebrating here in Jerusalem. You can feel it in the air. You can see those people, how important it is for them, and how important it is for us to fulfill it, to celebrate it.”

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