Today, myself and 4 others travel to the Holy Land of Israel, for a week which is during the major time of the year. The Sukkot, Feast of Tabernacles, from the 4 th of October to the 11th of October 2017 . We actually go on the 5th and return on the 12th.
The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot, plural of “sukkah“ a hut,) takes place on the 15th of the Hebrew month Tishri. Jewish families construct a sukkah that is used to remember the Israelites lived in during their 40 year sojourn in the desert, after the exodus from Egypt.
Later after the People of Israel entered the Promised Land, Sukkot was associated with the fall harvest and hence is also known as the the Festival of In gathering, marking the end of the agricultural year.
It was a time of joyous celebration as the Israelites celebrated God’s continued provision for them in the current harvest and they remember His provision and protection during the 40 years in the wilderness.
Myself and my friend Glynn, split from the others when we got to Tel Aviv, they are going down to the desert in the Negev region for the weekend to do some filming as we head to the old town of Jaffa/Yaffa for the night, before heading up to Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee tomorrow. We will be staying for the staying for the weekend before we all converge on Jerusalem on Monday for the main event.
It is the largest Evangelical event in Israel. The popular Jerusalem March , that draws tens of thousands of pilgrims to Jerusalem at the Feast of Tabernacles. Events will include; teaching, worship, prayer, inspirational speakers and dynamic musical performances.
I thank God for the privilege and blessing to attend at this Holy Feast! One of God’s appointed times and I shall endeavour to share it with you as often as I can.