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The word "Sukkot" means Tabernacles, it is to remember the time the Israelites spent in temporary dwellings while wandering in the desert.  These dwellings are called "sukkas" which are just temporary shelters made of wood and branches.

Sukkot is the feast which the Bible indicates all believers will celebrate (not just the Israelites, but every believer) when THE LORD is reigning from Jerusalem.

When I am invited to a party, I want to know if it is a wedding, birthday, or what the occasion is and of course what the dress code is and what happens during the party.  If we are all celebrating this important party (Sukkot) in the future, wouldn't you want to know what it is about?

Zechariah 14, indicates how we all are going to do "aliyah" (going up) to worship THE LORD; in the past some of the psalms were written as the worshippers were "making aliya" to mount Zion, including psalm 121 "I lift up my eyes to the hills...". Yes this psalm was one which was being chanted as the Israelites were going up and looking at the hills.

The Feast of Tabernacles is one which talks about the temporary dwelling just as we are in a temporary dwelling in our bodies and God Himself will dwell among us and we will be under His Sukkot forever.

It is believed by many scholars that Yeshua Ha Meshiach came as a baby during Sukkot;  the Roman empire often used the main feasts to do tax collection of census because the Romans knew that even those who were not obedient to the Roman regime would come to Jerusalem for the feasts. The word for stable in Hebrew is "Sukka"

God indeed dwelled among us and is preparing a Sukka for each one of us in heaven.

During this feast it was the custom to bring a "full tithe" to the temple - this offering was to support the temple for the whole year.  All the other offerings like for the firstborn son, cleansing, sin, etc, were extra but the "full tithe" was made once a year bringing a tenth of the whole blessings of that year, (Sukkot takes place at harvest time)

Sukkot lasts a week and every day the people around Jerusalem would bring a little of the whole offering until the last day which, being the most important, the people would bring the rest of the offering and then leave.  People would actually eat and sleep under the sukka and would pour water on the ground as they asked God to bless them for the following year with rain from heaven to get a good harvest.

This is the context in which Yeshua in John 7 says "if any one is thirsty come to me...". The whole chapter (John 7) takes on a new meaning when read in this context.  What Jesus is doing is declaring Himself God, for those who were asking God for water, Jesus says "come to me"

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