Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Feast of Booths!

Our family is learning about the Biblical Feasts! Our journey began last year around December and is moving forward during our school year with our My Father's World Creation to the Greeks studies. 

There is a lot to research! We have been blessed with meeting a few families and learning about the feasts from them. We have also been researching articles on the web, reading Celebrating Biblical Feasts, and going to the Bible for answers.

This is our first year celebrating The Feast of Booths (aka Sukkot) and we are enjoying so much what we are learning and why it is significant for today's Christians to keep this feast.

Here is our Sukkah (our booth).

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One reason to stay in a booth (or tent) is to be reminded about the Exodus- how God delivered 

the Israelites and about His protection and provision. God is faithful and powerful! Another reason is to remind us about how this is life as we know it is the temporary home for Christ followers and that our true home will be with Jesus when he returns! There is such purpose in keeping this feast and I love it! This is truly something to celebrate! I love the reminders and knowing that other believers around the world are celebrating together as we look forward to when Christ returns!

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At first, I was sad because we couldn't travel anywhere for this feast. Many, many believers are going somewhere! But we learned that it isn't necessary to!

"So the people went out... and made booths for themselves, each on his roof, and in their court... And there was great rejoicing" Neh. 8:16-17

What We've Learned So Far:

1. It's an amazing time of remembrance!
2. It's a wonderful time for fellowship and to reflect with each other on how Awesome God is!
3. Staying in a Sukkah can be rough with little, little kids! (It's something to ponder about when it comes to the Israelite parents!)
4. It gets chilly out at night- and we don't live in the desert! 
5. It's extra exciting and special to meet as a family in our Sukkah to eat and to sleep! 

Is your family celebrating The Feast of Booths? What is your experience like? I'd love to read about it so please leave a comment. 

Or if you have a blog post about how your family is celebrating Sukkot, link up! 



  1. Heather, did something in MFW prompt you to start looking at the Biblical Feasts? We are learning about them, as well.

    1. Hi Tracey,
      I'll try to keep this reply short. :)

      When I was round 9 years old, my parents looked into the pagan origins of the modern church traditions. We read Scripture that touched on the heart of the matter and decided as a family unit to no longer celebrate them. BUT, we didn't understand about Yahweh/God's Feasts pertaining to us today... we didn't know what we were missing!

      Life kept happening and we were learning more and more about the Greek mindset vs. the Hebrew mindset over the years. Our eyes were being opened to more of Scripture and we were gaining more understanding as we continued to learn how to study in context (word studies helped a great deal, too).

      Fast forward... about 5 years ago we were introduced to Yahweh's Feasts... doing Bible things in Bible ways. So many things came together around the same time for us: Yahweh blessed us with friends who celebrated them and they helped us to learn; we were reading the "Celebrating Biblical Feasts in Your Home and Church" book recommended by MFW; we were learning more about the Bible Roots of the Christian faith vs. common misunderstandings being taught from Scripture and man-made traditions rooted in pagan origins found in the modern church today.

      The biggest blessing is understanding how to walk in obedience to Yahweh because we love Him. His Feasts are so prophetic... shadows of things to come. It amazes to me still that the modern holiday traditions will all be gone and in the Millennium people will travel up to Jerusalem to celebrate Sukkot! "And it shall come to pass, that everyone that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles." Zechariah 14:16 KJV

      It's equally exciting to learn and understand that Yahweh, our Creator, has His own calendar and that it's Prophetic! :) There is so much joy in Truth!

      El Shaddi Ministries, Passion for Truth Ministries, and 119 Ministries have some helpful studies on this topic.

      Blessings to you as you seek Truth and search with all of your heart!