The Feast of Tabernacles is the final feast of the seven annual feasts. It is celebrated from the 15th to the 22nd of the seventh month by the sacred year (Leviticus 23:34-36). After Moses had come down from Mount Sinai the second time with the Ten Commandments, the Israelites received instructions about the building of the tabernacle. Then, those who were willing brought various kinds of materials for 7 days, beginning on the 15th of the 7th month. (Exodus 34:27-35; 35:4-29; 36:5-7).
To commemorate this work of building the tabernacle, God appointed the Feast of Tabernacles and commanded the Israelites to celebrate it for generations to come. The Israelites kept this feast by making tents using materials such as palm fronds, myrtle trees, and willows. They lived in these booths for seven days with great joy (Nehemiah 8:9-18; Leviticus 23:39-43; Deuteronomy 16:11-15; Zechariah 14:15-18).
In the Bible, “materials for the temple” represent the holy saints (Revelation 3:12), and “wood” represents people (Jeremiah 5:14). Both the gathering of materials to construct the tabernacle and the collecting of wood to make booths represent the gathering of the 144,000 saints (represented as the “wood” and “the materials for the temple”). We should take part in the work of gathering the saints, just as the Israelites gathered the material for the tabernacle. To do this, we have to preach.In order to preach, we need the Holy Spirit from God. How can we receive it?
Plagues will be brought upon them. On the other hand, God promised to give the Holy Spirit to those who keep the Feast of Tabernacles. Jesus mentioned clearly about this when He kept the feast (John 7:2).
The Feast of Tabernacles is the blessed day when God gives us the power of the Holy Spirit so that we can gather the 144,000 saints, the materials of the heavenly Jerusalem temple. No one can receive the Holy Spirit unless he keeps the Feast of Tabernacles.