Sukkot: There is going to be a Wedding

biblical holidays Jul 17, 2023

I had mentor once tell me the whole of the Bible is a love story and God is asking:

"Will you marry me?" 

You might be thinking what does this have to do with Sukkot?


Sukkot is also known as Feast of Booths. A sukkah is literally a booth. The holiday is a reminder that God rescued the Jewish people and the foreigners who went with them from Egypt. They were instructed to make booths to live in and to make a tabernacle that was a replica of the one in heaven for God's presence to dwell in. King David and Solomon understood the significance of building a temple for God's glory. God desires to dwell with His people. He sent Yeshua (Jesus) to dwell (tabernacle) among us. Then He sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in us, that our bodies would be a tabernacle for God's presence to be displayed. And one day, Revelation 21:2- 5 says,    

 I also saw the holy city—the New Jerusalem—coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. [b] I also heard a loud voice from the throne, saying,

“Behold, the dwelling of God is among men,
    and He shall tabernacle among them.
They shall be His people,
    and God Himself shall be among them
    and be their God.[c]
He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes,[d]
    and death shall be no more.
Nor shall there be mourning or crying or pain any longer,
    for the former things have passed away.”

And the One seated upon the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new!” Then He said, “Write, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

It is amazing to think that Messianic Jewish believers and Christians from all nations will make up the bride with the New Jerusalem and we shall be live together forever with God.

Talk about a wedding day and celebration that is to come. This is what I think about when I set up and decorate my sukkah, it is a symbolic act of preparing for the the ultimate Sukkot to come.  

It is a time set a part to grow closer to God and others and remember His Big Redemptive Love Story of the One who was, who is and who is to come. The Spirit and the Bride say "Bo Yeshua" (Come Jesus)