Leviticus 23:34,41: “……..the Feast of Tabernacles …….. 41 You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute FOREVER in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month.”

Zechariah 14:16-19: “And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 17 …….. whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King …….., on them there will be NO RAIN. 18 …….. they shall receive the PLAGUE …….. 19 This shall be the PUNISHMENT …….. of all the nations that do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.”   

At the beginning of the millennial reign of Jesus Christ people who skip the annual Feast of Tabernacles will be subject to a curse involving the cessation of rainfall, probably for an entire year until the next feast, and some type of devastating plague.   

Psalms 22:27: “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.”      

Isaiah 2:2,3,4: “Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains …… all nations shall flow to it. 3 Many people shall come and say, ‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.’ FOR OUT OF ZION SHALL GO FORTH THE LAW AND THE WORD OF THE LORD FROM JERUSALEM. 4 …… They shall beat their swords into plowshares …… nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” The words “mountain of the Lord” mean the theocratic government of the Lord. After nuclear World War III Jesus will return to save humanity from itself, then the 1,000 year Millennium will begin, and the Mosaic law will be preached from Jerusalem for EVERYONE to obey.                             

Micah 4:1-3: “….. in the latter days ….. the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains ….. and peoples shall flow to it. 2 MANY NATIONS SHALL COME and say ‘….. let us go up ….. to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.’ FOR OUT OF ZION THE LAW SHALL GO FORTH …… FROM JERUSALEM. 3 ….. Neither shall they learn war anymore.” (NKJV) These verses refer to the distant future, a time that has not yet arrived. HOW IN THE WORLD CAN ANYONE SAY THAT THE MOSAIC LAWS WERE INTENDED ONLY FOR THE JEWS WHEN THESE MICAH AND ISAIAH VERSES QUITE PLAINLY REVEAL THAT SUCH LAWS, WHICH INCLUDE KEEPING THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES, WILL EVENTUALLY BE OBEYED BY EVERYONE WORLDWIDE SOME DAY?   

The verses in Micah, Isaiah, and Zechariah clearly refer to an age following a future event that has not yet occurred, the battle of “Armageddon.” Zechariah 14:2-4,9,11: “For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; ……… 3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, ……… 4 And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, ……… 9 And the Lord shall be king over all the earth; in that day shall there be one Lord, ……… 11 ……… there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.”

If the world’s Christian population eventually becomes too great for Jerusalem to accommodate Feast of Tabernacles attendance during the millennium, Jesus Christ and God the Father, as supreme law givers having the authority to amend and/or add to any existing law or decree, of course, can appoint additional sites for the Feast of Tabernacles. Of the three Old Testament festival seasons, two were not observed by the original Apostles in Jerusalem, so there is no reason to believe that the third season, the Feast of Tabernacles, was necessarily always observed in Jerusalem. The Mosaic laws do not stipulate where the Feast of Tabernacles must be held in this premillennial age. Paul kept the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread at Philippi of Macedonia (Acts 20:6) and Pentecost at Ephesus (1 Corinthians 16:8). He instructed the Corinthians how to observe the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread correctly at Corinth (1 Corinthians 1:2, 5:7-8, 11:23-29). Since this Old Testament feast must still be in force, doesn’t it look pretty obvious that some other Mosaic laws should also still be valid, using reasonable logic, laws that mainstream Christianity mistakenly considers abolished?

Before the 2017 feast, thousands of church members received the United Church of God, an International Association’s 43 page “Festival Planning Brochure” for the highlight of the year, the big, 7 day, care free Feast of Tabernacles in the fall. UCGIA membership is around 14,000 currently. The brochure listed about 127 different mostly motels/hotels around the globe, but mostly in the United States, that members could choose to stay in during the feast at dozens of sites. These rooms are usually available to us at significantly reduced rates because the church had previously negotiated them lower. Mainstream churches do not regularly observe this feast yet, but according to the Bible they will someday. Curious first time visitors of course are welcome to attend this feast.

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