JD: David this is a time of the year in Israel when there’s normally thousands of Christians coming from all across the world and joining with the Jewish people as they move into the seven day celebration of the last of the Jewish Feasts, the Feast of Tabernacles. But because of the Coronavirus lockdown in Israel not many Christians this year but the Jewish people will still celebrate in their sukkah’s in their tabernacles or booths will they not?
DD: First of all let me just say that you turned 80 this week. So I just want to say happy birthday to you and congratulations to joining a new decade. Happy birthday.
Jimmy, it’s a very difficult holiday in Israel obviously because of the return of the Coronavirus. Others are being affect that are in the government and connected to it. And of course President Trump announcing that he and his wife have it and Prime Minister sending them greetings and saying that the nation of Israel will be in prayer for them. But sukkah’s are being allowed. Normally many people would be going out and celebrating with a lot of other people as well as in their home sukkah’s but those have been banned.
Indeed the virus has doubled in its infection rate in the Orthodox Jewish communities the ones that really are observant of Sukkah in every way. So it’s different and as you mentioned the International Christian Embassy Feasts of Tabernacles has gone virtual so people will still be able to participate in that. The tourism industry completely flat. The hotels are mostly closed. So it’s a very very different holiday period. One as many rabbi’s said reflection is more the case then celebration where people are really maybe turning back to God in many ways or crying out to Him because of the situation. So that’s the silver lining behind the difficult days that of course not just Israel but the world are dealing with.
JD: David Dolan with his report on a different kind of celebration for the Feast of Tabernacles this year in Jerusalem.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
Leviticus 23 is the Biblical directive for celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles for the Jewish people on a yearly bases. However in Zechariah the ancient Jewish prophet in Zechariah 14:16 & 19 reveals that in the kingdom to come and in fact forever into eternity future all of the population of the Earth will travel to Jerusalem for the annual celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. Today the Jewish people are setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.