The Feast of Tabernacles

THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES

IN ZECHARIAH 14:16-18

 

"And it shall come to pass, that every one 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. 

And it shall be,that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. 

And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. 

This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles."  ZECHARIAH 14:16-18

 

New Judaizing cults try to use Zechariah 14 to bring the church of Christ into bondage to keep the old covenant law, by the interpretation of it as a prophecy of the Millennium Kingdom, where they insist Christians will be keeping the Feast of Tabernacles. If we accept that this scripture is a reference to the Millennium Kingdom (some would say it isn't) what is the Christian interpretation? One is as follows.