Thursday, December 1, 2022

Christian news in Birmingham. AL

Frustrated with Hallmark? Try...

My family was vacationing at a condo a while back when I stumbled...

‘Lifemark,’ the Kendricks’ latest...

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices...

Max McLean re-tells C.S....

You may not know Max McLean’s face, but you may know his rich,...

Jeremy Camp doesn’t write...

For 20 years, Jeremy Camp’s life has been one of touring and writing...
HomeNewsWorldThousands of Christians Join...

Thousands of Christians Join Feast of Tabernacles

Thousands of Christians flocked to Jerusalem and celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles from October 9-16.

Roughly 2,000 Christians from 70 countries gathered in the streets of Jerusalem and participated in the 43rd annual Feast of the Tabernacles celebration. Sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ), the week-long event is considered this year’s largest Christian gathering and solidarity mission to the Jewish state which also coincides with the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, reports Jewish News Syndicate.

The Feast of Tabernacles is a fall harvest feast on the biblical calendar that also has a prophetic purpose hidden within it and that is the second coming of the Lord. David Parsons, ICEJ VP

The feast kicked off with two nights of worship concerts at the Capernaum National Park followed by five days of activities, including the Roll Call of the Nations at the Jerusalem Pais Arena, and the Jerusalem March. The festivities ended with a solidarity rally and a tree-planting ceremony.

“The Feast of Tabernacles is a fall harvest feast on the biblical calendar that also has a prophetic purpose hidden within it and that is the second coming of the Lord,” said ICEJ VP David Parsons. “So, we are here celebrating every year in anticipation of the coming of Jesus here to Jerusalem and it’s always this glorious celebration of Christians, the Body of Christ from all over the world.”

The attendees included former Chief Justice of South Africa Mogoeng Mogoeng, who received the ICEJ’s annual Nehemiah Award for his pro-Israel actions, and Andrew Brunson, an American pastor who was imprisoned in Turkey for his faith.

One of the highlights of the Feast of Tabernacles is the Jerusalem March. Delegations from different countries together with other attendees paraded and danced in the streets while locals cheered on the sidelines.

“For Bible-believing Christians around the world this march is our chance to tell Israel, to tell the Jewish people and through the media to tell the world that we believe that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel now and forever,” Barry Denison, vice president of operations at the ICEJ told The Media Line.

“We quickly became the most popular part of it because of the flags, the nations, the colors and everything,” said Parsons. “We’ve been the real draw of the march for the past 43 years now.”

It was the first time for Peyman, an Iranian-American attendee, to join the Feast of Tabernacles. “It’s important for me because I want to represent my country, especially these days. My country is in pain and I want to show our flag.”

“The reason we are here is because of the Bible and because of Jesus,” exclaimed Juha Ketola, a pastor from Finland. “The Bible is very clear: The city of Jerusalem is undivided and belongs to Israel so we are here to show our support publicly. We stand with Israel.”

Christians ended the Feast with a pro-Israel solidarity rally in Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council in the South, near the Gaza Strip, on Sunday. ICEJ said the visit is a show of support for Israelis “living under constant rocket threat along the Gaza border.” The group also held a tree-planting ceremony with with Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) to “reflect ICEJ’s commitment to the security and re-greening of the Western Negev.”

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Most Popular

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More from Author

Franklin Graham Attracts Record-breaking Audience in Italy

More than 13,200 people gathered for an evangelical outreach led by Franklin Graham in Milan, Italy on October 29.

A Hindu PM Marks a Historic Moment in the UK

Rishi Sunak becomes Britain's first Hindu prime minister. He is also the first person of color to hold the highest office in the UK.

A New Biblical Worldview Study Series is Now Available Online

Family Research Council and Summit Ministries announced a partnership launching a new biblical worldview series called Now We Live.

Gen Z Could Change the Faith Landscape in Australia

Two recent surveys on Christianity and the church in Australia found that Gen Zs are generally open to conversations about faith and spirituality.

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Franklin Graham Attracts Record-breaking Audience in Italy

More than 13,200 people gathered for an evangelical outreach led by Franklin Graham in Milan, Italy on October 29.

A Hindu PM Marks a Historic Moment in the UK

Rishi Sunak becomes Britain's first Hindu prime minister. He is also the first person of color to hold the highest office in the UK.

A New Biblical Worldview Study Series is Now Available Online

Family Research Council and Summit Ministries announced a partnership launching a new biblical worldview series called Now We Live.

Gen Z Could Change the Faith Landscape in Australia

Two recent surveys on Christianity and the church in Australia found that Gen Zs are generally open to conversations about faith and spirituality.

Christian Political Group Plans to Prioritize the Poor

Center for Christianity and Public Life was launched on October 17 and it will prioritize public service to the less fortunate.

Matthew West: Silly song ‘Gobble Gobble’ has served as a bridge to the Gospel

Christian musician Matthew West has won multiple Dove Awards, an American Music Award and has been nominated for five Grammys. Even so, fans sometimes buy tickets to his concerts based on their enjoyment of a tune that likely won’t ever win any honors: Gobble Gobble.  The official video for...

Major Ad Campaign for Jesus Expands Presence

A major ad campaign to rebrand Jesus is set to expand in the next few months starting with an updated website, an online store, and an ad placement at the Super Bowl.

Half of Global Teens Have a Positive View of Jesus

Most teens around the world have positive views of Jesus according to the latest study by the Barna Group.

‘We will make it’ Say Florida Christians After Hurricane

Christians in Florida continue to give praise and thanks to the Lord despite a Category 4 storm hitting the state.

Frustrated with Hallmark? Try Great American Family

My family was vacationing at a condo a while back when I stumbled upon a shocking fact about my young sons: They enjoyed Hallmark movies. They were 10 and 6 at the time and were drawn to the cheerful storylines, scenic landscapes and always-happy endings. I, too, enjoyed...

Getting Beyond the Storm

Hurricane Ian, the fifth strongest hurricane to hit the U.S., made landfall September 28 with sustained winds of 150 mph, almost category 5 status. Over a hundred people died, over one thousand were rescued, and survivors continue putting their lives back together.  One young lady interviewed immediately after...

Free Christian Book Expo in the UK this Nov

The first ever free Christian book festival in the UK will be held in a Gloucestershire town on November 4 and 5.