FESTIVAL OF TENT HISTORY
How It All Began
The Festival of Tents is based on the Feast of Tabernacles in Leviticus 23:33-43 and Deuteronomy 16:13-15. After the harvest in the Fall, Israel gathered to worship God, and thank Him for His wonderful provision for them. During this celebration they rejoiced, feasted, and rested while living in "tents" as a reminder of how they lived when God brought them out of slavery in the land of Egypt.
"... and you shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite and the stranger and the orphaned and the widow who are in your towns.... because the Lord your God will bless you in all you produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful."
Deut. 16: 13-15
So we also gather, young and old together, to minister to our awesome God in thanksgiving, worship, and celebration. We rejoice before Him and praise Him for His wonderful blessings to us. As we gather to thank Him, we also come as His children to receive a Father's blessing, to hear His heart, and to receive His empowering to carry the good news of His Kingdom to all the nations.