Jesus Fulfillments Of Tabernacles

In the gospel of John chapters 7, 8 and 9 all take place during tabernacles. The beginning of chapter 7 has a discussion with his brothers about going up to Jerusalem for the feast of tabernacles. He tells them to go but that he would not go up yet.

John 7:10 But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.

Then in verse 14 Jesus suddenly shows up.

John 7:14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.

Since this shows the Lord coming to the temple during the feast, it counts as a partial fulfillment of tabernacles.

Also it is a partial fulfillment of Malachi 3:1

Mal 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Later on we read:

John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

Here also is a partial fulfillment in which Jesus also reveals himself as the source of living water, and speaks of the pouring out of the Holy Spirit. It ties in with tabernacles as The Feast of The Outpouring Of The Waters. It's another case of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Also, note that this happened on the exact same day as Haggai's second prophecy.

On the very next day in John chapter 8 we see how Jesus duplicates the action of Moses coming down from the mountain and teaching the people. Note also that he came into the temple. This is another partial fulfillment of tabernacles.

John 8:1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

Later in that same chapter, we see Jesus revealing himself again as the light of the world. This ties in with tabernacles as the Feast of Illumination.

Joh 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

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