Dr. Reagan is correct, the only date of the birth of Jesus that makes any sense is on the Feast of Tabernacles. That date will even be celebrated in the millennium and all people of the nations on earth will have to appear before Jesus on that day (Zec 14:16). Jesus was the light of the world and the swaddling cloth Jesus was wrapped in was the same material as that of the wick of the lamp in the temple. Jesus came on the Feast of Tabernacles and dwelt among men as the light of the world. All words of scriptures have meaning but some have deepening meaning than many think. Jesus was born on the Feast of Tabernacles and Mary became pregnant on Christmas Eve. So we really celebrate His conception not his birth on Christmas.
The seventh month of the Jewish calendar is the month of the Feast of Tabernacles. John 1:14, speaking of Jesus as the Word, says: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.” The word “dwelt” that is used here is the Greek word “skenoo” which literally means “to tabernacle”!
So, when God came to earth to tabernacle among Men it appears that He timed His arrival in the Bethlehem manger to coincide with the Feast of Tabernacles. That was only appropriate, for the Feast of Tabernacles is the most joyous of all the Jewish feasts. It is, in fact, their feast of thanksgiving.
The total meaning of that feast will not be fulfilled until the Lord returns again to tabernacle among Men for a thousand years while He reigns over the earth from Mt. Zion in Jerusalem. Isn’t the Word of God marvelous?
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Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.