THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES:
Camping outside for about a week with a flimsy roof over your head. Fine if you live in Israel, but not so nice if you live in Iceland............ or Britain, America or Europe - come to that!
Could there be (by any chance) a hidden figurative meaning behind this feast, which spiritual people can quite easily see, by steps of pure spiritual logic? Concerning Zechariah 14, as Matthew Henry says in his famous commentary, quote: “As it is impossible for all nations literally to come to Jerusalem once a year, to keep a feast, it is evident that a figurative meaning must here be applied.”
Is it really so that the modulation by the Messianics to try and make this feast sound credble (that everyone on Planet Earth must visit Israel once in their life time to keep this feast at least once - instead of yearly) really credible? Given the extra so called proviso - that you must also arrive there at a particular time in the year? As that would be a foul bias against the poor, and therefore that in itself proves Jesus is not involved in this present religious practice - as we all know Jesus loved the poor. Also the damage to the world ecological environment by all the extra travelling would not be good. Worse how could people possibly have achieved this objective centuries ago, in the middle ages for instance? It is so clearly a Messianic Jewish lie and, along with lighting candles, sounds so Catholic in its nature by the introduction of a pilgrimage into the faith, just like the Muslims also do to Mecca, and sounds like the looming shadow of salvation by works.
I will explain almost all the heresies of Messianicism on my website be the Good Lord willing. https://www.messianicism.com/~messiani/MESSIANICISM/Intro.html
Here is a link to several spiritual interpretations of Zechariah 14:16.... http://biblecommenter.com/zechariah/14-16.htm one of the shortest being in Clarke's Commentary, quote: "This last feast is very properly brought in here to point out the final restoration of the Jews, and their establishment in the light and liberty of the Gospel of Christ, after their long wandering in vice and error." And interesting is a reference in Barne's notes: ""Much more truly do Christians keep the feast of tabernacles, not once in the year only, but continually, unceasingly. This is, what Peter admonisheth, 'Dearly beloved, I beseech you, as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts' 1 Peter 2:11." These and many other comments are there to read in-depth, along with that of Matthew Henry.
Just as Polygamy (Matthew 19:4) and stoning (John 8:7) have gone in the Law of Jesus, along with animal sacrifices (Heb 10:4) so has law insisting on the keeping of any kind of days, but especially old covenant days (Gal 4:10).