They came from more than 100 different nations for the six-day celebration sponsored by the Jerusalem International Christian Embassy (ICEJ). ‘It is the invitation of Zechariah the prophet. In chapter 14, verse 16 of the book of Zechariah, he foresees a time when all nations will come to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem, worshiping the Lord here. We are like precursors. It’s a rehearsal, ‘said ICEJ Vice President David Parsons.
This encounter takes place almost 40 years in the capital of Israel. The organization began in 1980, after 13 countries moved their embassies from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in a political movement that denied it as their eternal capital.
Parsons points out that the celebration this year is special. ‘It is the year of the jubilee for Jerusalem. We are celebrating 50 years since the city of Jerusalem was taken up and lives under Jewish sovereignty, ‘he said.