“under construction.” This is the place that Jesus went to pre-
pare for His bride (John 14:2).
As we can see, it will take 1,000 years to fulfill all of this
typical prophecy. But there are even more themes, shown in
the way the Jews have celebrated this festival, that will be ful-
filled at the beginning of the Millennium.
Water and Wind
During the historical celebration of the festival, some
priests would go through the Water Gate of the Temple, and
some priests would go through the Eastern Gate of the Temple.
The first group would retrieve water from the Pool of Siloam,
known as “living water” (as opposed to water that was stagnant
and contained bacteria, as in a cistern). The second group
would go to the Valley of the Motza and cut down willow trees.
The two groups would come back to the temple simultaneous-
ly. As the second group came in they waved their willow
branches, producing the effect of a rushing wind, which sym-
bolized the coming of the Holy Spirit of God. They placed their
willows at the base of the altar, forming a sukkah (booth or
tabernacle) over its top. The high priest took the living water
from the first group and poured it out over the altar. There was
also a sacrifice. As all this was performed, the people sang Isai-
ah 12:3: 39
“Therefore with joy shall you draw water out of the wells of
This picture of Jewish history is drawn from Joseph Good’s book, Rosh
HaShanah and the Messianic Kingdom to Come, Hatikva Ministries, Port
Author, Texas; p. 45-46; used with permission.