Christians part of huge Jerusalem March turnout

Thursday, September 26, 2013 |  Israel Today Staff

Over 60,000 people took part in the annual Jerusalem March held each year during the biblical festival of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles. The turnout was nearly double the 32,000 that participated in the event last year.

Israelis from all over the country ascended to Jerusalem for the march, as did thousands of Evangelical Christians from all over the world.

The Christian delegations are always the most colorful part of the march, which winds through the streets of downtown Jerusalem, ending at the walls of the historic Old City.

Israelis are fascinated by the demonstration of support by the Christians, and announcers along the route of the march always make a point of singling out these foreign visitors both in order to express their thanks and to make fellow Israelis aware of what is happening.

For the Christians, participation in the march is a precursor to the fulfillment of Zechariah 14:16-21, which foretells a time when all those remaining from the nations will be required to "go up to Jerusalem" during Sukkot.

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