When your spiritual word for the year is TABERNACLE, I have a feeling it would be totally “bad form” (as Captain Hook would say) to not write something at the beginning of the Feast of TABERNACLES also known as Sukkot or Feast of Booths.
If you don’t know – this Jewish celebration comes at the last of the three fall feasts that are celebrated every year. Established in Exodus as a time of remembrance by the GOD who led them out of slavery. A time to re-create the shelter living that the Jewish people had to live in during their 40 years in the desert. A time to remember when GOD never deserted them and led them by a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. A 40-year period of time when the His people were TABERNACLING with YAHWEH.
“Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.”Leviticus 23:40
This is one of the feasts that required traveling to Jerusalem. That means that Jesus as a child would travel with his family to the holy city. It was also the feast where Rabbi Yeshua would declare out loud to all who would listen who He was. GOD was TABERNACLING with them again, but there were many – among the religious leaders and His people – whose ears were stuffed and eyes were scaled over. After all, what good could come out of Nazareth? Galilee?
Sometime over the next 7 days, read John 7 or read it once a day. The whole chapter is devoted to Rabbi Yeshua crying out like a mother hen trying to gather her chicks that He had come to TABERNACLE with them once again.
This is year 5782 in the Jewish calendar. It is the seventh month. It is the 15th day of Tishrei at sundown when the Feast of Tabernacles begins. It is a time to remember that Jesus came to teach us how to TABERNACLE with His Father and eventually how we would be able to TABERNACLE with Him and the Holy Spirit when He returned to the Father.
I love how Our Father has tied everything together in the Old Testament with all the things that happened in the New Testament. Best yet, through prophecy in both Old and New Testaments, He shows us exactly what is happening and coming our way soon.
He never changes.
He is always faithful.
GOD is good all the time.
All the time, GOD is good.
#He draweth nigh #birthpangs #rapture