Tabernacle With GOD: Trusting Him And Thrusting With Joy In His Upward Call
The Feast of Tabernacles this year is from the evening of 09 October, to the evening of 16 October.
It is the last of the seven Feasts of THE LORD Which we are to celebrate at their appointed times, (Leviticus 23).
The Feasts of THE LORD celebrate now: The Sacrifice, Resurrection, Giving of THE SPIRIT, Second Coming, Thousand-year Reign and Eternal Dwelling with man of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
We will also celebrate them in The Age To Come.
The Feast of Tabernacles
- This Feast celebrates and rehearses GOD dwelling with man forever in The Holy City, New Jerusalem established in the new earth;
- It is celebrated for seven days with great rejoicing;
- This is done with the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook.
Tabernacles Celebration Actions
- Have a Holy Service on the first day as a Church or as a family;
- You shall do no customary work on it — have a Sabbath-rest;
- For seven days, pray and present ”CHRIST… an Offering and a Sacrifice to GOD for a sweet-smelling aroma”;
- Have a Holy Service, a Sacred Assembly on the eighth day as a Church or as a family, and pray and present ”CHRIST…an Offering and a Sacrifice to GOD for a sweet-smelling aroma”;
- From evening to evening, you shall do no customary work on it – have a Sabbath-rest;
- Rejoice before THE LORD for seven days with the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook;
- All who are native Israelites (Jews in the natural) shall dwell in booths.
The last Feast of THE LORD in the year is The Feast of Tabernacles (also called The Feast of Booths, The Feast of Ingathering).
This Feast of THE LORD points to when The Tabernacle of GOD (The Holy City, New Jerusalem) will be with His children, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. GOD Himself will be with them and be their GOD in The New Heavens and The New Earth forever and ever. GLORY Hallelu-YAH! (Revelation 21: 2- 3; 2 Peter 3:13).
THE HOLY SPIRIT explicitly says this through Isaiah the prophet:
“Your eyes will see The King in His Beauty; They will see The Land that is very far off. Look upon Zion, The City of our Appointed Feasts; Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet home, a Tabernacle that will not be taken down; not one of its stakes will ever be removed, nor will any of its cords be broken. But there The Majestic LORD will be for us a Place of Broad Rivers and Streams, in which no galley with oars will sail, nor majestic ships pass by (For THE LORD is our Judge, THE LORD is our Lawgiver, THE LORD is our King; He will save us);” Isaiah 33:17, 20-22.
How to Celebrate The Feast of Tabernacles
How do you celebrate The Feast of Tabernacles?
Below is what THE LORD says to us to do during The Feast of Tabernacles:
“Then THE LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to The Children of Israel, saying: ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be The Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to THE LORD.
On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it.
For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to THE LORD.
On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to THE LORD.
It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it. These are The Feasts of The LORD which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to THE LORD, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day — besides The Sabbaths of THE LORD, besides your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to THE LORD.
‘Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep The Feast of THE LORD for seven days; on the first day there shall be a Sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a Sabbath-rest. And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before THE LORD your GOD for seven days.
You shall keep it as a Feast to THE LORD for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month. You shall dwell in booths for seven days.
All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths, that your generations may know that I made The Children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I AM THE LORD your GOD.’ ” Leviticus 23:33-43.
This is what The Feast of Tabernacles is all about:
“As GOD has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their GOD, and they shall be My people.” 2 Corinthians 6:16.
Both spiritually and naturally, these are very heightened, crucial and unprecedented days in the world.
As such, we must be like “the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do,” (1 Chronicles 12:32).
JESUS CHRIST is THE Ultimate Sacrifice, The Final Sacrifice. Indeed, The True and Perfect Sacrifice.
Therefore, to “offer an offering made by fire to THE LORD“, with reverence and GODly fear, greatly thank GOD and praise Him EXCEEDINGLY DAILY (on the seven days of The Feast) for The Sacrifice of CHRIST.
Pray and present, “CHRIST… an Offering and a Sacrifice to GOD for a sweet-smelling aroma…” (Ephesians 5:2).
Take The Communion each day to proclaim THE LORD’s Death for His Praise and Glory. Praise GOD for what He has done for us through THE CROSS.
The “grain offering” is fulfilled by The Resurrection of JESUS, The Firstfruits from the dead. Again, as I noted under The Feast of Firstfruits, let us celebrate Tabernacles by PRAISING GOD meaningfully and heartily for The Resurrection of THE LORD JESUS CHRIST “Who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was RAISED because of our justification…” (Romans 4:25).
When JESUS CHRIST rose from the dead, He presented Himself with His PRECIOUS BLOOD to THE FATHER in Heaven on our behalf, (John 20:17; Hebrews 9:11-12), so that WE now have boldness to enter The Holiest by THE BLOOD OF JESUS! (Hebrews 4:15,16;10:19-22).
The Resurrection of JESUS “CHRIST The Firstfruits” and The Presentation of Himself and His PRECIOUS BLOOD to THE FATHER, IS The True Grain Offering to THE LORD.
Furthermore, “the drink offering” was fulfilled by THE LORD JESUS CHRIST at The Feast of Tabernacles when He, in John 7:37-39, announced The Supply of THE HOLY SPIRIT to us, and faithfully poured THE SPIRIT out most dramatically, as recorded in Acts 2:1-4.
“On the last day, that Great Day of The Feast, JESUS stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as The Scripture has said, out of his belly will flow Rivers of Living Water.” But this He spoke concerning THE SPIRIT, Whom those believing in Him would receive…” John 7:37-39.
So, it was during The Feast of Tabernacles when THE LORD JESUS CHRIST announced The Supply of THE HOLY SPIRIT to us who believe in Him. Therefore, when we Tabernacle with THE LORD during this Feast, we can ask Him to fill us with THE HOLY SPIRIT as according to Luke 11:13 and Ephesians 5:18.
The Greek word translated “belly” in the King James Version is koilia pronounced koy-lee’-ah (Strong’s Greek 2836).
It is derived from another Greek word “koilos” which means a hollow or cavity.
Thus koilia describes the solar plexus (the pit of the stomach) and the womb. (Koilia is also used in Luke 1 for the wombs of Elizabeth and Mary respectively).
Biologically and Spiritually, both the stomach and the womb release what is in them.
This is why The Rivers of Living Water (THE HOLY SPIRIT) flow out of our belly to others when we minister to them.
I often experience this when ministering The Word, deliverance, healing, prophecy, compassion, and other wonderful Works of GOD. I literally feel HOLY GHOST Fire and Power glowing and swirling in my gut and then rising into my diaphragm, heart, the whole chest cavity, and flooding my spinal canal and back.
When this is happening, I’ve learned to release The Rivers of Living Water. When I do, amazing healings, deliverance, and other signs and wonders and various miracles take place by The POWER of THE HOLY SPIRIT.
In an experience some time ago, I was interceding for a sister in America. Her husband had left their marriage, abandoning her and their two little children.
Suddenly, I saw a vision of a HUGE gut, very pictorially beautiful, glorious and alive.
What are you showing me, LORD?
Almost immediately, I understood by THE HOLY SPIRIT that I should pray The Rivers of Living Water out of my belly for their marital restoration and healing of their children (who had some serious health conditions, but are now completely healed by JESUS when I prayed for them on the phone).
Therefore, just as THE LORD JESUS announced this Promise of GOD during The Feast of Tabernacles, let us receive and release THE HOLY GHOST Flow to others through prayer at this set time and other times as led by THE HOLY SPIRIT.
It is our Drink Offering.
Here is a very beautiful insight.
“Each day during The Feast of Tabernacles a joyous celebration was observed in which the priests brought water (symbolic of the water supplied from The Rock in Exodus 17) to The Temple from the pool of Siloam in a golden pitcher. During the procession the people recited Isaiah 12:3. The water was poured out on The Altar as an offering to GOD while the people shouted and sang. Jesus was The Fulfillment of all that the ceremony typified (1 Corinthians 10:4),” (© New Spirit Filled Life Bible).
Therefore, during this Feast and beyond, let us offer our lives as a Drink Offering to GOD in serving Him (Philippians 2:17), filled with THE HOLY SPIRIT. And let us have THE SPIRIT of Life flow through us to others.
Ensure to get a Sabbath-rest on the first day and the seventh day.
And, as commanded, you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before THE LORD your GOD for seven days.
This is practical and praise-worthy to do with exceedingly great joy. Do it for The PRAISE of THE LORD. And THE LORD is sure to reward you with fruitful and verdant prosperity.
Finally, Leviticus 23:42–43 says “You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths, that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I AM THE LORD your GOD.”
As THE LORD has commanded, this is only for natural Jews to do – “All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths”.
But all Spiritual Jews (that is, Jews and Gentiles in JESUS) must camp with GOD in prayer and praise during The Feast of Tabernacles.
Seek THE LORD. Seek His Face evermore.
“On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to THE LORD.” Leviticus 23:36.
On the eighth day, pray and present “CHRIST… an Offering and a Sacrifice to GOD for a sweet-smelling aroma,“ (Ephesians 5:2).
Also, take The Communion to proclaim THE LORD’s Death for His Praise and Glory.
Praise JESUS exceedingly for what He has done for us by The Sacrifice of Himself for our Redemption through His BLOOD.
Below are links to Words on The Feasts of THE LORD:
- THE LORD’s Passover
- Unleavened Bread
- The Feast of Firstfruits
- The Feast of Weeks (The Day of Pentecost)
- The Feast of Trumpets
- The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur in Hebrew)
- The Feast of Tabernacles
Free Download: You may download the book “Know and Celebrate The Feasts of THE LORD as a Christian ꟷ Now and Forever!” by Jacob Addison Awagah as a PDF file in any of the options below:
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“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Addison Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of JESUS CHRIST by The Will of GOD, according to The Promise of Life Which is in CHRIST JESUS, (2 Timothy 1:1).
Like John, I like to put my head to The Heart of JESUS so as to know and do His Will always. What’s in His Heart is what matters now and FOREVER. His Heart’s Desire is my only desire. My will is to do His Will.
As John was, I am the disciple whom JESUS loves. And like Paul, I am “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
NB. Surely, the disciple whom JESUS loves and “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS”, like ALL The Promises of GOD, are available to every believer to obtain, just as John and Paul did.
“And having been perfected, He [JESUS] became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.
Thank you, dear brother Jacob, for that perfect explanation.