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Tabernacles: An Intro

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Tabernacles: Season of Joy

God has a pattern that unlocks His promises and brings us into His presence. In the Old Testament, we see that God the Father designed seven feasts, as expounded upon in Leviticus 23. They all point to Jesus and the things that will happen in the New Covenant. These seven feasts are God’s own holy days with specific instructions given for their observance. They’re also known as “holidays”, and each individual holiday has a special way it is celebrated. Let’s look at one special holiday in particular: the feast of Tabernacles.

The overall theme of the feast of Tabernacles is a beautiful picture of the unity of the saints and the true Church coming forth. On this special holy day, every Israelite had to leave their dwelling place and assemble together in small, humble booths for fellowship and worship. They had one common purpose in mind: to keep the feast of the Lord in its season, and to celebrate the ingathering of the wines and oils. God had provided, and the purpose was the celebrat…

A Clean Slate

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve, whether the god’s which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land ye dwell: BUT AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD!” –Joshua 24:15

When we are faced with our decisions in life, our choices affect our outcome. The decision to believe in Jesus Christ and make Him the Lord of your life is the most important decision you will ever make. This decision affects where your soul will spend eternity – in heaven with Jesus, or in hell, which was intended for the devil and his fallen angels.
The Blood…the DNA The children of Israel were being given a choice we will all be faced with at some point. Who are you going to serve? Are you going to serve the idols of your ancestors, or will you serve the Lord, who changes your DNA to be engrafted into the family of God? In this question to the children of Israel, they were given an option: ser…

Where is your place of vulnerability?

Human beings were created for fulfilling relationships with each other and with God. Relationships can greatly influence many aspects of our lives – even our destiny. Relationships are the currency of the kingdom. I want to go deeper into how relationships can create wrongful control of our soul that become ungodly. I am going to show you how to receive deliverance from ungodly relationships through Jesus Christ.

“When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachal was barren. So Leah conceived and bore a son and she called his name Reuben;  for she said ‘The Lord has surely looked on my affliction. Now, therefore, my husband will love me.’ Then she conceived again and bore a son, and said ‘Because the Lord has heard that I am unloved, He has therefore given me this son also, and she called his name Simeon.’ She conceived again and bore a son and said ‘Now this time my husband will become attached to me, because I have bore him three sons.’ Therefore, his name was c…

The Passover

Waiting Today, most loathe over the idea of waiting. Waiting equals boring. Waiting means reflection, a recalling of the present situation of human purpose, meaning, and dignity. In the quiet moments of human existence, beating hearts come to realize that without God no purpose or meaning exists. But with a God, who just might be holy and righteous, human dignity resonates to the thinking person as lost and unworthy. Waiting, therefore, is often detested as an unpleasant experience that requires a quietness that could haunt the conscience with the questions of life and death.

The Bible speaks of waiting differently. Waiting, for whatever reason, should be utilized and happily endured. While in Egypt for 430 years the Israelites waited for Yahweh to fulfill His covenantal promise to bring them to the promised land. Often in Scripture waiting is equivalent to hoping, a time to hope in the Lord while waiting for His provision (Is. 40:31). The day of the Passover was both a time of waitin…

The Ultimate Passover Lamb

For a New Testament believer who is not of Jewish origin, the whole concept of Passover can sound foreign. In the past, hearing the word “Passover,” images of Matzo Balls in the grocery store were conjured up in my mind. The whole idea of the word “Passover” for believers may be unfamiliar. Passover is a feast designed to foretell the coming of the Messiah in a physical way. Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death, burial, and resurrection is the fulfillment and crown of this Old Covenant feast. Learning about Passover reveals many things about God’s nature.

As New Testament believers, our foundation for learning about Passover starts with Jesus Christ the Messiah, Lord, and King – the Lamb who was slain before the foundations of the earth.
Salvation through Him AloneWe are saved by faith in Christ alone. The foremost priority of the church is to bring others to a saving knowledge of Christ. When we believe in our hearts and confess with our mouth that Jesus is the Lord and that God raised …

Passover: The Timing

God’s principles and instructions lay in His Word, the Holy Bible. All the mysteries to heaven and earth are known to God, and He reveals some of them in the Bible. The more we learn about God’s principles and instructions, the wiser we will become, and our lives will transform. What does this have to do with Passover? I’ll tell you.
The way we do things and the way God does things are vastly different.  In the Passover, it was the Father’s instructions to His people and their faith in those instructions that spared their children’s lives, freed them from horrible slavery, and showed them miracles that many believers would hear about for centuries to come. It is in honor of these principles of obedience, trust, and blessing that Passover is observed. Most importantly, Passover is observed in honor of a Person – Jesus Christ, the Messiah. He is the Lamb that was slain before the foundation of the earth, and the Deliverer of His people from death, hell, and the grave!

There are differe…