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The Blessings of Tabernacles

As we study Sukkot, aka “The Feast of Ingathering,” or “The Feast of Tabernacles,” I want to bring forth to you all the shades of meaning that God places in His Word for us to find. I want to focus on what this feast means as we enter into a great time of harvest, blessing, thankfulness, giving, rejoicing, unity and celebration!
There are 7 points which describe this feast: 1. Feast of Unity: (2 Chron 5:3)

2. Feast of Joy (Ps 126, Is 65:18-19)

3. Feast of Ingathering (Js 5:7; Hos 6:1-3)

4. Feast of Rest (Heb 4:1-9)

5. Feast of Glory (Change of Priesthoods 1 Sam 4:21; IS 60, Jn 17)

6. Feast of His appearing (God appeared in the cloud)
7. Feast of Restoration (Acts 3:19-21; Ezra, Neh, Esther, Joel)

Now about that last item – RESTORATION.  Restoration, as expanded by Scripture in the book of Joel, includes:
1. Increase – A Double Portion

2. Revelation

3. Fresh Anointing

4. God’s Power – Miracles

5. Restoration

6. Financial Abundance

7. …

The First Family

"That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having a spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish." Ephesians 5:27 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a helper suitable for him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man (Genesis 2:18,21,22).
God instituted the family before the church. The most important union on the face of the earth is between a man and his wife. 
Why? Because it is the natural, visible expression of the union between Jesus Christ, the bridegroom, and you and me, His bride. That's why it's so precious to Him. If God can make a man out of the dust of the ground and a woman out of his rib, then He can make your marriage the most beautiful thing you ever desired i…

ATONEMENT: A Holy Celebration

When you receive and hold on to the Word of God in your heart, it will do everything God has promised.
God’s promises do not depend on circumstances. God’s promises will bend your circumstances to His will. Yet, it is not sufficient to sit back and say, “I believe…” You must act upon your faith by appropriate deeds and actions. James 2:20 reminds us that “Faith without works is dead.” Faith is an act.
Let’s look at what the Word of God says:“Three times in a year shall all the males appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose…in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles; and they shall not appear before the Lord empty”
“Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the lord thy God which he hath given thee”
Deuteronomy 16:16-17


God designed 7 feasts in Leviticus 23. They were His own holy days (or, holidays) with specific instructions given for their observance and celebration. These “Divine Appoint…

ATONEMENT: Our Need…

Salvation and sanctification are being redeemed from sin and brokenness, and being cleansed from all unrighteousness.  As followers of Christ, our salvation and sanctification is progressive. This means we are coming gradually closer to God and changed more into the image of Jesus Christ every day.

Salvation and sanctification are the solution to all of humanity’s problems. But the solution is meaningless if you do not define the problem. The problem with humanity, individually and collectively, is sin.

The Bible’s definition of sin is given in Romans 3:23. It states there that ”…all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”
We may not all have killed someone, committed adultery, been fraudulent, stolen, robbed, lied, cheated or whatever you think is the ultimate “no-no” (or, we might have). But we ALL certainly have done ONE THING since the First Adam:
We have all turned to our OWN WAY, which is not God’s Way. The human problem is universal.“All we like sheep have gone astray;…

Tabernacles - The 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 in gathering of the wines and oils. God had provided, and the purpose was to celebra…

Move It Yourself

"Jesus said, Take ye away the stone."
John 11:39
It was only days away—the final week of Jesus' earthly ministry. An urgent message had come to Jesus that his dear friend, Lazarus, was near death because of an illness. It was no secret that Jesus was a close friend to Lazarus, with his two sisters, from  Bethany. But Jesus waited four days before he made his journey. You see, everything God does is scheduled. Everything is to happen in its time.

Upon His arrival, Jesus discovered his close companion was dead. Frustration, remorse, confusion and possibly anger filled the minds of those who mourned their loss. The surviving sisters, Mary and Martha, were distraught and puzzled by Jesus' tardiness. The funeral, the viewing, and the mourning meal were over, and his body had decomposed to the degree that presented a gagging stench. Regardless the Master requested to go to the grave site.

When Jesus, the family and onlookers arrived at the grave, it was a cave covered with …

Shine For Jesus

"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."
2 Corinthians 4:6
How do you become a living, breathing, tangible touch of God that exposes and reveals the glory? Do you want to manifest His presence that all people may see His fruit produced in your life? What will it take to shine His glory? What is your part to propel a glow of God into a dark world?
Paul says that God commanded light to shine. You cannot be born again and be an undercover Christian. We do not need any CIA (Christians Imitating Atheist) agents, trying to see how much of the world they can stay in and remain saved. No, you are either saved or you are not. God "hath shined in our hearts." The Greek word here for "hath" means, "to be possessed." When you are possessed by something, you are fully controlled by it.
In other words, it is not optional. It means …