THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES
*Lev 23:34-36 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD. On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD:
*Lev 23:39-44 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a Sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a Sabbath. And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days. And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.
This festival now is the memorial of the time when God sent his son as a sacrifice to save the whole world from slavery.
*1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
*Heb 2:14-15 “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage”
*John 8:33-36 “They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed”.
*Hebrews 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
The sacrifice of the son of God sets us all free from sin, free from an eternal death penalty. Satan (hate) no longer has any say over us.
*Rom 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
No one can come to God at all unless he draws them to him John 6:44.
*Rom 8:7 "The carnal mind is enmity against God it is not subject to the law of God neither indeed can be".
Everyone has a carnal mind. Carnal means flesh. Read John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
Christ now is lifted up from the earth. He will draw all to him, each in their own order 1 Cor 15:23-24.
Many are called few are chosen to become a government employee for God’s world, none are lost 1 Cor 15:10-29.
For those not yet being drawn to know God, you will be judged according to your works of loving your neighbor as yourself.
God will repay Rom 12:19 because how you treat any child of God is how you have treated him Matt 25:35-40.Want a better place for eternity? Treat God’s children the way you would want to be treated as if you were them. The true Gospel sets all free Pro 14:25.
The feast of Tabernacles is to be celebrated in the place which the Lord shall choose. *Deut 16:15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the Lord thy God in the place which the Lord shall choose: because the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.
Where is the place the Lord chooses?
Deut 16:11 tells us...in the place which the Lord thy God hath chosen to place his name there". Where has the Lord placed his name?
*Matt 18:20 "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them". The Laodicean churches have not been celebrating this feast where God has chosen. They gather where men have chosen.
Here is what God intended presently during earth school.
Wherever you live is where God chose you to be, this is where you are supposed to celebrate this feast in his name.
Strangers and those that are alone should be invited to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles too.
*Deut 16:12-14 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and do these statutes. Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine: And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates. Who are Israelites? Later click this link United States and Britain in Prophecy this pamphlet was written by Hebert W. Armstrong in 1954. His church was the (later click link) Philadelphia church era. He had the key of David Rev 3:7.
I was a co-worker of this Philadelphia church (Worldwide church of God) by my free will offerings from 1980 to 1995. In 2003 God directed me to the United Church of God. In 2005 I was baptized and gave my life to God. In 2007 my pastor told me not to return to church services because I refused his instruction to be silent of the word (Jesus) I was delivering.In 2009 I sent all the pastors of my church a booklet proving by the word; this truth. The Bible speaks the truth for they are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked Rev 3:17 and they don't even know it (later click link) Laodiceans.
*Isa 66:7-8 “Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. 8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children”.
How can these scriptures refer to me the woman of Revelation 12? I'll show you. What is Zion or Sion as it is spelled in the New Testament?
*Heb 12:22 “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels".
*Zech 8:3 "Thus saith the Lord; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the Lord of hosts the holy mountain".
Zion is the city of truth. Truth is the word.
*John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth”. *John 17:17 “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth”.
Jesus is the word John 1:1.
Who does the woman of Rev 12 deliver? Jesus: the word of truth, the deliverer Rom 11:26, Pro 14:25.
Did you notice the woman of Revelation 12 has a crown of twelve stars on her head? The twelve stars are the twelve tribes of Israel. The tribe of Judah (Jews) is not the tribe of Israel. Israel had twelve sons Gen 49: 1-28, Judah was one son.
*Gen 35:10-11 "And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel. And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins." I deliver the true word to the twelve tribes of Israel throughout the whole world as a witness Matt 24:14 and then the end will come.
What is meant by "for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children” Isa 66:8?
From the time I first delivered the true word of God to the whole world from the wilderness of cyberspace (April 11th 2010) until my time is done (fall of 2013) those that are given ears to hear Acts 3:23 the true word Luke 1:17 that turns the hearts of the fathers to the children of God will come forth, they are of my seed Rev 12:17 and are my children, children of truth.
*Jeremiah 31:22 “How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man”.
Who is this man that gets compassed by a woman? The man compassed and bruised Gen 3:15 is Lucifer Isa 14:12-16.
*Isa 14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
And what will Lucifer do to me the woman that bruises him by exposing his lies to the world at the heel of time Dan 2:34?
*Rev 12:13 “And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child”.
*Rev 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown”.
Now that the true word of Christ is delivered to the whole world as a witness the time does move quickly, it is in my lifetime it is when the prophecies of the book of Revelation are being fulfilled.
*Rev 22:7 “Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book”. *Lev 23:35-36 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: ...
The first day of the Feast of Tabernacles shall be a holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. God's word is a fire Jer 23:29. Seven days we offer ourselves in reading the word of God (love) to draw close to God, meditating on his true word and almighty powerful love.
Judah (one tribe of Israel) keeps this feast as God said they would Gen 49:10. They make a temporary dwelling on their property, either inside or outside their home. A dwelling is where one temporarily sleeps for seven days Lev 23:42 and they gather every day for a reading of the word of God.
Those that are alone by no choice of your own as I am be comforted in the fact that if so be that the spirit of God dwells in you John 14:17 you are never alone. Make temporary sleeping accommodations in the place where you live, either on your property or in another room inside your home. This is your temporary dwelling. Sleep there for seven days. Gather if possible with brethren every day to worship God, or study the true word on your own. On the first day of the feast no work is to be done. And on the Sabbath during the feast no work is to be done. Become a blessing for those in your own community. Bring light throughout the entire world. No one is to be left out from keeping God’s feast. Rejoice in the deeper meaning of this feast. All of God's children given the breath of life one day will keep this feast and rejoice in the almighty power and wisdom of our heavenly Father.
*John 7:1-10 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him. Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand. His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world. For neither did his brethren believe in him. Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready. The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil. Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come. When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee. But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret."
Jesus was a Jew. He kept this feast. I am told to make the point here that as Christ's brethren did not believe him. So also my brethren did not believe the word (Jesus) I delivered. Why? It is because I told them the truth and they could not stand to hear it Heb 4:12. In their pride they would not consider for even a moment that they could be wrong.
They along with the majority of the whole world are worshiping the god of hate and murder (the devil) without even realizing it Rev 3:17.
Their carnal mind of hate wants to hold to a covenant of death and hell, they will be trodden down by it Isa 28:18. Pride cometh before a fall. Satan has deceived the whole world.
Where does the Bible tell us that Satan has deceived the whole world? Well isn't this interesting? It says it in the very chapter of the woman that delivers the true word to the world Rev 12:9.
The whole world has been deceived, until now. Those that refuse to hear the true word now delivered Acts 3:22-23 refuse truth. Those that refuse the true word that I deliver hold to their belief in the god of death and hell (LIES) therefore they will have their god.
*Rev 12:12 ...Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time".
*John 7:14-18 “Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him".
This festival will become the memorial when the King of Kings with his resurrected saints Rev 14:1-4 returns to the earth to save all those enslaved Rev 13:5-8 by the beast (son of Satan) at the beginning of the millennium.
All alive will be keeping this feast for a thousand years. None will do any servile work on the first day. God's word is a fire Jer 23:29. All will hear the true word of God (love) on this day and throughout the seven, rejoicing in the almighty power and wisdom of God.
*Deut 31:10-11 “And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles, When all Israel is come to appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing”.
*Hosea 12:9-10 And I that am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast. I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.
*Zech 14:16-19 "And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles".
During the millennium all will be required to keep the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem to be taught the laws of love.
Those that refuse to go to Jerusalem will be punished.
The King, the Lord of hosts will provide their temporary dwellings.
From the new earth and from the new planets in the new heavens all of God's immortal children near and far will come before the New Jerusalem to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. It will be the memorial of the awesome plan of God Almighty when each and every single child of God given the breath of life will be resurrected to eternal life being freed Rom 6:7 from slavery forever. All will rejoice.
*Isa 64:8 But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand". *Rom 9:20-23 "Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory."
There will no longer be a need for anyone to stay in a temporary dwelling.
None will have any need for sleep, food or water.
All will have been given their final placement on the judgment day.
*Rom 8:18-23 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body".
The New Earth will have no sea Rev 21:1. You might think what a bummer for all those that love the ocean.
Rejoice! There will be new planets that will have seas and you won’t need a snorkel or scuba gear to see the wonders of God. There will be new planets that will have mountains of snow, rivers, and lakes. I mention only these for examples but whatever pleasure you can imagine, imagine it. God is a creator, we are gods in the making Ps 82:6. We will create like our Father; freely for the good of all.
All will rejoice together forever having pleasures forever more.
*Ps 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Each of the new planets in the new heavens near or far will be inhabited and cared for by many of God's children. We all will be able to go and see the wonders of our Fathers creations and we all will enjoy the talents of all of his children throughout the entire universe. God our Father has a place (tabernacle) in his world for everyone.