The Holy Spirit teaches us that the Feast of Tabernacles foreshadows the Church, by comparison of spiritual with spiritual in the Law of Moses and the Covenant of Christ

Apostle Paul taught us that the Holy Ghost teaches us by comparing spiritual with spiritual (2 Corinthians 2: 19). Following the principle of the Word and the example of the Apostle, the Father taught me that the Feast of Tabernacles is a foreshadow of the Church or Body of Christ.   The Father/Holy Spirit makes a comparison in the revelation of scripture between the Tabernacles translated as  (12 times), booth (11 times), pavilion (5 times), cottage (1 time), covert (1 time) and  (1 time).

This video shows how modern day Jews celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles and what it means to them

 

2. The Feast of the Tabernacles in the life of the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

We have seen from the scriptures that the booths or tabernacles of the Feast were temporary. Furthermore, Apostle Paul, by revelation, continued the imagery of the Feast of Tabernacles as well as its transience in the following parallels or comparisons:

a. Apostle Paul said that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob dwelt in tabernacles or tents while living in the Land of Promise as if they were strangers there. They had to live as strangers in the land which God had given to them, because that land was inherited by the heathen and polluted by blood. Our patriarchs lived in these temporary dwellings (tabernacles according to the King James Version) with the belief that God would fulfill His promise to give them the inheritance fully one day.

Abraham and his sons had to be steadfast in belief and pass on the Word of God’s promise to the each generation even when fulfillment seemed to be distant.  Furthermore, Abraham understood that the Promise was not Temporal, but Eternal. Through the revelation of the Apostle Paul, we learn that that God told Abraham about the Eternal city that he would enter one day:

8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.

9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.

10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God – Hebrews 11.

We must pay attention to this parallel because the descendants who escaped from Egypt also dwelt in tents in the wilderness. However, God commanded them to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles on entry of the Land of Promise because He had to twin the nation with faithful Abraham. Abraham by faith had left his home and traveled to this distant, unfamiliar land of Israel with the belief that he and his descendants would inherit it and would multiply as the sand of the sea and as the stars of heaven.   Did God keep His Promise? Oh yes, He did. Halelujah.

God would not allow the enemies of  the seed of Abraham to overturn His Promise to His faithful friend

During every celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles, God honors Abraham for his faith in making the move to the Land of Promise. Each time the feast is celebrated, heaven’s inhabitants, especially the Jews, review the journey of the nation from those first tabernacles in which the patriarchs dwelt, to the modern day condition of Israel.
If  Abraham had not believed, the sons of Jacob would have been homeless in the earth. They would not have been able to call any place their own. More importantly, God would not have had a nation in the earth who would infiltrate the earth with the teachings of His Kingdom. This is why Jesus later commanded the disciples to go into all the earth and preach the gospel to every creature.

And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation – Exodus 19: 6.

Therefore, the Feast of Tabernacles should be celebrated as a memorial:

a. of the life and faith of Abraham and his sons in living in a land in anticipation of the fulfillment of a Promise made by this God who revealed Himself.

b. of the faithfulness of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in keeping His Promises eternally.

c. the faith and leadership of the Apostle Moses and the Jews who left Egypt in faith, believing that God would lead them into the Land of their inheritance.

d. of the faithful promise of God in giving an eternal inheritance to those who believe. God told Moses at the burning bush that Abraham, Jacob and Isaac were alive and well. He did so by referring to them when He said (in the present tense) – I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Lord Jesus later confirmed that He had appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (John 8: 56).

3. How did the Feast of Tabernacles foreshadow the Church?

I hear you asking how did the Feast of Tabernacles foreshadow the Church? There is more to come on this revelation, but Evangelist Stephen, speaking to the Clergy of Israel shortly before his martyrdom, revealed that Israel was the Church in the Wilderness.

Later, Apostle Paul, a key witness in that death, spoke to the Gentiles and said that our fathers were baptized in the Red Sea and were led by Jesus Himself. It was Jesus who appeared in the Pillars of Cloud and Fire as they escaped from Egypt, in the Cloud that hovered over them in the wilderness and in the mount Sinai:

This is he, that was wilderness, with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sinai, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us – Acts 7: 38.

Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea

And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea

And did all eat the same spiritual meat

And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ – 1 Corinthians 10: 1 – 4.

Angelic blessings and more to come on the revelation that the Feast of Tabernacles is about the Church.

 

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