1. Comparison Between The Worship In The Feast Of Tabernacles And The  Heavenly Tabernacle

The previous post was titled, The Feast Of Tabernacles Illustrates The Mystery Of The Heavenly Tabernacle.   We learnt that this heavenly tabernacle is greater and more perfect than the earthly and received a description throughout the scriptures.https://i1.wp.com/heartofwisdom.com/images/sukkah3.jpg

I am led by the Father to write today about the Comparison Between The Worship In The Feast Of Tabernacles And The  Heavenly Tabernacle. This is important because God revealed the heavenly by giving us patterns in the earthly.

When we examine the Feast of Tabernacles, we see patterns of the heavenly worship that God wants us to bring into the earth – Heaven on Earth.

THE CHIEF REVELATION is that God established the Feast of Tabernacles as the time for the Earthly Church to pray and bring the judgments of God to the Earth.

I shared about the heavenly tabernacle or temple from the writings of Apostles Paul and Peter, but would like to  share more:

The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men – Psalm 11: 4.

In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears – Psalm 18: 6.

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple – Isaiah 6: 1.

Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God –  Revelation 3: 12.

Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them – Revelation 7: 15.

Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest – Revelation 15: 4.

And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened – Revelation 15: 5.

After this I looked, and I saw in heaven the temple—that is, the tabernacle of the covenant law—and it was opened (NIV).

2. Events in the Feast of Tabernacles that reveal the worship in the Heavenly tabernacle

a. Blowing of the Trumpets – Leviticus 23: 24

The purpose was to call gather the people to a “solemn assembly”. It was celebrated on Day 1 of month 7. This was a day of rest and a holy convocation (Leviticus 23: 24 & 25; Joel 2: 15).  The first recording of the heavenly trumpet is found in Exodus 19: 16 which documented the fear that entered the hearts of Israel when they heard the sound.  That was the first call to order in the earth that we know about.

However, Apostle Paul told us that we need not fear the sound of the heavenly trumpet, because as members of the Church of the Firstborn, we have a spiritual connection and place in the heavenly Mount Zion. This is the rest or Sabbath that Apostle Paul spoke about in Hebrews 4.

When the believer becomes a Citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven by faith in Jesus Christ, he or she is given access to the Heavenly Temple. It is here that we fellowship with the Saints and Angels of Heaven and receive revelation about the deep things of God:

18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm;

19 to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them,

20 because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.

21 The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”[d]

22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly,

23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel (Hebrews 12: 18 – 22).

When I looked further, I saw that in heaven, seven trumpets were given to seven Angels. Meantime, one Angel stood before the Throne with a golden censer and incense. As saints prayed, this Angel offered their Prayers upon the Altar as a sacrifice to God and this sweet odor ascended to God (Revelation 8).

The Angel then took this censer, filled it with fire from the Altar, then cast it into the earth.  The mystery of the Blowing of the Trumpets is then revealed in heaven. When the prayers of the praying Saints are cast into the earth, the seven Angels respond by blowing the seven Trumpets. Archangel Michael told me that this is the reason why the Feast of Tabernacles is celebrated  in Month 7.

The mystery is that the sweet prayers of the saints become the CHANNEL OF JUDGMENT on the wicked in the earth:

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk – Revelation 9: 20.

b. Day of Atonement on Day 10 – Leviticus 23: 27

I referred in the previous post to the one time Atonement that Christ made in the Heavenly Tabernacle. The revelation is that the believer must confess sins and receive forgiveness by the blood of Jesus.  Nations must make reparation for national sins by seeking forgiveness and cleansing by the blood of Christ. This is necessary to prevent demonic attachment and curses.

c. 7 days of sacrifices, offerings and dwelling in booths from day 15 – 21 – Leviticus 23: 34 – 36

The sacrifices of the believer are spiritual (1 Peter 2: 5) and include righteousness (Deuteronomy 33: 19, Psalm 4: 5); a broken and contrite spirit (Psalm  51: 17); thanksgiving or the “fruit of our lips” (Psalms 107: 22, Hosea 14: 2); continual praise (Hebrews 13: 15); prayer (Isaiah 56: 7); good deeds (Hebrews 13: 16); clean lives to be offered to God as a sweet savour (2 Corinthians 2: 15).

The heavenly sacrifices and offering include verbal declarations of worship by all inhabitants (Revelation 4 & 5); visible homage by the Elders and Angels such as casting down crowns and falling down before the Throne (Revelation 4: 19 & Revelation 5: 8 & 14); prayers of the saints (Revelation 8: 4 – 13). Archangel Gabriel said that we are to humble ourselves and follow their example.  I thank God that I have been humbled to participate in this fellowship.

Believe it or not, the martyred saints in heaven intercede constantly for vengeance (Revelation 6: 9 -11).

The booths in which Israel dwelt were made from “boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees…boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook” (Leviticus 23: 40). I wrote previously about the symbolism of dwelling in booths and also refer us to heaven where the saints wave palm branches in worship to God (Revelation 7: 9).

d. Four convocations (h4744/miqra’ ) – Day 1, 10, 15 and 22 – Leviticus 23

The Father asked me about the meaning of a convocation. According to the scriptures, God commanded the following during a holy convocation:

  • rest from laborhttps://i2.wp.com/www.mtcfc.org/graphics/hc_2014_flyer.jpg

  • only eating was allowed
  • affliction of the soul – repentance and prayer
  • giving of offerings
  • assembling to worship God
  • reading and interpreting of the scriptures

Conclusion

God in His Wisdom knew that His people need a special time for connecting with Heaven, spiritual refreshing, a concentrated time of international warfare and  physical rest.

I wonder what would happen if Israel and the Saints add the deeper components of this feast to our lives. I personally can’t wait for the 2015 Celebration in the Will of the Lord. Angelic blessings, peace and prosperity.

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