Feast of Tabernacles 5782/2022
John 1:14, And the Word became 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.
The word “dwelt” in the Greek means Tabernacled. As we begin the Feast of Tabernacles, the third Feasts of the Fall, Leviticus 23 we are to focus on Yeshua, King Jesus Tabernacling with us to behold His Glory.
Tabernacling is the difference between visitation and Inhabitation. God inhabiting or merely visiting your circumstances. Visiting denotes one is a guest. Inhabiting denotes someone who lives or resides in your place. As a visitor you have to be invited and the person who is inviting the guest decides whether or not to let them in or when to let them in. Revelation 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”
We choose whether or not to answer the door. We choose the circumstances to invite Him in. We choose the timing. You know, we choose: My house is not clean. I don’t have enough food on the table. I’m not ready for the guest.
Tabernacles is different. In Tabernacles we are so desperate for God to move in our lives we are no longer concerned about the mess, chaos, and the storm we are in. We are so hungry for God to move in our lives and breathe upon our circumstances that we welcome Him in to live with us, to dine with us, to rest with us, and speak peace to our storm.
Mark 4: 35-30 says, “On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” 39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace,[g] be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How[h] is it that you have no faith?” 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”
So, as we celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, starting at sunset this September 20, 2021 we are to not just invite Yeshua, King Jesus into our boat/life/circumstances but ask Him to Inhabit them. I need a Habitation of his Glory to speak to the storm and winds of life. BE STILL! In Hebrew, that means an emphatic command of Peace Be. When God spoke in Genesis 1, He said, Light BE! That is an emphatic command. May the God of “PEACE BE” inhabit your life this Feast of Tabernacles. Shalom