Last night at sundown/moon up began the Feast of Tabernacles which goes for 8 days through September 30th. This is the Great Feast which John refers to in John chapter 7, the one where Yeshua/Jesus is attending with His disciples. This Feast is also mentioned in Exodus 23. Interesting, in Exodus 23,Jesus is mentioned in the Feasts as an Angel in verse 20. We know that angels are ministering spirits for God’s people. They were created lower than Adam and Eve/Humans. Angels do not have the power to forgive or remove transgressions. This Angel mentioned in Exodus 23 has the authority to pardon our transgressions. Who is that? God says, “My name is on Him”, who is that? This is Yeshua. He is the Angel mentioned here in verse 20. Yeshua is the one who leads us into honoring and celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles. Verse 21 says, “beware of Him and obey His voice; do not provoke Him for My name is upon Him. That is Jesus/Yeshua. He is leading us into Tabernacles. Watch this:
Exodus 23: 14-33
14 “Three times you shall keep a feast to Me in the year: 15 You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread (you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt; none shall appear before Me empty); Passover 16 and the Feast of Harvest, the firstfruits of your labors which you have sown in the field; Pentecost and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labors from the field.Tabernacles
17 “Three times in the year all your males (families) shall appear before the Lord [c]God.
Eight Promises of Honoring and Obeying Tabernacles: God promises that He will bless us if we honor His High and Holy Days.
20 “Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 21 Beware of Him and obey His voice; do not provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgressions; for My name is in Him. (1)22 But if you indeed obey His voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. 23 For My Angel will go before you and bring you in to the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Canaanites and the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will [e]cut them off. 24 You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their works; ((2)but you shall utterly overthrow them and completely break down their sacred pillars.
25 “So you shall serve the Lord your God, (3)and He will bless your bread and your water. (4)And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. (5)No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; (6)I will fulfill the number of your days. (7)27 “I will send My fear before you, I will cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and will make all your enemies turn theirbacks to you. 28 And I will send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from before you. 29 I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. 30 Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land. 31 (8)And I will set your [f]bounds from the Red Sea to the sea, Philistia, and from the desert to the [g]River. For I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you. 32 You shall make no [h]covenant with them, nor with their gods. 33 They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me. For if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”
Not only does God promise this in Exodus 23 but the prophet Joel declares this in Joel 2. In Joel 2 Tabernacles is mentioned as a Wedding Covenant where the Bride Groom(Yeshua) and the Bride(One New Man/Jew and Gentile/Body of Christ) come in Covenant together. Joel 2: 15-16, 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: 16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.(Tabernacles)
Yeshua/Jesus is the center of our Feast of Tabernacles celebration. He is the Bride Groom. This is significant to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb when both Jew and Gentile will celebrate as One New Man mentioned in Ephesians 2. The Feast of Tabernacle is a eight day Festival when we worship God for his faithfulness to us during the/our wilderness journey. It is a time of open heaven. God has and is blessing us with His open heaven of protection, provision, victory, land, and redemption. It is a celebration to REMEMBER, ENJOY, AND ANTICIPATE God’s Glory and Presence. Yeshua’s first miracle of turning the water into wine is another prophetic significance of the Feast of Tabernacles because Tabernacle represents the grape harvest in the fall of the year. Tabernacles symbolism is one of harvesting grapes and allowing the new wine to flow. Yeshua’s miracle came at the end of the wedding celebration which is for 8 days. This is when His miracle was established. Remember, the servants said, “you have kept the best wine for the end.” That is referring to Tabernacles and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. How prophetic.
Not only are there 8 Blessings Promised in Exodus 23, But God says if we will honor His Holy Days and meet with him He will do 7 Things in Joel 2. May you experience these in your life in this new year of 5779:
A Double Portion- v. 23 The former and ladder rain coming together
2. A Financial Abundance- v. 24 Threshing floor be full and the vats of wine (overflow)
3. Divine Restoration- v. 25 God will restore what the locust have eaten.
Angels like an Army to Restore
4. Special Miracles- v. 26 Wonders will begin to happen on your behalf
5. God’s Presence- v. 27 You will know that I am in your midst
6. I Will Pour Out My Spirit v. 28 On all Flesh and your sons and daughters
7. A Spirit of Deliverance v. 32. Whoever calls on the Name of The Lord will be Delivered.