Beyond Pentecost

God is progressively carrying us through to bring us into His fullness and purposes. It is therefore important to understand the feasts of the Lord, because they form a pattern that helps us to understand the ways of God.

“Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread (Passover): (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) And the feast of harvest (Pentecost), the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering (Tabernacles), which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.” – (Exodus 23:14-16).

“And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks (Passover), of the firstfruits of wheat harvest (Pentecost), and the feast of ingathering (Tabernacles) at the year’s end” – (Exodus 34:22).

There are three (3) feasts of the Lord that must be observed:

1. The feast of unleavened bread or feast of weeks (Passover).
2. The feast of the firstfruits of wheat harvest (Pentecost).
3. The feast of ingathering (Tabernacles).

There is no scripture that says we should do away with the feasts of the Lord. They are commanded to be a memorial and a holy convocation forever. Though in the Old Testament, there are certain ceremonial rituals involved in observing these feasts, but in this present era of the New Testament, the feasts of the Lord continue to stand as a memorial to the Lord, but with a spiritual connotation. These feasts are fulfilled continually in our spiritual life and journey, but not as a ceremonial ritual.

The Passover:

The feast of unleavened bread (Passover) signifies our initial experience of salvation, because that was when the Lord smote the firstborn in the Land of Egypt, but spared the children of Israel because of the token of the lamb’s blood upon the house of Israel. In that same day, God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt (Exodus 12:12-17).

The Passover is a mystery and a revelation of the power of the blood of the lamb that brings salvation to the people of God. It is the likeness of Jesus Christ who is the Lamb of God that was slain for the salvation of humanity.

The Passover causes us to overcome our accusers, the devil and his angels (demons), hence it is declared that ‘they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony’.

“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death” – (Revelation 12:9-11).

The word of our testimony is Jesus Christ which is our confession unto salvation, saying, ‘if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation’ – (Romans 10:9-10).

The mystery of the Passover is a testimony that abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to revelation. It has brought us out of the grip of the power of darkness, and has translated us into the marvellous light of God, and into the kingdom of His dear Son. This mystery has brought us into the reality of a ‘New Creation’ – 2 Corinthians 5:17.

“Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord….: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:” – (2 Timothy 1:8-10).

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son: In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” – (Colossians 1:13-15).

“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect” – (1 Peter 1:18-19 NIV).

You will all agree with the fact that the feast of unleavened bread (Passover) is fulfilled in the New Testament. Jesus Christ is the Passover lamb that was slain on the day of Passover, and through His blood, eternal death has passed over us, and we have been delivered from the power of darkness, and translated into the Kingdom of Jesus – Colossians 1:13-14.

“Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast….” – (1 Corinthians 5:7 – 8a).

Salvation is a multi-faceted subject. Salvation is our Passover experience, and it is very important. Salvation is a completed work that has been wrought in Jesus Christ, yet it is a three phase experience that includes our Spirit, Soul and Body which we continue to experience as we go through our spiritual journey.

Man is a spirit that has a soul and lives in a body. A thorough study will give you an understanding that the feast of Passover deals with our spirit, the feast of Pentecost deals with our soul and the feast of Tabernacles deals with our body. The spirit is redeemed, the soul is converted and the body is transformed through the finished work of salvation.

The first phase of our salvation is our spirit.

Your spirit: The human spirit is automatically save when we confess and receive Jesus as our Lord and personal Savior. It is an instantaneous and supernatural act of God that redeems our spirit to become a new creation, but our soul and body still go through a process of conversion and transformation, even though it is an inclusive package of the salvation deal that is completed in Christ Jesus and is received by faith.

Your soul: This part of the soul deals with our mind, emotions and our will. Though provision has been made in Christ for the redemption of our soul (mind, emotions and will), and the body just at the same time our spirit is saved, yet our soul (mind, emotions and will) must be converted in order for us to manifest the reality of our new spiritual life and walk with God. This is a process that is only possible when we continue to receive with meekness the engrafted word, which saves our soul.

“Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls” – (James 1:21).

“Do not be conformed to this world, but continually be transformed by the renewing of your minds (soul) so that you may be able to determine what God’s will is-what is proper, pleasing, and perfect” – (Romans 12:2 ISV).

Paul was not speaking to unsaved folks when he made the above statements, but he was speaking to believers who have already embraced salvation in Christ Jesus by faith, yet he continues to edify them regarding the salvation of their soul (mind, emotions and will).

The salvation of our soul (mind, emotions and will) therefore is a progressive and a continual process that is greatly determined by our choice to allow God by His Spirit to rule us through the principle of His Word. It is imperative to note again that when we speak of the soul here, we are referring to the mind, the emotions and the will of man, which can also be referred to as our heart by some translations.

“And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren” – (Luke 22:31-32).

Simon Peter has experienced salvation before now, and has even engaged himself in exorcism and healing of the sick, as well as preaching the gospel of the kingdom – Luke 9:1-2, but yet Jesus said to him, “when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren”. What conversion was He speaking of here? It was that of the soul.

This means we can be saved as believers, just as Peter was in this occasion, but yet have a level of demonic influence over our soul, because that is the battle ground of influence. This is why the scriptures admonish us to guard our heart (soul – mind, emotions and will).

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” – (Proverbs 4:23).

“Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way” – (Proverbs 23:19).

Again, salvation for the human spirit is instantaneous; for the soul it is a process of conversion as seen with Peter, and for the body it is a future transformation.

The soul (mind, emotions & will) is where the problem is, because that is where our belief system is formed, and this is what determines our present response to God and what we become after we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior. This is why the believers are encouraged to put on the “mind of Christ” and put away the “human (carnal) mind”. Carnality is that which is birthed out of the human soul. It becomes the birth canal that governs our life until death, but our response to present truth (revelation) cleanses the mind from tradition and doctrines that hold us captive, and releases us to eternal life in God.

Demonic spirits are focused on possessing the soul and thereby controlling the body. Our human spirit cannot be possessed by demons, but it can be influenced, contaminated and have some level of control. A spirit cannot possess a spirit (a demonic spirit cannot live inside our spirit).

When the Spirit of the government of God’s Kingdom takes over our soul (mind, emotions & will), it affects and transforms our spirit man and our body. Our mind is God’s access point to the transformation of our life (Ephesians 4:23). This is why we must allow God to invade our mind.

Your body: The physical body remains the same when we receive Jesus, but now rests in the hope of deliverance from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. This means the final process of God’s eternal salvation for man is accomplished at the end of the age when our body is finally transformed to put on immortality and the death of the body is swallowed up in victory.

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” – (1 Corinthians 15:51–57).

This is the process of our salvation that is ongoing; that is why we cannot be once saved and forever saved and continue to live carelessly. We must continue to keep and work out the salvation of our soul and body with fear and with trembling to the end by the grace of God which is already available to us in Christ Jesus. We cannot afford to let the gospel of “cheap grace – once saved; forever saved” rob us of true grace and mercy.

The confession of our sins and faith in Jesus Christ for our salvation is important, but it is only an opportunity that brings us to the position where we can receive Him and enter into a “sonship” relationship. There is more to salvation. To believe in Jesus does not make you a son, but it gives you the right to become a Son (John 1:12). To believe is an “outer court” experience that causes us to move to the next level of experiencing Pentecost which is now in the “inner court”. Many in the church are locked up in this realm, and have failed to move on to have an experiential knowledge and relationship with God.

If we continue in the outer court realm of the Passover experience of salvation, and refuse to retain God in our knowledge, so we can progressively move on, He will give us up. Those in the “outer court” are those who have fallen short, because they refused to walk in the light of His knowledge. They will continue to experience wailing and gnashing of teeth at the end, because an opportunity was offered to them that they refused to embrace.

You can see how important the Passover experience is, yet we are required to move beyond it. The confession of our faith in Jesus Christ to receive the salvation of our spirit is crucial, yet it is only the first feast and we must move beyond the Passover in order to experience the second feast called the feast of Pentecost.

Pentecost:

As the people of God migrated from Passover, they came to Mount Sinai and experienced Pentecost, but the people refused to hear the word of the Lord (Exodus 20:18-21). Pentecost was the meeting place with God and it was a glorious experience. The revelation of the temple and the blueprint of the tabernacle of Moses were revealed on the day of Pentecost on Mount Sinai.

Pentecost is referred to as the “feast of wheat harvest”, the firstfruits of labour, in the Old Testament. You will all agree with the fact that the feast of the firstfruits of wheat harvest (Pentecost) is already fulfilled in the New Testament in Acts 2. The earnest of the Spirit was given at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out.

“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory” – (Ephesians 1:13-14).

The above scripture gives us some insight into our progressive walk with God and shows us a pathway. First, it speaks of our salvation (Passover) which we receive when we hear and believe the word of truth. Secondly, we are then sealed with the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), which then brings us into the third dimension, which is an earnest (down payment) of our promised inheritance (Tabernacles) that we receive after the redemption of the purchased possession.

Pentecost was not invented in Acts 2, but it was a fulfillment of what God had already done, and continues to do. The first Pentecost experience recorded was in the wilderness on Mount Sinai.

It is imperative that we lay a hold on the revelation of Pentecost. The primary purpose of Pentecost is not about “speaking in tongues”, but it is about “hearing His voice”. Failure to hear His voice and be obedient to the instructions of the spoken voice resulted to the people missing the opportunity to experience Tabernacles in the promise land. They fell short of the promises of God in entering into His rest, which was the promised inheritance (Tabernacles), as they all died in the wilderness.

Faith does not come by speaking the word, but by hearing the word – Romans 10:17.

The whole Pentecostal system has been caught up with the mentality of “speaking” to build faith to receive things from God, without realizing that it is hearing His word (present truth) that is the key to walking in His will to receive the things that are needed, even the promised inheritance (Tabernacles).

I am not saying that faith confessions is not important, but sometimes we go into excesses and lose the focus of God because our character is now built on our confession, rather than on His speaking voice.

Pentecost has a different impartation beyond just being filled with the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. It is a divine endowment and the ability to fulfill the works of God and advance the Kingdom. We must understand that the Holy Spirit has been given to men before the day of Pentecost in Acts 2.

“And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high”. (Luke 24:49).

“And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit”. (John 20:20 – New American Standard Bible).

Jesus breathes on his disciples and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit”. I guess you will agree with me that they did receive the Holy Spirit that very day, and this was before the day of Pentecost recorded in Acts chapter 2 – Selah.

The divine endowment that Pentecost gives was reflected in timid Peter who before the day of Pentecost dreaded the voice of a damsel (Matthew 26:69-72), but after the endowment of the Spirit on Pentecost, he boldly proclaim Jesus Christ and manifested the grace of God that resulted to 3,000 souls being saved and added to the Church in a single day (Acts 2:14-41).

Some of us must come to the place of embracing the fact that Pentecost is more than just speaking in tongues. There is a far greater purpose of Pentecost. It is about the Spirit speaking and revealing the LORD to us, and not just us speaking to God alone. This is where and why the Church in the wilderness missed the purpose of their Pentecost experience at the mount, because they refused to hear the speaking voice that thundered from heaven and they became disobedient. Instead of “listening”, they were “speaking” and entreated that the word should not be spoken to them anymore. Does this not reflect the same character of the church today that are consumed with speaking in tongues but failing to hear His speaking voice that is being declared to us as present truth revelation?

“You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire. You have not come to darkness, sadness, and storms. You have not come to the noise of a trumpet or to the sound of a voice like the one the people of Israel heard and begged not to hear another word. They did not want to hear the command: “If anything, even an animal, touches the mountain, it must be put to death with stones.” What they saw was so terrible that Moses said, “I am shaking with fear.” But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands of angels gathered together with joy.” (Hebrews 12:18-22 New Century Version).

The writer of the book of Hebrews clearly makes us to understand that we are not called to Mount Sinai (Pentecost), but to Mount Zion (Tabernacles). There is something much more than the born again experience of salvation (Passover) and the infilling of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost) awaiting us as we journey on, and with the Lord.

Passover and Pentecost is already fulfilled in the New Testament era of the early church, but Tabernacles is yet to be fulfilled! Many have moved beyond Passover and have camped around the Pentecost experience, and they have been content to remain there. However, to begin to make progress we must move on with God as His pathways are revealed to us in Tabernacles. There is a fullness of God’s plan and purpose. We need to move on in God until we experience Tabernacles. I believe there is a generation that will fulfill this last and great feast (Tabernacles) of the Lord, and we can be that generation.

Though the Pentecost experience was a glorious one and continues to be, yet it is not the final destination or the Promised Land for the Church. When the children of Israel encamped around Mount Sinai (Pentecost), God announced that they had dwelt there long enough and were to move on, as recorded by Moses in the book of Deuteronomy;

“And the LORD spake unto me, saying, Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.” – (Deuteronomy 2:2-3).

We are being called out from the Pentecostal age of the infilling of the Spirit to a greater dimension of the Tabernacles that speaks of the fullness and outpouring of the Spirit. Note that I said Tabernacles is an outpouring, but Pentecost is an infilling.

“In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” – (John 7:37-38).

Jesus was not speaking of only the Pentecost experience here. He was speaking of the last great day Feast of Tabernacles that will cause an overflow experience of the Holy Spirit as never before. Notice the direction of the flow of the river. It is not into, but out of. It is a flow of the Holy Spirit out of the Church. It is the fullness of the ministry of revelation and glory. It is the fullness of the Feast of Tabernacles, also known as the feast of fulfillment.

“But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” – (Numbers 14:21).

Being justify by faith and filled with the Spirit is not enough, we must navigate and press our way through beyond the “earnest of the Spirit”, which is just a down payment to the promise of “His fullness”, when we receive the fulfillment of the redemption of the purchased inheritance.

There is so much revelation that can be gleaned when you make an in-depth study of the Feasts of the Lord and the spiritual implications to our present walk and journey with God as it relates to the New Testament. It is a pathway to understanding the dealings of God with His people. However, I am just taking a few thoughts and presenting to you some insights on how the feasts are a pathway to help us make the transition and to focus on where the Lord wants us to be.

Feast of Tabernacles:

In looking at the Feast of Tabernacles, it is broken into different stages which can be referred to as the Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement and Feast of Ingathering or Booths.

Feast of Trumpets:

“On the first day of the seventh month hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. It is a day for you to sound the trumpets” – (Numbers 29:1 NIV).

Day of Atonement:

“The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves, and present an offering made to the LORD by fire” – (Leviticus 23:27 NIV).

Feast of Ingathering or Booths:

“Celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days after you have gathered the produce of your threshing floor and your winepress” – (Deuteronomy 16:13 NIV).

In speaking about the feast of Trumpets, in Israel’s religious ritual as recorded in the Old Testament, two different kinds of trumpets were utilized. One was made of silver and the other was a ram’s horn and it is called in Hebrew the shofar.

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps. And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee. When ye blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward. When ye blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys” – (Numbers 10:1-6).

“And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet….” – (Joshua 6:5).

“And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet….” – (1 Kings 1:39).

The trumpets served different purposes. To sound the trumpet could signify a call to the community (Israel) to meet together for a solemn assembly, a call to war, to proclaim and celebrate a feast day, to progress in their journey, because the cloud is moving or to announce the coming of an enthroned king.

The symbolism of the trumpet serves as a prophetic call to awaken the people to a certain order that is dawning upon them; and in order for them to know the purpose of that sound of the trumpet, the trumpet therefore gives a distinct sound which creates a readiness to the call. The trumpet is a sign and character of the present day prophetic ministry that is part of the apostolic reformation of God in the Church and on earth. It is a type of a prophetic voice that is declaring the purposes of God and calling us to a higher-life and a heavenly dimension.

“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne” – (Revelation 4:1-2).

The blowing of trumpets is also known as “the day of the Lord”. The prophetic day of the Lord includes a series of cataclysmic events. It is vital to know that the prophetic blowing of the trumpets have a former and later fulfillment. What that means is that the message of the feast of Trumpets applied in part to the people to whom the message was given, but it also refers to a future time when God will intervene in the affairs of mankind, and that time is upon us now.

The blowing of trumpets, including those of the seven trumpets in Revelation 8-11, is a combined portrayal on an important prophetic message of the Kingdom of God to us. It proclaims the gospel’s importance on repentance and of judgment that is already in the earth, and the proclamation that the Messiah has established and is advancing God’s Kingdom on the earth.

Now to gain some understanding of the Day of Atonement, it will be recommended to study the whole chapter of Leviticus 16. The Day of Atonement is a sacred assembly and denying of the flesh, which includes fasting and praying. It is a crushing or judgment of everything called flesh, because nothing of self will stand in His Holy of Holies.

“Aaron shall bring the goat whose lot falls to the LORD and sacrifice it for a sin offering. But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement by sending it into the desert as a scapegoat” – (Leviticus 16:9-10).

Notice that the priest was to select two goats for a sin offering for the people, and he was to present them before the LORD (Leviticus 16:5, 7). Aaron, the high priest, was to cast lots to select one “for the LORD”; which he was to offer as a sacrifice. This sacrificed goat represented Jesus Christ, who would be slain to pay the penalty for our sins.

The other goat served a completely different purpose: “But the goat on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make atonement upon him, and to let him go as the scapegoat into the wilderness” – Leviticus 16: 10.

This goat was not to be killed. The high priest was to “lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness” – (Leviticus 16: 21-22).

The priest chose by lot the “scapegoat,” which is called “Azazel” in the original Hebrew, and translated as a goat of departure. Many scholars identify Azazel as the name of a demon inhabiting the wilderness.

The symbolism of the live goat parallels the fate of satan and his demons, and the sins he has brought upon humanity which God will remove from the earth to a place of restraint.

The Day of Atonement serves as an important preparatory step in anticipation of the next advance in God’s glorious feasts plan, beautifully portrayed by the feast of Tabernacles. God’s plan for mankind is a restoration. The purposes of God are in restoration. The feast of Tabernacles symbolizes the restoration process of God’s plan. The return of Jesus Christ is heralded in the feast of Trumpets, and the eviction of satan and every evil from the earth is depicted by the Day of Atonement. Once these measures are fulfilled, as represented in the order of the feasts, then the foundation is in place for the restoration of creation to peace and harmony with God in the fullness of His kingdom.

The feast of Ingathering or Booths, which some refers to as the Feast of Tabernacles proper, meant the completion of the harvest. It is a time of celebration for the abundance God has given.

“For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert. The parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water” – (Isaiah 35:6-7).

“Behold, the days are coming,” God says, “when the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; the mountains shall drip with sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow” – (Amos 9:13).

“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.” (Zechariah 14: 16-19).

The Feasts of Tabernacles relates to the fullness of God’s Kingdom established on earth – In the accounts of the vision that has come to be called the “transfiguration” Jesus gave a glimpse of the Kingdom of God to Peter, James and John. Christ appeared to be talking with Moses and Elijah. Peter’s immediate response was to suggest that they quickly construct three tabernacles. He seemed to understand the important connection between Tabernacles and our quest for eternal life in God’s Kingdom (see Matthew 17:1-9; Luke 9:27-36).

Like I said in Series 2 of my book – Apostolic Strategies for Kingdom Reformation, The Church is on the threshold of this great feast of Tabernacles, and on the brink of transition to a new move of God from the Pentecostal Church Age to a Kingdom Tabernacle Age. This transition will occur through the release of the apostolic and prophetic dimension in the Church. This release is the fullness of the Spirit that will empower the Church to exercise divine authority upon the earth in accordance with the mind of Christ, and it will see the Kingdom of God established.

 Copyright © 2017 by Israel Onoriobe

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