God has gone beyond Pentecost. Understand this; the biblical truths contained and revealed in past moves remain, but we are declaring by the word of the Lord that our focus should not remain and end there, because there is much more in God beyond Pentecost and the Charismatic movement.
“Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?” (Proverbs 22:20-21).
“This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” (2 Corinthians 13:1).
“Excellent Things” are the certainty of the words of truth. They are the absolute facts and the undoubted conviction of unquestionable prospects. The scripture calls this “the three witnesses” on which every word is established. In a court of law, a defense and case is judged by the testimony of witnesses and based upon this, truth is established. One testimony is not a valid evidence as there must be others to confirm it.
Excellent things are the three witnesses. Three is an absolute number. God works in three’s to confirm His truth and dealings with us; three also refers and determines the level of our relationship with Him. God is ONE, but He manifests Himself in a triune pattern to reveal to us deep truths and revelation as seen in the tabernacles and other scripture passages.
Spirit – Water – Blood – (1 John 5:8).
The Way – The Truth – The Life – (John 14:6).
Father – Son – Holy Spirit – (1 John 5:7).
Life – Death – Resurrection – (John 11:25).
30 Fold – 60 Fold – 100 Fold – (Matthew 13:23).
Passover – Pentecost – Tabernacle – (Exodus 23:14-16, Leviticus 23:1-37).
One Lord – One Father – One Baptism – (Ephesians 4:5).
Jesus – Christ – The Lord – (Acts 2:36).
Outer Court – Inner Court – Most Holy Place – (Hebrews 9:1-5, Exodus 25).
Each of these dimensions speaks of our spiritual progression, relationship and experience with God. God is a progressive God and He requires that we progress with Him. This truth carries a spiritual connotation that requires a spiritual understanding; the carnal mind will not be able to receive this as present reality and truth because it will defy our current stand with God.
As we look into scripture, let us consider what God has done over the millennia of history. There are three feasts that the Lord commanded that are proclaimed holy convocations: The Feast of Passover, the Feast of Pentecost and the Feast of Tabernacles (Exodus 23:14-16, Leviticus 23:1-37).
“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 some brackets mine).
The Children of Israel came out of Egypt on the day of Passover (Exodus 12:17) and during the Feast of Passover they entered into the Promised Land under Joshua’s leadership (Joshua 4:19 and 5:10-11). The journey did not end there. They moved on to 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 were revealed on the day of Pentecost on Mount Sinai. The earnest of the Spirit was given at Pentecost (Ephesians 1:14) when the Holy Spirit was poured out.
Many leaders and churches have camped around the Pentecost experience and have been content to remain there. However, to begin to make progress we must move on with God. There is a fullness of God’s plan and purpose. Though the Pentecost experience was a glorious one, it is not the final destination or Promised Land; nor is it our final destination as believers. When the Children of Israel encamped around Mount Sinai, 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).
The apostle Paul tells us that we are not called to Mount Sinai but to Mount Zion. There is something more than the born again experience and the infilling of the Holy Spirit awaiting us. We need to move on in God!
“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)
Tabernacle was the final feast. The Church today has encamped around the Pentecost experience and has not moved beyond it. There have been centennial celebrations of Pentecost and the cry for another Pentecost. However, the Church must go beyond Pentecost into the Feast of Tabernacles. We need to be discontent with the average and mediocrity and step into the fullness of our calling in the Lord.
The Pentecost experience has not brought a complete righteousness in the earth. There is more than Pentecost. The Feast of Tabernacles is the third and great feast day where the fullness of the Spirit will be released.
“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 day Feast of Tabernacles that will cause an overflow experience of the Holy Spirit as never before. It is a flow of the Holy Spirit out of the Church. It is the fullness of the ministries 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).
The Church is on the threshold of this feast, 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 dimensions 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 to the mind of Christ.
This spiritual journey and progression in God speaks or reflects three churches:
The first is the “Passover Church” which was established under Moses:
“This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. This is he that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:” (Acts 7:37-38).
The second is the “Pentecostal Church” which was established under the apostles in Acts 2 when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost.
The third Church is the “Tabernacle Church” which is presently in transition. The purpose of this Church is to establish God’s Kingdom in the earth. The Tabernacle Church is the Church walking in the fullness of maturity, as Sons of God in the earth. There will be an outpouring of the river of God that flows out of this Church.
“And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.” (Ezekiel 47:9).
This new move of God upon the earth will bring about Kingdom reformation in accordance with the prophetic word:
“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15).
There is a new move of God in the earth today. The Lord is raising up and sending forth His apostles and the other five-fold ministries once again in all corners of the world to raise the standards of the people of God. This move will usher the Church into her most glorious state and will advance God’s Kingdom in the earth. God is building His Church perfectly, and is revealing the pattern to the Master Builders. This ministry grace is essential to bring a revolution in the world today.
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