Morning by Morning, September 28 - Feast of TabernaclesGood morning, Lord Jesus. Open my eyes and ears to see and hear all that You would show and speak as I begin my day focused on You. ... "Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 'Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the Lord.... Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a sabbath-rest. And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.... It shall be a statute forever in your generations.... You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths, that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in the booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God'" (Leviticus 23:33-43 NKJV). On the Biblical calendar of the cycle of seasons, we've entered into the Feast of Tabernacles, known as Sukkot, for the seven-day feast of rejoicing and remembering all our God has done for us. Every feast and festival, every law and prophecy, and every cycle and season of the Biblical calendar ultimately finds fulfillment in You, Lord Jesus (Matthew 5:17; Luke 24:27). In tents or tabernacles or booths made of branches and boughs, the children of Israel would move out of their homes and into the fields. They would remember that the Lord brought them out of Egypt and led them through the wilderness on their way to the Promised Land. They were on a journey and they were desperately dependent upon You, learning to be both thankful for their deliverance and expectant for their inheritance. Through Christ, the Messiah of Israel and Savior of all, we have been "grafted in" to the olive tree of this faith that's fulfilled in Jesus to share in these roots of heritage (Romans 11:17). "In Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham (has) come upon (us), that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith" (Galatians 3:14). Like Israel's celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles, we're also learning to be both thankful for our deliverance and expectant for our inheritance. And we're also rejoicing that our God is with us through every wilderness and as we're resting in the faith the He will protect us and provide for us as He comes to "tabernacle" and dwell among us every day of our journey (John 1:14). May we and all our generations know that You are the Lord our God. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
I pray you will rejoice as you remember all God has done for you, thankful for your deliverance and expectant for your inheritance, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!