Feast of Tabernacles 2021 has begun. This is one of the seven biblical feasts of the Lord, of which God commanded Israel to celebrate. The first was Passover, which is in the Spring, the second was Pentecost, which is in the Summer and the third is Tabernacles, which is in the Fall. The Lord would provide enough harvest at the feast of Tabernacles to get them through the winter, so the feast of Tabernacles was a major celebration. It is a seven day feast and it began last night at sundown.
I pray this seven days, you rejoice over little things, big things all things, but the main thing to rejoice over is that John 1:14 tells us, “The Word became flesh, and did tabernacle among us, and we beheld his glory, glory as of an only begotten of a father, full of grace and truth.” This is a statement from history, but it is a reality statement. Jesus Christ, the Son of God walked the earth as a man, He was, He is the word of God become flesh. He lived with the people of His generation as God on earth. This is not a fable or fairy tale, this is the truth that sets us free.
It’s not a Jewish thing to celebrate the feast of Tabernacles, it is a God thing, it is a Bible thing. I pray you do some research on this feast, for it is written about extensively in both the old and new Testaments. Jesus celebrated these feasts and so should we. Feasts of the Lord are times to remember how God worked in history with humanity and if He did it then, He will do it again. Many scholars believe Jesus was born during the feast of Tabernacles, others believe He will return during this feast, all I know is that I am thankful for a God that dwells with us, tabernacles with us, loves to be near us. I pray you draw near to Him as He is drawing near to you, for joy comes from being with God, for He is our healer, provider, deliver, savior and ruler. Paul said it this way, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Phil. 4:4). It’s feast time my friends, rejoice!