3 Bible Tips: The Significance of Tabernacles
1. One of the "feasts of the Lord" involved living in tabernacles (tents or temporary dwellings) for seven days.
"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations [assemblies], these are My feasts…
"The fifteenth day of this seventh month [Sept. 23 on the Roman calendar in 2010] shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the Lord" (Leviticus 23:2, 34).
2. Followers of Jesus Christ, like the ancient Israelites coming out of Egypt, are strangers and pilgrims looking for a promised homeland.
"These all [the heroes of faith] died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland" (Hebrews 11:13-14; compare Leviticus 23:43).
3. That homeland is the Kingdom of God, which will be set up on earth after the resurrection of those who are Christ's at His return.
"And [Jesus Christ has] made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth" (Revelation 5:10; for a description of that wonderful world, see Micah 4:4 and Zechariah 14:16).
There is much more to this subject. See "The Feast of Tabernacles: Jesus Christ Reigns Over All the Earth."
What Bible tips would you add?
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