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Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles

Sunday, 4th October 2020

Rev Daniel Xi An Poon

And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us. We looked upon His glory, the glory of the one and only from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

In the Book of John, we learnt that the Word became flesh, and the Word is God, who is Jesus Himself. He tabernacle among us and He is with us. We need to pray together and Jesus will be with us. In the tabernacle, we can see the glory of God.

But the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven, a land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year. (Deuteronomy 11:11-12)

This is the day we declare that all the past is gone and new is here, so have faith to believe God has prepared the best for us. In here it says ‘cross over’, which means we are not yet there, still in process, but everything is in God’s hands.

This is the beginning of the Jewish new year, and it’s time for us to release blessings to everyone. God’s glory is with us and the light dwells within us. On earth we lack of water but God will give us unlimited rain of Heaven.

In the Bible, rain represents blessings, maybe today you are going through a hard time, but have faith God’s rain of blessings is pouring down. We live on a land God cares, only He can help us to overcome all the difficult situations we are in right now.

I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil. And I will send grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be filled. (Deuteronomy 11:14-15)

Furthermore, God will give the rain in seasons. He knows what is best for us and His timing is perfect. Not only He will give us the best but it will be more than we can gather! God promised we will be filled!

God’s heart for us is good, is to bless us, not to harm us. He gives us rain so we won’t have an empty stomach. This is also the only festival, when God allows the gentiles to come and be blessed. Jesus was born on the Feast of Tabernacles. He came not only for the Jewish but for everyone.

And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall 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 whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, on them there will be no rain. (Zechariah 14:16-17)

Whoever come will receive the rain of blessings, God gives everyone an opportunity to be blessed. Jesus commissions us to preach the gospel and disciple all nations. God cares about everyone. Today is the day to arise and shine for God!