BY: E. E. BROOKS
THE FEAST OF PASSOVER
YOUR BODY IS THE TABERNACLE OR TEMPLE
A tabernacle is a “tent,” “booth” or temporary dwelling place.
God told Moses to build a Tabernacle in the wilderness where He would commune with man. The Tent or Tabernacle that Moses built is symbolic of individual Man. You are the real Tabernacle or dwelling place of God! Your body is the final intended “booth” where God will dwell for eternity.
1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that Your Body is the Temple of the Holy Ghost.
John 2:21 But he (Jesus) spake of the Temple of his Body.
Here is a scripture in Revelation, which describes the final dwelling place or true Tabernacle of God. This verse shows the ultimate fulfillment of “The Feast of Tabernacles.” Have you heard of the Feast of Tabernacles?
Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the TABERNACLE of God is with Men, and he will Dwell with them…
We will look at the connection between the “tabernacle” of your body and the “Feast of Tabernacles.” God has a specific three fold plan to save your whole being.
(You) = Spirit, Soul & Body
(God) = Jesus, Holy Spirit & Father
(Feasts) = Passover, Pentecost & Tabernacles
God made man in His image and likeness. Man is a triune being like God. We are Spirit, Soul & Body or three in one.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole Spirit and Soul and Body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
When we study out the word for Spirit we find it is the Inner Man, or the Heart. The Greek word for “Spirit” is Pneuma. The real you is Spirit. You are a Spirit. You have a Soul. You live in a Body!
The Greek word for “Soul” is Psuche (or Psyche). The Soul or Psyche is better under- stood as the Mind. The Soul is very different from the Spirit. They are as different as your Heart and Mind. Some Christians have a very carnal Soul/Mind even though they have received Jesus in their Heart/Spirit. There will be a group who actually put on the Mind of Christ! They will experience a complete salvation of the Soul/Mind.
James 1:21 …receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your Souls. ï Written to Christians! (with Jesus already in their Heart/Spirit but still needing a further salvation of their Soul/Mind!)
Many Churches and Christians do not understand the difference between Spirit and Soul and hence there is much disagreement among them. The Sons of God are led by the Spirit not the carnal Soul.
The Body is easy to define. The body is the flesh you see when you look in the mirror. You are a Spirit, you have a Soul and you live in a Body. God has a plan for all three.
Every man in Israel was commanded by God to appear THREE times before Him. Three separate times. There were 3 major Feasts in the Old Testament.
Exodus 23:14 Three Times thou shalt keep a Feast unto me in the year.
1. Feast of PASSOVER
2. Feast of PENTECOST
3. Feast of TABERNACLES
Exodus 23:17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.
Deuteronomy 16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread (Passover), and in the feast of weeks (Pentecost), and in the feast of Tabernacles…
Every man was commanded to appear THREE times before the Lord. Attendance to these 3 feasts was not optional. God was setting the pattern for His plan for man. There was a specific reason for every detail of these feasts. Each of these three major feasts pointed to an Event which would fulfill their true meaning.
The real fulfillment of these feasts will prove to be the three most important events of all history; 1) the crucifixion of Jesus, 2) the baptism of the Holy Spirit and 3) the Manifestation of the Glory of the Father.
These three feasts were only a type and a shadow of what God would someday bring in FULLNESS. These feasts were but a figure of the real thing. Two of these feasts have already fully come. One is still yet to be revealed. The greatest event of the history of the world, the Feast of Tabernacles is soon to happen!
THE FEAST OF PASSOVER
During this first major feast each man had to sacrifice a Lamb. The blood of this Lamb had to be applied to the top of the door of his own house. When the Death Angel came and saw the blood of the Lamb on the door, he would PASSOVER that house. When the Death Angel did not see the blood applied to the door, death resulted!
This major feast pointed to the time when Passover would FULLY come. Jesus is the real Lamb who was slain for the sins of the world. Today we individually apply the blood of Jesus to our Heart’s door in a spiritual way. Thanks to the blood of Jesus, we are free from the Law of Sin and Death. It is no coincidence that Jesus was crucified during the Fullness of the Feast of Passover. Jesus fulfilled Passover once and for ALL.
John 13:1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father…
Jesus dwells in our Heart/Spirit. Watch how a pattern begins to develop. Jesus is the Passover lamb. His blood is applied to the Spirit (Heart or Inner Man).
Ephesians 3:16-17 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the Inner Man; That Christ may Dwell in your Hearts by faith…
When the feast of Passover fully came Jesus was crucified and saved our Heart/Spirits. It’s no coincidence that when the feast of Pentecost fully came the Holy Spirit came to our Soul/Minds.
Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was Fully come…they were all filled with the Holy Ghost.
The Holy Spirit saves our Soul or Mind. He “teaches” us all things and brings all things to our “remembrance.” We are taught and we remember in the MIND. The Soul is the Mind. The Holy Spirit brings the engrafted word which is able to save our Soul/Mind (James 1:21.) We need to put on the Mind of Christ. Can you see the pattern here?
Fullness of Passover
Fullness of Pentecost
Fullness of Tabernacles
It’s easy to see what to expect when “Tabernacles” fully comes when we look at the pattern. The Father will glorify the body. Remember your Body is the Tabernacle!
Jesus saved our spirit (past tense.) The Holy Spirit is saving our soul/mind (present progressive tense.) The Glory of the Father will save our physical bodies (future tense.)
When Tabernacles fully comes we expect to receive the Glory of the Father and Immortality in the Body. The physical body will be saved from death. The manifested Sons will have the Redemption of their Bodies. They are the Overcomers spoken of in Revelation. Read it for yourself, they are the Manchild and the Woman is the Church (Rev. 12) The Manchild is “birthed” or “comes out” of the Woman/Church! It’s the Manchild who sits on the Throne!
Just as Jesus saves the Spirit and the Holy Spirit saves the Soul, even so the Father will save the physical Body of the Overcomers. When will that event occur? When the Feast of Tabernacles fully comes.
All Creation is waiting for the fullness of Tabernacles or when the Sons of God are Manifested to the world. We don’t know when the Feast of Tabernacles will come but we do know what we are looking for! We are expecting the Redemption of the Body during the Feast of Tabernacles.
Romans 8:19 The Creation waits in eager expectation for the Sons of God to be revealed. (NIV)
Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the Manifestation of the Sons of God…
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the REDEMPTION of our BODY.
No man knows when the fullness of Tabernacles will come. It’s the time appointed of the Father. Only God knows when we will get our Inheritance. The Father decides when the time is right, not us. Peter told us that there is an Inheritance and a Salvation reserved for US. There is a Salvation reserved for the Last Days.
1 Peter 1:4-5 To an Inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, Reserved in Heaven for You, 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto Salvation Ready to be Revealed in the Last Time.
Jesus saved our Spirit. That is the Passover experience (or often called the Born Again experience.) Passover was not intended to be a stopping point but rather a first step. There are those who stay in the Passover Realm and never have their Pentecost. They are contented to stay in this beginning realm. God said THREE times we must appear before him.
There are 30 – 60 & 100 fold Christians! There is a group who have Jesus as their personal Savior AND have also received a second experience called the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. They have gone beyond Passover and also had their Pentecost. They have kept both feasts! But there is one more feast major feast remaining called “Tabernacles.” God said THREE times we must appear before him.
The purpose of this booklet is to tell you There Is More. The church knows about Passover. Some churches have gone further into the second step and embraced Pentecost. These are the 30 and 60 fold realms. Each and every Christian needs to take these first two steps. There is yet still a third step that is now about to unfold. Some today are looking beyond Pentecost into Tabernacles. If God was about to do a New Thing wouldn’t you like to know about it?
Just as you will not hear about the Pentecostal experience in the fundamental realms, you will not hear about “Tabernacles” in the “Pentecostal” realm. Why?
They have decided to stop at the Feast of Pentecost and go no further. If we stop anywhere along the way we simply will not enter God’s fullness. Pentecost is only the second step. We must go beyond Pentecost to inherit All Things (Rev 21:7.)
Some mistakenly think you receive everything God has when you are Born Again. Sadly they only see Passover and no further. Others mistakenly believe you’ve received it all when you are Saved and Baptized in the Holy Spirit. They see Passover and Pentecost but most have never even heard about Tabernacles! God said you must appear before Him THREE separate times. Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. His plan is to save our Spirit, Soul & Body!
Question: WHEN will Tabernacles fully come?
Answer: At the time appointed by the Father!
Galatians 4:2 But (an heir) is under tutors and governors until the Time Appointed of the Father.
Question: How will we know when Tabernacles has fully come?
Answer: When you see the Glory of the Father in your physical Body then you will know Tabernacles has fully come!
When you see your physical body begin to regenerate and actually shine like the Sun then you know the Tabernacle experience is happening.
When the world sees your Face shining with bright white light like the face of Jesus did, then they will know You are a Manifested Son of God. There will be NO doubt in anyone’s mind that “Tabernacles” has been fulfilled for God’s Glory will be Revealed!
You will be able to come and go like Jesus does. You will have a glorified body like He does. You will also have the Mind of Christ. You will Inherit the Glory of the Father!
Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the Glory which Shall Be Revealed In US.
We receive the Inheritance at the time appointed of the Father. The Father decides when we are ready. The real “promised land” we inherit is the “physical body” or “tabernacle of flesh.” Jesus has the same body he was born with only it has been Glorified! The manifested Sons will also have the exact same type of Glorified Body as Jesus has right now. The Sons of God will be Manifested when they receive the Glory of the Father! ALL that the Father has will be yours. But you must leave the safety and comfort of your mother the church. The church cannot enter into the fullness because they refuse move on. None of the churches in Revelation were perfect! But the Overcomers are perfect. They Inherit the Throne and ALL Things!
The Feast of “Tabernacles” deals with; Body, Glory and Manifestation. The whole of Creation is awaiting this event and it will Change the World!
Romans 8:17-19 And if children, then heirs; Heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that WE May Be Also Glorified Together. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the Glory which Shall Be Revealed In US. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the MANIFESTATION of the Sons of God. (KJV)
TABERNACLES will bring a MANIFESTATION or a REVEALING of GLORY. The Sons of God will be revealed to the world at the time appointed of the Father. When the feast of Tabernacles fully comes both You AND the World will know it! The Sons will take over the “kingdoms of this world” easily when they have Gods Glory!
There will be no wondering if something has happened. All creation will be aware of this event. When God reveals his Sons to the world WHO will NOT see them? They will shine like the SUN! It will be the most glorious event of all time!
YOUR BODY IS THE TABERNACLE OR TEMPLE!
Acts 7:48 Howbeit the Most High dwelleth not in Temples made with hands.
We find the fullness of the Feast of Tabernacles described in Revelation 21:3 when it says “the Tabernacle of God is with Men.” This is when the Sons receive their Glorified BODY and rule and reign on Earth and Shine like the Sun!
During the Feast of Passover the Lamb was slain. The fulfillment of the Feast of Passover was Jesus the Lamb of God. The Feast of Pentecost was a Harvest Feast. It is easy to see the real fulfillment of Pentecost because we can read about it in Acts 2.
The Old Testament Feast of Pentecost dealt with the Harvest of grain. We see a great Harvest of “people” instead of “grain” in Acts. This is the fullness of Pentecost and should be experienced by everyone today. But don’t stop there! Don’t settle for the 30 or 60 fold realms. There is much more.
During the Old Testament Feast of Tabernacles each man had to leave his home and make a temporary dwelling place called a “booth.” The Hebrew word for “booth” is the same exact word for ‘tabernacle.”
Keeping the Old Testament Feast of Tabernacles would be a lot like pitching a tent and going camping. Each man left his home and set up a temporary “booth” or “tent” called a tabernacle. There in the privacy of that booth, away from everyone else, each man becomes his OWN PRIEST before the Lord. The Lord spoke to each man individually within the privacy of his own individual tabernacle! God communes directly with each man during Tabernacles!
During Tabernacles they constructed booths out of the “branches of goodly boughs” kind of like a “lean-to” or tent. There they dwelt for 7 days (Lev. 23:40,42.) They left the security and safety of their home (home church) to become their own priest before God.
Tabernacles was an individual experience then and also will be today. One to One. You and God without anyone else. No pastor, priest, bishop, rabbi, teacher or clergy etc. Just you and God. You will get first hand information unpolluted by man. The Tabernacles experience is a Union between God and Man. There is a group who will become One with Jesus & the Father. They are the 100 fold group called the Overcomers or Sons of God. Jesus prayed, “That THEY might be ONE with US (God.)”
Many are being led by God today to leave the comfort of their “home churches” to build their own booth before the Lord. Some are hungry for more than what they are being fed in the church realm. There are those who will not be satisfied with anything less than the fullness of God which is the 100 fold realm of perfection. Many like to pretend that they have received all God has but they can only fool themselves and thereby stunt their own growth.
Heb 6:1 says to “Leave the Principles of the Doctrines of Christ and go on to Perfection!” Leave the mother’s (church’s) milk and begin feeding on the meat of the word! Every mature Son must eventually leave his mother’s side to make his own way. That is the essence of Tabernacles, to leave home and become your own priest before God.
Maturity means leaving those childish realms of the mother/church and tending to our Father’s business! Like all good mothers, the church will not like to see you leave “home.” They will warn you of all the perils and pitfalls outside the safety of their “structure.” They will tell you that it is God’s will for you to stay and if you leave you will get caught up in gross error! Don’t let them talk you out of your Inheritance! Seek the Most High God and you will find Him.
The immature ones will gladly stay in the security of a soft blanket with a warm bottle of milk, which is served up Sunday after Sunday in churches everywhere. But some are hungry for a deeper relationship with the Father.
A good student does not stay in the same grade year after year. Once you have learned all you can then it’s time to move on. There comes a time to graduate from the Grade School of Passover and enter the High School of Pentecost.
The same applies to those still in Pentecost. We need to experience Pentecost but not make it a stopping point. We must enter the College level of Tabernacles. We are under “tutors” or “teachers” UNTIL the time appointed of the Father! Tabernacles is a graduation from mortality to immortality.
In Passover we learn all about Jesus. In Pentecost we learn all about the Holy Spirit. During Tabernacles we will learn all about the Most High God, the Father!
Have you had your Passover? Have you asked Jesus to come into your Heart? If you have, then you’ve had the fullness of the Feast of Passover.
Have you had your Pentecost? Have you received the baptism of the Holy Spirit? If you have then you have kept the fullness of the Feast of Pentecost.
Have you had your Tabernacles? Have you received the Glory of the Father in your physical Body? No, not yet because the fullness has not yet come.
The Feast of Tabernacles will soon Fully come. We are expecting it at ANY time. It could occur right now. It will occur at the time and place appointed of the Father. Christians all agree that These are the Last Days. That may be the only thing they all agree on… but it is unanimous, these are the “End Times.”
The Tabernacle of Moses is a type or a figure of the true tabernacle which is you. Once again it is no coincidence that the Tabernacle of Moses consisted of THREE parts just like you.
3.Most Holy Place
This is really picture of you. You are the temple or tabernacle. You have three parts and the Tabernacle of Moses has three parts. There are three feasts too. Can you see the pattern?
The Outer Court relates to the Passover experience where the Brazen Alter was found. The sacrifice was placed upon the alter. We have our alter experience when we accept Jesus as our savior. This is the fundamental realm of salvation.
The Holy Place relates to the Pentecostal experience. In the Holy Place we find the Candlestick and the Oil and a Golden alter of Incense with Oil in the Holy Place. We also find the shewbread, which is Grain and Oil. Oil is the symbol for the Holy Spirit.
The Most Holy Place relates the Tabernacles experience. It’s in the Most Holy Place where the Priest meets with God face to face. The Ark was in the Most Holy Place and that’s where the Glory was. The presence of God dwelt in the Most Holy Place. There inside that little 10 by 10 “tent” or “booth.”
The little booth or tabernacle which was built during the Feast of Tabernacles was symbolic of the Most Holy Place. There the presence of God is experienced individually. Each man becomes his own priest before the Lord. Each man will enter the Most Holy Place and see God face-to-face. The Glory of God will rest upon the physical body or tabernacle of each man who experiences the fullness of Tabernacles.
The booth or tabernacle in which each man dwelt for seven days can be compared to a cocoon. In fact we are told the Tabernacle experience is very much like the Metamor- phosis which makes a Caterpillar into a Butterfly. Those who experience the fullness of Tabernacles will be Changed in their physical bodies. They will be transformed without having to experience death. The last enemy to be overcome is Death (1Cor. 15:26.) Tabernacles will bring Immortality to the Body at the time appointed of the Father.
Jesus received a transformation in his body. The Greek word for “transfigured” is “metamorpho.” The Bible says that Jesus was “metamorphosed.” The body of Jesus underwent a transfiguration, which occurred during the time of the feast of Tabernacles and caused his Face to shine like the Sun!
Matthew 17:2 And was Transfigured (Gr. Metamorhposed) before them: and his Face did shine as the Sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
On the mount of Transfiguration Jesus had the Glory of the Father in his Body. This is a type of what we will experience when Tabernacles fully comes.
The “mansion” in John 14:2 is the exact same Greek word as “Abode” just a few verses later in John 14:23. Jesus said he would bring the “mansion/abode” where we are. Not in heaven! The real mansion is a Glorified Body. It’s not at all like the materialistic and man made idea of a literal building in the sky.
The true Tabernacle is the dwelling place. You are that Tabernacle which is not made with hands. Jesus said he would make His mansion/abode where You are! Within You. The glorious mansion is really a Glorified Body like Jesus has right now.
We will not all die. Some will be changed or transformed like Jesus was. There will be a group of Christians who will also go through a “metamorphosis” like Jesus did! Some will receive the fullness of Tabernacles. They will be the ones who sit in God’s Throne.
1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall Not All Sleep (Die!), but We shall all be changed (transformed)
1 Corinthians 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
Jesus is the Firstborn among Many. There will be those who will do the works Jesus did and Greater. There will be those who actually put on the Mind of Christ. They will receive the 100 fold Glory of the Sun.
There will be a group who Overcome every enemy, even the last enemy which is death. Those Overcomers will actually sit in the very Throne of God, with Jesus! The Glory of God will rest upon them like it does upon Jesus!
Revelation 3:21 To him that Overcometh will I grant to sit with me In My Throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in His Throne.
Those who receive the fullness of the feast of Tabernacles will have taken all Three steps. These steps lead to the very Throne of God. Do you hunger for more of God?
Revelation 21:7 He that Overcometh shall Inherit All Things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my Son.
Those who receive God’s Glory will have His full Inheritance. The Glory He gave to Jesus is now being offered to you. Those who Overcome will Inherit ALL things. They will be the 100 fold realm with the 100 fold Glory. Those who experience the fullness of Tabernacles will Shine Like the Sun! They will shine Like Jesus!
Matthew 13:43 Then shall the Righteous Shine forth as the Sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Matthew 17:2 And (Jesus) was Transfigured before them: and his Face did shine as the Sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
These events will soon come to pass when the Feast of Tabernacles fully comes. Then the Sons of God will be Manifested to the World. They will be anointed with Light. They will shine like the Sun. They will have a glorified body like Jesus has. They will sit in God’s Throne. Only then will the Tabernacle of God be with men!
Revelation 21:3, 23 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the Tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with Them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God… And the City had no need of the Sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the Glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
Now it is easy to see the 3 steps in the next passage from Ephesians chapter 1. When you see the pattern set it makes a lot more sense when you read it!
Ephesians 1:13-18 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your Salvation (Passover!): in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, (Pentecost!) 14 Which is the Earnest (down payment) of our Inheritance UNTIL the Redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his Glory. (Tabernacles!) 15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him (Father): 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the Riches of the Glory of his Inheritance in the Saints.
Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the Glory which shall be Revealed in Us.
John 17:22 And the Glory which thou gavest Me (Jesus) I have given Them; that They may be One, even as We are One!
Revelation 11:15 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.
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