Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bringing forth Tabernacles by Michael King

Bringing Forth Tabernacles

The spiritual fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles is coming and it will be both glorious and agonizing. Glorious because through this spiritual experience we will manifest "God with us" and agonizing because it will uproot and profoundly change what is currently accepted as normative Christian doctrine.

Essentially, Tabernacles is the final choice in the gentile church age. Through this experience God forces believers to choose between what the Holy Spirit speaks and what they have been taught is sound doctrine. Moreover, the Spirit of God will not explain why we must follow His voice but will only say "come." While what we will be asked to believe and do will seem to be against much of what we hold to be holy and righteous beyond doubt we will know it is God calling. For example, it is written in the gospel of John 6:53,

"Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you."

Forced to make a choice an intellectual rending will take place while we choose to forsake the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. As it says in John 6: 66,

"From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him." (After they heard His hard saying)

Many shall violently oppose this moving of the Holy Spirit and try to persuade others that what they are receiving from God is actually from the Devil. Indeed, only a few will have the courage to step away from what they consider to be safe and totally trust Jesus.

For example in Matthew 12:24,

"But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils."

Currently Christianity is overly focused upon "safety." Here is a truth,

"Theologians today are mostly concerned with protecting what little we have left rather than fighting to regain all that we have lost."

The truth is, we are not advancing and taking back ground but rather we are gathering into our fortified cities of normative doctrine and trying to protect what little we have left while the enemy rampages throughout the rest of the land. Much of our theology is "fear based" and as such we do not wish to reach out and encompass new truths but rather want to withdraw and protect against perceived heresies.

If God did not give us a spirit of fear then when our principles are based upon fear there is at least an element to them that is also not of Him. Fear clouds our understanding of the Father for we will not trust Him to lead and guide us into all truth because we reject anything new.

But God promises to give good things to them that ask in Matthew 7:9,

"Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?"

The coming revival cannot survive and prosper within the current religious system. Though it may start within establish congregations, at some point the leadership will either attempt to quench the Spirit or they will seek to cast out those who accept and follow Gods voice. This is the birth pangs that are spoken of in chapter twelve of the book of Revelation. It is not the experience of Tabernacles that is to blame but rather the false theological foundations upon which these churches are built that is the fundamental reason for the coming separation.

In conclusion, let us explore this undiscovered country with courage and faith. I declare to you with certainty that we are well able to take this Promised Land.

God Bless,

Michael King

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