I decided to post this here as we are discussing the "ins and outs" of the feast of Tabernacles. Here is some understanding He has given me on part of it. He calls it the feast of TABERNACLES for a reason.
He's making us a feast of FAT things = those that have not been circumcised
by the processing of the work that is inherent in tabernacles. This is in Isaiah 25 or 26 I believe.
This ties in with the bones Ezekial saw.
Bones without meat on them = first veil of our flesh laid down.
DRY bones=those that have laid down the Christ veil of His flesh (because Spirit is water/life of them).
Where He makes "fat" our bones is where He puts the glorified word/flesh back on them, ie. that which has been thru the fire of the fullness of the Holy Ghost/Father, after laying down the "flesh" of Christ.
Now let me explain what that means. We were called out into the wilderness here to "die", and be made of no reputation, taking on the image of sinful flesh, or being made conformable to His death.
For most of us, if not all of us, we look like we've lost our minds, our salvation, aren't really Christians,ect. to the outside world, because we are not worshiping Him in the confines of Babylonian confusion anymore. And so we "laid down" the "image" of Him, but not the reality of Him in our lives and hearts. Just the opposite, in fact.
This is why the fat was an offering only for God the Father,and why we were told not to eat the fat of an animal in dietary laws (aside from making you sick). The fat (think about it--fat is above what is needed; as oil that has congealed, not flowing, LAID UP).
This is representative of the wisdom of the Spirit which is Christ, that is hidden in the
uncircumcised (definition of gentiles NOW) that cannot be a light without the fire of the Holy Ghost consuming it. Uncircumcised ones, meaning those that have the wheat and the tares together still, that must still go thru the cleansing fire of the Holy Ghost (in the HARVEST, He will send His angels and they will GATHER up.....= Math. 13).
WE ARE becoming the lake of fire they get cast in, as the Father consumes US, LOL :).
Without THIS FIRE being the one to do it, trying to consume this fat is as offering up
strange fire, which is what you see happening to those that think it's ok to consume other things outside the Word, APART FROM THE LEADING OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD.
With the Spirit leading, no harm can come, for the tares are burned/consumed in the fire, REFINED in the refiner's fire, leaving the life of Spirit which is Christ hidden in the people this pertains to, revealed by cleansing, distilled like wine.
It's the same as refining gold, where the dross (doctrines without life) is consumed, but the gold (higher nature of God revealed, ie. revelations of the Word that IS life and Spirit) is retained.
They SHALL PICK UP serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing it will not hurt them.
When God told Moses to CAST DOWN His rod of authority = veil of Christ's flesh as it pertains to coming outside the camp and dying, ie. laying down of all, it then took on the IMAGE OF SINFUL FLESH, but it CONSUMED the serpent natures of the uncircumcised Egyptians (flesh),
And then the Lord God told Him to pick it back up ie. after suffering with Him, we are glorified with Him = MIRACLES to set ALL creation free. He did His first miracle at Cana, which runs into word used in Psalms (I believe it was) that means "possessor of heaven and earth" ie. the ALmighty God, the Father God that is in our new
heaven/glorified Christ AND our new earth/glorified body. This is why it says, God was IN Christ reconciling all men unto Himself.
This rod of Moses, ties in with the PICKING UP (catching up) of the TWELVE BASKETS OF FRAGMENTS = 12 tribes of humanity He "fragmented" Himself in, after the 5 (grace ministered thru ministry of 5 fold) fishes and 2 loaves (witness of Son and Spirit together = inner court) dispensation has ENDED. It is time for the Father to come on the scene, and FULFILL the promise with HIMSELF.
Additionally, look up word for lake and it runs into haven, which in the Hebrew means among other things, "to cover"(as in the blood of the Christ that is laid down now thru the laying down of the flesh of Him, has the POWER to cover or expiate THEIR sins), and runs into word meaning "to enclose" (as in, a garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse) and also, compassionate, pity, regard, spare, and protection.
It also runs into word that means to stroke, erase to smooth (as with oil), grease or make FAT, blot out, full of marrow.
If you go to Ephesians 1:7 it says we are set FREE by the DEATH of CHRIST. And 2Cor.4:4 the word image, as in Christ made in the image of God runs into word that means "GOAT".
His image is one of life thru sacrificial death, and Paul prayed to know what is the power of His resurrection, that he might be conformed into the IMAGE OF HIS
DEATH, that he might by any means, ATTAIN THE RESURRECTION.John 7:10 -But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
Starting with the above, the feast He went to in secret in this passage, was literally the feast of Tabernacles.....and so too does He do this thing in secret with us spiritually, because it is unobservable, unlike Passover and Pentecost, and is typified by the fact the High Priest went in ALONE into the Holy of Holies.Job 12:22 -He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.
If you understand what's below that I shared first, pertaining to what this "darkness" IS, ie. the ones holding Christ in UNrighteousness, the wisdom hidden in the UNcircumcized of heart.1Kings 8:12 -Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
God hid Himself in the last place man would ever think to look......IN MAN.Daniel 2:22 - He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
Isa 45:3 -And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
These treasures of darkness and hidden riches are none other than the wealth of the WICKED held up (RESERVED IN HEAVEN/Christ IN them) for the just (us), ie. those that have followed Him to celebrate Tabernacles.
Carnal man thought the wealth was material goods or gold and silver (and He can and will bring that also once we are fully one with the Head from whom all blessing flow, which is the purpose of this feast), but the true riches are wisdom in Christ, for wisdom is more valuable than rubies. 2Samuel 22:12 - And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
That Hebrew word pavilions there is the same as TABERNACLES.
Thought I'd better add a "natural practical" word about how this is working in us. Have you ever received the LIFE of His Spirit speaking to you either out of the writings of others, or even out of others who are not Christian?
Then you are "eating" or consuming the riches laid up for the just. He is turning their water into wine for you, distilling out of them the new wine of the Kingdom which is Spirit contained in flesh. Blessings.....