Dwelt among us

Sukkot, the last of the fall Biblical feasts, begins at sundown Friday, Sept. 29. The seven-day festival will be fulfilled prophetically when Yeshua (Jesus) returns to establish His millennial kingdom on earth. At the end of the thousand years, after death and Hades are cast into the lake of fire, God will create a new heaven and earth (Revelation 21:1).

What might that future look like? John 1:14 offers a clue: “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” The Greek word for “dwelt,” skenoo, means to encamp or abide in a tent or tabernacle. Sukkot is called the Feast of Tabernacles. God called the Israelites during the Moses-led Exodus to build temporary shelters in the wilderness during Sukkot, a week-long observance. A campsite is friendly, personal and intimate. Yeshua invites us to join Him around the campfire.

And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people.  God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” – Revelation 21:3-4

Written by Jeff King

Jeff is a retired newspaper journalist in the United States and follower of Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth

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