I opened the Bible looking for a word this evening. I don't usually do that, but I did tonight, and the word I received was tabernacles. I questioned the Lord about that, because we are all waiting for the Spiritual Passover, and this is what He told me.
The passing over is not the permanent overshadowing of our carnal mind. The Spiritual Passover is the turning upside down of our spiritual world.
Acts 17:6, And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also. KJV
The passing over is when we default to Christ instead of the carnal mind, while we are still manifesting the carnal mind.
The unleavened bread is the Doctrine of Christ, the spiritual bread that does not come from the sin nature. So everyone who is receiving the Doctrine of Christ is experiencing the Passover, even if their spiritual world is not permanently upside down yet.
The Day of Atonement is true repentance. We cannot truly repent without seeing our sin nature clearly, as it manifests in the way we communicate with other people. We can have true repentance in one area and not in another. The passing over occurs when we change AFTER facing the operation of our sin nature.
Next comes the Festival of Booths, which is Tabernacles. The Jews celebrate Tabernacles by physically moving into a booth, but Tabernacles really signifies the day that the Lord indwells us.
I opened the Bible twice, and got the word tabernacles each time. I think Tabernacles may be close for me because I consume spiritual unleavened bread daily, and I usually, although not always, default to Christ AFTER facing the operation of my sin nature. .
It is very common for the order of ideas in the written Scripture to be skewed, so I have no problem with the King James Translation reading that the sequence of the feasts is, Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles.
I, personally, experienced Pentecost first, Passover second, and am waiting to experience the Feast of Tabernacles last.
Won’t we all be surprised to find out that many believers will experience Passover before Pentecost. I speak about believers in Christ who seriously confront their sin nature and other moral issues, but do not speak in tongues.
Sheila R. Vitale