The Tabernacles Movement: Europe
The Tabernacles movement, which is the fulfillment of the final feast, will be world wide. Like the restoration of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, the baptism of Divine Love will start from little Holy Spirit lighting strikes and then spread like wildfire throughout the continents of the world. Those born of the spirit will be like fire brands igniting the souls and spirits of those whom they meet that are hungering and thirsting after a direct experience of God. This conflagration (fanned by the breath of God) will culminate in the actual birthing of the Man-child as described in the book of Revelation.
It is written,
“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.”
While this scripture has a first and primary fulfillment in Jesus Christ it has also a secondary and further fulfillment in the Body of Christ. Often times scriptures speak to more than a single event because they are fulfilled over the course of many, many years. The prophecy against Tyre was like this because the actual fulfillment of the word given by Ezekiel took over 800 years to fully come to pass. It took successive invasions to finally bring Tyre down but in the end it was thrown into the sea and became a place for the spreading of nets precisely as foretold. When looking at prophecy we must always keep in mind that God is eternal and He sees history in its totality whereas we, being mortal, see only small slices of it.
Europe, historically, has been the cradle of much of the restoration of Christianity as we know it today. From the outbreak of the reformation many great movements have been born on the continent. Though much of what was good in European Christianity has grown old and is encrusted with tradition, still the roots of fervor and sacrifice for the true gospel remain. Like an old cannon which is retrieved from the sea, burdened with centuries of coral and decay, the core of what is European Christianity is still sound and viable.
One good thing about Christians in Europe is that once convinced of a biblical truth they hold fast to it and carry on for generations. There is little taste for “easy believe-ism” or the “doctrine of the week” that is common among Americans. What they believe is very dear to them and once they know the truth they cherish it. It is this strength that we, in the Tabernacle movement, shall seek to tap into.
In order to spread the message of Divine Love we will need to again turn to the younger generation that is still open and searching for meaning. France would be a particularly good place to begin due to the shift towards atheism in the country as a whole. Anywhere that people say there is no God is a place where some are crying out for God. The only way the atheists have gained sway is because the old vitality of the churches have waned as they have refused to follow the Holy Spirit. This conspicuous absence has allow those who hate God to take root because God is obviously not present in many of the religious institutions. Therefore, a vacuum exists that is becoming more powerful as the absence of God increases and it is into this void that the ministers of the tabernacle movement shall flow.
It is not possible to challenge deeply entrenched church groups and their dogmas head on. Doing so would be akin to trying to stop an aircraft carrier at full steam: the momentum is simply too great. However, even at full steam, you can change the course of a aircraft carrier by finding the steering wheel and the engine controls. Essentially, this is what the Holy Spirit will help us to find in the countries where God sends us. People often think that religious power resides in institutions but the fact of the matter is that all institutions derive their power from the will of the people that support them. Without support even the most established of religious power will wither and fade. Therefore, our strategy will be to bring this message to the up and coming generation so that they will taste the freedom of the Spirit. By doing this we will start to steer the next generation and they will be engine of reform.
Bruce Lee said,
““Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it.”
“If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
Bruce lee, as far as I know, was not a Christian, yet he realized a central truth: it is difficult to fight something that has no set form. When there is nothing solid to attack, no specific place to attack it, and no set pattern to anticipate what is coming it is almost impossible defeat. This is essentially what happens when young people start to listen to and obey the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is unseen and it’s counsel cannot be known except by those to whom it is revealed. They become an army that is everywhere present yet nowhere specific, a force of Spirit which is moved like the autumn leaves by the breath of God. People see and feel the effects of God’s Spirit but what moves them cannot be known through natural man’s intellect.
As we progress in this movement we must resist the natural minded urge to build an easily identifiable organization with specific hierarchy and public personages. This is what many church groups have done and it has been to their detriment when they are persecuted by the religious system. Just as the kingdom of God is within the hearts of men the restoration of the final feast will have no specific location, no specific leadership, or even a specific set of doctrines. We will be bound and led by the Holy Spirit and that will be our only common motivating factor and thus our strength. Against such a people even the Harlot Church will be powerless and it will be unable to stop our message from being heard no matter how they seek to quench it.
I do not know if God will do a quick work or if it will be multi-generational process but the main thing to do now is to begin. We do not know how God will make this movement grow or how fast but we do know that we must plant the seed in order for anything to happen. God is calling the disenfranchised and disaffected of Europe to come and find rest and sustenance in the final feast. He beckons to those who have been discouraged by the lack of life within the traditional church to come and sup at the table of the feast of Tabernacles. What is set forth in these writings is a way forward to a new and exciting place in God where His people can walk in the cool of the day once again.
In conclusion, do not despise the day of small beginnings for everything must start from somewhere. Do not despise your youth because out of such tender shoots grow the mightiest of trees. Lack of experience is sometimes a plus because you are an empty vessel who can be filled with God’s word afresh. What matters is that we answer His call. What matters is that we say “Lord, hear am I, send me.” We do not have to move mountains for God is the only that can do that. We simply have to have mustard seed faith which will move God who will move those mountains for us.