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The road to Tabernacles

Walking along this revelation road with the Holy Spirit, I experience lovely vistas.  Spiritual landscapes roll by and I witness new things in God, wonders that I did not know existed. Currently, most believe that the foundational doctrines of the Bible are settled. However, this is not so, for there is still a great deal of error in our dogma. Oddly enough, people believe the church Fathers knew more than we do today. However, except for those who actually were with Jesus, many believers began to embrace deception by the 3rd century A.D.

Some teachers in the early church fell headlong into gross deception.  The most notorious of these heresies is the Trinity, or the doctrine that God is three persons. From the time Roman Emperor Constantine merged Christianity with paganism, everything went down hill. Finally, the Roman Catholic Church reigned over a vast kingdom of darkness, controlling and manipulating people through ignorance. Many call this “the dark ages”.

Jesus says,

Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.  For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.”

Matthew 22:29,30

Christ said this in answer to the conundrum the Sadducees posed to Him about the resurrection. The Jewish leaders of Christ’s day, being overly clever with the Law, could not see that, since Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were in heaven with God presently, there must be a resurrection.

However, in answering the Sadducees question, Christ also brought commented on the state of marriage in the afterlife.  Jesus said that, in the resurrection people don’t marry, nor are they given in marriage.  In fact we are like the Angels in heaven. How is this so? What does that really mean?

Why are things in the New Creation important to us now?

You may be asking yourself, “and this is important to me how?” or  “What does the lack of marriage in heaven have to do with me today?”  The relevance of knowing what relationships are like in the New Creation, is because we are starting to live now as we will then.

In general, normative Christians presume people don’t have sex in heaven. Most believers assume angels are neuter too. I believe many people jump to such conclusions because they consider sex sinful. After all, the height of piety in some churches is a Monk or Nun, and we all know they don’t have sex.

Twice, at the start of populating the earth God says,

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

Genesis 1:27,28

And to Noah God says,

“And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.”

Genesis 9:1

Therefore, I believe that, at the start of the New Creation, God will say the exactly same thing, not the opposite of it.

Love relationships in the world to come

In the New Heavens and New Earth, physical relationships between men and women still exist; it is just the institution of marriage is no more. What replaces it then?  In the world to come, a “greater than marriage” overrides and subsumes our current practice of wedlock.  Over there, where the Spirit of God covers the whole earth, men and women mate as His Spirit leads.  In fact, the bond between man and woman is the Holy Spirit Himself.

Whether or not you mate with someone in the world to come is not a matter of marrying or being given in marriage, it is a function of Spiritual Connection. We see an example of Spiritual mating in the Garden of Eden.

God says,

And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;  And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

Genesis 2:21-23

God made Eve, forming her specifically for Adam, and then brought her to him and they mated.

In the world to come, relationships result from Spiritual Connections formed by the will of His Holy Spirit.  First we are attracted to the Spirit in each other and only then, if it be His will, do we mate.  In reality, this is as seamless and easy as speaking in other tongues. However, our patterns of mating will not be exclusive or monogamous. In fact, over the eons we will mate with many different people, bringing forth after God’s kind forever.

Feeling what we once were

Though it is difficult to know exactly where the road to Tabernacles will take us, we glean insights from what the Devil degrades presently. Remember, Satan makes nothing, all he does is defile what God creates.  Therefore, when you see sin in the world, know that a Godly original exists. This maxim holds particularly true for all things intimate.

For instance, there are demonic orgies in the world, yet you have Holy Spirit led love feasts in the early church.  Men and women in the world have sex indiscriminately, while in the church, Spirit led people love each other only to the degree that God desires.  In the world there are self-centered marriages, but in the church (if it is done the way God wants) there are divine unions for the glory of God.  In the world you have rampant divorce for selfish reasons, yet in the church you have divine divorce releasing people from rash vows.

God created intimacy and it is very good

Sensuality is not bad, sinful, or evil, for God created it and said that it is very good.  Sexuality is, in fact, part of the very nature of God. It’s not wrong for a woman to be beautiful or sexy, however it is wrong for a woman to use her erotic nature to lead men astray. Nudity is not wrong if that is how God leads. However, nudity in a strip club is wrong because it entices men to lust.

Therefore, in the New Heavens and New Earth, whether we are clothed or naked, at our core is a desire to please and obey God. Our Beloved restores our innocence in the New Jerusalem. In that place, we act out our desires as the Spirit leads. We experience total freedom in all areas, especially sexually, by walking in the cool of the day with our Father as He intended.  In that day, God again commands us to go forth, be fruitful, and multiply.

The road to the restoration of all things

The road to Tabernacles, which is the beginning of the restoration of all things, shakes the church to its very core. This is so because many doctrines are partially or wholly in error. Even the ones which are true are often out of alignment with God’s actual word. In some denominations, practically the only thing they have right is water baptism and salvation.

A road not yet traveled

On the road to the New Heavens and New Earth people hug, kiss, and love as they feel led. There is no marriage because, in that place, there is only Spiritual Connection.  In the world to come, there is only one law: live by every word the proceeds out of God’s mouth.  Therefore, don’t kiss if you don’t feel led to kiss. Simply do not touch someone intimately if God doesn’t lead you to do so. Don’t mate unless God tells you to mate. To the pure all things are pure.

We are not from around here

Stepping onto the road to Tabernacles, we start to behave in this present world as we do in the next. This means that earthly commitments, if they be not of God, fade.  If we are not married to the person of God’s choice, our earthy contract becomes irrelevant, because God never recognized it in the first place.  The separation of ungodly unions is a prominent aspect of the Tabernacle Experience. While God hates divorce, He hates believers missing their foreordained mate even more.

In conclusion, it is important to know how relationships function in the world to come, because we are beginning to experience them in this world.  The Tabernacle Experience is the blurring of our two worlds through the Holy Spirit.  People need God’s revelation to understand what’s actually happening to them.

Walk in the Spirit

Finally, on this road, live by the Spirit, walk in the Spirit, and experience the powers of the world to come with confidence.  Understand that, through the Holy Spirit, you straddle two worlds, living in this earth but not of it. In that future place, relationships are all Spirit led, therefore our relationships are Spirit led here too. This is the literal meaning of Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth and it is in heaven. God’s order supersedes our earthly order.  Our Fathers will replaces our will.  His desires take precedence over our desires.  In order for His house to be a place of prayer once again, everything that is not of Him must go.

Here is a truth,

“What I say may not make a whole lot of sense right now, but I assure you, once you begin to experience God’s Divine Love, it will.”

Salt and Light Cove Lauren Daigle