Friday, September 28, 2012

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Feast of Tabernacles

In the next few days our family will begin to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles referenced in the Bible in Leviticus 23.

I'm a member of the Church of God, A Worldwide Association. One of the fundamental beliefs of COGWA is that instead of holidays we observe the Old Testament Holy Days.

This is a time when we set aside the business of life and devote eight days to our families and to God.  The first day is considered a high Holy Day.  We do no customary work on Holy Days or during the Feast of Tabernacles.  The eighth day is also a Holy Day called the Last Great Day.  We attend a single service everyday during the Feast of Tabernacles and we attend double services on the Last Great Day. 

Our church designates several places across the country as host sites for the Feast of Tabernacles.  There are also several international sites.  This year we've chosen to take our family to the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee festival site.  We are really excited to spending time in a beautiful Fall setting nestled in a cabin in the Smoky Mountains.  Expect a few Wordless Wednesday posts with pictures upon our return!

In order to afford to attend the Feast of Tabernacles we tithe and set aside ten percent of our income.  We go out to eat with other church members, new friends and old to enjoy great food and fellowship.  We also often give gifts to one another during this time. 

The Feast of Tabernacles represents the time when Christ returns to the earth and establishes his Kingdom upon the earth. It pictures a time of Peace during the millenial reign of Jesus Christ.  I find it to be a very special time during which I strengthen my relationship with God and my family.  I wish you all well while I am gone.  Blessings all.



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