From “Feast of Tabernacles,” Chapter 12- Tabernacles – The Feast of Glory- The Events of the Seventh Month Blend Into One
Let us recall how the three events comprising the Feast of the Passover all blended harmoniously together to form that first great Feast of the Church. There were the Passover, the Unleavened Bread, and the Sheaf of Firstfruits: distinct events, yet blending together to form one Feast–beautiful type of the death and resurrection of Christ, and the new life which His death made possible. So now in the last Feast, the events are of a threefold nature: the Blowing of the Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Ingathering. And again these three events blend together to form one great Feast, the last great revival of the Church age. Let us not imagine that this great revival of gifts and ministries of the Spirit is by any means the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles. But it is the promise and the earnest of this fulfillment, the beginning of the end. For this move of the Spirit must rise and rise and rise (through much sifting and testing and trial), even unto the fullness of the Feast of Tabernacles itself.
And therefore, as the day of glory and of triumph begins to dawn upon the eastern horizon, we may expect to receive a foretaste of that glory as the first rays break forth upon the Church. But we dare not, we must not, settle for anything that God has yet given to any people in any age or dispensation.
We must go forward to explore the infinite realms of the Spirit of God… We must pass out of the realm of the natural, and into the realm of the spiritual… We must progress from the “length and breadth” and begin to comprehend somewhat of the “height and depth” of spiritual things. The “to and fro” experience must give way to an “ascending and descending” experience on Jacob’s ladder. We must pass from a knowledge of the understandable… to a knowledge of the inconceivable… We must rise from the visible to behold the invisible… We must hear the inaudible… grasp the intangible… explore the unsearchable… and declare the unspeakable…
For God hath set eternity in our hearts, and we will not rest–nor will we give Him rest, till He stablish, and till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. The Church must yet bring forth a child that shall “rule all nations with a rod of iron” (Rev. 12:5). For it is given unto the overcomer to “rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter, shall they be broken to shivers” (Rev. 2:27). GHW
The line that most caught my attention in this round was “But we dare not, we must not, settle for anything that God has yet given to any people in any age or dispensation.”
Andrew Womack, in an article titled, “Living in God’s Best – Don’t Settle for Less,” says,
“The Lord really impressed on me that the main reason we aren’t receiving His best is because we are willing to settle for less. Very few are committed to God’s best. We have been influenced more by the world than by God’s Word and “dumbed down” to accept far less than what God has provided. As long as you can live with less than God’s best, you will. That is a powerful truth.
“You have to get sick and tired of being sick and tired before you will aggressively pursue God’s best. You have to have a holy dissatisfaction with mediocrity before you can experience all that God has for you. It doesn’t happen accidentally or automatically. If you don’t pursue it, you won’t get it.
“Everything in our fallen world naturally goes from good to bad. Things don’t get better without effort. We have to seek to find, knock to get the door opened, and ask before we receive (Matt. 7:7). We must raise our sights and aim higher. Most people are shooting at nothing and hitting it every time.”
(Read the entire article at https://www.awmi.net/reading/teaching-articles/receive_best/)
Are we ready to up our game as the great Day approaches?