Rejoice you in thy tents
Deuteronomy 33:18 -
And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.
In the Bible almost all names have meanings and all are purposefully put to give us an understanding.
I would translate today's message including the names.
Deuteronomy 33:18 - And of the exalted he said Rejoice [in] the exalted, in thy going forth; there is reward in thy tents.
In the Bible the travel of the Israelites from Egypt to the crossing of the river Jordan is symbolic of one's spiritual life journey, of the things that one would face through this journey. Throughout this journey the Israelites never stayed in proper houses but always dwelt in tents. Not only did the people, even the Lord (His glory) also dwell among them in a tent. This tabernacle is also referred to as the Temple of God and Paul puts our bodies as the Temple of God.
In today's message the Lord is telling us the flesh body we dwell in is not our permanent home but as temporary as a tent. Till we reach our destination we dwell in this tent, but when we reach our permanent home we will not dwell in tents.
God Himself came as man and dwelt in a tent but He kept His tent perfect and therefore was resurrected in the flesh till He comes in glory on the Day of the Lord, when we all go to our permanent home which is our Father's House. The tent of the Lord was glorious for all things even though were symbolic they were designed according to God's Word and had purpose.
The Lord wants us too to also have our tents in order and put things in our lives with purpose so that we may go forth (prosper) and receive His reward, although our reward is in Heaven but our working for the reward in while we dwell in our tent.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You made us in this body of flesh but You showed its value by making is from dust. Our bodies may go back to dust but we have been released from the curse of going to dust by the sacrifice of your Son Jesus Christ. We dwell in this tents but our real home is with You in Heaven. Help us Father while we dwell in this tent we may do so as per your design, setting all things with purpose and understanding of things hidden to worldly man. May your glory also be on our tent like it did in your Tabernacle...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
2 Samuel 7:6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.
Jeremiah 10:20 My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth of me, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
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