GOD'S OVERCOMING TABERNACLE CHURCH: Principles and Vision (Part 1)

Resting in the river of God




A summary of the features of the end time 'Tabernacle' church, as set out in the book 'Eagles Fly High!', followed by a vision the Lord gave me around the time of the Millennium.

As this is a summary and a vision, no scriptures are included, but each part has been based, step by step, upon the scriptures set out in 'Eagles Fly High!'.





The background to this teaching is found in the book 'Eagles Fly High!'.




Online links to scriptures (New International Version [NIV] unless otherwise stated) are shown in blue




As Jesus is symbolically pictured by the Passover ‘Cross’, the Holy Spirit by the Pentecost ‘Dove’, God the Father is in turn depicted by the ‘River of God’ in Tabernacles.

The River of God symbolism represents
1. The Reconciliation of God with His purified church, washed clean, sanctified by the water of the Word.
2. The Anointing power of God acquired from resting in the River of Life, now to be used to reveal the glory of God to all the earth
3. Access to the very throne room of God, via the River of Life.


A CHURCH OF DESTINY ….. of Final Reconciliation between Man and God.


To present to Jesus upon His return, a holy, blameless and radiant church, without stain, wrinkle or any other blemish, in a final act of reconciliation between God and Man.

Photo is of a Jewish bride.


A CHURCH OF DELIVERY ….. of a People Willing and Able to Fulfil God’s Purposes Upon the Earth.


A vibrant church, experiencing the truths of Atonement (Reconciliation with God) first fulfilled by Jesus upon the cross, now being lived out in His followers. These realities are: (First 9 of 15 points) 


1. Atonement as an Ongoing Experience:


a. Being Worked Out in our Lives: A process, not an event. Holiness, the practical application of Atonement, is obtained in greater measure the more we submit ourselves to the will of the Father. The greater the sacrifice of our own nature for the nature of Christ, the holier our lives will become.

b. Available to All Who Desire It: As with the experiences of Passover and Pentecost, the truths of the Tabernacle Feasts are available on an ongoing basis, to all those desiring to participate.


2. A Time of Rest:


Our rest, our reliance, is founded upon the Lord, seven days a week. Seven represents completeness, a finished work. So we are able to rest in the completed work of Jesus at all times. Rest cannot be earned by setting aside one day or through good works. Jesus has done it all. 


3. A Time of Fasting:


Fasting is a very practical acknowledgement of our heart attitude to the Lord, shown through the temporary gift to Him of our most basic human instincts, food and sex. Fasting opens two way communication channels of both mind and spirit. Fasting is a regular, integral part of submission to God. Fasting is to become a pleasure, not an obligation. 


4. A Time of Prayer:


Prayer is the very essence of our communication with God. To be a time of seeking a greater understanding of God’s will. Our ultimate aim is to establish a two-way, 24 hour communication channel of prayer, so enabling us to react automatically to the Father’s will in every situation. To be as one with Christ. 


5. A Time of Humility:


a. Individual: An ongoing time of humility before the Lord, seeking His guidance and forgiveness.

b. Corporate: An increasing frequency and intensity in intercession, prayer and fasting in order to seek His will for His people.


6. A Time of Testing:


The Atonement experience is inevitably one of trial and testing. The cleansing and purifying of our soul; (defined as mind, emotions and will), our personality, our motivator, is at the very heart of Atonement. It is promised, He will not test us beyond what we can bear. 


7. A Time of Worship:


Worship, along with prayer and intercession, is our entry ticket into the very presence of God. The Tabernacle church will see worship raised to new levels of intensity, as God’s people become more and more desirous of entering into the Lord’s glory. 


8. A Time of Purity:


God’s revelation and urgent requirement for the Tabernacle church, is personal and collective purity. Rather than merely seeking forgiveness for our sins through the blood, the very source of sin in our lives is to be washed clean by the water of purification. Placing a new emphasis on the prevention of sin in our lives.  


9. A Time of Righteousness:


Putting aside personal desires for excess possessions, pride of position, physical comfort and pleasure, in order to live righteous lives before God. God and His desires are to predominate in our lives. 




Points 10-15. 




There has to be more for the church! And there is!

I trust that this teaching will start you thinking about your own, and your church's, future direction.

King's Highway

The King’s Highway was an ancient trade route that began in Egypt, and stretched across the Sinai Peninsula to Aqaba and then northward to Damascus and the Euphrates River. One of the earliest references to the King’s Highway is found in the Bible (Numbers 20:17), where the Israelites request for a safe passage through Edom:

Num 20:17-21

17 Please let us pass through your country. We will not pass through fields or vineyards, nor will we drink water from wells; we will go along the King's Highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left until we have passed through your territory.'"

18 Then Edom said to him, "You shall not pass through my land, lest I come out against you with the sword."

19 So the children of Israel said to him, "We will go by the Highway, and if I or my livestock drink any of your water, then I will pay for it; let me only pass through on foot, nothing more."

20 Then he said,"You shall not pass through." So Edom came out against them with many men and with a strong hand. 21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his territory; so Israel turned away from him.

During the 1st millennium BC, the King’s Highway linked the kingdoms of Edom, Moab, and Ammon. Several centuries later the Nabateans used this road as a trade route for luxury goods such as frankincense and spices coming up from the southern Arabian peninsula. Later the Romans renamed it the Via Nova Traiana. The highway has long been an important pilgrimage route for both Christians and Muslims: Christians used it to visit nearby holy sights such as Mount Nebo and Al Maghtas at the Jordan River, and Muslims used it as the main Haj route to Mecca until the Ottomans built the Tariq al-Bint in the 16th century.


So until next week.......

His servant and yours

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