Well, the Feast of Tabernacles is officially over. We experienced amazing praise and worship. We heard tremendous revelations from God’s Word. The fire of God was strong, and we were all touched in a way that we will never forget. What are you going to do with your life now?
I have preached for years now that the book of Haggai is the book to prepare us for the Fall Feasts, and also the book to prepare us for life after the fall feasts. In Haggai 2:1-5, the Bible reads, “1 on the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: 2 “Speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, to Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people. Ask them, 3 ‘Who of you is left who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing? 4 But now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord. ‘Be strong, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the Lord Almighty. 5 ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’”
The prophet Haggai received this word on the 21st day of the seventh month on the Hebrew Calendar. That is the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles. So, on the day before the Feast ends, the Lord told His people to be strong and do the work because He was with them!
God did such a mighty work at the Feast this year. Many lives were changed. God did this to let us know that He was among us. In Haggai, the promise to the people of God was that after the Feast was over, He would remain with them. This is the same promise we have today. The Lord remains among us as we go to our homes to help us make the necessary changes in our lives. Each of us saw things that needed mending or changing. Right after the Feast is the perfect time to get in the presence of God and start implementing the natural and spiritual changes in our lives.
Another tip I give people for after the Feast is to set up a daily discipline of seeking God. Start to set aside 30 minutes a day to read your Bible and pray to God. Make sure to have a notebook with you because God will reveal things to you. It’s the perfect time to take the Fire of God and start to participate in the Kingdom work with your gifts, talents, and abilities. This will keep the spiritual momentum going in our lives for the entire year.
The Lord’s return is short. As the Lord commanded the Israelites in the past, let us be strong and do the work. His Spirit will empower us to go forward!
Let us remember that the Fire from God is for Fellowship with God!