The Tabernacle Of His Peace

22 Dec

The Tabernacle Of His Peace…

In the ancient Hebrew prayer and chant called the “Hashkiveinu.” These words are spoken: “Spread over us the Tabernacle of your peace” – or, in Hebrew, the “Sukkah” of your shalom.

It’s a strange prayer and a strange picture. Those praying ask God to spread over them His Tabernacle. It’s a bit mystical.

But if you look in the last book of the Bible; Revelation, you find a vision of a great multitude of people standing before the throne, clothed in white robes, holding palm branches in their hands, which is what the Jewish people held in their hands on the Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot.

Then it says this: “And He who sits on the throne shall spread over them His Tabernacle. It’s a strange picture – but it’s the same exact words of the ancient Hebrew prayer. God wants His people to dwell under His Sukkah, the Tabernacle of His Shalom.

A Sukkah can be set up anywhere. So no matter where you are today, no matter the situation, or the problem, ask God to spread over you the Tabernacle of His peace, and, for your part, start dwelling in it!

“Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying:

Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.

Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. ‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ Revelation 7:9-17

Pray and ask God to spread the tabernacle of His shalom over every problem, challenge, and situation you go through today.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,


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