Thus, at the beginning of the Millennium, after God returns
to physically dwell in the presence of the Jews, He will pour
out His Spirit upon all people. This is part of what the Feast of
Tabernacles portrays. It also portrays a time of the presence of
God’s glory living among His people.
Israel & God’s Glory in the Wilderness
The ceremony of living in temporary booths during the
Feast of Tabernacles points to the time that Israel wandered in
the wilderness (Lev. 23:43) living in tents. During this time,
God lived with His people in a tent as well.
“Go and tell my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord says:
You are not the one to build me a house to dwell in. I have not
dwelt in a house from the day I brought Israel up out of Egypt
to this day. I have moved from one tent site to another, from
one dwelling place to another’”
(1 Chron. 17:4-5).
God’s glory was present with the Israelites in the form of a
white cloud. When the tabernacle or Tent of Meeting was ded-
“…cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the
glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle”
“So the cloud of the Lord was over the tabernacle by day,
and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the house
of Israel during all their travels”
We are to understand that the cloud is intimately connect-
ed with and representative of the Glory of God (Exod. 13:20-
21; 14:19; 16:10).