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sermonette: Rejoice at the Feast

Mike Ford (1955-2021)
Given 11-Sep-93; Sermon #093s; 11 minutes

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Mike Ford, anticipating the upcoming Feast of Tabernacles, focuses on the admonition to rejoice in Deuteronomy 16:13. How does this apply if things go wrong? We know that Satan intensifies his efforts toward us as we are preparing to keep an event which he loathes. Satan hates these holy days and wants us to have a miserable time keeping them. We need to keep our trials in perspective and constantly look toward the future, setting our minds on things above. Living in temporary dwellings reminds us that we are pilgrims and our problems are just temporary. We take those problems to God in prayer. The sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory which will be revealed in us. There is nothing that we will go through that hasn't been experienced by others. As a result of combined intercessory prayer,in 1963, a hurricane was diverted from hitting the Feast at Jekyll Island, pummeling Cuba and Haiti instead.