“Look at Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed settlement, A tent which will not be folded; Its stakes will never be pulled up, Nor any of its ropes be torn apart” (Isaiah 33:20).
Tentstake Ministries began in podunk, Nebraska as a blog to reach out to gentiles who desired more spiritual depth and understanding in a Biblical walk of faith. As requests for ‘hard copy’ grew, it became an outlet for self-publishing books and study guides to encourage continued growth in the ‘grace and knowledge’ of the Lord focusing on the Jewishness Yeshua of Nazareth and the Hebrew Scriptures (2 Peter 3:18).
As gentiles, those from the nations who are considered the ‘wild olive branches,’ begin to understand their responsibility to the ‘natural’ Jewish branches, centuries of false and antisemitic doctrines fall away and they rejoin the Commonwealth of Israel (Ephesians 2:11-22). As gentiles become equipped in their first-century calling to make the ‘Jew envious’ for Yeshua, the restoration of Israel will follow –– when the ‘barren woman’ becomes so fruitful that her tent will be enlarged, the curtains stretched out, and the cords on the tent stakes lengthened (Isaiah 54:1).
The restoration of Israel is already in process, but the land boundaries given to Abraham along with the worship in David’s Tent, the eternal priesthood promised to Aaron, all of Israel coming to faith in Yeshua, the Spirit of Adonai poured out on all flesh so the Torah is written on every heart, the end of war in the Promised Land, and the Messianic Reign of Yeshua from Jerusalem has not been fulfilled. While waiting for the glorious culmination of these new covenant prophecies, Yeshua commands each of us to go and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey everything his Father commanded in the Hebrew Scriptures –– to the Jew first who have been scattered throughout the nations and then the gentile (Romans 1:16).
The glory of Adonai filled the wilderness Tabernacle with His Divine Presence. His glory was revealed in Yeshua. His glory will fill Ezekiel’s Temple in Jerusalem, and His glory will be the Light of the eternal New Jerusalem.
In the wilderness, the Tabernacle was mobile, able to be packed up, and transported. Adonai’s Presence went with the Israelites wherever He moved them; whenever He moved them. His Presence moves with us when we pull up our tentstakes and move according to His Spirit in the ‘tents of our bodies’ toward the city of Adonai not built with human hands, the city that is a tent that will not be folded, nor its stakes ever pulled out.
So, pull your personal tentstake out of the dirt, mud, bedrock or whatever holds you back from enlarging the Tent of Zion, the Tent of Jerusalem. Take your part in the restoration of everything beginning with the Messianic Era and return of Yeshua. Begin to embrace the Hebrew-Jewish roots of a Biblical faith.
“He has to remain in heaven until the time comes for restoring everything, as God said long ago, when he spoke through the holy prophets” (Acts 3:21).