We are at the Feast of Tabernacles to enjoy a foretaste of that future time when the world will enjoy all of the blessings that are prophesied for this thousand year period. Though the transition from this present evil world to “the wonderful world tomorrow” will involve sudden, dramatic changes, God will not change everything immediately. As will be the case for those who begin the millennium, we have transitions to make in order for that to happen. The transition time at the beginning of the millennium will take months and years before the people will fully experience the blessings that are prophesied. By being at the Feast of Tabernacles, you have a head start on beginning that transition.
Larry Walker serves as an elder in the United Church of God congregation in Bend, Oregon. He retired from the full-time employed ministry in November 2016, and is a 1966 graduate of Ambassador College. He and his wife Karen have four children and eight grandchildren. They live on a peaceful and scenic wooded acre in the country near La Pine, Oregon, where they experience the beauty of God’s creation and walking on trails through the woods at a nearby state park. They are avid readers and enjoy many types of music.