TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
Declare that you will gain more knowledge of God and move from the outer courts to the Holy of Holies.
READY FOR YOUR PROGRESSION?
Can you see the steps in the three stages of progression – Egypt, the Wilderness and the Promised Land? I hope they are becoming clearer.
I want to ask you, are you a 30-fold Christian like what Jesus talked about in Matthew 13? Or do you fall into the rare category of 60-fold? Do you want to be a part of the endangered species of 100-fold Christians? If you do, you have to get to the Holy of Holies.
Even the Jewish temple was a picture of progression. God is always speaking if you have an ear to hear.
The outer courts were where the masses gathered. They prayed, brought their sacrifices and waited for the priests who read from the scriptures. Only the priests were allowed in the inner sanctuary. This is where they performed the sacrifices for the people and prayed for the forgiveness of sins.
The very center of the temple, the Holy of Holies, is where the Ark of the Covenant and the judgement seat of God was located. It is where God Himself was present and a thick wool curtain separated it from the inner sanctuary. Once each year, a single priest was allowed in to perform sacrifices for the nation, atoning for its sins.
You see, God’s presence was not experienced by the masses. When Jesus died on the cross, the Bible records that the curtain, or veil, that separated the Holy of Holies from the inner sanctuary was physically ripped from top to bottom. This was to signify that access was granted to the heart of God Himself to anyone who wanted to enter.
The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
– Exodus 33:14
The trouble is, most are happy to stay in the outer courts with the masses. They happily attend church, maybe a Bible study here and there, and sport a fish symbol on the back of their modest car while wearing their “What Would Jesus Do” T-shirt. Is that you? Do you think you’ve arrived because you’re saved and growing in knowledge of God?
Dare to want more! Knowledge of God is great, but relationship and walking in His presence – that’s the ultimate goal. You and I should be running into the Holy of Holies where few even think to enter!
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO TAKE A STEP TOWARD THE HEART OF GOD. PROGRESS TOWARD THE HOLY OF HOLIES WHERE YOU WILL LIVE IN THE PRESENCE OF YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR.
From my book: LIVING LIFE /FORWARD