Friday, May 13, 2011

Enter the Most Holy Place

"Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion. 

And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month. And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark. And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up. And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude. 

And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims. For the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above. And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy place before the oracle, and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day. There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt. 

And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD." I Kings 8:1-11

Through the blood of Jesus Christ, we are able to enter into the holy of holies, into the very presence of God (Hebrews 9:6-15).  The veil has been rent so that we may all experience intimate fellowship with God, that we might truly know Him (Mark 15:38). We are now the temple of the Lord.

God's call is for us to come from the outer court (a place of separation from God), through the inner court (a place of offerings and cleansings) into the holy place (a place of enlightenment by His Holy Spirit as we feed on the bread of His word and have Christ revealed within) and then go on to the most holy place where we personally behold His presence (the place of His glory).  What is it that divides the holy place from the holy of holies?  Unending praise & worship!  An altar of continually billowing incense (Exodus 30:8).

This is where we need to remain, each day, every day.  Don't be content to just commune with God a few times a day or a few times a week.  He is inviting us to live in this place with Him; a place where we have turned from our own ways, denied the flesh, and have become totally consumed with Him alone.  To walk with Him daily.  To meditate on Him continually.  To speak to and hear from Him always.  What a precious gift and opportunity which we often fail to appreciate.  Yet we can determine today to enter into - and stay in - that holy place, in His very presence.

May the glory of the Lord overshadow and fill you as you dwell with Him in the most holy place.


  1. This is good! I think that one key to getting there and staying there is to trust Him with EVERYTHING so that our minds don't have to stray from Him to our problems. When we dwell on our problems we forget to worship and praise Him just because He is God.

  2. Thank you for words of truth indeed this is not being taught in todays curch and as a result so many are not walking in the place that God intends for us to walk i will continue to pray and seek untill it is present in my own life as well as the body of christ

  3. Those are beautiful songs.

    This article is just what I needed. Thank you for posting it.


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