I just came home from a wonderful concert put on by Steve Bell with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. What a great performance they put on! The music exquisite, the songs rich in depth and meaning and the presence of the Lord sweet. How can you get any better than that!
As I drove home I found myself in communion with my Father and His Son Jesus Christ, my Lord. My prayer was simply this; that He would continue His divine work in me until I might be His dwelling place. That He would take up residence in Me… in my heart, in my spirit, engulfing my soul, to guide and govern my mind and to pervade and transform my body, until I ultimately become His dwelling place always (eternally) and in all ways (God – all in all IN me). That He would be completely at Home in me and could comfortably and confidently invite others into His home. And when they enter that they would be free to sense only His glory and smell the fragrance of Christ there. That they might be different for having visited His habitation.
To me, there is little else that matters in this world, perhaps in the whole magnificent universe, than God receiving HIS full inheritance, namely to be able to finally take up residence in the tabernacle that is not made with hands, the temple that He is building as a house for Himself, namely you and I.
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, (Ephesians 1:18)
…in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:21-22)
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation. “This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it. (Psalms 132:13-14)
…you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:5)
But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation (Hebrews 9:11)
The big questions are, “how is this possible?” and “am I willing?”
Bless you as you ponder the answers! Please write and tell me what your are hearing.