We did read this scripture from Isaiah 40:31, But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. From our last two conversations, we realise that when the scripture says, “they that wait on The Lord…”, that it actually means “they that bind themselves with, and to the word of God through meditation.” It is such people that shall have their strenght renewed. Meditation is fundamental and unavoidably essential for spiritual growth, which is advancing in strong, unwavering and ever increasing faith in more and more of the word of God.
God dwells in heaven. Scripture tells us that we are temples of God, where God dwells. Let’s go back to the Old Testament in order to understand this. When you have read the scripture below, you will notice that it is a symbolic representation of heaven, God’s dwelling place.
You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold; two and a half cubits shall be its length and a cubit and a half its width. And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work you shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat. Make one cherub at one end, and the other cherub at the other end; you shall make the cherubim at the two ends of it of one piece with the mercy seat. And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and they shall face one another; the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat. You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you. And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel. (Exodus 25:17-22 NKJV)
When you study around this scripture, you will notice that inside the terbanacle of God, there are three chambers. There is the outer court, where you have the brazen altar of burnt offering and the brazen laver of washing. Then there are two other courts, both of which appear as one but separated by the veil into two; the holy place, where you have the candle stand, the table of shewbread and the golden altar of incense, then there is the holy of holies, where you have the ark of covenant which contains the tablet of testimony, Aaron’s staff that budded and a vessel of manna.
Then, on top of the ark the mercy seat sits, covered by the wings of the cherubim, who face the mercy seat. It is from the space from under the wings of the cherubim, on top of the mercy seat that God says He will meet with you, and speak with you, and then you can come out into the outer court, or first chamber and declare and do what God has said to you in the holy of holies. This is a symbolic representation of man, the terbanacle of God. We shall proceed tomorrow.
(YOU ARE AS CHRIST IS. Ephesians 2:13-16, Galatians 2:18-20)