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Today’s Word: Sanctuary
And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. Exodus+25:8 NKJV
This scripture tells us the importance of the earthly sanctuary. It is a sacred place where the presence of the Lord can be felt—but as we know His presence can be also felt anywhere and not only within the walls of the church.
[ The Heavenly Sanctuary ] But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Hebrews+9:11 NKJV
Some think that heaven is within us and things of that nature, and while some aspects of that may be true, there is an actual destination awaiting God’s followers. Scripture tells us there is an earthly sanctuary that God gave the instructions to build and as you can see also from the scripture above there also is a heavenly sanctuary not built by any human. I also believe that John’s vision was of the heavenly sanctuary. Here is a description of it in Revelations:
The Throne Room of Heaven
4 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”
2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. 3 a]”>[a]And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. 4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white b]”>[b]robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads. 5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings, c]”>[c]thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are thed]”>[d]seven Spirits of God.
6 Before the throne there e]”>[e]was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. 8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:
“Holy,f]”>[f] holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!”
9 Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:
With all the heartache and bloodshed in this world that we are living in, it is wonderful to know the beauty we have awaiting us when we follow in the pathway of the Lord.
If you are feeling downtrodden and hopeless, much hope and happiness can be gained by trusting God. He truly is Alive and will bring an end to all heartache and pain in His good timing.
Sanctify the Lord of hosts Himself; and let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread. And He shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Isaiah 8:13-14