Hebrews 10:19,20 - "Having, therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of the Lamb, by a new and living way, which He has set apart for us, through the veil that is His flesh."
The secret is out. The Lord wants relationship with us so badly, He would die just to be with us. In fact, He did. The cross made a way for us to enter into His chambers.
Mark 15:37,38 - "And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed out His life. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom."
When the curtain of the temple was ripped in two, any barrier between the believer and Himself was left wide open. Now He beckons us to enter into His presence with boldness laying aside any notions that we can't have access to Him.
Hebrews 10:22 - "Draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil mindset, and our bodies washed with pure water."
The only thing in the way now is us: Given this truth, when we come to worship Him;
WE MUST BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE ACCESS TO HIS PRESENCE, HIS HEART, HIS KINGDOM, HIS REST, AND HIS REVELATION. HE WANTS TO SHARE HIS SECRETS WITH US!
Psalm 27:4 - "One thing I have desired of the Lord and that I will seek, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord forever, to behold His beauty and to inquire of Him in His temple."
I ASK OF HIM TO REVEAL THE SECRETS OF HIS HEART.
I ASK HIM TO UNVEIL DEEP TRUTHS ABOUT HIS NATURE, HIS CHARACTER, AND HIS PASSION FOR ME.
Leviticus 6:12,13 - "And the fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it. It shall not go out, but the priest shall burn wood on it every morning......A fire shall be kept burning continually on the altar; it is not to go out."
Tending the flame is significant to us as the priests today because it symbolizes tending the flame of our relationship with God daily. Every morning the priests were to put fresh wood on that altar to ensure that the flame didn't weaken in any way but continued to burn bright.
This is part of our problem in the church today. Many only tend their lamp and stoke their fire on Sundays when they go to church. But we're supposed to be tending our lamp and stoking our fire every morning and all throughout the day. This is the difference between wrapping God around our lifestyle and God BEING our lifestyle.
Call Him forth so He can redeem what you thought was lost, even health reports that man gave. Lay them at the throne.
Let Him show you a HIGH WAY, where there seems to be no way; where the finances seem like the well has dried up, and the rocks have echoed as they hit the bottom of the dry well. Draw close to Him, and allow His glory to be the lifter of your head.
Come to know Him in His resurrection, for you too shall see resurrection. For it is the hour of Lazarus to be called forth. What you thought was dead -- speak and call in life. Let His Spirit whisper to your heart, for in the still whispers you will find strength and truth.
"The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy." - Psalm 16:5,11