There used to be a space, a wall, a veil between us and the presence of God, to the point where if one wasn’t a priest attempted to go into the ark of The Lord at the wrong appointed time, one would die instantly on the spot.
Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before.” Joshua 3:4
His presence was not just for anyone.
This morning I encourage believers to take advantage of the privilege that we have, the privilege that we have is Jesus Christ.
Jesus tore the veil, Jesus got rid of the space, Jesus demolished the wall.
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, Ephesians 2:14
Seek Him whilst He may still be found, we are in the last days.
Christians, professed followers of Christ we have no excuse.
We have the privilege of entering into the presence of God because of the sacrifice that His Son Jesus made we are free to worship.
Yet still some believers struggle to worship God.
Believers that struggle to enter into the presence of God, struggle because they do not know who God is.
Without a revelation of who God is a believer will find it difficult to worship God.
With worship comes revelation.
Revelation of who Jesus is, reveals who you are in Him.
Who is Jesus?
The Living Word.
Which means if a believer does not spend time in The Word of God, they will struggle to spend time in His presence, let alone enter into it.
Now we must understand that not just anybody could enter into the presence of God, you and I would not have been qualified, we would not have experienced a relationship with The Lord.
Yet there was still a hunger, a thirst, a desire for The Lord in the days of old.
and they commanded the people, saying, “When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God,
and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it. Joshua 3:3
How much more you and I?
That can enter into His gates and courts so openly and freely.
Christians, professed followers of Christ we do not have an excuse.
Seek The Lord whilst He still may be found, the kingdom of God is at hand.
The end is near.
Seek Him not just on a Sunday if you are a believer and still only choose to seek Jesus on a Sunday, you are in trouble.
If you are a believer but you do not really know who Jesus Christ is, you are in trouble.
A Christian must know who Jesus Christ is in these last days.
Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Isaiah 55:6
Seek Him not just on a Sunday, in church, when the pastor is preaching to you but seek Him everyday of your life.
Thirst, hunger for His Word.
Seek Him in the secret place.
And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15
Seek Him whilst He may be found so that you will be found in the book of life.
Seek Jesus and you’ll be found in eternity, in His Kingdom.
If there’s anything to be grateful for to be thankful for it’s SALVATION.
Salvation is free, but it’s not cheap.
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; Philippians 2:12
Jesus is universal.
We are free to worship, take advantage of the privilege that you and I have.
It’s not just anybody that can be called a friend of God, but those who seek Him in Spirit and in truth those He has chosen, those He has called, those that desire to serve Him, those He says are the sons of God, and such people will inherit His kingdom.
Now think about it how hungry are you for Christ?
Can your hunger be compared to that of crazed teenage fan for a mere a celebrity?
How excited do you get when you hear The Name of Jesus?
Because I’m telling you some believers know how to scream and shake when it comes to hearing or seeing their favourite celebrity.
But when it comes to Jesus some believers do not know how to bow down in humble adoration.
Lukewarm, lukewarm believers The Lord says He hates He will spit them out of His mouth.
“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 10:32
But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 10:33
Do not be ashamed to worship Him!
Else He will not hesitate to tell you He Does Not Know You!
Do you think this temporary world is worth denying Christ for?
Please! This world does not even come close to His eternal Kingdom.
Do not be ashamed to showcase the gifts that He has placed inside of you!
I’m not just talking about physical gifts, but spiritual gifts.
Can you speak in tongues, and you’re a teenager?
What a privilege it is to have such a gift so young.
I started to speak in tongues as a teenager and I remember being ashamed to pray in tongues in youth prayer meetings, because the enemy would lie to me, and tell me that I was the only one and I look silly.
But I decided one day to rebuke the enemy and not be ashamed of God’s beautiful gifts.
I embraced the wonderful gift of speaking in tongues, and I have not regretted it since.
It’s an advanced way to pray.
Being a Christian,
(and not being but actually knowing Christ because a lot of us claim to be Christians without actually knowing who Christ is) is the best, it’s a privilege to know Jesus, it’s an honour to worship Him.
This morning I encourage you to bless The Lord with all your soul, and all that is within you.
Bless His Holy Name for there are no more walls, spaces, veils between you the glorious presence of God, because of His Son Jesus.
Be grateful, be thankful for Jesus Christ The Son of The Living God, The Living Word, The King of kings, and The Lord of lords.
You see when you know Jesus you will have the spirit of discernment, you will be able to distinguish between your voice, God’s voice, and the voice of the enemy.
Many voices but only one of them is true, the voice of God.
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword,piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Before I shared this Word, I woke up asking Him what scripture I should go to and He simply said Joshua 3:4.
I went there and read it but my mind told me that is not what He wants me to read, my mind told me that because my mind did not understand neither did my mind grasp the revelation.
So I began acknowledging my ways and not His and read what I thought He said I should read, but that wasn’t it.
Confusion now steps in.
So I pause and go back to His Word and when I trust His Word, He reveals.
This was not what I intended on sharing but that’s the message that He wanted to share, not what I thought I needed to.
There are many voices but only one of them is true, The Voice of God.
It all comes down to spending time in His presence, in His Word, that’s where the revelation comes from.
He reveals to redeem.
All the worshiper in me wants to be free.
From the cares of life that seems to weigh me down.
Yes the worshiper in me needs consistency,
to lift my hands to give You praise when no ones around.🙏
All the worshiper in me wants to break free,
from the intellectual mentality.
Oh the worshiper in me wants to break free,
from the intellectual mentality.🙏
I should be giving You more
Nothing else matters
than seeing You, Jesus.
Seeking the Master,
the One who reigns over my life.
Just to sit at Your feet,
hear Your voice clearly speak,
lifts me out of defeat,
for in You I’m complete.
It reminds me that nothing else,
nothing else matters.❤️🙌