I was thinking today about how the world is so focused on the “outside.”
The enemy uses this mindset to keep us from realizing who we are on the “inside.” He tries to make us feel inadequate in our looks, or actions, or words.
But we have been saved by Grace through Faith. And God has sent The Holy Spirit into our hearts. We became God’s Temple! Wow!
And The Holy Spirit took me into a vision of the Old Testament tabernacle and how everything must be done perfectly and only the High Priest could go into the Holy of Holies once a year to atone for the peoples’ sins.
Even then there was the fear that he might not come out. The people were always on the outside — looking in.
When Jesus came, He became the High Priest, through whose death and resurrection we have entered the Holy of Holies as kings and priests unto God.
You are no longer on the outside looking in, Child of God, but God has come to Tabernacle in you. How glorious is that to think about! It is The Holy Spirit who has perfected you and not by works lest any should boast.
You have been BEAUTIFIED by your Savior! No longer listen to the lies of the devil but listen to the Voice of Comfort.
This is who you are. You are His Beautiful One. You are a walking Epistle, His Tabernacle, a Carrier of His Presence! You are a Glorious POWERHOUSE!
“Beloved. The Word was made flesh, and tabernacled among you. I sent My Spirit to dwell in your heart.
Your God now resides in you, My Child. Meditate on this. Rejoice that it is finished. There is no more striving to be “good enough.”
There is no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus. I AM altogether Good and I AM in you and you are in Me. Do you see, Dear One?
This is the Good News, the Gospel of Grace. You are saved by Grace through Faith. It is not of works lest any should boast.
The Fairest of ten thousand dwells in you. You are My Temple. You shall behold My Glory, full of Grace and Truth.
Graciousness and Truth have met together; Righteousness and Peace have kissed each other.
You are in Me and I in you. You are altogether lovely. There is no spot in you for the Spotless Lamb took your place.
You are all Glorious within. Let all sorrow and sighing flee away. I AM opening your eyes to see who you are in Me.
No longer say, “I can’t do that” but say, “All things are possible with My God.”
It is I who will work in you to accomplish My Good Pleasure. It is My Spirit who will guide you and comfort you and empower you.
Almighty God, Yahweh, Yeshua has taken up residence in you. You are ABLAZE with My Glory! Whom shall you fear?
I have come to dwell in your midst. “And I will be to you a Wall of Fire all around you,” declares the LORD, “and I will be the Glory in your midst.”
Do you see your Beauty now, My Love? I have given you BEAUTY for ashes, the Oil of Joy for mourning, the Garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
Yes, My Sons and Daughters, YOU are the Beautiful Ones in the world today. The enemy knows it and sees it.
Why do you think he fights you so much, Dear One? Your Perfection comes from Me. You have this Treasure in earthen vessels so that you will know it is of God and not of yourselves.
But I shall open your eyes to see your Beauty. It is the Beauty of Holiness. It is the Beauty of your Savior.
My Glory is upon you and in you. It is Christ in you, the Hope of Glory. There is nothing impossible to you, Beloved.
You are shining like the stars forever and ever. Arise and shine, Beautiful One. For I take pleasure in My people and I have beautified the afflicted ones with Glorious Salvation.
Your Father is calling to you, “Let Us COMMUNE in your Tabernacle now, My Child, let Us meet together and I shall show you who you are in Me!”
We are One. Your Beloved calls to you, “Arise, My Darling. Come away with Me, My Beautiful One!””
TABERNACLE : “To settle, abide, dwell. Dwelling place; Meeting place, temple. To take up residence especially to inhabit a physical body.”
POWERHOUSE : A person or thing of great energy, strength, and power. A place that generates ELECTRICITY. 😃
The Bible points to Christ as symbolism of the Tabernacle, in The Gate (John 10:9), The Lamb (John 1:29), The Priest (Hebrews 3:1;9:11) The word of God in Exodus 25:8 says: “And I will dwell in their midst”. Therefore, this became a shadow of what was to come, God made man in the person of Christ, since in John 1:14 it says: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. ”The sacrificial system that was instituted by God in the Tabernacle, is a revelation of the redeeming work of Christ on the Cross, in this way we can understand the meaning of the Tabernacle and in a clearer way the truths of the gospel.
Symbolism of the Tabernacle in:
Christ : “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). “Graciousness and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” (Psalm 85:10)
The Church : “in whom you also are edified together for the dwelling place of God in the Spirit” (Ephesians 2:22).
The Believer : “Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? “(1 Corinthians 3:16)
“And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the LORD, and I will be the Glory in her midst.’” Zechariah 2:5.
“For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.” Psalm 149:4.
“You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.” Song of Songs 4:7.
“My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.” Song of Solomon 2:10.
“To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3.
“That all of them may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I am in You. May they also be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. I have given them the glory You gave Me, so that they may be one as We are one.” John 17:21-22.
“Because by a single offering He has made PERFECT for all time those who are being sanctified. The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First He says: “This is the covenant I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord. I will put My laws in their hearts and inscribe them on their minds.” Then He adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.” Hebrews 10:14-17.
“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. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.” Hebrews 9:11-15.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry