Knowing where God lives: 40 Yrs. with Jesus – December 18, 2014 – Day 142,563
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There are keys and then there are master keys.
Knowing where God lives or where His Presence is or where He invests His: time, energy, resources and life has become the most valuable master key in my life.
Isaiah 57:15a (NKJV) For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit…
I have discovered some religions practice one or the other but have not found one that practices both. See if you can understand the master key here.
Contrite and Humble but no reverence for the Holy
I have been in meetings where broken people have come to the end of themselves, cried out to God and have fallen on the floor laughing uncontrollably. Quoting the verse Isaiah 61:3 (NKJV) “…The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…” but then observed as the “flesh” takes over and they start barking like dogs (no reverence).
Legalistically Reverent but no intimate experience
On the other hand I have walked into meetings where everyone is legalistically threatened to enter like an old-fashioned library; most of the women wore grey with their hair up in buns and the men cowered like passive pets. They were trying to honor God who dwells in the High and Holy Place but actually made Him unreachable altogether.
The Master Key is to live in both! Tips I have discovered…
When I pray in public, I formally pray to our Father in Heaven (the High and Holy Place) in The Name of Jesus; referring to Jesus as Royalty; my King, my Lord, The Son of God! In contrast when I pray in the presence of our small group or my family or just all by myself; the atmosphere in the room turns more informal.
My language and worship dive deep, personal and intimate. There is no concern here for formalities or ritual. This is the place where my spirit prays: deep to deep. A place where there is no concern for time or schedules. It is the time of true confession and repentance and worship and deep joy with great hope and incomparable faith. The place where God dwells: in a contrite and humble spirit while maintaining reverence for the High and Holy!
The Word of God is full of Keys of Truth that unlock Life Mysteries!
Thomas Spencer www.TheBibleGuy.com