In our text this week, Jesus comes from the Galilee to John at the Jordan to be immersed. Knowing who stands before him, in bewilderment, John asks, “…and do you come to me?” A question that rings true in the heart of every disciple who has truly seen themselves in the light of His holiness. Read More »
The Holy Place where the elements were kept – the lamp stand, the altar of incense, and the table of shewbread symbolizes my inner nature – my mind, heart and soul. It is from this inner place my actions and attitude is revealed. The table provides the Bread of Life. The lamp stand provides light from oil which comes from a source greater than me. The incense is the fragrant offering, a pleasing aroma, if pure of heart and mind. If from selfish intent, it will be a stench in the nostrils of the Most High. Then there is a veil of the finest linen, beautifully decorated, but acts a barrier. Yet, I know when Yeshua took his final breath, this veil torn from top to bottom, eliminating the barrier between YHVH and man.
The Most Holy Place is the dwelling place of YHVH. It is also the smallest room in the tabernacle. That amazes me. The smallest part contained YHVH, yet I can see how well it symbolizes my life. It is within the heart the spirit dwells and is one of the smallest parts of the human body. The heart is the life source of the body, pumping the life blood and when it fails, the body dies. YHVH chose to dwell through His Spirit in this small organ. Jeremiah 24:7 says –
“I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their YHVH, for they will return to me with all their heart.”
YHWH dwelled in the Most Holy Place because He wanted to show His people there is only room for one… for Him. It was built especially for holding His presence and a restored heart is the ultimate place He wants to reside.