(There is only One Gate into the Tabernacle – there is only One Way/Gate into the Kingdom.)
As I slowly go through my old journals, I am finding so many struggles to BE who You’ve called me to be. Lord lead me in Your truth, Your will.
“My heart is turned toward you Beloved. Why do you doubt My love?”
“Am I doubting Your love Abba?”
“Yes, when you look at your sin and see it as a barrier that holds Me back, that would keep Me from fulfilling My word.
You’ve repented. Receive My forgiveness. We have miles to go before you sleep. Miles of victory and strength. Self-pity, will not win the day.
Turn to Me and live. Let Me hold you. Let Me love you. Come here. Let Me mend those broken places and let the light of My love heal.”
Then He began speaking to me about the Tabernacle: “I am the gate, the door, the way. Whatever you need is found in and through Me. You must walk through My righteousness, truth, redemption, and authority. You must receive them as your own in order to receive My will.
My will is not found outside of My righteousness, truth, redemption, or authority. Oneness with Me is needed to fully gain what you need.
Remember the vision I gave you about the red curtain and how the second you walked through it you were dressed in radiant white? And so it is.
When you enter by the gate, you are immediately washed clean and redressed in righteousness for you are on holy ground.
Priests entering the Holy Place changed their clothes immediately upon entering. Now you can boldly approach My throne of grace and ask for whatever you need. (Hebrews 4:16)
Come with thanksgiving and believe I paid the price for your sin. See yourself as blameless before Me.”
Abiding in Jesus keeps us from yielding to sin. Jesus not only removed the guilt of sin but delivered us from the power of sin.
Living and abiding in Him from moment to moment in perfect union, shuts down the power of our old nature so that it does not regain dominion in our soul.
While we acknowledge, “Apart from Him we can do nothing,” We fail to remember, “We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” And one of those things is the grace to confess our sin and repent–turn back to Him.
While we see our sin removed at the cross, we often forget the living power in us to overcome the daily temptations to sin. Our oneness with Him gives us the power to overcome every temptation.
Let’s begin each day in praise and worship, acknowledging all He’s done to set us free. And let’s spend time in quiet listening for His voice and meditating on His word.
In our desire to hear, to live a holy life, and to turn from self and sin, we need to:
- Receive what He wants to supply.
- See what He wants to do.
- Allow Him to be Almighty in our lives by following His lead.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
He who covers his sins will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. Proverbs 28:13