Come closer

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When Yeshua came to the earth to be crucified, He came with the intention of not only to erase the punishment for sin, He came inhabit us. According to the following scripture, God wanted to dwell in the sanctuary. Man’s heart.

Exodus 25:8 KJV – 8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

John 15:5, ESV – 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

In John, He states that if we are dwelling with Him, we will flourish and succeed. We will live. If we allow Him to get close enough. God’s whole reason for sending His son is to have an intimate relationship with us.

The Hebrew word for “sanctuary” is mikdash (מִקְדָּשׁ), which comes from the root word kadash (קָדַשׁ), “to be set apart as sacred.” A mikdash is therefore a “set apart space,” or a “holy place” that represents something profoundly treasured – a place of beauty and worship, a refuge, a place of rest. Other words that share this root idea include kedushah (holiness), kiddushin (betrothal), kaddish (sanctification), kiddush (marking sacred time), etc.

We often have a very misguided understanding of the word “holy.” Many times I have experienced other people’s understanding of it as a thing of “better than.” I am not sure where they received their understanding.

Our thinking needs to be lined up with God’s heart. He is waiting for us to receive Him into our heart in the sacred place. He is asking us to dedicate that place as only set apart for Him. A place where you can be at peace with your relationship with Him. He calls us Holy like he is Holy.

1 Peter 1:16 ESV – 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

God is calling us up to His determination that we are Holy. He is calling our hearts a sacred place to be with Him. He says that we are called into His sacred space with Him. It is a place where all the amazing exchange goes on between us and Him

John 17:22-23 ESV – 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

The whole chapter of John 17 goes onto describe, God the Father’s hope of us being one with Him and displaying the Glory of God. It also states how we are not of this world and we carry the love of God.

Today Jesus I ask you to dwell with me and inhabit my every fiber. I believe that you died for my sins and I am called to be Holy like you are Holy. I love that you want to dwell with me and I am sacred in your eyes. Amen

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