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Friday, December 12, 2014

Coming into the Throne Room

Many of you know that Living Waters Fellowship has started a Friday night meeting called the Throne Room.  It was a dream that Pastor John and I have had for a long time and we were waiting for the time that the Lord would say, "Go".  Some have asked, "What is this and Why is it called the Throne Room"?   I'd like to write a little about it and perhaps eventually we will form a blog called the Throne Room.

What is the Throne Room ?
Years ago we did a study at our church on the tabernacle and the temple of God in the Old Testament and we realized that God desired to be with His people and that they would know the touch of His presence.  There are a few things from that study that I'd like to review and perhaps it will be a frequent theme.

God's desire to dwell among us

 Leviticus  26:11-12 says    "I will set my tabernacle among you, and My soul shall not abhor you.  I will walk among you and be your God and you shall be My people."  God desired to be a God who was present in the midst of His people and He still desires that today.  The Word tells us that through the precious blood of Jesus we are the temple of God.  1 Corinthians 3:16-17  and 1 Corinthians 6:18-20  The God of the universe desires to have relationship with us and invites us to His very Throne Room right into His Presence.  

It is a Holy Place
When we study the tabernacle in Exodus and Leviticus we see that the tabernacle is a Holy Place.  So how do we come into this place knowing we are human and that we are not Holy on our own.  Romans 3:21-23 and 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 let us know that through the precious blood of Jesus we are righteous before God...it is not our own righteousness but His that brings us into our presence.  It is Jesus that makes us righteous and  cleanses us.  So what part do we have in all of this? We accept the wonderful gift of Salvation and receive His righteousness.  We yield to Him and He is faithful to show us things that we need to lay at His feet.  The Word says in Psalms 139-23-24 23Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; 24And see if there be any wicked way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.  The Throne Room of God is a place of His glory and His presence and it is there we are undone so to speak....He shows us our heart and what needs cleansing and He shows us His mighty plans.  Are you willing today to allow the Holy Spirit to search your heart?  Are you willing to allow Jesus to mold you into His image?  Are you willing to see what He sees that blocks your entrance into His presence and let Him help you lay it all aside?  We hope to see you at the Throne Room every Friday Night at 7 pm and we encourage you to come into His Presence everyday at home, work and play.

 Next time we will look at Isaiah's Throne Room experience and how it changed His life forever.