Pillars in our hearts
Ezekiel 40:14 -
He made also posts of threescore cubits, even unto the post of the court round about the gate.
In my previous messages I have pointed out that the temple in Ezekiel 40,41 & 42 is about our inner man. In today's message the Lord is talking about pillars at the gate of the Temple. What are these pillars?
In the Bible we read Men of God worshiped the Lord at pillars. They were not worshiping the pillars but worshiping the Lord at these pillars they constructed. If we read the scriptures a few spaces back we will find before the made these pillars the Lord had given them a promise.
A pillar in the Bible represents a promise. These Men of God were worshiping the Lord for the promises which was given unto them. Today the Lord is telling us the first thing that should be there in our hearts is His promise and only when have His promise as the first thing in our heart it becomes a Temple according to His design.
We should ask ourselves what is the first thing that is there in it that the Lord will encounter when He enters our Temple? Is it our desires, our problems, our worries, our dislikes...
If we want our hearts to be true Temples of God with the glory of God filling it let us make His promises the top most in our hearts. When we make His promises, which is His Word as the top most in our hearts, we can say the Lord dwells in our hearts.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we are people lost in this world. We desire things of this world and things of the flesh and have made them the top priorities in our lives. Lord, we pray You reset our priories in the proper order. Help us put your Word as the highest priority in our lives...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Jeremiah 9:26 - Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.
Matthew 5:8 - Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Matthew 6:21 - For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:
22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
Exodus 13:21 - And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
2 Kings 23:3 - And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.
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