a Blog

sanc·tum sanc·to·rum

Noun – Latin
1. the Holy of Holies in the temple
2. a private and sacred place

[19] Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, [20] by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, [21] and [having] a High Priest over the house of God, [22] let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. – {Hbr 10:19-22 NKJV}

There is a difference between God being present and God’s face being manifest to His people.
Israel knew that God was in the midst of them, but the High Priest was able to go in with blood and look upon God’s face only once a year, and then come back out and pull back a heavy veil. An enormous veil. The veil was there to shut out the unqualified form that holy face. Then, when Jesus our Lord died, when He gave up the ghost, the veil of the temple was torn from top to the bottom. Only God Himself rent it with His finger from the top to the bottom, not from the bottom to the top.
Now there is nothing to keep you out of the Holy of Holies, where only a priest could go before; now, all of God’s people can go.

Here is the story of this blog and the vision:

Throughout the history of humanity, there have been many great discoveries. I am not sure which one we could point to and say, “That is the greatest discovery in the world.” But for the hungry heart, there is but one discovery that satisfies it: the discovery of the manifest, conscious presence of God. To experience God!

O’ that we would press on and press in and experience the presence of God around us and in the innermost of our spirits. Paul said,

[8] Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ [9] and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which [is] from the law, but that which [is] through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; [10] that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, [11] if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. [12] Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. [13] Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, [14] I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – {Phl 3:8-14 NKJV}

This is the goal us saints are after: to Know God in an increasing level of intimacy from day to day. The great passion in the heart of every human being, who are created in the image of God, is to experience the awesome majesty of God’s presence. The highest accomplishment of humanity is entering the overwhelming presence of God.

Our whole purpose as created being is to utilize our time delighting in the manifest presence of our Creator. The presence is both intangible and indescribable.

Thomas à Kempis said,

“If you are to live an interior life you must learn to enjoy His intimacy, unhampered by any interruption from the world outside.” “For a man to make real spiritual progress, he must deny himself: a man who has made this renunciation enjoys great freedom and security.”

Unless we are serious about our approach to God, we will be hindered every step of the way. Kempis said,

“We give all our attention to thigns that do us little good, or none at all; things that are vitally necessary we don’t bother about them, just give them the go-by. Yes, all that goes to make man drives him to meddle with outward things, and if he doesn’t soon recover his senses, is only too glad to wallow in material interestes and pleasures.”

If we would all put as much earnest time and give as much serious attention to seeking God as we put into making a living, we would be upon Christ’s yoke in increasing measure. We give to God that which we do not need instead of giving to Him that which we need, and thus earning a crown for ourselves.

May God enable you in your spiritual journey to experience everything He has for you to experience.

 

 

— Inspired by A.W. Tozer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s