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Published On: Sun, Jun 30th, 2013

Nearer My God To Thee (Part 1)

Nearer My God To Thee (Part 1)

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[gn_pullquote align=”left”]Moses is entering into Holy of Holies as if he is entering into his own tent![/gn_pullquote]

Once when Aaron, Eleazar and Ithamar conversing among them at the court Tabernacle of God, suddenly Lord’s Shekinah covered the holy of holies. When they saw the glory through the veil and Aaron said to his sons, “The Lord wants to talk to Moses and let’s wait and see the arrival of Moses”.

Within few minutes Moses entered into tabernacle with his heads down and walked through the court as if it is planned and never saw or heard the conversation of these three people. Moses had many things which he needs to say to the Lord. With hardly a break in his stride, Moses marched right into the Holy of Holies, stepped before the Ark of Covenant and bowed himself low before the Lord. Moses entered into the Holy of Holies without any hesitation and stood before the Lord asking,” Lord, Behold, here I am, what do I need to do according to your will?”

“Moses is entering into Holy of Holies as if he is entering into his own tent! But we are allowed after numerous cleansing processes and even then with blood and censers. We are unable to enter into Holy of Holies like Moses. What is the reason behind this? Ithamar asked this to his father Aaron. The reply from Aaron was,

We are priests to the Lord (Revelation 1:6; 5:10; 20:6)

But, Moses is the friend of the Lord (Exodus 33:11)

We will see only the shadows and types of the Lord, but Moses has seen the Lord face to face. (Numbers 12:6-8) He has seen God but we have seen the fire of God. Not only that, “He went to Mount Sion in Heaven” and have seen the one who sits in the throne of the Majesty in the heavens (Hebrews 8:1-5).

What a privileged relationship with the Father! Aaron and his sons earnestly desired for this pleasure but it was not rendered to them.

Ithamar expressed his desire to Moses who just came to the Outer court after having conversation with the Lord. To which Moses replied, Ithamar! Behold I am going to meet the Lord when He calls me. After me a Man will raise (Acts 3:22), in His days many Friends of God will appear. Unlike me, they will dwell with the Lord. They will enter into the presence of the Lord whenever they want! Ithamar, they are the ones who is really gifted. Even I am desiring to see those days.

[gn_pullquote align=”right”]Now whenever you want you can boldly enter unto the throne of grace[/gn_pullquote]

Friend! You are the one who is been gifted with such great blessing! Friend of God! Now whenever you want you can boldly enter unto the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16). You might ask, How is this possible? Listen to what Bible says,

“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 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.” (Hebrews 10: 19,20,22)

To the Saints from the New Testament “ye are come come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.” (Hebrews 12:22-24)

Bible never says as, “Ye will come” but clearly says Behold “Ye are come”. Yes these Saints have come to the Lord not after their death but “now itself” they came to the Mount Sion in Heaven and to the Lord. Ye have come to the city of the Living God and to God. Is not this a welcome of Jesus graced to the New Testament Saints on the Mount Zion of Heaven?

“Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts” (Psalms 65:4)

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you” (James 4:8)

Friend! You can draw yourself near to the Lord even today. Do not fear. You can also do everything here on earth as a shadow of Heavenly things.

“Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern showed to thee in the mount.” (Hebrews 8:5)

Likely the Tabernacle which Moses did was the pattern of Heavenly Tabernacle (Copies of Heavenly things). How sure it is for us to know the things in Heaven through these Patterns! Let the holy Spirit reveal this to us. Amen.

Author:  Bro. R. Augustine Joseph 

      Abad of Jesus Christ,

        Stulo Robinson.S 

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