Ozark Christian Living

Family Life & Homemaker's Guide

Blessed Forbiddance

February 2

 "... the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.  And Moses was not able to enter into the tent ..."  Exodus 40:34-35






"... care in the construction must rise to the level of care in the instruction."










When the pattern is followed, the garment will fit.  Likewise, when HIS Word is heard and heeded, our lives will be tailored to the design HE has given.  The Old Testament Tabernacle was a precise replica of what Moses had been shown by GOD from Heaven.  No detail was overlooked, no instruction ignored, no expense spared, and no sacrifice withheld ... thus in glorious approval upon its completion here on Earth, "the LORD filled the tabernacle." 

In the New Testament, the design has changed, but the demand for precision and excellence has not:  "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the HOLY GHOST which is in you, which ye have of GOD, and ye are not your own?  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify GOD in your body, and in your spirit, which are GOD'S."  The pattern of the new temple was conceived by The HOLY GHOST in Mary's womb and revealed to us over the span of 33 years.  "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld HIS glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the FATHER,) full of grace and truth."  The Blueprint is now canonized, preserved as Scripture; and we, like Moses in the Old Testament, are commanded to build unto completion exactly as has been shown us.  "In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of GOD through the SPIRIT."  With HIS SPIRIT as the General Contractor on the job of your life; care in the construction must rise to the level of care in the instruction.  "... But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is JESUS CHRIST."

Blessed forbiddance! ... "Moses was not able to enter ..." would to GOD that HE would so fill HIS temple today as to prevent our flesh all access or control.  "... that ye might be filled with all the fulness of GOD."  May the construction go forward with great care: "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the SON OF GOD, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of CHRIST:"  

Sadly, there are modern day 'Raiders of the Ark' who foolishly trudge in with thoughts to usurp.  Woe be unto that one though, who would misuse the Blueprint that he might rob the temple. 

"If any man defile the temple of GOD, him shall GOD destroy; for the temple of GOD is holy, which temple ye are." 

For Love of Country
Thomas Jefferson
(notes on the State of Virginia, 1781)
"I tremble for my country when I reflect that GOD is just; that HIS justice cannot sleep forever."

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