The God who sees ME

The God who sees ME

El Roi is my favorite name of God because it means the God who sees. He sees me. He wants to have a relationship with me and wants to know every detail of me life even though He is KING of the Universe. He is so good to me. He is my Lord and Savior. Nothing shall separate me from His love. He is All that I need and MORE!


Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Most High and Holy Place


The Most High and Holy Place

     All throughout the Old Testament there were evil places to serve false gods called high places. Often, people would go to these in time of need for the health side of life (to feel whole and strong), financial side of life (to feel secure and stable), the comfort side of life (satisfaction), intelligence, purpose side of life (really alive), relational side, or religious side of life (good person). However, the results only please self and the flesh and are never lasting, because they are a counterfeit to God’s design. When a new king would take over, God would want him to cut down those high places and destroy them. Some kings would destroy them and some not. The nation bounced back and forth between right living and evil living.

     The temple served God’s purposes. The temple not only was a dwelling place for the Most High God, but also a place where people could be made right with the Him and find true fulfillment. God commanded that any sacrifices must be brought to the door of the tabernacle. If they did not bring it to the door they would be cut off. Why was this so important? Because it pictured the only Way to God through the Door, Jesus. 

     The high places distracted people back then from serving God, but the high places of today are just as distracting. In the Old Testament they left the commandments of the Lord their God and made god-replicas, and in America divas or stars have become idols. Old Testament people made groves, as people in America are fascinated with football. They are more willing to shout for the game players than for Jesus. Old Testament family’s caused their children to walk through the fire so they could have satisfaction and peace, while people today get abortions. They used enchantments and now they have golden calf churches that change religion how they want it. They think God overlooks sin. Girls today find acceptance and pleasure in shopping and being provocative.

     The cross is the answer to these distractions. Christ is the Doorway to Life. Where should I go in time of need? Jesus Christ. Denying what we want and choosing Jesus. God delights in the sacrifices of broken and contrite heats and that is how we should enter in the Door. It’s a humility to acknowledge that high places are not salvation. When Believers come to Jesus they are made whole and strong (health area solved). They are made stable and secure (financial area solved). They are satisfied and refreshed (comfort area solved). Believers have precisely what they need to do the job God has called them to do. They are giving Truth and are entrusted with the mind of Christ. They are made alive and are given love. They are justified and reconciled unto God. Jesus atone for sin and Believers are made the children of God. 

    How often do I run to temporal things in my time of need? I need to come to the Door in every situation. He is the only Way, Truth, and Life. My forms of running to other things could be simple like letting my mind vegetate after a long emotional week. Or maybe buying a new piece of clothing just to feel extra pretty. It does not have to be a big thing, but simply something that takes my eyes of Him. He can only satisfy and Praise Him that I can run to Him for everything and in every situation.