35. Mature and receive all that He has for you (2)

After discussing the Temple of God for several weeks now, we are finally through the entrance and into the Holy Place. We are finally a step closer to where God wants us to be ultimately.

Inside the Holy Place there were a number of things. There were ten golden menorahs, five on each side, there were the golden table with the showbread on and there was the golden altar of incense. Today I want us to have a look at the menorahs.

The golden lampstands (menorahs) are mentioned in a couple of places in the Bible. In Revelation 1:12, 13 we see Jesus standing amongst seven lampstands as He appears to John. Here it symbolizes the churches. But in Revelation 4:5 we read:

"And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God."

Here we see that the lampstands represent the Spirit of God. Also in Zechariah 4:10 seven lampstands are mentioned as the eyes of the Lord, which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth. The lampstands in my opinion therefore represent the Spirit of God. And where it symbolizes the churches, God was in fact saying that it symbolizes His Spirit working in each church.

The number ten is again very significant. Ten can refer to the perfection of Divine order, restoration, completion or fulfillment. The lampstands are also set as five on the one side and five on the other. 'The number five can also refer to true worship. Worship is an act of grace as no one can worship except those who are sought and called by the Father' - Hearing God: Numbers dictionary - Martin van der Merwe.

Therefore the lampstands symbolizes the presence of the Spirit of God in the perfection of Divine order. He welcomes us in to worship Him in Spirit and in truth. That is why Jesus says in John 4:24:

"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

That is exactly what we must be doing. Our spirit is born again the moment we accept Jesus into our lives and from that moment on we must worship Him in spirit and in the truth of the Word. And how do we do that? By connecting with Him, by reading the Bible and knowing who we are in Him, by spending quiet time with Him connecting Spirit to spirit. God loves it if we communicate with Him not with our minds, but with our spirits nestled deep within. Unfortunately most of us exercise our bodies and our minds, but our spirits get left behind. That is why the Bible says that we must renew our minds (Romans 12:2), in order for us to start to know ourselves in the spirit. We are newly created beings, but unfortunately a lot of us stay babies in the spirit, we do not grow and move on in the spirit with Him. God wants us to grow; He wants us to get off milk and to start walking in the fullness of all that we are in Him and all that He has bought for us by His precious blood. He wants us to mature in Him. He can only entrust us with the amount that we have grown. No human being will give his four year old his company to run. He will wait for him to learn several things and to mature to a level where he would be able to take over. And the same is true of God. He cannot entrust us with a lot if we are still four year olds in the spirit. We can be 90 year old in the flesh and still be four years old in the spirit. This is not what God wants. He wants us to grow.

Where are you in the spirit? How old do you think you are? Don't you think it is time to grow up? God wants you to and He has so many things He wants you to do for Him. But He cannot give it to you if you don't grow in Him.

I personally want to grow. I am hungry for more and more. And you know what, the more I eat, the more He gives. It is true and it is wonderful! I look forward to what He has in store for me and to all the revelations He will still bless me with. And the same is true for you!

Thank you dearest Father for all that You are blessing me with. You are truly amazing. You provide me with so much and I glorify Your Name. You are the God of more than enough. I see that every day and I look forward to all that You have planned for me. Amen


1 comment for “35. Mature and receive all that He has for you (2)”

  1. Gravatar of RonelleRonelle
    Posted Tuesday, 07 May 2019 at 4:21:21 PM

    I can only say AMEN to that!

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