Hebrews 6:9 “But, beloved we are convinced of better things concerning you…”
I love living life facing forward as a Christian!
Do you know people who live life facing backwards, always rehearsing the bad things that happened back when? I feel bad and want to give them this verse! It says we are convinced of better things!
The life of faith embraces the unseen future and believes for God’s best! It is a life of hope, expectancy and motivation. We should also surround ourselves with others who have this same outlook. Because of God, things always get better and better! I am convinced!
Revelation 21:22 “And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God, the Almighty, and the Lamb, are its temple.
The tabernacle is no longer a place, but a Person. Jesus Christ was and is the perfect “meeting place” of God and man. He was God incarnate who took on the “tent” of human flesh and walked among us. Now, we not only worship Christ, we also worship in Christ.
Jesus made this clear to the Samaritan woman at the well in the Gospel of John as she spoke of a place where the Jews worship. “…you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” She knew that Samaritans were banned from worshiping there.
So Jesus removed the restriction and welcomed her worship through an intense relationship encounter. To her heart’s delight, she now had a living Person instead of an off-limits place. To our heart’s delight, there is nothing now that stops us from tabernacle worship.
“But you will be called the priests of the Lord; You will be spoken of as ministers of God…”
In both the Book of Exodus and the Book of Revelation, the Bible gives us a glimpse of the congregation of God’s dreams— a kingdom of priests, a holy nation. This will someday be the vocation of peoples of all nations coming before God and worshiping Him forever. All eyes will be fixed upon the Lamb and all tongues will repeat with joy, “Holy, Holy, Holy.”
This is also the worthy occupation of believers now. When we minister to Him, He accepts our sacrifice of praise to make His Name glorious. This is our wonderful privilege. Only by faith do we recognize the glory of this calling. Therefore, let us choose to take our place in this universal assembly now and worship Him rightly each day.