“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Exodus 3:5
As the beloved bride of Christ, this might be a new thing to ponder over as we head in to our month of December. While Moses was approaching a burning bush, we are close to His glory. And God is a Spirit and also a fire. We can kick off our shoes, and stand back because we too, are standing in His presence and holy ground.
The feet that carry the gospel of peace are beautiful, Romans 10:15 and the women of faith that we are cause us to minister to someone in some way everyday, and many women are being called. To teach and minister healing as only a woman can, to be supportive of each other, and to reflect His glory and love.
While God admonished Moses, I have already written about Jesus in our hearts, like the mercy seat that could not be touched, but He can be. He was not angry with the woman who touched Him, even when He turned to see her, He wanted her to see His face, Moses could not do that. That woman was also on holy ground.
Do you need healing? Jesus would say come and He would touch you. Taking off your shoes is respect for a person’s house, and in those days they washed off the dust. Jesus washed feet, He even mentioned in the story of Mary of Bethany how she anoints Him with her oil when no one else offered to wash His feet. Yet, we anoint Him with praise now, He not being crucified ever again, it is finished.
Our shoes walk us through life and have many meanings in a spiritual sense. Including walking by faith, walking worthy and with the wise. Also that peace that passes understanding, Phillipians 4:7. In Christian dream symbolism, and again I caution you to be careful about these, some are not accurate, being barefoot will mean unprepared or not being saved, but as a believer being barefoot is being on holy ground. So even if we kick off our shoes, which can be our peace. We are on holy ground.
Our boots or heels, or sneakers which carry us through with His peace. we can kick off and enjoy being on holy ground and walking daily with Jesus as His coming is ever closer. We are His beloved and we should walk like it, worthy to wear white, we are only righteous because of Jesus.
We want the victory He died for us to have, we want healing and peace. It is no a new thing to desire it, but perhaps another to bring it into fruition. We have been held back and down by too many hurts and disappointments. Many of our wounds still need healing from the ones in His hands, and our hearts need to feel the love of His heart pierced for us.
Faith and feelings don’t always mix, we can allow thoughts and old worries to crop off the beauty of us being the masterpiece God wants us to be. Jesus is the focus and the filter, He removes the blemishes. It is almost time for the Spirit to call forth the bride, and we want to be ready. Will you stand on holy ground, I sure want too. Rebecca Jones / pixabay
Although there are many videos, I remember singing to this. enjoy.