More Than Rest, Sanctuary.

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When I decided to write about rest, it was because I needed it too, it was for January but I have dozens of posts about it from years past. Our rest has been under attack, the sacred Sabbath rest we must enter as a believer. It appears we have been stalked, hunted, singled out by the the devouring lion that roars, we want the lion of Judah to roar louder.

I am not a fan of those jungle type programs but we know how the predators will go after the old, sick or weak, zebra, gazelle or whatever. The enemy prowls and it is not always that we don’t know the Word, we get weary in well doing, our good is evil spoken  of, he accuses day and night.

Protected species live in sanctuaries, churches have sanctuaries, cities in the Bible offered sanctuary. Until the Rapture or catching away of the church, and until Jesus returns to rule and reign, that enemy will be around. We can bind him and loose the minions from their assignments, but when we are constantly under siege, day after day, we are walking wounded, waiting for him to add more salt.

We want to be, instead, salt and light to the world, our speech should be seasoned with salt. And our light out from under the bushel, shining. But when we are in such a time as this, Esthers, in life and death struggles that are very real, in the literal and spiritual world, we want to find our secret place in Most High and dwell there. We are under His wing, and His angelic protection.

So join me please, in His rest, His sanctuary, if it is your bedroom, prayer closet, a walk in the park, I like to watch swans swimming, I miss going to a bank near an apartment complex that had some. I could just sit there and watch them. Feed the sparrows. Watch the clouds float by, anything that you can do that is peaceful, sacred, solemn and is worship.

In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2 NKJV

Imagine, if you will, room after beautiful room, not just a room but a suite of them more beautiful than a five star hotel, with lavish curtains and full of light. Comfortable for rest and sleeping, quiet, no need for a sleeping mask, or cooling pillows or chiropractic ones, just peace and rest. Sanctuary, the smell of fragrant roses, dark chocolates, fruit and juices, the farthest room is the safest, quietest, most healing place, you can hear the Lord clearly, He is your door. And He is speaking His peace from John 14:27 over the body of Christ, Come to me and rest. Matthew 11:28-30.

More than rest, sanctuary.

Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them. Exodus 25:8

Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the LORD. Leviticus 19:30 ( Not only Saturday or Sunday, for Messianics and Christians, but every day. *)

May He send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. Psalm 20:8

I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Psalm 62:3

Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens.  Psalm 150:1

You know that you are God’s sanctuary and that God’s Spirit lives in you, don’t you? ISV, other versions use temple. 1 Corinthians 3:16 *

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19

For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. Hebrews 9:24

And I am sure there are more, and with all that is taking place, we need sanctuary.

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