Too few churchgoers are aware of the significance of entering into the sanctuary with the people of God. If only they recognized God’s presence is there, not because of the building but in the people assembled, how different things would be!
When Solomon dedicated the temple, the Lord gave a special manifestation of His presence as the offerings were made. “It happened that when the priests came from the holy place, the cloud filled the house of the LORD, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD” (I Kings 8:10-11 NASB). Not only is this account historical, in that it reminds us that the temple in Jerusalem was to be the place where God dwelt among His people. This manifestation of God’s glory was also prophetical. In the priests being driven out because of the presence of the overwhelming glory of the Lord, the Spirit is indicating a time was coming when the Levitical priesthood would no longer be necessary in light of the glory that was to be manifested. As the Lord promised, “The latter glory of this house will be greater than the […]