Clean the Sanctuary!

In my dream, I was in the sanctuary of my church.  There was trash everywhere and I was picking it up and saying, “Who would leave this trash here?”

When I woke up, I asked God what was it you are saying to me ?

Quickly, He showed me by speaking these words, “Clean the sanctuary! It is there that you will spend your time.”

As I probed further, He gave me this word of understanding.

From the innermost parts of your temple, I will spring forth!  It is from there all good things come; from My place of residence within your deepest heart – far deeper than even you can know!  But I AM there and so I AM always with you!  There is no need to ask Me to to come – for I AM within and simply waiting for you.  Always!   While we go about our day, I delight in you and all you say and do!  Your love stretches forth and I smile in your deepest soul.  Your heart goes out to others in your desire to help them, and I feel very satisfied waiting there while you accomplish my work.

Also, there is a time when you need to stop all the outward pouring and doing and return to Me there, in the secret hiding place – the inner sanctum of your body. In this temple, I remain, but it gets cluttered from the outside world.  Stay in with Me and let’s clean awhile.  I will show you what needs tossed aside and you will throw out those things that make it hard for us to get closer in here.  Our comfortable space is the holiest portion of your life, never to be taken lightly or cast aside.  Your entire health and well-being lie situate in My house.  It is here you find rest, wealth, and peace.  It is from this well you draw wisdom, love, and encouragement! It stands to reason that your very life is sustained by this – does it not?  From whom do you think you are derived?  Your parents, you may say, but I tell you that your very being is derived from the heart of your Savior – the love of your God – and the power of your comforter, the Holy Spirit.  

So drink this in and pour this out!  Your  sustainability is Mine.  The decisions you make are born from this Holy of Holies within you – where resides your Sovereign God – How can you fail?  When you are weary – Go in!  Drink more!  When you are frightened – Hide there!  When you doubt – Dig in and latch onto Me there!  I will give to you all you need and from the deep well of your soul’s heart, I am able to reach you easily – Replenish you in your need – Redirect your steps – Reshape your destiny from Glory unto Glory!  Stay near Me here in this place I have made just for us, and I will make you WHOLE and HEALED in every way.

God’s Perfect Knowledge of Man
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall[a] on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[b]
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.[c]
Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

~Psalm 139 (NKJV)

With love & belief, Jill

5 thoughts on “Clean the Sanctuary!

  1. Penny says:

    Sometimes, especially when we are busy doing our own thing, we can forget that our most high God lives inside us — His sanctuary and home. Thanks for the beautiful reminder.

  2. Jill says:

    You are so right, Penny. Many distractions pull us away! Thanks for your comments, always encouraging!

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