Read Hebrews 12:22-24
You know who is there (God, Jesus…) but you can’t see. You know you are in eternity, but you are still in obligation to your body. You are visiting in a place that is reserved for the hereafter but you know you can come boldly. You know that you know that this ‘dark’ room will be lit up when you use up the last breath of the decaying body that now houses the earthly work of God. Lit up as a million suns, as you see the Son, as He rises, as He truly is. When that curtain lifts it reveals a stage that brings forth a birth of a life created before the beginning of sin. Falling in to heaven where your own rejoicing lifts up sounds and images not listed in a human brain or heart. Oh, for the love of God!
Enter in now! Pray! Be still! Lean! Receive (always receive). Cry! Praise. Be still again and again. Say the word!
Oh God, to be in your presence. To see your hand move forward to take my prayers. To take those I bring to You. To touch my hair. To smile on me. The place where nothing else matters, where nothing rusts and nothing can be stolen. I can linger, but I can’t stay yet. But I can take it with me as I go to fulfil Gods will for me in my generation (Acts 13:36)… and then I will die to live.
“I rejoice in Your word like one who discovers a great treasure” (Psalm 119:162).
Hebrews 12:22-24 (But read from verse 18 to see how it used to be before Jesus.)
22No, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering. 23You have come to the assembly of God’s firstborn children, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God himself, who is the judge over all things. You have come to the spirits of the righteous ones in heaven who have now been made perfect. 24You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks of forgiveness instead of crying out for vengeance like the blood of Abel.
And now read Hebrews 6:18-20
18… Therefore, we who have fled to Him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. 19This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. 20Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek.