Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God .
A tabernacle, or tent of meeting as it was called in Moses time, had three areas to it.
• The outer public area. • The inner sanctified place where Moses the apostle prophet and the priests went. • The holy place were the ark was kept.
Both inner areas away from public gaze were sanctified places and speak of our soul and spirit. The inner sanctuary speaks of our spirit. All of God connects to us spirit to spirit so our spirit is the place that is the real centre of our being and the dwelling place of Jesus, Holy Spirit and our Father. John 14:13-28
John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, so that He may be with you forever,
John 14:18 I will not leave you orphans. I will come to you.
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, If a person loves Me, he/she will keep My Word. And My Father will love that person, and We will come to that person and make Our dwelling place with him/her.
The veil has been removed
The veil, or the curtain that separated the holy place from the sanctified place has been removed for all who belong to Him. Matthew 27:51. We try to put a veil up around parts of our soul we are ashamed of there but He never does. He paid the price to remove it and He continues to behave toward us as if it is not there.
Putting up a veil is something we do without even thinking about it. We do so because there is something we want to hide from Him or something that triggers a shame reaction in us. He wants His presence to fill your whole spirit and soul without any hindrance. Regardless of the way we feel about it, He continues to gently behave as though any veil we try to hide behind does not exist for Him, only in our minds
An image parable from the temple
Our dear Dad sees everything including all the stuff we are afraid He will see, and He loves us anyway. That’s why He paid the price in Jesus Christ to set us free from all of it so we can walk as sons. When I was puzzling about the way Dad asks us to surrender the same area to Him again and again, He used the way the temple of Solomon was constructed to answer my question. The inner court of Solomon’s temple had many rooms lining its walls. Two stories of them with access staircases, balconies and all.
Each room was in a set of two, an outer room and an inner one. The parable Father quickened to me here is that He enters a room in our soul that He chooses and asks us to surrender it to Him. As we do, light shines in that room and we feel relieved. His order comes into our memories and reactions and our wounds in that area are healed. Then each room has four corners high and four corners low, which He proceeds to shine light into and ask us to surrender whatever is there. That is four corners in pride stuff (high) and four corners in shame stuff (low).
Then He moves into the next room of the same area of layers of stuff that is more deeply held in us. If we understand what He is doing, we can quickly surrender each thing that pops up, saving ourselves time agonising over it. That is 9 surrender points in each room, 18 altogether. Your rooms may not have that much junk in them to deal with so it’s not always 18 surrender experiences to an area.
When Holy Spirit spotlights an area, often demonic thoughts of shame and blame will appear in our minds to try to stop us from quickly yielding the area to Dad for healing. Darkness wants you in self condemnation, not free. There is an immediate battle which is easily won if you realise what is happening, and that those shame and blame thought that you are so used to are not yours but the enemy’s. If you are a redeemed person, you no longer naturally think like that. Your mind has been renewed and you have been set free from every condemnation trap so get used to it and don’t go there again, resist it and it will flee from you.