The Tabernacle of Christ (Part 3)

Please read Part 1 and Part 2… More Than Enough “Then Moses gave an order and they sent this word throughout the camp: ‘No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.’ And so the people were restrained from bringing more, because what they already had was more than…

The Tabernacle of Christ (Part 2)

In part one, we began comparing the building of Moses’s tabernacle with the body of Christ building itself up in love (Eph. 4:14-16).  We will continue this comparison in this post… According to the Pattern Revealed “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them. Make this tabernacle and all…

The Tabernacle of Christ (Part 1)

(The following is excerpted from my booklet, “The Consummation of All Things in Christ: Ephesians Chapters 1-4“) *** “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and…

Childish Things

Years and years ago, I wanted to be a prophet.  God began giving me prophetic words in church.  As time went on, I decided I should trust God in new ways so that my prophetic gift would grow.  More than once, I gave prophetic words to people I barely knew. One time, as I prayed…

To Judge or Not to Judge (Part 2)

Previously, we explored the subject of judging and the confusion it can cause.  We discovered that judging in itself isn’t wrong but that it does matter who the source of a judgment is.  If God is the source, we are called to express that judgment.  If self is the source, our judgment is wrong. The…

Purpose

Years ago, almost 15 years ago in fact, I sat waiting for someone to unlock the building next to our church.  It had been a busy week.  While I waited, I decided to pray.  The Lord spoke a few short sentences.  I have never forgotten them.  These few short sentences continue to define my understanding…

Arise, Shine

Picture by Richard Lyall: http://craftycurate.blogs.com/   An entry from my journal dated 9/1/12 Praying tonight: I was meditating on the glory of the Lord being seen in His temple.  Thinking about the state of the church—full of lukewarmness, full of failure and weakness, seemingly divided.  I wondered if we are at all, in any measure, the…