I long to bring you to my innermost chamber—
This holy sanctuary you have formed within me.
O that I might carry you within me.
I would give you the spiced wine of my love,
This full cup of bliss that we share.
We would drink our fill until…
Song 8:1-2 ~ The Passion Translation
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These verses are so clear in their description of the bride and her Lover, Jesus. He so clearly reveals the heart of the redeemed as he translates these first couple verses of Chapter 8.
This verse takes me to the last discourse again. Where Jesus spent the evening of His betrayal with the disciples. This is where we learn of his intention to form this sanctuary, this innermost chamber within us.
Jesus tells us that His Father’s house has many dwelling places. We are the temple of the living God, we are His dwelling place. He said, “I go to prepare a place for you.” That place is this innermost chamber.
Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. - John 14:23 ESV
God on the inside!
This is not only our hope, it’s the hope of Glory!
The Father has formed in you a holy sanctuary made to His exact specification so that Father, Son and Holy Spirit can take up residence in you.
Hope you brought your shoutin’ shoes today, cuz that’s a place for a Hallelujah!
I urge you (Ben) to press in to that innermost place this day. Seek the one who formed it within you for the purpose of intimacy.
All life flows from intimacy.
If anything is going to be born, it will be from intimacy.
If there be any fruit, it’s the result of intimacy.
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