Enter In

John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

Just before Jesus spoke of preparing a place for you to meet with Him in private, He said this. Do not let your heart be troubled. This was His way of telling us how to enter into the temple.

Putting off of your shoes as instructed by God to Moses is this very thing. To quiet the mind and set aside every weight of concern in the world. You cannot enter in carrying your baggage. You have to leave it at the door.

We have a saying that says, “Lay it at the foot of the Cross.” It is a visual example of preparing yourself to enter in to that quiet place where we must not speak. We are there to receive. All our concerns must be put out of our minds and our inner voice quieted.

Psalm 46:10a Be still, and know that I am God:

Is it easy? No. Is it worth it? Yes.

The first thing we need to accomplish is to put a sock in Satan’s mouth. What Satan hates worse than you is praise of God and the name Jesus Christ.

Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

That stifles Satan’s voice and gets us into the gate. What now since I had said to quiet yourself and the praise has done its part?

Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Embrace the love that dwells in you. Run to Abba Father’s arms and surround yourself in love, agape love, His unfailing love.

Satan cannot enter in and has no voice in this communion.

Holy

1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Allow me to confess I got this wrong. My understanding of Holy was wrong. I always thought that being holy was about being good. It is not. Try as I might I could never be good enough to even consider myself to be even a little bit holy. I would sin, confess, repent and turn to search for how to be holy. Repentance and forgiveness do not equal holiness.

Then I saw it in the first use of the word holy.

Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

Holy is a place where Satan is not allowed.

God prepared a place and invited Moses to join Him in a conversation, away from the influences of the liar. It is seen in the putting off of the shoes here. The shoes have touched the ground, the dust, the realm of the prince of the power of the air. It is leaving Satan behind and stepping into a place prepared by God where Satan is not allowed.

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

When I read this my first instinct is that of the flesh, a mansion in the sky. That was the flesh but now the spirit has said “You are that temple.”

1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Ye are not your own indicates a place of God’s making, a sanctuary, a holy place where Satan is not allowed.

It is not in our minds. He dwells in our hearts.