God is transforming each one of you into the Holy of Holies, his dwelling place, through the power of the Holy Spirit living in you! (Ephesians 2:22 TPT)
If what we hear from God makes perfect sense to our reasoning, then we are hearing Him from too far away. We are in the outer court of the temple and are hearing from Him who is in the inner Holy of Holies. Once we pursue to get closer to Him and enter into the Holy of Holies where He is, everything that made sense in the outer court will no more make sense here. We have entered the realm of God, what we hear from Him here is close to His heart. Some of the things we hear might not make sense to our reasoning of the outer court. Then it remains on us if we want to go back to the outer court and be comfortable in our own understanding and live from there, or if we want to remain in the Holy of Holies close to Him and live from here; even if some of the things He says does not make sense to our understanding. It’s here that you enter His rest. In spite of all conflicts between what He is saying and what makes sense to you, when you choose to remain in the Holy of Holies close to Him, you get transformed and He is able to accomplish what He purposed for you and change the outer court of your temple.
Everyone He called into His divine purpose stayed with Him in the Holy of Holies even when it did not make sense to their understanding. It made no sense to Mary to become pregnant without a man, but she did get pregnant with the Word, because she remained. It made no sense for Abraham to put his beloved son on the altar, yet he did it and established an eternal covenant with God. It made no sense for David to overcome military trained Goliath the Giant by a simple sling shot, yet he took him down and God called him man after my own heart. It made no sense for Noah to build an ark expecting a worldwide flood, yet he did it and kept us all alive. It made no sense for the disciples to leave everything and follow Christ who said, “if you give up your life for my sake you will find it” (Matthew 16:25) and who eventually was crucified as a criminal, yet they did it and transformed the world.
We cannot fulfill His purpose for us by remaining in the outer court of the temple and just hearing Him to the extent it makes sense to us in the outer court. But when we pursue and break into His realm of the Holy of Holies and remain there with Him and find rest in Him alone even if our sense and flesh want to return back to the outer court; we will be able to fulfill His purpose in our life. It’s here we choose to walk by His divine wisdom and not our carnal understanding. By abiding in the Holy of Holies with Him we are able to walk on water with Him and go places that He intends for us, which is never possible being in the outer court and relying on our own carnal understanding. Holy of Holies is our home, we are transformed and find rest in Him there!
- Ephesians 2:22
- Matthew 16:25