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Monday, January 30, 2017

January 31 "Fire Overpowers Heads & Hearts" Exodus 39-40

The glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. Exodus 40:34.  And the shechinah "took up its rest forever" in Christ, the fullness of the godhead in a Person.  "The divine light and fire, let forth in their full strength, will overpower the strongest heads and the purest hearts." M. Henry.  That indeed is good news.  The Forerunner invites us this day to come boldly to His "mercy-seat." The true Tabernacle filled with the Glory of God.  We can know Him, His Glory.  May His Goodness overpower our strong wills this very day.  

PHOTO:  A church I visited once. Nestled in the mountains.  Cannot imagine the glory of God filling a tabernacle. And beyond all we can imagine, He is the Tabernacle.  God provided a way to be with us.  Not through a building. He Himself is our life, our peace, our rest.  


  1. “For the cloud of the LORD was on the tabernacle by day, and fire was in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel throughout all their journeys.”-Ex 40:38

    Not just an angel for this job. God’s own Presence led them. His Spirit constantly reminded them of His protection, His provision, leading the way.

    A cloud by day provided shelter from the sun, but it also veiled the way ahead. The Cloud required complete trust to lead them in a way they did not know. To see the glory of the Lord, they had to go through the Cloud.

    A rising fire by night, the Light of Truth and Guidance, reassured the Israelites in the darkness.

    Lord, may Your Spirit continue to rule and guide, show us the way in truth and protect us from our enemies. May Moses’ prayer be our own: “Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee. And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, unto the many thousands of Israel.” Num 10:35-36

  2. I too loved the Glory of the Lord section of this passage. But I was most fascinated by the description of the priestly garments: pomegranates and bells. Can you imagine the sound of someone walking around in this garment?

    My prayer today:
    LORD, may my steps today be the sweet sound of tinkling bells in your hearing.