a Habitation of The Most High
Pastor, Mozambique, Africa.
“Now therefore you are no more strangers and
foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints,
and of the household of God.
“And are built upon the foundation of the
apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself
being the Chief Corner Stone; In whom all
the building fitly framed together groweth
unto an holy temple in the Lord.
“In whom you also are builded together for an
habitation of God through the Spirit.” Eph 2:19-22.
The desire of the Lord is that we become a place for His
habitation, a place where He might be pleased to dwell.
This has always been the desire of the Lord, even when He
visited the children of Israel in the wilderness. The Israelites
were excited about the Lord manifestly appearing to them in
His glory, but after they learned the conditions for abiding
in His presence, they became afraid and were unwilling to
meet these conditions.
Therefore, they asked Moses to go and meet the Lord in their
behalf. They settled for the lesser, thus Israel only knew
the acts of God, but Moses the ways of God.
The Lord's desire is the same today. He is seeking those
who are willing to pay the price in order to become the habitation
of the Most High. The conditions for this are still the same,
as God does not change. We are to sanctify ourselves and be
holy even as He is holy.
"Casting down imaginations, and every high
thing that exalted itself against the knowledge
of God, bringing into captivity every thought
to the obedience of Christ." 2 Cor 10:5
To become a place for the habitation of God, we are to maintain
a life of holiness and purity, exalting the Lord in every
area of our lives.
We will be overcome by temptation if we do not actively cast
down those things which try to exalt themselves above the
knowledge of God. There will always be temptations. Therefore,
we are to maintain a close relationship with the Lord, that
we might be able to rightly discern the attacks of the enemy
and overcome them.
"My sheep listen to My voice, and I know them,
and they follow Me.” John 10:27 Weymouth.
The Lord never said that we would not hear the enemy's voice,
but rather, that we are to be blind and deaf to the accuser.
The following Scripture shows us how Jesus actively cast
down all those things which sought to exalt themselves above
the knowledge of God.
"Who is blind, but My servant, or deaf as My messenger
that I have sent. Who is blind as He that is perfect
and blind as the Lord's servant.
“Seeing many things, but observest not. Opening the
ears but heareth not. The Lord is well pleased for
His righteousness sake, He will magnify the law and
make it honorable." Isaiah 42:19-21
Jesus only acted on that which His Father said and did, and
because of this, the Father dwelt with Him continually. Therefore,
Jesus was able to say, "If you have seen Me, you have
seen the Father." He always did that which the Father
would have done.
The Father was pleased to abide with Jesus. This was because
He paid the price to become the habitation of the Most High
Are we willing today to pay the full price in order to become
His habitation; a place where God is pleased to dwell? We
are not waiting for God; rather, the Lord is waiting for us
to make a full commitment to Him.