Come let us go up

Isaiah 2 vs 3. “Come, let us go up to the house of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us His ways, so that we may walk in His paths”.

I have already looked at Haggai, and bringing timber to build the house of the Lord. This verse is for when our house is built, our home for our Lord.

The House of the Lord was on a mountain, Mount Zion, and will be there in the Millennial  Kingdom of Christ. As in Israel today and the Old Testament, the Temple of God is high up. To get there, you travel up the mountain. The Temple was a beacon, a light of God’s glory. All could see it and could worship God with sacrifices and drink offerings. The City where God dwelt was sacred. It was where the King of Kings was, where the King of Israel of God lived and worshipped. This city was the most important city in the Old Testament life and worship of those who loved and lived for God. They travelled regularly there to worship and offer gifts to the Lord.

We are the Church of God. We are the beacons now, the Temple. We are to live God-centred lives as a community of believers and lovers of the Most High God. It is through us that the Church grows, through us bringing the Gospel of Christ to others and seeing salvation happen around our local communities.

True Christianity, living for Christ, loving others, having faith, is not religion. We have a relationship with God and He relates to us as His Children. It is this that makes us different. Our God wants to relate to us, to know us fully, to adopt us as His children and give us an inheritance with His true Son Jesus. No other religion in the world has this beautiful relationship to offer. That is the difference that we need to show those who are desperate. Those who have no one. Those who need love. Those who have no purpose. A life of love and acceptance is there ready waiting for them, but what are we doing to show it to them?

If we are the light on the hill, a city shining, what are we showing? Are we showing discord, unforgiveness, dislike, disdain? Or are we showing others love, joy, acceptance, hospitality? Do we love everyone who happens to step through the door of our churches?

I want to go up to the mountain of the Lord. I want to sit at His feet and just be. With Him. He is my groom, I am His Bride. The Church is the beautiful bride. She is the most beautiful bride the universe has ever seen. I dont want to go with stained gowns, with an unloving attitude to others. I want to see my Church family be the very best they can be for their Groom as well.

We are building a Church of people. Millions of us all worshipping and praising God together. Lets keep bringing our timber to the House and keep building a House for God that grows and gets more beautiful every day. This is how we make ourselves ready for Him.

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mzpresser
    Sep 19, 2014 @ 13:11:53

    Yes!!!

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  2. expectantlylistening
    Sep 19, 2014 @ 13:19:43

    Love these words

    “We have a relationship with God and He relates to us as His Children. It is this that makes us different. Our God wants to relate to us, to know us fully, to adopt us as His children and give us an inheritance with His true Son Jesus.”

    Beautiful, thank you for crafting this wonderful description of who we are and what it means to be Christians.

    Reply

  3. Jeffrey H. King
    Sep 19, 2014 @ 13:20:48

    Thank you for your own message and for reading at my site. I look forward to seeing your future posts.

    Reply

  4. paronson
    Sep 19, 2014 @ 17:01:48

    Just what I need to read today! My wife and I are going through a season of disillusionment in our church of choice and it was refreshing to get a perspective on what the church is and should be, and how we should proceed from here. Thank you so much and God bless you.

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    • The Minstrel's Wife
      Sep 19, 2014 @ 20:42:05

      I am so blessed to have helped even if its the tiniest bit. I truly hope and pray you find your place and have peace to know the right place of worship for you both. its so hard to begin again in a new church family. Many blessings and love in Christ.xx

      Reply

  5. sistertosister53
    Sep 20, 2014 @ 14:12:52

    Reblogged this on Sistertosister53's Blog and commented:
    Glory Be To God! Amen!!

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  6. sistertosister53
    Sep 20, 2014 @ 14:14:26

    ~God Is using you for His Purpose! God Bless you! Agape! ~

    Reply

  7. Messenger At The Crossroads
    Sep 26, 2014 @ 22:28:25

    Truly we are the temple off His Holy spirit. Thanks for your writing, and for following my blog. Be blessed!

    Reply

  8. kevingdrendel
    Sep 27, 2014 @ 21:43:50

    What a joyful picture! The House of God is a joyful place!

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  9. my2ndnature Linda Samaritoni
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 01:53:49

    You are so right when you remind us that Christians move beyond religion. Our faith is relationship.
    Thanks for following my blog, too!

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  10. pastorpstephens
    Oct 04, 2014 @ 12:42:44

    Well said. May the Lord bless you and your husband as you seek to glorify Him.

    Reply

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