HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“ And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.” (Exodus 40:35).
In the last chapter of Exodus, we read all the Lord commanded Moses to do, and that as he fulfilled these commands the glory of the Lord descended and filled the tabernacle till there was no room for Moses, and from that time the pillar of cloud overshadowed them, their guide, their protection.
And so we have been building as the Lord Himself commanded, and now the temple is to be handed over to Him to be possessed and filled. He will so fill you, if you will let Him that yourself and everything else will be taken out of the way, the glory of the Lord will fill the temple, encompassing, lifting up, guiding, keeping; and from this time your moon shall not withdraw its light, nor your sun go down.
I do not mind how educated you are or how good you can preach unless you are willing to empty yourself before God and in His presence, you will not be filled with the glory of God. Here Moses is your example. You notice that there was no room for Moses to enter the congregation. My dear friends, fellow readers, brothers and sisters God is commanding us to make room for His appearance in our lives. He wants to take up residence, but He can’t if we are having one foot in the world and the other in the word. Therefore, let us be examples for others to follow.
Do you want power? You have God for it. Do you want His holiness? You have God for it; and so of everything. And God is bending down from His throne to-day to lift you up to your true place in Him. From this time may the cloud of His glory so surround and fill us that we shall be lost sight of forever.