Archive for December, 2007

Tabernacles for new people

Saturday, December 8th, 2007 by Susan

It is four o’clock, Shabbat morning. I have been reading all the tabernacle blogs. So this is the first blog I’ve ever written, anywhere – I am very aware that the Lord is doing a new thing even as I write. Only you Lord could be the author of such wonders.

Many months ago in early 2007 the Lord gave me a vision over 2 or 3 days of a small, very neat wooden ‘chapel’. It was built from newly hewn timber, clean and bright, and it stood on a hillside surrounded by forest. Inside the chapel there was a very simple and clean wooden bench. Nothing else, no alter. There was a very narrow path leading up to the door. When I enquired about this, the Lord spoke to my spirit and told me I needed to build this place in my heart for Him alone. I was very overcome by the beauty and tranquility of the vision. I understand now that He was wanting me to prepare the tabernacle of my body and prepare my heart as His alter.

Almost two years ago Andrew and I sold our newly renovated house and moved here with our children to Ararat. In this rented house we were led to set aside our living room as a place for prayer and worship. The room has 14ft ceilings, with quite amazingly detailed patterns in the pressed metal . It is in this room that my loving God delivered me last year of a number of demons and healed a number of very deep wounds.

 In June I was praying in here late one Shabbat evening. Andrew was on his way to Pakistan and the children were asleep. I was praying in the Spirit and the Lord gave me an impression of Sarah. When I asked Him what he was showing me He spoke to me about Sarah’s treatment of Hagar. Gen 21: 8-13. He spoke to me about the spirit of envy and the seed of division and corruption among women. The Spirit was very grieved and I was weeping deeply for the enmity between Sarah and Hagar. In my heart I was prompted by the Lord to repent on behalf of the daughters of Sarah and ask forgiveness for the harsh treatment of the daughters of Hagar.

Reading Mark’s blog about One New Man reminded me tonight about this intercession before the Lord. In October We joined with Celebrate Messiah in Melbourne at the Feast of Tabernacles celebration. The Egyptian pastor of the Arabic AOG led some worship. As soon as he was introduced by Lawrence the Spirit of God came upon the worship. I was in awe of the beauty and love of God manifest in this man. One new man dwelling together in unity! Praise Him, the author of life and reconciliation!