Dec 16, 2022
Joshua 3 contains one of the most powerful truths that you can live by. The people were preparing to move over the Jordan River but were commanded not to move until they saw the Ark of the Covenant. Not only were they to see the Ark, but the next point was that the priest was bearing it. They could not separate the Ark from the priest bearing it. The Ark is a symbol of the presence of God and was the spiritual center of their lives. We would be well advised to move only when the presence of God is with us. They were commanded to go after it. In this life, there are so many people that end up on dead end streets, battered, shattered, tattered, because they go after the wrong thing. What you pursue, you may possess. Jesus, the high priest, died and bore the presence of God and now has come into our lives. Our ark is on the inside, and God’s voice inwardly, God’s leading inwardly, God’s witness inwardly will direct you. Who will bear this presence? Who will carry this witness? Who will walk with this responsibility? The presence and the power of God are to be carried in the heart, and you can’t separate the priest from the presence. My hope is that there will be a people today to bear the presence, to touch other lives.