Church On The Move
Some may or may not remember the following vision I posted a few years back.
When the Lord gave Moses instructions on building an altar using stones, he gave the following command. Exo 20:25 And if you will make Me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stone, for if you lift up a tool upon it you have polluted it. The Israelites were to take the stones as they found them and not to alter them in any way. This was a shadow of what the Lord had in mind as we will see in 1Pe 2:5 [Come] and, like living stones, be yourselves built [into] a spiritual house, for a holy (dedicated, consecrated) priesthood, to offer up [those] spiritual sacrifices [that are] acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ. We come to the Lord just as we are and it is for this reason that the Lord commanded Israel not to try to change the stones in any way. We are the Living Stones that are being built into a spiritual house where we offer up spiritual sacrifices. While our individual worship is essential, it is in corporate worship where we will experience the fullness of the Lord . God exists in community and we must worship as a community of believers (living stones). In Psalms 22:3 it says ” Yet, you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. ” It takes many stones to build a house and it is the Lord Himself that will see to it that each fits perfectly
I saw in a vision, March 2010 many people and as they gathered they became like living stones in the temple wall. The wall did not keep people out, instead, as people came to the living wall, they became part of it. The building, if you will, had walls created by people joining together to worship the Lord, however, the building had no roof. Instead, it’s covering was the glory of God and it was His glory spilling out over the walls, because the glory of God cannot be contained, that was drawing people.
I saw another vision a few days ago where I saw the above vision but the living stones, i.e., the church was moving from place to place. In other words, it wasn’t a stationary building but one that was moveable upon the Lord’s command. In the verse below,
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth”. (Joh 1:14),
the Greek word for the word “dwelling” used in the verse is the word, σκηνόω (skēnóō); contracted skēnṓ, fut. skēnṓsō, from skḗnos (G4636), tent, abode. To encamp, pitch a tent (Sept.: Gen_13:12). In the NT, to dwell as in tents, to tabernacle..
So the Word became flesh and “tented” among us. A tent is moveable. It can be put up and taken down quickly. Which would fulfill what the Lord said in His word about His glory filling the earth.
But [the time is coming when] the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. [Isa. 11:9.] (Hab 2:14)