I am so sorry for the delay in getting this out. It’s be a busy week. But know that I have been about to bust to get to this computer and finish this thing. Whew!
So then, my last attempt at Part 3 ended up going into a whole other direction. But I guess it had to go there. I guess all that was really part of the story anyway. And you know, I think I still had some stuff to process myself…some things that had more layers than I realized. So I can’t promise that there won’t be a Part 4 either, but we’ll see.
Not long after I got back home from Texas, I had another vision…or impression…or moment. I don’t know what to call it really but I know I saw something again…and this time, I was beyond the veil.
I was standing in the Holy of Holies. It was really foggy, full of smoke from incense, and although I couldn’t see it clearly, I knew that what was in front of me was the Ark ~ where the presence of God dwelt. I raised my hands and began to worship Him…my Beloved Lord, the Rock of my Salvation. The Ark was sitting on a table (now I don’t know for sure that’s how it was biblically…that’s just how I saw it in that moment) and around the table was a curtain, almost like there was a tablecloth on the table and it went all the way to the floor. I had glanced down and as soon as my eyes fell on the table covering, I heard God tell me to crawl under the Ark. So I got on my hands and knees and crawled underneath, hidden below the Ark. I then heard God say I don’t want to just stand in My presence, I want you to be covered by it. I am your covering.
Now THAT was cool.
Now, I already knew prior to this vision that God was my covering. He says so in His word on more than one occasion. But there’s a pretty big difference between knowing something with your head and having that thing pour down and seep into the deepest places of your heart. Sometimes I guess I need a picture…I need to literally see it with the eyes of my heart to really understand. And my cup just swells to overflowing at the idea that God knows that about me and loves me enough to be willing to teach me that way. (He love you that much too.)
I knew it before, but I think I really get it now.
God will go before us and come behind us…You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. Psalm 139:5. He never sends us anywhere that He hasn’t gotten to first. Think of it like this. If you wrap a tennis ball up in cellophane, no matter where you throw the ball, the cellophane will always get there first…and will also always be right behind the ball. It can’t not…it’s surrounding the ball. No matter which side of the ball you look at, you always see the cellophane first. There’s not a single place on that ball that you could strike without hitting the cellophane first. Do you understand? Because it’s the same with God. We are enclosed in His presence! There is nowhere we can go that He doesn’t arrive at before us, yet He is also our rear guard (Isaiah 58:8). There is no attack of the enemy on us that has not first passed through the presence and protection of God.
He is your covering.
You are enclosed by His presence.
You know what? I think I am going to do a Part 4 on this because there’s still a bit more to tell. But can I leave you with this?
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”
For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day,
Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.
A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand,
But it shall not approach you.
You will only look on with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked.
For you have made the LORD, my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place.
No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent.
For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.
They will bear you up in their hands that you do not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down.
“Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.”
“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.”
“With a long life I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation.”