Introduction To The Third Day
Life is a journey and everyone is on the road somewhere. The problem is that many do not know where they came from, nor do they know where they are going. It is not simply a journey from the cradle to the grave, but a journey of discovery. Of course if we have no clear sense of direction then we can hardly expect to arrive at any particular destination. This means that for most the journey of "life" has no real meaning. Such an attitude indicates they have no awareness of God in their lives, nor any concept of his plan and purpose for man. Our whole reason for being is wrapped up in God. Can you imagine a God who puts millions of people on the earth but has no real purpose in view? This would have to be the height of stupidity and certainly not the actions of the Creator of heaven and earth. Man was created in the image and likeness of God, and it is his purpose to manifest his glory through man on the earth. The journey of life is therefore designed to bring man to the realization of his true identity and raise a consciousness within him of the divinity that was imparted to him in creation.
God gave to Israel a parable concerning this journey in the form of the Tabernacle. It consisted of three main areas that conform to the direction our life's journey is to take. Each area depicts an area of growth and development towards the goal of being ONE with the Father. The outer court represents the first step towards our ultimate goal in searching for a way to heal the estrangement and separation we feel towards our Father in heaven. We look for a sacrifice that will restore our fellowship with God and anything else we feel may bring us closer to him. Then we seek for a spiritual experience that will give us access to the Holy place where at least we can touch spiritual things and embrace some spiritual gift.
However God has issued to us today the greatest invitation that has ever been given to mankind. We have been invited to come WITH BOLDNESS INTO THE MOST HOLY PLACE, by the blood of Jesus, by a NEW and a LIVING WAY that he has opened for us through the veil that has separated man from God down through the ages. The reason behind this invitation is that God is raising up a people who will demonstrate the fullness of the Godhead BODILY, not in part as in the past, but in fullness. The goal on our journey is the MOST HOLY PLACE, which is located in the innermost part of our being. To get there we must pass through the outer court (the flesh) and through the Holy Place which is the SOUL, and discover that God is not up in the sky but there in the very center of our being. This is where we discover who we are, for the "I" that we are, is actually the "I AM." As we reach our goal we find all our religious traditions and doctrines of men, which have kept us from discovering TRUTH have been swept away as our true Spiritual Guide the Holy Spirit leads as home.
The pattern of this can be found in the Old Testament. God gave Moses the pattern when He told him how to construct the Tabernacle. The outer court represents the Feast of Passover to remember that the Lord passed over the children of Israel when He saw the blood on their lintels. In our day this represents our being cleansed of sin by the blood of Jesus Christ. It is here that we are born again and begin our journey as a child of God. It here that we progress from 0 to 30%. It is here where we are always needing the Lord to do something for us since we are self minded.
The Second Dimension or Second Day is represented by the Holy Place. This is also represented by the feast of Pentecost. It is here that we come to know Christ as our Holy Ghost baptizer. It is here that we begin to learn spiritual ministry and progress from 31 to 60%. In this phase of our development we are double minded and we see Christ in us. Me and Christ. Duality.
For those who have learned to walk by the Spirit of revelation there is another dimension which was represented by the Feast of Tabernacles. In the Temple it was the Most Holy Place. It is here that we come to the realization that we are one with the Father and become as He is and the eyes of our understanding are opened to the eternal plan of the Father.
I want to develop this further and my prayer for you is that the Father illuminates your mind and understanding of these things as only He can.
The The Third Day, Chapter One
The Third Day, Chapter Two
The Third Day, Chapter Three