LOOKING FOR THE MOVE OF GOD
(At the end of this post is a 9 minute video clip concerning this subject preached at Living Word Tabernacle. The entire service can be viewed on our church website.)
Where is the move of God going on? In the Tabernacle in the wilderness, God was moving. There were three courts in which God moved. The outer court, the inner court (Holy Place), and then beyond that, behind the vial was the Holy of Holies. This is where God dwelled among the people of Israel in a manifestation of light and life.
Yes, they could worship in the outer court if the sun was shining, and the weather was good. Yes, they could worship in the inner court, if the seven candles gave proper light. The manna from heaven fell in the outer court, they could eat it and enjoy it – but it would not last.
But in the Holy of Holiest, where God dwelled above the mercy seat, the glory of God was visible and real all the time. The High Priest could enter only if, washed right, dressed right and with blood. And here there was always light, always glory, the manna in this place was always fresh!
Those other courts were good, but not to be compared with the third and holiest court.
THE NEW TESTAMENT COURTS
We have three courts that access what we are and touch us as humans, body, spirit, and soul. Many find there worship in the first two courts of the flesh and spirit, and that is all the further they go. Which is a fleshly emotional revival, and yes, it is the Spirit of God stimulating the flesh and human spirit. But it is the weakest kind of a move of God you can have, and it only last from one camp meeting to the next. Or if the sun is shining and the candles were burning brightly and not smoking up, then the worshippers would be illuminated and excited about their experience.
However, in the Holiest of all, in the soul (heart) where God dwells, the revival will last. It will be alive in you, whether the sun is shining or not, if you have a bad day or good day. It will last when everything goes wrong, it will last in church and at home, at a camp meeting or at the home church. That is where the move of God is – in your heart (soul).
There is no geographical location, no certain ministry or camp meeting where it can be found (as good as those things might be). The move of God is found only in the heart (soul) of a man.
THE INTER VEIL, – William Branham
You're living in a house, soul, body, and spirit. That's the way God lived in Jesus Christ, both soul, body, and spirit. "Not Me that doeth the works, the Father that dwelleth in Me." You see?
And in this tabernacle, completion. And it was also through the age of Luther, through justification; through the age of Wesley, through sanctification and in this latter day, with the baptism of the Holy Ghost, perfecting His Church in three stages of the journey. All around, everything's three.
Notice, and then God taken His Church in this great tabernacle. Now, those, the manna fell outside in the courts. And remember, the people eat this manna. But God told them to take up this manna, and put it, a bunch of it back in the holy place; in there was the ark. The ark is a type of the human heart, the ark, the place, the hidden place.
God prophesied through the prophet and said, "I will write My laws in their hearts, where I put them, in the tables of their hearts." Showing that that would be the dwelling place of God in the human heart, not the human head, but the human heart. Amen. "I will write them in their heart. And they'll keep My statutes, and so forth," saith the Lord.
God said in another place over in Ezekiel, He said, "I will in that day, take out your old fleshly, stony heart. And I'll give you a new spirit, and I'll put My Spirit in you."
Now, a lot of people, even you Pentecostal people, lot of times get mistaken in that. You get a new spirit; that's not God's Spirit; that's you. That isn't God. You get a little happy, because you got a new spirit and you jump up-and-down, run around over the floor, maybe, and shout a little bit, and speak with tongues, and run around a little bit and think you got the Holy Ghost. That's not it. That's a new spirit, God gave you. That's you. Then after He give you your spirit, then He said, "I'll put My Spirit..."
That's what's the matter with the miss-meal cramps you got today. That's right. That's the reason you can't get nowhere with God.
THE INTER VEIL, continued…
Notice, back there in the beginning when that same manna that fell out here on the ground, every day the people eat it; but notice, those people who eat that manna would get hungry before nine o'clock.
I've seen a lot of camp meetings. And people go, and they'd shout the victory for a little while, while the camp meeting was going on. And then before the day was over, with the night coming close, they'll worry along and say, "Well, you know, I wished I could keep the victory. Hallelujah." Oh, my. My. "I wished I just had the victory. I tell you, this is so-and-so, and this is so-and-so." Oh, my, it's because you're not in the right place to eat the manna.
Pastor Bill Ivy – Living Word Tabernacle, Campbell Missouri USA