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Exchanging the glory for the golden calf.

Posted by appolus on April 1, 2020

Heb 9:3 Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place.

For anyone who has experienced the presence of God everything else will inevitably fall short. In many ways it is a double edged sword. It’s not good enough to stand outside the door, it’s not good enough to remain in the courtyard, one must enter in. And the only way to enter in is to pass through the altar, the brazen alter. What will we bring as a sacrifice? How will we humble ourselves? What state are we in? Are we able to look at ourselves?

The only way we can humble ourselves is to be like David. When the prophet identified David as the man who was guilty, he was broken and contrite. He knew that against God alone he had sinned, it started there. He may have committed adultery and murder but his real crime was against God. And so the sin has first to be identified and after that it must be recognized and then it must cause a realization in the depths of our heart that we have fallen from grace.

If the Galatians had fallen from grace in that they sought to complete the work that was begun by the Spirit by the works of the flesh, then are we not today fallen from grace if Christ is no longer the preeminent one in our lives and in our gatherings? How would those who had went down a wrong road find themselves once again on the right road? They would have to repent, do a 180 and go back to the fork in the road. Could the Lord ever justify continuing down the wrong road? This is not only true in our personal life, but also in our corporate settings.

The Holy place is the Holy place. God is God and He never changes. He must be worshiped in Spirit and in truth. In truth, not just in Spirit, but in truth. Outside of truth there is no Spirit. Without truth there can only be religion, that is true personally and corporately. Oh foolish Christendom. Where is Jesus Christ our Lord? Can you complete that which was begun in the Spirit when you walk in the flesh? Can routine and liturgy and programs, the traditions of men complete you? Would you not exchange all of that for just one moment in His presence? One moment behind the curtain? Today is the day to turn away from whatever keeps us from entering in to His presence. No golden calf is worth the price of standing outside in the courtyard and not behind the veil in the Holy place before His throne.

2 Responses to “Exchanging the glory for the golden calf.”

  1. Kimberly Mcbride said

    Please my dear brother bare with me while I try to understand all of this. I believe I fell into a crisis a couple of weeks ago from the very thing you are speaking of presently. Seeking the Lord, trying to follow 2 Cor 7:1
    Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Among other words 1 John 3:3
    And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure, among many more I am certain. Doing what you are talking about bringing yourself to the Lord, coming to him in a sincere and truthful heart, pouring out our hearts before Him, And It is a slippery slope. I read your posts and they seem to say there is hidden (unrepentant) sin (which is probably true.) In my flesh dwells no good thing.Maybe I am assuming your readers are all seeking the Lord (?) Or you are adressing tares (?) This is the point I am trying to get to, I have found myself trying to help God along, if you know what I mean
    Rom 10:4
    For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
    Heb 10:12-24
    12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
    13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
    14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
    15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
    16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
    17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
    18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
    19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
    20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
    21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
    22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
    23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised
    I have experienced “His presence” where I was before His throne (I think only once) It was the brightest white, with pure love pouring down on me. Telling me I was an idolater. It ruined me for this world. I long for that again. The veil was rent “His flesh” . I hope you can understand all of this. Forgive my rambling, and thank you for your gracious words

    • appolus said

      Hi sister, to answer your question this post, and many of my posts are aimed at the Sunday go to church folks. I was called many years ago to reach out to church goers, those who would never have had any meaningful experience with God, never encountered the living God but rather encountered religion in all its many forms from the most staunch to the mildest forms of it. With a huge amount of people in this country claiming to be saints, and not being, then God wold still have them be saved and come to a knowledge of Him. As for 2 Cor 7:1, I believe that should be the goal of every saint, not for condemnation but for aiming towards. “Perfecting,” holiness is the working out of our salvation. Paul said he had learned to be content. The scriptures calls for us to be content and that is the goal, and that is what Paul had achieved, not by the waving of a magic wand or some man putting his hand on your head and shouting fire, but by walking through the process of the trials time and time again and ending up at this position where he could finally say he was “content,” in every situation. He certainly did not arrive at that position overnight, it may even have been decades, but he desired toi be where he would end up. God bless you sister as you work out your salvation with the proper fear of God, not a fear that is related to dread, but a fear related to love and respect…………………bro Frank

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