If You’re Looking for God, Go Home!
James Scott Trimm
Elohim has taken away sports, shut down movie theaters, shut down concerts, shut down the economy, and even the gatherings of organized religion. Does He have your attention yet? One thing the news media has not reported is that not only is toilet paper, hand sanitizer and food flying off store shelves… so are Bibles! Take this time to study the Scriptures and focus on the Creator and your family.
The steeple houses of Churchianity are n a panic. They have become social clubs that feed social intoxication centered on religious real estate and Babylonian traditions. These businesses that are “supposing that gain is godliness” (1Tim. 6:5) are terrified that their parishioners will be home and away from the social club long enough to find their Creator at home.
Many of us are getting more acquainted with our homes than we have been in years. In fact, the one place that is closest to us in all the world is our home. Our homes provide us with a sense of security and comfort. Our homes are a place where we can “let our hair down” and be ourselves. Your home is your sanctuary, in a very literal sense.
The Torah says “And let them make for me a Sanctuary that I may dwell among them.” (Exodus 25:8) The Temple at Jerusalem (may it be rebuilt swiftly and in our day) was destroyed in 70 C.E.. However elsewhere we read in the Prophets:
But will Elohim indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built?
Thus says YHWH, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
This is why the Torah says that “that I may dwell among them” (Ex. 25:8) and not “that I may dwell in it.”
YHWH desires that every one of us make a Sanctuary for Him in our heart and soul and in our homes!
The focus of the Sanctuary of the Temple was Torah, prayer and Tzedakah (acts of loving kindness.) By following this example, you can make your home as much a Sanctuary for YHWH as the Temple.
Make your home a place for Torah study. In the Scriptures, you will find the Wisdom of YHWH. Let that Wisdom enter your Understanding and gestate like a seed entering a womb, and let it give birth to a Knowledge of His Word within you that fills you with faith.
Never forget that you can personally reach out to the Creator of all that is! Start each day by thanking the Creator for the gift of another day! And don’t stop there. There are three times of prayer throughout the day: Shaharit (morning prayer), Minhah (afternoon payer) and Maariv (evening prayer). (Two of these correspond to the time of sacrifice at the Temple in ancient times.) These three times of prayer are mentioned in the Scriptures:
And when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house–now his windows were open in his upper chamber toward Yerushalayim–and he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his Elah, as he did
(Dan. 6:11 (6:10) HRV; Ps. 55:17)
Traditionally the Sh’ma is recited as part of the morning and evening payers in fulfillment of Deut. 6:4-7:
HEAR, O YISRA’EL: YHWH OUR ELOHIM, YHWH IS ONE.
And you shall love YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.
And these words, which I command you this day, shall be upon your heart;
and you shall teach them diligently unto your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.
(Deut. 6:4-7 HRV)
There are three types of Tzedahah (alms, charity): Tzedakah of the soul, body and money. All three involve giving of yourself to Elohim and to your fellow man. Tzedakah is more than simply mailing a check, or making online donations, it is a way of life.
Turning your home into a Sanctuary to YHWH does not mean being alone or unconnected. You will be part of millions of believers around the world who have also found YHWH at home. You can join some of us online at NazareneSpace.com
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