Saturday, October 28, 2006

LIF- Taken In

I have been listening to Kutlass this week and was surprised to hear a very old chorus floating to me from the past...(this seems to be old home week :))...Perhaps you've heard this..perhaps you've sung it in your church...

Take Me In
Take me past the outer courts
Into the holy place
Past the brazen altar
Lord I want to see your face
Pass me by the crowds of people
The priests who sing your praise
I hunt and thirst for your righteousness
But it's only found in one place

Take me in to the holy of holies
Take me in by the blood of the lamb
Take me in to the holy of holies
Take the coal, touch my lips, here I am

Take me in to the holy of holies
Take me in by the blood of the lamb
Take me in to the holy of holies
Take the coal, touch my lips, here I am
Take the coal, touch my lips, here I am

So naturally I've been singing it around the house...I said to my husband.."remember this one?"...he just smiled...
then today he told me...that song was one of the first ones..one of the first times, I realized something was wrong..wrong with our Christianity...wrong with the way we "do" church...something was terribly wrong...

And you know, its true..
Do we have any idea, any concept of what was done for us on the cross...of what dramatically occured IN US/TO US when we became believers? I think not...else why would we continue in our Old Testament mentality of begging God to come to us, fall on us...bring us in...etc. etc. etc.

The work has been done...It is finished....He has already brought us into the holy of holies and changed us forever...but not only us...He changed the way of doing things...FOREVER...He has come to dwell with us and in us.... no longer afar off...

My friend says in her book.....Red State of Mind....if Christianity is true...why aren't we dancing in the aisles and shouting hallelujah...
It is true...it is dramatic and it is real...and it has ALREADY happened...to me...

I live in the holy of holies..where He lives....

Lord, give us a revelation of who we are in You, of where we are in You...of just what incredible thing happened when you died and rose again...


I would change the words to this song...and in my heart I have already...

Taken in to the holy of Holies
Taken in by the blood of the Lamb
Taken in to the holy of holies

You took the coal, touched my lips
Here I am......

7 comments:

Sissy B. said...

Actually, the new church I visited this weekend talked about this exact thing. I agree with you...we complicate so much and refuse to accept what has already been given.

dawnaj1958 said...

Amen. Isn't that how we do everything...making it all so difficult when all we need to do is lay it at the cross and get a good night's sleep. I know a little about that....just a little.

KayMac said...

good post! thanks

Kim said...

Amen sister! Jesus said it himself, "It is finished". And we read that the victory is won. All past tense. In our spirit we know it. Our heart knows it. It's our pea-brain that doesn't get it.

"The wisdom of man is foolishness to God."

Tammy said...

We just read that passage in Isaiah this past Sunday about touching the coal to Isaiah's lips and he says "Here am I send me." Yes the victory has already been won! Amen!

Kimber said...

I think we often forget how LOVED we are by what was done on the Cross...trying to let it wash over me afresh :)

ampraisingHim said...

Thanks so much for this post....you are absolutely right!