It was at the end of the building of the tabernacle, that Moses and Aaron went into the tent and washed themselves near the altar. A lot of work had been done at this point and they were ready for the next chapter ahead of them and those who would come after. God was also well pleased that Moses, Aaron, Bezaleel, and other people got together, in order to finish the work of the sanctuary. The people could know this for a fact because the presence of God would come as a cloud and fill the tabernacle. How awesome would this be to see and experience this? As for what happened, it is written, “and Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet thereat: When they went into the tent of the congregation, and when they came near unto the altar, they washed; as the Lord commanded Moses. And he reared up the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished the work. Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.” (Exodus 40:31-34) To even see and experience the glory of God would have been breathtaking.
During the day, the presence of God willed the tabernacle by way of a cloud, and at night, fire was upon it. This must have been such a miraculous sight to see. Nobody could see what was taking place at daytime and nighttime and still doubt there is a God of the heavens. Read for yourself how amazing this must have been like for the people of Israel. “And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys: But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up. For the cloud of the Lord was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.” (Exodus 40:35-38) It is in our time that many churches are void of the presence of God. We have false teachers leading people astray all over the place. However, there are places and people where God’s presence still dwells. Allow the Lord to lead to such places and you will be Spirit-filled. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that Your presence will fill this house and that my wife and my children will all know that You are God. I worship You and invite You into this place. Come and rest awhile with us, that we might be fed with Your wisdom. I want to know You more and have Your presence with me at all times and in all places. Lead me, Lord. Help me to fight against temptation and to stay on Your side. Sin has a way of making us feel that we will be fine with giving in to temptation just once. The devil tells us that we can just repent later and it will be ok. This is a lie from the pit of hell. Surely, we are not told how these sins will make us feel afterward. How we are not the same, for we have trampled upon Your feet. So many people confess after the deed is done but then go back to doing the same sinful things over and over again. The enemy has his clutches in so many people, including me at times, which makes it hard to resist. Lord, I know how this must make You feel and I am so sorry for sinning against You. I ask that You make me clean through Your blood Jesus. Wash me white as snow and help me to not fall in the same way again. I love You. Amen.