"Yet You are holy,
O You who are enthroned upon the
praises of Israel."
"And let them make Me a sanctuary,
that I may dwell among them."
God wants to be with us. He wants to dwell with us.
He says, "Draw close to Me, and I will draw close to You." When we gather together corporately and enter into a praise, a worship of Him (the deepest part of us touching the deepest part of Him - our hearts touching His heart) it creates a spiritual throne, a place suitable and fitting for Him to come and sit upon, a place of honor and exaltation. In this God receives our heart-felt invitation and comes and sits and enthrones Himself upon our praises. The Spirit of God will come mightily yet in a measure when we individually worship Him in the private seclusion of our own secret place, but He will manifest Himself in an even greater measure in the corporate setting as we corporately join our hearts to praise and worship Him together and come into the sanctuary with an expectation of God coming by His Holy Spirit to sit and enthrone Himself upon our praises.
When our hearts are in sincere worship, and we are sending our highest praises up to Him, God comes and fills the temple, the sanctuary with Himself, with His manifested presence, and the train of His robe fills the temple with His glory. And it's in that glory that our spirit eyes may see Him seated upon the throne high and lifted up. And if we'll reach out in faith we can touch the hem of His robe, and His healing virtue will flow down through it and touch our bodies and our hearts or whatever area in our life we have that is hemorraging and needs a touch of the Master. It's a flow of His anointing, His healing and redemptive grace that flows down through Him, through His robe, through His Holy Spirit and into you when you praise Him in adoration and worship Him in a heart of pure love and exaltation.
God loves us and wants to be with us. He's given us His Word and His instruction so that He can come and be with us. That instruction is to build Him a sanctuary that's dedicated to His presence, to Him alone, and for us to come together corporately to praise Him and worship Him, heart to heart. For it's then that God will come, and we will be touched and changed in His presence, miracles will happen, healings will manifest, and He will receive all the glory and honor and praise for the wonderful miracles performed there in His presence.
So Lord, we corporately join our hearts to create an atmosphere, a throne for You to come and rest upon, a throne created by our worship and our praise and devotion to You. We dedicate our hearts to seek You in the secret place of our private worship, but we join our hearts together corporately to seek You in the sanctuary of our churches to create with our heart-felt worship an atmosphere that not only invites Your presence but is worthy of Your presence. It's deep calling unto deep, Lord, the deepest part of us touching the deepest part of You. Come Holy Spirit. Hear our prayer, hear our heart cry. Come and visit our churches. Come and invade the sanctuaries that we have built for You. Forgive us, Jesus, for making them anything less than sanctuaries that have been made for Your presence. Clean the slate of our program-minded motives and purposes. Implant and impart Your pure and perfect will for Your house, Jesus. Help us to make the necessary changes so that our hearts and sanctuaries reflect Your perfect will and desire. Give us worshiping hearts that are hungry for Your presence, hearts that will not be satisfied with business as usual, but hearts that are passionately pursuing Your presence. Let our hearts cry out as David did,
"O God, You are my God,
Early will I seek You;
my soul thirsts for You,
my soul longs for You
in a dry and thirsty land
where there is no water.
So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
to see Your power and Your glory."
James 4:8, Is 6:1, Matt 9:20-22, Is 66:1