Don’t Leave The Way You Came

When the people of the land come before the Lord at the appointed feasts, he who enters by the north gate to worship shall go out by the south gate, and he who enters by the south gate shall go out by the north gate: no one shall return by way of the gate by which he entered, but each shall go out straight ahead. ~ Ezekiel 46:9

In the days of Ezekiel, the people were required to leave the Temple through a different gate than they came. In fact, they were to leave in the exact opposite direction they came. The Scriptures tell us that the Law and the Prophets are just a foreshadowing of good things to come. Then wouldn’t it stand to reason that this is also a foreshadowing of things to come? So often in the Church today, we leave the presence of God the way we entered. We don’t leave changed.

See, today isn’t like the days of Ezekiel when they had to go to the Temple to worship and commune with God. Today, the LORD Himself dwells in us. Jesus lives through us. His Spirit dwells, guides, and transforms us into the image that was lost so many years ago. Therefore, we should never leave the presence of God, worship, the same way we entered. We should always be leaving the presence of God changed for the better. We should always be leaving His presence transformed.

We have the LORD God dwelling in us like never before; take advantage of that. Don’t allow the cares of this world to pull you away from all that God has in store for you. They can’t compete with His plans for your life. Cling to Him. Grow in Him. Be transformed in Him so that one day He’ll come back to take you home to Him.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Don’t Leave The Way You Came.

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