“Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth; the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” Isaiah 40:4-5
The Bride prepared for the coming of the Bridegroom will be without spot or wrinkle! As the return of the King draws near, God will ensure that His House is established according to His Blueprint, cleansed and set in order to host His Presence. The Lord is a consuming Fire, faith and obedience are therefore the virtues on which the foundation of His sanctuary is constructed, this in order to sustain the weight of His Glory that is coming!
God’s Holy Sanctuary, His Throne of justice and His Seat of mercy can be fashioned only by the Lord. However, God chooses to demonstrate His strength and establish His plans through a people of faith conformed to His image. These are His sons and daughters who walk in the attributes of righteousness, justice and mercy, who carry His anointing, His authority and exude His fragrance.
John the Baptist was such a man, prepared by God to, “Prepare the way of the Lord” for His first coming. John was a chosen instrument through whom God worked to prepare the heart of Israel and cleanse it through repentance from sin and dead works. As we approach the time of His second coming, the preparation remains the same—repentance of sin and our dead works carried out in the flesh apart from the direction of the Holy Spirit.
God is calling a forerunner people to work with Him to prepare the way for the re-entrance of the King of Glory to planet earth. As we repent of our dead works, we will then be able to perceive and understand His plans, and the blueprint of the sanctuary to which He will return.
God’s Blueprint is Jeshua! All that He is—His mind, His heart, His attributes, His attitude, His ways and His chosen form as the Son and the Root of Israel—is the Plumb Line of the House of God! Sadly, many have committed great atrocities all in the name of Jesus, and sadly, both Israel and the world have judged Jesus and Christianity by those who claim to follow Him, rather than allowing His Words and His ways to judge those who make these claims to His Holy Name.
“…Yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me.” John 16:3
The Blueprint portrays God’s unfolding plan of the House He has been at work building over the centuries—a House where He will dwell with man into eternity. The building work began in Israel, and as the Gentile nations are grafted in, it is also completed in Israel.
“Then the word of the LORD came to me: “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it.” Zechariah 4:8-9 NIV
God has promised in His Word that He will make out of two—the Jewish people and Gentile Christians—one New Man, a New Man that is to become the eternal Dwelling place of God. The Blueprint reveals the incredible story of God’s plan to bring about this seemingly impossible dream. The plan begins with Abraham, and as it unfolds over history, reveals the detailed Blueprint of the awesome edifice that is Yahweh’s House, as it rises in the Glory and Majesty of Christ.
Israel is both a natural and spiritual entity, formed and fashioned by God the Father, as a vessel for the coming of His Son to Earth—“…a body You have prepared for Me… I have come to do Your will O God” (Heb. 10:5-7). The Body and vessel in which Jesus chose to tabernacle with mankind, fashioned by the Father, over two thousand years for His first coming, is Israel, “…the Word was made flesh (Jewish flesh) and dwelt (to tabernacle) among us” (John 1.14).
However, God’s work of building His temple has continued over another two thousand years through both Jewish and Gentile people. It will continue to rise in majesty and Glory to meet the King of kings and LORD of lords at His return in Glory.
The Blueprint is a feeble and humble attempt to portray the unsearchable counsels of the Almighty God of Heaven and earth, in His sublime, transcendent, profound and unfathomable work to create and fashion a place of abode for Himself for all eternity.