Encounter God’s Design For Dwelling With Man

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While Heaven is the abode of God, God’s design for Creation has always been to dwell among Man. From walking with Man in the days of the Garden of Eden, God would later specify to Moses how He would dwell among His people in His Tabernacle saying, “I will meet with the children of Israel; and the place shall be sanctified by my glory… I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.” (Ex 29:43, 45)


In the New Testament, we see how Christ himself was “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” (Jhn 1:14) And as Christ dwells in our hearts through faith, we become a dwelling place for His Presence when we gather in one accord, “like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (1 Pet 2:5)

In a similar way, even a city or nation can become a dwelling place for God’s Presence when its people come together in unity and consecration to God. Then in the closing scenes of Creation, God’s design for dwelling with Man reaches a grand conclusion as John the Apostle describes the “New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven”, and a loud voice saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them.”

“I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.”
~ Book of Revelation (21:2-3) ~