Does Your Past Define Your Present and Future?
By Mena Lee Grebin
For Thus Saith the High and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy;
“I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive
the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” (Isaiah 57:15).
The word ‘inhabits” in Hebrew is ‘shakan’, which means to lodge, stay or dwell; to
camp out in a tent. YHVH-God sets up His tent in eternity; for He owns eternity.
When we set up a tent here on earth, we do it all at once; in that moment of time and space. But God’s tent spans
In Him, all eternity, past, present and future, are as one. All of our time in this in between thing called life, is covered by the presence of Almighty God.
The LORD continues in this scripture by saying that He dwells in the high and holy place; with those who have a contrite (which means repentant or chastened) and humble spirit.
So the One who
inhabits eternity is saying that those who are humble and repentant will also dwell with Him, and He with them… in eternity.
Psalm 91:1 tells us that “he who dwells in the secret place of
the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”.
Both Isaiah 57:15 and Psalm 91:1 are interconnected. In order to dwell with and in the presence of the Almighty, you must come up to
the high and holy place.
And His place, His tent, covers all things; but you must come up. You cannot dwell in the low and dark places where the dirt and creatures lie; you must come up!
You must come up to where the eagles soar and nest. And how do you get there? With a repentant heart and a humbled spirit.
There, you will find Him; there is where you will find rest…
His Shalom, and He said, there, is where He will revive you.
Have you allowed the sins of your past to hold you captive?
Have you allowed your circumstances
to define your present and your future?
Go to the high and holy place; and instead of allowing life, people and the enemy to define you, let God Almighty define you; let Him set you free, for He came to
set the captive free.
YHVH-God is greater than your past, present and future because He is a part of your past, present and future.
So do not fear
what your physical eyes see, or cannot see; trust the one who gave you sight in the first place, and know that He is already there.
He has already set up a tent over your eternity… so abide in Him.
Spiritual Food For Thought…
Mena Lee Grebin
Faithful Walk Healing Ministries