“Then the whole congregation of the sons of Israel assembled themselves at Shiloh, and set up the tent of meeting there; and the land was subdued before them.” ~ Joshua 18:1
This verse is powerful, the land that is subdued is our hearts, this is a result of meeting ‘The Man with a Drawn Sword’.
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Submitting to His Rule/Scepter.
In this submission Adam is subdued,in a manner like the inhabitants of Canaan were subdued. This is the inward Kingdom being established.
We then sojourn to Shiloh and the “Tent of Meeting”, or the “assembly of the sons” we see the corporate body of Christ gathering in Spirit and Truth before the Lord. From our submission, He is more open to us, as we are more open to Him, this is the win/win scenario, a repeating cycle where the more we are subdued, the more we see, and the cycle repeats. This is where our will and the Lords will are being forged as one, and in this we are beginning to see the unmatched beauty of oneness, and His perfect will.
All that led to this gathering can be summed up in Trust becoming established. It is Trust that we sojourn out of Egypt, follow the Lord as He walks with us, parting the Red Sea before us, allowing for our separation from the enemy that pursues us, and walking through the desert gathering the manna from heaven daily.
As we embrace Him, we find the work of the cross, and the meaning behind this verse:
“Come, let us return to the LORD. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us”
~ Hosea 6:1
To embrace all that is before us, and to be gather in Spirit at Shiloh we find there is deep value in this verse:
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.”
~ Proverbs 3:5,6
His grace that enables us to Trust and obey as He opens our hearts to His perfect will. This becomes are greatest joy, to yield to our Lord and see the beautiful relationships that develops from this.
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;
and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.” ~ John 10:27
There are no substitutes for Trust and obedience, this is the Lords Love language.
In the realm of the Tent of Meeting we are walking in a realm that previously was not seen, or experienced by us, and it holds deep meaning to the Lord and to us. For it is here we meet the Lord on His terms and rejoice in His presence.
“You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
“But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.
“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
~ John 4:22~24