The Temple of God consisted of the Outer and Inner Courts, the Holy place and the Holy of Holies where God’s presence dwelt.
The Holy of Holies was also known by another name – the ‘dvir’ of the Lord (I Kings 8:6). The word ‘dvir’ comes from the root ‘dabar’ meaning ‘a word’ or ‘to speak’, and is translated as the ‘oracle of the Lord’. An oracle is a prophetic prediction of the future. In other words, the Holy of Holies was also known as the place of the Word of God and the place of prophetic revelation.
All of us are looking for that fresh Word from God, that fresh revelation of what He is saying. However, it is rare that this revelation is released immediately when we sit down to seek His face. While this may be disheartening, it helps to realise that we have to go through a process before we can enter that place of fresh revelation.
Just as the priests would first pass through the inner court with its sacrifices and its cleansing, to the holy place with its prayers and incense – so we too have to take the time to seek God and allow Him to guide us through a process of cleansing and of prayer and worship.
Having gone through this process – it is not time to give up or go home – but rather to keep going! As we keep pressing in and seeking Him, we will find ourselves entering the Holy of Holies – and there in God’s presence we will hear the Oracle of the Lord, His word burning in our hearts.
This pattern is re-inforced by God’s promise to Moses describing the function of the Holy of Holies – “And there I will meet with you, and I will speak (dabar) with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark (Ex 25:22)”
God has promised to meet with us in the Holy of Holies – He has promised to reveal His Word (dabar/dvir) to us in this place. Let us seek Him today and enter in to that Holy ground and let Him minister His Word to us.
Enoch Lavender was born in Australia, raised in Norway, spent time living in China and is now based in Melbourne, Australia. He has been studying Hebrew and the Jewish roots of our faith for the past decade, and has a keen interest in the Middle East from a Bible prophecy perspective.