ENTERING THE HEAVENLY DIMENSION

By Jonathan Cahn

The teacher led me into the Chamber of Vessels and to a section within it in which was a large reproduction of the Temple veil, that which marked the entrance to the holies. “What do you see,” he asked, “on the veil?” “The cherubim.” “An image of the cherubim embroidered on the veil…a two-dimensional representation of the cherubim…with height and width, but with a missing dimension-depth. The reality represented by the image has, of course, more than two dimensions. But on a veil, one is limited to representing three-dimensional realities on a two-dimensional plane. Now let’s go behind the veil.”

So we passed through the veil and into the reproduction of the holy of holies. “Now, what do you see?” “The ark of the covenant,” I replied. “And what do you see on top of the ark of the covenant?” “Figures…of the cherubim…in gold.” “And how many dimensions do they have?” “Three.” “So from outside the veil, one sees the cherubim in two-dimensions. But from inside the veil, another dimension was added. And where are you when you pass through the veil?” “In the holy of holies?” “Which represents the dwelling place of God, the heavenlies, and the secret place, the place you dwell in prayer and worship before God’s presence. Outside of that place you see the cherubim in two-dimensions, but inside, you find another dimension. There are realities,” said the teacher, “that you can never know until you go beyond the veil and dwell in the presence of God, realities waiting in the depth of God’s presence, the depth of prayer, and depth of faith and worship. Compared to that which lies in the presence of God, everything the you’ve known in the world is like a two-dimensional drawing on a piece of parchment, and all your ideas of God are like two-dimensional images embroidered on a veil. Make it your aim to go beyond the veil, into the secret place of the holy of holies and dwelling of His presence…beyond the woven images of cherubim and into the reality of the Most High.”

The Mission: Enter this day beyond the veil, into the deep and deeper and deeper of His presence, to dwell in the dimension of the heavenlies.


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THE WAY TO THE MOUNTAINTOP

By Jonathan Cahn

It was almost sundown. We were standing at the bottom of a high mountain. But the ascent was very gradual as the mountain was spread out over a vast area and connected to other mountains, part of a chain. At its base were the beginnings of several mountain paths, each diverging from the others. “At the top of this mountain,” said the teacher, “is a flat, white, circular stone. Find it. When you get there, you’ll be standing on the summit. Find that stone and then return to me.” “But which of the paths do I take?” I asked. “That’s the challenge,” he said. “I’ll be waiting here until you return.” So I chose one on the many paths and began following it. It wasn’t long before the sky grew dark, and it became apparent that I was on the wrong path. I chose another, and another, until finally I realized I was heading downward. At that point I began shouting in the dark for the teacher. He shouted back. Following his voice, I made my way back to him at the base. “So,” said the teacher, “I image you didn’t get there.” “How could I have?” I replied. “I didn’t know which path to take.”  “You didn’t have to know,” he said. “You didn’t have to know anything…except one thing. You were too focused on which path to take, but that wasn’t the key. Remember when I shared with you about the Hebrew word Aliyah? Had you applied that here, you would have succeeded.  The key was the direction…up. The white stone was at the pinnacle. All you had to do was to chose the higher path, continuously.  And if that path stopped ascending, then you choose the higher ground. And it would make no difference where you started from or on which side of the mountain you were. If you just followed this simple law, it would have led to the exact place at the pinnacle. Don’t forget this. It’s one of the most important secrets in your walk with God. The pinnacle of the mountain represents God’s calling on your life, His specific will and exact purpose and plan for your life. How do you get there? You don’t have to know where it is. All you have to do is continually ascend, continually choose the higher path, the higher ground, the higher footstep. And no matter where you started from and no matter where you are now, you will end up in the exact, specific, appointed, and perfect will of God, at the summit, the pinnacle of God’s purpose for your life.” The Mission: Today, focus only on one course, on path, one journey, one destination, and one direction – up. Aim to go higher with every step.


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