Where is the House

  Where is the house you’ll build for Me,
And the place of My rest?
Where then is the house you’ll build for Me,
And the place of My rest?
Heaven is My throne, and the earth
The footstool for My feet.
Where then is the house you’ll build for Me,
And the place of My rest?
  For all these things My hand has made,
And so all these things have come into being,
    declares Jehovah.
But to this kind of man will I look, to him who is poor
And of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word.
  Where then is the house you’ll build for Me,
And the place of My rest?
Where then is the house you’ll build for Me,
And the place of My rest?
Heaven is My throne, and the earth
The footstool for My feet.
Where then is the house you’ll build for Me,
And the place of My rest?
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Eva Zhang

Brooklyn, New York, United States

O Lord Jesus!

May You find Your dwelling place in us!


Grace

Taguig, NCR, Philippines

Lord, we are open to You. To be Your dwelling place here on earth!


Randy Pyter

Streamwood, IL, United States

Lord, have Your free way in us so You can build Your house, the masterpiece, the fullness of the One who fills all in all.


Caroline

Cebu, Cebu Province, Philippines

How about french? Do you have it?


Kathleenjoypillos

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

PTL! May we all be willing to become the house of God the footstool. For His feet. May we all grow and mature more and more.


Jonathan

Iligan, Lanao Del Norte, Philippines

Lord, build us now...


June

United Kingdom

Come dear Lord and build in us today. We are willing, open and waiting for You to come in and settle down, make Your home in our hearts. We love You, we look to You, keep our hearts and keep our consecration.


Matthew and Jonathan

Irvine, CA, United States

Lord, we want to be built up as Your dwelling place!


Christiana

Oh Lord, use us for Your building!


William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

Our God desires to make His home in man. In God's eyes, it is not enough to just have a physical building, which is the temple on the earth. He need us to be willing to Build His House! We are the material for God's building! Hallelujah!!

The last of the ten aspects of the universal blessing is the matter of dwelling. Thus, eventually all the blessings consummate in the dwelling. The reason God gives us so many items of blessing is that we may be His dwelling. Why did God save you? It was for His dwelling. Why does He give you grace upon grace? For His dwelling. Why is God doing everything for you today? It is all for His dwelling. All the blessings issue in God's dwelling. This is God's good will, the desire of God's heart. What God wants is a dwelling place.

This is revealed in Isaiah 66:1 and 2. In Isaiah 66:1 we see that heaven is God's throne and the earth is His footstool, but God does not yet have a place of rest. Many Christians think of going to heaven. To them, heaven is a lovely place. But God does not love heaven as much as these Christians do. He wants a place of rest. Isaiah 66:2 reveals that God's resting place is neither heaven nor earth, but man. God is looking to a man. This verse says, "To this man will I look, to the poor and contrite in spirit, who trembleth at my word" (Heb.). This verse corresponds to Matthew 5:3: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens." The kind of man who is God's rest is a man who is poor and contrite in spirit. God's good will is to have this kind of man. God's will is that we would be poor and contrite in our spirit, empty for Him. However, if our spirits are filled with things other than God, we are not poor in our spirit. If such is the case, God cannot have His dwelling with us. Many Christians today are full in their spirit. They are filled with so many things, even fundamental things, that there is no room in their spirit for the Lord. God needs a vacant spirit. His desire is that your spirit would be made vacant for Him. One who is poor in spirit is one whose spirit is vacant, unoccupied, ready for the Lord to come in.

According to Isaiah 66:1 and 2 those who are poor and contrite in spirit are the place of God's rest. No other place in the entire universe, in the heavens or on the earth, is God's rest. As those poor and contrite in spirit, we should be able to say, "Lord, come in. Lord, I'm vacant, unoccupied, ready for You. Come in, make Your dwelling in me, and settle Yourself in me." No matter how long you have been in the church life, you need to pray such a prayer, to ask the Lord to have His dwelling in you. In Ephesians 3:16 and 17 the Apostle Paul prayed that the Father would strengthen us with power through His Spirit into our inner man so that Christ may make His home in our hearts. Paul prayed that Christ would be able to dwell in us. It is not simply a matter of loving the Lord or of serving Him; it is a matter of His making His home in us. The service we render the Lord will not satisfy Him as much as our becoming His dwelling place. We all must be the Lord's dwelling. This is what He desires, and this is what He is seeking. This is God's good will. The uttermost blessing is to become God's dwelling place. His dwelling is also our dwelling. When our God is at rest, we also find rest in His dwelling.