Have you ever heard your preacher or anyone talk about the Shekinah Glory? The Lord God dwelling among us. Our protective covering. Have you ever felt the Shekinah Glory so strongly that you knew you were being covered by the Most High God? The people in Exodus experienced this Shekinah Glory among them covering the tabernacle by day. And the fire over it by night. While the cloud covered the tabernacle the LORD filled the tabernacle. And the people would cease from their journeys while the cloud rested above the tabernacle.
We have this same covering with us today. We have the Holy Spirit dwelling in us. And we have the guidance of the Holy Spirit guiding us when we are lost and can't find our way. Jesus is our light, He is our fire by night. We have no need to fear for He is with us always in the form of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our cloud covering, protecting us. He is our Shekinah Glory. Hallelujah! When we are on our journeys in life, He is our protector. If we need to stop and rest, He will give us rest. He will cover us and protect us while we are down. If we get lost and can't seem to find our way out. He will shine His light for us to see the way through His word.
The word of God is constantly showing us, how we are given the same promises and help as the people in the Old Testament. Only we have even more than they did, because we have the very light of Jesus, and we have the Helper, He left us with. All we have to do is let the Shekinah Glory cover us and lead us in our ways.
We have another type of covering and that is the protective covering of our church. When we are in church and under the teaching of the word of God, we are under the protective covering of the LORD. Our Pastor keeps us under this covering through the teaching of the word. Don't get out from under the covering. And if you do not have a home church. Find one! You need that protective covering, the same as the people in Exodus needed it.
Exodus 40 v 34-38....Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter the tabernacle of meeting, because the cloud rested above it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would go onward in all their journeys. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey till the day that it was taken up. For the cloud of the LORD was above the tabernacle by day, and fire was over it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys....
Don't keep trying to find your own way with a flash light only to find the batteries are dead. Don't stand out in the storm with no umbrella to protect you. Look for the Shekinah Glory to lead you. Let God show you and shine your way for you. Don't trust in yourself. Get in church or back in church and get under that protective covering of the Shekinah Glory. AMEN!