The Chamber of His Presence
“The King has brought me into his chambers”- Song of Songs 1:4
Merry Monday by Parris Bailey
All through the Bible, there is a reoccurring theme as to a secret place of intimacy. God walked through the garden speaking to Adam and Eve, Moses hidden in the cleft of the rock while God’s glory passed by, the temple was built with a secret place called the Holy of Holies where His presence would reside. This secret place, the place of intimacy, is what makes a Christian a true Christian.
In the Song of Solomon, the bride is just beginning to learn about this special place, it was the chambers of intimacy with the King. There she learns to run, to follow readily and cheerfully, to give vent to His workings and cooperate with Him throughout her whole life. It is in this chamber that we become free and converse with Him and learn to enjoy His presence. After all, it is ultimate communion. In His presence is truly fullness of joy.
When we get nearer to God, it is an inner presence, not an outer. It is visible, not to the eye of the seen, but in the chambers of our heart. I believe it takes an utter consecration, a passion, a burning desire to give ourselves unreservedly to Him all the days of our life. Have you come to learn “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty?” Many of us seem to wander around in the wilderness far too long still demanding our basic needs. I think it’s time for you to step into his Shekinah presence. His love will burn off the outer crust of the hardness of our hearts and melt away our fear and doubts. He becomes a chamber in our hearts, “A man shall be a hiding place for the wind and a covert from the tempest like rivers of water in dry places; and the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.”
He speaks to us in the innermost chambers of our being. He comes to us in His word, through worship, sometimes in our circumstances or in the world around us. His power becomes ever increasing in us as we see our lives take on His likeness. The more we gaze into His face, the more we become like Him. “I will be to them a little sanctuary.” A.B. Simpson said, “Have you come into all this? Come this day into this inner chamber; let the pillar of the cloud and fire come a little nearer; let it descend from the clouds to the heart; let not God be to you somebody away up there, but somebody right here; not somebody you see in the book or the vision, but My presence in your bosom, in your being; the life of life, and love of love.”
He wants to take you into the innermost chambers of His heart and have you partake of His deepest Love. Let the Holy Spirit draw you and woo you into the very bosom of Jesus.