By Allie Espinoza
As the year 2016 has begun, God had been dealing with me to draw closer to Him, going behind the veil, into His presence.
Hebrews 9:3 Behind the second veil there was a tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies,
In this Holy place behind the veil God speaks, He guides, He directs, and most of all, this is the place we are the most intimate with our King. He no longer is found as a King only, but is rendered as our Daddy. In this place we learn to know Him, as He is, in all His glory.
I was always wanting the more, the more of who I know God is and what He does.
God says in John14:12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.
I longed and desired to see those greater works. The fall of God’s glory and His manifest presence to show up. I always knew there was more of God and more to God than what I have known. Why do these things not happen for us today or why do we see so little of this “Greater Works?”
I sensed God saying to me…
Enter into my presence. Go beyond the veil that was already torn after my son had been the last sacrifice. No longer is it a priest who intercedes that one time a year, but you have access to the Holy of Holies every day, any time throughout the day.
When I enter into the presence of God though my prayer time and worship, I enter into this different dimension in God. There, I find my peace. There, I find my strength. There, I find grace to endure what I am facing for that day or season in my life. There is no longer a striving to stay on top of the water. I will not drown, because God is the one in control. I have this confidence from going behind the veil, knowing I will not fall or fail.
You know the scripture where Peter walks on water, Matt. 14:29.. Peter trusted it was Jesus who was on the water. Peter got out of the boat and started walking on water… Why? because Peter believed and trusted Jesus for that one moment.. Then Peter saw the winds and the environment around him change. Peter then became fearful thus caused him to sink.
How many of us through the our trials, struggles, and testings do we start out believing and trusting in God, but through the midst of it do we start to sink, because of our unbelief?
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
Add going behind the veil with this scripture and we are solid. God doesn’t expect us to get it right, so we shouldn’t think we should get it right either. Remember, our ways are not God’s ways and our thoughts are not God’s thoughts.. So we need not to think so much, but jump out onto the water trusting and believing in God…
Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
My sister, God could do what you think is impossible to be the possible in your life or situation. Believing you have the power living inside of you to change what needs to be changed through God.
Sit with God. You will see the power of God move in and through you in such an incredible way.
Allie has been in women’s leadership for over 10 years. She is currently the Women’s ministry director at the Sandpoint Assembly in Sandpoint, Idaho. She is a speaker and has a huge passion to build women up and help equip them to fulfill their full potential in God. She is currently working on domestic violence and sex trafficking issues in Sandpoint by advocating and bringing women and children to safety, as well as being certified in mental health first aid. She serves as the historian on the Bonner County Canopy of Prayer, Woman of Worship area leader, and area woman’s leader for North Idaho for the Northwest Ministry Network Women’s Department.
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