Day Twenty-seven – Kedesh – Sanctuary
“…the king of Kedesh, one.” Joshua 12:22 NKJV
Sanctuary – a holy place, a set aside place, God’s presence is what makes any place, anything, or anyone holy.
Kedesh, the enemy who seeks to cause fear in the safe place of my prayer time, home, and concerns of my heart.
“And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him…” Joshua 5:13
Looking up, Joshua beheld the Presence of the LORD. “Joshua fell on his face to the earth.”Verse 14
I can’t help but wonder, as Joshua stood “by Jericho” if he was in prayer as he faced the battle before him. Experiencing the Presence of God, falling to his face in the dirt, he worshiped the LORD right there where he was. Changing the place of battle into a set aside place, a Sanctuary of the Presence of God.
“Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.” Joshua 5:15 NKJV
Joshua’s story encourages me to make any place, anytime, a place set aside for prayer and worship before the Lord.
“Honor and majesty are before Him;
Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.”
Psalm 96:6 NKJV
“The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness;
The LORD shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh.”
Psalm 29:8 NKJV
“Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.” Luke 8:47 NKJV
“Until I entered the sanctuary of God.
Then I saw the whole picture.” Psalm 73:17 The Message
Day 27 – Kedesh – a place set aside – Sanctuary
Blessings and Peace,
From The Joshua Journals of denisebalog©2020
Photo by denisebalog©2014
Photo capturing a double heart mosaic found in Jerusalem.