THE SANCTUARY PERSPECTIVE
Asaph had a problem: he couldn’t understand what he was seeing.
It made no sense to him.
It defied logic.
It defied his sense of Justice.
It was annoying and appalling to him!
So he tabled his observation as a complaint before God:
“I almost slipped and lost my balance;I almost fell into sin”, he said.
“I saw that wicked people were successful, and I became jealous of those proud people. They are healthy. They don’t have to struggle to survive. They don’t suffer like the rest of us. They don’t have troubles like other people. So they are proud and hateful. This is easy to see as the jewels and fancy clothes they wear.if they see something they like, they go and take it. They do whatever they want. They make fun of others and say cruel things about them. They think they are gods! They think they are the rulers of the earth! Even God’s people turn to them and do what they say…
These proud people are wicked! But they are rich and getting richer. Clearly then, I gain nothing by keeping my thoughts pure! I tried hard to understand all this, but it was too hard for me”, he lamented.
But the next verse says, “UNTIL I WENT INTO THE SANCTUARY, THEN I UNDERSTOOD THEIR END”!
Asaph was looking at things from OUTSIDE the Sanctuary. He was frustrated and confused. He could not comprehend what he was seeing. It made no sense to him.
But he relocated INSIDE the Sanctuary: his perspective changed! He received UNDERSTANDING.
So, the problem was not what he was seeing. The problem was the lens he was using to see, the point he was looking from.
When you look at things from a Sanctuary Perspective, your view will ALWAYS be different. You will see things through God’s eyes.
You will have understanding and you will not be moved.
Elisha was at home with his servant. The servant went outside and saw they were surrounded by Syrian soldiers on horses and chariots!
He ran back inside in a panic. He told Elisha what he saw. He said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” What he saw disturbed him, just like Asaph.
But Elisha just stretched on his couch, yawned and said, “Calm down! Those that are with us are MORE than that army you saw outside!”
The servant wondered, “What is this guy saying? Is he going senile? I saw hundreds of soldiers on horses and chariots, this guy is saying there are more people with us? Where are they? Are they even soldiers? What do they know? Can they fight?”
All sorts of stuff was going through the servant’s head…
Elisha prayed, “Lord, open his eyes! Give him the Sanctuary Perspective!” And the servant entered the Sanctuary: immediately, his perspective changed! He saw differently! His fears and worries vanished!
He saw the mountains filled with horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha! His confidence level soared!
Where are those Syrians? Their Father!
2nd Kings 6:16-17
The Sanctuary Perspective is God’s perspective. When you view things through the Sanctuary Perspective, you are emboldened. You are strengthened. You are confident. You can NEVER panic. When others who view through normal, human perspectives say, “Woah! See trouble! The economy has crashed! We are going into recession! We are doomed! We are cast down!” You just smile and say, “There is lifting up! I see things differently! I am looking from a different perspective: The Sanctuary Perspective!” – Job 22:29.
In the Sanctuary Perspective, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. That is the place you get to and you KNOW, “What God Cannot Do Does Not Exist”.
It is not a cliche to you: it is a FACT.
When you are looking from the Sanctuary Perspective, there are some things you KNOW in your KNOWER. They are not subject to debate, analysis, negotiations or arguments.
Unfortunately, we have too many people IN Church but their minds are OUT of the Sanctuary. They view everything through human lenses. They have no idea what the Spirit is doing, no idea what the Sanctuary Perspective is. Their faith is always limited to their senses. When they are faced with any challenges, prayer is their last resort, not the first.
Those are the folks you see in Church but always have one complaint or the other. When you tell them your plans, they will give you a thousand reasons why it won’t work. They KNOW what and where every problem is. They are too fixated on their human lenses and senses
The sad thing is, they even rationalize scripture! “I know that’s what the Bible says, but…”
No, sir! If indeed you KNOW what the Bible says, there should be no “BUT…”!
God is not a man that He should Lie. He is NOT a talkative, He is NOT frivolous with words. He says what He means, he means what He says. When you have the Sanctuary Perspective, you BELIEVE whatever God says. You don’t negotiate it. You don’t doubt it. You don’t rationalize it.
The Sanctuary Perspective should be the default setting of every Christian.
If you are a Christian and you don’t have the Sanctuary Perspective, chances are you are in the wrong Church or you just don’t take your Christianity seriously.
Elisha prayed for God to open the eyes of his servant.
The servant’s perspective was changed.
I pray God opens your eyes also.
May you see RIGHT.
May you learn to view life through the Sanctuary Perspective in Jesus’ Name.