A PILLAR in the TEMPLE
BY: RAY PRINZING
“Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out.” (Revelation 3:12)
A pillar is one who supports, bears the load without wavering, always stedfast, faithful. There is a place in God where we are “stedfast, unmoveable.” (I Corinthians 15:58), “being rooted and grounded in love”, (Ephesians 3:17).
God is establishing His pillars, and upon them He shall build His kingdom in the days ahead. The process of producing OVERCOMERS results in receiving those who do gain the victory, and thus qualify for becoming His “pillar and ground of the truth”, (I Tim. 3:15), from whence the kingdom shall arise. Settled in Christ they are not blown about by every wind of doctrine. Founded upon the Rock they need not run to and fro, to seek Christ in the desert or in the far city. He dwells within them, and they dwell in Him.
“All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when He lifteth up an ensign on the mountains.” (Isa. 18:3) God’s ensign, His pillar and ground of the truth, shall not be pointing in first one direction, and then with a change of mind point in another direction. These shall KNOW THEIR GOD, and they shall consistently point men to HIM. Their lives shall be a solid, living declaration of truth. Their state of being shall challenge men and women to right-ness.
The opposite of this elect company is found in Proverbs 5:6, which well describes the religious harlot systems of Babylon, “Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them”. Moveable ways! Nothing stable. As the waves of the sea, driven and tossed, double minded in all their ways. Trying to serve God and the flesh at the same time, it is utter con-fusion.
But the “pillars” whom the Lord is preparing “know in Whom they have believed”, thus changing circumstances do not alter their standing. Trials and testings do not dim their vision. HE IS, and they are IN HIM.