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holy ground…

Then Naaman said, “If not, please let there be given to your servant two mule loads of earth, for from now on your servant will not offer burnt offering or sacrifice to any god but the Lord. …”

2Kings 5:17 ESV

Naaman… a Gentile… found healing in the Jordan River… where God captured his heart…

In response… he offered the prophet Elisha a gift… which he refused…

Because you can’t buy God’s grace…

Then Naaman… in light of his healing… asked for something more… two loads of dirt to take home with him… because he was never again… offering a sacrifice to any other god except the God of Israel…

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In the Old Testament… before the Holy Spirit moved into the hearts of Believers… it was all about externals…

The gods of the age were all associated with the land of a nation…

Therefore… this new Old Testament convert… wanted God’s land with him in his homeland… so he could worship in the land of the God of Israel…

Holy ground… so to speak… is what he was looking for…

We no longer need loads of dirt… a piece of Israel… to worship the Lord…

The God of Israel… has moved into the hearts of His people…

The temple no longer a necessity… the ultimate once for all Sacrifice… already made…

The land of God is found in the hearts of His people…

Holy ground… is now found… in the gathering of Believers…

Where those called out of the world and into His Kingdom come together… this is where we find holy ground on which to worship…

There’s something about the gathering of the church… those called in His name… it’s where His presence is magnified… and His Spirit seems more active…

Where do you find holy ground…?

What Believers do you fellowship with…?

Praying you’ll recognize your need to worship among the hearts of His people…

It’s where He shows up…

“…For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” –Jesus

Matthew 18:20 ESV

Yep… holy ground…

Praying you’ll find some…

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