Enter Your Chambers

Come, my people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past. For behold, the Lord comes out of His place To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; The earth will also disclose her blood, And will no more cover her slain.
— Isaiah 26:20-21, NKJV

The Father has His eyes upon everything that transpires in the earth. Nothing escapes His all-seeing view, including that which is evil. He sees everything! Mankind are the Father’s chosen emissaries, His designated agents of change on the earth. Whenever man lives outside the parameters of the righteous rule, justice, and peace of the Father, he then lives essentially according to his own soulish standard. From generation to generation our Father, the Lord God, sounds a clarion call to return to Him. Somehow or another, not all men, but a majority turn to their own imagination and embrace sin as something good and desirable. Even in our so-called “enlightened” 21st century, mankind as a whole still exhibit the same behavior, celebrating their love of the darkness and displaying their hatred of the light.

When the Father comes to measure us, He always starts in His sanctuary—His people, who are His dwelling place. He begins with those who represent Him as leaders. As go the leaders, so go the people. If there’s no order in the lives of the leaders, the very same spirit of disorder comes upon the people they lead. From the beginning, the Father has sent continual warnings for man to return to His way, His standard, and His love. When things reach the point where man totally rejects and disobeys the Father, He then allows a deep surge correction to take place: the restraints are taken away, everything around us succumbs to chaos, and man faces the consequences of his sinful choices and rebellion.

Entering our chambers represents several things. First, we understand that impending judgment from the Father hangs over an environment. This calls for serious self-evaluation. We need to ensure that we are not living a life of hypocrisy or following a double standard in our ways, but that out of us stems a well of purity, a continual outflow of righteousness, peace, and joy. We must ensure that our families are representing the Father in a worthy manner. Order within our own homes should be our highest priority. There must be no confusion about this! Entering our chambers does not mean going in to relax, comfortable with the things that are happening. Rather, we enter to become mediators in deep prayer on behalf of all people; prayer that change can still take place instead of judgment; mercy instead of man paying a dear price for his disobedience. We continue to extend this rope of rescue without giving up hope. We are not influenced by things in the natural; neither are we afraid of what we see. The Father rains his judgment on the just and the unjust.

We too are aware of the story of Moses and how he led the children of Israel out of Egypt. The last thing that God did was allow a spirit of death to come and take out all the firstborn sons in Egypt. Had the doorposts of any of the Israelites not been covered in the blood of the lamb, their sons would have died too. When we enter our chambers we listen for the voice of our Father and obey Him totally. This is our immunity! We should be careful to allow no form of criticism or pride to enter our hearts. Love is our standard, and out of it should flow abundant grace and mercy to bless the lives of people. The chamber also represents our place of renewal. We continue to assess our own journey and ensure that we are following the direction of our Father.