Are You An Outer Court or Inner Chamber Christian?
Most Christians today are outer court Christians. How can that be, you ask? Let's look at the tabernacle layout.
The outer court was designed to accomodate anyone who wanted to be near God. Here, you have the brazen altar and brazen laver. In this place, anyone who had a sacrifice could come and have their sins remitted by offering up their sacrifice on the brazen altar. After this, they could wash themselves and walk back out of the court feeling justified by their works. This is today's Christian. It's just enough to make them feel good and even feel a part of the so called "church". This same ritual happens every time they walk into a service, never going any further into the tabernacle but just receiving enough of God to make them think they are a CHRISTIAN.
Could this be you? Walking out the same way you walked in? Never experiencing the true freedom and liberty that God intended for you to have and a true face to face encounter with God?
Now, let's look at an inner chamber Christian. These type of individuals want a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God. Inside the first veil lay the table of shewbread, golden candlestick and the altar of incense. In this place, the high priest could come and offer praise and worship to God. Not only did he do these things but also became a servant unto God. He would speak to God and he would listen for God's response unto him. Here, we can actually communicate with God and feel his presence.
From this place, we can be whisked away into his throne room or inner chamber. This place is designed for a true believer who wants an even deeper relationship with God. This is where we can develop an intimate relationship with God. This would be found beyond the second veil, known as the Holy of Holies. Here, we find the ark of the covenant. In this place, we can come face to face.