Though hearing standing on a holy ground undoubtedly, will quickly conjure up Moses in your mind as he stood on a holy ground. But I’m not talking about Moses, rather about the experience that associates with having been exposed to standing on a holy ground. You see, Moses was never the same after his encounter with standing on a holy ground. The experience of having stood on a holy ground was for inauguration of heaven’s appointment. That was the case with Moses as he stood catapulted to go to Pharaoh and to demand the emancipation of his countrymen. How about those disciples Jesus took to the mount of transfiguration; were they standing on a holy ground? You bet, they were! Imagine standing there, talking to Jesus and all of a sudden they began witnessing an unusual phenomena as Jesus’ feet began lifting up, up, up and up until His disappearance into the clouds! Perhaps, it didn’t occur to them that they were standing on a holy ground as they gazed heavenward. So was Moses! He didn’t know until the injunction “Take off your shoes” got his attention.
Similarly, it took two angels to bring the disciples’ minds back to the earth, so they will be more inclined to hear and receive the inauguration message, which was the principal reason for accompanying Jesus to that holy Mount. The message was, “Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Spirit come upon you and you will be my witnesses… (Acts 1:7-11). That inauguration message did come indeed! How do I know that? Since their inauguration and their catapult to the world stage, has the world been the same? You decide? The answer is a resounding “No” The world had been turned upside down and has continued to this day. Have you stood on a holy ground before? Think about this, Jesus said, “Where two or three gather together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20) Since Sunday after Sunday you gather in a church sanctuary for worship, do you consider the church sanctuary a holy ground when the two or three of you meet? How has your encounter with the Holy Spirit, if indeed you have, been able to affect you and your world?
Be a world changer today
Christian O. Nwakaihe, M-Div.