An ABODE is by definition an abiding place, where one dwells or resides, a habitation. It is to be the place where we “live”.
As Jesus (Yeshua) testifies in John 15:1-8 that we are to “remain” (NIV) that is to “ABIDE” (KJV) IN Him. Just as He and The Father are One as they abide and remain IN one another.
In 1 John 2:24,27,28 he writes to us “See that what you have heard from the beginning “REMAINS” -ABIDES in you. If it does, you will also “REMAIN-ABIDE” in the Son and in The Father. As for you, the Anointing you received from HIM “Remains-Abides” in you…that anointing is real, not counterfeit-just as it has taught you, “Remain-Abide” IN HIM. And now, dear children, CONTINUE “Remain-Abide” IN HIM, so that when He appears we may be Confident and unashamed at His coming.” Furthermore in 1 Jn 3:24 “Those who obey His commands “LIVE-ABIDE” in Him, and He in them. And this is how we know that He “Lives-Abides” in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.” The Spirit IS the Anointing!
Psalms 91:1 KJV invites us again. “He who “DWELLETH- ABIDES” IN the secret place of MOST HIGH shall “ABIDE” under the shadow of The ALMIGHTY.”
There is a word in the Hebrew language that is given to this place that the believers in God are called to ABIDE in. It is His Presence, His Glory, The Place where His Name is to Dwell-ABIDE.
It is in The Holy of Holies, between the cherubim, His throne; the Mercy Seat.
We learn of this “place of habitation” first from Moses (Moshe) in Exodus 33 , it is called the KABOD.
KaBod- Strong’s #3519/#3513 kaw-bode; it is the heavy weighty manifested presence of The Living Holy God, His Glory, His PRESENCE.
So as not to confuse the reader with the other word associated with God’s GLORY as in the “Shekinah” Glory which was manifested in the glowing radiant face of Moses (Moshe) as noted in Exodus 34:29, in which the children of Israel required him (Moses) to wear a “veil” as it frightened them. Gods Glory and Presence will ALWAYS cause fear and trembling to our carnal nature (the flesh). Yet it remains that He calls us in to it and to ABIDE there. In Exodus 20:19 the people of God did not desire a personal relationship that is a true encounter with the living God and they requested Moses alone speak to God and then let them know what He spoke, as they were afraid to die.
In the Book of Ezekiel chapter 10, in one of his visions he is writing in regard to the departure of the Glory (kabod) of His Presence; it departed out of the East Gate. In 1 Samuel 4:21 a name is given to a child, shall be called Ichabod. For The GLORY has departed. Because the Arc of the Covenant (Arc of His Presence) was captured.
So Let us put off that which so easily besets us and cling to Him, to make our ABODE in His KABOD, so that we also may not be known as an Ichabod generation.
In closing, going back to Moses encounter on the Mountain he makes this petition to The MOST HIGH GOD, may your PRESENCE go with us, because if your Presence (GLORY) does not go with us we will be NO different than the nations (people) around us in the land you are sending us. He changes NOT so we MUST be found dwelling IN HIM. We are called Ambassadors of Christ and we are to be the people that carry His Presence wherever we go.
This HUMBLE ABODE is not so humble, but we enter in through humility, and ABIDE in HIS GLORY (KABOD)! HIS PRESENCE!!!
LORD GOD I ask you to meet and encounter each and every person who reads these words. May they come to Know you through the gift of Messiah, Your Son, Jesus Our Lord and Savior. And fill our CUP with the Oil of your Spirit