Therefore let us go to Him outside the camp……Heb.13:13
So now we are with Him on the outside. We heard Him calling that we may follow Him, that we may have and know Him, and not a Substitute. He has called us to go to Him, our High Priest, outside The Camp. This is where He suffered. This is where He made atonement, as an offering of sacrifice. This is where He sanctified us through His blood, and consecrated us to Himself. This is where He is!
“The camp” is not the world; we have already separated from that. The camp is Religion, tradition, custom, outward form, institutionalism, church-playing, self-righteousness, hypocrisy, Churchianity-as-Religion in all it’s vain glory, and, our fleshly desires for all the worldly things that IT can offer to satisfy our “self”. The wilderness He brings us to is away from the crowds of people, away from the religious system, away from The Substitute and “image” of what is real in Christ.
So here we are with Him in the wilderness, getting reacquainted. I am finding that I must take time to just rest here with Him a little while. Yes we have come out of religion, but there is much religion inside of us that must be removed from within. It is a detoxing of sorts, a time of internal cleansing. We can’t follow Him with such heavy baggage. He will cleanse it out of us. His burden is light! And we need our arms free to take up our cross and follow Him along the narrow way. He shall unburden us of all that clutters and stumbles the simple walk of faith with Him. And so the process of de-Churching commences. This shall take some time to get it out of us; after all, we have lived in ‘Babylon’ all of our lives.