Oikeo Music Christian Songwriter’s Magazine – “Building God’s Sanctuary”

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Oikeo Music Christian Songwriter’s Magazine – “Building God’s Sanctuary”



OIKEO MUSIC CHRISTIAN SONGWRITERS’ MAGAZINE – 2013  SUMMER ISSUE “Building God’s Sanctuary” –  by Terri Shamar Worship Leader Calvary Chapel Grants Pass, Oregon ~On March 23, 2010, the day of my birthday, my husband and I moved into our new home in Grants Pass, Oregon.  After we bought it, we were approached by my church, Calvary Chapel Grants Pass, about installing the Calvary Chapel Radio Tower on our property.  The previous owners were already considering it, but were in the prospect of selling their home.  Since we bought it, it was almost like the home, the installation of the radio tower, was passed over into our hands.  The final installation didn’t happen til a year and a half later.  The tower and broadcast will be used as a Voice in the community, with Pastor Denny Stahl of Calvary Chapel Grants Pass, Or., President, on the board for Christians United For Israel, one of the voices, a strong gifted speaker/preacher called of God, in the community and abroad. In 2009, the Lord gave me this word a few times, 1 Chron.28:10-21) “Consider now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be courageous and act. (11) Then David gave to his son Solomon the plan of the porch of the temple, its buildings, its storehouses, its upper rooms, its inner rooms, and the room for the mercy seat….”  Then, after moving into our new home, the Lord spoke to me again through this word, a few more times, not understanding exactly what the Lord was wanting to do.  Were we to build a church up here on the property or what?  As time led on, part of the meaning of that word is now coming into fruition.  The last part of this chapter, 1 Chron.28:20-21, it says, “Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God, my God, is with you.  He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished. (21)”Now behold, there are the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of the house of God, and every “willing” man of any skill will be with you in all the work for all kinds of service.  The officials also, and all the people will be entirely at your command.”  Since that word, it became more clear in 2012,  and without asking, people were offering to do the installation of the radio tower, with all the lines, backhoes, tractors, etc. to help install it!  What a glorious sight unfolding before our eyes!  Just recently in May 2013, we had a church breakfast with the different officials, city council, pastors, etc., a significant meeting where there was more a unity than ever before. I believe in order to build God’s Sanctuary, He desires unity for the purposes of building His Sanctuary among the brethren. Even my home with the radio tower, is all a part of it.  I had given this word originally last August 2012 to my pastor and his wife, and now it is here and is happening before our eyes.  Truly a glorious time!  We are beginning to see the Lord working among the other churches and worship leaders to unify them together, not to be separate.  We are all one.  It is like the Levites and the priests who all have their different quarters and bedrooms in the community, but is all a part of not man’s, but God’s Sanctuary.  I believe this is God’s edict, His decree, His commandment, and all in His timing…. This is huge.  The enemy does not like unity, and this has been a major stronghold in our community for a long time.  And it’s time now to take back ground. Ezra 6:11) “And I issued a decree that any man who violates this edict, a timber shall be drawn from his house and shall be impaled on it, and his house shall be made a refuse heap on account of this. (12) “And may the God who has caused His name to dwell there, overthrow any king or people who attempts to change it, so as to destroy this house of God in Jerusalem….let it be carried out with all diligence!”  Ezra 7:6-28)  v.20)“And the rest of the needs for the house of your God, for which you may have occasion to provide, provide for it from the royal treasury.  (21) And I, even I King Artaxerxes, issue a decree to all the treasurers who are in the provinces beyond the River, that whatever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, may require of you, it shall be done diligently,….(23) ”Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done with zeal for the house of the God of heaven, lest there be wrath against the kingdom of the king and his sons……………”  A pretty heavy word for here, and now.                                                                                                        

 “A CALL TO COURAGE”~  This is all significant to the ministry God has called me to.  Last August 2012, when I came back from a missionary trip from Honduras, I immediately sat down to write out my song called, “Sanctuary” which is the title of my upcoming worship EP.  I got this word.   Haggai 2:4) “But now, take courage, Zerubbabel,  take courage also, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and all you people of the land take courage, and WORK,” declares the Lord.  And since I’ve been back, I have done nothing but work, work, work, up to this point, with recording my new worship tune, “Holy Holy is the Lord” to be featured in the Winter Issue of Oikeo Chrisitan Songwriters’ Magazine, the radio tower coming together in the final stages, our churches and worship leaders coming together in unity recently… I  didn’t mention that before I went on our recent April trip to Honduras, I was requested to sing Debbie Miller’s song she wrote for her movie, “Through  A Mother’s Eyes”, www.throughamotherseyesthemovie.com,  that just premiered May 2013, along with my song, “Child After My Own Heart” also used in the movie?  This just dropped in my lap, sang it, and it was done.  Crazy!  But how timely God is, how He fits everything together for His own purpose, and in His own time.  God is so amazing!  And the Lord is still giving me Haggai 2:4-9  to “WORK”.  And He is saying this exact word to other believers, which is more confirmation.  This summer, I am very excited to release my new EP “SANCTUARY”, and it keeps me moving forward. Onward Soldier- Missionary Roatan~ We are planning another trip back to Roatan, Honduras, this fall, to see what else the Lord has in store.  In March 2013, I was given a word by someone who told me my heart, and things only the Lord had spoken to me.  They also said I would be involved with an orphanage.  This past April 2013, in Roatan, Honduras, one Sunday afternoon after leading worship at the RChurch, my party and I walked into a restaurant  which happened to be closed, but was embraced by the owners who just happened to be playing my cd, and welcomed us in.  And there just happened to be an orphanage of kids in the restaurant playing, going in and out to the beach.  It was then that I heard the Lord speak, “Here it is. Here is the orphanage.”  I was so overwhelmed at that moment, that I was speechless and watched in amazement.  That week I felt the Lord say to me, Go and visit the Orphanage.  So, my friends and I went off to the Orphanage.  As soon as I walked in, these joyful children were already sitting in my lap, talking, playing with my hair, laughing with me, etc.  I was so moved with emotion, it was difficult to hold back tears.  This happened a few times when I was given the tour.  It was a Christian orphanage, and my heart just melted, and I fell in love with these children!  This is another one of my little adventures, and a seed that God planted in my heart for these precious children! In Conclusion~ Quite honestIy, in my own flesh, I have tried to rebel and whine, give up, hide, not wanting to do any of this ministry, because of constant opposition and discouragement  in every direction that comes my way,  but I am not my own anymore.  My selfish attitude has changed.   I belong to the Lord and His Kingdom, and His purpose here on earth.  I walk now in obedience with grace, walking in His mercy, to His calling on my life knowing what lies ahead for me.  I am pressing on toward the mark.  And I know who I am in Christ.  Once you have been with the Lord, the desires of the world fade away, and the Lord of Heaven is clearer than ever before. “So, Be confident, and take courage, all you people of the land, and WORK, and do not fear, for the Lord is with you in your midst.”  He wants to do great and marvelous things through you!  Amen.     ~ by Terri Shamar

www.terrishamar.com http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101682015408-223/Summer2013(a).pdf (Oikeo Music Christian Songwriters’ Magazine)

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