Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Temple of God - 1 -

I'm sure that most of you know what the Temple of God is, but just in case there is someone that doesn't or if we are not that acquainted with the subject, I thought, as for me, it would be a good idea for me to give it some serious thought.  So let's investigate the Temple of God and see what we can learn.
1 Corinthians 3:16  "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?     We are God's temple.

1 Corinthians 6:19  "What! Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
              And we are not our own, we belong to God

2 Corinthians 6:16  "And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?  for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
               God has said that He would dwell in us and walk with us and will be our God.

Ephesians 2:20,21,22  "And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto  a holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God through the Spirit."
             Jesus Christ is the chief corner stone of our temple, the body, it fits together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord and we become a place for God to dwell in through His Holy Spirit.

1 Peter 2:5  "Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ."

             We are like living stones built into a spiritual house and a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.  We can be a holy priesthood for God too.  If He dwells in us we will do His will, and our body will be a temple He can dwell in and we will demonstrate to the world His attributes and our life will shine forth as a light in a darkened world.
We also must treat our bodies as the temple of God, and not destroy it by the way we treat it.  He cannot dwell in a temple of sin or uncleanness.  Wow!  I must remember this study every day.  I want to be a temple that He can dwell in every day, not just here and there.  Don't you?  Grandma Joan

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