Being A Temple


Scripture describes us, {those who have accepted Christ} as a temple.

1 Corinthians 3 verse 16: “Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that The Spirit of God dwells in you?”  {KJV}.

Have you even thought about the place you would like to ,live, well a temple would be like a big mansion, and one day we will live in a mansion.

John 14 verse 2: “In my Father house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”

The Holy Spirit calls His residence in our lives a temple. a temple as you would imagine as a majestic structure.  We all need to stop and look at our own earthly houses, so we can see any upkeep that might need to be done on them. We wouldn’t live in a house where the windows are falling out and the doors are coming off there hinges, and plagued with bugs. In the same way we need to take the time to look at the place in our lives where The Holy Spirit has come to live.

This is not about our physical appearance, but what we have on the inside.

well you know there are stories in The Bible, about the Temple being destroyed and becoming inhabitable. Not saying that about our lives, but years of living in bondage, that is the way we were before we accepted Our Lord and Our Friend, may have left our inner self in need of repair.

The Old Testament book of Nehemiah, talks about the Restoration of Jerusalem. Nehemiah’s name means ‘Comforter’. Nehemiah had his work of rebuilding walls of Jerusalem, because the walls would protect the temple and the people inside.

The people coming back from exile, had rebuild the Temple under Ezra, But even though they had manged to rebuild the Temple, the place where the Ark of The Covenant  {The Presence of God} resided, they found it impossible, even after years of effort to  rebuild the walls and set up the gates around the city Jerusalem.

The Holy Spirit comes to reside in our lives, the temple in our lives is restored again, but what about the outer walls of our lives. Are there things still getting into our lives, that effect, The Holy Spirit’s presence in our life.

The story of Nehemiah is a great picture of how The Holy Spirit, who is The Comforter, works to restore the boundaries in our lives to bring us to perfection. Hebrews 6 verse 1:

Take the time today and let The Holy Spirit who resides in us,reveal, how He can comfort and help all of us and help rebuild the damage done to our lives in the years of bondage, before we accepted Our Lord and Our Friend and asked the Holy Spirit to become apart of our live.

Walls and gates may need to be repaired in all of us if we  are to move on to perfection in Christ Jesus.  We have great help available to each one of us,  who is The Holy Spirit, The Comforter who Jesus sent to be with us.

We are never alone He is always with us,

God Bless.

O F J.

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