Thursday, September 10, 2015
Well, do you? Do you know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? It seems to me that it is a valid question to be asking. I say this because as believers we all want to be 'more' like Jesus and we know that He knew! We know He knew because He told us. '... Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." Then the Jews said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?" But He was speaking of the temple of His body. John 2:19-21 He knew that He was the temple of God. He knew that He was the way that we, as believers would come to to meet with and get to know the Father. He knew that He was the one who would teach us how to truly worship God. He knew that it was in Him that we would experience the forgiveness of sins, holiness, and righteousness. He knew that as we go deeper into holiness through Him that we to would get to experience the power that is only found in His presence. Jesus knew ... but the question still remains ...
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in You? 1 Corinthians 3:16
This is the question that Paul asked the Corinthians just after he talks to them about being carnal instead of being spiritual people. He said, "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?" 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 He wanted to be able to talk with them as spiritual people who understood that they were the temple of God with the Spirit of God dwelling within them and not with mere men who were acting like ...well... like mere men.
If we want to be 'spiritual people' then we must understand what He did. We are the meeting place for others to see and meet with the Almighty. We are the temple of God and it is the same Holy Spirit that dwells within us to equip us to do the will of the Father a well.