Saturday, March 26, 2011

You Are The Temple

You Are The Temple

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Ephesians 4:13

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? 1 Corinthians 6:19

Reading in the Old Testament, I noticed that, God, who designed the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, the Ark of the Covenant and Noah’s Ark, used a standard of measurement based on the measure of a man. The man from whom these measurements were taken was usually the King. He used a cubit. A cubit is an ancient linear unit based on the length of a man’s forearm, from elbow to the tip of the middle finger, usually from 17 to 21 inches. He used a fingerbreadth which measures about 3/4 of an inch. And a handbreadth, which is roughly 3 to 3 ½ inches. Then it hit me. God used measurements based on the King to build the things which were to house his presence. Suddenly I realized that God from the beginning had it in His mind to create man to be a house for His presence. Look at this, "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul" (Genesis 2:7). Notice what it says, "God… breathed into", in other words, "God… inspired" or put His Spirit into man, making man His house, His temple.

My friend, you are His house. You are His temple and everywhere you go, the house of worship goes with you. Everywhere you go the house of praise goes with you. Everywhere you go the house of power goes with you. Everywhere you go the house of purity goes with you. You are the Tabernacle, the place where His glory dwells. You are the Ark that carries His covenant. You are His Ark, an instrument to be used for the salvation of others. You were designed by God to be His house. You were measured to meet the standard of King Jesus, so be filled to the full with His Spirit and let Him do great things through you.

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