2 Corinthians 6:16-18 NLT
[16] And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said: “I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people. [17] Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the LORD. Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you. [18] And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty. “

Good Morning!
Yesterday we discussed how God’s Spirit works. Today I wanted to share where God’s Spirit lives. When we surrender our lives to God and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, He sends His Holy Spirit to live in us and we surely become the temple of God.

In the Old Testament, the Temple was reserved for those that were high priests that God ordained and could only enter into the holy temple if they were of this order. The temple was shrouded with a curtain so that only the high priest could enter into it. But the moment that Jesus died on the cross, the Bible tells us that the curtain of the sanctuary was torn from top to bottom. No longer was the temple the only place where the high priests could enter. From then on, the temple became the church — not the church building, but the people of the church of Christ Followers.

Matthew 27:50-51 NLT
[50] Then Jesus shouted out again, and he released his spirit. [51] At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart…

2000 years later, the Church still lives on vivaciously and is ever-expanding as the disciples of God (us) keep spreading the beautiful Word of God’s saving Grace. God’s temple therefore keeps growing and one day Jesus will return to call all of His own home to be with him everlasting in paradise. In the meantime, we are to treat our bodies with reverence as the Holy Spirit indwells within us. We are to live as sons and daughters of the Lord Almighty and surely be the temple He wants us to be.

I love you and am praying for you today!

Jeremiah 31:33b NLT
… “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

Ezekiel 37:26-28 NLT
[26] And I will make a covenant of peace with them, an everlasting covenant. I will give them their land and increase their numbers, and I will put my Temple among them forever. [27] I will make my home among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people. [28] And when my Temple is among them forever, the nations will know that I am the LORD, who makes Israel holy.”

Matthew 1:22-23 NLT
[22] All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet: [23] “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.'”

Revelation 19:11-17 NLT
[11] Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war. [12] His eyes were like flames of fire, and on his head were many crowns. A name was written on him that no one understood except himself. [13] He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God. [14] The armies of heaven, dressed in the finest of pure white linen, followed him on white horses. [15] From his mouth came a sharp sword to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He will release the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty, like juice flowing from a winepress. [16] On his robe at his thigh was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords. [17] Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, shouting to the vultures flying high in the sky: “Come! Gather together for the great banquet God has prepared.

Revelation 21:1-7 NLT
[1] Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. [2] And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. [3] I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. [4] He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” [5] And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” [6] And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega-the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. [7] All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.

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