Sunday, 22 September 2013

YOU ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD

TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 3:16-17
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred and you are the temple.” (1 Corinthians 3:16-17). A temple is a building devoted to the worship of God, it is regarded as a dwelling place of God.
You may ask this question “why am I a temple? Am I a building?” yes, you are God’s spiritual building. Building serves several needs, for shelter, to provide privacy, to store belongings, to comfortably live and work. Can you see from the above explanation of what a building is; that you are God’s spiritual building?
God has taken shelter in you through His Spirit, the day you said YES to the call of salvation. The Spirit of God is in you for privacy (one-on –one encounter with Him). He tells you things through the still small voice within you. God has also stored a lot of His belongings (talents) in you, above all, if you are living holy; be assured that God is living comfortably in you and He is working through you.
“In Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:22). This is another verse to buttress it that we are God’s building in which His Spirit dwells.
Now that we know that we are God’s temple, we need to keep His “TEMPLE” clean from everything that can destroy His temple. If you find yourself in a church where the environment is dirty and untidy, I can bet that you won’t be comfortable to worship in such place. So also when God’s spiritual temple is dirty; He would not be comfortable to dwell there. Purge yourself of every ungodly behaviour, so that God will be able to take His dwelling comfortably in you. “Therefore rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy and slander of every kind.” (1 Peter 2:1).


PRAYER: Father purge me of every ungodliness that can make your Spirit to depart from me, make your dwelling place and live comfortably in me in Jesus name.

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