"Call to me and I will answer you, and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. " Jeremiah 33:3

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?" 1 Corinthians 6:19 NASB

To set the scene for the allegory that I am writing we must first visit Jerusalem where Jesus is and read what happened and why when He entered the temple. John 2:14-17.

"And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables; and to those who were selling the doves He said, "Take these things away; stop making My Father's house a place of business. His disciples remembered that it was written, ZEAL FOR YOUR HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME." (The capitalized portion is a quote from the Old Testament, Psalm 69:9.)

Life application; Jesus was consumed with zeal, as He is, so also must I be. Supporting scriptures; Ezra 7:23 NASB; "Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done with zeal..." Romans 12:11 Amplified; "Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord."

Now to the allegory;
Jesus drove out the money changers, with zeal. They had no place in God's temple.
Lord show me the things in my body that have no place in Your temple, and I will be zealous in driving them out through the power of Your Holy Spirit. Most of this concerns those things we take in through our eyes and ears.

Jesus declared that His Father's house should be a house of prayer.
Lord God you have commanded us to pray with out ceasing, ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17). Through the power of Your Holy Spirit may my temple be a temple of prayer.

Jesus on many occasions went to the temple to teach and to read the Word. (Luke 4:17-22).
My temple must be filled with the Word of God and the Holy Spirit who is my Teacher will guide me into the truth of the Word. (John 14:26). If I view my body as various rooms, I desire to fill every square inch of space with the Holy Scriptures! Rooms full of Light, shining out to others and glorifying to God!

Jesus said that we are to worship the Father in spirit and in truth.
My temple is a place where I sing and make music unto the Lord, a place where I worship my Creator, my Redeemer, My Savior and Lord. It is a place of thanksgiving and joy.

Jesus clears unclean spirits from the temple. (Mark 1:23-27).
A believer cannot be possessed by demons, yet we have lies from the devil that we believe in our heads, we have been desensitized by the world's view coming thru TV, internet, movies, etc. Father reveal to me the evil things within me that I am not even aware of that I may be set free. I want a clean temple. (Psalm 139:23-24) (Isaiah 61:1)

Jesus went to the temple to minister to His people.
The most precious thing about our bodies being the temple of the Holy Spirit is that Jesus communes and meets with us there, right where we are. Just think of that, allow that truth to sink into the very core of your being.

Jesus Christ meets with you in intense and intimate ways when you seek His face. "Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the LORD..." Jeremiah 29:12-14. Amen.

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