Friday, February 10, 2012

Ephesians 2:21-22

in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.

Just as the builders of the Jewish tabernacle and temples used a variety of materials to strengthen and beautify, so God draws together many different “living stones” into his holy temple today. And we are “fitly framed together” (KJV) like a carpenter joining together the framework of a building. God’s love through Christ binds us more tightly than mortar joins bricks. We are holy and set apart – a dwelling place for the very Spirit of God. In this temple He receives worship, praise, and our spiritual sacrifice.

When the tabernacle was dedicated in Exodus 40 the shekinah glory of the Lord came down and filled the temple. God’s presence literally filled the tabernacle, and it was visibly present in the form of a cloud. It was such a glorious event that even Moses dared not enter. Today we are the stones; the body of Christ is the building. When we are in his will, he is visibly present in our lives. But unlike in Moses’ day, the Most High God can be approached through the blood of Christ. Let’s live today as living, walking, talking tabernacles – evidencing the glory of God in all we say and do!

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. – Colossians 3:17

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