“Howbeit the most high dwelleth not in temples made with hands;as saith the prophet,Heaven is my throne,and earth is my footstool:what house will ye build me?saith the Lord:or what is the place of my rest?Hath not my hands made all these things?”(Acts 7:48-50)……………
Jesus brought the message of his True Church! Many have missed in scripture that he went into the temple TO TEACH and not sit & listen to their doctrine. HE TAUGHT in their synagogues his Fathers Message………..
(Matthew 4:23….9:35).(/Mark 1:38,39 and 6:2-6). (Luke 4:15,16 and 43,44 and 21:37,38).(John 7:14 and 28 and 2 8:2 and 18:20). Even the disciple who walked with Jesus questioned His message and were offended! (John6:59-65).
There is a Great Example that Jesus apostles preached in the temple as well!!(Acts 5:12-32). Just as we are told to do today, although it is not the most accepted teaching REMEMBER what they did to Jesus when He tried to preach His Fathers truth in their synagogue’s (churches) and we too will not be accepted with the same message Jesus tried so desperately to tell the people (Luke 4:28-30) 28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. 30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way.
IF GOD DOES NOT DWELL IN TEMPLES MADE WITH HANDS? THEN WHERE IS HE?
His “SPIRITUAL CHURCH” would be built through the Holy Spirit and he is the CHIEF CORNER STONE rejected of men to this day!
“For through him we both have access by one spirit unto the Father.Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners,but fellow-citizens with the saints,and of the household of God;And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,Jesus Christ himself being the CHIEF CORNER STONE;In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit”.(Ephesians 2:18-22).
“Jesus saith unto them,Did ye never read in the scriptures,The stone which the builders rejected,the same is become the head of the corner:this is the Lord’s doing,and it is marvellous in our eyes.(Matthew 21:42).
“To whom coming,as unto a living stone,disallowed indeed of men,but chosen of God,and precious,Ye also,as lively stones,are built up a SPIRITUAL HOUSE,and Holy priesthood,to offer up spiritual sacrifices,acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture,Behold,I lay in sion a CHIEF CORNER STONE,elect,precious:and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. (1 peter 2:4-10).
STILL DON’T BELIEVE “THIS IS THE TRUE TEMPLE”? The same one will be in Heaven……………”And I saw NO TEMPLE therein:for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are The Temple Of It”.(REVELATION 21:22). We the called people of God are the church minus the walls of a building for we are the temple of the living God!
People of today still reject the Temple Christ spoke of that he would build without hands in three days when he rises from the grave and the Holy Spirit would be sent unto man for it was then “The Spiritual Church”would be built!(mark 14:58).
As Gods people who have been called to tell the truth we have been entrusted to teach “Lets worship THE WAY we are asked to”…….God is a spirit:and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.(John 4:24).