TIME to REBUILD the TRUE Temple of The LORD !

 

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Haggai 1:2

Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying,

This people say

The time is NOT come,

the time that the LORD’s house

should be built.

 1:3

Then came the word of the LORD

by Haggai the prophet, saying,

1:4

Is it time for you,

O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses,

and this house lie waste?

 …

 1:9

Ye looked for much,

and, lo it came to little;

 and when ye brought it home,

I did blow upon it.

 Why?

saith the LORD of hosts.

 

Because of Mine House

that is waste,

and ye run every man

unto his own house.

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Is it TIME YET ?

 

I Corinthians

3:16

 Know ye not that ye are

the Temple of GOD,

and that the SPIRIT of GOD

dwelleth in you?

3:17

If any man defile the Temple of GOD,

him shall GOD destroy;

for the Temple of GOD is holy,

which Temple ye are.

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Do not think for a minute that The LORD is lax about His Temple.

 

HE was not lax when HE brought His People out of Egypt.  HE was not lax when HE allowed His Temple to be destroyed by the Babylonians.

 

The Jews had so corrupted themselves that The SPIRIT of GOD abandoned their Temple, and the Destroying Nation was allowed to devastate the Corrupted Temple.

 

It had become VILE in the Eyes of The LORD. 

 

But do not think for a minute that The LORD is lax about His Temple .

 

HE was not lax back then;

HE is not lax now.

 

No, HE is NOT LAX now, either.

 

I Corinthians 3:16

 

Know ye not that ye are the

Temple of GOD,

and that the SPIRIT of GOD

dwelleth in you?

 

The Apostle Paul wrote this to born-again Christians, Followers of The LORD JESUS CHRIST, who were living in Corinth, a greatly corrupted metropolitan city. 

3:17

If any man defile the Temple of GOD,

him shall GOD destroy;

for the Temple of GOD is Holy,

which Temple ye are.

 

The Apostle was NOT KIDDING. He was in dead earnest. In great seriousness he wrote this to BORN-AGAIN Christians who were already Saved. 

 

The Apostle’s message was this:  We cannot defile our temple because The HOLY SPIRIT has been placed in it during Baptism ( Acts 2:38).

 

It is HIS+ TEMPLE NOW.

 

Thus,   WE  are  now

His+ LIVING Temple.

 

If we DO defile it, then our “temple” becomes VILE to The LORD and HE+ will destroy it. 


Defiling GOD’S TEMPLE is serious and The LORD is NOT LAX about how we are to conduct ourselves being His+ LIVING Temple .

 

What manner of life, then, are we to live ? 

 

We are to BUILD HIS+ TEMPLE

within our hearts…

not our own “temple”.

 

We are to sow to the SPIRIT … and not to the Flesh.

We are not to forsake the building of the Living Temple of GOD in favor of building our OWN temporal , earth-bound fiefdom.  It will bring death to our souls.

Rather… we lay hold on Eternal Life, to the which we have been called. We are to Cultivate the Salvation which has been given to us, with fear and trembling

… not nonchalance.

 

 

PRIORITIES of HEART and TIME and ENERGY

need to be re-focused on CHRIST JESUS first

HE+ will supply the rest,

as it is promised.

 

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2 thoughts on “TIME to REBUILD the TRUE Temple of The LORD !

  1. Such a good article that teaches it is the people who make up the temple (church) of God. Too many years have passed with people believing a wood and stone building proclaims a church, when it is those filled with the Holy Spirit who serve Him in spirit and truth that make up His church. ( 1 Peter 4:16-16 ) ( John 4:23-24 ) ( Peter 2: 4-10 ) God Bless You.
    Julia

  2. Dear Julia,

    Yes, the TRUE Temple of The LORD is what needs “re-building” .

    We neglect to make our hearts … and minds …. and wills … the place of His+ abode, the place of true worship of The LORD JESUS CHRIST.

    Well, this is what we all strive for, isn’t it ?

    Thank you for your response, dear sister.

    In HIM+,
    Sr. Judith Hannah + + +

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