We are Temples 4

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2Co 5:1  For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

In today’s opening text, Paul calls your present body a tabernacle, and the body you will receive at the coming of Christ a building. That’s a figure of speech but much more a powerful biblical allusion. The Jews didn’t always have a building as temple. For many decades, they used moveable tents/tabernacles as they journeyed through the wilderness.

It was until they got to the promised land that they were able to erect an actual building. That’s a powerful symbol of the true temple of God- you! You have a temporary body. One that can get old just like the tabernacles of old wore out as they were carried from place to place in the wilderness. But the actual building – a new body- awaits you. It won’t grow old and will never see death. Hallelujah.

We’ve established in previous articles that God never dwelt in the tabernacles or temples of Israel. His plans were always to dwell in His people. Those temples were but symbols pointing to the promise of the redemptive work of Christ. Friend, your body is the temple of the HolyGhost! You are the eternal habitation of God. When your current body wears off, you’d receive a new one in which you’d continue this inseparable union with the spirit of God. Glory to God!

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