Acts 7:48 -50 However, the Most High does not dwell in houses made by human hands. As the prophet says: ‘Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house will you build for Me, says the Lord, or where will My place of repose be? Has not My hand made all these things?
In 1 Chronicles 28:10 God chose Solomon, the son of David, to build His temple as a sanctuary of praise, worship and prayers. He gave him ability, strength and enablement to do it. But Solomon himself said in Psalm 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labour in vain.
Jesus Christ, the Son of David, is the Builder of the true temple where God dwells (Matthew 16: 18). Jesus uses the Living Word to make the human heart the sanctuary of His Spirit. The Holy Spirit comes from Heaven to make His home in your heart. God is building Himself into us, making Himself an integral part of us as His Word rules, dominates and sanctifies our spirit nature. Now, you have to be strong and play your own role. What is your role – arrest your heart for God. Take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5).
God has already prepared your heart to be His divine building. That is why God has chosen you and prepared you before He put you in the fire of life. But don’t forget, the Holy Spirit cannot dwell in an unholy place nor in an unstable heart.
It is only when today’s church realises that the essence of the true Temple is Christ in you, the Hope of Glory, that we will see the vital and essential need of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Therefore, yield your heart to the Holy Spirit and be Christ filled (Ephesians 3:17).
Oh Holy Spirit, take more of me and give me more of You.