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. 

 

 

GOD FIRST

“Let’s take a lesson from David who was ready to be humiliated in his own eyes, so that God could be honoured. Ask yourself: Where does honouring God appear in your list of priorities? Do you thank Him for all that He has done in your life, all the way long? While men look at the outside, God looks at the motives of the heart. Instead of worrying about the opinion of others concerning you, let the motive of your heart each day be to honour God before yourself.”

THE SACRIFICE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

“There is no time to do what is right. We must set our heart to obey the Word of God, all the time. God’s kind of lifestyle calls us to do what is right in the sight of God at all times, even though it is contrary to what we naturally want to do. Choosing to do what is right is a great test to the flesh.

What is the sacrifice of righteousness? Choosing to do God’s will rather than our own. When our flesh says hate, God says love. It takes sacrificial love to love your enemy and to pray for them. These are the weapons of righteousness. This is the sacrifice that Jesus looks at and rewards. Even though that might not be a grand, or outward sacrifice, it is what Jesus values.”

LIFE ANEW

“When we talk of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are talking of the rare opportunity He has given to all believers to experience a new beginning – a situation in which every dead area of our lives receives life anew.

We are dead to our past and alive to our future. Sin’s power over us is broken and we now put on Christ’s new life: we live in Him, move in Him and have our being in Him. Herein lies the significance of resurrection.”