TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I am the Living God who has given you My Holy Spirit. Don’t keep Him locked in a closet. Allow Him access to every room of your heart. He will clean your house.
THE TEMPLE AND THE BODY
The Bible says believers are not only the temple of the living God, but the body of Christ. Hear me on this: those are two different things. Both cool, and both good.
The temple is rock solid. You are I are called to be living stones in the body of Christ. The body of Christ is fluid – always growing, moving and changing. While they seem to be polar opposites, they work together to bring a beauty to the church and to us.
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, whom is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own…” – 1 Corinthians 6:19
When you are the temple, there needs to be certain things within your life and thinking that are rock solid. Things you won’t give up on. One of those things is that God is good. You cannot convince me God is not good. I refuse to give up on the goodness of God. I’m rock solid on that. Are you?
There are other places you thought were rock solid, but God shows up and says, “I was fine with that for a long time, but you don’t need that in your life anymore.” He uses progressive revelation to take you higher and deeper. You’re still rock solid, maybe even more so as you know Him more.
Now you are Christ’s body and individually members of it. – 1 Corinthians 12:27
As part of the body of Christ, you’re called a “living member.” You change, progress and go after upgrade if you are truly “living.” There are a lot of Christians today who are happy in their pew playing it safe. That’s not you!
If you’re a living member, you’re serving, ministering and chasing after an intimate knowledge of God and staying in His presence. You should be transforming. If you’re not, you might not be living the life Jesus has planned for you.
Do you see it? Do you see the beauty in the dichotomy? Go after it!
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO BE BOTH ROCK SOLID AND FLUID IN YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS. YOU ARE THE TEMPLE AND A LIVING MEMBER OF THE BODY, SO REJOICE!
From my sermon series JESUS UNVEILED