The Temple

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And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. (Matthew 21:14 NASB)

So I know I rambled around a bit yesterday talking about the cleansing of the temple, but today I want to focus in on this one verse, and the clear image that we must get in our spirits if we are going to be all that the Father has created us for.

Paul makes it clear here:

Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16 NASB)

and here:

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? (1 Corinthians 6:19 NASB)

and here:

Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. (2 Corinthians 6:16 NASB)

that we (those of us who are in a covenant relationship with the Lord Jesus) are the temple.

So here is my pondering for the morning – once He drove the self-serving greed based abuse out of the temple, it was immediately a place of healing.

The Lord has designed you (you are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made) to be a house of prayer for all people, where those who are blind and lame come and have their eyes opened, and receive the ability and good reason to leap and jump and praise the Lord.

Have you ever wondered how you became a need magnet? (by that I mean people with need are drawn to you) If you are in Christ, you are a source, by design the broken will find you.

I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; The humble shall hear it and rejoice. (Psalm 34:1-2 NASB)

When worship fills His temple (you) the humble will hear and rejoice. [Tweet This] So…

…magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together. (Psalm 34:3)

Lord, help me to be a place of healing today.

BenThanks for coming by.

See you again soon.

Ben

0 thoughts on “The Temple

    1. Ben Nelson

      Cheryl,
      Your enthusiasm is a great blessing.
      with a paraphrase of Dori from "Finding Nemo" Keep on digging, Keep on digging"

      God Bless you
      Ben

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  1. bearingwithlove

    There is a phrase I keep thinking that I ran across a couple of years ago..."Broken bread and poured out wine". This describes how we should all be to those God places in our reach. Something I'm learning to be obedient in. Thanks for writing about this! God bless!
    Jess

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  2. joseph elon lillie

    This is good Ben. I have often wondered how it seems the masses of need are attracted to Christians. We are on the same wave length and I think it is really cool how the Spirit puts His finger on a subject to be brought out by His mouth pieces throughout the world. God is preparing His body for something here don't you think?

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    1. Ben Nelson

      For sure Pastor Joe. That is the amazing thing about being part of a body - distance and time zone makes little difference to a God who can measure the universe between His thumb and forefinger (am i quoting you on that? I read is somewhere very recently)
      Ben

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    1. Ben Nelson

      You too sis - i am going to read your story this weekend. I did not have the time to dig in last night. Can't wait.
      God bless your weekend.
      Ben

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    1. Ben Nelson

      Thanks Charis - Sometimes I scratch my head and wonder, but it does make sense. He makes us a source so as to supply those in needs, and then lights us up a if with a neon sign. (at least it seems that way sometimes)

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  3. Debbie

    Thank you so much, Mr. Ben, for the hope and encouragement of knowing that we are to be temples of healing and prayer. He makes us into those kind of temples. God bless you as you bless us with these studies!

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