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)
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)
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.
See you again soon.