Temple living vs temporary living

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Jesus came in the flesh – a make-shift anatomy hung on a human frame.


But there was one Thing very different about Him:


The Life seed within.


So when it came His time to die, as happens to all (all must die) living in the temporary tent, the Body died, but the Life didn’t.


His seed Life was indestructible


Having His Life within us gives us the same dichotomy.


He came to build within you the temple of the Lord.


A temple made by God, not by man. 


Our outer man exhibits the tabernacle. Our inner man exists as the temple.


One the temporary. The other the permanent. 


So when your children act out selfishly, or your boss is unfair in his estimation of you – guess what? You have a rock-solid resource to go to.


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


Stop a moment to hear what’s going on in that inner temple. 




No matter how you feel or what is going on around you, the Brilliant Lord is in residence within you.


When you go “in” to His Presence, He is ready and waiting to listen.


You have a spiritual automated praise machine going on inside you. Everything in your temple is saying “Glory!”


Turning to His Presence in your temple allows you to be cleansed from your own sin so that you can then know what to do about those around you. (A big deal in the work place, the family or at school!)


His very close Presence allows you to rest in silence before Him, despite the hectic activity going on around you.


He came not only to set up His Presence within you, but also that His decisions would become your own.


Holy Father,


May it be so. I believe that You have set up a permanent resident within me. But I have to admit that most of the time I don’t stop to source my decisions from Your wisdom. 


Will You remind me? Send me a daily reminder, so that I can live from out of the glory of Your temple, not out of the weakness of the tabernacle.


I submit this request with Your Son’s own signature on the form. So be it.