THE TEMPLE OF HIS GLORY
Know ye not that ye are the temple of
God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth
in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16).
When some people talk about the glory of
God that they hope to see, maybe in their
meetings, or during their times of fellowship or in their
personal lives, their expectations are mostly preempted
by their lack of understanding of the Scriptures. They
make such statements as, “Lord, manifest yourself and
let your glory envelop this gathering.”
By that, they’re expecting some sort of physical
manifestations of some kind, just as they had in the Old
Testament. They expect a supernatural cloud above
their heads, some lightnings in the room, or maybe
some thunder, a deep voice, etc. Don’t live in the realm
of the senses. Don’t expect to somehow see the glory
of God on the outside so you can say, “Wow, the Lord
was in our midst today!” Why should you be looking
for some kind of manifestations as they had in the Old
Testament? As long as you have that kind of mindset,
you’re going to live your life expecting something that
God is done with and has termed “the lesser glory.”
All of the glory that the Holy Spirit manifested in
the Old Testament—the voice, the light, the amazing
sights, etc—are all inside you now. The glory is in you
now! The Apostle Paul so succinctly puts it; he said,
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the
excellency of the power may be of God, and not of
us” (2 Corinthians 4:7).
Colossians 1:27 says the mystery of Christianity
and the glory thereof is Christ in you. The glory of God
is resident in your spirit. You’re a God-carrying vessel.
Think that way. Your presence in a place means the
glory of God has manifested in that place. That’s part
of what it means to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.
In the Old Testament, the glory was in the temple;
and you’re that temple today—the temple of His glory.
Blessed be God!
Dear Father, I thank you for your glory and
righteousness that are fully resident in my spirit. I
impact my world with your presence, and spread
the bounties of your beauty, perfection and grace
to everything and everyone around me. From the
inner recesses of my spirit, I bring forth blessings to
improve my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Colossians 1:26-27; 2 Corinthians 3:18 AMPC
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Matthew 2 & Genesis 3-5
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Acts 6:1-8 & Nehemiah 4-5
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