THIS TEMPLE IS BEAUTIFUL

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BUILDERS DEVOTIONAL

DATE: TUESDAY, 25 MAY, 2021

TOPIC: THIS TEMPLE IS BEAUTIFUL

TEXT: Luke 21:5-6
Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, .As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.

LESSONS
The Old Testament temple is the most sacred symbol of God to the Jews. All the sacrifices, worship and every other thing related to God are done in it.
So, if you remove the temple, you have literally removed God from them! When you come close to the temple, you must give reverence to it like you will do to God exactly. Anything less than this is sacrilegious and deserves death penalty.
They prayed facing the temple if it will be answered. Anything that defies the temple must be put to death. This is what Paul was saying to the Corinthians that since their body is the temple of God ,anything or anyone that defies it must be destroyed“.
If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple” 1 Corinthians 3:17.This is the reason why they were religiously justified to crucify Jesus when he said He will destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days( Mt 26:61).If he did not mention “rebuild’’ it would have been instant death but because that was there, their hand was weakened in picking stones to kill him .Nevertheless, this was kept in their heart against him. Note that the greatest authority in the religious circles in the ministry of Jesus was not in the healings he performed; those only demonstrated his authority over the Kingdom of darkness. This is only seen in his ability to drive out those who bought and sold in the temple with unchallenging authority ( Mark 11:15).This is his demonstration of his authority to restore order into the Kingdom and scatter deceptive worship. For all the above reasons and many more, the temple was beautified with the best possible in the world as the mark of honor to God. This beauty captured the attention of all and God is saying we are his temple now. This old temple was replaced by the body of man at resurrection. Our body is this temple and God is the one deliberately beautifying it and killing whatever is destroying it. In Christ, God has made an end of all demonic attack against your body; it is his own .God is the one that has killed them not the stones of man as it was in Judaism. He has beautified it with all the best treasures ever possible! Glory to God! These are the last days: the reality of this new temple will come to vivid display, let it begin from you. Are you worshipping God in your body or defiling it? The self , flesh which is the pollutant has died with Christ on the cross( Roman 6:6).That is the basis of his death( 1Cor 3:17).He must die! Thank God he is dead already in Christ Jesus .We can now walk in the beauty of this new temple!

PRAYER ALERT
Father, help me to walk in the light of this new temple who I am.I dispense divine judgment over everything attacking the temple in me in Jesus name.

Pls pray, plan and prepare to give towards the next Expression coming up June, 2021

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