Day 14 of the 40 Day Fast of Jesus

 

Living & Dead Stones

The Tabernacle of Moses and the Temple of Solomon were erected to establish the name and presence of the Lord among the people of Israel. These holy places symbolized the Lord Jesus Christ, in whose being resides the fullness of the Most High. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in the Son… Colossians 1:19

The Son of God was the embodiment of God’s holiness, the principal beam of the Tabernacle, and the cornerstone of the Temple. For in him all the fullness of deity lives in bodily form… Colossians 2:9

The baptism in the Holy Spirit is nothing more than the seal of God, the mark of the name and dwelling place of God, and everyone born of the Spirit is a small version of Jesus because he/she carries His name and is the Most High’s dwelling. Because of this, all those sealed in the Spirit have the obligation to spread the fragrance of the Lord Jesus wherever they go. The one who says he resides in God ought himself to walk just as Jesus walked. 1 John 2:6

Jesus was a type of living Tabernacle and Temple, the Cornerstone, and His followers are a type of living Tabernacle and Temple as its stones… living stones.

…you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house (Temple) to be a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  1 Peter 2:5

And so, a true Christian is, at the very minimum, a living stone of the Temple whose structure rests on the Cornerstone, Jesus. This is the understanding that the Holy Spirit imparted to Paul: We are coworkers belonging to God. You are God’s field, God’s building (Temple).  1 Corinthians 3:9

For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands…  2 Corinthians 5:1 

Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles (New Testament) and prophets (Old Testament), Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord…  Ephesians 2:19-21

 

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