Wednesday, March 14, 2012

From The "Surprised Sheep" File

Here’s a party idea: Let’s say you lived during Old Covenant times and wanted to have some friends over, enjoy some nice Egyptian ale, and at around midnight, sneak into the Holy of Holies, the place where God lived? Would anyone come to your party? No? Why not? Well, because God was in there and He wasn’t accepting visitors. Nobody entered that holy place unless he was the high priest, was perfectly prepared, and then only once a year. You didn’t mess with the Holy of Holies because God Himself was in that temple.

Has it ever struck you that today God’s Holy of Holies, the temple where God lives, is reading this right now?

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? . . .God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple” (1 Corinthians 3:16-17).

If you've received Christ, then God is actually living inside you right now. That makes you a rather special place—a holy and sacred place.

And the sheep said, “Whoa!”

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