people temple


Let me explain.


Solomon built God’s first permanent temple. God manifested Himself in a glorious cloud in that place. “So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord” (1 Ki. 8:11). That temple was destroyed during the captivity period.

At the end of the captivity, another temple was erected; it was called Zerubbabel’s temple (Ezra 6:15, 16). The “old folks” cried because this temple was so plain compared the Solomon’s temple which had been destroyed. God’s presence occupied that temple until His departure from it during Ezekiel’s day (Ezek. 10:18). The temple remained without God’s presence; it was later restored and make “glitzy and glorious” by King Herod. It was destroyed in AD 70.

Ezekiel had another vision in which he saw a magnificent city. That is the city to which the name Jehovah-shammah, meaning God is There, is applied. The city represents the earthly Jerusalem, He also saw a temple the details of which Ezekiel took nine chapters to describe. David Wilkerson supports an argument that this temple was never to be a literal place because of impossibilities such as it being more than twice the size of the entire nation.

Wilkerson writes:
“I have no doubt Ezekiel was seeing the worldwide, spiritual city that is to be our Lord’s habitation forever. This was the true temple – the body consisting of every born-again believer, a tabernacle that couldn’t possibly be made with human hands.”

Wilkerson’s interpretation is fitting in light of I Cor. 3:16, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” and 2 Cor. 6:16 “Ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”


In our time, God’s temple is in people whether the people are in a church or on a train.    The living Holy Spirit was sent by Jesus to live within us.  Many times a “watcher” cannot even tell whether the Spirit is there at first glance….


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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6 Responses to YOU ARE HIS TEMPLE

  1. Ooooo— marvelous and such needed nourishment today Oneta

  2. says:

    This little light of mine – I’m gonna let it shine 🌞🌞😇😍

  3. Faye says:

    In these days when pollution of stomach, body, spirit and mind are so prolific this TRUTH from God’s Word needs to be widely proclaimed. Its the whole reason for the sacrifice at Calvary that God could live in believers. Saved from sin now constantly being ‘perfected’ to be holy carriers of Him to the whole world. Love Him and He will shine forth! Thank you for the blessed reminder.

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