Cleansing your Temple for Christ…

1 Oct


Luke 19:45-46, “Then Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the people selling animals for sacrifices. He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves.”

Luke 19 describes the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem where observant Jews would offer sacrifices unto God, and have fellowship with their fellow kinfolk of that time. Along the road as with many of God creations, laws, and moral standard the Temple became corrupt basically becoming a place of business instead of worship. Upon seeing with His own eyes the corruption in the Holy place Christ drove out all who were partaking in such blasphemus doings. With the death of Jesus on the Cross, and Him offering Himself as the perfect sacrifice Christ transferred the old Temple used for sacrifices to our mortal bodies. Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 3:16, states “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?” There is no longer a need for sacrifice when the Lord has already died for everyones sin, and with that we are the living Temple of God, who are to keep our Spirit, Soul, and Body just as pure as the old Jewish Temple. This means the purging of immoral thoughts, acts, and abuse with anything that is ungodly and not of Jesus the Christ, who died so that our salvation may be made easier to please God. Today I pray that we all take a look at ourselves and see what we are thinking about, doing, and intent towards one another to see if they please God. We may have to purge ourselves just as Christ did the Temple years ago, through prayer and the renewal of our minds.

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