Friday, July 18, 2008

The Temple to Come

This is the last day of our Temple teaching! I absolutely love this topic and had about 14,390,908 more things to say. I guess I'll just have to write it all in a book!

Let's finish out with something beautiful, then I'll share with you what's coming up.

As we have learned, where the glory of God dwells is His dwelling forever. That's you and me. However, when Jesus comes back to take us all home to GLOR-eh (as we would say it in church growing up) then we will see something happen that has never been seen on earth before.

In the beginning of the Temple, God promised that His Name would always be there. Well, we found quickly that His Spirit now dwells in us and that His Name is now in us. So, what will all this look like when we hook up with Jesus in the end?

Well, it will be a sight to behold, that's for sure.

We are going to jump all the way over the New Testament Awesomeness to Revelation. Now, don't get jumpy because we're going over there. There is great hope in that book and it is not to be feared.

When John had his vision of heaven here is a part of what he saw. Now, being a good Jew, he would notice this...believe me.

I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. Revelation 21:22-27

I'm sure you caught much of what we have been studying.

The Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. And we know why now! They ARE the Spirit and the Glory! He is the dwelling and we are the ones who get to dwell with Him! There will be no need for sacrifice, incense, show-bread, lampstands, and all that other stuff. Jesus is the fulfillment of every requirement known to man when it comes to heaven, salvation, and even the temple.

This is what it will all be about in the end: Jesus and the Glory of God in Heaven. Let us keep our eyes on this promise and until then rest on the promise of old found in Ezekiel 36:26-27

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you: I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

I hope you have enjoyed our time together during this study. I know I have!

Now, it's time for a little break as I prepare for the next studies to come. Stiletto Army will return on Monday, August 4th. Keep checking back in to find out what we'll be diving in to next!

Thank you all for staying with me. I know you're out there reading and it blesses my heart every day. If you live near here, and we see each other, let me know who you are so I can hug your neck!

Blessings to you and may God Bless Your Temple!


Jess said...

I jumped in halfway through but I really enjoyed this study! Can't wait to see what Monday brings from the Stiletto Army!

Tammy said...

I have been playing catch up and have enjoyed it as well. I look forward to seeing what is the next study.


Crispy Banana said...

i came here looking for shoes... i am confused? but curious enough to continue reading.