Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Rebuilt Temple Of Hands?

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John 2:19 

17 "And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. 18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? 19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? 21 But he spake of the temple of his body."

Acts 15

"Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.

13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: 14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. 15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,

16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:

17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things." 

The Tabernacle of David was covered in 'skins' and not built with stones. When Jesus said he would raise "this temple in 3 days, he meant his body! Both his earthly tent, and the spiritual body ...the Church! This is the Prophesy of Amos 9:11 "In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old" (With the presence of God dwelling in the Holy of Holies)  

Acts 2:38 was shown in the Brazen laver which represents shed blood sacrifice where we die in repentance. The Laver of water for Baptism in the Name of Jesus, and through the sanctuary where the veil was rent for us we receive The Holy Ghost.

This ( The Temple of The Holy Ghost/Church ) is the only Holy Place that can be defiled/made desolate by abomination.

A literal rebuilt Temple may be accomplished by men, with hands of men, but how can it be Holy? 

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;

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