God’s House


In the old Testiment, God’s house was the temple. It was a place to leave the world outside and enter into His presence.

A place to experience His love and mercy.

A place to hear His Word and ask for forgiveness.

A place to get your priorities right and your perspective adjusted.

A place to for Him to meet with you.

It was a place where the sacrifice could be made so that the people of God could enter into His presence and more to point, that His presence could enter His people.

In the New Testiment, Jesus became the sacrifice for sin and the Holy Spirit is given to all those who believe it. The house of God moved from a building to a heart…yours.

“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Now it is your heart that is the place to leave the world outside and enter into His presence.

A place to experience His love and mercy.

A place to hear His Word and ask for forgiveness.

A place to get your priorities right and your perspective adjusted. It is the place that God meets with you. To live in and love in, to live with and to love with, to experience life with you everyday.

You have invited him into your heart, now invite him into every aspect of your day and watch your life be filled with overflowing worship.

Anew

“I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭1:7-8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Baptism.
Full immersion.
Cleansing.
Repentance.

A sign of death and resurrection.
Dying to the old, raised to the new.

A dividing point.
A declaration of choice.
A celebration of new life.

A rebirth.
A new vision.
A new power to live by, with, in.

Water is the symbol.
The Holy Spirit is the indweller.

Water is the symbolism of being washed clean. The Holy Spirit is the being who does the work of washing you clean.

With water, you are surrounded,
Immersed in it.

With the Holy Spirit, He is surrounded and immersed in you.

Not a small difference.

“Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.</b”
‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Are you allowing the Spirit to do the work in you that only He can do?

Or

Are you trying to do the work yourself?

Take a deep breath and surrender anew.