For the past couple of weeks things have change rapidly; we went from reminding people to wash their hands, to the government shutting down schools, churches and businesses to prevent this virus from spreading. And yes! I am still trying to figure out why people are buying bulk of toilet paper 😳. Nontheless this post is not about how to survive homeschooling for the next couple of days or what tv show to binge watch during quarantine time but instead it is to remind you that you are a living sanctuary aka the church.
The book of Chronicles illustrate a visual of the temple where God’s dwell. King Solom was precise with the detailing of the temple such as the type of gold, appliances and how the floor would look like. The reason is, the temple served as the physical place where God would dwell and hear his people at a all time as he would forgive and restore them. If you think back of the some of the verses in the book of Psalm, you always find David qouting how he long to dwell in the temple of God. Sound familiar 😃, Good.
The temple that was built for God by men, was a foreshadow of what is to come. Jesus came to fulfilled that prophesy and build a temple that will last forever. (Sidenote: if you like the book of Hebrew, then you should definetly read the book of Chronicles.)
1 Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
That’s right, God’s spirit which is the Holy Spirit lives in us, we are a living tabernacle😇. Therefore, since the physical place where you meet is close, you can still have church at home. Scriptures tell us that in Matthew 18 verse” 20 “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Jesus is assuring us that he is here with us even if its only three of us. And if Christ is there then we know God is there because Jesus and the father are one.
So have service at home with your family, pick topic to have a sermon on, do bible study, have an open discussion and most importantly worship God who is the author and finisher of your faith. Stay bless 😊