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Inspires

Burning HeartThe Holy Spirit temple is God's home in us. A mother was sitting on a couch and her three year old came over and put her ear to her mother's chest. "What are you doing?" asked mother. "I'm listening for Jesus in your heart," replied the little girl. The mother let the little girl listen for a few moments and then asked, "Well, what do you hear?" "He's there," replied the little girl, "and it sounds to me like he's making coffee!"

Holy Place

The Holy Spirit Inspires the DiscipleIn many ways, Christians become a temple or a holy dwelling place for the Holy Spirit. Saint Paul wrote to the Corinthian Church in 1 Corinthians 6.19-20, "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." Frederick Faber (1814-1863) who wrote the hymn, "Faith of our Fathers" exhibited a beautiful, holy and joyous Christian life which he attributed to Christ's temple in him. In more recent times, the writer A. W. Tozer (1897-1963) wrote, "There is nothing good, nothing holy, nothing beautiful, nothing joyous which he (Jesus) is not to his servants. No one need be downcast, for Jesus is the joy of heaven, and it is his joy to enter into sorrowful hearts." In the same way, through faith in Christ, this promise is fulfilled in us when we make our hearts the Holy Spirit temple. We do this through our faith as described in Galatians 3.14, "He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit."

"Holy Spirit Temple"
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by Ron Meacock

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