Today’s Devotional – January 28th (A Living Sanctuary)

By admin On January 28th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – January 28th

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The Christian: A Living Sanctuary

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“If ye then be risen with Christ,

seek those things which are above,

where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Set your affection on things above,

not on things on the earth.

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”

Colossians 3:1-3

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It is highly recommended that the reader will meditate on these passages in today’s devotional.

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They present a grand truth, which we need to comprehend and assimilate into our thinking!

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This above passage from Colossians really lets us in on a big secret! We don’t have to wait for Heaven! We can have it now!

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Listen again…“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:1-3

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Oh, well, we may not physically be there yet. Nor will we literally see it now at this point. But we nevertheless can be there in Heaven with God, spiritually speaking.

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And the above passage tells us just where it is that Jesus dwells… upon His Mercy Seat, between the cherubim.

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And we can be there too! Hidden with Christ! 

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US Navy – Chaplain Lt. Jason Gregory reads Bible on weather deck – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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WITH GOD IN THE HOLY PLACE

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Now, listen carefully to this next passage…“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and Holy Place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” Isaiah 57:15.

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This is perhaps, the clearest statement we have, concerning just where the Believer and Christ will be throughout eternity: in the Most Holy Place, as co-laborers together in the Heavenly Temple priesthood.

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Now of course, God is infinite. He is the true temple.

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So, wherever we go in this life or in the next, we will be in that temple, spiritually speaking. 

 

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We are called to “come boldly to the Throne of Grace”. And there we should be, with unceasing petitions and heart-felt thanksgiving!

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The Christian: A Living Sanctuary

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Listen to just who is considered the temple of God…“for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,” 2nd Cor. 6:16, 17

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Just as the Jews moved the Tabernacle from place to place during their wilderness-wanderings, so too, the Christian today is to do the very same thing. As the above passage from 2nd Corinthians proclaims, we are the Temple of the living God. We are God’s tabernacle in our own wilderness-wanderings as we sojourn through this dark, sinful world.

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Wherever we go, whatever we do, we are on-duty 24/7/365 as priests for the Most High God. And just as Abraham set up an altar in different places during his travels, we have an altar in our heart. And wherever we go, we take that altar with us. This is the kind of worship that God is desiring from His people.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Most Holy Place – Signs Of Heaven

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WORSHIP ANYWHERE!

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When the Samaritan woman at the well (see John Ch. 4) asked Jesus if Jerusalem was the correct place to worship, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Carl_Heinrich_Bloch_-_Woman_at_the_Well.jpg Jesus answered her…

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“Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe Me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father….But the hour cometh, and now is, when the True-Worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him….God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.” John 4:21, 23, 24.

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So, to worship God in spirit and truth does not require a building or even a certain denomination. It only requires a heart that is filled with the Spirit and with the truth of God. 

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Carl Heinrich Bloch – Woman at the Well wikipedia public domain

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PRIESTLY DUTIES AMIDST EVERYDAY DUTIES

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 And so we spiritually enter into our “portable” Most Holy Place of the heart; and by faith, silently cry out to our Heavenly Father, fulfilling our priestly duties, even as we carry out the mundane duties of our day: at home, at work, at rest, or even in recreation with our family.

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In the New Testament, the Believer is a walking, living temple of God. And as such, we need to be very wise in how we conduct our lives.

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I’LL BE A LIVING SANCTUARY

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There was a little praise song, written back in the 60’s or so, that went like this…

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“Lord prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true.

And with thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for You.

Mold me ( mold me ) what you want me to be (what you want me to be)”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be ever cognizant of my role as a priest of God. Help me to remember that Thy Holy Place exists also in my own heart, and help me to maintain a priestly reverence for this great commission, which Thou hast given me…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place”

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE HOLY GHOST RIDER CONSTELLATION

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This newest Signs Of Heaven Constellation (Fall, 2013) is by far the faintest of constellations, but is a very incredible and awesome in a number of ways (which this article will explain).

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Holy Ghost Rider (above western horizon)

Holy Ghost Rider (above western horizon)

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It is primarily comprised of the Camelopardalis Constellation, plus several stars from the Cassiopeia Constellation, plus some random stars. It appears as an outline of a rider. Only the back of his head is detailed. And his back and the back of his legs are also detailed. Both sides of his arm is visible, and his hand is gripping the horses mane, and that is detailed by three stars (which are also part of the horse’s mane). The rider is in a position similar to a race-horse jockey. The two brightest stars in this constellation, are from the Cassiopeia Constellation, and are part of his leg. All the rest of the stars are very faint, and must be viewed on a very starry night.

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Since this constellation has just been revealed, there may be more to this constellation in the coming months. But if you can locate the Goodly Horse in Battle Constellation, then you shouldn’t have too much trouble locating this Rider Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation”

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TOMORROW: January 29th

(Heavenly DNA)

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