By, Tim Irving – Evangelism Team

“Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God?” Whoa, I’m a temple, that’s heady stuff! But whose temple are you? The rest of that verse, ” … and you are not your own.” If you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you have been bought by His blood and belong to God. You’re not just a temple, you are the Temple of the Holy Spirit, and unlike many city churches, the doors to the temple need to be unlocked and open! The temple needs to be used. The Holy Spirit has filled it with His fruit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control, and the temple needs to be sharing those fruit as much and as often as possible. We need to leave the speakers in the temple turned up so we can hear His gentle voice and not be afraid of what He might ask us to do. He will never ask us to do something we are unable to do because He will already have equipped us to do it. As Hebrews 13 says,” May the God of peace … make you complete in every good work to do His will.” Jesus said He wouldn’t leave us alone and He didn’t. As promised, God sent the Helper, the Holy Spirit, and He is greater than he who is in the world! Let Him help you, lean on Him, seek His wisdom, share His fruit, listen to His gentle prodding, and keep those temple doors open!