DWELLING PLACE OF GOD!
“.....in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit” (Ephesians 2:22).
You are the dwelling place of God. The God of gods wants to dwell in you. He wants to fill you with the richness of His glory. Does not your mind overwhelm and outpour on hearing this?
It is you who is His dwelling place. In the Old Testament, He dwelled in the Eden Garden. He descended with the presence of glory to dwell in the Most Holy place of the Sanctuary built by Solomon.
He is Lord of heaven and earth. He does not dwell in temples made with hands (Acts 17:24) and so willed to dwell in the heart of man (II Corinthians 6:16). He likes to dwell in the hearts which have been washed and cleansed with the blood of Jesus (II Corinthians 6:16).
The Scripture says, “And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God, Himself will be with them and be their God” (Revelation 21:3).
Wherever God dwells, the brightness of His glory will be shining there. If God dwells in your heart, your life will be bright. The tabernacle of the Old Testament had three parts and they were the Outer Court, the Holy place and the holy of holies. These three places had three different lights in them.
In the Outer Court, the light of the sun was bright for all. In the holy place, the light of the lamp gave light to the priest and in the third part which is the holy of holies, there was no light and it was the glory of God which was shining there.
In the same way, God provides light to your spirit, soul and body. Your eyes of the body receive the light of the sun during day time and that of the moon and stars during night hours. He has given the conscience as light to the soul. Secondly, He guides the soul with the light of the Scripture.
Thirdly, He fills your heart with the divine light. He covers with the glory of the Holy Spirit. You are being built as the dwelling of God with the light of the Spirit which you have received.
Dear children of God, if you dedicate your life which is filled with darkness to God to live like His children (Ephesians 5:8), you will be the dwelling place for God to dwell.
To meditate: “He was the burning and shining lamp and you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light” (John 5:35).