THE BELIEVER; THE PERMANENT RESIDENCE OF THE FATHER (6)

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” – John 14:1-3

LIGHT FOR NOW: You are God’s living, moving and walking sanctuary.

From the explanation done so far, we’ve come to see that the believer is the abode, temple of the Father. So, His going was to make us dwelling places for the Father. Now, we are asking, what did Jesus mean by “the spirit of the truth?” The word “truth” here was translated from a Greek word which implies reality as opposite to illusions and imaginations. This word truth (“aletheia” in Greek) was gotten from the root word “alethes” which implies a set of established facts. And from the way “alethes” was corroboratively used by the authors of the bible, it was not for a promise; rather, this word is used for a fact that has happened. Hence, the spirit of truth that was going to be sent to them when He goes to the Father, is the spirit of the reality of what Jesus has done. That is, the realities He had explained to them in context (verse 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 23). Thus, the spirit of truth is the spirit of the reality of everything he explained to them that he was going to do. In other words, the reality of everything that Jesus did is now in the spirit. That means, the believer being in the family/household of God, and God dwelling in the believer permanently is a spiritual reality. If many people in the church world today understand this reality, it will reflect and change some songs they sing. For instance, you can’t understand this reality and still be singing, “Lord prepare me a sanctuary, pure and holy…”

God is not going to prepare you a sanctuary; He has made you His sanctuary. You are His dwelling place; the temple of God, so that sanctuary you are asking Him to prepare, where is he going to prepare it? You are God’s sanctuary; you are pure, holy and righteous. In fact, with the understanding of this reality, reconstruct the above song to align with who you, like this; “you have made me your sanctuary. I’m pure and holy, righteous and true. With thanksgiving, I am a living sanctuary for you”. You are God’s living sanctuary; you are God’s moving tabernacle. Glory to God!

INSTRUCTION: Don’t confess who you are not; confess who you are.

PRAYER: I declare that the realities of what Christ has made out of me occupy my mind like never before, in Jesus Name, Amen.

QUOTE: You are God’s living sanctuary.

DAILY READING: MORNING: EPHESIANS CHAPTER 1; EVENING: EPHESIANS CHAPTER 2

Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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