“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. “And I will pray the father and he shall give you another comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you””– John 14:2-3, 16-18
LIGHT FOR NOW: You are God’s eternal presence and God’s eternal residence.
The believer is the temple of the Father. By faith in Christ, you became the Father’s abode. As seen previously, the Father’s house is not Moses’ temple or Solomon’s temple or Nehemiah’s temple, neither is it any of the greatest and most beautifully crafted cathedrals of our time where believers gather. The father’s house is in the believer. Remember, Paul in 1Corinthians 3:16 says “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you?” In chapter 6:19 of the same epistle, Paul echoes again “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” Hear Paul in 2Corinthians; “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? 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” (2Corinthians 6:16). Glory to God! We are God’s living temple. We are one spirit with Him in Christ. We are His temple. Little wonder Paul says, “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit” (1Corinthians 6:17). Thus His presence is in us forever. We are permanently his abode. He has come again to us by the indwelling of the spirit. So, if you are still singing, “when I come into your presence, I’m so happy…”; repent now. Remember, the Father’s house is not the beautifully decorated cathedral, nor Moses’ temple but the believer. So, the believer is the custodian of God’s presence. Therefore, instead of singing “When I come into your presence, I’m so happy…”; why not reconstruct it like this; “As a carrier of your presence, I’m so happy…” or “When I come in with your presence, I’m so happy…” I am God’s eternal presence and God’s eternal residence. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: Acknowledge your realities!
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for these realities in your son, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: The presence of God is in the believer.
DAILY READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 14; EVENING: 2CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 6