Our Identity in Christ (Part 4)

fingerprintSo far in this series of posts, we’ve examined how we are a child of God, how we are a new creation and how we belong to the one true church that Christ created.  We move on to discuss how the very presence of God is with us.

We are the temple of God.

One of the hardest things to experience with a God we cannot see is his daily presence in our lives.  No longer does God require a temple to reside in for now his very being, through the Holy Spirit, lives within us.  The building where you worship cannot contain God.  He resides within all of his believers.  “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst” (1 Corinthians 3:16)?

This is a very powerful realization because with it comes the power that God’s presence brings.  There’s never a reason to feel alone.  He is building a new you from the inside out, designing a creation with a heavenly purpose (2 Corinthians 5:17).  What sin has ruined in our lives, God moves in to fix.  And it’s this presence of an eternal God that will one day give us eternal life as well (Romans 8:11).

-Joe

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5 thoughts on “Our Identity in Christ (Part 4)

  1. That’s one reason I love to read about the temple in the Old Testament, about the care in which it was built, every detail designed by God. I love knowing that’s exactly what He is doing with me. Thank you for this post. So grateful to be the place where God lives.

    1. Joe Butler

      Amen. The requirements for the temple seemed almost impossible to keep and yet that is the attention to detail he shows for us both in his sacrifice and in his ability to make us a new creation.

  2. Pingback: Our Identity in Christ (Part 5) | Faith and Footsteps

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