II Chronicles 6:19-20 ” Yet give attention to Your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, O Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that Your servant is praying in Your Presence. May Your eyes be open towards this temple day and night, this place of which You said You would put Your Name there.”

These verses are part of the Prayer of Dedication for the Temple Solomon built for the Lord. But I want to apply this prayer to another Temple…that Temple is you and the Body of Believers – the Church universal. I Corinthians 3:16 says, “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s Temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?” And then I Corinthians 6:19 tells us, “Do you not know that your body is a Temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, whom you have received from God?” Finally in II Corinthians 6:16 we read, “We are the Temple of the living God.” We are the dwelling place of the Lord…both individually, and collectively as the Body of Believers. And despite what we may see around us…God has not abdicated, or relinquished His Temple, Throne, power, or authority to anyone or thing. Remember, you have been chosen as a dwelling place for His Name…and as part of the Church Body, you all have been joined together to become a holy Temple in the Lord. (Ephesians 2:21-22)

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