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The Spiritual Temple

So what does it look like?  If Christ now dwells in us, then we have to be that eternal spiritual temple. And, if we are the structure of the temple, that structure must be able to be seen spiritually. God, give us eyes to see.

This spiritual temple is likened to a body, just as our physical body is likened to a temple many times in scripture. 1Cor.6:15,19

Jesus’ ministry as the high priest in the spiritual temple is one of intercession and blessing. Blessing to God (achieved by perfect obedience because of perfect oneness), and blessing to man. Our own priestly ministry will look like this too. Out of the blessing to man come the promises. Abram was the type of this, for after he received the blessing of Melchizedek he received the promise of an heir (from Isaac to Christ), and  descendants. (from the 12 tribes of Israel to the body of Christ). Gen.14:19,20 and Gen.15:1,4,5  

In Hebrews 6:19-20 the writer points to a spiritual pearl that enters the most holy place with Christ in the Spiritual Temple:

"This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

What is this hope that enters the Holy place?

It is the faith of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises Heb. 11:12 That is the hope that enters the most holy place. Faith, in connection to the promises, is mentioned again in Hebrews 11:33.

"who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises"

This spiritual temple that has been, and is being built in the earth, leads us to:

The new creation– the new heaven and the new earth, containing:

The New Jerusalem from above

The ultimate Ark of promise,

Our eternal dwelling place.

 

Descriptions in the Three Courts of the Spiritual Temple

There are spiritual descriptions and activities, found throughout the Bible, that abide in these courts. Here are some of them for you to ponder. The first listing refers to the outer court, with the inner and most holy court following. Contributed by John Munns (therapon@yahoo.com).

 

 

Descriptions
 

 

1.

Good / Evil
Clean / Unclean
Holy / Unholy

 

Outer Court
Inner Court
Holy of Holies

2.

Life     Primary or Natural
Life     Soul or Self
Life     Spirit or Eternal

 

Bios….. Outer Court
Psyche….. Inner Court
Zoë….. Holy of Holies

4.

The Word
The Word
The Blood

 

Washed and cleansed by,…Outer Court
Sanctified by….. Inner Court
Purified by….. Holy of Holies

5.

Believe
Know
Know

 

Jesus as Savior…..Outer Court
Jesus as Lord….. Inner Court
Jesus as God….. Holy of Holies

6.

Relation to the Lord
Relation to the Lord
Relation to the Lord

 

Believers…..Outer Court
Faithful Brethren….. Inner Court
Saints……… Holy of Holies

7.

Will of God based on Romans 12:2
Will of God
Will of God

 

Good…..Outer Court  
Acceptable….. Inner Court
Perfect……… Holy of Holies

8.

Closed hand of God
Open Hand of God                                
Ear close to God’s mouth

 

Outer Court

Inner Court

Holy of Holies

9.

Kairos of God
Kairos of God
Kairos of God

 

Hosea 2:16……….Outer Court
Isaiah 11:2………..Inner Court
Psalm 149:6-9….. Holy of Holies

10.

Man in the Image 6754 of God

Man in the Likeness 1823 of God
Man in the Dominion 7287 of God

A representative figure of the Trinity based on Gen.1:26.
The model, shape and manner of the Trinity.
To tread down, to subjugate, to reign over. They rule as the sons of God.

 

Activities
 

 

1.

Unity
Unity
Unity

 

One spirit / One mind
Knitting hearts together
One accord

2.

Ask / Receive based upon Matt,7:7,8
Seek / Find
Knock / Open

 

Outer Court

Inner Court

Holy of Holies

3.

Prayer as the Widow
Prayer as the Bride
Prayer as the Priest

 

Begging…..Outer Court
Hoping……Inner Court
In Faith……Holy of Holies

4.

Service/ Ministry
Service / Ministry
Service / Ministry

Sons of Levi…..Outer Court
Sons of Zadok…..Inner Court
Order of Melchizedek…Holy of Holies

 

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Melchizedek Priesthood

 

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