Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Bits and Pieces: The Church As the Dwelling of God

"...in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit," (Ephesians 2:22).

* Paul presents one of the key differences in the ministry of the Holy Spirit since the day of Pentecost. Before that pivotal point in time, the Holy Spirit would come upon people to take up temporary residence. In this age, He permanently indwells the Christian, thus making him a dwelling of God.

* One of the more amazing truths of Scripture is presented here--- that at the time of salvation, God the Holy Spirit makes the believer's body His dwelling place. And what's more, His presence is promised to be permanent.

* At the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit began His ministry of permanently indwelling believers. As the dwelling of God, the church incarnates the life of Christ on the earth. Oh, that we would live in such a way that is worthy of the God whose dwelling we are.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Happy Pentecost!