From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those that are being built up into the end time house…
. to continue on with the posts from July 7th, and July 8th, 2015.
. 1Corinthians 3:16. know ye not that YOU are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in YOU?
. 1Corinthians 6:19. What? know ye not that YOUR BODY is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and ye are not your own?
. the tabernacle of Moses, Solomon’s Temple, and Herod’s temple, had basically the same three sections. the outer court, the holy place, and the most holy place. the ark of His presence was in there.
. we have, as the temple of God, those same three sections. body, soul, and spirit. our body corresponds with the outer court. our soul corresponds with the holy place. our spirit corresponds with the most holy place.
. in the tabernacle and in Solomon’s Temple, the most holy place could not be entered into, except by the High Priest, once a year. after much cleansing.
. when Jesus died, the vail, going in to the most holy place, was rent! from top to bottom! we can go in there now! with no fear! on the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Ghost came, His will was for His Spirit, the ark of His presence, to dwell within us. within our spirit. that is why He told the woman at the well, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” this is the lesson of the tabernacle of David! WE can go in there now! WE can go in there now! right into His presence! to worship Him!
. there is a PATTERN for worship now, just like there was a PATTERN for worship in the tabernacle and in Solomons Temple. it is the PATTERN that God gave Moses in the mount. the PATTERN for the temple made with hands is the same PATTERN for the temple not made with hands. there is only one PATTERN. God has never changed His PATTERN for worship. the early ekklesia worshipped according to the PATTERN that God gave Moses in the mount. Daniel worshipped according to the PATTERN that God gave Moses in the mount. the worship in the 7th day house in Ezekiel is according to the PATTERN that God gave Moses in the mount. in the book of Revelation we again see the worship according to the PATTERN that God gave Moses in the mount.
. the pattern of worship starts with this: we don’t just run into His presence haphazardly. there is a laver first. for washing. in order to STAND before Him, in His presence, and minister to Him, to worship Him, we cleanse ourselves, body, soul, and spirit, by the blood of Jesus, by the water of the Word, by faith. first. then we present our bodies, and all of our faculties, (our minds, our wills, our emotions, our desires, our abilities, our souls), as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to Him, which is our reasonable service (worship). Psalm 100:4: with our bodies cleansed by the blood of Jesus, by the water of the Word, by faith, we enter into His gates with thanksgiving. with our souls cleansed by the blood of Jesus, by the water of the Word, by faith, we enter His courts with praise. with our spirits cleansed by the blood of Jesus, by the water of the Word, by faith, we worship Him there in the secret place, the most holy place, in spirit and in truth.