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What it means to be the Temple of God
by Bode Ayodele
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This is it! This is what you have been waiting for. Beloved, I am not boasting. What you are about to read could be the most important write up you have ever read in your entire life. It could be all you need to become whatever you desire. It is the secret to the fulfilment of oneís destiny. I am not joking. This is my New Year gift to you for 2012 and if you understand what is hidden in this message you have the master key to life.

If it is so important then why do I want to share it with you? You may ask. Why donít I keep it to myself? Because something tells me that this message is actually meant for you. That for me to be blessed I need to let you have it. And as I do so your testimony of positive change will have a positive impact on my life as well. I have this feeling that this revelation is so important that when I share it with you it will serve as a blessing to me as well. The more it blesses you the more Iíll be a beneficiary. I am not being selfish. I am just being realistic.

What this means is that if you get a new car as a result of this message I will surely get one as well. If it is a house you get by practising itís principles youíll agree that I will also get one. If it blesses others as you teach them you will be blessed and Iíll also be blessed in return. What we believe goes a long way in impacting our lives. Before you begin to exercise what we have here I want you to understand the amazing spill over effect it will have. If you agree with what I have said so far you are then ready to change your life around forever. Yes, forever!

Deal? Deal.

The hidden secret beloved is found in the bible. The bible is full of books and messages that has made it the greatest reference book of all time. It is a book of blessings and curses. A book of warnings and guidance; of encouragement and despair. It is a book of unique revelations. But of all revelations, there is none that is as profound as this one I am about to share with you here. It is found in 1 Corinthians 3:16 which states: Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

This single sentence is loaded with vital information. Firstly it tell us who we are, secondly it tell us where God can be found. Imagine, a great deal of the quest of life for mankind is to understand who they are. Knowing who you are gives you an insight into your destiny and future. Once you know who you are you will know who you are not and can programme your life to reflect your true personality.

Next we are informed where God is. The search for God has been the basis of all religion. Here the bible simply states that God dwells within you.

Beloved combing both revelations together with much faith will have a profound impact upon your life. To start with you are the living temple of God. This means that when people see you they are looking at the dwelling place of God. It means that you and God cannot be separated because he dwells inside of you. That is where he lives. You are His house and place of abode.

Imagine having a huge house. Imagine that the president of your country lives inside this house. Knowing his level of influence will be a source of joy and pride to you. For as long as he lives in your house you will always have access to him. A lot of people will come to your house because of the important person who lives there. This however, is not as profound as being the dwelling place of the Most High God.

If you are the dwelling place of God then beloved it means that when people see you they see God because he lives within you. It means you donít need to go looking for God elsewhere because you know where he lives. It means that you can less rely on other men to tell you what the word of God says since you know that whatever it is the announcement was made from inside of you!

If you understand that God lives within you then you will realise that you are important. Of course you are important if God lives inside of you. You will then understand that you do not need to go run from pillar to place in search of God because you know where he lives.

But is this not really what the bible says? In John 4 Jesus said something that is pregnant with meaning. John 4:23 states: ď Woman, beliveth me the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain nor yet at Jerusalem worship the father. 24 But the hour cometh, and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the father in spirit and in truth for the father seeketh such to worship him.Ē

He said there will come a time that people will not have to go to one mountain or Jerusalem to worship God. Rather he that worships God must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

What this passage clearly means is that why should you go to a particular mountain to look for God when you know that he dwells inside of you. It means that the truth has set you free from running about looking for God because you have seen him once you look at yourself in the mirror!

One is not saying we should no longer go to church, if we so desire. The bible does state that we should not forsake the assembly of one another and iron sharpeneth iron. But we need to realise that we must be build our faith to the point that we know were to locate God, within, and stop believing that he can only be found we move from one assembly to another in search of him.

When you understand this silent point them life will take a new meaning to you and you will live a life without fear.

This means to judge you is to judge God for he lives within you.
It means that you cannot be cursed because God, the progenitor of life, the beginning and the end lives inside you. He cannot
be cast out.

When Jesus told Peter in Mathew 16 that he was going to give him the keys of the Kingdom this is the knowledge that he was passing on. He said: Flesh and blood has not revealed this to you but my father in heaven and this day I give unto you the keys of the kingdom that whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever you shall bind in heaven shall be bound earth. Well, what else do you expect for a person that God lives inside of?

Beloved the truth is:

I can never be poor for God lives inside of me.
I can never be sick for God lives inside of me.
People will always love, seek and bless me when they hear or meet me because God lives inside of me.
I can never be adjudged to have sinned for God lives inside of me and He cannot sin.

If I say I know God, I am not blaspheming. I am just stating that he lives in me so much that I am dead to self and have handed my life over to him to live through me. I have become his temple. He dwells within in and when you see me it is him you are seeing. If you ask is this God that I am looking at when you see me. Is this how God looks like the truth is precisely!

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