The temple is not only where you submit, pray, praise and worship, it is also where you hear from God. Now I want to go into this with understanding.
There are two kinds of words that you get from God.
You get the Logos - the written Word of God
And you get Rhema - the spoken Word.
When God speaks to you in the written Word, He speaks to your mind.
When God speaks to you the spoken Word, He speaks to your heart by the Holy Spirit.
For you to have full understanding your mind and your heart have to be in agreement.
That’s why it is essential to have the resident Holy Spirit in you if you are to understand the things of God.
Because what you hear in your mind that is of God, the Holy Spirit will confirm in your heart to give you understanding.
It is with understanding that you can utilize the temple you have built.
When a person who has not received Christ reads the Bible or hears God calling them, they receive what has been coined, head knowledge. They hear the logos and sometimes the Rhema, but unless they yield and allow the Holy Spirit to quicken their spirit, they cannot interpret or understand the things of God.
We have a lot of people today interpreting what God is doing and saying, from the perspective of this head knowledge, without the indwelling Holy Spirit.
All of their knowledge, despite how vast or seemingly brilliant goes to the grave with them. They were filled with temporal knowledge, because knowledge doesn’t become eternal until it is sanctified by the Holy Spirit in your temple.
When your mind is filled with the logos of God, (the written Word of God) and your heart is filled with the rhema of God
(The spoken Word by the Holy Spirit), the temple in you, where God resides will become very important to you.
You will purpose in your heart to finish it and keep it pure.
God will speak to you while you are building the temple and make promises that will be kept.
You will dedicate the Temple to God and stay faithful to keep it pure and holy.
You will use it as a house of submission, prayer, praise & worship.
1 Corinthians 3:9
“For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.