Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Church, God's Temple

I found this interesting section in the book, Our Lord Prays for His Own. The author, Marcus Rainsford, is speaking about the fact that Jesus Christ is creating for himself a temple composed of his people.

Yes; sinners believing on the Lord Jesus Christ are “living stones,” gathered out of the quarry of nature. They are cemented by the blood of Christ into this building, which, when it is complete, Jehovah Himself shall fill: inhabiting the praises of His people for evermore; revealing to heaven and earth, to angels and men, the sanctuary of God, where He will dwell forever, and rest in His love; communing there with His outward creation; and making known by the church to “the principalities and powers in heavenly places . . . the manifold wisdom of God” (Eph. 3:10). If the Most Holy Place of old was glorious, what think you will be the glory of this sanctuary which the Lord Jesus Christ has anointed? His home of grace and glory; the habitation of the Most High God; furnished with all His fullness; provided with all His graces, defended by His omnipotency; adorned by all His attributes; a praise through all the universe; admired by all creation; a monument of what His love could do; of what His power could do of what His Christ could do – to the praise and the glory of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for ever and ever.

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