For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.

2 Chronicles 7: 16

 

Then it was a building. In those ancient times it was a beautiful, magnificent, and breathtaking work of craftsmanship by the best builders that could be found. Then it was a place where God could be found when people chose to seek Him. It provided a sanctuary from the evil that consumed the world. In those days, we needed to pay an ongoing price to draw near to our God, for all that we had to offer was perishable and temporary. The wages that we could earn from the spiritual labor of life were still measured out in relationship to the work of following the Law.

 

Now the temple of God is as near as our hands and as personal as our faces. Now the craftsmanship is perfect, for the singular workman is the Creator of all. Now the sanctuary is resident in our hearts, and the Spirit of God wraps us in His loving arms of protection and grace. Christ has paid the price for each of us. He has transformed the veil of separation into a door of access. The world will never return to its state of Satanic ownership, and the end of his days of false rule is coming fast.

 

Today, we have the permanent presence of the God of Creation, the Lord of the universe, and He is the savior of our souls and the redeemer of our lives. God has chosen and He consecrates His beloved children, you and I, as His permanent house of blessing. Christ came out of the splendor of heaven to bring its glory to us, and He left His Spirit with and in us in order to do the work of transforming us into a race that is committed to His holy and righteous way. So, let the blessings of the Lord fill your heart with His love and allow that love to fill your world with His presence.