Last updated on September 20, 2021
What is the temple of God?
The temple of God that is in the city of Jerusalem, located in the modern-day nation of Israel is the man-made temple of God. It is not what I’m talking about here. There are passages in the Bible that refer to the spiritual temple of God. My insight into this spiritual temple of God is what I want to share with you here instead.
The following verses tell us:
1 Corinthians 3:16 “Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple, and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 17If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.”
So, according to this verse, God wants us to understand, that the believers in God are considered the temple Of God. This is a very important concept to understand because it has something to do with God’s will for us for both the lives we are living in our physical bodies now and in the afterlife, in the spirit, in our spiritual bodies for eternity.
Apostle Paul in Ephesians 2:19 said, “Therefore you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens of the saints and members of God’s household, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone. 21In Him the whole building is fitted together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22And in Him you too are being built together into a dwelling place for God in His Spirit.“
The Multitude In The Temple Of God
Apostle John asked about his vision of “the multitudes” who made it to heaven.
Revelation 7:14, ..“These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15For this reason, ‘They are before the throne of God and serve Him day and night in His temple; and the One seated on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them.
This is a very insightful verse because it tells us the things the people who made it to heaven will be doing when they get there. That is, they will serve God in the “temple of God”. Meaning, people who made it to heaven will minister to the believers (God’s Temple) who will be living on earth in those days.
The temple of God is a spiritual temple. It is made of people whom God considers as living stones.
There are those who have passed away and are now helping build’s temple in the heavenly realm.
There is so much more to cover. I will expand more on this topic in the future, God willing. I hope that the Holy Spirit guided your understanding. May God bless you!