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by Benjamin Munsell on May 19, 2018
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And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, Luke 21:5. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man DEFILE THE TEMPLE OF GOD, HIM SHALL GOD DESTROY; for the temple of God is holy, WHICH TEMPLE YE ARE. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17. {Thayer's Definition of "Defile"; to corrupt, to destroy. In the opinion of the Jews, the temple was corrupted or "destroyed" when anyone defiled or in the slightest degree damaged anything in it, or if its guardians neglected their duties. To lead away a Christian church from that state of knowledge and holiness in which it ought to abide. To be destroyed, to perish, in an ethical sense, to corrupt, depraved}. Again, remember, there is a "Learning curve" here in this Christian Walk. A Real Christian, A True Believer, has the Holy Spirit living inside him and one of the "jobs" of the Holy Spirit is to cleanse the Temple of filth, trash, and sin. Yes, you came to Christ and got "Saved", and with you came all your sinful luggage. To come to Christ means you are immediately Forgiven of ALL your sins, but to walk with Christ requires you to willingly shed sinful habits and attitudes, AS THE HOLY SPIRIT DIRECTS, and Grow in Holiness, Righteousness, and Purity. This is, "Cleansing the Temple". If you are a reasonably Mature Believer, YOU WILL desire to have the Holy Spirit clean you up. IF YOU HAVE NO DESIRE FOR ANY HOLINESS AND ITS FRUITS, you're just a dead man walking. God can use a donkey to preach a GOoD sermon, and He'll use sinners to preach His Word too. His Word Preached won't return void, EVEN IF THE PREACHER IS VOID OF HIS WORD. Are you Truly the Temple of the Holy Spirit, YOU decide. The Holy Spirit WILL change your Life and all will see. Be found Full of the Holy Ghost Growing in Purity, not devoid of the Holy Ghost still walking in Sin. "Preaching" goats are still heading for Hell. Test yourself, talk to the Lord, and, Be Blessed.
 
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