Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional November 2nd – Building God A House

(Strength And Beauty Are In His Temple)

TO THE BIBLE: Psalm 96:6 TLB
“Honor and majesty surround him; strength and beauty are in his Temple.”

LET’S TALK
David loved God and desired to build Him a magnificent temple. However, the Lord didn’t let him build the temple, because he (David) was a man of war; rather, it was his son, Solomon, whom God chose to eventually build the temple.

Nonetheless, God gave David the designs and instructions for the building, and David made elaborate plans and detailed arrangements for the building of the temple. He laid aside lots of gold and silver to be used in building “God’s house.” Why? The answer is what we read in our opening verse: “…strength and beauty are in His Temple” which we are today (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

1 Peter 1:25 says, “You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:30 says, “For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.” The Church is His body and temple.

So, when Jesus said in Matthew 16:18, “I will build my church,” He was talking about the body of Christ—and that’s you and me and every one of your brothers and sisters in Christ all over the world. But how does He build His church when He’s gone to heaven?

The Bible says, “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12). The word, “edifying” here is “building.” So, the purpose of the five-fold ministry gifts is to build the body of Christ.

He’s building His body through us. As we all commit to soul-winning, leading men and women to Christ in our respective spheres of contact, we’re building God’s powerful superstructure!

Moreover, as a member of that body, it doesn’t matter where you’ve been; you’re being built strong; your faith is growing, and you’re getting stronger by the day! Glory to God!

Go Deeper
Ephesians 2:19-22; Acts 20:32

Pray:
Dear Father, thank you for making me an effective soul winner, building lives with your Word into a magnificent temple, where your glory, majesty and honour can be displayed for the world to see, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
Hebrews 2, Jeremiah 1-2
TWO YEAR
John 9:8-17, 1 Chronicles 2

Act:
Go out today and talk to at least five people about the Lord Jesus. You can start your discussion with your salvation story.

About the author

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.

 

Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.

 

At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.

 

Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.

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