As we go through this journey called life, we encounter many different types of people from many different walks of life with many different types of belief systems intact. As we engage in interactions with them, we learn many new things and are thereby either enhanced by the encounter or something is taken away from us (if we allow it…). One thing is for certain…as believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we may be the only encounter they may have with Him as He lives within us.
We understand that the Bible teaches us that the “glory of this latter house will be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of Hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of Hosts…” (Hag. 2:9). We are “the temple of the God, and the Spirit of God dwelleth in you (us)…” (1 Cor. 3:16) and our “body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you (us), which we have of God…” (1 Cor. 6:19). We are members of the Body of Christ and as a result, His Body has many members throughout the world (1 Cor. 12).
Therefore, being members of the Body of Christ and being the “temple of the Holy Spirit” means that “the latter house” is not fixed in one specific location as we are many throughout the world. Hence, the ‘greater glory’ is being seen throughout the earth as we continue to teach and make new disciples of Christ for the increase of God’s family and the advancement of His Kingdom. We have to make every effort to allow the “glory of the Kingdom” to shine through us in every moment. Because it is only then will others see the Christ in us and be drawn to Him…#thinkonthesethings