Measuring the Temple
Ezekiel 42:19 -
He turned about to the west side, and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.
In SavedByFaith.info although I do send some hard / strong teachings but these are primarily baby food, since they are mostly Gospel. They are like porridge in which taste, texture and hardness are gradually added to build the child.
Please understand giving the Gospel does not mean given the Word. Gospel in Greek 'euaggelion' or 'euaggelizo' means good tiding or good news. It is basically like headlines / intro to the main news.
The Gospel in short is - The promise of God became flesh and has been fulfilled; now the hope of salvation is at hand, only if we believe and accept Him.
When Jesus after resurrection was training Peter to handle His people, besides cancelling the denials of Peter Jesus gave him perfect instructions on this matter.
Jesus told him 3 things (John 21:15-17)
1) Feed my lambs
2) Tend my sheep
3) Feed my sheep
If one reflects on this feeding the lamb means giving the Gospel. When the person accepts the Gospel the person starts maturing and the person's life goes through a great turmoil; the Gospel starts working inside and around. At this time the Lord instructs us not to feed but to take care. At this time love, gentleness, support etc. are more important than hitting the person on the head with a Bible. It is after this stage we need to start teaching the real Word.
Most of the real Word teaching I do only on my other website.
While I was writing one such teaching 'The Heart' on the inner man which we also call soul, the Lord was revealing me amazing things. Like our body has a form and parts, so also our soul has a body having 5 parts with specific roles and the relationship between each other.
The books of Moses the Pentateuch / Torah were orchestrated by the Lord into these 5 books in a specific format. Even the books of Psalms were originally in 5 books, each called according to the books of Moses. The orders, in which the Psalms are put, are in order to the books of Moses.
Book I (Psalms 1-41) called Psalms the Genesis Book
Book II (Psalms 42-72) called Psalms the Exodus book
Book III (Psalms 73-89) called Psalms the Leviticus book
Book IV (Psalms 90-106) called Psalms the Numbers book
Book V (Psalms 107-150) called Psalms the Deuteronomy book
This is the reason why the first Psalm of David is somewhere in the middle and so also is the Psalm of Moses.
God by His wisdom did this to show us the importance He gave to make us understand our inner man.
When I finished written the third part on The Heart I thought it was all over because these revelations swept me off my feet. When I sat down after writing I was given the chapter of today's scripture (Chapters 41 & 42) measuring of the temple. Then I realized it is not over, there is more to come. Today I am writing on the fourth part of the Heart / Inner Man and I have no words to say.
It is just over the imagination of man as to the way God has created us. What we see physically is just the tip of the iceberg. We call man God's wonder creation looking at what we see, imagine what will happen to us when we really know the whole, we will be on all fours before God. What Jesus did like walking on water or transfiguration was not to show off but to give us a demo of what God has created. For Jesus said we will do far greater things.
Our inner man is much more than our physical body, if we take so much care daily of our physical body how much should we be caring for our inner man. We say God is in us when we see the glory of God manifest externally but this glory comes when it is there in our inner man / soul / heart.
If we do not see the glory of God in us, it is time we wake up and taking a measuring instrument and measure our inner man to see if it measures up to the instructions of God.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are an Awesome God. Your wisdom is beyond measures. To let the world know You; You created us in your image. Lord, we pray that man really understand himself and gives glory to You. Lord let them know how important it is to keep our hearts clean and to measure. It is only when we do this will we come to know You...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 Corinthians 3:16-20
16 Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man destroyeth the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man thinketh that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He that taketh the wise in their craftiness:
20 and again, The Lord knoweth the reasonings of the wise, that they are vain.
1 Corinthians 6:15-20
15 Know ye not that your bodies are members of Christ? shall I then take away the members of Christ, and make them members of a harlot? God forbid.
16 Or know ye not that he that is joined to a harlot is one body? for, The twain, saith he, shall become one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
19 Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own;
20 for ye were bought with a price: glorify God therefore in your body.
15 So when they had broken their fast, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
16 He saith to him again a second time, Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Tend my sheep.
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
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