Consider Your Ways, Saints! #2

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

“I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies” (Psalm 119:59 KJV).

Oftentimes, the Christian is apathetic to JEHOVAH’S desire to build a temple… using him….

Today, in the Dispensation of Grace, the Apostle Paul affirmed: “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands (Acts 17:24). It is scripturally incorrect to call any church building “God’s house.” However, God the Holy Spirit has chosen a special place to manifest Himself.

Paul asked the Corinthian Christians in 1 Corinthians 3:16, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” And again, “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you…?” (1 Corinthians 6:19). Like many professing Christians today, they evidently did not know where the Spirit of God lived! Paul affirmed in 2 Timothy 1:14, “the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.” Once more, “for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people” (2 Corinthians 6:16).

Man has access to the God of the Bible via two methods: he can study the Holy Bible for himself and believe it, or he can find a Christian (whom the Holy Ghost indwells). Note that the term “Christian” is not a reference to one who has a particular denominational membership, or who has participated in rites, rituals, ceremonies, et cetera. The Bible’s definition of the term “Christian” is one who “believes in Jesus” without works (Romans 3:26-28), one who trusts alone in the Gospel of the Grace of God, how that Christ died for our sins, He was buried, and He was raised again the third day, as sufficient payment for their sins (1 Corinthians 15:3,4; cf. Romans 4:24,25).

The Holy Ghost then comes to live inside that person, that Christian, thus making a temple for God Almighty to live in and manifest His life to the world….

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Christian ambassador (Shawn Brasseaux)

Grace and peace! What a privilege to be an ambassador for the risen Christ here on WordPress! I am a Pauline dispensationalist Christian saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus plus nothing! My goal is to "have all men saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:3,4). I seek to preach Jesus Christ crucified for our sins, buried, and raised again for our justification as the only way to salvation. Also, I seek to edify and perfect the saints using dispensational Bible study and the Authorized Version King James Bible!

3 thoughts on “Consider Your Ways, Saints! #2”

  1. YES, I agree. But why can’t I hear his voice? How is one “LED BY THE SPIRIT?” I read the scripture, I know His words. I have a sinful nature, but I thought when I died with Christ, and killed the old man, that I am a NEW creation/creature. I know I am not the same as I used to be, and I don’t like the same thaing

  2. I know I am not the same as I used to be, and I don’t like the same things that I used to like. But sometimes I do the same old things that I used to do for a while; which, really doesn’t make me happy. I just can’t kill that old sin nature? why?
    Why don’t I hear an audible voice? and why do some people say that they DO hear a voice?

    1. Hello Myra. These are all basic questions which are answered in the book of Romans, the most basic Bible book for this the Dispensation of Grace. What I suggest is that you read the book of Romans about five times, and pay extra close attention to Romans chapters 6-8. These three chapters are particularly helpful regarding the issue of flesh-walking versus walking after the Spirit of God. Once you’ve read through the book of Romans five times, please notify me and then we can proceed from there.
      -in Christ, Shawn

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