September 26, 2018
In the days of Moses, David, and Solomon, God’s tabernacle and temple were built. They received the desire within God’s heart, then they built the tabernacle and temple according to the pattern that God has set. Once they do so, God’s glory descends and filled the place.
The word emphasizes that as believers, we represent God’s temple and tabernacle today. Then, to build His temple accurately, God gives His divine pattern to apostles and prophets.
Surely, many people are appearing as “preachers”, but not all of them have captured the divine pattern that God has set for His church! That’s the reason they couldn’t move in the prophetic-apostolic dimension. Therefore, whether we like it or not, and whether we want it or not, we must reach this discussion: who are we following? Where do we go to church today? Have we experienced the divine pattern of His church for real? Until today, are we merely functioning as “seat heaters”/spectators in a church?
It is crucial for us to connect to a person who is carrying God’s divine pattern for His church! If for so long we are still in a “church” which keeps talking about blessing and success, it means that we are at the wrong place! If we are currently under the tutelage of “priest Eli” (leaders who are living in religiosity and flesh), it shows that the leadership is not pleasing God’s heart!
Keep pursuing God and guard the heart that loves the truth. For it will save us and guide us to find the divine pattern! In His sovereignty, we could connect with the people of the movement. And through His ways, we could connect to them accurately! So, corporately as a spiritual family, we as living stones could be built accurately into the temple of God and the body of Christ!
1 Peter 2:5 (NASB) you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
There is one more thing that we must understand until it roots in our heart. This is the concrete form of God’s glory being poured out in the New Testament church: “we rise up as functioning members of the body of Christ in a local church that has been built accurately.”
Some of us understand God’s glory being poured out merely as His presence that gives ‘goosebumps’, making us feel comfortable and calm. If that’s the case, it shows that our mentality is that of an enjoyer of God’s word & reality, not a doer of the word! Because truly, the presence of God and His word will shape us into doers of His will; we become active and effective in executing Kingdom agenda (Heb 4:12).
I believe, the time has come for the body of Christ to manifest on earth. It will manifest through a congregation who have attained unity of faith, the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ (Eph 4:13)!
The body of Christ – His temple and tabernacle – will play a vital role in transforming this world! (Rev 21, 1 John 5:4) #iLoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus