There is a household of God that may very well go unnoticed if not ever spoken about.While the knowledge of it is found only through faith and the holy spirit and is a church of a spiritual nature which Jesus taught about.When the Jews had their temple overturned of the moneychangers by Jesus a clear picture was given to them of the one Jesus would build in three days as He was speaking of when He would rise from the grave and the temple of His body would be built!(John 2:18-22). 18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?21 But he spake of the temple of his body.22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
It started with Jesus resurrection that the spiritual house of which He is the chief cornerstone,and we the people through the holy spirit are as living stones the temple (1 Peter 2:4-10), 4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. (1 Corinthians 3:16-17). 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
Even though at one time the sacrifice of animals was allowed to purge the sins of the people,God saw to it that the sacrifice of His only begotten son would be for the remission of sins as well as build a sufficient spiritual house and body of believers that would form His church that was not limited by four walls but a church of God He has purchased with His shed blood!(Acts 20:28), 28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. (Acts 7:48-50). 48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?50 Hath not my hand made all these things?
The greatest sacrifice has now been made on behalf of us all by Jesus who is our high priest and is ordained by God!(Hebrews 10:5-17).
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