It is time we begin to revere the Holy Temple. In the Old Testament, the temple was a place of reverence. It was the dwelling place where God chose to make evident His presence and power in a special way. Priests were the only ones allowed to enter into the outer rooms. For these priests, their journey ended there. To enter into the Holy of Holies, the most sacred room within the temple, the High Priests were the only ones allowed inside. In addition, they were only allowed to enter once a year on the Day of Atonement. As if this were not enough, if the High Priest entered the inner room without wearing the proper clothing God had specified (Exodus 28), he would die. This is both glorious and extremely intimidating all at the same time! This was a place where the fear of the Lord was very real- a place that exemplified holiness. If anything were not of God, it wouldn’t last a second past those gates. I am explaining these things in hopes that the weight would carry over to what is now: “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?” 1 Corinthians 6:19 . How incredible it is that our bodies our now temples of the Holy Spirit! This is both a great encouragement and a sober reminder that we house the living God. Again, WE HOUSE THE LIVING GOD! We need to come to a place of reverence regarding the Holy temple. We cannot allow to be overtaken by what is not of God. In Ezekiel 44:8 the Lord said to him “Instead of carrying out your duty in regard to my holy things, you put others in charge of my sanctuary” . Many times we’ve granted ‘others’ charge over His sanctuary. Instead of carrying out the things of God, we’ve given ‘foreigners’ authority of what is rightfully His. Whether we are harboring unforgiveness or lust, these things must come to an end. We cannot afford anger to be in charge of His sanctuary any longer. Discouragement can no longer be a guest speaker in His temple. We must walk in confidence knowing that through the knowledge of Him, God has given us everything we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). Let us hold on to this promise and continue to expand our knowledge of Him, through word and prayer, so that we may be able to live out fully the godly life in store for us! It is God who sustains us, if we allow it.