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To: ventana
Dear One, we are all Tabernacles of the Lord when we receive Him into ourselves by faith. He comes and makes his home with us. Just as the baby Jesus had a home in the womb of a fully human, descended-from-Adam woman, so the King and Conquerer Jesus makes his home in us today!

It was similar with the first Tabernacle, the one that Moses built in the wilderness: The Lord came down as smoke and filled the Temple!

1 Corinthians 6:19 (The teaching of the Apostle Paul):
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?

John 14:16-17 (The words of Jesus Christ):
"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you."

May the Word of God be believed! Our souls may magnify the Lord just as Mary's did, for He has chosen to make our bodies His tent in this wilderness until He establishes New Jerusalem! O! God's peace to Jerusalem!
22 posted on 12/09/2005 1:24:59 PM PST by .30Carbine (God is with us, Immanuel!)
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To: .30Carbine

We are in a relationship with God when we receive him, by his grace, and our faith, yes .30Carbine. But we are not unique, we are not proclaimed by an Archangel, we are not "full of grace" and, though the Holy Spirit resides in us, we offend the temple when we sin, which we do, we are fallen. She was not, nor could she have been by yes, even our own limited logic. It is inconceivable that God would choose as his vessel a vessel that was corrupt. Now, as to temples, yet they may be corrupt, otherwise, why would our Lord have to drive money changers from them? But the tabernacle? No, it must be pure. V's wife.


28 posted on 12/09/2005 4:39:13 PM PST by ventana
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