Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Of Temporal Temples

The Thing to remember
while we are in this world
(but not of) is not only who, but what we are!
We are His temple, bought with a price!

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, 
who is in you, whom you have received from God? 
You are not your own;
you were bought at a price. 
Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Temporal temple this, tormented though it be 
The enemies of Righteousness cannot thwart ‘Christ in me’ 
The dwelling place of Hope chose frames of skin and bone 
As Faith receives the Holy Spirit; we are not our own 
Then, when the way seems dark and troubled waters roll 
Let His Spirit (whose temple now we are) our hearts console 

The merit of a man is nothing without He 
To Whom each knee will bow when we don immortality 
Holy, holy, the trek from cradle to the grave 
Where Time is but the speck before we meet Mighty to Save 
And temples temporal put on forever evermore 
The Immortality of He whose temple now we are 

© Janet Martin 

2 Cor. 4:16
Therefore we do not lose heart. 
Though outwardly we are wasting away, 
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

John 17:20-23

Jesus Prays for All Believers

20 “My prayer is not for them alone.
 I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 
21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. 
May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 
22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 
23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. 
Then the world will know that you sent me 
and have loved them even as you have loved me.

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