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This week for our reading in: the Desire of Ages;
we shall read the following chapter..
16. In His Temple
I pray that God may Bless your time with Him,
as you come to read these inspired writings
🎓 Thus was taught the lesson that wherever God manifests His presence, the place is holy. The precincts of God’s temple should have been regarded as sacred. But in the strife for gain, all this was lost sight of. DA 155.4
This statement stood out boldly in this week's chapter; and another chapter filled with grand lessons for us it was!
My fave quote from the sixteenth chapter: In His Temple..
📚 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” 1 Cor 3:16,17. No man can of himself cast out the evil throng that have taken possession of the heart. Only Christ can cleanse the soul temple. But He will not force an entrance. He comes not into the heart as to the temple of old; but He says, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him.” Rev 3:20. He will come, not for one day merely; for He says, “I will dwell in them, and walk in them; ..and they shall be My people.” “He will subdue our iniquities; and Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” 2 Cor 6:16; Mic 7:19. His presence will cleanse and sanctify the soul, so that it may be a holy temple unto the Lord, and “an habitation of God through the Spirit.” Eph 2:21, 22. DA 161.2
I like this quote for its equational nature 🔢
If we don't see this ☞ "His presence will cleanse and sanctify the soul"..
..it's cause He still sees this 🚪 "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock"
We need to invite God *into* our hearts 💗
We need to accept the working of His perfecting grace
He won't force himself in.. #ThatsMyKing 👑 #AMEN
Look forward to hearing your favourite quotes!
the Desire of Ages
After the Bible, this book has been the most important book to getting close to Christ. You will absolutely get chills reading this book on the life of Christ, and you WILL have a deeper relationship with our Saviour!