Tonight is the final night of Shekinah. Start this quiet time by writing down a word, lyric, or phrase that describes what you believe that God is teaching you. What new thing are you learning? What do you see differently?
Last night, we took a closer look at Jesus, God’s shekinah in human form. In Monday’s quiet time we read the following passage. Take a look closer look at this passage:
We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. -2 Corinthians 4:5-6
What does this scripture say about who Jesus is?
What does it say about our response to Jesus?
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; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies. –1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. –Ephesians 2:19-22
These two scriptures talk about the Shekinah, God’s dwelling place, being near and in human bodies, both individually and collectively. Wow! These passages serve as evidence that God is doing something through powerful through the Holy Spirit in both you and the church.
Have you ever thought of yourself as a temple? What do you think it means to be a host to the presence of God like that?
In the Ephesians 2 passage, Paul says that believers are being “built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit”. Have you ever experienced something like this in your group of friends? In your family? Do you have friends and family in your life that you are being built together with?
We can’t wait to see you tonight as we discuss becoming a dwelling place for the Lord.