Do you not know that you are My temple? My Spirit resides within you, but now I want to truly live in you.
Therefore, cleanse your temple, and start from the inside and work your way to the outside.
I've said to you, "Man looks on the outward appearance, that which is temporal, and is fading away."
But I, the Lord your God, look at the heart of the person. It is here where the truth of the matter resides.
Within the heart of the individual, I find My light or the enemy's darkness. It is here that I see the spiritual condition, and from here I promote or I demote the physical status in My kingdom.
In the temple that you create for Me, I desire to find first and foremost a regenerated and everlasting spirit that is born from up above.
A spiritual temple that is bought and paid for by the redemptive blood of My Son, Jesus.
I look for a place where My Spirit, Holy Spirit, is welcomed and can freely flow out from.
And where I, your Father, am honored and respected.
I search for the one who is humble in spirit, where love for Me is true and unstained by the world.
It is in this temple that I am free to be Me—full of all power and grace.
You cry out, "Create within me a clean heart." And yes, this is the place to start, but you will have to do your part.
You are the one required to take up your cross daily, die to self and its selfish desires and sinful ways.
And as you take these initial steps, you will find Me right at your side. I will never leave you, I will never forsake you.
It's this temple that I will inhabit, one that is filled with praise. And you can't praise Me in spirit and in truth if you don't truly love Me. And when you truly love Me, the love of the world will vacate the premises, and I will be able to live, not just inhabit, but really live within you, and reveal Myself strong through you.
Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the author of DARE to Believe, Greater Than Magic, The Healing Creed and her new book, The Prophetic and Healing Power of Your Words. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com. You are welcome to click and have a free preview of Chapter 1, or you can click to purchase your copy now.
This article originally appeared at authorbeckydvorak.com.
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