Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What Happened the Monday After Palm Sunday?

by Dr. Paul M. Elliott, President, Teaching The Word Ministries

"...Jesus cleansed the Temple. He made it a fit place for prayer and worship. Then He taught in the Temple once He had cleansed it. Once there was the proper setting, once Jesus had removed the distractions of the marketplace and the money-changing, the people could listen attentively to Him.

You Are God's New Covenant Temple

The same is true for us as believers today. God no longer lives among His people in the Old Covenant tabernacle or temple made with hands, above the mercy seat. Jesus Christ has come. He has died. He has risen. He has gone into the Holy Place in Heaven once for all, and placed His own blood upon the Heavenly mercy seat of which the tabernacle's mercy seat was only a type. The New Covenant is now in effect.

And Jesus Christ is no longer on earth in the flesh. He said to His disciples, I am going back to Heaven, but I will not leave you comfortless. I will send another like Myself, God the Holy Spirit. He will live in you. This Temple, this physical edifice, will soon be destroyed. Instead, you will be My temple. You will be the temple of the Holy Spirit, and He will teach you all truth.

2 comments:

  1. I believe that the new covenant from Jeremiah, is for the Jewish people, they receive all the benefits from all the unconditional covenants, both physical and spiritual, us born again Chrisitans receive the spiritual blessings. The Law is gone and we now have Jesus commandments to obey.
    But praise God what a saviour we have

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  2. The law is not gone, Jesus fulfilled the law. We cannot in our weak flesh keep the law, so he kept it for us. (Matthew 5:17) For the life we now live, yet not I but Christ liveth in me and the life I now live , I live through Jesus Christ.(Galatians 2:20) There is no respect of persons with God(Romans 2:1-29) We are all one in Christ, Jew and Gentile.(Galatians 3:26-29)

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