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This is Christina Farris coming live from turtle30cshell.
com home. Today’s message is concerning God‘s
House The temple of God for believer is Jesus Jesus
living within their heart. Jesus being the word of God.
The Word of God is hidden in the heart of every believer
and the outward sign is a holy life. None of us are
perfect. We each are imperfect. However God through
His word wants to purify our life.
Today’s scripture passage is taken from John 2 starting
at verse 12 and reading to verse 23.
John 2:12-23 KJV
(12) After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his
mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they
continued there not many days.
(13) And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus
went up to Jerusalem,
(14) And found in the temple those that sold oxen and
sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
(15) And when he had made a scourge of small cords,
he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and
the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and
overthrew the tables;
(16) And said unto them that sold doves, Take these
things hence; make not my Father's house an house of
(17) And his disciples remembered that it was written,
The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
(18) Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What
sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these
(19) Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this
temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
(20) Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this
temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
(21) But he spake of the temple of his body.
(22) When therefore he was risen from the dead, his
disciples remembered that he had said this unto them;
and they believed the scripture, and the word which
Jesus had said.
(23) Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in
the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw
the miracles which he did.
This passage is about cleaning of the money changers
out of the temple of God. The temple of God had become
corrupt by those selling within the house of God. Selling
within the temple is much like us spiritually who sell our
time, heart, our mind to things that are not pure, or holy
unto God. We often house within ourselves the impurity
of the world within, however our action need to be holy
unto God and demonstrated to the world of our faith in
The temple of God in this passage had caused Jesus to
be so angry He turned the tables in the temple over. This
in the spiritual context explains how Jesus desires to
cleanse us and turn our sin out of our life if we will allow
Him to do so. However it also symbolizes what was fixing
to happen to Jesus in a few years. Jesus said “Destroy
this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.“ Jesus
said this to symbolize his death for His body was not
only the House of God but God in the flesh. Man would
kill his body and in three days rise again. The Temple of
God was being destroyed and it was being destroyed by
a lack of knowledge of the Word of God. Jesus
symbolizing the Word of God would outwardly show the
destruction of the Word through His death and
resurrection. Yet by the Word coming forth the temple of
God was able to be rebuilt. Yes Christ came to die for
our sins. Yet it is through the death and burial process
of Christ that an our sins die. He represented the sins of
the world how it must be destroyed. Then by raising to
life how the Word when brought forth rises again in the
world. It is a continual process. The Word of God must
be taken out in order for it to grow again a new in people’
s life. It is because individuals begin to ignore the word
of God, desiring to do what feels good to them and
caring little how it effects themselves, those around
them or even the world. The word of God is about truth.
People exchange the Word of God for lies of the devil.
Lies being the very thing that destroys the church.
Destroy the world for that matter. Confusion, trouble and
chaos of not following God’s laws. Not following society
rules. The corruption we see in this world needs to be
changed for truth, but it is a slow process, like bread
making. Yeast has to be kneaded into the dough and rest
to raise to produce a good loaf of bread. Yeast can be
like sin. Yeast being kneaded in to the bread only to
destroy a loaf that was suppose to be made without
yeast. Demonstrating the unpurifying of a believer in
God. The process of the Word of God being kneaded
into each generation of people. It takes time for God’s
word to penetrate the lives and hearts of all mankind, but
when the process begins it is instant. It begins with
repented man, desiring to live for God, to receive
forgiveness of sin and a desire to get rid of sin or the
turning away from sin.
Do you desire Jesus to purify you? Get into the word of
God and ask Jesus to be your Savior. The Word of God
being the life giving power of change in the heart and
mind of a believer. Allow Jesus to turn your sin out of
your life, not only through your turning away, but
replacing it with the truth of the Word of God. When one
looks to Jesus for salvation, one is looking more then
just at the cross but what it represents. To what is
establishing truth between all groups of people that are
believers in God. Some perhaps grasp this process with
out knowing the name Jesus. Yet the guarantee is
Jesus said no man cometh to the Father, but by me.
Have you come to God through His Word. Through the
demonstration of His Word dying and coming back to life
through the cross. Believe in Jesus, which is the Spirit of
prophesy, knowing we are saved by God’s grace for
mankind and it not within ourselves to save ourselves,
but by the power and the grace given to us by the Holy
Spirit living in our hearts coming forth in our actions and
Dear Heavenly Father thank you for the grace you give
all mankind through your precious Word being
demonstrated for us through your power and spoken to
the believer through prophesy. Yet received in our
hearts. In Jesus precious name, Amen.