Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Lost in the Temple of God

And Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the Lord.” 2 Kings 22:8

At 18 years old king Josiah being zealous for the Lord recognizes that the temple of the Lord had become run down and had not been taken care of many years. There had been 34 kings in Israel and Judah since the Day that King Solomon erected the Temple to the Lord but all but four put the things of God on the back burner. These kings had taken on the ways of the world, full of greed and self-promotion, egotistic behaviors, seeking after perversions and idol worshipers, rather than worshipping God.  And even though they lived in the midst of God’s kingdom on earth, they all miserably failed to walk in the ways of God.  the scripture tells us they did “evil in the sight of the Lord

King “Josiah” because of his love for the Lord had the most difficult time of fixing what had been the failure of many kings and over 470 years of neglect to the temple.So he said to the scribe tell the high priest Hilkiah (whose name means near to God,) that God house is not looking like the house worthy of God, We need to clean it up, you get some contractors in there, and sweep it down, build and  repair, and get it in a way that looks acceptable to God.

And while they were cleaning, and fixing, and building and shining Hilkiah found a book, but not just any book, it was the book of God’s covenant with Israel. Then Hilkiah read it to the scribe,  Shaphan, and told him to take it back and read it to the King, and the words of the book so moved Josiah that revival broke out in all of Judah. 

But the question we should ponder is how did they lose the book of God’s covenant in the temple of God?  But more Importantly, have we lost the book of God covenant in our temple.
The scripture tells us in 1 Corinthians 6:19 that our body is the temple in which God dwells. The scripture says that God has written his law in our hearts, and minds. And it is there that we must find them. However, many of us just like the people of Judah have misplaced the word of God in our lives, we have gotten overwhelmed with the things of this world to the point where we don’t even know where the word of God is.  

Even Christians today have become so preoccupied with the things of this world, so motivated by greed and self-promotion, and egotistic behaviors, passionately seeking after perversions and worshiping our new car, or new house, or anything that we can attain, rather than worshipping God, that we are no longer a peculiar people, that God requires us to be. In fact, if seen by the outside world, we would look more like the evil kings, than the good kings. For though we claim to have Jesus as Lord we still do that which seemed right in our own eyes

Even though everyone claims to want a revival in this world, it seems like there is no revival forthcoming. And the main reason is that we are seeking a revival of the outside world when we must first have a revival in our own temple; before there will be a restoration o FireSpeaksf God’s kingdom we have got to find the lost book of our own temple.

Your Brother in Christ
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