2 Chronicles 7:1 When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down
from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and sacrifices; and the glory of
the Lord filled the temple…..

God cherishes temple so
much, to the extent that, even when the children of Israel were in the
wilderness; He commanded Moses to build a tabernacle for Him. When the Lord
gave Moses the vision of the tabernacle and the vision of the ark in Exodus
25:14….You shall put poles into the rings on the sides of the ark; that the ark
may be carried….The Lord made them to understand that the ark must be carried,
so that they can move from one place to another, according to the divine signal
of God. Whenever the cloud rested on the tabernacle the children of Israel with
remain; whenever the cloud departs, the children of Israel will move to
wherever the cloud rested. God cherishes temple because that is the dwelling
place of God. Psalm 24:3-5….Who may ascend into the hill of God or who may
stand in His holy place? Verse 4, He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who
has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully; He shall receive
blessing from the Lord…….

When Jesus came and was
crucified; His resurrection has now transferred the tabernacle into our body; our
heart, our body has become the tabernacle of God; has become the temple of God.
It means that in the old temple, that God commanded Moses to build is where the
glory of God dwelled, that is where God moved. When Solomon built the temple,
the Ark of the Covenant was placed upon the temple, and Solomon sang in 2
Chronicles 5:13-14….God is good for His mercy endures forever……In verse,
14….the cloud filled the temple and the glory of the Lord filled the house of
God, and the priest could not continue ministering. 2 Chronicles 7:1-2…. When
Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt
offering and sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the temple……That
glory, the Lord filled the outer temple, which is the same glory He wants to
fill our whole body; that our body will carry fire and the glory of God. The moment we are sanctified
and concentrated, our body has turned to holy temple of God, whatever we decree
shall be established; when we bind it shall be bound, whatever we loose it
shall be loosed
. When we
decree a thing it shall be established because every power the Lord invested
into the temple in the time of Moses, the same power He has invested upon us;
because our body is now the temple of the Holy Spirit.

 In the olden days you have to go to the church
before you call onto God, the children of Israel always observe the Sabbath day
in their house, but they will come to the temple and it is the priest that will
pray for them, and that was the custom. Now, God said you do not have to wait
till you get to the temple and making your body to become the temple of God.
And so far we cannot shift the church and shift the temple into everywhere we
are going, but you can shift your body to everywhere you are going. You can
have authority over the demon, the devil, and over all forces of darkness
because you are the temple of God. All the things that happened in the temple
the olden days is the same thing that is happening in your life; the moment you
are converted as the temple of the holy spirit, you are the temple of the holy
spirit. The temple does not depend on anything; the temple depended on God
because the glory of the Lord dwells on that temple. You have reached a level
that you do not need to depend on anybody, you need to depend solely on God;
and that is why Jesus Christ said to Peter in Matthew 16:18-19….I say to you
that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of
Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom
of heaven….. It is only in the altar of God that you can bind and loose, so
when you become the altar of God; you can bind and you can loose; you can
decree and it shall be established. When Jesus said “whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven” it means that heaven
will hear us whenever we crawl on to Him;
it means that heaven will do exactly what we have
commanded it to do. Praise the name of the Lord…..

The bible said “do you
not know that you are the temple of God?” if you are the temple of God, it
means that you are the oracle of God. Everyone go to the oracle and they
worship the oracle, which is not God. But when you become the oracle of God; it
means that the power of God is invested upon you; it means that the authority
of God is invested upon you. Luke 10:19……Behold I give you authority to trample
on serpents and scorpions……who can trample upon the serpent that the serpent
will not bite him; but when you trample upon the serpent, because the power of
God is upon you, the serpent will die. You do not need to use any rod to kill
the serpent, but when you trample upon it, it dies, when you trample upon a
scorpion it dies; and the bible says “over all powers of darkness, and nothing
shall by any means hurt you.” When you have become the temple of God, you carry
the glory of God; you carry the power of God; you carry the authority of God;
and if there is no one that can challenge the altar of God, no one can
challenge you. Whoever challenges you, challenges you to his/her own
destruction, because you are carrying the glory of God. God is bringing our
awareness to who we are in His kingdom; what God says we are is what we are,
not what people say we are.

God says “we are His
temple”; it does not matter what people say about you. Proverbs 19:21…..There
are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless, the Lord’s counsel—that will
stand. What God says you are is what you are, not what people say that you are.
People cannot say good things about you, but God says good things about you. 1
Corinthians 3:9…..For we are God’s fellow worker; you are God’s field, you are God’s
building. We have to believe in what God says and not what people,
philosophers, or scientists say. The truth can only be found in Christ, Roman
3:4…..Let God be true but every man a liar…. There is no truth in man but there
is truth in God; so what God says is what we are going to believe. John
17:17….Sanctify them with your truth; your word is truth. Philippians 4:8…..Finally,
brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things
are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things
are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything
praiseworthy—meditate on these things. It means that whatever things are true,
the only thing that is true are the words of God; only the word of God is
noble; only the word of God is just, lovely, and of good report. God said “fear
not, I am with you”; so God is full of good report. Praise the name of the
Lord….. When we acknowledge that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit; we need
to understand the things in that temple. In the olden days, the ark of the
covenant is in the temple 2 Chronicles 5:10…Nothing was in the ark except the
two tablets which Moses put there at Horeb, when the Lord made a covenant with
the children of Israel…. They contained the Ten Commandments, so when we
understand and realize that we are the temple of Holy Spirit; it means that the
word of God will dwell in our lives. Colossians 3:16….Let the word of Christ
dwell in you richly in all wisdom….. That you will not lack; God wants us to
understand that everything will come to pass, but the word of God will remain
forever. Isaiah 40:6-8…..Cry out! And he said, “what shall I cry?” all flesh is
grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass
withers, the flower fades because the breath of the Lord blows on it; surely
people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades but the word of God
endures forever.

There is nothing that
last than the word of God; there is nothing that stands forever, than the word
of God. Matthew 24:35…..Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by
no means pass away. Isaiah 55:11….My word shall accomplish that which I have
sent it to do; my word will not return back to me void….The word of the Lord
can never fail. When we are the temple of the Holy Spirit, it means that His
word is dwelling in us. When we enter into any situation, we will let that
situation hear that it is written,
whatever is written can never be wiped off. When the devil spoke to Jesus
Christ; Luke 4:3-11.….If you are the son of God, command this stone to become
bread. Jesus answered Him saying “it is written, Man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every word of God.” Then the devil took Him to the high mountain……
It is written that you shall worship the Lord your God and only Him shall you
worship. It is only God that you will serve. Psalm 91:11-12…. it shall give His
angels charge over, for in their hand they shall bear you up lest you dash your
foot against the stone. And Jesus Christ did not change His word for He said
“get behind me Satan for it is written, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.”
In verse 13, the devil left Jesus Christ until an opportune time. The devil
departed because he could stand against and could not resist the word of God.
The word of God cannot be resisted; Acts 6:7…..The word of the Lord spread and
a great number of the priests were obedient to the faith. Acts 19:19-20…..They
destroyed all those books of magic; in verse 20; the word of the Lord grew
mightily and prevailed. Acts 12:24….The word of God grew and multiplied. The
word of the Lord will always prevail over every situation; over every
circumstance, storm, turbulence, over every trouble of our lives. The word of
the Lord prevails and it shall prevail in the name of Jesus Christ….. If we are
the temple of the Holy Spirit, it does not cost us money but only
sanctification of our spirit, consecration of our soul. Proverbs 16:7….When a
man’s ways please the Lord; He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
There is no enemy that can stand against us, because when our life pleases God;
when our way pleases God, all your enemies He will subdue them under you. God
subdued all the enemies of David under him; and that is why in Psalm
144:1….Blessed be the Lord my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers
for battle. He is the one who trained him; Gideon with 300 people faced about a
million soldiers of the Midianites, they came back without any injuries or
casualties. Psalm 104:4…..He makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of
fire. That is what you have become; and fire is a respecter of nobody; remember
you are the temple of the Holy Spirit. You are the one God wants to use; do you
know that angels do not preach? That is reason why the angel who visited
Cornelius in Acts 10 from verse 1, could be able to tell him to send for Peter;
that he is the one that is going to tell you what to do. So the preaching of
the kingdom of God is not onto the angel no matter how holy they are, it is
unto us. We are the express image of God; we are the temple of the Holy Spirit;
in the temple of the Holy Spirit, there was power in the beginning, and there
is still power; and that power is still working till today. You are the temple
of the Holy Spirit, and the power of the Lord is in you.

I want you to understand
that what God did is to lower His standard because He is God, we are clay.  Psalm 8:3-4….when I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you have ordained, what
is that man you are mindful of him, the son of man that you visit him? Who are
we? We are the temple of the Holy Spirit; we do not need to go to the shrine;
we do not need to look for another temple; what you are looking for is you. God
said “you are my temple, you are my oracle; you are the temple of the Holy
Spirit; you are the temple of God.” The problem is that we do not exercise that
authority of God; Psalm 105:14-15…. He permitted no one to do them wrong; yes
He rebuked kings for their sakes, saying “touch not my anointed and do my
prophets no harm.” You will remain untouchable because the spirit of the Lord
is upon you; you have the spirit of the Lord. God wants you to stand against
all the works of the devil. You do not know what is in you; you do not know
what you carry. Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world; he
that is in you the devil cannot stand against Him. The witches and wizard power
cannot stand against Him; the power of darkness cannot stand against Him
because greater is He; He is greater than everything; mightier than the
mightiest; bigger than the biggest; the power that swallows power; the power
that terminates power; the power that consumes power; the power that erases
power; the power that destroys power; the power that terminates power; the
power that can never fail; the power that can never be caged; that is the power
of our Lord Jesus Christ; let somebody shout ALELUIA………  Until you realize who you are, you will
continue to be enslaved by the devil.

Romans 8:15….You did not
receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the spirit
of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” You have received the spirit of
God, not the spirit of fear; no more fear. 2 Timothy 1:7….God has not given us
a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Attack anything
that is attacking you; stand against whatever is standing against you. When you
come to Jesus Christ, you say “I give my life to Jesus”; when you give your
life to Jesus Christ; the Lord enters into you, and moves you to enter Him; it
is only God that can do it. Colossians 3:3…..For you died, and your life is
hidden with Christ in God. Who can battle with the Lord? Fear not because your
God is with you. Galatians 2:20…. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no
longer I who live, but Christ live in me; and the life which I now live in the
flesh I live by faith in the son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. When
you are the temple of the Holy Spirit; you are better than the priest of the
shrine because you are carrying the glory of God. The bible made us understand that
whoever defiles
the temple of God; God will destroy him
. Do you know how painful it is, after God had entered us, we now use
that body to commit sin?

The things that must not be in the temple of

Sin must not be in the temple of God: God will be so angry and dwelling in you;
and doing everything for you. Prophet Nathan told David; he said by this you
are giving an occasion for the enemies of God to blaspheme the child who is
also born to you shall surely die…..2 Samuel 12:14. God has the record of
everybody in His hand. God wants you to be very careful; He said “you are the
temple of the Holy Spirit, and that the spirit of the Lord dwells in you.” See how
Prophet Nathan spoke to David when he defiled himself; 2 Samuel 12:9-14….Why have
you despised the commandment of the Lord to do evil in His sight? You have
killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword….. And the Lord killed that child. Hebrews
10: 31….It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Christians,
this is the time to rise; the Lord was so angry with David. 1 Corinthians 3:21….
Therefore let no one boast in men for all things are yours. What will make you
defile yourself; is it because you do not have some things that will make you
to worship other gods? God said “all things are yours; all things belongs to us”
God can never lie He said “He will give us the riches of the gentiles.” I Corinthians
6:9-13 & 19…..Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the
kingdom of God? Do not be deceived neither fornicators nor idolaters, nor
adulterers, nor…… in verse 12…..All things are lawful for me, but all things
are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under
the power of any.  Verse 13….Food for the
stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them…… We
need to understand that God dwells in us; whenever anything wants to come into
us, we should learn how to say no to Satan; because we are carrying the glory
of God; God wants to beautify your life; God wants to do something glorious for
you; God wants to bless you.  Verse 19…..Or
do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you,
whom you have from God, and you are not your own. This body belongs to Christ;
whatever God says, that is what you are going to do. It does not take God one
minute to elevate us; what it takes to get to your destiny cannot be compared
to what it will take you to maintain it. When we cannot be watchful and we
cannot be prayerful we may enter into temptation according to Matthew 26:41…. Watch
and pray, lest you enter into to temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but
the flesh is weak.


must not be in your body: God did not create your body for sickness.  Exodus 15:26….For I am the Lord who heals you.
Exodus 23:25….You will serve the Lord and the Lord will bless your bread and
water; and I will take your sickness away from the midst of you. Is it lie? No!
Jeremiah 17:14….Heal me O Lord and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be
saved, for you are my praise. God will heal every one of us in Jesus name…..
Isaiah 53:5…..He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our
iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we
are healed. Why can’t you take your healing now? Your body is the temple of the
Holy Spirit. When there is sickness, quickly tell that sickness No this is not
your habitation; this is not your dwelling place, Holy Spirit dwells here. There
shall be no sickness in the body of Christ; God has never created you for
sickness; set it out and it will go; in the name of Jesus. James 4:7….Submit to
God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. The devil cannot continue to
occupy our body, enough is enough; let’s terminate it today in the name of Jesus

Remain Blessed in the Lord

By Apostle Matthew Oluwajoba (General

Christ United Ministries International (CUMI)
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