Saturday, October 3, 2009

Is The Temple Already Built?

The Temple of the Lord and the Holy of Holies in all of it's beautiful adornment is present on the earth and has been for almost 2,000 years. The Lord has been present in His temple and His priests have never stopped ministering since the Great Priest, our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into the heavenlies. Where is this temple? Is it in Jerusalem? Yes it is! Is it in Athens? Yes it is! Is it in England, Russia, Serbia, France, Poland, Canada, China, Korea, Japan and America? Yes it is! In every Eastern Orthodox Church and for the first thousand years, every Western Orthodox Church, our Lord and God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit has filled His temple and dwelt within the Holy of Holies to minister to us poor and wretched souls who have sought Him in all humility of heart. God in His majesty and mercy has clothed Himself with the rags of man to become like us so that He might save us from our brokenness which occurred when Adam fell. Now, because of God's mercy, death has been conquered and all men will be raised, no longer held fast by chains of death and we celebrate His sacrifice and resurrection for us at every liturgy in every temple in which He dwells all over the face of the earth. The fullness of the Godhead is dwelling among men now and the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Lord in His glorious raimnent is possible even now on earth as it is in heaven. Just visit an Eastern Orthodox Church and you will see for yourself the beauty of the Lord in the habitation of His people.

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