"The trumpet spake not
to the armed throng,
But kings sat still,
with awful eye,
As if they surely knew
their sovereign Lord was by."
"For, lo, the kings assembled themselves,
They passed by together.
They saw it, then they were amazed;
they were terrified,
they fled in alarm.
but are fellow citizens with the saints,
and are of God's household,
having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Christ Jesus Himself being the CORNERSTONE,
in whom the whole building,
being fitted together is growing into a holy temple in the Lord;
in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit."
"Jesus answered and said to them,
'Destroy this temple,
and in three days I will raise it up.'"
He, of course, was referring to His upcoming crucifixion
and resurrection in three days.
This signifies that He is indeed the Holy Place
where the curtain was rent in two from top to bottom
so that we can enter into the holy of holies.
where Rome torn down the temple in 70 AD.
However Muslims claim this spot as where
Mohamed received His teachings. This is not what
Jesus referred to when He said...
"...upon this rock I will build My church;
and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it."
These verses definitely fuse the temple with the Church, not a building but of whom it is said,
"If it had been possible to destroy the church of the living God, it had been gone long, long ago."
Even more shocking is the truth then that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit.
So girls, daughters of Judah, rejoice and be glad.
Yep, that's us.
"Thy beauty was perfect through My comeliness...
is where hearts love and ... follow Christ."
Let Mount Zion be glad,